The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) launches in Cotabato City the Business Sustainability Framework in the Bangsamoro (BSFB) to reach core constituencies in the Bangsamoro region.

The country’s largest business sector-led organization first launched the BSFB last September in Manila. The BSFB paves the way toward increased investments that will hasten the development and peaceful integration of Muslim Mindanao into the national economy. It promotes the model of Inclusive Business which is a major strategy for poverty reduction as it integrates and enables low-income communities to participate in the value chain of a company’s core business either as employees, suppliers, distributors, retailers or consumers who are then able to access goods and services at affordable prices and improve their lives.

A Resource Book has also been developed to serve as a guide to both investors and facilitators of investments for sustainable and inclusive business in Bangsamoro.

In photo are (L-R): Atty. Anwar Malang, Regional Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); Mary Jay Infiesto, Livelihood Senior Program Officer of PBSP Mindanao Regional Center (MRC); Rizalyn Bustalino, Relationship Management Officer of PBSP MRC; Datu Hadji Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto; Secretary of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA); Garibalde Alvin Enriquez, Regional Manager of PBSP MRC; and Reynaldo Antonio D. Laguda, Executive Director of PBSP