• 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

  • ‘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

    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
  • Business lessons from the Boston Marathon
  • EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

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MBC supports the Male Champions for Change Philippines

MBC supports the Male Champions for Change Philippines

7 September 2018 – The Makati Business Club, together with the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) and the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE), hosted a roundtable discussion with Annika Freyer, the CEO of Male Champions of Change (MCC) Australia. MCC is an Australian organization that works with influential leaders to redefine the role of men in the advocacy of gender equality. The event presented the MCC agenda and its global initiatives to get male business leaders to promote women economic empowerment not only at the national policy level but, more importantly, within their organizations.

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Learning about CSR the ASEAN Way

Learning about CSR the ASEAN Way

The ASEAN region is home to a large number of businesses, SMEs and corporations alike, that exemplify the true definition of responsible and sustainable business. Many of these cases have been featured in journals, articles and best-practice studies, but witnessing how companies implement inclusive business models and gaining inside learnings first-hand is a unique opportunity that few get to experience. That is why the ASEAN CSR Fellowship Programme, offered by the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN), is a valuable program in a way that it provides CSR officers and sustainability practitioners in the region direct access to the movers and shakers in the field of inclusive business, responsible corporate practices, and sustainable business.

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PSC urges more strategic actions in services competitiveness

PSC urges more strategic actions in services competitiveness

13 August 2018 – At the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Services Coalition (APSC) in Port Moresby, the Philippine Services Coalition (PSC) pushed for the competitiveness of the services sector through government and private sector collaboration. Representing PSC, ABAC Philippines’ Bill Luz stressed the need for more public-private dialogues that are targeted and that provides concrete recommendations to address specific concerns of the sector.

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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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