Businesses Must Be Socially Responsible Toward Society—Business Ethics Professor

November 19, 2021

All businesses are “socially bound to always think of the welfare of the whole”.

This was highlighted by Dr. Benito L. Teehankee, a business ethics professor at the De La Salle University’s Management and Organization Department, during the webinar on “Resetting Capitalism” conducted as part of the 7th Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC).


Business Orgs, Not Morally Bound To Serve Society's Needs—Retired Economics Professor

November 19, 2021

Business firms have no moral responsibility to serve the interests of others. However, the individuals that comprise these institutions are morally committed to look after the interests of others.


Firms Should Prioritize Mental Resilience Of Employees Amid The Pandemic—HR Director

November 10, 2021

Several mental stressors affect the workforce, especially during the pandemic, thus, the need to prioritize mental health.


UNESCAP Director Identifies Opportunities To Improve Social Protection In The Asia-Pacific

November 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates socioeconomic challenges and underscores the need for better social protection schemes in the Asia-Pacific region.


Labor Economist Proposes Policy Interventions To Enhance PH Workforce Post-Pandemic

November 3, 2021

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic reversed the country’s economic and labor sector gains in the past decade.


Climate Finance Crucial In Addressing Climate Change Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Green Climate Fund Director

November 2, 2021

Countries need long-term and affordable climate finance in addressing climate change.


Nature-Based Climate Solutions, Rapid Decarbonization Can Reduce Global Warming—Conservation Scientist

October 28, 2021

Nature-based solutions and cutting down carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to net zero must be done within the next 30 years to achieve the Paris climate goal of limiting global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.


Energy Corp CEO Says Renewable Energy Could Resolve 'Tight Power Supply' In PH

October 27, 2021

There have been a “concomitant tightness in the supply in the power sector” and “an increased rate of outage of coal plants in Luzon” in recent years.


Climate Change Is A Much Bigger Threat Than COVID-19, Says Climate Change Commission Head

October 22, 2021

“The pandemic is not the only threat we face today. Climate change is a much bigger threat that has already taken so much away from us. And it will continue to do so, killing our people, destroying our environment, and bringing our cities and communities into ruin if we allow it to maintain its present trajectory.”


New Corporation Code May Create 'Chilling Effect' On Commercial Infra—PH Commercial Lawyer

October 21, 2021

The intent of Republic Act 11232 or the Revised Corporation Code (RCC) of the Philippines to criminalize violators may create a ‘chilling effect’ on commercial infrastructure in promoting the use of the corporate medium in pursuing investments and commercial activities.


Holding Large Companies Accountable Is Key To Resetting Capitalism—Entrep And Finance Professor

October 21, 2021

“Today, capitalism is by and large corporate capitalism. If we want to think about how to reset it, we need to rethink about the way corporations are run.”


Paypal's Shift To 'Stakeholder Capitalism' Shows Positive Impact On Employees, Communities, Says Exec

October 21, 2021

Amid the ongoing debate sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic on whether businesses should shift from ‘shareholder capitalism’ to ‘stakeholder capitalism’, Paypal Inc., a multinational financial technology company, showed it can be done.


S&T Expert Calls For 'Green And Blue Recovery' Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

October 20, 2021

The lockdowns during the pandemic caused a large drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions globally in 2020. However, this positive impact on the environment is unsustainable, and efforts should be focused on promoting green and blue recovery instead, according to a science and technology (S&T) expert.


Institutionalize PDP, SDG Localization Efforts To Sustain Gains—Local Planning And Dev't Officer

October 19, 2021

While local governments’ efforts to align their plans with the country’s national development goals are seen to be effective, these need to be sustained.


Adopting ESG Leads To Positive Corporate Financial Performance—Financial Analyst

October 18, 2021

Adopting environment, social, and governance (ESG) policies could lead to positive corporate financial performance.


Good Governance Is Key To Fixing PH 'Broken' Capitalist System, Says Corporate Financial Exec

October 14, 2021

“We have a ‘broken’ capitalist system,” Antonio Jose Periquet, chairperson of Campden Hill Group and director of publicly listed corporations, said during the first of the four-part webinar series of the 7th Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC).


Employees' Well-Being Must Come First During Pandemic, Says Jollibee Human Resources Officer

October 7, 2021

Employees’ welfare should always come first, said Mr. Arsenio Sabado, chief human resources officer of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), during the 19th Development Policy Research Month kick-off forum last September.


Youth Labor Sector Hit Hard By The COVID-19 Pandemic, Says DOLE Official

October 6, 2021

Young workers were among those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) official.


SEC Official Urges Companies To Implement Sustainable, Ethical Business Practices

October 1, 2021

A company should be socially responsible in all its dealings, especially within the community where it operates.


Mindanao Must 'Reset And Rebuild' To Emerge Stronger From Pandemic

September 23, 2021

As the Philippines continues to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mindanao has to reset and rebuild its paradigms and practices to emerge stronger from this crisis.


Resetting Paradigms and Practices Key to Rebuilding from the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 6, 2021

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected various sectors of society. To rebuild from the impacts of this public health cum economic crisis, countries need to reset their existing paradigms and practices.


PH Must Reset Paradigms and Practices to Rebuild from Pandemic

September 1, 2021

To be able to cope with the ongoing pandemic and prepare for the next crisis, the country needs to reset and rebuild toward a better normal.


PIDS and Partner-Agencies Begin DPRM 2021 Preparations

July 14, 2021

The 2021 Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) Interagency Steering Committee met today to discuss this year’s DPRM theme and activities and possible areas of collaboration.


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