• ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION on the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the Peace Process

  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON TRAIN PACKAGE 2 with USEC. KARL KENDRICK CHUA

  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FEDERALISM USABC

  • The forum for constructive ideas

  • ANC Presents: The Makati Business Club Story

    ANC Presents: The Business of Nation Building The Makati Business Club Story on Tuesday, February 13, 8pm exclusively at the ABS-CBN News Channel

Highlights

  • EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

    By: Julia Abad

    The future of “work” has become more than just a buzzword, and is now a focal topic of discussion in several international fora. To contextualize this point: Google recently introduced a new product being developed, “Google Duplex,” where it was revealed that the company’s Artificial Intelligence technology could eventually make phone calls and engage in conversations on our behalf, and eventually reach a wider base of consumers and businesses and streamline processes.

    No question about it, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is happening and is transforming human activities. This could eventually change the face of the workplace and affect our workforce. In particular, these changes, and the prevailing outlook on women’s contributions in the workplace, be it positive or negative, are factors that may affect the very work foundation we are all accustomed to.

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  • ‘Design Sprints’ for better governance

    Have you ever been frustrated by the manual process of filing for any government permit? You usually have to fill out multiple forms, line up in various offices or even commute from one office to another, and wait for some time.

    One of the challenges we’ve faced in the Ease of Doing Business project was developing technology solutions quickly. For a variety of reasons, we couldn’t get government agencies to move fast enough. Procurement processes took too long, or procedures for obtaining licenses and permits could not be simplified. In the meantime, entrepreneurs and investors suffered through the manual procedures.

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  • Business lessons from the Boston Marathon

    By: Rizalina G. Mantaring

    The Boston Marathon this year was historic for many reasons, starting with arguably the worst weather conditions in memory.

    Boston was hit by the storm that had been moving through the east coast, and I ran in the worst conditions I had ever run in. Rain was pouring throughout the course, strong headwinds pushed us back, and it was freezing.

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  • EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
  • ‘Design Sprints’ for better governance
  • Business lessons from the Boston Marathon

UpdatesView more 

10 August 2018 - The Makati Business Club recently co-hosted the fourth Global Report Initiative (GRI) Standards Certified Training Course for Sustainability Reporting in partnership with the Philippine Business for the Environment and BDO Unibank Inc. The GRI course ran from August 7 to 9 at the BDO North Tower in Makati City.

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Business Support Economic Managers Call to Weigh Costs and Risks in Shift to Federal Government

We, the undersigned business organizations, appeal to our legislators to weigh carefully the costs, risks and uncertainty associated with the proposed monumental shift to a federal system of government. We, too, believe in the need to adhere to the public finance principle ‘funds follow function’. Accordingly, we echo the concerns of fiscal and economic experts about the ambiguous provisions on the division of revenue and expenditure responsibilities between the proposed federal government and its federated regions.

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MBC Launches Discussions on Inclusive Business Practices

MBC Launches Discussions on Inclusive Business Practices

16 July 2018 - Members of the Makati Business Club met with University of the Philippines professor Emmanuel De Dios and Rotterdam School of Management professor Rob van Tulder to discuss compelling business cases for companies to adopt inclusive business strategies in their operations, particularly in their supply chains.

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The importance of Apec to PH

The importance of Apec to PH

By: Guillermo M. Luz I have just returned from New Zealand where I attended the first meeting in 2018 of the Apec Business Advisory Council (Abac). We meet quarterly to discuss policies and programs recommended by the business community.

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