Smart champions youth empowerment through the United Nations’ sustainability goals
Using the same digital platforms that help maintain connectivity, learning and support during the COVID-19 pandemic, YFPH aims to accelerate the achievement of the UN SDGs. Through this partnership with the YFPH, Smart is able to grow and promote the sustainability programs of mother company, PLDT. These include continuous innovation, responsible and efficient operations, awesome customer experience and quality of service, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility and community relations, good labor practice and people management, and good governance and ethical business practices. All these initiatives are aimed at future-proofing the business of PLDT-Smart, and underscore the triple bottomline espoused by Sustainability: Progress, People, and Planet. Creating innovative digital solutions The SBS week-long hackathon, INAYAB Labs, challenged youth participants to offer real-life innovative solutions that can help advance and achieve UN SDGs. INAYAB, the reverse of the word Filipino word for hero—bayani, stands for Innovation & Advancement for Youth Activation Building.
The 2030 YFPH is a network of youth advocating for the achievement of the global goals through collaborations with all sectors stakeholders of society. It is an affiliate of 2030 Youth Force in the Asia-Pacific Region formed under the initiative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Volunteers (UNV).