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This Filipino Environmental Scientist is One of the World's Top Sustainability Leaders

Janice Lao is making it a point to create green changes in businesses

Whether it's become evident or not, a green revolution has erupted across the globe. Developed countries such as the Scandinavian nations, Japan, and Switzerland lead the pack when it comes to sustainable practices. The Philippines is catching up with the movement through ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | May 24, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Lance Gokongwei Recalls How He and His Siblings Worked Their Way From the Bottom

"I worked harder than anybody else to prove that I wasn't just the son of the boss"

On April 30, 2019, JG Summit Holdings Inc. President and CEO Lance Gokongwei left the graduating class of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela inspired with anecdotes of how he and his siblings independently worked their way to the top. In his ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | May 04, 2019 08:00:00
Run & Grow

This Philippine Private Bank Works With Clients With Over Php100 Million

It also promises to help clients prepare the next generation of the ultra-rich

A new private banking service by a local bank will cater to ultra-high net worth individuals and their families, people who have a net worth of at least P100 million.UnionBank recently launched its new private banking service, which it will carry out ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | April 12, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Surprise! Manila is World's Top Luxury Home Market For 2018

The market growth had much to do with the increase in the country's ultra-wealthy population

If you're looking for a business opportunity in a thriving industry, the latest market report by Knight Frank points to luxury homes as a great investment. In 2018, Manilaâs luxury home market saw the most growth in the world, with an 11 ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | March 13, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

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 TownandCountry.ph  | January 08, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

7 Things to Say and Do That Will Make You Better at Work

And seven things you should stop saying at the office

Every little thing you say or do at your workplace will reflect your level of work ethic. To polish those inter-office communication skills, here are thoughtful alternative ways you can respond to common situations at work:What not to do: Be defensiveWhat to say ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | December 03, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

7 Professional Things You Should Do and Say at Business Meetings

Basic manners matter most during huddles with your team or negotiations with a client

Basic manners matter most during a negotiation with a potential business client or while presenting the companyâs latest numbers to your seniors.Aside from the ABCs of professionalism like dressing properly or coming on time, here are a few more notes on good ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | November 03, 2018 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Hans Sy On Succession Planning and Raising Heirs

How are these top tycoons making sure their companies remain in good hands?

Some of the country's biggest leaders of industry gathered at a recent forum titled "Power Meet Up: Captains and Trailblazers."Among the speakers were Fernando Zobel de Ayala, president of Ayala Corporation, and Hans Sy, chairman of the executive committee of SM Prime ...

by Nicole Limos for TownandCountry.ph  | September 19, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Wonder Kid: 19-Year-Old Aspiring Engineer Develops Tech for 'Green' Aircon

She introduces technology that might just be the future for all energy-saving air conditioners

With electricity consumption up four percent in the last year and monthly bills soaring higher and higher, there have been growing concerns about energy conservation in the Philippines.With that concern in mind, Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma, a De La Salle University ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | August 30, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Filipino-Inspired Brand Is the Toast of US Retailers

Mestiza New York offers elegant evening wear and casual womenswear without the designer price tag

The story of how Mestiza New York came to be is like a storyline for a television series.Two friends in New York City, Alessandra Perez-Rubio and Louisa Rechter, were commiserating about all the black-tie weddings they had to attend with nothing decent ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | July 13, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

How SM's Henry Sy Started with Ten Centavos and Became Southeast Asia's Richest Man

SM is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year

Henry Sy opened the first Shoemart in 1958 after he had saved enough from selling surplus G.I. boots. Little did he know that 60 years later his small store would become the behemoth that it is today. From a small shoe store ...

by Paolo Chua for TownandCountry.ph  | June 05, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

SM At 60: How a Humble Shoe Store Became a Global Conglomerate

Tessie Sy-Coson looks back at his father Henry Sy's life's work

In 1958, humble shoemaker Henry Sy Sr. opened the countryâs first Shoemart branch in Manila.The business owner never imagined how big of a retail giant his unassuming shoe store would become. Or that he would be the richest man in Southeast Asia ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | May 29, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Meet 10 Super-Rich Asian Moguls

From Samsung's Lee Kun-hee to Alibaba's Jack Ma, here are some of the most prominent Asian billionaires

Lately, Asia's super-rich have been getting richer and richer. Just last year, Forbes reported that Asia was home to the highest number of billionaires in the world, outnumbering billionaires in both Europe and the U.S. But where do these tycoons' businesses actually ...

by Paolo Chua for TownandCountry.ph  | April 27, 2018 12:00:00
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