201610.03
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DTI inaugurates 156th Negosyo Center; 143 more to be set up across the country

Secretary Cristobal, Senator Bam Aquino lead unveiling of Manila city’s Negosyo Center. (Photo by Little Wing Luna/DTI) The 156th Negosyo Center of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was recently inaugurated by DTI Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr. and Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV at the Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila. “Negosyo Centers are…


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201610.03
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How to restore a rainforest

By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits believes he has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems. NOTE: The core content of this talk has been challenged on a number of grounds. For details, and Willie Smits’…

201610.03
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Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stres

Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? New research suggests they can. Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls…

201610.03
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Pesticide residues in food – 2015

Publication details Number of pages: 620 Publication date: 2016 Languages: English ISBN: 978 92 4 165531 6 Overview The monographs in this volume summarize the safety data on 10 pesticides that could leave residues in food commodities. These pesticides are abamectin, acetochlor, cyazofamid, ethephon, flonicamid, flumioxazin, flupyradifurone, lufenuron, penconazole and quinclorac. Download: Pesticide residues in…

201502.03
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Nestle, PBSP, AIM host Youth Forum on Creating Shared Value

The Creating Shared Value (CSV) Youth Forum, a gathering of top undergraduate students from five leading universities in Metro Manila, was hosted recently by Nestle Philippines, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and the Asian Institute of Management ­ Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM­RVR Center for CSR). The…

201502.03
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Nestle, PBSP, AIM nag host ng youth forum para sa CSV

Pinamahalaan kamakailan ng Nestle Philippines, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), at ng Asian Institute of Management­Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM­RVR Center forCSR) ang pagdaraos ng Creating Shared Value (CSV) Youth Forum, isang pagtitipon ng mga top undergraduate student mula sa limang nangungunang unibersidad sa Metro Manila. Binuo ang forum upang mapalalim pa ang pagkaunawa ng mga estudyante sa CSV bilang mahalagang approach sa pagbuo…

201501.20
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Nestlé Global’s Creating Shared Value prize for 2016

Nestlé Global is calling for nominations for the Creating Shared Value prize for 2016. Their headquarters will be accepting nominations from social and private enterprises as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) developing or implementing their own creating shared value initiatives in the area of nutrition, water and/or rural development. This prize is open to nominations…

201501.19
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Creating shared value: Nestlé, PBSP, AIM host forum

Top students from the country’s leading universities in Metro Manila recently came together for the Creating Shared Value (CSV) Youth Forum, a gathering hosted by Nestlé Philippines, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and the Asian Institute of Management- Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center for CSR). The…

201501.12
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Good business

Students learn all about Creating Shared Value from business experts If young entrepreneurs need to learn how to do well in business, they also need to know the meaning of doing ‘good’ business. While the bottomline in business might be profit, it’s always not about the money. In the words of international pop star Jessie…

201411.25
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BOI eyes unit for inclusive accreditation

The Board of Investments (BOI) is set to establish a unit responsible for the accreditation of enterprises entitled to incentives for adopting the inclusive business model by next year. BOI managing head Adrian Cristobal, Jr. told reporters the agency intends to have the unit and the guidelines for inclusive business accreditation by next year. “We…

201411.21
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Social enterprises key to inclusive growth in PH

Some of the most inspiring people who want to make a positive change in the world flock to social enterprise, according to Gretchen Phillips, former senior adviser on development and foreign assistance of the US Department of State. “The investments we’re making today are going to set the course of the country for the next…

201411.13
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Industry leaders encourage the youth to do inclusive business

Big-time industry leaders in the country urged the top Business and Social Science students in Metro Manila to push for creating a business that would not just enable them to earn but also benefit the society. The Creating Shared Value (CSV) Youth Forum 2014, which was held at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference…

201411.10
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Four ways to build an ecosystem to support business in low-income markets

There is exciting work happening as the global development community prepares to take on what is now known as the post-2015 Development Agenda. This new framework will require some creative thinking about how to engage the private sector, and how to utilise the emerging evidence that more inclusive business models – ie those that engage…

201411.03
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Firm eyes 45,000-hectare oil palm expansion in NorMin

A Mindanao-based company engaged in oil palm growing is targeting to develop at least 45,000 hectares of land in two provinces in the island within the next five years. Manuel Boniao, chairman of Bali Oil Palm Produce Corp., said they are aiming to develop 15,000 hectares in Bukidnon and 30,000 hectares in Misamis Oriental, both…

201410.30
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BIMP­EAGA meet generates P6B worth of potential investments in Mindanao

About P6 billion worth of possible investments in Mindanao were generated during the business matching sessions of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) meet held here last week, according to an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). The proposed projects are mostly in the agriculture sector as well as…

201410.28
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Perks eyed for firms with inclusive business models

The board of Investments (BOI) is drafting a program that will grant incentives to companies that will adopt inclusive business models in their respective operations, Senator Bam Aquino said on Monday. “The BOI launched its intention to make ‘inclusive business’ a part of its criteria (in granting) incentives. (The agency) hasn’t come out with the guidelines yet but we are hoping it can…

201410.23
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PBSP commemorates International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) Executive Director Rafael ‘Rapa’ C. Lopa recently sat down with some members of the media at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intamuros, Manila during the organization’s commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17). He reported the substantial gains of the foundation’s projects in the areas of…

201410.13
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Let’s make inclusive growth happen (Manila Times)

Sixty-six percent of the country’s total employment is sourced from small and medium enterprises. After all, MSMEs comprise 99 percent of business. Aptly described as the backbone of the economy, it merits all the support from government if only to promote the still elusive inclusive growth. In the recently concluded forum of the Department of…