Category Archives for Philippines

FFPH Comments on the Proposed Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Guidelines by BSP

FFPH Comments on the Proposed Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Guidelines by BSP

The Financial Sector Forum (FSF) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), through the social media accounts of BSP posted a Call for Comments on the proposed Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Guidelines (SFTG). Fair Finance Philippines…
Fair Finance Philippines Enters an Exciting Phase with its Official LinkedIn Page

Fair Finance Philippines Enters an Exciting Phase with its Official LinkedIn Page

By Elijah Macaspac Fair Finance Philippines (FFPh) launches its official Linkedin Page to advance its advocacy efforts in promoting a transparent and accountable financial sector. Through the new platform, FFPh enters an exciting phase aiming…
Banks and CSOs work to push sustainable finance into steady momentum

Banks and CSOs work to push sustainable finance into steady momentum

By: Elijah Macaspac In light of the increasing risks posed by climate change and environmental degradation, the financial sector in the Philippines works to push sustainable finance forward with steady momentum. Last August 17-18, 2023,…
ANGOC Launches Report on Shrinking Civic Space in Seven Asian Countries

ANGOC Launches Report on Shrinking Civic Space in Seven Asian Countries

In March 2023, the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) launched a publication, “Shrinking Civic Space: The Legal and Political Environment for CSOs in Seven Asian Countries.” This publication is a…
ANGOC Launches Paper on Future Challenges for CSOs in Asia

ANGOC Launches Paper on Future Challenges for CSOs in Asia

In March 2023, the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) released a new study that summarizes a series of conversations on the key challenges faced by civil society organizations (CSOs) involving…
AIM and FF Philippines Launch Study on Implementing Sustainability in the Philippine Banking and Corporate Sectors

AIM and FF Philippines Launch Study on Implementing Sustainability in the Philippine Banking and Corporate Sectors

In February 2023, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)’s Gov. Jose B. Fernandez, Jr. Center for Sustainable Finance (JBF Center) released a new study, “Implementing Sustainability in the Philippine Banking and Corporate Sectors,” that identifies…
FAIR FINANCE PHILIPPINES BANK POLICY ASSESSMENT 2020

FAIR FINANCE PHILIPPINES BANK POLICY ASSESSMENT 2020

Assessing the Quality of Philippine Banks’ Lending and Underwriting Policies Following the successful 2020 launch of Fair Finance Philippines Bank Policy Assessment 2019, Fair Finance Philippines examined next the 2020 statements, policies, and reports of…
WHEN BIG BUSINESSES’ AND FARMERS’ INTERESTS COLLIDE: RAMPANT LAND CONVERSION IS SHRINKING FARMERS’ LANDS THREATENING FOOD SECURITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

WHEN BIG BUSINESSES’ AND FARMERS’ INTERESTS COLLIDE: RAMPANT LAND CONVERSION IS SHRINKING FARMERS’ LANDS THREATENING FOOD SECURITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

  In 2019, the Philippines had a rice production deficit of more than 1.4 million metric tons. Despite this, farmlands are shrinking in the country, bringing threats of food insecurity for its growing rice-eating population. …
FAIR FINANCE PHILIPPINES BANK POLICY ASSESSMENT 2019

FAIR FINANCE PHILIPPINES BANK POLICY ASSESSMENT 2019

Assessing the Quality of Philippine Banks’ Lending and Underwriting Policies The Fair Finance Philippines Policy Assessment reviewed the policies of five major banks in the Philippines across 11 different themes. These banks were BDO, BPI,…
POGO FUNDING AMID COVID-19

POGO FUNDING AMID COVID-19

Reviewing POGO revenue as a funding source through a BHR lens The Philippine government has consistently defended the legality and continued operations of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) despite calls for their shutdown from Filipino…