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Call for Interns for KMAC Unit

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) is in need of two (2) Creative interns and one (1) Research Intern. S/he will report to the Knowledge Management, Advocacy, and Communications (KMAC) Unit.  Job Description Creative Intern for KMAC Unit SUMMARY OF TASKS AND QUALIFICATIONS:   RESPONSIBILITIES: Must have completed subjects or demonstrated competence in graphic design, copywriting, […]

PH CSO Sustainability Continues to Decline in 2021

The sustainability of the Philippine CSO sector slightly declined in 2021, according to the recently published 2021 Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index for the Philippines. The sector’s sustainability remains “evolving,” at 3.8 from 3.7 in 2020. The CSO Sustainability Index was developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2014 with the  […]

FSSI joins ZEP2030 General Assembly

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) joined the 7th General Assembly of the Zero Extreme Poverty PH 2023 (ZEP2030) movement on November 25, 2022. The Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP2030), of which FSSI is a member organization, is a movement and a coalition of non-government entities committed to contribute to the eradication […]

Taking stock and celebrating gains in 2022

The Foundation is participating in this project along with three of its members, the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO), the Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), and the Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA), partner social enterprise Philippine Family Farmers’ Agriculture Fishery Forestry Cooperatives Federation (AgriCOOPh Federation), and […]

Rural-Urban Market Link Project Launched

The Rural-Urban Market Link Project: Establishing a Mechanism to Promote Inclusive Livelihood for the Marginalized was on December 16, 2022 at the Institute of Social Order,  Ateneo de Manila University. The three-year project is spearheaded by the Global Organic and Wellness Corporation (GlowCorp), a farmer-led enterprise involved in the marketing of agricultural products, with the […]

A better life for coconut farmers in Gingoog

Misamis Oriental is the second largest producer of coconut in Northern Mindanao, with a total production of over 568 thousand metric tons in 2021. According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, the region accounted for 13 percent of the country’s total coconut production last year. One contributor to the coconut-based market in the province […]

Partnerships for Social Enterprise Development

These past few months have been very productive for us at FSSI. In September, select FSSI staff participated in two online training workshops held by the International Labor Organization on improving the productivity and working conditions of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). These training will be helpful for our partners particularly as business operations […]

Coalition renews call for passage of social entrepreneurship bill

Quezon City, Philippines, 4 November 2022 – Over 100 social entrepreneurs, civil society allies, private sector partners, legislative champions, and advocates from national government agencies and local government units gathered during the National Social Enterprise Conference (NSEC), at the Ateneo de Manila University and online to call for the enactment and mainstreaming of the Poverty […]

AU Gov’t, Macquarie take stock of initiative to support women SMEs with local investors in anniversary event

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) joined the Investing in Women’s SMEs for Philippines’ Economic Recovery media conference to celebrate the first anniversary of the the Responsive Interventions Supporting (women) Entrepreneurs (RISE) Fund