Tag Archives: philippine social enterprise

ICA-AP Regional Assembly supported by NATCCO, FPSDC, PCF, MASS-SPECC, VICTO

Quezon City, Metro Manila – The International Co-operative Alliance-Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) held its Regional Assembly and 11th Cooperative Forum on November 8, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. After two decades, the Philippines again hosted the event, bringing together 600 cooperators from 27 countries across Asia and the Pacific, all convening under the theme “Cooperatives: […]

ZEP2023 Coalition Holds General Assembly

The Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 (ZEP2030) Coalition held its annual assembly at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City on November 24, 2023. ZEP2030, a collective movement, has set a goal of uplifting one million Filipino families from extreme poverty by 2030. The assembly’s theme, “Local Convergences: Unblocking the Constraints towards ZEP2030 Goals,” emphasized the coalition’s commitment to […]

Investments for Social Good

We actively participated in the Social Enterprise (SE) Symposium; a monthly event hosted by the Association of NGOs for Social Enterprise Development. This virtual gathering provided a valuable platform for NGOs, community-based organizations, foundations, and social enterprises to exchange experiences, best practices, and collaborative initiatives, ultimately contributing to the advancement of social enterprises and their […]

FSSI joins 6th Renewable Energy Congress and Mindanao Clean Energy Forum

Davao City, Davao del Sur – The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) joined the 6th Renewable Energy Congress (RE Congress) and the Mindanao Clean Energy Forum. Themed “Gearing Towards 50% RE Mix by 2030,” this collaborative event, co-organized by The Center for Empowerment, Innovation, and Training on Renewable Energy (The CentRE Philippines), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)-Philippines, […]

NGO Association Holds Monthly SE symposiums

Quezon City, Metro Manila – In a virtual gathering on September 26, 2023, The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) actively participated in the Social Enterprise Symposium, a monthly event hosted by the Association of NGOs for Social Enterprise Development. This symposium serves as a platform for NGOs, community-based organizations, foundations, and social enterprises […]

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 […]

K5 Coop opens Peaks and Wave B&B in Aurora

The Kilusang Lima para sa Lahat Multi-Purpose Cooperative (K5 COOP) celebrated the inauguration and blessing of its Peaks and Waves Bed and Breakfast located in Brgy. Aplaya, Dingalan, Aurora on September 18, 2023.  Representatives from the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) joined the activity, which was attended by around 40 partners, members, staff, […]

Kauyagan MPC launches Center for Progress, Peace, and Resilience

he Kauyagan Savers Multi-Purpose Cooperative unveiled its Center for Progress, Peace, and Resilience on August 8, 2023, in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. The two-storey building will house the cooperative’s consumer store and office.  Kauyagan Savers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Kauyagan MPC), formerly Kauyagan Savers Cooperative, was established in 2004 with only 27 members. It now has 1,532 regular members, […]

Social Enterprises as Agents of Change: Reasons to Celebrate at 28

Message from the Executive Director Partners and Colleagues,  As we reflect on nearly three decades of being staunch advocates of social entrepreneurship, we dedicate this issue of our newsletter to highlight the impact of our social enterprise (SE) partners through whom we realize our vision of bringing forth social and economic empowerment to marginalized communities […]

A Shared Vision of a Sustainable Future

Message from the Executive Director Sixto Donato C. Macasaet The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI), held its 34th General Assembly (GA) on May 23 to 24, 2023. It was a milestone for the Foundation to hold the two-day GA face-to-face again. We opened our GA with a learning session on two important topics […]