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SDGs and Business Contribution in Southeast Asia

About the Webinar

Established by the United Nations in 2015, the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) collectively provide a comprehensive framework for actions to achieve sustainable development across the world. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of aligning post-pandemic economic and social recovery with SDGs. The goal of this inaugural joint ISEAS-RIETI webinar is to take stock of the current progress achieved in meeting some of the key elements of SDGs in Southeast Asia. It will begin with a presentation of Southeast Asia’s overall SDG progress and the recent Climate Change Outlook Survey conducted by ISEAS. This will be followed by a presentation on SDGs in Indonesia. Two presenters from the private sector will then discuss the contributions of and opportunities for businesses in the region.

Opening Remarks

Choi Shing Kwok was appointed Director and CEO of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute on 15 January 2018 and also took on the role of Head of ASEAN Studies Centre at the institute in March 2020.

Makoto Yano is Chairman of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI); Project Professor of Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University (KIER); and Professor by Special Appointment of Sophia University.

About the Speakers

Sharon Seah is Senior Fellow and Coordinator at the ASEAN Studies Centre and concurrently Coordinator of the Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Yanuar Nugroho is Visiting Fellow at ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.

Virendra Shelar is an Executive Officer of OMRON Corporation, the General Manager of Global Human Resource Strategy Department and President of OMRON Management Center of Asia Pacific, Inc.

Kihoko Tokue is Managing Director of Leave a Nest Singapore and Founder of Leave a Nest Malaysia.

May 25, 2021 11:00 AM in Singapore

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