Sustainability

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom has tapped global electronic waste recycling specialist TES-AMM for Project 1 Phone, a nationwide campaign to create awareness on proper disposal of old and obsolete electronic items and to promote sustainability.

Mobile health technology company mClinica announced a recently-closed round of funding from Kickstart Ventures, Inc., and foreign venture capitalists 500 Startups from Silicon Valley and IMJ Investment partners from Japan. 

The amount of investment remains undisclosed, but founder Farouk Meralli said the capital will be used to fuel mClinica’s SEA expansion, starting with Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

GCash, the mobile money service of Globe Telecom, is changing the crowd funding landscape in the Philippines by partnering with Kiva, a global non-profit organization that uses its online platform to generate donations that are directly matched with lending opportunities. The partnership with Kiva will propel GCash as another donation service that is closer to the hearts of Filipinos and address the needs of those who are currently at the base of the pyramid for sustainable livelihood and income opportunities.

Technological changes in the field of telecommunications are happening in a rapid pace.    Continuous popularity of social networking sites, the high demand for mobile browsing, and the availability of very affordable communications gadgets encourage more people to replace or upgrade their mobile phones almost yearly.

Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto turned over P1.8 million to the Cordillera Conservation Trust (CCT) represented by its Executive Director JP Alipio for the establishment of 45 seedling nurseries in the Cordillera mountain ranges, bringing the total number to 100 since the project was launched in 2012.  

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom further strengthens its environmental advocacy by joining the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) in improving biodiversity conservation in key protected areas.

Singapore Telecom Ltd. (SingTel) has adopted a Gawad Kalinga Village in Madridejos, Bantayan Island in Northern Cebu to benefit residents who were displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

SingTel allocated P2.5 million for the construction of 20 houses as well as contributed to other initiatives under Project Wonderful, a program of Globe aimed at rebuilding communities via sustainable development.   The funds came from an employee donation drive conducted by SingTel early this year which yielded P3.15 million.  

Employees from leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom joined the government-initiated Brigada Eskwela to help prepare the facilities and tools which public school students need to make the most out of their education.

The siege of Zamboanga City in September last year claimed the lives of hundreds and rendered  hundreds of thousands others homeless as fighting between Muslim rebels and government soldiers leveled coastal villages of the beleaguered  city.

Instead of seeking the comforts of her home for the entire duration of the crisis, Glenda Atilano, retail manager of Globe store in Zamboanga, rose above her anxieties and delivered so much more than what was expected of her-- saving the lives of fellow Zamboanguenos.

In an effort to provide public secondary schools nationwide with better equipped teachers starting this school year, leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom’s Prepaid Business held a four-day training program that empowers mentors to impart their 21st Century teaching skills to their peers.

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