THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) will celebrate its Mandaue Business Movement (MBM) next month by focusing on changes that companies have to do in response to the government’s call for reforms and transformation.

MBM 2010 chairman Stanley Go said businessmen need to implement changes as their share

in economic growth and contribution to sustainability and social transformation.

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Call for change

MCCI has rebranded its annual Mandaue Business Month to Mandaue Business Movement to show its commitment to the promotion of initiatives for the city’s sustainable development.

MCCI president Eric Ng Mendoza said the group is answering the Aquino administration’s call for change.

Together with the local government of Mandaue City and the Province of Cebu, the MBM 2010 has lined up events and activities that, organizers said, will uphold and develop a sustainable economy.

One of the main events will be the One Cebu Business and Sustainability Summit on Aug. 9.

The summit, with the theme “The sustainable business revolution: a call to action,” is meant to encourage participants to understand what they need to do to contribute to sustainable development.

A roadmap that will outline things companies should do to effect changes will be presented during the summit. Among these things are paying the right tax and being fair to employees, Mendoza said.

To open the event, the group will hold the Mandaue Run for Life on Aug. 1 at the Parkmall. Proceeds of the fun run will be given to the Dasig Kabataan Foundation to fund a medical mission on Aug. 28.

On Aug. 7, the group is scheduling a Mandaue-wide tree planting, which is simultaneous with the nationwide tree planting of San Miguel Corp. They will help develop a park under the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.