Category Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

Plight of Microentrepreneurs in the Philippines Part 1 of 3 Sari-sari Stores

Never too Small for Hope- Part I Doing business is largely a family affair in the Philippines – 80% of enterprises are family-owned or family-controlled. Microenterprises are the most intimate and the most common of these businesses. Nine of out of 10 MSMEs in the Philippines are microenterprises. Their kinship is the most deep-rooted because […]

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SEDPI partners with ACSent to promote social entrepreneurship nationwide

In 2019, Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) and Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSEnt) mounted series of events to fulfill their partbership agreement to promote social entrepreneurship in the Philippines. SE Clinics with PwC SEDPI and ACSent partnered with Isla Lipana & Co. Price Waterhouse Coopers Philippines (PwC) to conduct social impact clinics in […]

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Ateneo OF-LIFE Program: Empowering Overseas Filipino Workers

The Truth about OFWs When one talks about the Overseas Filipino Workers, they are often described as “mga bagong bayani” or the modern-day Filipino heroes. They are called that way because of how they are contributing to the Philippine economy through their remittances. More than their financial contribution, though, they are also called “mga bagong […]

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Sir Vince Rapisura facilitates Social Impact Clinic in Cebu

Twenty small business owners participated in Social Impact Clinic held in University of San Carlos, Cebu on January 11, 2019. The Social Impact Clinic sponsored by Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSEnt) and Isla Lipana & Co. Price Waterhouse Coopers Philippines (PwC) provided venue for those running an enterprise or wanting to get involved to […]

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Job Opening | Administrative Associate

Do you want to provide support for a program for migrants? Are you interested to work in the fields of Migration and Development? SEDPI is currently looking for an Administrative Associate for the Ateneo LSE Program. The Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE) is an empowerment program targeting Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs). The Ateneo LSE […]

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Job Opening | Project-Based Program Officer

Do you want a job in development and explore the Philippines? Are you interested in development work in microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and financial education? SEDPI is currently looking for a Project-based Program Officer. SEDPI is the premiere capacity building institution providing training, research and consulting services in the areas of microfinance, social entrepreneurship and financial literacy in […]

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SDFI’s Net Income Soars by 46% in 2015

SEDPI Development Finance, Inc.’s (SDFI) net income jumped by 46% from PhP3.44 million in 2014 to PhP5.03 million in 2015. This is the highest net income of SDFI on record. The surge in net income is on the back of modest asset growth of only 9% that is an indicator of a more efficient use […]

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CCC Launches Community of Practice

By: Miguel Roberto Parungo In an effort to create more relevant discussions on the issues of climate change, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) launched the Climate Change Community of Practice (ccc-cop.org) last December 18, 2015 at Novotel in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. The Community of Practice (CoP) serves as a platform in storing and […]

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SDFI Posts 24% Growth in 2014

    SEDPI Development Finance, Inc. (SDFI) posted an impressive 24% growth in its total assets in 2014. This is twice the growth of the banking industry that grew by 12% in the same period. Increase in loan portfolio drove SDFI’s growth that grew from PhP160 million to PhP211 million posting a growth rate of […]

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Awards Special Recognition to SEDPI

          SEDPI Development Finance, Inc. (SDFI), the financing arm of SEDPI Group of Social Enterprises, received special recognition from the First Development Social Enterprise Awards (DSEA) held on March 4, 2015 at the Kalayaan Hall, Club Filipino in the City of San Juan. DSEA aims to recognize organizations that are committed […]

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