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Policy Brief on Food and Nutrition Security and Agricultural Recovery
The imposition of community quarantine in different parts of the country magnified pre-existing gaps in our food supply chain, from
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Chairperson’s Message
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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
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Learning from Experience, Ushering a New Beginning | FSSI’s 31st General Assembly
For the first time in 25 years, member organizations of the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) gathered virtually for its 31st General Assembly
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Letter from the Executive Director
Learning from Experience, Ushering a New Beginning   Sixto Donato C. Macasaet This month is special to FSSI. Twenty-five years ago,
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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INTERNS
BACKGROUND The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) is a social investment organization committed to support the development of
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Terms of Reference for IT Consultant
Purpose The overall purpose of the consultancy work is to assess the current information technology system and propose a recommendation
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Investing in Women Launches Partnership with FSSI to Move Asian Capital with Gender Lens for Women SMEs
Investing in women makes smart economics and – in the COVID-19 scenario – will be essential for economic turnaround during
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Rising up to the Challenge: Social Enterprises in the Time of COVID-19
The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) held its first 25th Anniversary Webinar on July 23, 2020, with speakers
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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
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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
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Letter from the Executive Director
Even when the lockdowns end, experts forecast that the fight against the coronavirus would be far from over.   In addition
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Inside the Cup: Crisis, Sustainability, and Philippine Coffee
There seems to be no clear end in sight yet to the coronavirus pandemic. The government has put a name on the “new normal”— the
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Chairperson’s Message
Some social media commentators have quipped that we should re-start the year 2020 because it has a virus. As that
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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
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Urban poor families in Valenzuela City receive COVID-19 aid
Quezon City, Philippines – Around 130 urban poor families in Valenzuela City affected by the COVID-19 crisis have received relief assistance from the
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Alternative Work Arrangement at FSSI
In view of the implementation of the community quarantine in NCR due to COVID-19, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society
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Letter from the Executive Director
Happy new year, everyone! The start of any year offers us a chance to look back at what we have
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FSSI Shifts Focus from Area- to Commodity-Based Value Chains
Strategic Plan for 2020 to 2024 The Board of Trustees has approved FSSI’s new vision, mission, core values, priority value
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DA Launches Loan Programs for Youth, Agri-Fishery Enterprises
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched two new loan programs aimed at addressing the needs of small farmers and
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2018 CSO Sustainability Index – Philippines
The Philippine civil society sector continues to boast of highest level of sustainability in the Asian region compared with eight
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1,500 Families in Quake-Stricken Makilala Receive Aid from MINCODE, Kapwa, and FSSI
The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI), in partnership with the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE) and
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Lessons in Developing Inclusive Business in Agriculture: Learning from Grow Asia’s Experience
The Philippines has embraced the concept of inclusive business as an effective approach for large- and medium-size companies to provide
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PREPARING FOR 2020 TO 2024
Download FSSI’s external assessment researches on the macroeconomic landscape and prospects in the Philippines for the next 5 years. This
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COMMITMENT TO THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINES: SE PARTNERS GATHER FOR THE 3BL FORUM
What does it really mean to be practicing the triple bottom lines or 3BL? That question guided the conduct of
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FSSI Joins ZEP2030 Coalition to Uplift PH Families from Extreme Poverty
ZEP2030 held its 4th General Assembly on November 26, 2019, at the UNILAB Bayanihan Center with the theme, “ZEP2030 Acceleration:
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Appeal for Survivors of Earthquakes in Mindanao
It has been over a week since a series of earthquakes rocked Mindanao, but for the thousands of residents affected,
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FSSI is at “Tayo-Tayo”
ONE PH’s “Tayo-Tayo” featured FSSI Executive Director Mr. Sixto Donato C. Macasaet and LiveGreen President and CEO, Mr. Paris Uy
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Braving Challenges, Sustaining Enterprises | FSSI’s 30th General Assembly
On May 29, 2019, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) and its members and partners gathered in Quezon
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DTI Launches P4.7-Billion Project to Transform Agri-Based MSMEs for Global Markets
Agriculture-based micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country can expect more support from the government with the launch
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Hope After Leprosy: The Story of Bagong Pag-Asa Credit Cooperative
It was the early 16th century when Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy, haunted the Philippine archipelago. People inflicted with
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‘Sweet’ Redemption Through Group Farming
La Castellana, Negros Occidental—Almost four decades ago, farmer Mario Patricio took up arms to resist the elite landlords or “hacienderos.”
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Rising From Typhoons Through a Dairy Enterprise
A dairy enterprise boosts Isabela farmers stuck in a cycle of poverty and uncertainty due to typhoons and natural disasters
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How Isabela Farmers Are Becoming Social Entrepreneurs
A cooperative of farmers in the municipality of Gamu shift to organic farming Way before the onset of the storms
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29th General Assembly: Building Stronger Communities Through Sustainable Social Enterprises
On May 17, 2018, FSSI gathered its members and network partners for the Foundation’s 29th General Assembly themed as, “Building
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USAID Partners With FSSI For Social Enterprise Development
Under the Protect Wildlife project, USAID signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) for
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FSSI Joins Other CSOs For The Green Climate Fund
Several civil society organizations (CSOs) gathered at FSSI on September 24, 2018 to discuss how the Green Climate Fund can
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FSSI Supports Projects On Renewable Energy
(October 25-26, 2018) – FSSI joined in the Renewable Energy (RE) Congress, a two-day activity that brought together more than
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