A memorandum of agreement that promotes inclusive growth in its host communities was signed on January 11, 2022. Sitting from left: Connected Women (CW) Gina Romero, Founder and Head of Special Projects, Ruth Yu-Owen, Co-Founder; SNAP President and CEO Joseph Yu and Assistant Vice President (AVP) and Chief Information Officer Mitch Cabigon. Standing (from left) are CW CEO Agnes Gervacio,, and SNAP VP for Corporate Affairs Atty. Mike Hosillos.



Collaboration is a vital component of sustainability. Companies can only achieve sustainable growth if there is a balance between the three factors in the sustainability equation: people, planet, and profit. And for renewable energy company, SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP), the importance of
including their stakeholders was clear from the beginning of their sustainability journey. Proof of this meaningful collaboration is an initiative between SNAP and Connected Women through its program, Elevate AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Annotation).

Under this partnership, SNAP and Connected Women will train unemployed home-based women in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data annotation. “Sustainable development entails uplifting communities. One great way to do it is by reducing poverty in the community and providing
decent work and economic growth, and education is a key part of that. Women will get training, education, and job opportunities through Elevate AIDA,” said Joseph Yu, SNAP2 President and CEO, in his statement during the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing.

Over the years, SNAP has established and nurtured partnerships with its various stakeholders and encouraged them to play an active role in sustainable development. In this program, women from
Namilangan, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao; General Aguinaldo, Ramon Isabela; and Marian, Tinongdan, of Itogon, and Sombrero, Ambuklao of Bokod, Benguet, will have the opportunity to develop online
skills and provided with remote work opportunities. This kind of partnership is important to achieving the scale and sustained impact needed to generate shared value among SNAP’s stakeholders.

Programs like this foster mutual understanding, trust, and support that the renewable energy company has committed to building. “We are continually working on empowering, educating, and uplifting our host communities. By doing so, we are able to find new opportunities to work together and to create new solutions as we forge and energize a sustainable future,” he closed. SNAP’s operational and sustainability practices are in alignment with and contribute directly to select SDGs, including Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), Climate Action (SDG 13), Occupational Health and Safety (SDG 3), and Community Engagement (SDG 17).

Ruth Yu-Owen, Connected Women Co- Founder believes in a future where AI accelerates innovation with impact and creates accessible opportunities for all. “Through our partnership with SNAP, we provide talent and commercial value to SNAP’s various business units while ensuring
that women are not left behind in the future of work,” she said. Connected Women is a for profit
social impact tech startup offering online skills training and remote work opportunities for women, and providing fully managed high-quality affordable data annotation outsourcing skills for businesses globally

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