Large, medium, and small-scale businesses uniting to achieve inclusive growth. We make great things happen!
Established in 1970, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) is the largest business-led social development organization in the country committed to poverty reduction. With more than 267 large, small and medium-scale companies as members, PBSP helps uplift the lives of Filipinos through social development programs that focus on Health, Education, the Environment, and Livelihood & Enterprise Development (HEEL). Since the start, PBSP has been at the forefront of advocating for stronger corporate citizenship with the aim of supporting inclusive national development.
PBSP has been influencing the Philippine business community to integrate CSR practices into their core businesses and advocating the application of business strategies in addressing poverty.
In 2010, PBSP began looking at the concepts of Inclusive Business and the need to use the Collective Impact framework when tackling big societal challenges. Promotion and development of Inclusive Business models for the strategic Platforms for Collective Engagements (PlaCEs) in the areas of Health, Education, Environment and Livelihood and Enterprise Development (HEEL) were incorporated in our core program agenda.
PBSP is also continuously observing trends in Overseas Development Assistance and partners with both international and local nonprofit and aid organizations to promote inclusive national development. Because of its extensive experience in social development, PBSP has cultivated relationships with both the government and the private sector that it leverages to participate in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) that empower communities around the Philippines.
Our Statement of Commitment
PBSP was founded in December 1970 by 50 Filipino business leaders who pledged to set aside 1% of their companies’ net income before taxes to pursue poverty reduction programs. Based on the Venezuelan Dividendo Voluntario para la Comunidad model of corporate social action, PBSP was a means by which the Philippine business community could rationalize and coordinate its funding and technical support to socio-economic projects and programs across the country.
Our Awards & Recognitions
- Ateneo de Manila University ( 23 July 2003) Public Service Award for Pioneering and Exemplanary Public Service
- L’Oreal Philippines ( 5 July 2010)
- National Children’s Hospital ( 27 March 2013)
- Pedro S. Tolentino Memorial National High School
Ilijan, Batangas City (23 Sept. 2011)
- Philippine General Hospital ( 14 August 2010)
- Radio Veritas Global Broadcasting System, Inc. ( 04 March 2014)
- Foundation for the Philippine Environment
( 17 June 1994) & ( 16 Jan. 2012)
- Ana Maria Heights Homeowners Association, Inc. ( 27 May 2004)
- World Vision Development Foundation. Inc.( 10 Dec. 2013)
- Armed Forces of the Philippines
( 16 June 2011)
- The Bureau of Internal Revenue ( 01 Aug. 2011)
- City of Malabon ( 3 Dec. 2010)
- Petron Corporation ( 26 July 2011)
- National Housing Authority ( 15 Oct. 2010)
- Schools of Division of Tarlac Province (29 Oct. 2012) Concepcion West District
- Department of Education: Adopt-A- School Program ( 24 Oct. 2012)
- Oriental and Motolite Marketing Corp. ( 4 Sept. 2008) & ( 11 April 2012)
- Maranao People Development Center
- The Asian Institute of Management (19 Sept. 2003)
The Ramon V. Del Rosario, Sr.
AIM Center for Corporate Responsibility
And the Conference Partners of the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility