Isla Lipana & Co. proudly supports the 3rd Integrity Summit

Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera shared the firm's initiatives to continually embed an ethical culture in the firm with the delegates of the 3rd Integrity Summit on 19 September 2013 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Alex explained that ethical conduct is "doing the right thing even if nobody is looking". He highlighted the PwC Global People Survey (GPS) as a process and a monitoring tool to help our partners and staff to be vigilant in helping one another behave in an ethical manner. Alex gave credit to the firm's predecessors and retired partners who instilled in the firm a culture of integrity.

The firm was presented during Session 2 of the Summit as an "Advanced" company together with six other companies, namely Convergys Philippines Service Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, GMA Network, MERALCO, Siemens Philippines, and Shell Philippines Exploration.

Advanced companies:
have undertaken the integrity self-assessment
have undergone the independent validation organized by Integrity Initiative
have established integrity practices in their organizations
are demonstrating best practices
were given a chance to showcase their integrity practices through an exhibit.

The Summit was organized by Integrity Initiative, a private sector-led campaign aiming to strengthen ethical standards in society. It aspires for a level playing field for business, where ethical companies enjoy competitive advantage in both government and private sector transactions.

Integrity Initiative is implemented by the Makati Business Club and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines with funding support from Siemens Germany.

To read more about the Summit and Integrity Initiative, please visit >

Also in photo: (Left) Chairman & Senior Partner Alex Cabrera talks about the firm's best practices on integrity at the 3rd Integrity Summit at the Makati Shangri-La. (Right) Delegates cast their votes for our Philippine Gems campaign

(Story contributed by Grace Aries, Independence Director. She is a member of the Integrity Initiative's independent validation team.)