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2023 Trends in Philippine Consumer Finance

February 16, 2023

The Philippine Consumer Finance landscape saw big changes over the past three years, mostly out of necessity. In 2020-2021, Payment wallet operators such as GCash rose to prominence as mobility restrictions necessitated ways of making payments digitally. In 2022, revenge spending took over as pent- up consumer demand fueled consumption. The question now is what…

Hook Up on Tinder

February 7, 2023

Since dating can be stressful, there is the possibility of humor to try to reduce tensions. In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Rosenfeld found that heterosexual couples are more likely to meet a romantic partner online than through personal contacts and connections. Since 1940, traditional ways of…

Top Five ESG Trends in the Philippines to Watch Out for in 2023

January 30, 2023

2023 looks to be of greater interest for companies here in the Philippines when it comes to sustainability, built up on trends that have begun in 2022 and are influenced by policies and regulatory guidelines on how to transition from the old practices in business to ESG-based or sustainable practices in the Philippines. In this…

Accelerating SDG Achievement Through Sustainability Capacity Building

December 20, 2022

9 of the 17 Sustainability Development Goals of the Philippines are in red category (i.e. major challenges). At the global stage, the 2022 SDG Report shows slow progress in many and reversal in some of the SDGs. Reversing the trend requires capacity building, which is one of the important pillars identified by UN in accelerating…

Cross Border PMI for Value Creation

October 11, 2022

Post-Merger Integration (PMI) is one of the most important keys to a successful cross-border M&A deal—60% of M&A deals tend to destroy shareholder value due to the lack of a proper PMI.  With the number of M&A projects rapidly increasing around the globe, it is imperative to know how to perform a strategic PMI to…

Consumer Finance in the Philippines

October 5, 2022

NRI Manila Branch Business Analyst Josh Co provides an overview of the current consumer finance landscape in the Philippines and shares insights on foreseeable trends and developments. Contact Us To Download This Article

ASEAN countries are working together towards sustainable energy

September 15, 2022

Following the Paris Agreement, many ASEAN countries share the common goal of keeping up with the rising demand for secure, affordable, and sustainable energy. New policies and groundbreaking technologies continue to emerge to actively promote energy efficiency. In this report, the Nomura Research Institute Singapore branch provides some insights on the energy sector which examines…

Strengthening Sustainability Culture Through Human Rights Policy

August 23, 2022

Do you already have a formal Human Rights policy?   In this article, NRI Manila’s OD Consulting Head, Jun Roy, provides a quick guide and references for HR and Sustainability leaders to establish or align their Human Rights Policy in their organizations.   Human Rights Policy is an important part of Sustainability Culture and business…

Decarbonizing and Net Zero from the Philippines perspective

August 1, 2022

Climate change is real. In this article, NRI Manila Branch Industry Solutions Consulting Sector (ISC) Consultant Jonas Marie Dumdum provides the latest developments on policies on climate impact and provide a link between current regulations on climate action and sustainability. He also shares the challenges on climate action for the private sector and how NRI…

Philippine Macroeconomy (2022 H1 Update and Outlook)

July 7, 2022

In this article, NRI Manila Branch Business Analyst Josh Co provides an overview of the Philippine macroeconomy in the first half of 2022 and what to expect in the remaining half of the year. Contact Us To Download This Article

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