Entries by Ian Mia

DLSU-CBRD conducts consumer protection workshop for ASEAN government officials

As producers are expected to make their products and services safe for consumers, government must ensure that regulatory mechanisms on consumer protection are not only enforced but also properly communicated to the general public. This is the gist of the five-day consumer protection workshop conducted by a team of consultants formed by the De La […]

CBRD director delivers professorial chair lecture on PRESENT Bill

DLSU Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD) Director Dr. Raymund Habaradas delivered his professorial chair lecture titled “What is absent in the PRESENT Bill? Why cash is not necessarily the answer to scaling social enterprises in the Philippines” on August 24, 2018 at the DLSU Faculty Center. Habaradas is the holder of the Doña […]

IHMA, Fordham University, De La Salle University launch Humanistic Management Book Award

The International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA), in collaboration with Fordham University and De La Salle University’s Center for Business Research and Development – Business for Human Development Network, opens nominations for the Humanistic Management Book Award for scholarly contributions in the field of humanistic management. In order to qualify, the award must “advance thinking on […]

Scaling sustainable social enterprises: The personal story of engageSPARK CEO and founder Ravi Agarwal

engageSPARK CEO and founder Ravi Agarwal is not your ordinary social entrepreneur. With several years of prior experience in management, business development, and innovation in the corporate and startup scene, Ravi has an extensive skillset and knowledge to offer. He is also an angel investor, investor at 500 Startups, and philanthropist. His goal is to […]

Rey-Mic Enterprise Founder Thelma Reyes-Miclat on women empowerment, social entrepreneurship

Ms. Thelma Reyes-Miclat, or more commonly known as Tayna, is the founder of Rey-Mic Enterprise in Davao City, a social enterprise that produces gourmet salted fish and employs non-working mothers. In its company description, it states, “We strongly believe that the personal needs of most women who have devoted thir lives fending for the household […]

From corporate to social entrepreneurship: The ups and downs of Erika Valerie Ng Wong

  Erika Valerie Ng Wong is a corporate-woman-turned-social-entrepreneur who partners with farmers in the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm (GKEF) and the nearby community to create dairy products from carabao milk. Her past experience in the corporate world left her questioning her personal role in society. She knew she had to do something to help address […]

Bridging entrepreneurship in rural and urban areas: An interview with Plush and Play founder Fabien Courteille

Fabien Courteille is the social business incubation head of Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm (GKEF), the social innovation platform of the globally-recognized Gawad Kalinga that aims to “raise social entrepreneurs, help local farmers, and create wealth in the countryside.” He is also the founder of Plush and Play, one of the eldest in more than 20 […]

CBRD-SERN draws research interest from scholars abroad

For the past two weeks since February 6, the De La Salle University Center for Business Research and Development – Social Enterprise Research Network (CBRD-SERN) was visited by scholars from universities abroad. The SERN core team, composed of CBRD Director Dr. Raymund Habaradas, Management faculty member Mr. Patrick Aure, Ph.D in Business student Ringgold Atienza, […]