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Most Filipinos prefer socially responsible brands

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:23 AM

Research shows Filipinos are most likely to believe businesses have a responsibility to ensure their supply chain doesn’t harm the environment

UN PH chief: 'Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership innovation and share resources says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren

League of Corporate Foundations co-create future through CSR

Jul 08, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The 15th League of Corporate Foundations Corporate Social Responsibility Expo and Conference will be held on July 14 15 2016 at the Makati Shangri La Hotel

LCF. Members of the panel and some League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) members strike a pose during the media forum and launching of the League’s 20th anniversary and Corporate Social Responsibility Expo Conference 2016 at Discovery Primea Hotel, Makati City

Businesses come together to help 'excluded' youth

Mar 17, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The Youth Inclusion Network – a new business club with members like Microsoft Globe and Deutsche Bank – meets several times a year to discuss the best way to help poor Filipino youth and drive social business forward

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Ins and outs of filing income tax returns

Mar 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

As the BIR s April 15 deadline draws near a reader raises frequently asked questions about ITRs exemptions and deductible expenses

Mainstream practice of responsible business – ASEAN forum

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Despite difficulties businesses are looking into more ways to do better say speakers at the ongoing ASEAN Responsible Business Forum

DOING GOOD. Panelists (from left)  Nestlé's Alois Hofbauer; Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia's Marie Lisa M. Dacanay; Top Glove's YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Wee Chai; PTT Group's Santi Wasanasiri; and Intel's Anjan Ghosh, share why doing good is difficult, but beneficial for businesses. All photos by Lynda C. Corpuz / Rappler

How to make a better business community in ASEAN

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The fruits of economic growth need to be shared as widely as possible to stem the tide of rising inequality in the region

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS. More investment is neededin the ASEAN region, but better business is also critical, writes Erinch Sahan of Oxfam GB Asia. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Tang Chhin Sothy

Let your business ride the digital wave

Aug 22, 2015 - 10:14 AM

These days the key to your business’ success can be just a click or swipe away

Bubble Wrap is here to stay

Jul 04, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Sealed Air the maker of the iconic product says that it is only introducing a Bubble Wrap version that well does not pop

Use tech to scale up CSR

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Groups in the Corporate Social Responsibility space should not think of technology as something that s isolated from what s happening in the world today says technopreneur Manny Ayala

[Executive Edge] Turning container vans into affordable dorms

Jun 23, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Amid the towering condominiums for the country’s growing middle class Citihub provides affordable halfway mobile house for Filipino workers

Uniqlo to carry Jollibee T-shirts

May 27, 2015 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The homegrown fastfood giant becomes the first Philippine partner of the Japanese casual clothing retailer

IHOP parent firm eyes Applebee’s entry in PH

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:48 PM

The company behind the International House of Pancakes is looking to bring in American Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar to the country

CSR Festival: Citizenship, sustainability, and social responsibility

Nov 30, 2014 - 2:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The festival on December 13 to 14 aims to show promote and support citizenship sustainability and social responsibility

PH SMEs need more support from non-bank financial institutions

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Non bank financial institutions will play a crucial role in supporting SMEs in the Philippines with the looming ASEAN integration in 2015

French firms build ‘disaster-resilient future’ for Yolanda survivors

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:15 PM

The consortium of French companies operating in the Philippines eyes completion of its two reconstruction projects in Northern Cebu by 2015

A school building rises from the ashes

Oct 06, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Through the help of the private sector Basilan teachers rebuild a school that was burned by the Abu Sayyaf

PASSION. Lo-ok Elementary School principal Rustico Entero and his teachers work together to rebuild their school and the lives of their students in Lamitan, Basilan. Photo from the Philippine Business for Social Progress

Filipino sharing, the Hershey's way

Oct 06, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Backed by its reframed global CSR program Hershey s in the Philippines is giving back – and more to the community where it’s doing good business

Integrity Initiative, ASEAN groups ink MOU on code of ethics

Sep 20, 2014 - 6:56 PM

The Integrity Initiative and 5 other groups in the region agree to work together in creating a common strategy against corruption in conducting business

LEVEL PLAYING-FIELD. Now on its 4th year, the Integrity Initiative hopes to institutionalize the implementation of a code of ethics for businesses. Photo from the Integrity Initiative's Facebook page

Why strategic partnerships are key to disaster rehabilitation

Sep 03, 2014 - 6:32 PM

We are now guided by the ‘build back better and safer’ principle which focuses on long term sustainable efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen capacities to cope with future hazard events a rehabilitation official says

WORKING TOGETHER. PBSP executive director Rafael Lopa (L) and Rehab undersecretary Danilo Antonio answer questions from the audience during the Asian CSR Forum. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Grace Poe on good governance: 'Make it a norm'

Sep 03, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Our optimism helps us bounce back but our high tolerance for lousy service and corruption disables us from having foresight for what’s best for the country

‘NTA liable for unnecessary interaction with Mighty Corp’

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:58 PM

The agency and tax issue ridden cigarette firm Mighty were together in a tree planting activity which a think tank says is a ‘no no’

Filipinos most socially-conscious consumers in the world

Jun 17, 2014 - 7:05 PM

79 of Filipinos are willing to pay extra for goods and services from socially committed environment friendly brands

PPP against poverty

Mar 21, 2014 - 11:53 AM

It is in the interest of big business to invest in social marketing initiatives that alleviate poverty


More Filipinos buy socially responsible brands

Aug 07, 2013 - 11:46 AM

More Filipinos are willing to pay for goods and services offered by companies that have implemented social programs in their target communities a recent Nielsen survey shows

Corporate gifts fuel US charity gains

Jun 18, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Overall charitable contributions from American individuals corporations and foundations rose 3 5 to 316 23 billion in 2012

Tobacco CSR thwarts ad ban, no-smoking laws

May 31, 2013 - 3:42 PM

The CSR budget of Philip Morris in the Philippines has not gone below US 1 million a year since 2008

Ex-AIM president Felipe Alfonso dies

Apr 05, 2013 - 2:27 PM

Former Asian Institute of Management president and Meralco chairman Felipe B Alfonso passes away a week before he was about to turn 76

How CSR is evolving in the Philippines

Apr 06, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Newsbreak research on CSR practices shows volunteerism is high and use of social media low

San Miguel, PLDT: How donations and business interests mix

Jan 03, 2012 - 1:04 PM

The donations and grants of San Miguel and PLDT to respective local government and state owned agency are related to their core businesses