The fruits of Asia's economic growth need to be shared equally, and must be sustained over the longer term. We simply cannot afford to be complacent.
It’s not just about businesses directly involved in sustainability, but how existing MSMEs can adapt their businesses to support sustainable solutions in Asia.
With over 2 billion consumers spread across developing Asia, the opportunities are limitless for financial institutions to develop innovative solutions that can serve this underserved market.
We need to start taking more youth perspectives into account for social and economic development to stay relevant.
Regional solutions within Asia, reinforced by boosting inter-regional trade and investment with Europe as an engine of global growth, can help counter the threats to globalization.
Discussions this week in Frankfurt won’t solve the problems of Asia’s financing gaps, but they can go a long way toward making sure that available funds are used more productively, inclusively, and sustainably.
The right policies could raise developing Asia’s potential growth by nearly 1 percentage point annually over the next ten years.
Asian mayors will discuss in Frankfurt the competing challenges and opportunities their cities face to becoming inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Recent evaluation shows these elements are crucial to supporting economic growth and eradicating poverty without further harming the environment.
The same spirit of cooperation we saw this week in Frankfurt will continue next year at ADB’s 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.