Tag Archives: social entrepreneurship

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, […]

FSSI joins CODE-NGO’s Soc Dev Week

Quezon City, Metro Manila – In a collaborative effort to address the urgent issues stemming from climate change, the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) held its Social Development (SocDev) Week 2023 e-Talk Learning Sessions last October 17 to 18, 2023. Focused on the theme “Facing the Impact of Climate Change on Sustainable Development,” the sessions aimed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May Pag-asa sa Cassava: Fatima Multi-Purpose Cooperative, a women-owned and -led social enterprise

Maria Teresa Geniston, fondly called “Tess”, was a medical sales representative in 1996 when she was invited to join a newly formed cooperative in the town of Calubian in Leyte. At the time, she was not even familiar with how a cooperative operates. However, she believed in its mission to uplift the lives of those […]