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Second ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

Building enabling policy environments and promoting inclusive business in ASEAN: celebrating advances and envisioning the future

ESCAP-WIPO innovation driven development: Building national institutional capacities in the least developed countries in Asia and the Pacific

Regional event on "Innovation driven development: Building national institutional capacities in the least developed countries in Asia and the Pacific" organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).

Inclusive Business panel discussion in Asia-Pacific Business Forum

To meet the ambitions of the SDGs, we need inclusive businesses as well as responsible businesses if the principle of “leave no one behind” is to be realized. Inclusive businesses provide goods, services, and livelihoods - on a commercially viable basis - to people living at the base of the economic pyramid.

Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2019

UN ESCAP is collaborating with the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea Investment and Promotion Authority to jointly organize the APBF 2019 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 21-21 June, 2019. The Forum is also being supported by Pacific Trade and Invest of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; the Business Council of Papua New Guinea; the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

AI for Social Good Project Kick-off Meeting

ESCAP’s project with Google and APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) aims to build a network of researchers exploring AI for social good that can conduct research relevant for policy makers. As part of this partnership, 8 research projects are being sponsored.

APFSD High-level Side Event “Blended Finance and Leaving No One Behind: Opportunities and Challenges in Asia-Pacific”

Three years after the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there is a consensus that public and private finance will both be needed – at scale – to meet the SDGs, and that official development assistance can and should play a role in catalyzing and accelerating those flows, especially in risky and harder to reach economies.

The Launch of Social Enterprise Report in Vietnam

Social entrepreneurship is an effective model to address social problems and bring prosperity to communities, contributing to Vietnam's efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The social enterprise sector has made important contributions to socio-economic development in many countries and in Vietnam, nearly five years after implementation of the Enterprise Law, social enterprises have a legal foundation for their establishment and operation. However, there was a need for thorough research on how the social enterprise sector was taking shape in Vietnam.