The Philippine Social Enterprise Network (PhilSEN) is dedicated to the promotion of the social and community enterprises that enable the poor and marginalised to become key economic players.
Since 1999, the network focuses on enhancing capacities of member organizations through subsector analysis, value chain analysis and market studies, business planning and monitoring, business development services, social entrepreneurship capacity building, markets and products development, including micro-finance/savings and credit.
Today, PhilSEN has expanded its network and is now working with international organizations and initiatives like Together 2030, the British Council, European Union, Asia-Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism with ESCAP, ASEAN Network on Inclusive Entrepreneurship, and the United Nations.
PhilSEN is also the secretariat of the Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PRESENT) Coalition, a group of social enterprise advocates formed by a group of 20 networks of social enterprises and support groups. Together with the PRESENT Coalition, PhilSEN is currently lobbying for the PRESENT Bill in Senate and Congress to promote social enterprises as vehicles for poverty reduction, spearheading social enterprise education in the country and is developing benchmarks and standards for social enterprises.