Manila 2015

Ninth International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education

Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business
Rediscovering Integral Human Development in the Catholic Social Tradition

February 26-28, 2015

Ateneo de Manila University
De La Salle University
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Manila, Philippines

Plenary Sessions:

Stefano Zamagni, Prosperity, Poverty, and Challenges of Good Company

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Ramon del Rosario, Jr, How is More Important Than What

Antonio “Tony” Meloto, Building the Solidarity Economy for Inclusive Growth: Creating Wealth that Leaves Nobody Behind


Concurrent Section I

Session 1

  • Bernardo Villegas and Arnold MorfeOrganizing Good and Productive Work
  • Divina Edralin, Good work through decent work: Practices of selected unionized firms in the Philippines

Session 2  


Session 3  


Session 4  


Session 5 Panel on Theological and Philosophical Insight


Session 6  Panel on St. John’s Poverty Project

  • R. Mitch Casselman, Linda M. Sama, Sven Horak, Abraham Stefanidis, F. Victor Lu, Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan and W. Ryall Carroll, A Review of the Business Models, Mechanisms and Solutions for the Alleviation of Poverty
  • Charles Clark and Cynthia Phillips, Accounting and Poverty Alleviation: A Review of the Literature
  • Aleksandr Gevorkyan, Diaspora business networks in transition economies: is there any effect on poverty alleviation?  
  • Biagio Pilato, Nina Dorata, and Laura Lee Mannino, Taxing the Unemployed: The Inequities of Taxing Unemployment Compensation as Wage Income

Concurrent Section II

Session 1  


Session 2

  • Jim Wishloff, Usury and Impoverishment
  • Marc Cohen, Quentin Dupont, S.J. & Valentina Zamora, Changing Jewish and Catholic Attitudes toward Lending

Session 3


Session 4


Session 5 Panel on Theological and Philosophical Insights


Session 6  Panel on Good and Bad Wealth


 Concurrent Section III  

Session 1


Session 2


Session 3

  • Sven Horak, Can informal networks positively influence economic growth and development?  The case of South Korean Yongo networks
  • Amr Sison, Robert Gonzales, & Joem Co, The Green Alternative to the Power Dilemma in Impoverished Areas

Session 4 Panel on Teaching Business and Poverty Related Issues


Session 5 Panel on Marketing

  • Sonja Martin Poole and E. Vince Carter, Higher Human Calling: Transforming Business Curricula with Timely Social Marketing
  • Matthew J. Nowakowski, Thomas O. Marpe and Paul R. Christensen, The Potential for Good Wealth through the Collaboration between Catholic Universities and Businesses in the Developing World Via Green Marketing Practices: A Case Study
  • Veronica Isla, Inclusivity and Ethics in Marketing to the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Markets
  • Saroja Subrahmanyan, Analysis of Market Based Strategies for Alleviating Poverty

Session 6  Panel on Transcendent Purpose of Business


Concurrent Section IV Poster Presentations

Cluster 1- Catholic Social Thought and Business Practices


Cluster 2- Community Engagement and Nation-Building

  • Luzviminda A. de la Cruz and Policarpo Duavis, ActivitiesConstraints and Needs of Women Fish Dryers in Bislig, Tanauan, Leyte
  • Xavier Padilla, Heightened and Sharpened Discipleship for Greater Social Justice: Underpinnings of the Social Dimensions of Frank Padilla’s Proposals for the Re-evangelization of the Nation
  • Filipinas de Guzman, Volunteerism at the Service of Moral and Spiritual Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Four Socially-oriented Philippine NGOs
  • Frank Chiu, Michael Liberatore, Randy Tuano and Joselito Sescon, The GK Enchanted Farm and Center for Social Innovation in Bulacan: Economics and Catholic Social Thought Analysis of a Social Entrepreneur
  • Aldino Gonzales and Leo Cortes, Partnership of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde with the Selected Sectors in the Community towards a Paradigm of Social Development
  • Claudita Yaranon and Noel Asiones, The Simbahayan Project of the University of Santo Tomas: A Narrative of Joys, Hopes and Anguish

Cluster 3- Discourses on Catholic Social Thought and Business  


Cluster 4- Institutional Identity and Practices in Catholic Schools


Cluster 5- Pedagogy for Catholic Social Thought

  • Marissa Marasigan and Raymund Habaradas, Integral Human Development (IHD) practices of host companies of Applied Corporate Management Interns of De La Salle University
  • Socorro C. Bacay,"DLS-College of Saint Benilde Learner-Centered Programs: The Benildean Spirit and CST for Integrative Human Development"
  • Aliza Racelis, Generating Social Enterprise Projects in an Undergraduate Business Ethics Class
  • Jeanette Loanzon, From Inequality Towards Human Dignity: Learning Economics from Low-Income Rural Households
  • Edilberto Jimenez, Ateneo de Manila University School of Management as a Center for Vocational Inquiry for Business Leaders: A Theological Perspective
  • Anne Camit and Peter Cayayan, Integrating the Benildean Core Value of Social Responsibility into Business Students’ Projects: Crafting an Evaluative Model for Courses at DLS-CSB

Panel of Social Entrepreneurs: My Personal Journey to Social Entrepreneurship

  • Anna Wilk (Human Nature)
  • Francis Ganzon (Bangko Kabayan)
  • Yolanda Sevilla (The Leather Collection)