Our Foundation

Large, medium, and small-scale businesses uniting to achieve inclusive growth. We make great things happen!

Philippine Business for Social Progress is the largest business-led NGO at the forefront of strategic corporate citizenship and business sector leadership contributing to sustainable development and poverty reduction. Established in 1970, PBSP remains a consultant and partner of choice of companies and donors.

PBSP scales up impact by adopting the Collective Impact strategy to solve large, complex, systemic problems.  PBSP organizes Platforms for Collective Engagements (PlaCEs) to ensure alignment and sustainability of initiatives by multiple stakeholders.

Responding to the changing landscape of CSR, PBSP’s brand of corporate citizenship taps into the core business competencies of companies and promotes inclusive business as a strategy. PBSP also continues to strategically engage companies through social investment, responsible business practices, and philanthropy.

PBSP creates sustainable solutions to societal problems in its core program areas which are Health, Education, Environment, and Livelihood and Enterprise Development. It also provides off-the-shelf options for engagement of companies and their employees.

With a proven track record, PBSP provides end-to-end services in development consulting which include project and grants management, events and backroom management.


Our Mission

PBSP is committed to poverty reduction by promoting business sector leadership in, and commitment to programs that lead to self-reliance.


Our Vision

To lead the business sectors’ efforts to reduce poverty in the Philippines.

Our Statement of Commitment


PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, by creatively and efficiently utilizing capital, land, and labor, generates employment opportunities, expands the economic capabilities of our society, and improves the quality of our national life.


THE MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE in any country is the person. The higher  purpose of private enterprise is to build social and economic conditions, which shall promote the development of the person and the well-being of the community.


THE GROWTH AND VIGOROUS development of private enterprise must be anchored on sound economic and social conditions.


PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, must discharge its social responsibility towards society in a way which befits its unique competence. It should involve itself more and more in social  development for the total well-being of the nation.


PRIVATE ENTERPRISE is financially and technologically equipped to participate actively in social development. In terms of scientific technology and managerial competence, private enterprise can help provide the total approach for social development in our depressed communities.


PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, together with other sectors of society, shares obligations and responsibilities, which it must discharge to the national community. The ultimate objective of the private enterprise is to help create and maintain in the Philippines a home worthy of the dignity of the person.

Therefore, To better fulfill its social responsibilities, private enterprise must earmark a portion of its income for social development.

We hereby declare our commitment  to Philippine Business for Social Progress, which shall be private enterprise’s social  development arm dedicated to the empowerment of the poor and self-reliance of communities.

Our History

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.




PBSP launched the Mindanao Inclusive Agribusiness Program in Davao City together with President Benigno S. Aquino III and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).



PBSP launched the Inclusive Business Imperative (IBI), a nationwide campaign to promote and adopt Inclusive Business models.



PBSP celebrated its 40th anniversary and launched the new tagline “Business United. Lives Uplifted.” It also saw improvement in the lives of beneficiaries in the...



In the early 2000s, PBSP made workforce development a core strategy, and asserted its role in Mindanao in delivery of basic services in health and...



PBSP redefined its strategy to focus on impact areas. It implemented the Area Resource Management program and considered environmental conservation as a goal and metric...



PBSP focused its efforts on the 15 poorest provinces where 40% of families live below poverty line.



Fifty Filipino business leaders founded PBSP and pledged to set aside 1% of their companies’ net income before taxes to pursue poverty reduction programs.

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