SM Investments group brings the climate conversation to the homefront
(MANILA, PHILIPPINES) World leaders recently gathered in Egypt for COP27 to push forward on the global initiative to deal with the climate crisis. As the world population hits a record
Tagaytay Highlands rising: The call of Midlands West
There’s something auspicious about the new year at Tagaytay Highlands. With the world now teetering on the brink of a new beginning, the country’s most exclusive leisure-residential mountain resort is
Fueled by growth and expansion, SM supports MSME communities
SM is looking forward to working with communities especially during tough times to sustain and support growth and recovery. As SM pursues expansion and growth, it contributes to increasing economic
SMX Convention Center Clark is Now DOT-Accredited
2022 December, Clark – SMX Convention Center Clark was recently accorded its Accreditation from the Department of Tourism (DOT). The DOT Accreditation is a comprehensive program that ensures tourism-based businesses
Seven SM companies receive top taxpayer awards for 2022
(20 December 2022, Pasay City, Philippines) Seven SM companies were recognized as top business taxpayers by Pasay City in an appreciation ceremony held on December 7, 2022 at the Conrad
SM Hotels: Paving the way for eco-tourism through sustainable initiatives
From food production to manufacturing and distribution, many industries have become responsible for global food waste. As the future of food security becomes bleak and uncertain, some organizations have taken
Hans Sy, recognized for resilience and sustainability efforts at The Outstanding Filipino Awards 2022
SM Prime’s Hans T. Sy was recently recognized for his contribution to nation-building and resiliency in the country through sustainability and disaster risk reduction at The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Awards
Tagaytay Highlands remains to be discerning Filipinos’ top “destination estate” for the holidays
This time of the year is what Filipinos consider as the happiest. Spending the holidays away from the stressful vibe of the big city, and finding peace and serenity in
Prominent business leaders come together for Climate Action at SM Sustainability Forum 2022
WWF-Philippines is enjoining the private sector to work towards convening a Philippine Alliance for Climate Action in the culmination of the UNITED FOR CLIMATE: Sustainability Forum held at the Conrad
Corporate leaders congregate to create a unified vision for climate change at SM Sustainability Forum PH 2022
The SM Group, in partnership with WWF-Philippines, will gather some of the country’s most prominent corporate leaders at the UNITED FOR CLIMATE: Sustainability Forum PH 2022 on November 28 at
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.