The fight for environmental sustainability, inclusive business practices, and locally produced goods is tough – but it’s not lonely.
In BPI Sinag, BPI Foundation gathers a group of the country’s up and coming social enterprises for weeks of sharing and learning, planning and developing, and pitching and funding. Now on it its fourth year and with the help of Bayan Academy, the selection of #SinagEntrepreneurs continues to showcase the best of Philippine social enterprise. From award-winning furniture made with plastic waste to the country’s first sports program for special needs kids, BPI Sinag’s top enterprises are here to give us opportunities to care for the environment, help marginalized communities, and show some local love in the most fun and creative ways possible.
In this week’s blog, we’d like to share the first half of Sinag’s Top 20 social enterprises with you. Having met them all in this year’s first Sinag Bootcamp, we can say that they’re all founded on a genuine desire to do good and have all the skill necessary to do well.
Carboncycle Processing Inc.
CarbonCycle Processing Inc. recycles materials from informal scrap collectors in Cagayan de Oro to create sustainable solar energy options for agriculture.
CocoAsenso creates high-quality coconut products without the high-costs by developing factories in remote areas, where coconuts can be sourced directly from local farmers.
Photo from Cocoasenso.
Edaya’s elegant and unique bamboo jewelry help local youth find their callings, shape their futures, and address issues in their own communities.
Photo from Edaya Cordillera.
Exceptional Sports Philippines aims to be #ExceptionalTogether through sports programmes specifically designed for children with special needs.
Photo from Except Sports PH.
A multi-faceted solution to a multi-faceted problem, Got Heart Social Enterprises brings together social enterprises and develops projects through Earth Kitchen and the Got Heart Shop, Lab, Gallery, Farms, and Foundation to make marginalised communities more sustainable, holistically developed, independent, and dignified.
Photo from Got Heart.
Inday Dolls are handcrafted, eccentric, and embedded with stories and dreams by the female inmates from the Iloilo City District Jail.
Tune in next week for the other 10 social enterprises!
Photo from CNN Philippines / MA. ROSALIE ZERRUDO