Category Archives: Newsletter

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 […]

How to Prepare for an Earthquake During the Pandemic: FSSI Holds Forum with PHIVOLCS

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) hosted an online forum on earthquake preparedness amidst the pandemic. The forum was held via teleconferencing last October 28, 2021 among FSSI staff, members, and CSO networks.   The forum, led by resource speaker Melissa Mae Tamayo of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), focused on […]

FSSI Joins ZEP2030’s 6th General Assembly

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) supported the Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP2030) movement’s 6th General Assembly and learning sessions held via teleconferencing in November 2021.   The virtual general assembly, with the theme “Creating a Better Normal Towards Sustainable Communities,” also featured four learning sessions on (1) Mandanas Ruling: Strengthening CSO […]

Letter from the Executive Director

Winding Down, Gearing Up Sixto Donato C. Macasaet We are at the year’s end. The past two years of the pandemic have been difficult, but they led us to learn new ways of engaging our world. At the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI), we have learned to make the most of our resources […]

Letter from the Executive Director

Sixto Donato C. Macasaet We are at the year’s end. The past two years of the pandemic have been difficult, but they led us to learn new ways of engaging our world. At the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI), we have learned to make the most of our resources to continue to serve […]

FSSI Learning Sessions: Decrypting Cryptocurrencies: Learning about Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

FSSI hosted an online forum, “Decrypting Cryptocurrencies: Learning about Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies” on August 11, 2021. The forum, attended by over 60 representatives from FSSI member organizations, partner social enterprises, and other non-profit organizations, provided a better understanding of finance investments through an orientation on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, including implications for investors and financial institutions. Resource speaker experienced […]

Renewable Energy Congress 2021

REfocus in 2022 and Beyond: Meeting RE targets for Sustainable Recovery and Development  The Renewable Energy (RE) Congress 2021 held on September 25, 2021 and linked events – Deep Dive Sessions -on September 17 and 18, 2021 – focused on the national and local context of renewable energy.  The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI), with One Renewable […]

FSSI’s Digital Bayanihan, a digital lifeline for pandemic-hit SEs

COVID-19 has accelerated digital platforms as businesses and consumers alike seek alternatives to adjust to the restrictions on travel and mobility brought by the pandemic. In line with this, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) identified 15 of its social enterprise (SE) partners to join “Digital Bayanihan,” a capacity building effort that aims to help them fast track their digitalization efforts to continue to deliver services amidst the pandemic and enhance enterprise growth.   The program was […]

Letter from the Executive Director

FSSI Enters Its 26th Year: It’s Not Business As Usual Sixto Donato C. Macasaet Last September 6, 2021, FSSI entered its 26th year, but it is not business as usual. Celebrating our 25th year anniversary in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic signals one thing about FSSI as an organization: we are never just business […]

FSSI Joins 1st Impact Angel Investor Network in PH

Impact enterprises solving the most urgent social and environmental challenges through market-based models are important actors in the socio-development landscape. Geared towards the development of products and services that address the fundamental problems of poverty and sustainable development, they solve social problems by challenging traditions, combining creativity with intelligence.   In the Philippines, social enterprises serving the poor are often pioneers, […]


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