PHINMA, DLSU launch research center promoting business as ‘force for good’


PHINMA Corporation and De La Salle University (DLSU) have launched a pioneering research center aiming to harness the transformative power of businesses to address social challenges and create lasting impact.

The PHINMA-DLSU Center for Business and Society (PDCBS) was formally launched on March 8, 2024, Friday, at The Fifth at Rockwell Events Hall in Makati City. PHINMA Chairman and CEO Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr. led the event, where he was also joined by DLSU President Bro. Bernard S. Oca, FSC, DLSU Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business Dean Dr. Emilina R. Sarreal, and PDCBS Director Dr. Patrick Adriel H. Aure.

Business leaders also delivered responses on behalf of their respective industries. Management Association of the Philippines President Jose Rene D. Almendras and Makati Business Club Chairman and PHINMA Director Edgar O. Chua spoke on behalf of the business community. Meanwhile, Philippine Association of Collegiate Schools of Business President Dr. Victor C. Manabat represented the academe.

With an initial seed fund of ₱50 million from PHINMA, the del Rosario family’s EMAR Corporation and del Rosario himself, the PDCBS aims to foster academic research and development towards business strategies and approaches that encourage humanistic business outcomes.

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