MPIC Acclaimed in The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2022
Metro Manila, Philippines – 15th December 2022 – Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), the country’s leading investments company, received top accolades in the recently concluded The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2022.
Honors include Best Sustainability Officer for MPIC Chief Finance, Risk, and Sustainability Officer Chaye A. Cabal-Revilla, Best Investor Relations Team, and Best Initiative in Social Responsibility for its Puhunang Pangkabuhayan Program for alternative livelihood.
“Sustainability and the passion for inspiring positive change have always been the backbone of the work that we do, pushing us to continuously do good while doing well,” said Cabal-Revilla. “I gratefully share this recognition with my MPIC Family, the entire MPIC Group and the wider MVP Group. This is a testament that our collective efforts are making a difference as we pursue our commitment to creating better lives for our countrymen.”
Embodying Holistic Corporate Sustainability
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting has grown in importance in the past years with the increasing pivot towards sustainability.
The Asset ESG Corporate Awards offers a rigorous benchmarking service for listed companies in terms of corporate sustainability. The criteria used to assess the companies include a range of metrics of financial performance, which also aim to gauge management acumen. Beyond this, companies are also appraised in accordance with the quality of their governance, social responsibility, environmental responsibility, and investor relations.
Cabal-Revilla, who has spearheaded MPIC’s reinforced thrust towards embedding sustainability in its overall operations, transformed the business beyond being purely profit-driven, futureproofing its operations and its advocacies for generations to come. As MPIC’s first Chief Sustainability Officer with a holistic forward-looking perspective and a thriving passion for purpose, she has cemented herself as a catalyst for change towards advancing sustainable development goals and driving strategic growth.
As the leading investments company in the country, it is instrumental to have an investor relations team that provides efficient interface between the company and its investors and analysts – a feat that MPIC’s Investor Relations team has been excelling in. Led by its Vice President for Investor Relations and awarded investors professional Maricris Aldover-Ysmael, MPIC’s IR team have gone above and beyond to maintain and strengthen integral relationships with the partners who help keep the business thriving.
“The changing times have called for innovative and accessible, yet still deeply connected relations with our investors who have been instrumental in MPIC’s success,” says Aldover-Ysmael. “It is important for us to be on the pulse of what will generate the best outcomes for them and all our stakeholders.”
Emphasizing Social Responsibility
With sustainability at the forefront of everything MPIC does, its corporate social responsibility arm, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), augments this objective by going beyond one-time relief programs and focusing on initiatives with the goal of long-term resilience and overall positive impact.
Led by its President and MPIC’s Vice President for PR and Corporate Communications, Melody del Rosario, MPIF developed Puhunang Pangkabuhayan to become a sustainable alternative livelihood program to benefit out-of-work individuals and income-generating people’s organizations by providing the necessary tools to get them back on their feet.
Together with its sister companies, partner local government units, and partner organizations, MPIF has distributed over 200 income-generating supplies and equipment such as bicycles, pocket WiFi units, Smart retailer kits, sewing and edging machines to six communities – all of whom are coastal community partners of the Foundation through its environmental flagship program, Shore It Up! (SIU).
“With our purpose to reach out and change lives, we believe that it also entails empowering our beneficiaries to have a sense of responsibility to constantly uplift their quality of life,” says MPIF President Melody del Rosario. “Through this program, we were not simply giving them the fish to eat in a day, but the means and ability to learn how to fish, to eat for a lifetime.”
This recognition in The Asset ESG Corporate 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.
MPIC is a leading infrastructure investment company with holdings in Manila Electric Company, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc., Light Rail Manila Corporation and mWell PH.
The Company seeks to create long-term value for all its stakeholders through responsible and sustainable investments that contribute to national progress and improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.
MPIC and its group of companies are making a difference in the lives of millions of Filipinos, powering commerce and households, connecting people and places, delivering clean and safe water, and making world-class healthcare available to all.
For further information, please contact:
Melody del Rosario
VP – Public Relations and Corporate Communications, MPIC
9th Floor, Tower 1
Rockwell Business Center
Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City 1604
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