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Towards a more equitable and sustainable future

Towards a more equitable and sustainable future

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 7 February 2022 – Online and in-person, February 14th-17th 2022 – Policymakers, businesses and thought leaders from major corporations will congregate online and at exclusive in-person sessions at Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week Asia from February 14th to 17th 2022.

Asia is experiencing a surprisingly strong economic rebound following the global pandemic but the risk of new outbreaks, combined with production bottlenecks and weakened institutions, remains. Asia-Pacific’s experience in dealing with disruptions and shocks shows that focusing on economic growth alone could increase exposure to rising inequality and environmental damage.

Economist Impact’s virtual event provides a high-level meeting place for more than 2,000 policymakers, businesses and thought leaders to discuss how organisations can effectively translate goals into business strategy and policy innovation, to create a sustainable future.

Chaired by The Economist Group’s editors, Sustainability Week Asia features senior expert speakers including:

  • Angus Taylor, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Australia
  • Airlangga Hartarto, Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia
  • Juti Krairiksh, Minister of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand
  • Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general, United Nations
  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, executive secretary, UNESCAP
  • Ken O’Flaherty, regional ambassador for Asia-Pacific and South Asia, COP26
  • Christophe Bahuet, deputy regional director for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Satvinder Singh, deputy secretary-general for ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Secretariat
  • Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, executive director, APEC Secretariat
  • Allinnettes Adigue, head, ASEAN regional hub, Global Reporting Initiative
  • Noppadol Dej-Udom, chief sustainability officer, Charoen Pokphand Group
  • Amita Chaudhury, group head of sustainability, AIA
  • Benjamin E. Diokno, governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Briony Eales, judicial capacity-building team leader, environmental and climate-change law, Asian Development Bank
  • Carola Richter, president, Asia-Pacific, BASF
  • Claudia Lorenzo, president, ASEAN and South Pacific, Coca-Cola Company
  • Darian McBain, chief sustainability officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • and many more

View the latest agenda

Sustainability Week Asia is supported by Avery DennisonSchrodersCushman & WakefieldGolden Agri-ResourcesMitsubishi Heavy IndustriesStandard CharteredBlack & VeatchFidelity InternationalInvescoLIXILSime Darby PlantationS&P GlobalMcKinsey & Company and FactSet

Free places to attend Sustainability Week Asia are available now. For online registration and event details, please visit the website:

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