Business E-Journal: April 2023

Posted on April 13, 2023
Business E-Journal April 2023 cover

In this issue, we present a diverse array of topics encompassing digital transformation, sustainability, and strategic business expansion. SwissCham Philippines facilitated a high-level roundtable dialogue, featuring DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy, to underscore the critical role of digitalization across industries. The event convened industry experts and business leaders to deliberate on DICT’s strategic priorities and initiatives aimed at augmenting the Philippine economy’s digital infrastructure. Focus areas encompass enhancing internet connectivity, fostering digital literacy, and encouraging public-private collaborations.

In a parallel endeavour, we participated in a forum hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs – Foreign Service Institute (DFA-FSI) and Digital Pilipinas related to Digital Diplomacy opportunities. The initiative seeks to strengthen the Philippines-Switzerland relationship by harnessing digital platforms for effective communication, collaboration, and exchange in promoting trade and investments.

RepRisk, a prominent ESG risk intelligence provider, has introduced its ESG riskdata offering on the Snowflake Marketplace. This development grants usersaccess to RepRisk’s extensive ESG risk exposure data for companies, projects, andsectors, promoting informed decision-making in business and investmentactivities.

Swiss Sanitary Parts Company Geberit is strategizing to broaden its presence inthe Philippines. Focused on delivering innovative, sustainable, and premiumsanitary solutions, Geberit aims to cater to the increasing demand within thePhilippine market and contribute to the nation’s infrastructural progress.

Aboitiz-backed Fresh Depot has collaborated with SwissCham Philippines totransform agri-tech through an innovative cold chain solution. Utilizing cutting-edge supply chain technologies, Fresh Depot seeks to enhance the quality andlongevity of perishable goods, benefiting both farmers and consumers.

Ivoclar Vivadent, a renowned dental company, is preparing to commemorate its 100th anniversary. With a rich history of pioneering innovation and excellence, Ivoclar Vivadent has significantly influenced the dental sector through the development of advanced dental materials, technologies, and treatment methodologies.

For our Executive Insights, Bryan Giger of Dashlabs elucidates the transformation of healthcare through digitalization and innovation. Giger emphasizes the potential of digital technologies and data-driven solutions to revolutionize healthcare, leading to superior patient outcomes, streamlined processes, and cost-effectiveness.

We likewise spotlight three dynamic organizations – Ascona International Corporation, DDC Land Inc., and LTS Luggage Trading & Services, and invite you to explore their respective industries and innovative strategies.