Tag Archives: social enterprise

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 […]

FSSI Joins 1st Impact Angel Investor Network in PH

Impact enterprises solving the most urgent social and environmental challenges through market-based models are important actors in the socio-development landscape. Geared towards the development of products and services that address the fundamental problems of poverty and sustainable development, they solve social problems by challenging traditions, combining creativity with intelligence.   In the Philippines, social enterprises serving the poor are often pioneers, […]

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 […]

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 general community quarantine (GCQ) involves more relaxed measures compared to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that is still in place in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas. Businesses now have to adapt to the long-haul reality that COVID-19 brought upon us.     Fortunately for […]

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 during the teleradyo’s episode about sustainable communities on July 20, 2019. Hosted by environmental lawyers Atty. Niner Guiao and Atty. Aya de Leon, the whole interview can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzHh278o9lk&fbclid=IwAR157HUGClyZwj-HmTZ_D4zoaBgNBN1GtvSFARE1CBe60E6eRKffxmxhX_c

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 City for the Foundation’s 30th General Assembly, with the theme “Braving Challenges, Sustaining Enterprises.” The morning session was filled with insightful discussion as resource speakers Ms. Rosalina Dulabay of the Malabog Integrated Enterprises Development Cooperative (MIEDECO) […]