Keeping up with the sustainability shift

Atty. Hannah Viola, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute Due to the difficult challenges in water, climate, energy, and waste management that humanity is facing today, the traditional concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved to embrace new concepts such as “Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) standards,” “People, Planet, Profit,” “Impact Investing,” and “Corporate… Read More

Where are our priorities?

Edwin Santiago, Fellow and Member of the Editorial Board of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its website, does not seem alarmed about climate change, although it recognizes its presence. According to PAGASA, “climate change is happening now,” adding that “it is most likely due to the observed… Read More

High efficiency, low emission—now

Orlando Oxales, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s “How dare you?” speech during the United Nations Climate Action Summit demanded real action from world leaders to avert what she passionately described as “the beginnings of a mass extinction.” This speech has gone viral in social media… Read More

Philippine ICT development, transforming barriers

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute In the recent Technology and Innovation Summit entitled, “Innovative Philippines: Transforming Barriers to Productivity, Transparency and Inclusive Growth,” organized by the Stratbase Group, thought leaders from government, and the information and communications technology (ICT) sector came together to discuss the challenges faced by the industry, as well… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “A Policy Agenda for Creating a National Digital Transformation Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities in the Philippines”

We are pleased to share with you our September 2019 Occasional Paper, entitled “A Policy Agenda for Creating a National Digital Transformation Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities in the Philippines” written by Dr. Sherwin Ona, an associate professor of political science at De La Salle University, Manila. The paper focuses on the policy-related developments and numerous… Read More