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April 2022


How the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 keeps business information secure around the time

Be ready for the hybrid working setup this year by keeping important files safe from malware with the help of HP Sure Sense, HP Sure Click, and more.

For the past two years, working from home has been the most popular trend among professionals. Many businesses are considering a hybrid working environment this year. This allows employees to return to the office safely while also allowing them to work remotely.

Shifting to this system may necessitate upgrading one’s computers to meet their requirements. Apart from having the essential tools, such as MS Office, it’s also critical to invest in a device with reliable security measures to protect personal and business papers from viruses and hackers. This is especially important for people who frequently use public Wi-Fi.

A capable laptop that provides reliable protection is the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8. This commercial-grade laptop is built with the latest security features that can neutralize even the most advanced malware. It’s a fitting device for the inevitable “hybrid lifestyle.”

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 Notebook PC is protected on all fronts with its powerful, reliable security features.

All-around cyberattack protection

The HP EliteBook x360’s security features ensure that it’s protected on all fronts – from the BIOS down to the files. It’s built with the HP BIOSphere Gen6, which delivers enhanced firmware protection once the laptop is booted up and guards it from all cyberattacks that might compromise the BIOS.

If the EliteBook unexpectedly gets corrupted, HP Sure Start Gen6, the world’s first self-healing BIOS, will automatically restart the laptop with a safe copy of the BIOS. This is meant to help it recover from any type of cyberattack.

The main anti-virus software, HP Sure Sense, is a highly adept and intelligent defender that uses AI to search and neutralize malware and ransomware that may have infected the PC. It runs with HP Sure Run Gen4, which keeps security features functional, even if harmful malware tries to shut it down.

With business files often sent via online drives, it’s necessary for people to be careful of the links they click. Fortunately, HP Sure Click has made it safer as it opens files, applications, and web pages inside a micro VM container that isolates malicious viruses. This will make sure that people won’t accidentally download potentially dangerous software to their PCs.

Leveling up password protection

Keep unwanted eyes away from important files with HP DriveLock and HP Sure Admin. The former prevents unauthorized access to data and lets users set two passwords to lock certain hard drives.

Meanwhile, HP Sure Admin creates a digital key that people can use to access and manage their BIOS settings. They can do this from their PCs or through the HP Sure Admin app, available for free download on the Google Play Store.

With the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8, unlock all “Hybrid Possibilities” this year. It’s not only a lightweight and dependable Notebook PC, but it also gives users the confidence to work safely. All HP devices have these sophisticated security measures, ensuring that every user is safe as they transition to the hybrid setup’s full implementation.

Visit the HP official store on Lazada or Shopee for more information, or find an authorized HP reseller near you.





Select HP laptops and desktops come with up to P5,000 in GCash credits

With HP and GCash, you get double the gift: a device that serves all your needs and up to P5,000 worth of GCash credits.

People want to be able to do everything on one device in today’s digital age. Professionals want a reliable device to multi-task on—do their work, research, create presentations, and use it for entertainment as well. Kids want to study, play games, and stream music and movies on their laptops. Upgrade with the correct product to adapt to the new normal when physical school and hybrid work begin, and let it help you complete things efficiently so you can do what you want.

You deserve a new laptop to navigate through the post-pandemic world, and you can get P1,500 to P5,000 in GCash credits when you buy any of these HP laptops or desktop PCs. Having money in your electronic wallet is always useful because you can use it to pay for things in physical or online stores that take GCash.

HP recognizes the different needs of people but also their common need: an efficient, fast and high-performance device. For Gen-Z, millennials and young professionals who want to do everything all at once, the HP Pavilion x360 series of convertible laptops is the ideal choice. The HP Pavilion x360 models feature 11th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors; different working modes (laptop, tent, tablet); simultaneous pen and touch; Windows 11 Home; and HP Fast Charge.

Whether it’s for studying, gaming or streaming, the HP Pavilion x360 is perfect for the digital lifestyle.

The HP Pavilion x360 laptops were made with sustainability in mind, using post-consumer recycled and ocean-bound plastics. They feature a 14” diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, edge-to-edge glass, micro-edge.

Other HP products that entitle customers to free GCash include HP Spectre x360, HP ENVY x360, OMEN by HP Laptop 15, HP Pavilion Aero Laptop, HP ENVY x360 Convert. From the desktop lines are HP Pavilion AIO, HP Pav Gaming, Omen by HP Obelisk and OMEN 25L Gaming, among others. Check the complete list of participating products here.

To get the GCash voucher, customers need to register on HP’s promotions website. They need to upload scanned or photographed copies of the serial number from the box of HP laptop (the serial number must be cut out, not still attached to the product box); copy of the original invoice showing sales invoice number and date of purchase; customer’s full name, address and contact details; product model purchased including serial number; store name and branch location; name of transacting sales representative; and copy of government-issued ID, school ID, and company ID among others. Log on to and upload all the requirements. Click here for more details.

Choose your HP laptop or desktop computer from Lazada or Shopee, or go to an Authorized HP Reseller near you. The HP-GCash promotion will run through April 30, 2022, and it is governed by DTI Fair Trade Permit No. 2022 FTEB-136715 Series



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Smile Train patients share smiles with Miss Universe Bahrain

Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, recently welcomed Miss Universe Bahrain Manar Nadeem ‘Jess’ Deyani to the Philippines in collaboration with Yugen Group Dubai, and asked her to meet patients cared for by its partner, Philippine Band of Mercy (PBM).

Jess, who is in the country for the Miss Universe Philippines coronation night, took time from her busy schedule to visit the young patients who were waiting for or have received cleft surgeries at the Smile Train Comprehensive Cleft Care Center at the PBM complex. Despite wearing a face mask, the beauty queen’s smiling eyes elicited the same wondrous smiles from the young patients.

The first-ever Miss Universe representative of Bahrain, Jess has been very keen on raising awareness on issues like equality, inclusivity, and has expressed her desire to support in bringing greater understanding of cleft conditions and the work that Smile Train does for the cleft community.

Visit to learn more about Smile Train’s global initiatives and to donate. Visit to learn more about Smile Train’s local programs in the Philippines and to refer a patient in need. Smile Train Philippines can be found on Instagram as @SmileTrainPh and on Facebook as @SmileTrainPhilippines


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ADAS 2022 commences in PHL with major defense firms from across the world as exhibitors

The Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) 2022, the Philippines’ sole defense and security exhibition, kicks off today at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, showcasing cutting-edge assets, equipment, and technology in the defense industry. The ADAS 2022 offers prominent international defense contractors and manufacturers with the latest technology to address the ever-growing needs and shifting requirements of the Philippines’ modernizing defense and security sectors.

I’m so overwhelmed with the experience I had with ADAS as they taught me about weapons and guns, I also got the chance to try and execute my full learnings with them. It is so fun and enjoyable acquiring information and experiencing such kind.

The three-day event will be inaugurated by local and international guests, as well as VIPs from the defense, security, and civilian sectors.

ADAS 2022, organized by Singapore-based APAC Expo Pte Ltd, will run till April 29 and feature over 165 exhibitors from 32 countries displaying distinctive, innovative, and unrivaled products, systems, and technologies. These are mostly the world’s top and most important defense and security companies.

The United States of America, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, South Korea, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Canada, India, Israel, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Greece, Denmark, and the Philippines are just a few of the countries exhibiting.

Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Airbus, Saab, Brahmos Aerospace, Austal, Israel Weapon Industries, Korea Aerospace Industries, Israel Aerospace Industries, Elbit Systems, Embraer, Aselsan, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Rafael, Glock, and UAV Factory are among the companies that will be displaying their products.

“With more than 165 exhibitors representing the world’s top defense companies, suppliers and contractors showcasing their products, this year’s iteration of the ADAS Series will be the largest on record. We are therefore looking forward to a great success,” said APAC EXPO Pte Ltd Managing Director Andrew Marriott.

The Office of the President of the Philippines, the Department of National Defense, the National Security Council, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Tourism Promotions Board are all supporting the ADAS 2022.

The ADAS Series began in 2014, and it has been held every two years since then, with the exception of 2020 because to the Covid-19


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In the Philippines, AKARI introduces their newest line of innovative, value-driven air coolers

AKARI remains steadfast in its commitment to provide innovative, value-driven, and high-quality air coolers and rechargeable fan products to millions of households in the Philippines.A great option to beat the summer heat, AKARI AIR COOLER is the leading partner of choice to cool your living space without having to break the bank. If you’re looking for a mobile, eco-friendly alternative to air conditioners, then look no further: this top-notch brand ensures optimum cooling performance with its ergonomic design and technology.

AKARI AIR COOLER is a modern and small structure with air purifying capabilities that remove allergy-inducing agents and contaminants from your home, unlike other bulky and wide designed coolers on the market. Its honeycomb filters have a high capacity for retaining more water and cooling the air faster. Most importantly, it lasts longer and requires less upkeep.

AKARI AIR COOLER also makes use of ionizers to help make the air quality better. Aiding in trapping contaminants in an indoor environment, ionizers eliminate pollutant particles that contribute to health complications such as asthma, chemical sensitivities, and breathing problems. In addition, it helps promote relaxation and improve sleep.

Aside from providing high-performance, portable air coolers, AKARI gives consumers an opportunity to make informed purchase based on convenience, efficiency, and overall appeal. It has a comprehensive range of air coolers that brings enough wind strength to sustain long, uninterrupted cooling.

One of its models, ARFC-12C is a rechargeable air cooler that can be very useful during power interruption. If cooling performance, portability, and power efficiency are three things that you look forward to in an air cooler, this is the best pick for you.

Whether you’re looking for a thoughtfully designed air cooler with the best features in terms of form and functionality, or a pocket-friendly option that’s enough to cool you down in a variety of situations, AKARI has it all covered for you. Stay cool anytime, anywhere with AKARI.

Expect more products to be released shortly, as AKARI strives to provide affordable things that are stylish and functional in every Filipino home. To purchase AKARI’s current collection of home, space, and workplace accessories, go to the company’s  official website.





Lifestyle, News

Why catastrophe planning should be a part of your strategy

File Photo: Aftermath of Typhoon Odette, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, December 2021

The Philippines has long been seen as disaster-prone and vulnerable. According to the 2018 World Risk Report, it ranked third among the world’s most dangerous countries. The geographical location and makeup of the country play a significant role. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of many small islands surrounded by water. It is also located within the Typhoon belt and the “Ring of Fire” and between the Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, for example, are usually always disasters waiting to happen – literally.

Typhoon Odette recently hit the Visayas and Mindanao regions, causing widespread devastation. The most recent eruption of Taal Volcano occurred in 2020, affecting around 736,000 people. Filipinos constantly experience a barrage of natural disasters, and yet, a study from the Harvard According to the Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) in 2018, 47.5 percent of all respondents claimed they had done nothing to prepare for a disaster in the previous five years, and only 36 percent felt adequately prepared.

November 2013. Tacloban, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record.

Still, there seems to be hope in encouraging Filipinos to start prioritizing their safety and investing in disaster preparedness. In the same Harvard study,4 many of the respondents said if they had enough funds and resources, they would definitely be willing to prepare ahead. This shows that, in spite of it all, Filipinos do want to be ready.

So, what can we as individuals do to make sure that we are well-equipped when the next typhoon, earthquake, or volcanic eruption hits? The first step is to know your location well. Is it prone to flooding? How far away is it from the nearest volcano? Is it close to a fault line? All this information can be found with just a click of a button, thanks to digitalized documentation efforts led by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). (Link:

SM Lanang Premier in Davao has a rain water catchment tank with a capacity of 600 cubic meters

Once you have assessed your location’s vulnerabilities, now you can actively prepare yourself and your home for any incoming calamities. Check your house for any damages, and if it is made from materials that can withstand ground movement or strong winds. Keep a Go Bag with emergency resources accessible, both in your homes and places of work.

Finally, make it a habit to listen to the radio and the news for any updates, and monitor your local government unit’s social media for any announcements. Familiarize yourself with as many routes as you can to your nearest evacuation center. Schools, barangay courts, and even malls like SM Supermalls often open their doors to receive evacuees in times of crisis.

SM DRR Facilities: (Left) Automated Weather Stations: SM Prime Holdings, Inc. has inked a partnership with the Manila Observatory for the “High Definition Clean Energy, Climate, and Weather Forecasts for the Philippines” Project, a data-driven system that utilizes automated weather stations (AWS) and high-performance computer modeling to provide clean energy and weather forecasts up to five days in advance. (Right) SM has also installed Earthquake Recording Instrumentations (ERI) on all malls for earth movement real time monitoring being recorded in an ERI dashboard.

SM, as a responsible member of the community, has taken disaster resilience as a necessary investment to help ensure that our communities thrive. SM allots 10% of its capital expenditures to incorporate disaster-resilient features, of which installing water management design features is one of them. By ensuring that its investments, employees, tenants and partners are resilient, no Filipino will be left behind.

“It is simply not a matter of if, but when,” said Hans T. Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SM Prime Holdings. “We already know that there will always be another typhoon, another earthquake, another natural calamity. Our best bet to avoid personal losses and damages is to be ready for when it comes.” 

SM Marikina stands tall above a 23-meter Marikina River water lever rise because it sits on 246 stilts and an additional 20 meters farther than the suggested 90-meter distance from the Marikina River centerline

Some of SM’s notable resilient infrastructure is SM City Marikina and SM Mall of Asia, designed to help mitigate the effect of flooding in the community. Most SM malls feature disaster-resilient designs including SM City Puerto Princesa in Palawan wherein the mall es elevated approximately 1.40 meters from the City Road, thus preventing it to be flooded from the heavy rain throughout the year. SM City Consolacion in Cebu has an adequately designed draining system discharging to adjacent creek and area surface drain along the perimeter walls.

SM Seaside City Cebu’s protection against storm surges is provided by elevating the site above mean sea level, thereby allowing the mall to be a place of refuge during times of flooding. The complex road was constructed 4.0m (not 3.0m) higher than the city road. Instead of flood barrier walls as a solution to the threat of flooding, the building’s main floor was also elevated at 4.0m (not 4.5m) from the complex roads. The first level was designed to be a parking area with a 4.0m elevation difference from the main floor.

 “We often ask ourselves – how else can we make it better for the people? We don’t want to just simply build malls, but more importantly, we make sure that our developments improve the lives of the community by adding disaster-resilient features to help mitigate the potential effects of disasters,” Sy added.

For more information on SM Prime Holdings and its other programs towards disaster preparedness, visit their website at

SM Prime, one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people. Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience form part of SM Prime’s core business strategies. It ensures that its risk-informed investments catalyze sustainable development and positive change in the communities where it operates.


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Take a day off on Mother’s Day and leave the cleaning to Green Crew!

Mothers are, without a doubt, the most busy individuals on the earth. They have to make dinner, look after the children, assist them with their schoolwork, and so much more after a long day at work. Stay-at-home mothers are just as busy as, if not busier than, their working counterparts. There will always be a never-ending list of tasks to complete. .

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, why don’t you mothers take a day off from your busy schedule and let the Green Crew take charge? Green Crew House Cleaning Service is an emerging professional cleaning business that can be found in the heart of Metro Manila.

Awarded as the most trusted house cleaning services in the market by Golden Globe annual awards for business excellence, Green Crew is making waves in the industry by understanding how businesses, corporate offices, leasing companies, and individuals can keep their place in pristine condition and make their living environment healthier while making their lives easier.

Green Crew specializes in providing cleaning services of hotel-standard experience through their exceptional and highly dependable cleaning experts. These cleaning experts have a thorough grasp of hotel experiences and makes use of environmentally friendly tools that transform an ordinary area into a stunning one.

For your vehicle’s needs, the company specializes in general services, thorough cleaning, post-renovation cleaning, and detailing services. Green Crew can make everything happen at a look, whether it’s condos, residences, or corporate buildings. So, what are you waiting for, all you mothers out there? Now is the time to pick up the phone and make an appointment with Green Crew!

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Awarded as the most trusted house cleaning services in the market by golden globe annual awards for business excellence,

Alviera in Pampanga is the ideal summer getaway for those who want to enjoy the wonderful outdoors

Unique facilities and activated spaces are launching this month in Porac, Pampanga’s Alviera, to allow outdoor enthusiasts to experience the region’s natural riches.

The estate’s EXPLORAC campaign, which gives guests unique outdoor experiences for all ages in the 1,800-hectare Alviera estate, one of the country’s largest integrated mixed-use estates by Ayala Land and Leonio Land, is beginning out with its EXPLORAC promotion. The view and spots there are such a relief for your stress. You can greatly enjoy everything as you choose this place to have your vacation escapade. I for one was greatly impressed by the splendid view of the place. I was greatly delighted to look around and just enjoy what it has to offer. It caters a lot of exciting fun filled activities that are as if you’re one with nature.

Get your adrenaline racing by participating in this activity

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Sandbox, a 2-hectare, one-of-a-kind adventure park with a variety of activities. Experience the 10-meter Giant Swing, which launches guests on a thrilling flight into the sky, as well as the core-engaging Aerial Walk, where groups can set a fun race challenge with friends or family, or solo visitors can set a personal test in endurance.

The Adventure Tower has even more amazing features. The Sandbox complex also includes the country’s first roller coaster zipline, a Free Fall jump, and climbing and rappel walls, in addition to the Aerial Walk.

The Sandbox also houses the Splash Tub, which features 11 water-themed obstacle courses such the Ball Traverse, Over-and-Under, and Wreckers that will test anyone’s balancing abilities as they walk on the slick surfaces. A lounge pool with Instagram-worthy inflatables is located within the facility and is ideal for shooting selfies or taking breaks after a long marathon.

Seek adventure in the great outdoors

Alviera also includes activities for those who want to experience Pampanga’s natural beauty. The Alviera Bike Trails, which are available to the public and feature scenic routes intended for trail and gravel bikes, promise to provide enjoyment and adventure to cyclists of all ages and abilities. This 5-kilometer track features multi-terrain routes ranging from leisure to more difficult cycling challenges, making it ideal for weekend ride-outs.

In Alviera, motorists have something to look forward to as well. The KTM Off Road Track, a 3-hectare motocross circuit that hosts off-road competitions and offers training programs complete with obstacle courses and facilities, is now located on the estate.

Alviera is poised to build its first camp site, W camp, soon for travelers who want to fully immerse themselves in the refreshing Porac environment. Car campers, as well as regular campers and glampers, are welcome at the W Camp. The rich foliage, clear, wide skies, and surrounding streams provide a pleasant relief from the city’s hustle and bustle. On April 30, mark your calendars for the site’s first family camping event.

I also enjoy very much all the amazing outdoor activities Alviera has to offer. You can experience a one of a kind adventure here in their place, as you try to take the different outdoor fun like rope climbing, aerial walk, wall climbing and many more different activities and challenges. Be also thrilled with their giant swing, where you can shout with joy or release all your stress. These all you can enjoy and experience in Alviera’s sandbox.

Take a deep breath and relax

For those looking to simply relax and unwind for the weekend, Alviera boasts a number of attractions where they may simply enjoy nature. Greenscapes, which includes a blooming field, vetiver and tree farms, and a decorative plant nursery, allows visitors to enjoy the sight of greens. A large open lawn, a lounge area, and picnic areas provide plenty of space for family and friends to relax. Everything you are looking for is here, you can enjoy and have such a great time adoring the nature around you and at the same time be thrilled with so much outdoor fun and activities.

Are you planning a more formal get-together? The Alviera Country Club, a world-class facility with multi-purpose function and meeting spaces for meetings and special events, is also located on the estate. The Club is designed to make any gathering feel like an intimate visit with Mother Nature herself, with lush open spaces and spectacular mountain vistas.

EXPLORAC’s diverse programs bring you closer to the beauty and wonder of the local surroundings the Alviera way—through urban living in nature. EXPLORAC offers the thrill of reconnecting with nature, whether to slow down or amp up the energy, all while energizing the local community of Pampanga.


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The Priceless Planet Coalition, led by Mastercard, has accelerated the restoration of 100 million trees and is calling on more companies to join sustainability efforts

Mastercard’s Priceless Planet Coalition, which now comprises over 100 global banks, fintechs, and merchants, is expanding its reforestation work to include 15 new sites around the world ahead of Earth Day on April 22. New projects are being initiated in Asia Pacific, including the Philippines, Cambodia, China, and India, while planting in Australia continues. The Coalition is trying to restore 100 million trees globally by 2025 in order to cut carbon emissions, while Mastercard is also pursuing sustainability initiatives such as the launch of its Carbon Calculator.

At the Philippines, 417,500 trees will be planted in Mt. Mantalingahan, Palawan; Peablanca, Quirino; and Mindoro Island to safeguard animals and ecosystems while also providing economic advantages to local communities and boosting tourism.

A 2022 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounded the alarm about the urgency of taking immediate action to mitigate climate change. The UN report stated that removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, in tandem with reducing emissions, will play a central role in mitigating the effects of climate change; reforestation is widely acknowledged as one of the most impactful and cost-effective ways to do this. And while a UN Global Compact study found that 81 percent of CEOs are already developing sustainable products and services, research from Bain revealed that nearly half of these sustainability initiatives fail to achieve their stated aims. This is often due to the significant investments required to hire talent and build new capabilities, external factors, and long program durations measured in decades rather than years or months. Uniting in action with partners and experts can help address these challenges and lead to better outcomes.

“Tackling environmental issues is a whole-of-society task, but efforts are often undertaken in isolation or without coordination,” said Sandeep Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Products & Innovation, Asia Pacific, Mastercard. “Given the urgency of the IPCC’s latest findings, now is the time to pull together to combat this challenge that affects every one of us on this planet. At the core of Mastercard’s business is a global network that spans banks, governments, merchants, and consumers. It is this connectivity that makes the Priceless Planet Coalition different and more effective. By pooling resources, it’s possible to rapidly scale forest restoration work and environmental initiatives, while providing businesses with pre-existing infrastructure that easily – and cost effectively – allows them to have a tangible impact.”

The Priceless Planet Coalition works by uniting companies, communities and consumers in collective, coordinated climate action. Guided by its restoration partners, Conservation International and World Resources Institute, the Coalition employs science-based best practices to identify new project sites, select the appropriate tree species and ensure long-term forest health through ongoing monitoring, while also providing economic opportunities for local communities.

In addition to funding the restoration efforts, partners also work to engage consumers by encouraging people to take climate-friendly actions or make personal contributions through a donation platform. Organizations that have joined the Coalition in Asia Pacific include 1derful and Archa in Australia, as well as multiple banks in Taiwan such as The Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank, DBS, Mega International Commercial Bank, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, Taiwan Shin Kong Commercial Bank, and KGI Bank.

Carbon Calculator: ESG fintech solution enables banks to support eco-friendly spending

To help consumers understand the environmental impact of their spending, the company developed the Mastercard Carbon Calculator in collaboration with Swedish fintech Doconomy. The easily implemented API enables banks and fintechs to embed carbon tracking within their own digital products so that their customers can view the estimated carbon footprint of all their purchases. A user’s carbon footprint is tracked month by month across a variety of spending categories so they can better understand where they are having the greatest impact and make small modifications that can result in real change.

In March 2022, Taiwan’s O-Bank was the first bank in the Asia Pacific region to implement the Carbon Calculator. Soon after, Priceless Planet Coalition partner, Taiwan Shin Kong Commercial Bank, announced that it plans to offer the Carbon Calculator to its customers as well.

Building a sustainable digital economy

Creating a Long-Term Digital Economy With a digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere, Mastercard is committed to creating a more inclusive and sustainable world. The company has expedited its net zero goal to 2040 and recently revised its remuneration model for all employees, which is now linked to three environmental, social, and governance principles (ESG). Mastercard is developing products and services to assist its customers provide more environmentally responsible solutions to consumers around the world through its Global Sustainability Innovation Lab.

Visit to join or learn more about the Priceless Planet Coalition

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA),
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Appendices follow.

APPENDIX I: Reforestation work in Asia Pacific

Country Locations Objectives Trees to be Planted



New South Wales, Victoria Support ecological community and habitat areas for local birds and other animals; assist in creating seed supply for vulnerable flora species 430,000
Cambodia Pursat, Kampong Thom provinces, Tonle Sap Restore flooded gallery forest within the boundaries of community fishery areas to provide vital habitat for fish and wild animals, while enhancing the livelihood options of local communities 219,980


China Hainan province Increase forest cover, help protect biodiversity, safeguard ecosystem services, and increase climate resilience for nature and local communities 460,000
India Dalma-Similipal elephant corridor Planning in progress Planning in progress
Philippines Mt. Mantalingahan and Peñablanca, Quirino and Mindoro Provide economic benefits to local communities, protect wildlife and local ecosystems, boost tourism 417,500


VIDEO: Spotlight on restoration work in Australia (Watch here)

PHOTO ESSAY – Australia: How regenerative agriculture can battle climate change (View here)

APPENDIX II: Reforestation work in other regions

In addition to the Asia Pacific locations cited above, the project portfolio of the Priceless Planet Coalition also includes diverse geographical representation in the following regions: Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala); Europe (France, Portugal, Spain, Scotland); Middle East & Africa (Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, United Arab Emirates); and North America (Mexico, United States). The expansion builds on the Coalition’s existing planting progress underway in Australia, Kenya and the Amazon in Brazil.

BLOG by Conservation International & World Resources Institute (Read here)