A gathering of business leaders

Philippines Inc.’s CSR efforts help country survive and, hopefully, end pandemic

In a country where the government’s response to any crisis is often, for one reason or another, inadequate and found wanting, the responsibility for marshaling resources to bridge the gap between what is available and what is needed often falls on the shoulders of the private sector. And the current pande­mic—arguably the biggest public health…

SM’s strong recovery and retail growth, key support to MSMEs

SM Investments Corporation’s strong retail-led growth mirrors growing consumer spending despite lingering inflation risks. This growth in spending activity is sparking optimism in the overall economic outlook. Asian Development Bank, in a recent report, raised economic expectations, underpinned by rebounds in investment and household consumption. “Despite rising inflation, we are encouraged to see shoppers’ robust…