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Sugarcane vinegar production helps Batangas families cope with disasters

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The United Nations Democracy Fund helps women in disaster-prone areas find alternative livelihood sources to ensure their households' needs are met

YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

We focus on entrepreneurship because we need to in order to develop our country Senator Bam Aquino tells students at the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

INDUSTRY LEADER. World-renowned industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue (3rd from left) is presented the Integrity Leadership Award. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

The Spark Project to offer new crowdfunding methods in March 2017

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Starting March the Spark Project is set to offer donations based and investment type crowdfunding methods

CROWDFUNDING. The Spark Project Team, headed by CEO and Founder Patch Dulay (leftmost), is ready for its ‘best year yet’, 2017. Photo by Angela Casco/ Rappler

Project MOVE: Entrepreneurship guide for millennials

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Patch Dulay of The Spark Project Kevin Cuevas of UPLB Enactus and Faustine Lim a smartpreneur ambassador will lead the discussion

UPLB students teach housewives how to do business

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:44 PM

The project of Amiga Philippines wins Rappler’s Social Good Summit workshop on education and jobs

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

This online shop sells products with real social impact

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Ethical jewelry fair trade greeting cards and accessories that give – these are just some of the many unique products you can buy in Cambio Market

Cebu-based startup empowers NGOs around the world

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Engagespark reshapes the tech behind automated calls to power campaigns that do everything from teaching financial literacy to saving women from rape

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

'A social enterprise is a business with a soul'

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:08 PM

I heard what everyone needs to hear from the most unsuspecting rugged looking person who looked at everyone with ease

OFWs on money spending: Learn to say ‘no’ to extended family

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Why should overseas Filipinos workers learn to manage and limit the remittances they send to their extended families back home? Two migrants share their stories

OFWS. Emerjon Regala with his wife and son. Photo from Emerjon Regala

Visiting the Aeta: A day in Zambales with the Ford Ranger

Apr 13, 2016 - 3:46 PM

The Ford Ranger is built tough In the hands of a social entrepreneur it’s also built to help communities

Business summit aims to teach youth about entrepreneurship

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Students can learn about emerging trends and issues and how to respond to these

PhilDev, USAID to host 3rd IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The symposium on social entrepreneurship will take place on Feb 17

Bayani Brew: Tea for everyday heroes

Jan 20, 2016 - 11:52 AM

When business meets social good entrepreneurs can make a big difference

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES. Social entrepreneurs combine good business with social good. Image courtesy of the Social Business Summit 2016 organizers

'Business of kindness': Solution to poverty?

Jan 17, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Don t be afraid to love your people Love keeps on coming back says Human Nature s Dylan Wilk

GOOD BUSINESS. The 2016 Gawad Kalinga Social Business Summit argues that 'business of kindness' and social entrepreneurship are solutions to poverty. Photo by Janica Mae Regalo

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

Turning out-of-school youth into artisans

Oct 17, 2015 - 4:33 PM

As an up and coming social enterprise Vitrum tries to support not only the environment but also groups that are traditionally disenfranchised

BABY STEPS. "For us at Vitrum, we don’t expect to be big instantly... We try to enjoy it as we take our baby steps," Ian Martinez Sarra says. Photo from Vitrum

[Executive Edge] Inspiring Filipinos to support social entrepreneurship

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:15 PM

ChooseSocial PH wants to improve the social media reach of their brand and add more social enterprises to the platform so they can help more of them break into the mainstream

Can expandable shoes help Manila’s poor?

Aug 23, 2015 - 9:40 PM

‘The Shoe That Grows’ expands as a person grows helping poor children stay healthy and happy The man behind it hopes to bring it to the Philippines

Achieving just, sustainable, empowered communities through social entrepreneurship

Aug 09, 2015 - 7:00 PM

FSSI has been empowering communities through social entrepreneurship for 20 years

US migrant returns, gives back to PH students

Aug 05, 2015 - 11:49 AM

All of us are part of this fight for a better Philippines Be involved and engaged in what’s happening in our country Josh Mahinay urges other OFWs

[Executive Edge] The Filipino inmates' right to livelihood

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Karaw Craftventures helps inmates make a living while in prison in preparation for their reintegration into society

Presentation at Ateneo de Naga University

[Executive Edge] Mentoring the next generation of social entrepreneurs

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Former Ateneo De Manila University president Fr Bienvenido Nebres SJ says uplifting the poor should be a concern of every Filipino

Rappler Talk: Can Filipino innovators compete on the world stage?

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Social entrepreneur Illac Diaz hopes to show that Filipino innovators can successfully address some of the biggest problems facing the world today

[Executive Edge] A school for Filipino social entrepreneurs

Jun 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The most difficult part is helping students develop an entrepreneurial mindset says Andy Rapista Watson Institute Philippines co founder

Social entrepreneurship beyond livelihood

May 30, 2015 - 4:48 PM

BPI and Ateneo launch a social business competition that aims to widen the focus of social entrepreneurship

How a toothbrush can make a whole world of difference

May 09, 2015 - 2:05 PM

The Toothbrush Movement brand is sold at a premium for P199 But every purchase offers an eco friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes and an opportunity to support an important cause

BPI Foundation partners with Ateneo for BPI Sinag

May 06, 2015 - 6:31 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The program aims to capacitate and accelerate entrepreneurs through cash prizes mentorship and access to finance

Showcasing the beauty of Mindanao

Apr 04, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Social enterprise Vesti wants Filipinos to go beyond the headlines about Mindanao and see that it has more to offer through its handcrafted textile products

This is not the Philippines we left behind

Mar 22, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Whether we want to or not we migrants have a profound effect on the way the world envisions and interacts with the Philippines

Filipino Forbes lister in #WonderWomen video

Mar 06, 2015 - 12:14 PM

As a Women’s Month tribute the US Embassy in Manila features Reese Fernandez Ruiz and how she helps spur social entrepreneurship in the country

Berjaya’s Tan provides housing for Typhoon Sendong survivors

Jan 25, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Tycoon and philanthropist Vincent Tan says that investing in a country is also about creating a sustainable community

Filipina social entrepreneur makes it to Forbes' list

Jan 06, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Rags2Riches co founder Reese Fernandez Ruiz is among the 30 people featured in Forbes list of social entrepreneurs under 30

Laguna coir exporters transition to social enterprise

Dec 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Acquired from a cash trapped exporter in 2006 Pilipinas Ecofiber Corporation strives to prove that it can reap profit while at the same time be fair with its partner cooperatives

PH social enterprise covers 2.5M poor Filipinos - study

Nov 27, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Some 2 5 million Filipinos benefited from social enterprises in the country But the figure could double if government lends a hand in promoting social enterprises

Giving back to the poor: Why social enterprises matter

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What are social enterprises and why should we care?

Start with ‘why’

Nov 05, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Focusing on the ‘why’ matters more than ‘what ’ Watch how Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk can change a mindset especially of Filipino entrepreneurs

Tips to young social entrepreneurs: How to finance a startup

Oct 26, 2014 - 1:27 PM

A social enterprise expert from the Social Enterprise Development Inc gives practical advice on how to overcome challenges in business startups

GRASSROOTS. SEDPI CEO Vince Rapisura (center) holds a consultation with Super Typoon Yolanda victims for their DRRM project. Photo from SEDPI.

How to make 4 social enterprise strategies work

Oct 23, 2014 - 3:18 PM

A social enterprise development expert discusses 4 strategies that can help start ups succeed

STRATEGIC BUSINESS. SEDPI COO Emilenn Pateno discusses different social enterprise strategies with young entrepreneurs. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

How mangroves give livelihood to a Bohol town

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The 56 hectare mangrove forest has given income to the residents since they transformed it into an eco tourism spot

ECO-TOURISM. Local tour guide Juanita Kristal shows visiting entrepreneurs some of the mangrove species in the forest. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

British Council brings young entreps together

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:42 PM

We believe ideas cannot happen in isolation and collaboration via networks can bring together the right mix of people skills and experience needed to turn ideas into reality

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE. Young entrepreneurs listen to experts in the British Council's ideation camp in Bohol. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler


Oct 07, 2014 - 6:32 PM

From the everyday things like treating everyone equally to problems with government policy netizens gave their two cents on what needs to be done to eliminate poverty

IN PHOTOS: #EndPoverty: Social Business Summit 2014

Oct 05, 2014 - 7:51 PM

A recap of Gawad Kalinga s Social Business Summit 2014 in photos

How to #EndPoverty? Develop state universities

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:28 PM

In the Philippines about 200 higher education institutions already offer programs on entrepreneurship

POWER OF EDUCATION. Senator Pia Cayetano, CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, and TESDA Director-General Joel Villanueva talk about why social entrepreneurship also involves the young. Photos by Linh Do/Gawad Kalinga

HIGHLIGHTS: #EndPoverty: Social Business Summit 2014

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Join the EndPoverty conversation and see your tweets in the live blog below Follow Rappler s live updates from Gawad Kalinga’s Social Business Summit in Angat Bulacan from October 2 4

Social Business Summit: Building sustainable communities

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:45 AM

Gawad Kalinga Founder Tony Meloto says building places of convergence is as important as building back better

DEVASTATED. This aerial photo shows uprooted coconut trees on a hill near the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar 3 days after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck on November 8. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Ted Aljibe

Gawad Kalinga's Social Business Summit October 2-4

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Gawad Kalinga holds its 2nd Social Business Summit at the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Bulacan Philippines

Social entrepreneur urges farmers to look beyond copra

Aug 23, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Jun Castillo is passionate about social entrepreneurship through teaching farmers the potentials of harnessing coconut and its by products

[Executive Edge] Empowering artisans in the Philippines

Aug 11, 2014 - 10:29 AM

R2R bloomed into supporting the urban artisans and their desire to uplift themselves from poverty

Innovating and surviving the harsh realities of entrepreneurship

Aug 10, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Forty delegates from seven countries across the Asia Pacific region come together for an educational and inspirational tech and social entrepreneurship summit