The pandemic has worsened inequality on many fronts. Pro-active macroeconomic policy combined with labor retraining programs and increased social protection are needed.
Slowing population growth can have broad benefits for society, including enhancing the many ways that older citizens enrich our communities.
Migration in the Asia-Pacific region is diverse and enduring. It cannot be handled by one country alone. Regional cooperation is needed.
As urbanization and aging trends continue, sustainable development will depend on making cities more livable, environmentally friendly, socially inclusive, and competitive.
There is evidence of a positive link between sustainable behavior and financial return which will likely drive the continued growth of green and social finance.
Evidence shows that green and social finance are associated with positive environmental and social outcomes and can contribute to a more sustainable world.