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8th SDSWR: Ministerial Panel

Happening on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, the 8th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) will feature a Ministerial Panel with Ms. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Republic of Singapore and Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister for National Development Planning, Republic of Indonesia. Titled...

Financing Southeast Asia’s Green Recovery

More countries and corporations than ever have pledged to substantially reduce their carbon emissions by 2050, in response to growing demands from citizens and customers. Finance will be key in achieving these targets, and financial institutions worldwide are facing growing shareholder pressure to stop financing...

Asean and Asia Focus 2021

The AAFocus 2021 was the Institute’s first hybrid event and was held 31 March 2021. Themed, “Partnerships in Economic Recovery and Sustainable Infrastructure”, the AAFocus 2021 attracted C-suite executives, business leaders and policy makers. ...

4th Myanmar Corporate Briefing

On 24 April 2021, ASEAN leaders held a special summit on the political crisis in Myanmar with the attendance of General Min Aung Hlaing. A five-point consensus was produced, indicating a step forward to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis. The SIIA held its fourth corporate briefing...

Closed-door dialogue with co-chairs of the Emerging Stronger Taskforce

The SIIA held a closed-door dialogue on Wednesday, 5 May 2021, with the co-chairs of the Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST), Mr. Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration, and Mr. Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International, as well as its...

AAFocus 2021 Highlights

Missed the SIIA’s first hybrid event, the ASEAN and Asia Focus (AAFocus) 2021 Forum? Here are the key highlights from the event. The AAFocus 2021 was the Institute’s first hybrid event and was held 31 March 2021. Themed, “Partnerships in Economic Recovery and Sustainable Infrastructure”, the...

Biden’s 100 Days in Office: Is America really back?

The inauguration of US President Joe Biden brought the promise of the return of America to the global stage, a reversal from the Trump administration’s “America-first” policy. Completing his first 100 days in office, did Biden keep to all his electoral promises? To mark Biden’s first...

Save the Date: 8th SDSWR

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for a green reset of the economy. For Southeast Asia, the protection, management, and restoration of the region's highly biodiverse natural ecosystems is key to decarbonisation as well as to economic development. Happening on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, the...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates: 15-28 April 2021

CountryNumber of COVID-19 cases (Worldometer)Total vaccine doses administered (Our World In Data)Vaccine doses administered per hundred people (Our World In Data)Indonesia1,651,79418.84 million (as of 26 April) 6.89 (as of 26 April)Malaysia398,4511.31 million (as of 25 April)4.03 (as of 25 April)Myanmar142,740NANASingapore61,0632.21 million (as of 18 April)37.84 (as...