New Horizons: How Inclusive Business is Helping Achieve the SDGs in the Philippines

02 Aug 2017
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How private sector is helping to break cycle of poverty and improve lives in Southeast Asia

With more than a quarter of the Philippines’ 100 million-strong population living below the poverty line, efforts to tackle poverty and improve living, working and health conditions must be stepped up if the populous Southeast Asian nation is to achieve its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) commitments by 2030. A new report, New Horizons: How Inclusive Business is Helping Achieve the SDGs in the Philippines, outlines the role that private sector can play in meeting these targets and improving the lives of low income Filipinos.

The report, launched by Inclusive Business advocacy platform Business Call to Action (BCtA) hosted by the United Nations Development Programme and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the largest corporate-led organization in the Philippines promoting Inclusive Business, examines how businesses can be more ‘inclusive’ by providing employment, goods, services and livelihoods in a commercially viable manner to people living at the base of the economic pyramid (defined as those earning less than USD 8 a day). 

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