• DOST-SEI Cites HARI Foundation Efforts in Science Awareness and Education

      HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), was recognized as a valuable partner of the Department of Science and Technology- Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in actively creating awareness on the causes and effects of global warming and climate change, and in promoting the value of climate and marine science as a field of study among the youth.   HFI Executive Director Renato Pizarro (extreme right) received the …

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  • Hyundai Champions Revitalized Interest in Philippine Natural History

    The Hyundai Philippines Entrance Hall is poised to welcome a new generation of visitors to the newly renovated National Museum of Natural History, proud repository of the country’s rich scientific and cultural past.   September 30, 2017, Rizal Park, City of Manila. The Hyundai Philippines Entrance Hall welcomed VIP guests, donors, and stakeholders to the inauguration of the newly renovated National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), the proud repository of the country’s rich scientific and …

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  • Hyundai Launches a Digital Art Competition for Filipino Creatives

    Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai vehicles, embraces innovation that goes beyond vehicle technology. This extends to supporting Filipino artistry as an expression of HARI’s love and zest to empower everyone to get more out of life.

    To celebrate Filipino ingenuity, HARI holds an OPEN CALL for its first ever 2-part Digital Art Competition. Filipino students and professionals, aged 18 and above, who are into digital design are encouraged to …

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  • Hyundai Salutes a Filipino iCON for Biodiversity

    HFI Chairman Richard L. Lee and President Ma. Fe Perez Agudo presented the Hyundai Icon for Biodiversity to Dr. Angel Alcala   Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) through its corporate social responsibility arm, HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), bestowed the first-ever Hyundai Icon for Biodiversity to eminent Filipino scientist, Dr. Angel C. Alcala, whose body of work in marine science research and education has driven public awareness and action in favor of Philippine biodiversity.   Dr. Alcala …

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  • Hyundai iCONs for Biodiversity: Educators for Sustainability

        HFI Chairman Richard L. Lee and President Ma. Fe Perez Agudo presented the Hyundai Icon for Biodiversity to Dr. Leo Tan Wee Hin of Singapore (top photo); Dr. Dang Huy Huynh of Viet Nam (second photo); and Sophea Chhin of Cambodia (bottom photo).   Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) through its corporate social responsibility arm, HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), bestowed the first-ever Hyundai Icon for Biodiversity to four ASEAN scientist/academics. The special citation was given during the …

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HARI FOUNDATION. INC. AND GAWAD KALINGA: CLOSE TO A DECADE OF PARTNERSHIP IN DISRUPTION FOR SHARED PROSPERITY

 

The key to a sustainable corporate social investment lies in identifying one’s sense of purpose and, from there, grow one’s work to benefit both business and society. This was the key message of HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI) President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo at the Plenary Session of the 4TH Global Social Business Summit of Gawad Kalinga (GK), held at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation (HCGI) at the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan. Summit theme was “Social Market: Disruption for Shared Prosperity Now.” The HFI president addressed some 700 participants from 20 countries.

 

Ms. Agudo detailed on how education in climate change founded on the Filipino value of Bayanihan is HFI’s current thrust, and how GK had helped HFI flesh out and develop this CSR core through their close to 10 years of solid collaboration. She likewise pointed out that the Summit venue itself, HGCI, which was inaugurated in 2013, stands as a symbol of Hyundai and GK’s shared vision to educate the youth and other sectors of Philippine society in environmental stewardship as a key pillar to building sustainable communi-ties.

 

The Summit showcased the experiences of GK partners from the private sector in developing markets for inclusive growth that would match the government's efforts bid for sustainable peace and prosperity. The Plenary Session had noted business leaders talking not only about the progress of their respective advo-cacies, but also about nurturing the concept of “disruption for shared prosperity” within their families.

 

Presenting with Ms. Agudo was son, Don, co-founder of Taguyod Bayan Foundation, Inc. (TBFI). Inspired by his mother’s advocacy, and now officially partnering with GK, Don launched TBFI in 2012 to contribute to the building of disaster-resilient communities in undermined areas that are heavily hit by natural disasters.