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The distinguished guests of the 2nd Annual National Business Climate Action Summit from both public agencies and business sectors. From left to right: Mr. Jesus Reyes (PCCI), Mr. Bonar Laureto (BSD), Mr. Ignacio Sison (Del Monte Philippines, Inc.), Ms. Jo Ann Eala (BPI), Mr. Jamal Ahmad (RCBC), Commissioner Rachel S. Herrera (CCC), Mr. Cedric Rimaud (UNESCAP), Ms. Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco (PCCI), Secretary Emmanuel M. de Guzman (CCC), Governor Benjamin Diokno, Mr. Roberto De Ocampo (Philippines Veterans Bank), Ms. Julia Boughton (SURE Global W2W Inc.), Atty. Dulce Blanca T. Punzalan (WG3 Convenor – ISO/TC 296, Kawayan 7, Mt. Titon Mitra (UNDP), Mr. Jose Maria P. Madara (Metro Pacific Business Development), Arch. Marichelle Raagas (Ayala Land, Inc.), Mr. Jon Alan M. Cuyno (Holcim Philippines, Inc – Geocycle)



The National Business Climate Action Summit 2019, with the theme “Transforming the Philippine Economy through Green Investments,” is one of the events conducted by the Climate Change Commission along with its partners in observance of the 2019 Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week.


The Commission through the United Nations Development Programme’s NDC Support Project for the Philippines (NSPP) along with its partners, Business for Sustainable Development, and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry designed the Summit to:

  1. Promote awareness on the available local climate financing mechanisms and facilities for the private business sector;
  2. Present the private sector’s initiatives to implement climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions; and
  3. Support publicly listed companies in monitoring their contributions towards universal targets of sustainability through SEC’s Sustainability Reporting.

To enable in-depth presentations and interactive discussion, the program allowed for one (1) plenary session:
  • “Green Banking for Low Carbon Development”. Private sector banks can play a pivotal role in facilitating capital for
    climate and sustainability solutions through innovative financing mechanisms and facilities for low-carbon development.
and three (3) panel discussions, as follows:
  • “Exploring Waste-To-Energy: Options in Low Carbon Development Pathway”. Waste-to-Energy, also known as incineration with energy recovery, has received considerable attention in tackling the growing volume and challenges of waste. The challenges, opportunities, and climate impacts of these technologies should be further discussed and examined by stakeholders.
  • “Creating Climate-Smart Cities and Sustainable Urban Mobility Solutions”. Sustainable transportation solutions are at the heart of the fight against climate change and the transition to resource-efficient, low-carbon, and climate-smart cities. They also present climate-resilient investment opportunities for the private business sector.
  • “From Risk to Climate Action: Private Sector Initiatives in Sustainability Reporting”. Disclosures of the private business sector’s economic, environmental, and/or social impacts will enable entities such as the government to measure and monitor its contributions towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Philippine National Climate Change Action Plan.

Industry leaders conveyed their leadership resolves and presented their initiatives on low carbon investments. Representatives from concerned National Government Agencies (NGAs) also provided their message and partnership intent with the private sector.

Participants from across the country’s industries and sectors were invited in support of the ‘whole-of-nation approach that the
Commission gives premium importance. The following participants were invited:
  • Top leaders of the Philippine private business sector;
    Banking and financial institutions;
  • Leaders and executives of the energy and transportation sectors;
  • Strategic planning and sustainability officers of publicly-listed companies;
  • Business Development, Corporate Affairs, and Investor Relations officers of companies;
  • Stakeholders of the solid waste management and transportation sectors;
  • Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials;
    Local government officials and development planners, including officials and members of Leagues of Municipalities of the Philippines, League of Cities of the Philippines, Philippine League of Environment and Natural Resources Officers;
  • Representatives of national government agencies concerned; and
  • Select representatives of international non-governmental organizations