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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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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The study provides an assessment of the current social enterprise landscape in the Philippines based on a sample of stakeholder interviews and online evidence, to identify the specific skills needed by social enterprises, the main barriers to social enterprise growth, and recommendations on how to grow the social enterprise space.

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Jim Jarvie By Jim Jarvie

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Pioneering companies and financial institutions have been crucial in promoting sustainable agriculture and forestry investment, yet progress has been slow. USAID Green Invest Asia is taking the lead by working with mid-growth enterprises and linking them with investors to scale up profitable and sustainable agriculture and forestry practices.

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Asha Harvey By Asha Harvey

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Nexus opens doors for sustainable development in Asia’s emerging markets by creating an inclusive dialogue between financial system and renewable energy (RE) market actors. Nexus is helping to overcome barriers to finance by challenging negative perceptions on the bankability of low-carbon social enterprises and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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November 1, 2017

More Financial And Technical Support Needed For MSMEsin ASEAN, A Key Recommendation From Report Launched At ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

MySocialGoodNews showcases a summary of AVPN’s report, “Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the ASEAN Economic Community”, alongside key recommendations.
To build an enabling environment for MSME’s sustainability and growth, this report was launched in September 2017, in Manila.

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