Tag Archives: covid-19

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. […]

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’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 […]

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 […]

FSSI Joins AU Gov’t, Macquarie Group Foundation in RISE Fund initiative to support women SMEs

Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) Chaiperson Norman Joseph Jiao and Board Member and Corporate Secretary Christie Rowena “Tetay” Plantilla join the partnership launch of Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government, and the Macquarie Group Foundation for the Responsive Interventions Supporting (women) Entrepreneurs (RISE) Fund on November 17. The RISE […]

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 […]