PHL eco-social warriors bag Eco-Business A-List 2022 award

SUSTAINABILITY champions, business owners and social innovators from the Philippines who lead and signify both equally the public and non-public sectors that build beneficial impacts across the Asia Pacific (AsPac) area for prioritizing the surroundings and society, have been identified and celebrated at the fourth edition of the Eco-Small business A-List.

Mary Jean Feliciano, vice mayor of Brooke’s Position city in Palawan, was named amid the 10 winners in the Eco-Business enterprise A-List 2022 for defending communities in her hometown from unsustainable mining.

The event was held at a hybrid awards ceremony at a resort in Singapore on March 3 with participants such as regional and intercontinental media.

It can be recalled that Feliciano was suspended from her mayoralty publish without having spend just after the Ombudsman ruled in July 2021 that she went beyond her mandate for taking actions in opposition to Ipilan Nickel Corp., a subsidiary of World-wide Ferronickel Holdings.

Feliciano enforced in 2018 a stop-and-desist, closure and demolition orders in opposition to the business that was documented a 12 months prior by community people for clearing forests in its concession bounded inside Mount Mantalingahan Shielded Landscape, a conservation place that functions as the town’s watershed.

She returned to the City Hall following a landslide victory in her vice-mayoral bid in the May perhaps 9 elections last year.

“It hurts to be suspended for carrying out what is ideal,” she claimed. “But I am satisfied that the people believe in me and believe in my message that we must shield Brook’s Stage and we must defend our mountains, the rivers, and the trees that presents us abundance.”

Signing up for Feliciano in the similar category was GerWeiss Motors Corp. Chief Govt Officer Sean Gabriel Villoria for his mission to electrify a few-wheelers in the Philippines.

In the meantime, Ann Adeline Dumaliang, trustee of Masungi Georeserve and Niels Gabriel Nable, head of sustainability reporting and partnerships at Meralco, accomplished the roster of 10 honorees for the Eco-Organization Youth A-Checklist 2022.

The former was feted for her conservation efforts in the country’s previous environmentally friendly corridor, although the latter was identified for boosting sustainability and environmental, social and governance reporting practices in the private sector.

The Filipino awardees in the 2022 Eco-Organization A-List and A-Record Youth bested much more than 120 nominees across the AsPac region, which include China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

In accordance to Eco-Small business Founder and Managing Director Jessica Cheam, they came from various backgrounds still 1 in their commitment to build a positive influence in their respective fields.

“Faced with urgent challenges from the local climate disaster to useful resource use and improving livelihoods, it is more critical than at any time for those in decision-earning positions to display sustainability leadership,” she stated.

“We hope that by spotlighting the efforts of these people, some others will also be inspired,” Cheam added.