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Samsung to Stop Using Plastic Packaging

The switch to environmentally sustainable materials for packaging will start this year

Open most new smartphones today and you'll find a mix of paper, card, and plastic packaging. There's really no need for any plastic to be used outside of the product itself, and Samsung is committed to removing all of it starting this year.Samsung's commitment ...

by Matthew Humphries  | January 30, 2019 06:00:00
News and Events

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

Shutting Down Boracay Island: What’s At Stake?

Key facts and figures on the country’s most popular party island

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has repeatedly warned he will shut down Boracay Island to rehabilitate the country’s most well-known tourism destination.The president announced earlier this year that he would close down business establishments in the island due to non-compliance to environmental regulations. ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 04, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Pinoy-Founded Air Quality Monitoring Startup Eyes $1.5M in Seed Funding

UHoo sells $300,000 worth of devices that detect allergens, toxins in indoor air since March launching

When Dustin Onghanseng suffered from chronic asthma attacks in Hong Kong three years ago, he suspected it was caused by something in the air in the building where he stayed. The Filipino, a former management consultant, was in the former crown colony ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 17, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

3 no-brainer reasons why I'm going more green”"and why you should too

Without any other planet to call home, taking care of Mother Earth is the natural thing to do.

There has been a lot of talk about climate change and global warming. But no matter which side of the debate you are on, we can all agree that trying harder to go green is a good thing to do.Here are three no-brainer ...

by Bryan Elliott  | June 05, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

5 key design factors for an effective home office

If you create the right environment, you'll set yourself up for success.

Discipline can be difficult when you’re working from home. You might be too easily distracted during office hours, or you might find yourself struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance and seeing your sleep patterns suffer as a result.Every entrepreneur faces these ...

by David Adams  | February 05, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

A balikbayan's environment advocacy leads him to 'green entrepreneurship'

From Australia, this balikbayan comes home to be a forest defender. But eventually, he also turned to be a reluctant entrepreneur.

In the valley between the mountains of Banahaw and San Cristobal in Quezon, a green enterprise has taken root, thanks to balikbayan Dion Pullan, who donned the hat of a businessman—albeit reluctantly—in a bid to defend the mountains’ forests. “I’m not a ...

by Kendrick Chua  | April 15, 2015 03:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Go green, to save green

Any business can still make money while observing sustainable ways to help save the environment. It may require more time, effort, and investment but it can boost profits and bring about more benefits in the long run.

Dear Amor,I’m a small time business owner that opened my company four to five years ago. I’ve invested heavily into my business, but I’m not seeing much profit. If any, I’m losing money. Recently, I’ve read about sustainable practices that will help ...

by Amor Maclang  | November 19, 2014 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 conditions that create an ideal biz environment

What makes a perfect business environment?

As your daily, online companion to doing business, has been encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to finally put up their business and helping startups and existing entrepreneurs to grow their business.Going into business has always been considered as one of the more prudent ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | February 01, 2013 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Why design should matter in your business

Entrepreneurs should take the time and resources to enhance the design of their products

Entrepreneurs should take the time and resources to enhance the design of their products to make it more competitive. Often, buyers will base their willingness to spend on goods based on the design.Designs are created and updated for the purpose of three ...

August 10, 2011 02:00:00
Business Ideas

10 ways to reduce your business\\\' carbon footprint

Save on costs while saving the environment

Having a successful company may be your top priority right now, but keep in mind that even busy entrepreneurs have responsibilities to save and protect the environment. Here are ways to reduce your carbon footprint, or the total amount of greenhouse gases ...

April 22, 2011 10:00:00