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Accelerating Impact in Asia and the Pacific

3 December 2020, 8am GMT (London time) Virtual event   Join The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and UNESCAP for this webinar which will focus on the 'Towards an Enabling Policy Environment for Impact Investment in Asia and the Pacific' report covering tools, recommendations and best practices in 18 countries in the region. Register: link

Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation, Third Session

The Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation, Third Session will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 19 to 20 August 2020 virtually via video conference. Bangkok-based representatives from member States and international organizations are welcome to participate in person at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. Provisional agenda


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.

Launch of the State of Social Enterprise in Malaysia

In February 2017, the British Council and United Nations ESCAP signed a collaborative agreement to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment across the Asia-Pacific region as a means of supporting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together we are co-operating to provide research, analysis, training, policy dialogues and offer guidance to support policy makers and other stakeholders in formulating and implementing policies and strategies that foster social enterprise and create enabling environments for impact investment.