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Asia-Pacific Must Boost Development Reform To Achieve 2030 Agenda: Report

Asia and the Pacific, a region with an impressive development  track  record,  will  need  to step up its overall development reform  effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according  to  a  new  report  launched  by the United Nations Economic and Social  Commission  for  Asia  and  the  Pacific (ESCAP), at the High-level...

Green Finance Charter Signed With European Development Finance Institutions

An investment symposium on ‘The Opportunity of Green Finance in India’ was recently organised where the four banks signed a charter to champion green finance in India. YES Bank, FMO (the Development Bank of the Netherlands), along with DEG (the Development Bank of Germany) and Proparco (the Development Bank of France), signed the charter. Through...

Taiwan To Legislate On Corporate Social Responsibility: Vice President

The Taiwan government is drafting an amendment to the Company Act that would require businesses to "internalise" good governance and social responsibility, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said on Wednesday. At an award ceremony for businesses that have shown excellent corporate social responsibility, Chen said that as enterprises pursue profits, they should also take responsibility...

Increasing Equality A Key Factor To Unlocking Prosperity In Asia-Pacific

The report underscores the importance of addressing poverty through pro-poor urbanisation, effective management of rural-urban transitions, and investment in sustainable infrastructure.

GNFC Wins Golden Globe Tigers Award

State-owned Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) has won the prestigious Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence and Leadership in CSR in the category of ‘E-Payment Leadership’ for the implementation of digital transactions in its township at Bharuch, Gujarat. The award recognizes ‘Tigers’ in marketing, branding CSR & social innovation, education & academic...

Asia Pacific Adopts Regional Road Map To Accelerate SDGS

Asia-Pacific countries have adopted a road map for regional cooperation on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2017) that concluded in Bangkok recently. The road map lays out priority areas, implementation arrangements and a process for tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building on the agreements reached at the last two APFSD meetings. It will, with the support of the...

One In Every 10 people in Asia-Pacific Region Live Under Poverty: Report

About 400 million or one in ten people in Asia and the Pacific are living under poverty due to widening income inequality, according to a report titled ‘Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific’. More than one in four people in Asia and the Pacific’s developing countries experience poverty in multiple dimensions. This includes additional deprivations that impact...

“Sustainability Is A Driver And Not The Obstacle To The Businesses”

The first bilateral forum to address sustainability issues at the trade and investment between India and Netherlands was launched in New Delhi on Wednesday. It aimed to help Indian businesses in a big way as growing demands and regulations of sustainable practices in international trade aligned with SDGs, are affecting many Indian businesses having...

Echoing And Aiding Women Empowerment

Earlier in this month, the world celebrated the strength of women and promising to bridge the gap by aiding to create an equal place for them. At the 2017 Asia-Pacific commemoration of International Women’s Day a distinguished panel of experts underscored the need to close the gender pay gap, ensure comprehensive social protection for women...

White Paper Launched on Technology In Education

A white paper on current use and the potential for Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education across China and ASEAN has been launched by Huawei Technologies and CSR Asia. “The Role of ICT in Realizing Education for all by 2030 — Achieving Sustainable Development Goal Four” is the title of the paper. It focuses on...

UN calls For Sustainable Financing Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Investments in gender equality, and specifically those addressing violence against women, remain vastly insufficient in the in Asia-Pacific region. Globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced violence in their lifetime. In some Asia-Pacific countries, up to 70 per cent have suffered physical or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner.  Available studies in...

Torchbearers and Change Makers in Women Empowerment Honoured

In the past, Mumbai has witnessed some of the most brutal attacks on mankind that drew widespread criticism and brought the world together to condemn terrorism in one voice. Personalities that have dedicated their lives to promote the cause of peace by fighting terror and violence in their own special way are being felicitated....
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