Category Archives: Newsletter

Letter from the Executive Director

Cautious Optimism and Perseverance in 2021   Sixto Donato C. Macasaet We’re now two months into 2021; how are you with your resolutions and intentions for the year?   2020 was fraught with challenges, including the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and destructive typhoons that hit parts of the country. Yet, optimism remains. A Pulse Asia survey released in […]

Chairperson’s Message

For the Common Good  Mr. Norman Joseph “Oman” Jiao For the common good. Twenty-five years ago, this guiding principle birthed the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI). With an endowment of P454.8 million, FSSI geared up to battle poverty by financing sustainable development projects. We could only imagine the exhilaration and the joy of […]

FSSI is on CNN Philippines

Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) Executive Director Sixto Donato C. Macasaet spoke about COVID-19’s impact on social enterprises and its partnership with Australia’s Investing in Women on CNN Philippines’ Newsroom Ngayon, hosted by Senior Correspondent and News Anchor, Ruth Cabal. Watch the interview here: Click here for the interview transcripts in English and […]

COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Participation

Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, provides an analysis around the impacts of COVID-19, previous pandemics and recessions, on the economic position of women through a rapid review of academic and grey literature on gender, COVID-19, and women’s formal employment. It also presents risks and opportunities looking ahead. Here is a summary […]

FSSI to Extend COVID-19 Business Rehabilitation Loan to Social Enterprise Partners

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) is extending a business rehabilitation loan to social enterprise (SE) partners affected by COVID-19 and the ensuing community quarantines.   The loan with discounted interest rates is one of the identified needs of partner SEs to help them recover from the effects of the quarantines on their business and cope with new […]

Helping Farmers Feed Families During COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted to an unexpected slump in the Philippine economy. The latest report from the National Economic and Development Authority estimates that the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will likely be at 4.3 at best and negative 0.6 percent at worst, assuming the impact of the crisis is […]


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