Biz groups seal covenant for inclusive growth

A list of Who’s Who in the country’s business community has pledged to collaborate religiously with the government to achieve inclusive economic growth, particularly those engaged in micro, small and medium enterprises.

A total of 37 groups from various segments of the business community, called themselves members of the Kapatid Angat Lahat Program, organized by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, have committed to the consensus goal of shared prosperity, eyeing inclusive growth for the country.

“To increase the number of jobs in our country, we need to help scale up our MSMEs. This is where the public-private partnership with the government is key. We should help our MSMEs become bigger.
Any effort here will contribute to creating more jobs. This is the circle of success we create when everyone in the ecosystem grows and where no one is left behind,” Go Negosyo chairperson Joey Concepcion said.

Kapatid Angat Lahat program is one of the priority programs of Concepcion in his role as the lead of the jobs group of the Private Sector Advisory Council. It is part of the proposals presented to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The public-private sector partnership initiative aims to promote inclusive economic growth using Go Negosyo’s framework of providing MSMEs access to money, markets, and mentoring.

The group’s pledge of commitment was cemented during the MSME Summit, organized by Go Negosyo, in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry, on Friday at the Manila Hotel and graced by Marcos Jr.

“We shall endeavor to harness private-public partnership to help MSME development by building linkages, pooling business opportunities, and supporting government policies and programs that help create an enabling and sustainable business environment for MSME,” the signatories of the pledge of commitment said.


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