The Makati Business Club (MBC) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) holds a webinar on “Inclusive Capitalism Goes Global” on November 23, 2921, via Zoom at  9:00AM-10:30AM Philippine Standard Time (8:00PM-9:30PM in New York).

Key speaker Meredith Sumpter, CEO of the Council of Inclusive Capitalism, will discuss the private sector role in supporting democracy, political and business risk of democratic decline, strategies for inclusive capitalism, and the US-China relations.

Sumpter believes there is a moral and market imperative to extend the benefits of our economic system to all people while protecting the planet.  She was formerly head of research and strategy at Eurasia Group, a political risk advisory firm, and a US diplomat in Beijing, among other roles. She also serves as CEO of the Council’s sister organization the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism.

The Council for Inclusive Capitalism is a non-sectarian global collaboration of leaders in business, investment, and public sector organizations The Council works to address this challenge by taking concrete actions to build more inclusive, sustainable, dynamic, and trusted companies.

The Council was founded by businesswoman Lynn Forester de Rothschild and has a related Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican initiative.

Some 50 individuals from the Philippine private sector, including C-suite members, start-ups, incubators, business students, and civil society have been invited in this event which has Coco Alcuaz, MBC Executive Director, as emcee, and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman, Ayala Corporation, as Q&A Moderator. Ayala, also popularly known as JAZA, is also tasked to deliver the event’s welcome remarks and the introduction of the keynote speaker.

This zoom event is part of the Global Freedom & Democracy Series, an annual series that aims to inform and inspire the Filipino business community to continue protecting and repairing Philippine freedom and democracy by connecting them with global thinkers. The series started in 2020 in a partnership with KAS, a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).  The series has “brought in” Taiwan Digital Minister Audrey Tang, bestselling democracy scholar Larry Diamond, and HK activist Emily Lau.

The Makati Business Club is a private non-profit business association in the Philippines founded in 1981 to promote the role of the business sector in national development efforts

The format for the Inclusive Capitalism Goes Global webinar will be relatively informal, with the speaker focusing on stories, no slides, for a maximum of 15 minutes, leaving ample time for productive Q&A. The discussion may focus on topics such as the growing movement and importance of inclusive capitalism, democracy in a time of disruption, and the importance of building back trust in institutions.

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