Horasis Asia Meeting 2022: ESG – Sustainable Development

On November 20-21, 2022, Horasis Asia Meeting took place in Kitakyushu, Japan. The event was co-hosted by Horasis – a global visions community, the City of Kitakyushu and Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, gathering more than 300 senior leaders from investors, experts, and government officials in the region and around the world. Mr. Nguyen Quang Huan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Halcom VN JSC, is the only co-chair from Vietnam.

Following the success of the Horasis India Meeting 2022 held in Binh Duong last September under the order and participation of central and provincial leaders, Horasis Asia Meeting 2022 is held on November 20-21, 2022 in Japan to point out challenges and find solutions for Asian economies after COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and energy transition towards net-zero emissions. The City of Kitakyushu is a role model of successful low-carbon economic transition. Recently, the meetings has been held in Bangkok, Thailand (2016), Kolkata, India (2017), Binh Duong New City, Vietnam (2018, 2019) and digitally in 2020.

Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter – the Chairman of Horasis delivered an opening speech

Mr. Nguyen Quang Huan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Halcom Vietnam is the only representative from Vietnam among the co-chair delegations. The meeting consists of 4 plenary sessions and dozens of thematic discussions on many heated issues for Asian economies today, from supply chain disruptions, inflation, climate change, labor and employment, social issues and investment flows…

Mr. Nguyen Quang Huan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Halcom, the only co-chair from Vietnam

The plenary session “ESG – Sustainable Development” on the afternoon of November 20 was chaired by Mr. Girish Ramachandran, President of the Asia-Pacific region, TCS (Singapore). Co-chairing the meeting were business leaders representing countries: Mr. Amita Chaudhury, Group Head of Sustainability, AIA (Singapore), Mr. Nguyen Quang Huan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Halcom (Vietnam), Mr. Joichi Ito, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Digital Garage (Japan), Mr. Tadahiro Kaneko, Deputy Head of Sustainability, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (Japan). As part of the TCS-Horasis initiative “Race to Zero”, the session discussed about developing new UN’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rules, guiding investors to beneficial business development away from “greenwashing”, providing orientations for Asian enterprises to achieve the goal of increasingly stringent ESG parameters, especially in this time of high inflation.

Delegates participating in the plenary session “ESG – Sustainable Development”

Under this topic, Halcom Chairman emphasized the responsibility of rich countries in supporting developing countries like Vietnam to overcome challenges and maintain its growth momentum. The speech of Chairman Nguyen Quang Huan was highly appreciated by all delegates.

The meeting was a great success with many statements and policy advice consulted for the City of Kitakyushu itself and other countries.

Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter – the Chairman of Horasis took a photo with the co-chairs of the plenary session from Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam and Sweden.