Course Name

Corporate Finance Business Forum


May 04, 2024

Schedule via Zoom: 
8:30 am – 12:45 pm


Regular Rate:

Php 1,900

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 1,500

Valid Until:

April 22, 2024

Corporate Finance Business Forum


Learning the fundamental theories and the practical business applications of Corporate Finance is only half the battle. In this time of worldwide financial chaos, arming yourself with insights can clear up the fog of uncertainty; prompting you to make sound financial decisions with higher precision and confidence.

The Corporate Finance Business Online Forum is a great venue to convene with financial veterans whose main goal is to share current trends and real-life stories of what is happening in the field of finance and how businesses today heavily rely on the analytical and methodical decision-making abilities of a corporate finance practitioner.

This half-day online forum will open up your eyes to a wider perspective of how corporate finance once practiced excellently can change the overall business and economic landscape. Acquire a deeper understanding of corporate finance across various sectors and apply best practices to supplement the concepts and applications.

Who should attend

This online forum is recommended for individuals involved in the finance/treasury function across industry lines, stock, investment and financial analysts of stock brokerage firms, and business entrepreneurs who would like to put a better handle on their firms' financial affairs.

I. Generative Artificial Intelligence in Finance by Mario Domingo
8:30–9:15 am

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force in the field of Corporate Finance. Let’s delve into its implications:

Generative AI in Finance:
What is Generative AI? It creates original content such as text, images, audio, code, and video. Unlike traditional AI, which relies on predefined rules, generative AI mimics human creative processes.

Potential Impact:
Productivity Boost: Generative AI can add contextual awareness and human-like decision-making to finance workflows, potentially revolutionizing how work is conducted.
Economic Growth: Research suggests that breakthroughs in generative AI could increase global GDP by 7% (approximately $7 trillion) and boost productivity growth by 1.5 percentage points.

Initially, generative AI might create concise summaries of text, convert content to new modes (e.g., text to visual charts), or generate impact analyses from new regulations. As it evolves, generative AI could produce novel content, moving from an enabler of our work to a potential co-pilot.

Finance Transformation: Generative AI is powered by data, making it a natural fit for finance. Here are areas primed for transformation:
Budget Analysis: Automating budget analysis using generative AI models.
Scenario Analysis: Enhancing scenario planning with AI-generated insights.
Data Analysis: Leveraging generative AI for data-driven decision-making

II. Introduction to Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnerships by Mr. Jeffrey Manalo
10:00-11:15 am

This course provides an overview of financing options for infrastructure projects and an understanding of the key principles of PPPs. 

1. What is Infrastructure Development?
2. Financing modes for Infrastructure Projects
3. PPP Principles and Risk Allocation

III. Climate Risk Management by Mr. Ignacio Carmelo (Iggy) O. Sison 
11:30 am–12:45 pm 

The SEC recently issued its new Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for publicly-listed companies requiring climate-related disclosures for reporting from 2025 onwards, beginning with 2024 climate data. 

Climate risk management is important to multiple stakeholders: the company, its business partners, including customers, consumers, creditors, investors, and regulators.

Del Monte Philippines, which operates one of the largest pineapple plantations in the world, has just completed its first climate scenario analysis.

To explain why climate risk management is important to multiple stakeholders in the context of climate change by sharing highlights of a climate scenario analysis and its implications:

1.  Climate Change
2.  Stakeholders 
3.  Climate Scenario Analysis 
4.  SEC: Climate Reporting Requirement 

Mr. Mario Domingo is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse and impressive career in the field of technology and digital transformation. He currently serves as the Global Chief Technology Officer of UBX Philippines, a leading financial technology company offering the Philippines’ leading Open Finance platform.

In his previous role, Mr. Domingo was the Group CTO of Chi-X Asia-Pacific Holdings, Ltd, a Hong Kong conglomerate of market centers operating equities exchanges in Australia and Japan. He has founded several technology companies in Singapore and the Philippines, specializing in Artificial Intelligence.

In addition to his other roles, Mr. Domingo is the founder of the Domingo AI Research Center (DARC Labs), a non-profit organization focused on creating AI-driven solutions that advance Philippine Universal Healthcare. DARC Labs envisions a world where every Filipino has access to quality healthcare. They are making universal healthcare possible through artificial intelligence.

Mr. Domingo has spent many years working in telecom, defense, and manufacturing technologies in the United States. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Major in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Finance and Applied Economics from the University of Southern California, USA.

With over three decades of experience, Mr. Domingo is recognized as one of the most successful digital transformation executives in the Asia-Pacific region. His vast exposure to and experience in technology have made significant contributions to various organizations in Asia and the United States. His commitment to innovation and the development of new solutions continues to drive financial and social inclusion in the Philippines.

Mr. Jeffrey Manalo is a career executive and the current Deputy Executive Director of the PPP Center, the government agency tasked to champion and facilitate the Philippine PPP Program. He holds certifications from APMG International as a PPP Professional (Foundation) and a Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Officer.

He has been involved in key facets of the PPP Program including project management, project appraisal, policy and program development, as well as capacity building and knowledge management. He was also given a brief assignment at the Department of Transportation's Office of the Undersecretary for Planning and Project Development in 2014.

Mr. Manaloholds a degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. He has also completed executive programs on infrastructure and private sector development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He has also completed a number of fellowship programs such as the Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program awarded by the Investor Leadership Network (ILN), with support from the Government of Canada; the ASEAN Sustainable Leadership in Infrastructure Program (ASLIP) awarded by the Government of the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office; and the 2023 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI-PFP), awarded by the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Ignacio Carmelo (Iggy) O. Sison is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Del Monte Philippines and Chief Corporate Officer of its parent company, Del Monte Pacific, responsible for sustainability, strategy, risk management and investor relations. He has been with Del Monte Pacific since 1999 and was the Chief Financial Officer for nine years until 2015, the first Filipino to hold this position since 1926. He was CFO of Del Monte’s previous parent company for three years. In 2010, he received the Best CFO Award in the Singapore Corporate Awards.

He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is Vice Chair of the Philippine Sustainability Reporting Committee. As well as the Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee of the Ateneo de Manila University Board and a member of the Advisory Board of the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability.

Mr. Sison holds an MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University; an MA in International Relations, Major in Economics, from the International University of Japan; a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines; and an International Baccalaureate from the Lester B. Pearson United World College in Canada, following his pre-university education in Ateneo de Manila.     

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