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Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) recently won big at the 11th Asian Excellence Awards, earning six coveted recognitions for corporate governance, investor relations, and corporate social responsibility. 

Accolades included Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations) for Mr. Jose Ma. K. Lim, Asia’s Best CFO (Investor Relations) for Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Best Investors Relations Professional for MPIC VP for Investor Relations Maricris Aldover-Ysmael, Best Investor Relations Company (Philippines), Best Environmental Responsibility, and Asia’s Best CSR.

Amid the new normal brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, MPIC has remained resolute in its purpose of service continuity and dedication to all stakeholders, primarily its internal employees, its investors, its beneficiary communities, and ultimately, the environment. Beyond profit and compliance, MPIC has dedicated its commitment to broader stakeholder interests that will be key in trudging forward towards the new global economic normal. 


Advocates for Excellence

Since its inception in 2011, the Asian Excellence Awards have bestowed merits designed to recognize the achievements and excellence in management acumen, financial performance, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and investor relations. For over a decade, they have honored individuals and companies with titles such as Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Environmental Practices, Best Investor Relations Company, Best Investor Relations Professionals.

Lim, a seasoned Best CEO winner from various award-giving bodies, has been integral in the progress that MPIC has made for over a decade now. Under his leadership, MPIC has transformed from humble beginnings to an internationally recognized corporation with a goal of uplifting the lives of every Filipino. 

“Our commitment to good governance is borne out of our belief in its importance to our success. Robust corporate governance policies translate to a higher level of trust from stakeholders and are key drivers of creating long-term value,” says Lim. “We would like to express our gratitude to Corporate Governance Asia for consistently upholding high standards of Corporate Governance and for recognizing our work towards greater accountability and transparency.”

Cabal-Revilla, who has already taken significant strides to reinforce MPIC’s sustainability thrust in her first year with MPIC, is no stranger to such accolades. Earning multiple Best CFO distinctions from various organizations, her passion to integrate profit with purpose truly sets her apart. 

“Our investments in the country are a mutual integration of developing infrastructure and creating a pervasive and positive impact in the lives of both our countrymen and our planet,” says Cabal-Revilla. “Being an integral part of national progress is enough of an achievement but being recognized for the work we do motivates us to continuously do better.” 

Champions with a Purpose

Even with today’s challenging situation, MPIC has prioritized people above all. Focusing on the interests of its investors and employees, as well as the wellbeing of beneficiary communities, regardless of whether or not they are within immediate business interests, has helped MPIC ensure that it maximizes the impact for majority of the Filipinos. 

In line with being named Asia’s Best CSR and Best in Environmental Responsibility, MPIC has always integrated environmental and social responsibility into all its business operations, making it a point to design, build, and operate its businesses with the least environmental and social disruption. The company always conducts business in a manner that places emphasis on the social and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. 

Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), the company’s corporate social responsibility arm mobilized various initiatives through a collaborative social response by managing key partnerships to ensure the success of all its efforts. Above activating programs that address immediate needs such as PPE and relief pack distributions, MPIC and MPIF developed long-term, sustainable programs that ensured food security including physical and mental wellbeing for its beneficiaries. 

The company’s commitment to the environment remained unfaltering despite the challenging times. Shore It Up!, its flagship program for the environment, provided alternative livelihood  to its partner coastal communities protecting the environment Guided by its Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan’s mindset, MPIC and MPIF continuously create initiatives fueled by their ability to reach out and change more than one life. 

MPIC and MPIF not only promote a green environment but create sustainable programs that ensure its conservation and protection; not only promote education and training, but mobilize initiatives that provide learning opportunities for students, as well as individuals who wish to improve their bankable skills; and go beyond providing handouts to those in need, and instead organize efforts that will help them attain self-sufficiency in the long run. The company’s commitment to the overall improvement of people and planet is a key testament to the accolades it receives – not just in terms of awards, but in terms of long-term impact for the whole country. 

MPIC’s recognition in the Asian Excellence Awards is a testament to MPIC’s efforts to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, and 17 Partnerships for the Goals.  

Watch MPIC’s Corporate Governance Asia Awarding Video here.

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