Category Archives: Newsletter

Knowledge Management as catalyst to transform culture and improve performance of organizations: FSSI hosts learning session

4 March 2022 – The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) hosted “Creating a Culture of Learning: Driving Organizational Efficiency through Effective Knowledge Management,” a learning session on Knowledge Management (KM) on March 2, 2022. The session on Zoom was attended by around 50 participants, including those from FSSI member organizations and staff and […]

FSSI and FPSDC partner to support women SEs for rural development

Quezon City, Philippines, 18 March 2022 – The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) and the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC) partnered to provide economic opportunities for women in the rural areas of the country. The FSSI-FPSDC partnership seeks to support women-owned and -led rural social enterprises (SEs). The project is part […]

A New Lens in Doing Business

Message from the Executive Director Sixto Donato C. Macasaet Things are a little different at FSSI. Last  April 6, 2022, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) held its first hybrid Board meeting. It is the first time the Board Members met in person since February of 2020. Previously, Board meetings had been held exclusively […]

Odette-affected communities in Surigao receive aid from CSOs

Typhoon Odette caused widespread devastation in Surigao del Norte and the Dinagat Islands where it made landfall on December 16, 2021, leaving massive damage in infrastructure and livelihood in the Caraga Region and some parts of the Visayas and Palawan. Emergency relief efforts were done in four towns of Surigao del Norte, serving around 1,895 […]

FSSI Joins LEAD to SERVE Program

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) joins the third iteration of the LEAD to Serve Program, a competency-based capacity building program that aims to develop the next generation of civil society leaders in the country. FSSI Project Development and Monitoring Unit (PDMU) Officer-in-Charge Celina Rosete and Credit Officer Mark Tanedo are participating in […]

FSSI partners with financial app AppendPay

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) entered into a partnership with financial application AppendPay, developed by the Alliance of Philippine Partner in Enterprise Development (APPEND), a group of microfinance non-profits in the Philippines, and Multisys Technologies, a leading software solutions company. Launched in 2021, AppendPay eases business processes and creates seamless transactions for […]

Message from the Executive Director

Facing a Defining Year in 2022 Sixto Donato C. Macasaet In many ways, COVID-19 has changed the world since it surfaced late in 2019 and took over the globe in 2020. Two years since, we are now on the way to recovery, and we are at a crossroads. In 2022, we face a defining year. […]

Message from the Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines – FSSI Anniversary Book

H.E. Alain Gaschen Ambassador of Switzerland to the Philippines On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, we congratulate the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) on the implementation of many successful projects aiming at sustainably developing local communities in the Philippines. The Foundation’s strategy to focus on people, the planet and profit, and thus […]

Chairperson’s Message – FSSI Anniversary Book

Chairperson’s Message Mr. Martin Lasaga III Chairperson, FSSI Last September, we formally culminated the simple but meaningful celebration of our 25th anniversary year with the publishing of our new book titled “FSSI: 25 Years of Growing Community Enterprises,” which we are delighted to share with you here. The book recounts the experience of the Foundation […]

Philippine CSO Sustainability Further Declines in 2020

The CSO Sustainability Index shows that the overall sustainability of the Philippine sector of civil society organizations (CSOs) has further declined in 2020 indicating the sector’s sustainability remains “evolving.” The Philippines’ rating at 3.7 is a moderate decline from 3.5 in 2019, but it has continued to dip since 2014 (3.3) when the research was […]