SM Foundation and Fast Retailing Foundation join hands to protect coastal villages
Mario Flores Canilao thought his world was about to end when Typhoon Glenda (International: Rammasun) struck his village in the province of Pampanga in July 2014 and ravaged a fishing
2GO, DOTr renew call for PH transport modernization
MANILA, 11 October 2022 – 2GO Group, Inc. (2GO) is echoing the call of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the modernization of maritime transport and logistics services in the
SM and Fast Retailing Foundation Launch ‘Grow Trees Community’ in Nasugbu
SM Foundation, Inc. the social good arm of the SM group, and the Fast Retailing Foundation (FR Foundation), a general incorporated foundation in Japan, formally launched the ‘Grow Trees Community’
Tagaytay Highlands’ Primrose Parks: summer joys and holiday cheer
Summery holidays The holidays bring so much joy to Filipino families as they gather in one home to catch up and share stories, exchange gifts, and indulge in heartwarming traditions
Charting an Empowered Future: SM marks milestones in diversity and inclusion
(30 September 2022, Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM Investments) marked important milestones in upholding inclusion and diversity in the organization. Diversity recognizes the uniqueness and variety of the
Costa Del Hamilo, Inc. and World Wild Fund for Nature Philippines Partnership
Costa Del Hamilo Inc. (CDHI) and World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWFP) reinforced their partnership agreement through the ceremonial contract signing on September 22, 2022. The ceremony was attended
2GO joins International Coastal Cleanup Day in 15 locations nationwide
PASAY CITY, 20 September 2022 – As part of 2GO’s commitment to practice good corporate citizenship and demonstrate support to and awareness of marine preservation, hundreds of its employees actively
BSP, SM sign agreement for Coin Deposit Machine project
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and SM Retail Inc. recently signed a Bilateral Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to deploy coin deposit machines at SM’s retail stores. With this, shoppers will
The resilience of the Filipino shopper
The strong performance of retail in the first six months of 2022 not only speaks of the resilience of consumption in the Philippines despite economic headwinds. This also gives insight
Resurgence of fashion buoys SM Store Growth
With strong consumer spending in retail, donning stylish outfits is definitely back in season. The SM Store saw a resurgence in its fashion department with the lifting of community restrictions
The SEC and sustainable finance
SEC Commissioner Kelvin Lester K. Lee elaborated on their ongoing and planned initiatives to develop sustainable finance market, promote investments in ESG in line with its SuperVision 2025 in the recent GRI-SM ASEAN Sustainability E-Summit.
2GO Travel allows passengers with vaccination cards
2GO Travel, the country’s largest premier sea travel provider said local government units of five destinations in its travel network have relaxed travel restrictions and have simplified entry requirements.
Alfamart opens its first store in Bataan
Alfamart, the first and only Super Minimart chain in the Philippines, recently opened its first store in the province of Bataan. The new location plays a pivotal role in Alfamart’s strategic expansion.
SM, GRI set sustainability agenda
SM Investments Corp. partnered with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in this year’s GRI-SM ASEAN Sustainability E-Summit held on October 21 and 22.
More companies are carving pathways to sustainable business
SM together with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) convened industry leaders and sustainability experts in a forum that tackled important issues and ESG principles as guideposts for enterprise action.
Sustainability will be a must in the new normal
With the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society, businesses are seen to heed the growing demand from consumers for sustainability to show that they care for both the environment and the community they operate in.
Finance sector collaborates with BSP on sustainability guidelines
Financial regulators led by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) are arming banks, financial institutions and corporates with the necessary tools and guidance in the effective management of climate and other environment-related risks.
Corporations feel growing public pressure for sustainability
The pandemic and the climate crisis are increasing the pressure on corporations globally, including the Philippines, to take accountability for their impact on the environment and push for sustainability efforts.
Incentives for banks being eyed – BSP
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is considering giving incentives to banks that adhere to sustainability standards, according to BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier in the recent GRI-SM ASEAN Sustainability E-Summit 2021.
PHL ‘might stand a chance’ on achieving sustainable dev’t goals
During the GRI-SM ASEAN Sustainability E-Summit, the Securities and Exchange Commission enjoined all publicly listed companies to help move the sustainability agenda forward by adopting more sustainability practices.