CAGE Distance Framework
Want to expand overseas? The CAGE distance framework can help ensure you're constructing a solid global strategy in four areas: cultural, administrative, economic, and geographic. Learn how to leverage useful differences between countries, identify potential obstacles, and achieve global business success.
There's more to leadership than driving a team to profit. In fact, there's a word for looking beyond self-interest to prioritize individual growth: servant leadership. Try this course for a quick breakdown of what that is, how it works, and how it can lead to organizational success.
Strategy: Creating Value Inside Your Company
Have you ever wondered why certain companies are more successful than others? The answer is strategy: internal processes that control costs, allocate resources, and create value. This course from GLOBIS Unlimited can give you the tools you need for that strategic edge.
Strategy: Understanding the External Environment
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Using Japanese Values to Thrive in Global Business
Japanese companies have unique cultural, communication, and operational challenges. But they also have values that have led to remarkable longevity. Check out this seminar to hear how these values help earn trust from overseas head offices and develop employees.
Marketing: Reaching Your Target
Every company works hard to get its products into the hands of customers. Are you doing everything you can to compete? In this course, you’ll find a winning formula to turn a product idea into real sales. Follow along through the fundamentals of the marketing mix and see how companies successfully bring products to market.
Basic Accounting: Financial Analysis
Want to compare your performance vs. a competitor? Or evaluate a potential vendor? Then you'll need to conduct a financial analysis. This course will teach you how to use three financial statements and evaluate financial performance in terms of profitability, efficiency, soundness, growth, and overall strength.
What drives you to be good at your job?
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Leadership with Passion through Kokorozashi
The key ingredient to success? Passion.
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It may be a developing country, but the Philippines is one of the world’s last and richest natural frontiers. With more than 7,100 islands full of diverse flora and fauna, the Pearl of the Orient–a historical moniker for the country since 1751–contains two-thirds of Earth’s biodiversity and approximately 75% of the world’s plant and animal species.
That biodiversity is also the backbone of economic growth potential, providing employment across industries ranging from agriculture, energy, food, and production to pharmaceuticals, biomass fuels, and ecotourism.
Yet despite the Philippines’ vast ecological wealth, deforestation, illegal logging and mining, overfishing, urbanization, and heavy pollution are just some of the glaring socio-environmental problems hindering socioeconomic progress. That’s even with some of the best environmental protection laws in the world.
As climate change continues to threaten the economic security of a country already vulnerable to natural disasters, the Philippine government and the United Nations mapped a strategic action plan for biodiversity conservation through 2028. The country is also working to help the UN achieve its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. These SDGs include clean water, gender equality, zero waste, and sustainable consumption and production.
Then there are the individuals putting their visions and skills to work for change. Here are five young leaders shaping the future of Philippine sustainability toward those noble goals.
Cofounder & Executive Director, Save Philippine Seas
With its thousands of islands and long coastlines, the Philippines is a country where the ocean is life: a major source of income, livelihoods, food, and economic productivity. But a study published in the Philippine Journal of Science found that 90% of the country’s 10,000-square miles of coral reefs are in poor-to-fair condition.
In 2011, at the age of twenty-three, Anna Oposa cofounded Save Philippine Seas, an NGO that protects and restores Philippine coastal and marine environments through education and community initiatives. A child of the Philippines’ first environmental lawyer, Oposa is an eco-pioneer herself, having helped create the country’s first shark and ray sanctuary.
Today, Oposa works with the Asian Development Bank on matters regarding ocean health. She is the project director of Sea and Earth Advocates Camp, an environmental leadership youth program she founded in 2014, and actively campaigns against illegal wildlife trafficking.
Founder, Liter of Light
Poverty is still widespread in the Philippines, where approximately 30% of the population does not have access to electricity. Thanks to social entrepreneur Illac Diaz’s “lightbulb” idea, many disadvantaged Filipinos living in rural areas with little or no access to electricity were given a unique and practical solution.
In 2013, Diaz spearheaded Liter of Light, an eco-friendly bottle lamp produced by his NGO of the same name, which focuses on sustainable grassroots lighting. Using simple, open-source technology, Liter of Light combines sunshine with water and chlorine inside a used one-liter plastic bottle. In this way, not only does Diaz mass produce cheap solar light, but he also recycles tons of plastic waste. The scavenged plastic bottle lamp is hung from the ceiling to refract natural sunlight during the day, producing light as bright as a 55-watt bulb that can last another ten hours into the night.
Liter of Light continues to brighten the lives of people living in energy poverty in the Philippines and across the world. Today, the NGO operates in fifteen countries and provides low-cost, zero-carbon light to more than 353,000 homes.
JOHN LESTER MENDOZA
Cofounder & Chief Executive Officer, Farm Box
Agriculture contributes to more than 10% of Philippine economic output and half of national income. However, it faces major headwinds. A large number of Filipino farmers still live below the poverty line. Their average age is just fifty-nine years old, which is creating a severe workforce shortage. Climate change, limited diversification, and low productivity also limit agricultural progress and threaten the future of Philippine food security.
John Lester Mendoza understands the financial struggles of the Filipino farmer well. Born to a farming family, he saw the difficulties of having bank loans approved every year during harvest season. That’s why he and his cofounders started Farm Box–a social enterprise and digital crowdfunding platform aiming to uplift the lives of local farmers. The platform connects farmers with investors who can finance their needs.
Farm Box investors can fund a farmer by sponsoring a box containing much-needed farming supplies and solutions. The business also makes quality, affordable farming supplies and services accessible for farmers, connecting them with direct buyers. To date, Farm Box has helped 122 farmers and helped plant 12,000 seedlings–not to mention winning various local and international awards.
Founder, Life Cycles PH
Traffic is a severe problem in Metro Manila, which ranked second worst in traffic congestion in a 2020 global survey of 416 cities in 57 countries. In the pre-COVID-19 era, three-hour commutes were common along EDSA–Metro Manila’s main highway–and cost the Philippine economy an estimated loss of Php3.5 billion a day in potential income.
Like many frustrated commuters, urban planner and biking advocate Keisha Mayuga turned to cycling as an efficient way to navigate Metro Manila’s traffic nightmare. However, it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic hit that mass public transport became a crisis that left many Filipinos stranded between work and home, spurring Mayuga into action.
Within twenty hours, Mayuga launched Life Cycles PH in March 2020. The donation drive supplied more than a thousand health workers and frontliners with bicycles to help them with their daily commutes.
Today, Mayuga works with the World Bank as a local urban planning consultant and continues to advocate for improved mobility and public transport, as well as safer biking roads in Metro Manila.
Cofounder and Curator, Online SDG Youth Action Forum (OSYAF)
In a post-capitalist era fraught with complex climate change problems, the future of people and the planet rests heavily on the shoulders of the next generation. Multi-awarded youth and civic community leader Mark Jacinto holds the torch for Philippine sustainable digital development.
Jacinto is the curator of the Online SDG Youth Action Forum (OSYAF), a web-based community of more than 24,000 members aiming to educate and engage young Filipinos with SDGs. OSYAF has connected more than 800 local and global opportunities with Filipino youth leaders through inter-organizational seminars, workshops, and local government partnerships.
The Power of Youth for (Positive) Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Climate change is rapidly changing the world and revolutionizing the ways people live and do business everywhere, including the Philippines. Sustainable development and economic growth are now inseparable routes for progress. Industry and government leaders are starting to value the Earth and its natural resources as the core of economic prosperity.
The urgent call to sustainably address climate change, protect the planet, and provide universal peace and prosperity for all people is one that will ring ever more loudly over the coming decades. With such innovative young entrepreneurs answering that call, the Philippines might soon rise from developing country to leading nation of natural talent and beauty.