With GDP growth rates hovering around 6.9%-7%, the Philippines is one of the top performers in Asia. Strong civil society sector and the presence of many international social investors are catalysts for the country to achieve sustainable development.

Arnil Paras
AVPN Representative

Arnil Paras

Philippine Representative
Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in The Philippines

The Philippines has one of the most vibrant social investment markets in Southeast Asia with many social enterprises operating at scale. Local foundations and capacity builders play an active role in building the pipeline. Download the report to access the Philippines' social investment landscape.

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  • Alexie Ferreria-Mercado

    Alexie Ferreria-Mercado

    Fiscal Sponsorship Manager and Field Advisor for the PhilippinesGive2Asia

  • Adesh Tripathee

    Adesh Tripathee

    Lead Staff - Disaster Risk Reduction and Response APACHabitat for Humanity International

  • Susan Bautista-Afan

    Susan Bautista-Afan

    Managing DirectorABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.

  • Gisela Tiongson

    Gisela Tiongson

    Executive DirectorJollibee Group Foundation

  • Joanne Pacho

    Joanne Pacho

    Senior Social Impact Account ExecutiveOracle NetSuite Philippines Corporation

  • Rico Gonzalez

    Rico Gonzalez

    Managing DirectorBrixton xchange Inc.,

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(Credit: UNICEF) SUMMARY To prevent national budgets from draining unexpectedly due to natural disasters, the Philippines is boosting the resilience of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is partnering with the National MSME Resilience Core Group to support disaster-resilient social enterprises and MSMEs through strategic capacity-building, risk […]

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As part of ADB’s analytical and advisory partnership with the Philippines, this study informs the next phase of PPP reforms in the country supported through ADB’s technical assistance on strengthening PPPs in the Philippines (second phase) and the Expanding Private Participation in Infrastructure Program.

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Prachi Seth By Prachi Seth

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Over 8 billion kilograms of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. Marine plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental concerns facing the world today. Asia, in particular, has been detrimental to the oceans, with 5 countries – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – generating ~60% of this marine plastic waste leakage.

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Naina Subberwal Batra By Naina Subberwal Batra

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We are drowning in plastics. Unless we change our behavior, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the ocean by 2050. Solving this crisis requires us to do more than just banning plastic straws. We need a paradigm shift. We must adopt deep structural changes to our plastic production and consumption patterns in order to move away from the extractive linear model of ‘take, make, use and dispose’ towards a ‘closed-loop’ circular economy – an economy that is intentionally restorative.

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