Established by leading economic and sustainability experts Dr. Sixto Roxas and Maximo T. Kalaw, the foundation was originally branded with the illustration of a Rufous Hornbill, a large species of hornbill endemic to the Philippines and locally known as 'kalaw'. We were tasked to modernize the kalaw to visualize the organization's confidence and bold vision. The geometric 'bird' features the signature red bill atop a deconstructed monogram.
The mathematical symbols-turned-graphic elements – minus, divide, degree, greater and less than, percentage – equate to the ECSOM, an economic accounting tool created by the foundation.
Roxas Kalaw Foundation
A commitment to
The Roxas Kalaw Foundation for the Eradication of Poverty (RKF) is a non-profit organization that is committed to eradicating poverty in the Philippines through its Ecosystem-based, Community-centered, Sustainable and Organization Management (ECSOM) approach, which manages and measures the delicate interdependence of the economic, ecological and social elements of a community. Our approach drives a paradigm shift towards community-centered sustainable development, while ensuring the sustainable use of the community’s natural resources.
The Roxas Kalaw Foundation was founded by former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General and President of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Dr. Sixto K. Roxas, the pioneer of ecosystems-based, community-centered sustainable development in the Philippines.
what we offer
The Roxas Kalaw Foundation for the Eradication of Poverty works with both national and
local governments, civil society and business sectors to engineer sustainability systems that will eradicate poverty by engaging communities to sustainably co-create their local economies.
Our team and network of consultants bring years of work experience from diverse
backgrounds, including economics, environment and natural resources, agriculture, area development, community development, social enterprise development, land use planning, public policy, and business management.
if the economy is stronger
why are filipinos
For donations and partnerships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org