In its ‘CSR Campaign for 2014’, the Esquire Financing Inc. (EFI) has implemented various social responsibility projects that engaged EFI in the promotion of company values and in the enhancement of lives through learning and collaboration. These projects included sponsorship of the Gawad Kalinga Sibol School, Monthly Gawad Kalinga Art Workshops, Employee-initiated fundraising activities, and ‘Fueling the Dreams’ Model Competition.
The goal of the EIF’s CSR campaign for 2014 was to improve relationship with supported communities and to encourage employee community involvement. The projects under the CSR program allocated manpower and resources based on the themes of Education (initiation of or supporting projects that promote education and learning in various levels), Involvement (initiation of or active participation in campaigns or projects that support local communities), and Development (creating partnerships to promote opportunities for value exchange and development among internal and external stakeholders).
In addition, by 2019, EFI should be able to: (1) extend the company’s financial proficiency by supporting 100 non-governmental organizations, charities, microfinance institutions and social businesses (2) sponsor the wage of one teacher and learning materials of one classroom for 100 public schools for one academic year (3) facilitate 500 hours of financial literacy workshops to 100 elementary students who are inclined to pursue a career in finance (4) Increase the number of volunteering hours of employees in citizenship activities by 20% every year for the next five years (5) sponsor at least 5% of the basic financial needs of 50 orphanages and homes for the aged and (6) generate 250 jobs for the unemployed through tie-up livelihood programs and social businesses.
Through these various projects, EFI was able to support the yearly planning of teachers and monthly curricular activities alongside shouldering student’s tuition fees and schools’ utility expenses; raised more than Php 160,000 from employee-initiated fundraising activities; and achieved a total of 373 employee volunteering hours.
EFI’s ‘CSR Campaign Program’ won the 2015 ADFIAP Outstanding Development Project Award under the CSR category.