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2 Filipinos on Forbes Asia’s heroes of philanthropy list

Honorees include a mix of billionaires, business people, and captains of industries who are also making a mark with their generosity.

Forbes Asia announced on Thursday, July 7 its honorees for this year’s Heroes of Philanthropy list.Highlighting some of the region’s noteworthy givers, the list honors 40 philanthropists from 13 countries across Asia Pacific.Among these philanthropists are two Filipinos, Gateway Property Holdings Chairman ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | July 07, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Volunteer to become a better entrepreneur

Share your expertise to worthy causes, be personally fulfilled.

If you are an entrepreneur, it is a given that you are passionate about your business. You treat it with care and are committed to it because it is yours, and its successes are your successes. But seasoned entrepreneurs, particularly the ones ...

by Michael Moran  | April 03, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

5 reasons entrepreneurs should partner with a university

Your alma mater can be the key to your business' success.

Congratulations! You graduated from a pricey college with a bachelor's or master's degree, or a PhD. or something else of the sort. So, now what? How can you maximize your investment, in terms of time and money, in all that higher education?Related: Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts ...

by Tim Linnet  | February 24, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

AKABA: From a group project to a fast-growing lifestyle company

Learn how this group competes with the kinds of Herschel bag by showcasing PH's loom-weaving industry.

Take a quick trip in campuses around the metro and you would not go home without setting sight on a student wearing a Herschel Supply Co. bag. The Canadian apparel brand, which only started in 2009, has gained a cult following since ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 25, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Filipinos willing to pay more for products from socially-responsible companies

Seven out of 10 of surveyed Filipino consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services from socially responsible companies.

Seven out of 10 of surveyed Filipino consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services from companies that have implemented programs to give back to society, an increase of three points from 2011, according to a new study from Nielsen, ...

August 06, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Local businesses must adopt sustainability as a business strategy.

Local businesses must adopt sustainability as a business strategy—and perhaps aim for a “green choice” seal of approval—if they hope to succeed, both in the domestic and export markets, noted industry pundits and green business proponents at the Eko Fest Entrepreneurship Conference ...

by Johanna D. Poblete  | June 20, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

CSR: Doing well by doing good

Small businesses and big brands want to help out.

While the world’s economy tumbles and turns, and the country continues to grapple with its own internal problems, a trend is seen in the world of business these days: the rise of corporate social responsibility.Most private enterprises in the country are now ...

November 23, 2011 02:00:00
Business Ideas

There\\\'s gold in going green

Learn how these entrepreneurs profited by going green

Aside from economic and financial incentives they stand to get, business now have more reasons for becoming eco-friendlyIt used to be that being “green” was largely the pursuit of tree-huggers, idealists, heart-bleeders, activists, and dyed-in-the-wool “social engineers,” all grimly determined to save ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 23, 2011 11:00:00