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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
Run & Grow

It's Possible to Make Money and Do Good

Your approach to business should take into account more than just your bottom line

Success in business or industry means more than just attention to your bottom line. It's not only about profits; more importantly, it's about people.Compassionate capitalists understand the importance of empowering the people they work with, the resulting social impact of those people and ...

by David Meltzer  | August 16, 2018 12:00:00
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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
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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
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Kalibrr, Potato Corner big winners at Asia CEO Awards

Entrepreneurs, top employers, even business-friendly government agencies honored

Industry giants and innovative startups emerged victorious at the 2016 Asia CEO Awards, the biggest edition to date of the business award-giving body since its inception in 2010.“Asia CEO Awards is meant to highlight the people and organizations doing the most to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 25, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Corporate social responsibility can give entrepreneurs an edge

Businesses can actually profit from giving back

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), the term given to companies’ efforts to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits alongside great products and services, is not always a favorite topic in business meetings.The idea of “giving back to the community” certainly has its appeal, and there’s ...

by Steven Kaufman  | September 15, 2016 06:00:00
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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
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

A start-up's guide to #doingwellanddoinggood

Here's a guide on how your business can 'do well and do good.'

Dear Amor,I am a proud grocery store owner, eyeing on branching out with my own regional chains in the near future. My question is: would it be better to do CSR this early on, or would it be best to wait until ...

by Amor Maclang  | February 02, 2015 04:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

3 marketing trends to start this 2015

Here are three recommended marketing trends that local entrepreneurs should pursue this 2015.

Dearest Amor, It’s the start of a new year, and recently, there have been a lot of articles on what people feel will be the marketing trends to watch out for this 2015. As a marketing practitioner here in the Philippines, what do ...

by Amor Maclang  | January 14, 2015 08:00:00
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Building better lives and a brighter future for Filipino communities

The Hershey Company, the famous chocolate maker, has been actively doing CSR initiatives to uphold its commitment to 'doing well by doing good.' Find out about the business' recent efforts to 'give back.'

by Press Release  | October 13, 2014 03:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Doing good sans the CSR

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be carried out not just by doing CSR projects. Businesses can also opt to infuse social relevance into their existing businesses or build social enterprises.

by Amor Maclang  | February 06, 2014 06:00:00
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