IDF conducts sustainability workshop for ASKI top management

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IMG_7000Upon the request of its member, “Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Incorporated (ASKI), ADFIAP, through its Institute of Development Finance (IDF), conducted a 3-day seminar-workshop on “Sustainability Management & Reporting” for ASKI’s top management team on July 24-26, 2013 at their headquarters in Cabanatuan City in Northern Philippines. ADFIAP’s Head of Knowledge Management Unit and Sustainability Officer, Mr. Enrique Florencio, was the resource person of the event.

Mr. Florencio walked the participants through the basic principles in the preparation of a sustainability report (SR), the purpose of a SR as well as orienting them with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting framework and guidelines. He also discussed the different approaches in materiality testing (the threshold at which topics or indicators become sufficiently important that they should be reported) and helped the participants to identify key performance indicators (KPI) to be used in sustainability reporting. The participants went through different workshops that afforded them to learn how to conceptualize cover designs and theme for a sustainability report. In addition, Mr. Florencio discussed briefly ADFIAP’s ANEX portal that will be used as an online avenue to exchange concerns, post messages, and download files when ASKI starts in the publication of their first sustainability report. The event was capped with ASKI’s Sustainability Report Task Force’s presentation of the final key performance indicators (KPIs) and cover design study and theme that will be the basis in the preparation of ASKI’s sustainability report.

ASKI is a non-stock, non-profit organization committed to the promotion and development of micro and small-to-medium enterprises and the delivery of social services in rural communities. It was set up in October 1986 by a group of business leaders in the province of Nueva Ecija in Northern Philippines with a small capital of investment of PhP 460K provided by the Maranatha Trust of Australia which has now grown to PhP 1.56 billion in total assets.

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