PEF focuses on developing business solutions and investments for social enterprises that help rural households gain better incomes and move out of poverty.
In 2001, Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) was organized to administer a civil society fund for poverty reduction and community empowerment programs. Here are the 10 impactful stories representing the Foundation’s milestones during its first 10 years.
PEF primarily supports partnerships and programs that build, promote and scale up social enterprises. Find out how you can start a promising partnership with PEF.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:15
Living true to its mission of developing and innovating best practices and models in social enterprise, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) will hold its largest gathering of social entrepreneurial leaders on November 26-28, 2014 for the 3rd Social Enterprise Conference with the theme, Business Competitiveness and Continuity of Social Enterprises, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pasig City.
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Monday, 27 October 2014 10:43
The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), a staunch supporter of social entrepreneurship, has allocated P500 million for impact investments in social enterprises in coffee, cacao, coconut, cane sugar and climate-smart agriculture.
This was announced by PEF executive director Bobby Calingo at the 7th National Coffee Summit of the private-sector led Philippine Coffee Board Inc.(PCBI) at the Seda Hotel in Davao.
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:26
UNTV's Bread n Butter featured Peace and Equity Foundation last October 09, 2014. Watch the episode and learn about how lives are being transformed through social entrepreneurship.
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The PEF Primer: Sustainability Through Social Enterprise
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Some of the most inspiring people who want to make a positive change in the world flock to social enterprise, according to Gretchen Phillips, former senior adviser on development and foreign assistance of the US Department of State.
“The investments we’re making today are going to set the course of the country for the next generation,” said Phillips during the recent Good News Kapihan. “What types of investment are we going to make in a way that creates opportunity for every Filipino?”
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What does it profit our Philippine economy if it grows fast but loses its soul in terms of shortcomings in inclusiveness and social progress, with lots of unresolved challenges like one of ASEAN’s highest unemployment rates, massive poverty, lack of basic social services, ecological dangers, and breakdowns in peace and order?
Can the concept of “social enterprises” by some cooperatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or idealistic entrepreneurs be one way to help fill in this gap to help rectify social problems? How can social enterprises be more competitive and viable?
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“The land is virgin, cheaper than in Luzon and there are many mountains waiting to be planted to coffee,” Juan said.
Davao has Mt. Apo, Cotabato has Mt. Matutum and Bukidnon has Mt. Kitanglad. All these mountains have elevations favorable for coffee growing. It is estimated that farmers need to plant eight million seedlings to address the present domestic demand for coffee, according to PCBI.
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The Philippines is exporting traditional / heirloom rice to California & Montana USA and Vancouver, Canada. In 2012, the country exported a total of 21.65 MT with a value of Php 1,298,790.00