WPT discusses inclusion at executive roundtable

SGV Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan (WPT) was a speaker at a recent executive roundtable discussion titled Engaging CEOs in Advancing Workplace Gender Equality and Rebuilding Inclusive Organizations. Hosted by the Male Champions of Change Philippines (Champions of Change Coalition) and the French Chamber of Commerce Philippines (CCIFP), the session covered how different industry leaders are upholding gender equality in their respective organizations.

Other resource speakers included GPT Group CEO Bob Johnston and JLL Philippines Country Head Christophe Vicic. CCIFP Managing Director Maylis Charlat welcomed the participants, who included executives from CCIFP member companies, as well as SGV Assurance Partner and Talent Leader Julie O. Mateo and Financial Services Organization Partner Miguel Ballelos.

The title slide of WPT’s presentation at the roundtable

WPT discussed EY global initiatives in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and empowering women in business, such as EY’s Women Fast Forward program and SGV’s Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) certification. Emphasizing the value of sustainability, he shared how the Firm’s business model – focused on strengthening our people, operations, supply chain and communities – is also aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals aimed to address complex global challenges.

Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) Chair, Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) Co-Chair and SGV Alumna Partner Boots Garcia moderated the roundtable discussion and PBCWE Executive Director Julia Abad delivered the closing remarks. All speakers committed to continuing their collective action to achieve gender equality.