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25 Social Entrepreneurs Changing Lives in the Philippines

Meet the social entrepreneurs who are changing the country one life at a time

Social entrepreneurship is a concept that's been around for a while, but its rapid growth the past decade is impossible to ignore.The concept of social value has its roots in charity but it has evolved into a different beast. More than being charitable, ...

by Paolo Chua for  | August 06, 2017 12:00:00
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How Isabela farmers are becoming social entrepreneurs

A cooperative of farmers in the municipality of Gamu shift to organic farming

  Way before the onset of the storms we are experiencing now, there have been many times when 57-year-old Mang Kikoy stood under the scorching heat and looked afar, wondering if he still has crops to harvest. Every time rain has been scarce, ...

by Kathleen P. Lungub  | August 30, 2016 04:00:00
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How this woman created one business from many talents

Changing the world, one artisan at a time.

 It could have been a giant cinderblock. It certainly would have cost less and would have served the same general purpose. Soon to rise in Varansi, India, is a breathtaking structure to house silk artisans. Designed by celebrity architect David Adjaye, the ...

by Jason Haber  | June 06, 2016 03:00:00
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SAP brings in top global IT talents to aid local social enterprises

The multinational software firm completes its outreach project in the Philippines for this year.

CREATING SOCIAL IMPACT. SAP Social Sabbatical aims to help social enterprises achieve best business practices and attain operational efficiency. In photo (from left): SAP Southeast Asia Interim President & Managing Director Scott Russell, Teach for the Philippines Events Manager Angel Ramos, GKonomics ...

by James Humarang  | March 05, 2016 09:00:00
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Kawil Tours: Establishing eco-tourism in a once-isolated island

This social enterprise is letting the community run the show.

Next to its better-known neighbors like Coron, Isla Culion has to fight doubly hard to earn a reputation as a budding tourist destination. The former leper colony, declared leprosy-free in 2006 by the World Health Organization, boasts unspoiled vistas and a rich ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | September 21, 2015 05:00:00
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Rags2Riches: Building trust at the grassroots level

Rags2Riches proves that a social enterprise can also be a serious, profitable business.

Reese Fernandez-Ruiz describes the origins of Rags2Riches (R2R), the internationally renowned fashion and design brand, as a “very serious experiment.” “We knew we were there for the long haul, but it was still something we had never done before,” she explains. She knew ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | September 09, 2015 07:00:00
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Building a nation of entrepreneurs through personalized education

Mentoring is what this school uses to reach its goal of building a nation of entrepreneurs.

This is the prevailing thinking about a college education: go to university, get a degree, and get a good job that hopefully pays you well and has you set for life.However, the people who make up The One School would like to ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | June 03, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

On becoming a social entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs who run social enterprises are not deprived of the usual perks obtained by their counterparts in other businesses. That is why being a social entrepreneur is also becoming enticing enough. Here are ways to get into social entrepreneurship.

by Khris Marc Ronquillo  | April 28, 2014 10:00:00
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The heart of the matter

Get to know a foundation that aims to define social entrepreneurship as an advocacy to help people who prefer to help themselves.

by Victoria Vizcarra  | January 06, 2014 11:30:00
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It is a collaboration that challenges the youth to take a step forward and help build the nation.

There is a saying that goes that the youth are the enablers of change. PLDT KaAsenso, PLDT-Smart Foundation, The Outstanding Students of the Philippines Alumni Community (TOSP-AC), and RFM Foundation officially launched Project Pagsulong, the P1 million nationwide youth challenge for aspiring ...

July 06, 2012 01:00:00
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Creative capitalism

A new initiative in partnership with the Temasek Foundation.

Social entrepreneurship is gaining traction in country through awareness and businesses that find innovative ways to make profit and assist in social change. To help this cause, the Ateneo de Manila University recently hosted a gathering for its Entrepreneurship on Sustainable Development ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 25, 2012 07:00:00
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Making social entrepreneurship work

Social enterprises are getting the support they need.

The Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PReSEnt) Coalition of the Philippines organized a round table discussion entitled, “Why Buy SE?” in line with their campaign to increase awareness on social enterprises in the Philippines.Supporters of the campaign gathered together to share their ...

by Aira Quinones and Carmel Samson  | May 31, 2012 07:00:00
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Learn how to use profits for a better world

Ateneo de Manila University-School of Government is offering a social entrepreneurship and governance training program.

A social entrepreneur is a person that identifies a social problem and applies business principles to bring about enduring change in the community. Learn and discover effective and sustainable ways of solving some of our country’s most difficult social problems or simply ...

March 28, 2012 10:00:00