An Exciting Time for Social Entrepreneurs

In my previous article, I talked about Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a global organization that has built the first and largest network of social entrepreneurs and innovators tackling complex problems and changing broken systems. Through its Fellowship, it has recognized and supported close to 4,000 of these social entrepreneurs and innovators in over 90 […]

Welcoming the new Ashoka Fellows

Co-authored with Jose Luis Pablo. The following is Part 2 of a two-part series. You can read Part 1 here. In Part 1 of this article, we introduced the Ashoka Fellowship and the 9 previously inducted Fellows in the Philippines who are transforming systems in society to solve complex problems.  But what does it take to […]

We Need Changemakers More Than Ever

Co-Authored with Jose Luis Pablo. The following is Part 1 of a two-part series. You can read Part 2 here. In human history, inequality has created borders between marginalized people and basic human rights, opportunities, and agency over their own lives. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has amplified these existing inequalities while putting up new barriers. Community […]

Ayala Foundation and the Pandemic

Co-Authored with Jayvy Gamboa. ‘Institutions, may they be public or private, for profit or non-profit, last not merely because of their funding sources or effective management, but because of their advocacies’ relevance and their ability to withstand tests of fate’ This is Part 2 of a two-part series. You can read Part 1 here. The coronavirus […]

Corporate Social Responsibility in a Pandemic

Co-Authored with Jayvy Gamboa This is Part 1 of a two-part series. You can read Part 2 here. With this two-part article on the Ayala Foundation, we start a series on how Philippine business, and in particular the philanthropic foundations established by companies, are helping society to adapt and address the impacts of the pandemic. Oftentimes, […]

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