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[NEWS] Asia-Pacific Business Forum Urges Regulation of Technologies, Financing Models



The Asia-Pacific Business Forum in Hong Kong highlighted the need for massive investment to achieve the SDGs, and the potential for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence to produce social and economic benefits.

ESCAP and Cyberport, a technology community managed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, jointly organized the two-day meeting on the role of business in sustainable development.

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[NEWS] Private Sector Key To Sustainable Development Goals



Lee George Lam, chairman of the HK Cyberport Management Company and vice-president of the ESCAP sustainable business network’s executive council, said the business community is one with Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and are working out financing solutions to support the SDGs and help make growth inclusive and reduce inequalities.

The UN released a report on development financing which aimed at the G20 and the World Bank/IMF spring meetings (18—22 April) in Washington. The report warned that the transformative power of technology raises complex ethical, socio-economic, and human rights challenges and risks. It called on governments to make complementary investments (rather than rely on the private sector) to strengthen social protection and develop regulatory frameworks that ensure sharing of the benefits of technology and management of risks.

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[NEWS] The United Nations SDG in Hong Kong

SDSN於2012年由聯合國發起和成立,致力找出實際可操作的解決方案,促進全球一同實踐十七項「可持續發展目標」(Sustainable Development Goals- SDGs)。SDGs涵蓋關乎社會發展的各方面,針對極端貧窮、飢餓、健康,及至教育、能源、環境與和平等議題。最終目標是在2030年前消除極端貧窮、戰勝不平等、不公正和遏制氣候變化。


SDSN was initiated and established by the United Nations in 2012 to find practical and operational solutions to promote the global implementation of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs cover all aspects of social development, targeting extreme poverty, hunger, health, and issues related to education, energy, environment, and equality. The ultimate goal is to eliminate extreme poverty, overcome inequality, injustice, and curb climate change by 2030.

The Charitable / Trust Funds was honored to join hands with the Chinese University of Hong Kong to establish “SDSN Hong Kong” to jointly contribute to the sustainable development of Hong Kong as a metropolis.

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