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Learn more about ADEC Innovations and the latest industry news.
Learn more about ADEC Innovations by reading our latest press releases below.
FirstCarbon Solutions proudly sponsors one of the awards during the annual Asia CEO Awards on November 12, 2014, at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City, Philippines.
The Asia CEO Awards is spearheaded by the organizers of the Asia CEO Forum, one of the largest and most prestigious business events in the Philippines. An alliance of Filipino and international businessmen set up the Asia CEO Awards as a means of promoting the Philippines as a premiere business destination in the global market.
The 2014 Asia CEO Awards highlights the outstanding leadership achievements of individuals and organizations in the Philippines. As the proud sponsor of the Green Company of the Year Award, FirstCarbon Solutions aims to encourage and motivate companies in pursuing sustainable development. By sponsoring the said award category, FirstCarbon Solutions further shows its resolve and commitment to its own campaign for environmental sustainability while showcasing its environmental management capabilities and expertise.
Improve your Company’s Climate Management and City Resilience
CDP offers a free reporting platform for cities and companies to disclose climate activities and benchmark progress. More than 4500 companies disclose each year to CDP and in 2014, more than 200 cities from across the globe reported to CDP Cities.
On October 27 - 28, CDP Cities will host its annual workshop for North American cities in San Jose, CA . This year, the theme of the workshop is “Driving Change, Improving Practice: Effective Strategies for Climate Management and City Resilience” and it promises to provide a thoughtful discussion on how cities around the world are taking the lead on climate adaptation and mitigation. View the event agenda here.
This is a FREE EVENT for all cities, and limited travel funds are available to city government representatives to attend.
For more information on this event, contact:
Cities Manager, CDP North America
FirstCarbon Solutions participates in the 5th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM2014) on October 16 to 19, 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.
Carrying the theme “Creating Green Wealth,” IGEM2014 promotes the use of green technology to attain sustainable economic growth for nation-states and provided a venue for discussing urgent matters on environmental and energy security. The 4-day event is attended by approximately 60,000 visitors representing some 600 organizations.
FCS' Project Manager / Air Quality Scientist
FCS's Director of Enviromental Services
Trevor Macenski is a Director with FCS, previously Michael Brandman Associates (MBA), and is intimately familiar with both, local and regional planning and environmental planning. As an environmental scientist, he specializes in environmental impact assessments and sustainability planning documents for both the public and private sectors. Trevor possesses strong technical understanding of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and has a wide range of project experience developing environmental compliance strategies under both, CEQA and NEPA for infill development, industrial facility expansions; well and drilling operations, residential and commercial projects; educational, correctional, and public facilities; and roadway and regional recreation centers. As an experienced environmental impact assessment practitioner, Trevor is part of FCS’s Environmental Education Group, which regularly provides informative presentations to public agencies, private organizations, and educational institutions at all levels. Trevor is adjunct faculty at UC Davis where he teaches environmental impact assessment methodologies and provides annual CEQA classes throughout California for the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP). Trevor plays a large role in AEP serving as the current Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; as well as recently hosting the 2012 AEP Conference, and acting as the Director of the Superior Chapter of AEP from 2008-2011.
In this panel, Trevor will present on SB 375 and the existing CEQA streamlining currently in place, and proctor a discussion between panel members linking the benefits and/or challenges between all three bills.
Associate at the Thomas Law Group
Chris Butcher is an Associate at the Thomas Law Group and formerly an Associate at Remy, Thomas, Moose & Manley, LLP. Chris was intimately involved in drafting some of the legislative language that was recently passed in SB743. He represents clients in all phases of environmental law, land use entitlement, and permitting processes, including administrative approvals and litigation. His practice covers the CEQA, the State Planning and Zoning Law, the Subdivision Map Act, the Williamson Act and other land conservation programs within California, the California Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the federal Endangered Species Act, the federal Clean Water Act, and administrative proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. Chris is a published author writing on issues concerning land use and environmental law. His article, The Forgotten Intent of the Williamson Act (2005) 12 Hastings West-Northwest J. Environmental L. & Policy 37-69, has been cited by the California First District Court of Appeal.
In this panel, Chris will focus on presenting the "new" CEQA streamlining opportunities that exist within SB 743.
Director of State Clearinghouse for OPR
Scott Morgan is the Director of State Clearinghouse and Deputy Director of Administration for the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR). Scott will be responsible for helping OPR develop guidance and direction related to SB743, 226, and 375. He has 15 years of experience working with CEQA, California planning law, land-use and environmental regulations. He is a member of the Association of Environmental Professionals, the American Planning Association, and sits on a variety of state agency working groups and technical advisory committees. Scott works with Federal, State, Tribal, and Local agencies on land use, environmental, renewable energy, and cultural site protection issues. Scott has been a long standing member of AEP and has acted as a conduit from the organization to the state capitol.
In this panel, Scott will focus on presenting the vision for OPR's guidance and direction related to SB 743 and 226, and the currently available SB 226 CEQA streamlining criteria.
FCS' Director of Environmental Services
Trevor Macenski, MSc, is a Director and is intimately familiar with both local and regional planning and regulatory issues in Northern California. As an environmental scientist, environmental planner, and project manager, he specializes in environmental impact assessment and urban and regional land use planning for both the public and private sectors. Having authored general plans, housing elements, specific plans, master plans, community design guidelines, and environmental compliance documents for such planning efforts, Trevor possesses strong technical understanding of the Subdivision Map Act, the Permit Streamlining Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act. Trevor also has a wide range of project experience developing environmental compliance strategies under CEQA and NEPA for industrial facility expansions; well and drilling operations, residential and commercial projects; educational, correctional, and public facilities; and roadway and regional recreation centers. As an experienced environmental impact assessment practitioner, Trevor is part of MBA's Environmental Education Group, which regularly provides informative presentations to public agencies, private organizations, and educational institutions at all levels. Most recently, Trevor has taught environmental impact assessment methodologies at Fresno State and UC Davis. Trevor is a certified wetland delineator and a registered environmental assessor, having completed wetland delineations and permitting under the CWA, and Phase I and Phase II ESAs with the Department of Toxic Substance Control. Trevor earned a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy for the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from the University of California, Davis. He is the Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals.
Dr. Chet Chafee
Director of Sustainability
Dr. Chet Chaffee, PhD., expertise is Life Cycle Assessments, Certification Programs, and Carbon Management. With 30 years' experience, Chet is an industry expert on life cycle and sustainability undertakings. He has directed over 200 notable life cycle and sustainability initiatives for clients, including The International Olympic Committee, General Motors, Home Depot, Pacific Gas & Electric, Unilever, the Steel Recycling Institute, and the Canadian Electricity Association. Chet is a founding partner of Boustead Consulting & Associates, an affiliate of one of Europe's leading life cycle firms, well known for developing the first leading life cycle process; the blueprint from which many others have been based over the years. He is well versed in a wide range of life cycle assessment and modeling methods, including KCL Eco, TRACI, SimaPro, GaBi and Boustead. He has also been intimately involved in various software development activities with regards to life cycle, carbon and energy inventories, and other greenhouse gas applications. Chet also leads projects in Sustainable Management, Energy Analysis, and Carbon accounting for a number of FCS clients.
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ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management is laying the groundwork for establishing a partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) Philippines Center, an international non-profit organization that gives people access to learning resources, tools and platforms that enable global learning focused on efficient and effective disaster risk reduction and management.
Operating in a country prone to disaster, HLA endeavors to support the development of skills and humanitarian learning through digital tools, face-to-face training and mentoring support so that preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery are more effective, immediate and local.
ADEC Innovations CEO James Donovan views the partnership as a perfect opportunity for his organization—an impact investing company focused on creating sustainable business solutions—to contribute to nation-building through education.
“Improving humanitarian learning is a major initiative that can ensure the preparedness of individuals and ultimately save lives,” Donovan remarked. “HLA’s work is truly remarkable, and we are excited to be part of it.”
Currently, HLA has centers in strategic global locations, including Kenya and the Philippines. As one of the topmost countries to regularly experience calamities brought about by typhoons, HLA’s presence in the Philippines is a crucial step in providing the support Filipinos need to stay resilient in the face of disasters.
As they move towards their goal of bringing revolutionary learning techniques and technologies to growing areas, the academy has chosen ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management to be a major partner in developing eLearning content and resources for their local online humanitarian courses.
“We are ready to level up on learning innovation in the Philippines,” said Ms. Joyce Pilapil, Center Director of HLA Philippines Academy.
ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management’s expertise in eLearning content development and instructional design makes the company a perfect match for HLA’s digital learning initiatives.
“By combining technology and existing learning facilities,” explained Donovan, “eLearning can bring best-class education to far-flung places in the Philippines at much more cost-effective ways.”
HLA’s self-paced learning modules tackle humanitarian leadership, volunteerism and management, and are delivered through Kaya, their own learning management system platform.
With the shared goal of creating real impact and change through sustainable development and innovative learning, ADEC Innovations and HLA plan to collaborate on eLearning projects for disaster and risk management in the country.
ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management is a global innovator in the educational services industry. It brings sustainable and customized learning solutions to facilitate both professional and academic development.
By providing more accessible learning opportunities to the humanitarian sector, HLA aims to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. HLA works through collaboration and partnerships with the public and private sectors, civil society organizations, international and national NGOs, locale government units, and the academe, among others.
BRIGHTON, UK (December 13, 2016) – ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management’s Learning Management System (LMS) partner, Totara Learning, has recently been recognized by Talented Learning as the Best LMS Thought Leader of 2016.
Talented Learning is an independent research and consulting firm, and an authority organization in LMS solutions and related technologies. The award recognizes LMS thought leaders who have contributed to advancing the learning community by sharing a clear and solid brand narrative alongside high-quality content.
James Donovan, ADEC Innovations CEO, remarked: “We are more than happy and extremely honored with our on-going partnership with Totara Learning. Their recent achievement shows their commitment to delivering new and innovative ways to shape the global learning and development space. Working with them has allowed us to continuously provide the best LMS solutions to our clients.”
Totara Learning was recognized by Talented Learning for its success in establishing itself as a thought leader in the LMS industry by sharing its product vision and extending assistance to learning and development professionals in forecasting and analyzing trends.
As the first and only trusted partner of Totara Learning in the Philippines, ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management is proud of this recognition, and will continue to work towards establishing the company as the preferred Knowledge Management and eLearning solutions provider among academic and corporate institutions in the Philippines and around the world.
Nairobi City, Kenya (May 25, 2016) – “Transparency in processes, perceptions and governance in public-private partnership projects is essential, along with government incentives. Without it, the private sector will remain unconvinced of PPP initiatives,” Chairman of ADEC Innovations Foundation and Global CEO Alliance James M. Donovan said during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Strathmore Business School.
The MoU fosters the joint creation of a center of excellence for the development of information and communications technology (ICT) in public-private partnerships (PPP), which is in line with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) need for an International Centre of Excellence in PPP for ICT.
Donovan added that there is a need to put into focus the best practices garnered from successful PPPs, ones that address critical obstacles to facilitating a successful pipeline of projects integral to national development.
The joint center of excellence with Strathmore Business School, which will function as a research and innovations laboratory will establish the standards and best practices in PPP for ICT; coordinate with different UNECE member countries for ICT research; create a pool of subject matter experts for the development of UNECE ICT standards; and build partnerships with different public organizations for the development of standards and best practices in PPP for ICT.
In 2015, ADEC Innovations Foundation was designated by the UNECE as a host organization for one of the world’s International Specialist Centres for Excellence in PPP, whose main aim is to prepare best practice guidelines in PPP and help governments build capabilities in successful PPP projects. Meanwhile, the Global CEO Alliance is a network of global CEOs who support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
(Xiamen, China - March 2016) — ADEC Innovations CEO Mr. James Donovan led the formal opening and blessing of the new ADEC Innovations China office on March 17, 2016, in Jimei District, Xiamen City. The milestone occasion was graced by the presence of Philippine Consul General Julius Caesar A. Flores. Also present were Ms. Lilian Reventar, Managing Director of ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management Division, Mr. Mario Salafranca, General Manager of ADEC China, and Mr. Edmund Yap, ADEC China Business Development Manager.
Through its Knowledge Management Division's A-Plus International School, ADEC Innovations offers conveniently accessible and high-quality online language education in Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, English and French to students worldwide, from primary to tertiary levels. With its progressive teaching techniques in all programs, A-Plus International School guarantees that all its students learn and grow within an enhanced environment that breaks through the constraints of traditional educational institutions.
ADEC Innovations, which established its offices in Xiamen in 2010, is an impact investing company that designs and builds a technology portfolio that allows us to deliver Environmental, Social and Governance solutions that generate social and environmental impact. It has the capability to aggregate and transform vast amounts of data to enable clients to make informed decisions that generate social and environmental impact. With a global force of over 5000 employees, the company has a presence in five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North America.
To further cement their presence in the Fujian province, ADEC Innovations and A-Plus IS, in coordination with the Xiamen Foreign and Overseas Affairs Office (FOCAO), subsequently participated in the Nanyang Culture Festival on April 22-25, 2016, where they successfully managed a booth at the Nanyang Trade Fair and in the Business Matchmaking Workshop.
Manila, Philippines (March 2, 2016) – The ADEC Innovations Foundation has partnered with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Scientific Research Foundation, Inc., to further advance the development of public-private partnership (PPP) standards for the global health sector by examining and analyzing PPP issues in the Philippines.
The two organizations formalized their partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the "Leadership and Governance Research in PPP" signed at the Asian Institute of Management by ADEC Innovations Foundation Chairman James M. Donovan and AIM President, CEO and Dean Jikyeong Kang.
The partnership also includes the establishment of a PPP Research Laboratory. This aims to develop monographs, case research and working papers on the leadership, governance and integrity dimensions of Philippine PPP experiences in policy implementation and project execution. It will also investigate socio-economic, political and policy-related issues affecting PPP project implementation. Furthermore, the research laboratory will convene policymakers, government officials, implementing agencies of PPPs, civil society organizations, researchers, and private sector lenders and investors in learning sessions and workshops.
"The establishment of the PPP Research Laboratory is crucial in studying the efficient delivery of projects related to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and in determining how they can have a direct, tangible and positive impact across the world," explains ADEC Innovations Foundation Chairman Mr. James Donovan.
The ADEC Innovations Foundation is in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to host the UNECE International Specialist Centre for PPP in Health. The PPP Centre is a research and information platform that aims to develop standards for the successful implementation of PPP projects in health through research, policy, capacity building and collaboration.
As a pioneer in international management education, AIM's dedication in this partnership is motivated by its mission towards making a difference in promoting the sustainable development of Asian societies. Dean Kang adds, "our extensive and comprehensive experience in global research complements ADEC Innovations Foundation's commitment in accomplishing SDG-related projects."
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (March 14, 2016) ADEC Innovations’ CEO and Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL) Founder James M. Donovan believes that promoting the eLearning industry in the Philippines will bring in at least a billion in outsourcing revenue, generate new jobs and help uplift the country’s educational system.
This he shared with CNN Philippines’ New Day resident technology anchor Andrei Felix on its March 14 episode. Donovan added, “Asia’s eLearning market is presently at around USD7 billion, while the Philippines’ eLearning market is pegged at around USD40 million.”
These attractive numbers, he explained, are complemented by factors that put the country on the eLearning spotlight: its strategic location in Southeast Asia, its English-speaking population, and the capability of Filipinos to provide animation, content and excellent service. All these make it possible for the country to become the prime hub in the global eLearning map.
“eLearning no longer just stands for ‘electronic learning’—it also means ‘learning everywhere,’ ‘learning from everywhere’ and ‘excellent learning’,” Donovan further explained. He continued that by combining technology and existing learning facilities, eLearning can bring best-class education to far-flung places in the Philippines at much more cost-effective ways.
GOAL is a non-profit association that represents the interest of educational institutions, teachers, students, and organizations in promoting and improving online education globally.
The Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL), in cooperation with ADEC Innovations and the Commission on Higher Education, conducted Learning Summit 2016 on February 16 to 18, 2016, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
A three-day event that brought together influencers and movers in corporate development and education, Learning Summit 2016 is the fulfillment of GOAL’s mission of immersing education and corporate stakeholders in the changing landscape of learning and development in the digital age.
GOAL is a non-profit association that represents the interest of educational institutions, teachers, students and corporate organizations in promoting and improving online learning globally.
"This Learning Summit is not just a venue that brings together experts and leaders from various industries for knowledge sharing and collaboration. It also advances the eLearning agenda. This is consistent with our impact investing framework and our objective of generating long-term profitability as well as lasting and significant social impact for all stakeholders," explained ADEC Innovations' CEO and GOAL Founder James M. Donovan.
With the global landscape of learning and corporate development constantly changing, Learning Summit 2016 provided fresh insights on technologies of learning and related business and knowledge opportunities.
Elliott Masie, one of the world's most influential personalities in eLearning and CEO of the Masie Center, was the keynote speaker of the event and shared core values and proven methods for learning strategies in his talk "Future-Proofing Learning." In addition, he challenged the participants to consider the current state of learning strategies and take risks to improve it through emerging technologies in his concluding session, "Dare to be Different: Unconventional Learning."
According to Masie, most of us don't consume the very stuff we create. He reminded the delegates that, "eLearning is not just electronic. It has to be experiential, effective and engaging."
Masie was joined by a roster of world-class speakers for the plenary sessions, including Fulbright-Sycip Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Joanne Scillitoe, UNESCO Southeast Asia Center of Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development Executive Director Dr. Lucio Sia, Asian Development Bank Principal Knowledge Management Specialist Olivier Serrat, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Olivier Fabrice Ochanine, University of the Philippines Open University Chancellor Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, Ballet Manila CEO Lisa Macuja, Journey lead vocalist Arnel Pineda and St. Paul University Surigao President Sr. Marie Rosanne Mallillin, among others.
At the Learning Summit, workshops were also held to assist participants in identifying their learning needs and choosing which technologies of learning were best suited for their individual and corporate requirements. Plenary sessions also gave an overview of the impact of digital technology on learning methods around the world and how the Philippines can maximize these emerging opportunities.
Manila, Philippines - Internationally esteemed futurist and analyst Elliott Masie is hailed as one of the World's Top Movers and Shakers in eLearning. Masie will keynote the Global Online Association for Learning's (GOAL's) LEARNING SUMMIT 2016, a three-day international summit on global trends and innovations in learning, which will take place on February 16 to 18, 2016, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Masie will cover two topics, "Future-Proofing Learning" and "Dare to be Different: Unconventional Learning," which will showcase best practices in eLearning and knowledge management.
Masie heads The MASIE Center, a New York think-tank focused on maximizing the value of learning and knowledge within the workplace. He also leads the Learning Consortium, a coalition of global organizations committed to improving the field of learning.
Masie's work pushes for the improvement of knowledge, learning and collaboration within organizations. This includes the use of learning and collaboration technologies for the profitability of business enterprises. The US Department of Defense and the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities are among the groups that Masie advises.
Masie is also a prolific Broadway producer, having produced Broadway hits like the Tony award-winning Kinky Boots and Allegiance, which stars Lea Salonga and George Takei.GOAL'S Learning Summit 2016 will feature a powerhouse roster of speakers from diverse fields and learning styles. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ballet Manila CEO and Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence Awardee, will speak on the role of the body in the learning process. Olivier Ochanine, Music Director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and 2015 Antal Dorti Competition winner, will speak on the effectiveness of music as a catalyst for learning. Olivier Serrat, Principal Knowledge Management Specialist of the Asian Development Bank, will discuss practical knowledge management principles and techniques in teaching and training. Arnel Pineda, renowned frontman of the American rock band Journey, will speak about the Arnel Pineda Foundation and its advocacy to make learning more accessible to out-of-school youth. Other subject matter experts from academe, industry and government will likewise share their own insights on trends influencing 21st century learning.
About the Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL)
The Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL) is a non-profit learning organization dedicated to the promotion and improvement of learning, whether face-to-face or distance learning, in the workplace and academe. The Philippines is a premier provider of eLearning services, and GOAL supports the development and application of online learning in the country through cutting-edge concepts in information and communications technology. Individual practitioners, schools and corporations are welcome to register as members. For more information about GOAL and to register for Learning Summit 2016, visit www.goalonlinelearning.org/learningsummit2016. You can also call Ms. Twinnie Ramos at +632 899 8077 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOAL Learning Summit 2016 contact
Ms. Twinnie Ramos
+632 899 8077
The Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL), in cooperation with ADEC Innovations and the Commission on Higher Education, is set to hold Learning Summit 2016 on February 16 to 18, 2016, at the SMX Convention Center in Manila.
GOAL is a non-profit association that represents the interest of educational institutions, teachers, students, and corporate organizations in promoting and improving online learning globally.
With the global landscape of learning and corporate development constantly changing, Learning Summit 2016 aims to provide fresh insights on technologies of learning and related business and knowledge opportunities.
Elliott Masie, one of the world’s most influential personalities in eLearning and CEO of the Masie Center, is the keynote speaker at Learning Summit 2016. Joining the roster of speakers for the plenary sessions are Asian Development Bank Principal Knowledge Management Specialist Olivier Serrat; Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Olivier Fabrice Ochanine; Ballet Manila CEO Lisa Macuja; and CHED Executive Director Atty. Julito Vitriolo, among others.
At the Learning Summit, workshops will help participants identify their learning needs and choose which technologies of learning are best suited for their individual and corporate requirements. Plenary sessions will give an overview of the impact of digital technology on learning methods around the world and how the Philippines can maximize these emerging opportunities.