Davao Celebrates ‘Globe myBusiness Day’
In keeping with its mission to provide SMEs with effective business solutions to improve and enhance their business, Globe myBusiness rolled out its one-stop SME exhibit, Globe myBusiness Day. To cap off the year, the caravan made its final stop for 2015 at one of the fastest growing cities and the largest economy Southern Philippines, Davao.
The Globe myBusiness Day caravan was held at SMX Convention Center at Lanang and was open to all who are interested to learn about new opportunities to grow and improve their business through new technologies.
The exhibit highlighted three main zones names the Cost Cutting Zone, Revenue Generating Zone and the Operations Improvement Zone. Cost Cutting Zone allowed customers to learn how to maximize expenses and save on unnecessary cost by introducing digital solutions. The Revenue Generating Zone on the other hand features products and solutions that can help a business owner earn more; while the Operations Improvement Zone lets guests explore new solutions that can boost operational performance. Apart from the various zones, convenient services for businesses were present for easy, onsite fulfillment like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for assistance is business names and permits.
“I’m happy that Globe is supporting MSMEs in Davao. The myBusiness Day in Davao is very timely as it allows MSMEs to be equipped with ICT tools that will enable them to compete more aggressively in the marketplace, both locally and globally. Today, Region XI has the 7th highest concentration of MSMEs, comprising about 5% of total MSMEs in the country. Adopting to a digitally-enabled business opens up new opportunities for expansion, higher employment, and better economic value for the province, to this city and the people of Davao,” shares Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
The Globe myBusiness caravan served as a venue that showcased potential franchises and suppliers on-site, digital business tools on display and informative talks from business experts. The event gave local entrepreneurs the chance to learn the ropes of managing a business and discover the best solutions that support their operations.
Albert De Larrazabal, Globe chief commercial officer also said that “we chose Davao as one of our major stops because of its booming SME community. This is also in line with Globe myBusiness’ mission to be the partner of choice for entrepreneurs across the country.”
The SME expo featured guest speakers covering various helpful topics related to putting up a business. Sharing his experience on the Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a Business was the Chairman of Businessworks, Inc. Anthony Pangilinan who holds expertise in Leadership, Presentation Skills and Time Management, among others. Co-founder of popular food market Mercato Centrale RJ Ledesma on the other hand spoke about the challenges of a business start-up. Globe myBusiness expert Dan Ruiz also represented the brand to share how an SME can start its Digital Transformation.
Globe myBusiness also be showcased its portfolio of digital solutions led by Shopify, a cloud-based, multichannel e-Commerce platform present in about 150 countries. It is one of the solutions that will help SMEs to simplify and professionalize their business operations through their own, personalized online business for as low as P429 a month.
Aside from Shopify, Globe myBusiness also offers myShopkeeper, a cloud-based sales and inventory tracking solution; Google Apps for Work, which provides businesses with custom email address; Canvas for digital business forms and receipts; Globe Charge, a mobile card reader attached to a smartphone which allows entrepreneurs to accept credit card payments even when they are on-the-go; and Adblast and Text Connect which are marketing platforms that allow SMEs to execute targeted, branded SMS to their customers.
To know more about the activities of Globe myBusiness Day, visit https://mybusiness.globe.com.ph/mybusinessday. To learn more about Globe myBusiness and its suite of products and services, visit https://mybusiness.globe.com.ph.
Globe earns recognition as Climate Leader in Asia-Pacific for second year in a row
For two consecutive years, leading digital solutions platform Globe has been recognized as one of Asia Pacific’s Climate Leaders. The list developed by the Financial Times and Global Market Research Firm, Statista honors companies that are making significant strides in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Globe is the only Philippine telco company included in this year’s line up. The company sees this recognition as a testament to its commitment to climate action, backed by its energy-efficient technologies and sustainable network operations.
“Being recognized by the Financial Times as a Climate Leader for the second time reaffirms our commitment to make a positive impact to the environment. This inspires us to continue on our path to net zero. We believe that collaboration between us and our stakeholders is key in our roadmap towards a more sustainable, low-carbon future,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group’s Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer.
Globe’s inclusion in the list was a result of the rigorous process conducted by the Financial Times and Statista, where they examined the carbon footprint of thousands of companies in the region.
The assessment considered factors such as revenues, independent emissions data reporting, adherence to Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reporting, and CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) ratings among others. Globe stood out for its substantial reductions in its core emissions intensity between 2016 and 2021, demonstrating not only its financial growth but its dedication to climate action.
A core part of Globe’s success comes from the implementation of numerous climate action initiatives over the years, from deploying green network solutions, piloting off-grid network technologies in remote and disaster-prone areas, adopting eco-friendly batteries, adopting green, low-carbon optical networks technologies, and shifting to renewable energy consumption in its key sites.
In line with these, Globe has also ventured into engaging its supply chain, establishing sustainability criteria in its procurement and vendor assessment processes, and rallying business partners to support and follow sustainable practices. The move propelled a collective, company-wide journey towards greener operations, in line with its commitment to achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050.
Coming from the company’s commitment to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2021, Globe is set to submit targets to SBTi for validation and approval this year. Ahead of its submission, Globe achieved a 4.42% reduction in its total Scope 1 and 2 emissions driven by the company’s energy management programs and continued shift to renewable energy sources for its high energy sites. This exceeded its interim voluntary reduction target of 4.2% Linear Annual Reduction Rate (LARR) set in 2022, aligned with the SBTi reduction rate for the 1.5˚C global warming scenario.
To learn more about Globe’s sustainability commitments and strategies, visit Globe’s Sustainability page. For the latest Globe Integrated Report, click this link.
Globe leads 5G speeds in key Mindanao cities
Globe dominated major areas in Mindanao in terms of 5G speeds for the first quarter of the year, as it remains firm in its commitment to providing faster and more reliable connectivity to Filipinos nationwide.
Based on Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® Q1 2023 data, Globe topped the 5G mobile segment in Cagayan de Oro with a median download speed of 159.298 Mbps, Misamis Oriental with 157.795 Mbps, and Zamboanga with 99.916 Mbps. Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage has reached 90.2 percent in key cities of Mindanao.
This latest wireless internet connectivity offers huge advantages over 4G. With speeds up to 100 times faster, higher bandwidth, and a more stable internet connection, 5G can revolutionize the way people live, work, and play, and help bridge the digital divide.
As a 5G pioneer in the Philippines, Globe helps drive the adoption of 5G technology in the country and paves the way for the next generation of digital innovation. This is in line with its commitment to driving economic growth and development through innovation and infrastructure under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“The importance of 5G connectivity cannot be overstated. It can unlock countless opportunities for growth and development, not just for businesses but also for individuals and communities. 5G can bring new education and health services to remote areas, create new job opportunities, and spur economic development in the region. This is why Globe is committed to bringing 5G connectivity all over the Philippines so Filipinos anywhere can have access to the same opportunities and services,” said Globe Chief Transformation and Customer Experience Officer Rebecca Eclipse.
In the first quarter of 2023, Globe deployed 66 new 5G sites in 74 cities and towns across the country, expanding its 5G outdoor coverage to 97.21% of the National Capital Region and 90.28% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. Globe also logged 4.3 million devices in its 5G network as of March 2023.
To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.
Globe donates 100 Home Prepaid WiFi units to DepEd
Reliable and high-speed connectivity has become an essential component of effective education in today’s digital age as students and teachers need access to the internet to engage in various online learning activities and resources.
But many schools in underserved areas still struggle with connectivity issues. To address this challenge, Globe is supporting the Department of Education’s (DepEd) MATATAG Agenda, which aims to improve the delivery of basic education facilities and services in far-flung places in the country.
The company recently donated 100 Home Prepaid WiFi units to DepEd, which have been distributed to various schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region 1. Globe Home Prepaid WIFi offers budget-friendly yet fast and reliable internet access.
By bringing technology and the internet closer to teachers and students, Globe is helping facilitate better and more efficient learning. High-speed internet connectivity allows teachers and students to access digital textbooks and multimedia learning resources, as well as engage in collaborative online activities.
This provides students with a more comprehensive and meaningful education and supports the development of critical digital literacy skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century.
“Globe hopes to contribute to the achievement of the MATATAG Agenda and make a positive impact on the lives of students and teachers in CAR and Region 1. Globe is committed to continuing its efforts to improve internet connectivity in schools across the Philippines and provide quality education for all,” said Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto.
The MATATAG Agenda has four critical components, including making the curriculum relevant to produce competent and job-ready citizens, accelerating the delivery of basic education facilities and services, giving support to teachers to teach better, and strengthening partnerships and collaborations of the education sector with other sectors.
This is aligned with Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG No. 4 which advocates for equitable access to quality education and tools for digital upskilling.
Globe’s involvement in the DepEd program shows its dedication to ensuring that every student has an equal chance to succeed, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographical location. Through its efforts to enhance internet connectivity in schools, Globe helps create more opportunities for students to access quality education and develop critical digital literacy skills.
To learn more about Globe, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/.
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