The British Council, supported by United Nations ESCAP, in collaboration with HSBC and Social Enterprise UK, has collected data since 2017 together to produce a comprehensive, comparative social enterprise landscape report across South East Asia. The report covers… Read More
The Sustainable Development Report 2020 presents the SDG Index and Dashboards for all UN member states and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of six broad transformations. It was prepared by teams of independent experts at the… Read More
Asia-Pacific has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and is recovering from a severe recession. The outlook varies by country depending on infection rates and containment measures, policy responses, reliance on contact-intensive activities, and external demand. Output… Read More
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19’s) impact has gone far beyond its direct effect on morbidity and mortality. In addition to adversely impacting non-COVID health care utilization, the pandemic has resulted in a deep global economic contraction due to lockdown policies and declining… Read More
After a period of rapid economic growth associated with high commodity prices, the region had entered a phase of lackluster performance. Recent developments, including a new oil price shock, and the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic will push the region into recession.… Read More
The government is ultimately responsible for a socially inclusive and just society that is free of exploitation and violence. Businesses, however, can also be a driving force for peace and equity by serving as role models of integrity and ethical behavior. Such is the ambition of First… more
Sometimes all it takes is one bright idea and one dedicated group of people to transform how we think of a textile business and what it can accomplish. Such is the case for Anthill—an acronym for Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous or Ingenious Little Livelihood—a burgeoning… more
Company: SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
In 2013, the Philippines, specifically the VIsayas region, was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Locally known as Yolanda, it was known to be the strongest typhoon of the decade. More than 14 million people from 44 provinces were affected. 6,000 people were… more
Company: Generika Drugstore
Out of pocket health expenses by Filipinos increased by 10.5 percent4, making access to healthcare products and services difficult. However, the current state of the national health system is seen to experience challenges to accommodate a potentially… more
Company: Hiraya Technology Solutions, Inc.
Around 126 billion cubic meters of water, which could have been provided for 1.6 billion individuals, is wasted by water utilities globally every year. This is due to leaks, old infrastructure, and mismanagement of supply and pressure, which… more
The Better Business, Better World report published earlier this year by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission found that additional value of up to $12 trillion per annum globally can be realized in four economic systems: food and agriculture; cities; energy and materials; and… Read More
We recognize the essential role of the private sector in achieving the UN SDGs and the significance of collaborating with the government and civil society to attain these at scale. As a Filipino business community, we are proud to report the highlights of our contribution to the achievement of… Read More