Spreading social good

Published May 13, 2022, 12:00 PM

by Manila Bulletin

SM Foundation bags silver at prestigious Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF THE FUTURE A graduate of SMFI’s KSK training program for farmers

SM Foundation was named winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the Innovation in Community Relations or Public Service Communications category in the ninth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

Its winning entry “Spreading Social Good” showcased SM Foundation’s advocacies to bring social development opportunities to its host communities through programs in education, health and wellness, sustainable agriculture, and disaster response.

SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) executive director Debbie Sy expressed her gratitude for the award and vowed to continue and bolster SMFI’s initiatives, which are all geared toward uplifting the lives of its stakeholders, especially in areas where SM operates.

SHOWCASE THE GOOD One of barangay health centers refurbished by SMFI

“Through our programs, we intend to provide our beneficiaries with interventions that are inclusive and engaging, which in turn result in shared responsibility. And part of this strategy is ensuring that our communication efforts are reaching our stakeholders. We believe that effective communications can initiate a wider dialogue and unite many institutions, corporations, and individuals on the same issue, thus, furthering the impact of social good programs,” Sy said. “We hope that through this recognition, we will be able to inspire others to join us in our social development cause and create more venues for collaboration and program innovations for the benefit of grass root communities,”  

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program that recognize innovation in the workplace in the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program that recognize innovation in the workplace in the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.  The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for the past 20 years.

Nicknamed Stevies after the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the winners will be conferred the awards in a virtual (online) awards ceremony on June 29.

 
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