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Description

Asian Impact is a webinar series that showcases ADB’s research work and informs debate on critical policy issues in Asia. ADB experts, noted academics, frontline policy makers, and others will provide their insights through engaging panel discussions and stimulating research seminars. Join us for an evidence-based exploration of Asia’s continuing economic transformation and the risks that the region faces.

Who is the series for

This series is primarily for policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers from universities and think tanks; members of the international development community as well as anyone with an interest in the topic.

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ADB Distinguished Speaker Program—Edward Glaeser

8 June 2021, online, 7:30 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Cities have the potential to play a fundamental role in bringing entrepreneurs and workers together, creating new and better jobs, and driving economic growth. In his lecture, Professor Edward Glaeser will focus on policy priorities for Asia’s urban transformation, including the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for managing cities and urban infrastructure, especially transport. Led by Vice President Bambang Susantono, a panel of experts from the ADB’s knowledge and operations departments will discuss how ADB can help fulfill the promise of Asia’s cities. 

Objectives 

Webinar attendees will engage with the distinguished speaker to: 

  • Hear the latest thinking on the role of cities in driving economic growth and generating jobs. 
  • Understand what lessons the COVID-19 pandemic holds for managing cities. 
  • Discuss how multilateral development banks and bilateral partners can support the growth of sustainable and resilient cities in Asia. 

How to join

Registration is closed.

ADB Distinguished Speaker

Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Webinar host

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Vice-President
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Madhavi Pundit

Madhavi Pundit
Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

M. Teresa Kho

M. Teresa Kho
Director General
East Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Jamie Leather

Jamie Leather
Chief of Transport Sector Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

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Digital Entrepreneurship for Economic Resilience

26 May 2021, online, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Nurturing Asia’s digital entrepreneurs’ potential is the key to unlocking economic resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the long-term capacity for green and inclusive development. What have we learned from best practices, conducive regulatory environments, and supportive entrepreneurial ecosystems? This Asian Impact webinar will discuss the necessary ingredients for the region’s success in digital entrepreneurship. 

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Learn about the strength and drivers of digital entrepreneurship in the region
  • Understand the challenges facing digital entrepreneurs in Asia
  • Obtain insights on policy environment and potential long-term opportunities 

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host 

Donghyun Park

Donghyun Park
Principal Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Yothin Jinjarak

Yothin Jinjarak
Senior Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists / speakers

Erkko Autio

Erkko Autio
Chair in Technology Venturing and Entrepreneurship
Imperial College Business School, London

Dominic Mellor

Dominic Mellor
Principal Investment Specialist
ADB Ventures

Raymund Habaradas

Raymund Habaradas
Ambassador Ramon V. del Rosario Chair in Entrepreneurship, Management and Organization Department 
Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business, De La Salle University

Ee Ling Lim

Ee Ling Lim
Co-Founder and CEO of Smarter Me, a K-12 edutech startup
Singapore

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Financing a Green and Inclusive Recovery

12 May 2021, online, 10:00 a.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

A green and inclusive recovery requires vast amount of capital. Recent rapid expansion of green and social finance is driven by both non-economic and financial motives. They are associated with positive environmental and social impacts. Asian governments can nurture sustainable finance through fiscal and regulatory measures.   

Objectives

  • To disseminate the ADO Theme chapter: Financing green and inclusive recovery.
  • To exchange views from the finance industry, multilateral development banks, and the academe.
  • To share knowledge on green and social finance to key stakeholders.

How to register

Registration is closed

Resource persons

Webinar host and moderator

Donghyun Park

Donghyun Park
Principal Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Shu Tian

Shu Tian
Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Caroline Flamme

Caroline Flammer
Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Boston University

Hyoeun Jenny Kim

Hyoeun Jenny Kim
Deputy Director-General
Global Green Growth Institute

Anouj Mehta

Anouj Mehta
Unit Head
Green and Innovative Finance and the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility
Asian Development Bank

Jason Mortimer

Jason Mortimer
Head, Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager
Nomura Asset Management

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Asian Development Outlook 2021 Launch

28 April 2021, Online, 2:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8), via Zoom

Developing Asia’s recovery has strengthened. Manufacturing and trade have rebounded, remittances have been relatively resilient, and policy support has been strong. But outbreaks are reemerging, vaccination efforts face challenges, and tourism remains hobbled. This Asian Development Outlook 2021 launch webinar will discuss the outlook and risks for the region.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Learn about the strength and drivers of recoveries across the region
  • Understand the risks weighing on the region’s outlook 
  • Obtain insights on policy responses, and potential long-term effects of the pandemic

Registration is closed

Webinar hosts and panelists

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Abdul Abiad

Abdul Abiad
Director of Macroeconomics Research
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Lyaziza Sabyrova

Lyaziza Sabyrova
Principal Regional Economist
Central and West Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Lei Lei Song

Lei Lei Song
Regional Economic Advisor
South Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Karen Lane

Karen Lane
Director of Knowledge Support
Department of Communications
Asian Development Bank

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Bond Market Guide for Mongolia Launch

19 April 2021, Online, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8) via Zoom

Mongolia became an official observer of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum in 2019. To share the experience and knowledge accumulated under the Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI), the Bond Market Guide for Mongolia was developed along with the ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide series. The market-specific diagnostics and information can help the market development; besides, it will show the direction of the market to whom interested in tapping into Mongolia’s emerging economy. 

Objectives 

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Introduce potential investors to opportunities in Asia’s emerging markets
  • Understand the framework underlying Mongolia’s local currency bond market
  • Get insights on plans for further development of the country’s financial market 

Target audience 

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members, ASEAN+3 officials, Asian Impact webinar participants, European investors, Mongolian financial institutions

Language

English with Mongolian translation available

How to register

Registration is closed.

Webinar host

Gantuya Ganzorig

Gantuya Ganzorig
External Relations Officer
East Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Keynote speech

Manduul Nyamandele

Manduul Nyamandele
Director General of Financial Policy Department
Ministry of Finance
Mongolia

Moderator

Declan Magee

Declan Magee
Deputy Country Director
ADB Mongolia Resident Mission
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Ulziibayar Bold

Ulziibayar Bold
Chairwoman
Mongolian Association of Securities Dealers

Bilguun Dashdorj

Bilguun Dashdorj
Consultant
Asian Development Bank

Sonor Luvsandorj

Sonor Luvsandorj
Head of Financial Markets and Insurance Division
Ministry of Finance
Mongolia

Satoru Yamadera

Satoru Yamadera
Principal Financial Sector Specialist of Financial Cooperation and Integration Team
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

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