• HARI champions sustainability in 2018; builds on previous milestones

    A champion for sustainability. Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) counts over a decade of engaging in public-private partnerships that have resulted in long-term solutions to the impact of climate change in the country and in ASEAN. Notable efforts include (clockwise, from bottom left) the Hyundai Logistics Center (HLC) in Calamba, the country’s pioneering green logistics center; the Rain Water Harvesting System which addresses water scarcity in Tanay, Rizal; the Hyundai New Thinkers Circuit ( …

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  • HARI Achieves Double-digit Sales Growth for 2017

    “Listening and understanding the voice of customers led to HARI’s significant growth in 2017. Our success is our customers’ success.” --Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO   Performance and Drivers   Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, closed its 2017 sales with a record-high of 37,678 units, a 12% sales growth from 33,695 units in 2016.   The Passenger Cars (PC) segment grew by 7% in 2017, registering sales at 25,529 …

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  • HARI Gears Up for TRAIN

      January 22, 2018, Bonifacio Global City. Management of Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) welcomed Department of Finance (DOF) Assistant Secretary Ma. Teresa S. Habitan for an exclusive briefing on the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law (RA 10963) on automotive firms and related industries, such as fuel and real estate. She also discussed the second TRAIN package, which proposes the reduction of corporate income tax rates and the rationalization of business …

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  • Hyundai, GK Kick off Next Leg of Partnership for Share Prosperity with new vehicle donation for fast-rising social enterprises

    Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), renewed its commitment to support Gawad Kalinga’s (GK) social entrepreneurship program with the donation of five vans that will further drive GK’s spirit of innovation and enterprise to more parts of the country. The vehicle turnover ceremony capped the 5th Global Social Business Summit which was held at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation located in GK Enchanted Farm in …

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  • Together is always better: Hyundai, Gawad Kalinga Explore New Approaches for Shared Prosperity at 5th Global Social Business Summit

    Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), renewed its commitment to support Gawad Kalinga’s (GK) social entrepreneurship program at the 5th Global Social Business Summit held at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation. HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo joined a panel of leaders from the public and private sectors to tackle the topic, “A Fresh Connection for Communities: New Approaches for Shared Prosperity.” At the …

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Hyundai PH Chief: Value of women to ASEAN is immeasurable, cites education as key to empowerment

 

Solaire Resort and Casino, November 13, 2017. We live in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (V.U.C.A.) times but, just like a bag of tea, you’ll never know how strong you are until you’re dipped in hot water. This was Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo’s homage to the strength of women in the face of persistent gender issues that beset ASEAN member states.

 

Ms. Agudo joined peers in the C-suite at the ASEAN Business & Investments Summit (ABIS) 2017 forum, “Unleashing Women Economic Power and Human Capital Development (Investing in Education, Global Competencies, Women and Affirmative Action)” to discuss the critical role of women in driving inclusive growth in ASEAN.

 

Moderator Chloe Cho, Presenter and Executive Producer of Channel News Asia (Korea/Singapore), had the Hyundai Philippines chief, SM Investment Vice Chair and ASEAN BAC Council Member Teresita Sy-Coson, UN Under-Secretary General Dr. Shamshad Akhtar (representing Pakistan), SME Corporation Malaysia CEO Dr. Hafsah Hashim, and Sinouk Coffee Managing Director and ASEAN Women Entrepreneur 2017 Sirina Sisombat-Hervy (representing Laos) share their personal journeys to success and insights on accelerating the participation of women in the digital ecosystem.

 

The panelists were one in declaring that ASEAN is a frontrunner in women’s participation in the economy, and that, given equal opportunities, women’s skills and competence can match those of men in running an enterprise. However, they also observed that much work remains to be done to shatter ill-conceived sociocultural perceptions of women, which can only be addressed through policies that put both sexes on equal footing in terms of access to education, finance, and the all-important digital connectivity.

 

Ms. Agudo underscored the education as key to empowerment. “The challenge is to reframe social expectations and attitudes towards women and women leaders through long-term efforts in education.” She also called on Government and Business to solidify collaboration in creating new value for all. “As regards the operational environment, we need to enhance financial literacy and the nurturing of talent to run businesses. As regards an enabling environment, we need to explore ways to collaborate—share best practices, even the most disruptive and unconventional ones--in order to learn and benefit from digital disruption, in order to contribute in a relevant way to the region’s sustainable development goals.”