The Business Foundation for Social Action, FUNDEMAS, was founded in 2000 with the aim of contributing to economic and social development of El Salvador, promoting Corporate Social Responsibility practices, entrepreneurship and improving the quality of education in the country.
As many other Latin American organizations, it started to operate with the contribution from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and private partners. And, as it also happens with major CSR promoters, it has strategic allies such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the German cooperation agency Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH (InWEnt), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the US Embassy.
Having developed a CSR management model, according to their own figures, it has made over 10,000 people aware in ten years through the publication of 165 articles in specialized media, 11 practical guidebooks and 4 CSR surveys, in addition to the documentation of 170 cases of good practices, 194 events, 36 workshops and 163 talks.
In this decade, Fundemas has worked on a diversity of CSR-related aspects: with companies of various sizes —large-, medium-, small-sized and microenterprises—, in CSR areas such as child labor and environment, in sectors such as construction, in public-private alliances, in the development of tools such as standardization methods, along with other Central American organizations, of the IndicaRSE indexes or the elaboration of conduct codes.
The Foundation has 132 membres, comprised of individuals, businesses, foundations and institutions of higher education, which seek to facilitate the development of social values and corporate culture to meet global challenges through modern CSR as generators of wealth to promote a society more equitable, stable and sustainable.
Through its CSR programs, available to SMEs and large enterprises services, FUNDEMAS provides:
Seminars, trainings and workshops
National and international events
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Publications, research studies and practical guides
Management and / or implementation of projects that would foster CSR strategies and entrepreneurship
Workshops on Capacity Building International Entrepreneurship Program EMPRETEC