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#2030Now: Offline ‘safe spaces’ seen as solution to SOGIE misconceptions

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The winning group of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle highlights the need to set up intimate discussions on SOGIE since conversations on social media may be alienating to some

DISCUSSIONS. Bianca Lacaba and Aella Potestades, participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle, represented the winning group and highlighted the need to set up intimate discussions to break down misconceptions about SOGIE on September 21. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

#2030NOW: Advocates rethink gender and development in the Philippines

Sep 28, 2019 - 12:29 AM

Advocates talk about the importance of ending gender inequality during one of the Huddle sessions of the 2019 Social Good Summit

EQUALITY FOR ALL. Maica Teves of SPARK Philippines speaks at the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit gender equality huddle on September 21, 2019.

#2030Now: Refilling stations emerge as best solution to plastic pollution

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The winning group proposes to turn sari-sari stores into refilling stations and exchange sachets for coins to address the country’s plastic waste at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Beyond tree planting: How companies can ignite change

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Companies usually plant trees or hold feeding programs as part of corporate social responsibility. But a one-day effort will not suffice.

Guess who's on Viber?

Sep 25, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Because metro woes are overwhelming

METRO WOES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren, and QC Mayor Joy Belmonte join the panel discussion on making the metro more livable during the 2019 Social Good Summit at the Yuchengco Hall in DLSU on Sept 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: #RespetoNaman campaign hopes to shine a light on gender-based violence

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:33 AM

'This campaign is not just about women.... It's about the entire nation. It's about calling for respect in so many different ways,' says SPARK! Program Manager Kassandra Barnes

#2030NOW: Disinformation interventions beyond literacy

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The problem of disinformation requires solutions that look at the root of what makes people susceptible to them in the first place

SGS 2019 Digital huddle. September 21, 2019.

#2030Now: How a group of friends started lobbying for law on dignified commuting

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Ira Cruz of AltMobility tells the story of how commuters decided to do something about the unpredictable public transport situation in the country

The LTFRB announced the one-peso jeepney minimum fare hike will be implemented on Friday (today), for National Capital Region (NCR), Regions III and IV. The agency added that jeepney drivers should post a notice of provisional fare increase in their vehicles before they can charge an additional fare of one peso from commuters. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

#2030Now: To make metro areas more livable, mayors need urban planners

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Aside from a rail-based mass transport system, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren also points out the need for pedestrian systems

HIRE URBAN PLANNERS. Practicing urban design consultant Paulo Alcazaren believes traffic is not the problem, rather, it is the lack of an integrated, comprehensive mass transport system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sari-sari store conundrum: How can you help poor Filipinos reduce plastic waste?

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:35 PM

While use of refillables and package-free purchasing is becoming trendy among the wealthy, what do we do about the 'tingi' and sari-sari store culture among most Filipinos that contribute to plastic waste?

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: Only ‘Chernobyl’ can bring democracy back to digital spaces

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Tech entrepreneur Andrew Keen, Google's Irene Jay Liu, and Democracy & Disinformation consortium convenor John Nery discuss solutions to the 'crisis of democracy'

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Leksyon ng SGS: Lifestyle change ang simula

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:22 AM

7 years of Social Good summits is just the start. Our global, collective action is key

#2030Now: Green initiatives go a long way for urban communities

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Organizations share how they work with communities to save a forest within a city, connect farmers to consumers, and turn plastic waste into furniture and other useful items

Metro Manila mayors use Viber group to coordinate class suspensions

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:44 AM

(UPDATED) Communication helps them collaborate by understanding each other's problems

VIBER GROUP. Aside from coordinating class suspension, Viber also let Metro Manila mayors have 'chismis' amongst themselves. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: This is how you give women real political and social power

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Oxfam Pilipinas’ SHE projects envisions ‘a world where consent is valued, pleasure is acceptable, and sexual health and satisfaction are achieved’

SHE. Oxfam Philippines' SHE projects seeks to empower women and girls to secure reproductive health and rights in disadvantaged and conflict-affected regions in the Philippines.
 Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#2030NOW: Harnessing commuter data to improve mobility

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:55 AM

'Before you are able to design cities that work for our citizens, we need to understand who are our citizens. You have to remember that people live in cities because the opportunities are there,' says Ira Cruz of AltMobility

MOBILITY. Ira Cruz of AltMobility speaks at the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit 2019 transportation and mobility huddle. September 21, 2019.

#2030Now: We are entering a ‘new dark age’ because of internet – Andrew Keen

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:31 PM

But the 'How To Fix the Future' author says this democracy crisis can be fixed

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Belmonte warns: Traffic will get worse before it will get better

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

In Quezon City alone, Joy Belmonte says 4 big-ticket infrastucture programs will be constructed simultaneously

BE PREPARED. Quezon City Joy Belmonte tells constituents to adjust their lifestyles in line with upcoming simultaenous constructions that will worsen traffic. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Belmonte, Moreno asked: Does Metro Manila need an elected governor?

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The MMDA chairman is a presidential appointee who coordinates with 17 elected metro mayors

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now, #InsightForImpact trend during 2019 Social Good Summit

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:11 PM

How can we cut through the social media noise and build communities of action that will help make the world a better place?

#2030Now: Plastic pollution not just an environment problem

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit say the plastics problem in the country must also be treated as a social and economic issue

HIGHLIGHTS: Social Good Summit #2030Now: Insight for impact

Sep 21, 2019 - 12:52 PM

With the theme 'Insight for Impact,' the summit hopes to challenge Filipinos to cut through the social media noise to build communities of action that will help make the world a better place

HIGHLIGHTS: #InspireCourage stories at the Social Good Summit 2019

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:47 AM

During the #InspireCourage session, speakers will answer basic questions: What do they do exactly? Why are they passionate about this initiative? How can other people help?

Citizen wish list for Metro mayors: Fix traffic, lower cost of living

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:11 PM

In the long list of Metro Manila problems, what should be prioritized and where should city mayors look first? We asked our readers.

How an online community encourages Filipinos to try ‘buhay zero-waste’

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Going zero-waste might seem intimidating. But a blossoming online community in the Philippines will tell you that your zero-waste journey can start with the little things and the mini wins.

Meet the speakers of the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The 2019 Manila Social Good Summit hopes to showcase how engaging communities and citizens can help them face challenges such as the environmental crisis and urban congestion

How going zero waste is addressing PH's plastic pollution

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Snapshots of the zero waste movement in the Philippines

Andrew Keen returns to PH to talk about 'how to fix democracy'

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The world-renowned commentator on the digital revolution is the keynote speaker of the 2019 Social Good Summit

KEYNOTE. Andrew Keen returns to the Philippines to give a talk on how to fix democracy at the 2019 Social Good Summit.  Photo from the Twitter page of Andrew Keen

Social Good Summit #2030Now: Insight for impact

Aug 21, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The 2019 Social Good Summit in the Philippines challenges us to cut through the social media noise so we build communities of action that will help make the world a better place

Be discerning of news sources, journalists urge students

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'You should know the legitimate media from the illegitimate ones,' says educator Marissa Balidoy at #MoveCavite

‘Don't be a headline reader’: Cagayano journalists speak up against disinformation

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Seasoned and campus journalists discuss the importance of verifying and fact-checking during the #MoveCagayan forum at Cagayan State University

WATCH: #MoveLeyte: 'Social Good in the Digital Age' forum in VSU

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

#HackSociety 2018: Build Tomorrow

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM

How can we build the future through accountable innovation? How can we design scalable solutions and achieve impact without 'breaking things'?

Experts warn Cebuanos vs anonymous Facebook pages

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:24 PM

At Move Cebu, journalist Sol Amante says Cebuanos should take posts from anonymous Facebook pages with a 'handful' of salt

App diverts leftovers from U.S. restaurants to needy

May 31, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Atlanta-based Goodr is treating the food problem in cities as a logistics issue and not one of simple scarcity

GOODR. The Atlanta-based company believes that hunger is more a logistics issues than a scarcity issue. Image from Goodr Co Facebook page


PH startups win international youth competition

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

YOUTH CO:LAB. Philippine representatives won the UNDP Youth Co:Lab Regional Social Innovation Challenge in Bangkok. Photo by Maria Luisa Isabel Jolongbayan/UNDP Philippines

Call for Applications: ChangemakerXchange Indonesia 2018

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Join the upcoming #ChangemakerXchange summit in Indonesia from June 26 to July 1, 2018

UNDP, PBE launch SDG monitoring app

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'If you do good, you can do well,' says UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra

PARTNERSHIP. SDGsBizPH app consolidates Sustainable Development Goals stories from the Philippine private sector. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

PH mental health startup wins int'l prize

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler-UNDP #HackSociety 2017 winner AroogaHealth wins at the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia

HACKSOCIETY. AroogaHealth awarded as top 3 ASEAN startup at Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia. Photo by Dominique de Leon/Rappler.com

How to make a social enterprise idea stand out

Nov 15, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Entrepreneurs and innovators share tips and insights to millennials on how to effectively implement their inventions

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

1 in 4 social enterprises in PH led by a millennial – study

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Millennials, or those born in the 1980s to 1990s, drive about 24% of the current pool of social enterprises

MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI  MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI

Startups, investors meet at the ASEAN Slingshot

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

DTI leads the biggest government-initiated startup event in the Philippines and the ASEAN region

SLINGSHOT. DTI officials and angel investors pose during launch ASEAN Slingshot event. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Satu Juta Susi: Investasi terhadap perempuan pesisir

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Direktur Eksekutif Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBC WE) Dini Widiastuti membentuk kampanye bertajuk ‘Satu Juta Susi’ untuk membantu menangani permasalahan kehidupan di pesisir Indonesia

Direktur Eksekutif Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBC WE) Dini Widiastuti saat menjadi panelis di Social Good Summit Jakarta 2017. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

Menyoal pragmatisme masyarakat Indonesia terhadap laut di Social Good Summit 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:44 PM

Sebagian besar masyarakat Indonesia belum menyadari betapa pentingnya menjaga kehidupan bawah laut

Duo YouTubers Asumsi, Pangeran Siahaan (kanan) dan Iman Sjafei, saat menjadi pembicara di panel Social Good Summit Jakarta pada 4 Oktober 2017. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

Ajak masyarakat ikut jaga kehidupan bawah laut melalui SGS 2017

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:21 PM

Manusia merupakan mahkluk yang paling banyak mengeksploitasi kehidupan laut

KOLABORASI. Antropolog Maritim LIPI menyarankan agar pemerintah turut mengajak masyarakat ikut melestarikan kehidupan bawah laut. Foto oleh Rappler

LIVESTREAM: Social Good Summit Jakarta 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:15 AM

Social Good Summit adalah konferensi yang menguji dampak teknologi dan media baru mengenai inisiatif sosial yang baik di seluruh dunia. Diadakan setiap tahun selama Pekan Majelis Umum PBB, Social Good Summit menyatukan komunitas pemimpin, selebriti, dan aktivis yang dinamis untuk membahas solusi bagi tantangan terbesar zaman kita.

ENGLISH LIVESTREAM: Social Good Summit Jakarta 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Social Good Summit adalah konferensi yang menguji dampak teknologi dan media baru mengenai inisiatif sosial yang baik di seluruh dunia. Diadakan setiap tahun selama Pekan Majelis Umum PBB, Social Good Summit menyatukan komunitas pemimpin, selebriti, dan aktivis yang dinamis untuk membahas solusi bagi tantangan terbesar zaman kita.

Daftar pembicara Social Good Summit Jakarta 2017

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:18 PM

Siapa saja yang akan berbagi cerita dan memeriahkan Social Good Summit Jakarta 2017?

Social Good Summit Jakarta 2017: Bicara dunia di #2030

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Ayo, ikutan bahas tema ‘Planet, People, Prosperity: Marine Biodiversity Conservation for Lasting Prosperity for the People’