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SDG Conference 2019 was Held in Malaysia

2019-07-04 14:33 1886

CYBERJAYA, Malaysia, July 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY), a local chapter of UN Global Compact, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and Junior Chamber International (JCI) Entrepreneur Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur has successfully co-organised the SDG Conference 2019 with the theme -- "People, Planet & Profit for the Next Generation". The event took place at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia on 4th July 2019 from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Comprising of an impactful keynote address and moderated high level panel discussion on key issues in achieving the SDGs, the forum has provided participants with insights on the SDGs and the challenges presented in achieving it. The programme attracted approximately 500 participants from across different sectors especially the next generation of leaders. The 1-day forum brought lots of exciting discussions and debate on various issues surrounding Malaysian's role in the SDGs and provided practical insights on the concrete actions that Malaysian Businesses can take in shaping the country's direction on achieving the Global Goals - Agenda 2030.

Key public figures that joined the forum discussion are:

  • YB. Dr. Lee Boon Chye, Deputy Minister, Minister of Health
  • YB. Fuziah Salleh, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Prime Minister Dept.
  • YB. Dr. Mohd Hatta Ramli, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development
  • YB. Khairy Jamaluddin, Member of Parliament for Rembau
  • YB. Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, Member of Upper House of Parliament Malaysia
  • Chris Daniel Wong, Vice President of Global Compact Network Malaysia
  • Dr. Kishore Ravuri, Vice President of Global Compact Network Malaysia
  • Faroze Nadar, Executive Director Global Compact Network Malaysia
  • Adj. Professor Maxshangkar, Group Chief Executive Director of Max Capital Management Holding Ltd.

Among the topics discussed during the forum are: Disability Inclusive SDGs: Ensuring No One Is Really Left Behind; Shaping the future of Malaysia's healthcare system: The role of technology and Malaysia's next-generation in healthcare innovation; Women Empowerment & Religion: A reconciliation, Youths for Sustainable Development Goals; Employment and the future of work; Social Entrepreneurship in Malaysia: A paradigm shift in business; Gender equality in and achieving the SDGs; and Climate Action in Achieving the SDGs.

The event is hosted by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. It is a private international university that has a presence across Africa, Europe, and Asia. With its main campus in Malaysia, the university has over 30,000 students from more than 150 countries, studying in campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kuching, Botswana, Cambodia, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Eswatini, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. It is considered to be one of the top arts and design schools in Asia, and is ranked highly among Asian universities in the QS Rankings. The event is sponsored by Pendulom. Pendulom is an investment platform with the goal of making complex investment vehicles accessible to the general public, especially the younger generation. The platform invests in companies that promote development and growth, mainly the tech industry. By providing alternative investment opportunities to the younger generation, Pendulom hopes to empower communities to achieve financial stability.

About Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY) 

We are a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals especially the Sustainable Development Goals - Agenda 2030. The Global Compact Network Malaysia, a local chapter of UN Global Compact encourages and facilitates the progress of companies that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with UNGC's 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption at the country level. It is also a stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative and a participating organisation of the ASEAN CSR Networks. GCMY also organise the Malaysia Apex Business Excellence Awards. Visit www.ungcmalaysia.org to get more information about GCMY.

For more details, please contact:
Mr.Athi Pillai @ 012-2518649
athi@ungcmalaysia.org

Source: UNGC Malaysia
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