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Summary Report of APEC Workshop on Inclusive Business: Charting the Path for Shared Prosperity through Inclusivity

Cover_223_SME_Summary Report of APEC Workshop on Inclusive Business Charting the Path for Shared Prosperity through Inclusivity
Published Date April 2023
Type of Publication Proceedings
Publication Under Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG)
Accessed 275
Pages 16
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Description

The overall objective of the APEC Workshop on Inclusive Business: Charting the Path for Shared Prosperity through Inclusivity is to promote Inclusive Business (IB) as a sustainable business framework, which can reset the economic fundamentals and rebuild a better sustainable future post-COVID-19.

The report shall contain the summary of the two-day Workshop where it consists key takeaways highlighted by the moderators and panelists as well as advocacy and promotional activities of Inclusive Business (IB) in the region including:

• IB’s potential to overcome the challenges in adapting to the new normal and shift in business perspectives.

• Empowering women socially and economically by providing more opportunities for women in rural area to be part of companies’ value chain.

• Existing or ongoing efforts related/contributing to promotional and advocacy of IB by the public and private sectors in supporting/contributing to the IB ecosystem.

• Introduction of two (2) Principal IB Companies (SP-IB) appointed by SME Corp. Malaysia to implement the “Inclusive Business Value Chain Development Initiative (IB-VCDI) Pilot Project”.