United Nations ESBN Asia Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2023
“An Asia Pacific Green Deal for Business: Driving the Green Transformation”
on 22-23 November 2023, HKCEC, Hong Kong
United Nations ESCAP and the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) with the support of the Hong Kong Environment and Ecology Bureau, HKSAR jointly organized the APBF 2023 in Hong Kong on 22-23 November 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme is “An Asia Pacific Green Deal for Business: Driving the Green Transformation” The Forum discussed how businesses are decarbonizing their operations and scaling up sustainability initiatives in the region.
Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP gave the Opening Remarks with the Inaugural Address by the Honorable Mr. Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr. George LAM, BBS, JP, Chair of ESBN, Chair of ESBN Finance Task Force and President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation gave an inspiring Welcome Statement.
The forum covered a range of green initiative topics on Future of Sustainable Finance: Building Equitable, Innovative, and Impactful Ecosystems; Introduction to the Green Deal Digital Platform; Green Deal for Business: Priorities for the region and scaling up Business Action in support of a green transformation; Green Infrastructure and Logistics; Hong Kong’s Quest for Carbon Neutrality before 2050, and the Future is Circular: Driving Transitions and Overcoming Challenges
Our Chairman, Mr. Billy Tam, Vice-chairman, Mr. Francis Sootoo, Council Member David Yau and James Xiong attended the Forum in support of UN ESCAP ESBN and promote PPP to business partners and connected with potential partners who share the same interests in promoting PPP.