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Meet Some of the Philippines' Most Generous Givers

Our annual list of men and women who are devoted to changing the country through philanthropy

The generosity of these givers are shaping a better world. Here's what these philanthropists are doing to make a difference in the lives of people.Erramon Aboitiz, the CEO and president of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, also heads the Aboitiz Foundation. The foundation focuses on education, ...

by Paolo Chua for  | January 08, 2019 06:00:00
News and Events

From Corporate Social Responsibility to Shared Value: Is There a Difference?

A summit on June 1, 2018 will tackle the best way companies can create positive social impact

 William Ng is the president of Enterprise Asia, an NGP that is rganizing the International CSR Summit for the first time in Manila on June 1 at the Marriott Hotel Manila“Every organization on Earth will eventually migrate into the ‘shared value’ model. ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 31, 2018 06:00:00
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Six in Ten Filipinos Believe Businesses Should Be Environmentally Responsible

It turns out CSR matters more to Filipino consumers than you'd think

Environmental responsibility is a hot topic these days, especially with the controversial closure of Boracay last week. Even before the island came under scrutiny, a survey showed that a majority of Filipinos believe that businesses should ensure their practices don’t damage the ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | May 04, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Training Scheme that Tripled Income of Small Entrepreneurs in Malaysia Now In PH

Malaysia's biggest bank wants to provide similar mentoring to 200 micro and small business owners in Manila and Cebu in January

Maybank Foundation CEO Shahril Azuar Jimin speaks before the beneficiaries of its education initiative in Singapore last April. Jimin plans to expand one of its outreach programs to the Philippines in JanuaryMaybank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Malaysia's biggest bank by assets, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 15, 2016 10:00:00

6 business lessons from French furniture brand Gautier

The 55-year-old family-owned furniture store stands by these brand values, allowing it to stand the test of time and the changing tastes of homemakers.

ALL IN THE FAMILY. From left: Dominique and Ginette Soulard, together with their children Valérie Soulard-Brin, Arnaud, Hervé, and David, run the 55-year-old French furniture company Gautier. Photo courtesy of GautierContemporary French furniture brand Gautier recently opened its first store in the Philippines at Shangri-La, ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | March 10, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

Unilever's sachet recovery program continues its mission to provide a sustainable environment for Filipinos

Unilever, Smart Communications, and Cebuana Lhuillier have renewed their partnership to promote a positive environmental change.

The Sachet Recovery Program, which was led by three industry leaders (Unilever Philippines, Smart Communications, and Cebuana Lhuillier), has reached millions of Filipinos across the country, all contributing to one common goal---to improve Filipino lives through a sustainable environment. Through their efforts ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | February 11, 2015 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Why giving back should matter to entrepreneurs

Socially-conscious enterprises gives their customers double satisfaction.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just for big businesses anymore. As Filipinos become more conscious of businesses’ responsibility to the society, entrepreneurs should also start viewing giving back to the community as a tool to boost their business and their brand.Cecille ...

by Cheryl M. Arcibal  | January 28, 2013 06:00:00
Business Ideas

It pays to do good

Many corporations are integrating corporate social responsibility or CSR into their business strategy to give something back to the community. According to business consultant Efren Cruz, CSR encompasses the obligations and responsibilities of business to society, and that in the pursuit of ...

by Gerry Baclagon  | June 15, 2012 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Shipping container vans turned into affordable housing

It\\\'s a business that helps people

Seeing the need of more and more workers for a decent place to sleep in, Panya Go Boonsirithum launched the Citihub Mandaluyong project. A housing project that converts container vans into decent and clean living spaces that are leased at an affordable ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 28, 2011 03:00:00