Is sustainability for the elite?

If their goods and services continue to be priced as they are, is the sustainable movement only for the demographic that can afford it? If so, can it even still be called sustainable? Originally published at https://www.offcrowd.com/ Written by Anna Cayco Art by Chelsea Caritativo These days, “sustainability” is instantly associated with metal straws, tumblers, … Continue reading Is sustainability for the elite?

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Coffee beans and social impact

My boss and I at our research center went to Bote Central recently, a social enterprise that is into coffee bean distribution and manufacturing of coffee roasting machines. We interviewed Vie Reyes, the co-founder of Bote Central, for a research project we are currently doing on social enterprises in the Philippines. For this research, we … Continue reading Coffee beans and social impact

Why our Filipino engineers need to become entrepreneurial

I attended a research event in the Technological University of the Philippines' (TUP) Electrical Department recently where I was a keynote speaker and part of the board of judges. My fellow judges and I assessed the research presentations of engineering students where they presented their machine prototypes. Some of these machines have already been deployed … Continue reading Why our Filipino engineers need to become entrepreneurial

The dynamism and change catalyst that is Professor Muhammad Yunus

I've had the opportunity to meet Dr. Muhammad Yunus today, the pioneer of microcredit and microfinance and the founder of Grameen Bank. He was at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) where he held a talk and launch of his latest book titled "A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero … Continue reading The dynamism and change catalyst that is Professor Muhammad Yunus

On sustainable tourism and tribal communities: What makes it truly sustainable?

What makes sustainable tourism, 'sustainable'? My team and I at MakeSense Philippines hosted a panel discussion yesterday, March 11, 2019 to talk about exactly that. We had speakers from the local sustainable tourism sector talk about their initiatives, best practices, and things to improve on for the sector. For this discussion, we focused on tours … Continue reading On sustainable tourism and tribal communities: What makes it truly sustainable?

Our hidden coffee heritage

Originally published at: https://www.offcrowd.com/stories/agriculture/our-hidden-coffee-heritage/ Written by Denrie Caila Perez Photos provided by 18 Days Coffee Roasters Today’s coffee: Sagada single origin. There’s always something new to look forward to when visiting 18 Days. A new featured blend, a new batch of beans to try, and new tidbits to learn about the craft from the baristas. … Continue reading Our hidden coffee heritage