OVER DINNER these ladies conceptuallized a one stop shop that would offer alternatives that could help everyone (the business and the suppliers) live a sustainable life. Echo store houses products from small producers who do not have access to maintain an outlet and sell their products in a high traffic area. These groups need help in product development, branding, marketing and strategically positioning their products in the market where global products get much attention.
They use only organic or natural products which are safe for the body and are not harmful for the environment, They partner with foundations and communities which focus on livelihood and communitty development. Like Human nature they also practice fair trade. They support organic farmers , growers and environment through sustainable agriculture. They help reduce, reuse and recycle waste whenever possible
Partner with : ACCENTURE, Punong bayan and Araulo
1.Promotes fair prices to its partners or the small producers for poverty alleviation 2. Producers are from the siadvantaged soscities like the streetchildren, the urban poor, former prison inmates and indigenous groups 3. Community partners are given training to increase their capability to run a sustainable enterprise 4. Use recyclable materials 5. Products made by children adhere to regulations to prevent child labor. Streetchildren earn from the product that they make
Social enterprise in the philippines
By: Analiza G. Mendoza
an organization that aims to improve human and environmental well-being rather than maximizing profits for its shareholders. It may be a profit or non profit organization It may take the form of a cooperative, social business or charitable organization
Gandang Kalikasan Inc., was the brainchild of Gawad Kalinga volunteers Dylan and Ana Wilk and her sister Camille Meloto Launched in 2008 with the help of family, friends and Gawad Kalinga partners at the Blue Leaf, Fort Bonifacio, Manila Over a hundred SKUs, more than 7,000 dealers and several branches and an outlet in the US.
Being faithful stewards of our God-given talents and natural resources, we will give the best of ourselves to urgently and sustainably build a global company which will showcase the best of the Philippines and uplift all our people, especially the poor through providing affordable, quality, natural products.
We will be the gold standard of a globally successful enterprise with a heart that will embolden all businesses to better serve society.
The ingredients are biodegradable and at least 95% natural (the same standard set by the Natural Products Association in the USA). In fact, many of their products are 100% natural. The ingredients come from a renewable resource with no petroleum compounds, and are also processed in a way that doesnt harm the environment A product may contain a "non- natural" ingredient, but is only permitted if there is no readily available natural alternative, at which point, the ingredient meets strict criteria on human and environmental safety and biodegradability.
Essential oils from local farmers’ cooperatives in Bicol and Negros Citronella oil produced by PFEC (Philippine Federation for Local Environmental Concern), a cooperative in Labo Camarines Norte Lemongrass Essential oil is provided by the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, in Negros Occidental Pilot Organic farm in Angat, Bulacan Partnering with Miss Earth and Beauty Bar and launching ComPAssion, a lipstick campaign seeking to build a dream passion fruit farming in Mindanao
Conceptualized by the power of three women: Reena Francisco, Janine Javelosa, Chit Juan
SELF – through a wholistic , healthy and clean lifestyle that integrates Body-Mind- Spirit wellness. COMMUNITY – through conscious consumerism, promoting fair trade and poverty alleviation programs. PLANET – through ecofriendly purchases
Globe CSR programs Philippine Business for Social Progress Rags to Riches Correctional Institute for Women Peace and Equity Foundation Foundation for People Development Filipinas Fair Trade Venture Gawad Kalinga Yabang Pinoy Alter Trade Pinoy Me Ayala Waste Market
is a sustainable green recycling campaign specifically designed for companies. allows companies to engage their employees towards recycling efforts of waste materials from their offices or homes to benefit community livelihood programs to help poverty alleviation through support of fair trade and livelihood programs
MALUNGAY GREEN KIDSFeeding program of ECHO store and Kabisig ngKalahi FoundationFeeds malnourished children 6 years andbelowSupports livelihood programs for somemothers of the kids under the feeding programPortion of ECHO store’s malunggay productsare given to the program
To improve the quality of life of marginalized members of society, by providing product development, technical training on enterprise management, and global market access to livelihood communities under the Gifts and Graces brand. Through a strong partnership with other NGOs and non-profits, and with the help of committed and passionate board of trustees, staff, and supporters who believe in our cause, we help communities and individuals reach their full potential and break free from the cycle of poverty.
Gifts and Graces has a global presence and is the brand of choice for handcrafted quality gifts made by livelihood communities of marginalized members of society.
1. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT2. MARKET ACCESS3. CAPABILITY BUILDING ON ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT
Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” Bill Drayton, Leading Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World