• Annual General Meeting with Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

  • 2018 Annual Membership Meeting

  • Roundtable Discussion with Annika Freyer: Male Champions for Women Economic Empowerment

  • General Membership Meeting: Atty. Lilia de Lima w /Usec Terrado & Atty. Pe on Competitiveness

  • General Membership Meeting with Prof. Hitendra Patel on Innovation

  • Roundtable Discussion with David Day: Philippines-China-US Geopolitics Roundtable

  • General Membership Meeting with Manny Maceda on CEO as Chief Transformation Architect

  • Roundtable Discussion : Competitiveness in the Fourth Industrial Revolution with World Economic Forum (WEF)

  • General Membership Meeting with Justo Ortiz on Transforming Philippine Business

  • 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

  • BIRTHING THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION

    By: Edilberto C. de Jesus

    As with planned caesarean procedures, we know beforehand this baby’s birthday. On Jan. 21, 2019, the people within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will determine in a plebiscite whether to welcome the birth of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR). But, as with any delivery, we cannot predict with absolute certainty the baby’s health condition at birth, or its future life prospects. It will take many years and much effort before we can proclaim the BAR a success.

    The plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is only one part of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro concluded between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to end nearly 50 years of the separatist insurgency. The “normalization” process requires settling security issues, such as the decommissioning of MILF combatants. A ceremonial decommissioning of 145 combatants took place in June 2015. But by the time of BOL ratification, 30 percent of MILF forces or about 4,000 combatants should already have been decommissioned and absorbed into the government’s security forces, or provided alternative livelihood opportunities.

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  • Linking Industry and Academe

    By: Ramon Del Rosario, Jr.

    Education has historically been the domain of academicians. But that now needs to change, given the fast-changing world of work, advances in technology and economic growth that has not resulted in opportunities for all.

    This was the consensus from the recently held 2019 Higher Education Summit organized by Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), an organization I serve as chair.

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  • LIVEABLE CITIES

    By: Guillermo M. Luz

    The Philippines has had a spotty record of urban planning. What started out as beautifully master-planned cities generations ago have ended up as cities characterized by congestion and traffic, little or poor access to mass transit, few open spaces, parks and public spaces, and many blighted and derelict sections. And yet we’ve also seen some areas beautifully planned and built out in different parts of the country. Whether by design or accident, the parts that have become “liveable” are thriving, booming and driving growth.

    Cities are drivers of economic growth and innovation. They are hubs of consumption, resource use and waste. They are also generators of wealth, production and development. The world has been on an urbanization trend for some time now. Over 80 percent of global GDP is generated in cities; 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities as well. Over one-half of the people in the world live in cities. And over 30 percent of global city residents live in slums; 75 percent of the global urban population live in a developing country.

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  • ASEAN AND THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

    By: Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia

    Business leaders often receive invitations to regional and international conferences. Sometimes we meet the same personalities or hear the same speakers talk about the same topics. Have you experienced “conference fatigue,” and feel that these gatherings are irrelevant and incapable of bringing about meaningful and fruitful discussions?

    However, I would consider the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Asean held in Hanoi, Vietnam, last September as something different than the so-called “more of the same.” The main theme of the Forum focused on how Asean, as a regional community, can embrace the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”—a new and important area that needs to be addressed and requires regional cooperation as Asean is now moving toward becoming a key driver of the global economy and a critical player in international affairs.

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  • BIRTHING THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION
  • Linking Industry and Academe
  • LIVEABLE CITIES
  • ASEAN AND THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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MBC’s “WOMEN IN THE PHILIPPINE C SUITE” REPORT 2019

MBC’s “WOMEN IN THE PHILIPPINE C SUITE” REPORT 2019

21 March 2019 - The Makati Business Club, in partnership with the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE), releases this study looking at the state of women's participation in the Philippine C-Suite. The study, “Women in the Philippine C-Suite”, focuses on the mid-managers, both male and female, of 129 top Philippine corporations to provide a better understanding on why the number of women dwindles as corporate rank go higher. This report explains the 4 key interplaying factors - individual, family, corporation culture and societal pressures - that puts a pressure to the rise of women in the corporate ladder. This report also offers insights from CEOs who are leading the women leadership advocacy, as well as offers recommendations for companies to consider to improve gender diversity in their workplaces.

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The Competitiveness of the Philippines in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Roundtable Summary

The Competitiveness of the Philippines in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Roundtable Summary

In the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2018, the Philippines ranked 56th of the 140 countries surveyed. This 12-place rise from the 2017 ranking is the result of improved economic growth, infrastructure, social capital and safety.

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MBC conducts a high-level meeting on Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains

MBC conducts a high-level meeting on Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains

1 March 2019 - The Makati Business Club and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with the support of the European Union, conducted a roundtable meeting today on Responsible Agricultural 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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