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About

The Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (DSEA), jointly presented by Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines and the Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF), aim to recognize developing, impactful and viable organizations that are committed to social objectives, and can be multipliers of social progress through their enterprises.

The awards is open to social enterprises with ethical and viable business model that may be from the cottage industry up to medium-sized enterprises with a maximum asset cap of PHP 50 million; at least two years in operation and most importantly have demonstrated consistent success and shown a commitment to scale up.

(L-R) BCYF Chairman - Antonio S. Yap, Chairman of the DSE Awards Board of Judges, Sen. Bam Aquino, PwC Philippines Chairman--Atty. Alex B. Cabrera
(L-R) BCYF Chairman - Antonio S. Yap, Chairman of the DSE Awards Board of Judges, Sen. Bam Aquino, PwC Philippines Chairman--Atty. Alex B. Cabrera

What is a DSE?

An organization with a culture centered on human value, and that exists to create societal impact alongside an ethical and viable business model. These include organizations from the cottage industry up to medium-sized enterprises with a maximum asset cap of Php 50 million, that have not only demonstrated consistent success, but have also shown a commitment to scale up.

How did we arrive at this definition?
This definition was a product of research and several meetings of the Awards team composed of experts in business, accounting, finance, communications, entrepreneurship, and social development.

Learn more at www.dseawards.com

Awardees

2015 – Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (ECOWEB)

DSE Award Winner 2015 - EcoWeb

EcoWEB was organized in 2006 to respond to four major interlinking problems: poverty, conflict, environmental degradation and poor governance. It aims to empower communities by building partnerships to enable sustainable community development processes and programs that would address these problems.

 

2016 – ANTHILL  (Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous/Ingenious Little Livelihood seekers)

dsewinner2016

ANTHILL (Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous/Ingenious Little Livelihood seekers) is a social and cultural enterprise in the Philippines working to preserve local weaves through contemporary design to sustain livelihood and tradition.

Learn more at

www.dseawards.com