Professionals Network

A small group of sustainability champions are forming a Sustainability Professionals Network – a community for established and budding sustainability professionals with the vision to promote and advocate for the sustainability agenda among the country’s industry and public leaders, help drive collaboration in implementing practical and sustainable initiatives towards sustainable development, and promote the advancement of the sustainability profession.

Koleen Palaganas

Author of SustainablePH, Vice President for Sustainability at SM Investments Corporation, Asia’s Sustainability Superwoman Awardee, GRI Global Stakeholder Council Member, Board Member of Child Hope Philippines

My life’s work is devoted to sustainability. My dream is that our country will one day become the developed country we all hope it to be. I serve as the connector in bringing together the great leaders and brillant minds who have a shared vision to help create this network of Sustainability Professionals in pursuit of excellence in the field of sustainability in the country.

Email me: sustainablephblog@gmail.com | koleen.palaganas@sminvestments.com

Dave Devilles

Vice President for Sustainability CSR and Employee Engagement at Union Bank; Secretary and Board of Trustee of the Philippine Chapter of the Philippine Quill Awards Committee.

Dave is a sustainability and communication positive force in the country. His tireless devotion advanced responsible sustainability communications in the country.

Email : davedevilles@gmail.com

Prof. Colin Hubo

Executive Director at the University of Asia and the Pacific-Center for Social Responsibility

Colin is considered as the Philippine leading expert in sustainability reporting, CSR impact assessment & evaluation and business sustainability for being the adviser/writer of sustainability reports and sustainability road map of top conglomerates.He institutionalized business sustainability in the curriculum of UA&P and started an applied sustainability continuing program (ASMAP) to train business executives about sustainability. Colin was elected twice to the stakeholder council of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He is a certified practitioner of SA8000, GRI Standards, Integrated Reporting Framework and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Email : colin.hubo@uap.asia

Dr. Assunta Cuyegkeng

Multi-awarded Professor at the School of Science and Engineering and the Leadership and Strategy Department, Ateneo de Manila

Dr. Cuyegkeng is a full time Chemistry professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Engineering, and full-time at the Leadership and Strategy Department, Ateneo de Manila. She is a multi-awarded teacher and researcher, with awards including the Meritorious Service Award, DOST-PCASTRD, 1997; Metrobank Search for Outstanding Teachers, 1997; Dr. Juan Salcedo Jr., Science Education Award, 1997; ASPAC Outstanding Junior Teacher, 1993. She also finished her M.S. Chemistry and holds the degree Dr.rer.nat. (summa cum laude), which is equivalent to Ph.D., from Universität Regensburg in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.

E-mail : acuyegkeng@ateneo.edu

Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC

La Sallian Brother, served as Secretary of the Department of Education, Republic of the Philippines

Brother Armin Luistro revolutionized the Philippine public education system as the primary proponent and author of the K-12 system. Under his leadership, he also institutionalized the partnership of private and public sectors in elevating the standards of public education and making quality education more equitable and accessible to all – as a matter of human rights. He also worked in establishing the De La Salle Philippines system and was appointed as DLSP President and CEO in 2015. Brother Armin completed his Master of Arts degree in Religious Education and Master’s in Religious Education and Values Formation from De La Salle University. He was confered a doctorate degree in Educational Management from the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod. He was made Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris cuasa, by La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He currently serves on the board and in some, co-founders of non-profit organizations, professional networks and consortiums for social good, sustainability and sustainable development to help advance partnerships, policy and professionalism in our pursuit to a more sustainable future.

Bonar Laureto

Executive Director of Business for Sustainable Development and a Sustainability Consultant

Bonar engages with the private sector to integrate Sustainability into their Businesses. He represents Philippine Businesses to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and brings back a wealth of knowledge, best practices, and sustainability tools and adapts them into the local needs.

E-mail : bonlaureto@gmail.com

Agnes de Jesus

Chief Sustainability Officer at First Philippine Holdings Corporation; Asia Sustainability Superwoman Awardee; Advisory Council of Business for Sustainable Development, Program Committee Member of the Forest Foundation Philippines, Chairman of the National Steering Committee of the UNDP Small Grants Project in 2011 and the Environmental Editor of the International Journal of Geothermal Research and its Applications from 1996-2004.

A pioneer in sustainability, Agnes brings more than 25 years of extensive operational experience cover environmental and social impact assessment, forest management, biodiversity and ecosystems, government relations, policy formulation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and conflict management.

Email through: sustainablephblog@gmail.com

Yvonne Flores

Director for CSR and Sustainability at JG Summit

Yvonne is one of the champions in corporate social responsibility and sustainability in the country. She is currently leading JG Summit‘s journey towards sustainability. JG Summit Chairman, Lance Gokongwei serves as one of the Board Members of the Global Reporting Initiative.

E-mail : yvonne.flores@jgsummit.com.ph

NEW GENERATION OF SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS

Mai Baticulon

Sustainability Supervisor at SM Investments Corporation

Early in her career, Mai has demonstrated leadership in sustainability as she serves as internal consultant to multiple business units within the SM Group. Her vision is to provide a community support group for sustainability professionals.

Email : marimar.baticluon@gmail.com

Abby Bonita

Sustainability Officer for Meralco

Abby is one of the pioneers in the sustainability profession among the Millennial generation. She is the first Filipino on the 2019 GreenBix Under 30 List, the First Filipino Global Change Maker by WE Make Change. She helps drive today’s generation leaders to run the race towards sustainability.

E-mail : janelyabigail.bonita@gmail.com

Marxist Lenin Astudillo

Sustainability Specialist of Aboitiz Equity Ventures and Asia Pacific Youth Exchange- Thailand Awardee

His good grasp on numbers, advocacies, and social skills enable him to create moving stories from data and experiences. Marxist is an accountant by skills but a sustainability professional by heart. 

Email : marxist.lenin.astudillo@gmail.com

Monique Ann Tiongco

Researcher at Ateneo de Manila University

Her young experience in the academe led to interests in collaborative conceptual modelling. Her current research centers on the application of dynamic systems thinking to problems in Management and Sustainability. She has been involved in a range of projects that focus on social entrepreneurship and business continuity management.

E-mail : monique.tiongco@obf.ateneo.edu

Shawntel Nieto

Sustainability for Financial Services Industry

Shawntel is passionate about sustainability, poverty alleviation, as well as leadership and strategy. She is interested in the means by which innovation, leadership, and systems thinking can catalyze both organizations and nations’ transitions into the green economy and into achieving positive economic, social, and environmental outcomesShe graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Applied Chemistry in 2017 and a Masters in Sustainability Management in 2019. While at the university, she was the co-captain of the Ateneo varsity badminton team, was a co-founder of several social enterprises and initiatives, and a researcher focused on sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Through her work, she was awarded as a Global Changemaker by the Global Changemakers Association, as 1 of 25 Emerging Global Leaders worldwide by the Dalai Lama Fellowship, as a promising changemaker against covid-19 by Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Global, and as a Sustainable Cities Philippine Ambassador by MakeSense. 

E-mail : shawntelnieto@gmail.com

Marlex Tuson

Sustainability Officer at Business for Sustainable Development

Only 22, Marlex celebrated is on his second year of service in the Business for Sustainable Development, excited with the newly commenced engagement with integrated reporting, and is fulfilled as he has facilitated trainings on GRI Standards.

E-mail : marlex.tuson.obf@gmail.com


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