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FSSI supports social entrepreneurs to grow local communities

Social investment non-profit organization Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) continues to scale up social entrepreneurship by offering financial products and capacity building support to Filipino enterprises, promoting inclusive socio-economic growth and environmental sustainability. Social investment non-profit organization Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) continues to scale up social entrepreneurship by offering financial […]

Kauyagan Multipurpose Cooperative: Brewing Prosperity and Empowering Communities through Coffee

Cultivating Prosperity and Community in the Heart of Impasug-ong  In the scenic province of Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao, Kauyagan Multi-Purpose Cooperative was established in April 2004 by 27 members representing various sectors, including agriculture, indigenous peoples (IP), the church, transportation, academia, the local government unit (LGU), the business sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  Their story […]

FSSI invests in women coops with NATCCO

In the pursuit of sustainable development and women economic empowerment, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) has partnered with its member organization, the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) in a co-investment arrangement under its Investing in Women (IW) project.  IW, an initiative of the Australian Government, has partnered with the Foundation for a […]

More women SEs receive support from IW, FSSI, FPSDC

More women-owned and -led social enterprises (WSEs) receive support through the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI)’s Investing in Women (IW) Project, through a co-investment arrangement with the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC).  Since 2020, FSSI has played a pivotal role as an impact investor partner of IW, an Australian Government initiative […]

FSSI members, partners come together in gender workshop

On March 15 to 16, 2023, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) hosted a Gender Inclusion Workshop in celebration of Women’s Month. It was attended by around 33 representatives from FSSI’s SE partners and member organizations. The workshop was the second in a series conducted by the Foundation for its women-owned and led […]

FSSI holds competitiveness training for women SE partners

The Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) training held on February 22 to 23, 2023 in Quezon City was the first in a series of training workshops conducted by the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) for its women-owned and led social enterprise (WSE) partners.  The training was attended by representatives from 12 WSEs. […]

Gender Lens Investing in PH: Perspective from the Field

AVPN and Investing In Women collaborate on a video showcasing perspectives from the field of gender lens investing in the Philippines. FSSI Executive Director Sixdon C. Macasaet joins Beng Camba, Partner for Impact and Gender Management of inBEST Ventures and Quenby Go, Executive Director of the Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN) in sharing innovative financing […]

AU Gov’t, Macquarie take stock of initiative to support women SMEs with local investors in anniversary event

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) joined the Investing in Women’s SMEs for Philippines’ Economic Recovery media conference to celebrate the first anniversary of the the Responsive Interventions Supporting (women) Entrepreneurs (RISE) Fund

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 […]

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 the post-pandemic recovery. Yet, many women remain marginalized. Businesses owned and led by women account for a large untapped source of job creation and economic growth in developing countries, including the Philippines. Women-owned or led […]