“There’s power in words,” says Drink Sustainability Adviser, Mabi David, as she shared her life’s journey as a creative professional in poetry and sustainability.
In a recent talk with the senior Fine Arts students at the Ateneo de Manila University, last April 23, 2016, Mabi shares how poetry brings her back to center. “It’s important to know what centers and fuels you. I always go back to literature,” she says.
Recalling the days when she started in the field of public relations and her work with the Ayala Corporation and the Filipinas Heritage Library, Mabi shared the choices that led to her path where she co-founded DRINK and High Chair with friend Harris Guevarra, while navigating between the creative and entrepreneurial world.
“You will figure it out as you look deep inside yourself and talk to other people. Be open to collaboration,” she says. Her work with The Purpose Business in Hong Kong with friend and founder, Pat Dwyer, has expanded her means to help promote change in the field of sustainability. For this talk, Mabi was invited as a speaker by former First Philippine Holdings client, Ms. Nina Terol.
An inspiration to anyone who has the opportunity to work with her, Mabi has found her balance, anchoring herself with her art as she continues her sustainability work and brings a level of maturity and depth in sustainability report writing and strategy.
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– Carry out tasks related to sustainability reporting and help deliver outputs in relation to sustainability reports and communications projects .– Synthesize and translate complex information into clear, informative, and compelling materials (e.g., summaries, fact sheets, presentations, online dashboards, reports) for diverse audiences.– Support business development opportunities such as in bidding processes, potential client meetings, and proposal writing.– Ensure that projects are delivered on time in accordance with Drink’s reputation and standards for producing high-quality outputs.– Assist clients in developing strategies on how to embed sustainability in their business operations, risk management, systems, and processes.– Help businesses develop strategies to comply with sustainability-related regulations– Assist in obtaining independent assurance of a client’s sustainability report by checking the accuracy of the reported data and statements.– Develop or assess client’s sustainability strategies, sustainability reports, and data collection processes.– Perform other related duties as assigned by the team head.
– Responsible for the overall visual style and imagery in projects assigned.– Tasked to create the overall design and direct others who develop certain materials for the project (e.g., production team, photographers, and videographers).– Constant collaboration with the creative, sustainability, editorial, and support team members to close accounts.– Manage secondary sales and marketing channels (website and social media pages).
-BS Degree in Environmental Planning/ Environmental Management/ Environmental Science or other related disciplines. – Familiarity with GRI Standards or certification in GRI Standards Reporting is an advantage.– Experience in research and data gathering.– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.– Detail-oriented, transparent, accountable, and adaptable to working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.– Works well with diverse teams.– Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and deadlines.– Ability to work with clients, partners, and colleagues in an innovative and culturally responsible way while exhibiting emotional intelligence– Excellent organizational skills, data management and analysis abilities, and attention to detail– Proficiency in Google Workspace and/or Microsoft 365 suites
– Fulfill content development assignments given by the editorial head, such as:
– Collaborate with creative, sustainability, and support team members to produce compelling output executions that will communicate sustainability, establish branding, and engage the general audience.– Knowledge and experience in social media copywriting.– Maintain critical thinking, growth mindset, sound judgment, and time management.