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December 2016 • SMT Magazine 93 ber, IMI, in cooperation with the British Coun- cil, Laguna Water Corp., Ayala Foundation, and Ayala Corp., ran "Laguna Changemaker 2016: Beyond CSR"—a social entrepreneurship boot camp for Laguna community-based enterpris- es. The five-day workshop was attended by 28 participants, consisting of a pair for each of the 14 participating social enterprises from the mu- nicipalities of Biñan, Alaminos, Bay, San Pablo, Santa Cruz, Kalayaan, and Majayjay. Laguna Changemaker 2016 deployed the British Council's module based on its program "Active Citizens"—a social leadership training program that promotes multi-sectoral collabo- ration and community-led social development. The workshop brought together social entrepre- neurs with different perspectives to learn from each other. Over the days they teased out their social mission—that is, to innovate, collabo- rate, and create shared value with a wide base of stakeholders. For example, the pickle makers of Majayjay use organically grown vegetables in the prepa- ration of healthy pickles as they provide liveli- hood and hope to poor women. The mushroom cultivators of Biñan deploy HIV patients to pro- duce nutritious food for cancer and HIV pa- tients as well as for the health-conscious. Bay's makers of processed fish products provide live- lihood for families of overseas Filipino workers in hopes of eradicating a culture of dependence, while the garment manufacturers of Alaminos provide jobs and dignity to displaced and dis- tressed overseas Filipino workers. The Biñan garment subcontractors employ and empower members of the LGBT communi- ty and out-of-school youth. The bakers of San- ta Cruz are persons with disabilities who make breads and pastries with nutritional benefits. The women of Pandin Lake in San Pablo pro- tect and preserve the environment as they em- ploy and empower women, allowing them to augment their family income. To meet the ambitious UN SDGs, the world will need more market-led models that focus on the poorest on the planet, protect the environ- ment, and ensure that the benefits of economic growth are more equitable. Thus, it is vital that the business community, with its power, assets, and economic heft, gets behind the SDGs. Samsung, GE Healthcare, and IMI believe that making simple switches will not only help achieve the objectives of the goals around shared prosperity; these can also take the busi- ness to a new competitive edge. However, these multi-sectoral efforts play out, the goalposts set by the SDGs hope to leave the world a much better place in 2030. But as the real work begins, the world must remember to keep its eyes on the real prize: action. SMT Frederick Blancas is the sustainability manager of Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc (IMI). THE BUSINESS OF DOING GOOD Scientists at The University of Man- chester have discovered a new meth- od of creating optoelectronic circuits us- ing graphene and other 2D materials that are much smaller than their current counterparts. Researchers led by Professor Sasha Grigorenko have shown it is possible to combine graphene, its sister material boron nitride and a nanoscale gold grating to create a new class of optical modulator. The proposed device can ef- fectively process information using light much the same way as computers pro- cess information using electrons. "This could pave the way for faster circuits, which is the main selling point of using light instead of electrical sig- nals. But probably the bigger result from this work is that it could allow for a dramatic reduction in the size of these circuits," said Graphene NOWNANO PhD student Philip Thomas, who led the experimental work. Designer Materials Create Miniature Computer Circuits

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