The Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) is the main and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration held every September. This year, the 7th APPC will feature the theme “Reset and Rebuild for a Better Philippines in the Post-Pandemic World” in a four-part webinar series.

This second webinar in the series will be on September 16, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, and will feature the topic “Ethical Business”. The pandemic has unveiled inequalities and resulted to unemployment in many areas.  At the same time, it has also displayed how companies can set aside self-interest to help their employees and society in time of the crisis.  

This session will discuss the concept of ‘stakeholder capitalism’, which prioritizes the interests of stakeholders, e.g., employees, customers, suppliers, community, etc. Specifically, the webinar will talk about how businesses can be profitable and ethical at the same during and after the pandemic.  

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The webinar will be streamed live on the PIDS Facebook page (

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Ethical Business: Some Unsettled Issues presented by Dr. Necito S. Poblador, retired professor of Economics and Management at the University of the Philippines

Upgrading the Pinoy Capitalist System for a Better Post-Pandemic Philippines presented by Atty. Cesar L. Villanueva, chairperson, Board of Trustees of the Institute of Corporate Directors

The recording of this webinar may be viewed at

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