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Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2019 to spotlight global goals, local opportunities

The role and responsibilities of business in sustainable development, with a focus on the sustainable solutions business can offer to meet the infrastructure and connectivity needs of rural and urban communities will be explored at the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2019 next week.

Jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea Investment and Promotion Authority, with the support of 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, the APBF will bring together an international contingent of policymakers, business leaders, academia and civil society.

The Forum, held as part of the PNG Investment Week, will showcase current and future business opportunities in the Pacific. Participants will have the opportunity to hear and meet key decision makers, business leaders and emerging entrepreneurs committed to sustainable development from around the region, as well as engage in business matchmaking events for key sustainable industries in the Pacific.

Note to Editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend:
What: Asia Pacific Business Forum 2019
Where: APEC Haus, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
When: 20 – 21 June 2019

Key Speakers: Armida Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP;
Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea;
Yanning Wang, Assistant Corporate Secretary, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank;
Shasha Ridzam, Group Head, International Policies & Institutions, Air Asia;
Shaun Gilchrist, President, Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry;
Simon Lacy, Vice President, Huawei;
Zhonghang Li, Vice Chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce;and
Dr. George Lam, President, ESCAP Sustainable Business Network
For more information on this year’s Forum, including the detailed programme, list of speakers and business matchmaking opportunities, visit https://2019.apbf.online/

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Businesses to play greater role in new development era in Asia-Pacific, says UNDP at Responsible Business Forum

UNDP, Global Initiatives, 600 business leaders and government officials start work on a new coalition for sustainable development

23 November 2016, Singapore – At the fifth Responsible Business Forum, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called on business leaders to take a greater role in the new development era in order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This Forum, opened in Singapore by UNDP and Global Initiatives, aims to address a sea change in the nature of development funding by creating a new partnership for sustainable development. Domestic public and private finance accounts for 89 percent of all financial flows in Asia-Pacific, according to a UNDP report launched last month. While foreign funding (Official Development Assistance) is still essential for the development system, it now accounts for 0.7 percent of totalfinancial flows in Asia-Pacific (down from 13.5 % in 1990).