Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of the PwC global network (PwC Philippines), and CSR thought leader Benito & Catalina Yap Foundation (BCY Foundation) jointly launched the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (DSE Awards), recognizing Filipino businesses committed to social objectives through its enterprise activities.
The DSE Awards cites enterprises embodying the values of citizenship, sustainability and social responsibility, as well as those that put central importance on human dignity.
Alexander Cabrera, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC Philippines, said: “We believe that the DSE Awards will be a new venue to showcase Social Enterprises that are committed to delivering impactful ways to solve social challenges. We want to be part of their growth and be part of that solution by providing developmental opportunities to these enterprises.”
“We are much honored to partner with PwC Philippines in encouraging the growth of the social enterprise sector, which we think will also be a key player in the national development of the Philippines,” said Antonio Yap, Chairman of the BCY Foundation. “It shows our Foundation’s commitment to creating innovative social solutions through responsible business, sustainability, social responsibility, environmental stewardship and social entrepreneurship.”
Social enterprises (corporation, partnership or individual) in the Philippines that have operated for two to five years may enter the DSE Awards through its website, www.dseawards.com until 14 October 2014. A screening committee, composed of judges from various sectors such as the academe, social enterprise sector, government, private business and media, will select the finalists and top winner. The awards ceremony will be held in December.