In celebration of International Women’s Month, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) recently hosted a webinar entitled “Client Speaks: Insights that Inspire” aligning with this year’s IWD theme “Break the Bias: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”. The session highlighted inspiring stories of female leaders successfully breaking gender biases and their roles in fostering an inclusive and sustainable economy.
The webinar was a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion taking the perspectives of women in actively promoting the gender’s role in participation and leadership in addressing climate change and creating a more resilient and sustainable future.
Distinguished panel of speakers are women trailblazers from infrastructure and power industries who do not only champion women empowerment but are also committed to creating meaningful, sustainable change and solutions. Panelists are Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc. President and CEO Cosette Canilao, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. President and CEO and Country Chair, Shell companies in the Philippines Lorelie Osial, and Aboitiz Power Corp. Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Information Officer Liza Luv Montelibano. The panel discussion was moderated by Standard Chartered Bank Chief Executive Officer Lynette Ortiz.
Canilao, with her leadership experience in public-private partnerships (PPP) as former PPP Center Head, highlighted that infrastructure development is important in shaping economic productivity and stressed that PPP is a good vehicle to sustain the Build, Build, Build program of the government. She said that the private sector plays a key role as they can support not only through financing, but also through sustainable innovations and development of ancillary businesses. “Infrastructure projects have immense multiplier effect during its various stages – development and planning, execution, and operation. The societal returns from infrastructure development done through public…
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