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  • ABAC supports greater private sector role in hydrometeorological risk financing and insurance

    ABAC supports greater private sector role in hydrometeorological risk financing and insurance

    On June 20, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Philippines hosted a Virtual Roundtable, co-organized by ABAC and the Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF) on Expanding the Private Sector’s Role in Hydrometeorological Risk (HMR) Financing and Insurance. The webinar is aimed at developing innovative solutions and support measures drawing from industry expertise in collaboration with the public […]
  • Aboitiz: “Build trust and guarantee safe, responsible use of nuclear energy.”

    Aboitiz: “Build trust and guarantee safe, responsible use of nuclear energy.”

    San Francisco, California – Sabin Aboitiz, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Vice Chair for the Sustainable Growth Working Group and the President and CEO of the Aboitiz Group, presented the outcomes of the 2nd virtual round-table discussion (RTD) on nuclear energy held last month. “We need to build trust and guarantee the safe and responsible use […]
  • ABAC recommends expanded cross-border data sharing and privacy enhancing technologies

    ABAC recommends expanded cross-border data sharing and privacy enhancing technologies

    On October 24, ABAC together with the Asia Pacific Financial Forum (APFF) organized the ABAC Finance Webinar on Expanded Cross-Border Data Sharing and Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs), and co-presented by ABAC Philippines and Aboitiz. The virtual roundtable looks at at innovations in financial services, where enhanced and secure cross-border data flows are critical. The main […]
  • ABAC PH, Canada back Nuclear Energy Inclusion to APEC’s diverse energy mix

    ABAC PH, Canada back Nuclear Energy Inclusion to APEC’s diverse energy mix

    The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Philippines and ABAC Canada have received backing for the integration of nuclear energy into the energy mix to meet rising energy demands in the APEC region. The ABAC Nuclear Energy Transition roundtable hosted extensive discussions on funding mechanisms and the viability of nuclear energy as a sustainable option. These […]
  • ABAC advances discussions to understand Nuclear Energy Transition

    ABAC advances discussions to understand Nuclear Energy Transition

    In a continuous effort to actively explore the feasibility of transitioning to nuclear energy, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is convening a consortium of industry experts, policymakers, and thought leaders for an upcoming virtual experts roundtable on October 24, 2023. This event, a collaborative effort between ABAC Philippines and ABAC Canada, aims to foster […]
  • ABAC highlights need for equity, sustainability, and opportunity in economic policies, agreements

    ABAC highlights need for equity, sustainability, and opportunity in economic policies, agreements

    Cebu, Philippines – Economic policies and trade agreements that will be proposed to leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will always consider equity, sustainability, and opportunity, said Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 2023 chair Dominic Ng. Ng spoke during a press conference on Sunday, July 30, held […]
  • Aboitiz Data Innovation shares with ABAC business leaders the power of AI to promote sustainable and inclusive growth

    Aboitiz Data Innovation shares with ABAC business leaders the power of AI to promote sustainable and inclusive growth

    On July 28, Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. David R. Hardoon kicked off discussions on the opportunities that artificial intelligence (AI) unlocks with “Who’s Afraid of AI: Making AI Work for Enterprises and Economies.” The informal session was held on the sides of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council […]
  • ABAC Philippines Advocates for Stronger Collaboration Ahead of ABAC III Meeting

    ABAC Philippines Advocates for Stronger Collaboration Ahead of ABAC III Meeting

    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) underscores the critical importance of collaboration and shared responsibility in shaping the future of the economies. With a focus on fostering inclusive economic growth, ABAC strives to promote a climate of cooperation, knowledge exchange, and joint efforts among economies. Recognizing the pressing need for collaborative approaches […]
  • ABAC Philippines to host ABAC III in Cebu

    ABAC Philippines to host ABAC III in Cebu

    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) II meeting held in Brunei last April has set the stage for a highly anticipated ABAC III, to be hosted in Cebu, Philippines in July. The four-day meeting in Brunei, which began on April 27, was attended by delegates from across the Asia-Pacific region, who discussed […]
  • ABAC PH pushes for collaborative work towards sustainable, inclusive and resilient economies

    ABAC PH pushes for collaborative work towards sustainable, inclusive and resilient economies

    Auckland, New Zealand – ABAC Philippines attends this year’s first meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) being held at Auckland, New Zealand. Under the United States chairmanship with the theme, “Equity. Sustainability. Opportunity.” ABAC begins its work on further deepening integration to address the challenges of climate change and economic inclusion. ABAC I […]
  • Strengthened public-private collaboration: Key to APEC 2040 vision

    Strengthened public-private collaboration: Key to APEC 2040 vision

    Bangkok, THAILAND – In this year’s APEC CEO Summit, President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. of the Philippines underscored the key role of the government and the private sector in order to achieve APEC’s Putrajaya vision of an open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific Community by 2040. The President was joined by World Economic Forum Chairman […]
  • ABAC PH: It’s all about our people

    ABAC PH: It’s all about our people

    ABAC Philippines’ Sabin Aboitiz presented recommendations on further strengthening services trade and investment post-pandemic at the Regional Economic Integration Working Group (REIWG) meeting during the ABAC IV Meeting held last 13-16 November in Bangkok, Thailand. Aboitiz underscored the need to ensure that workers, entrepreneurs and small business are capable of adapting to rapid changes in […]
  • Global leaders, experts convene at ABAC Forum on Skills and Services of the Future

    Global leaders, experts convene at ABAC Forum on Skills and Services of the Future

    Understanding the need for urgent action to ensure that talent and businesses alike are prepared to leverage on emerging technological trends as part of the services sector’s broader strategy for growth and recovery in the Asia-Pacific region, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) REIWG Services Trade Lead Sabin M. Aboitiz brought together global thought leaders and […]
  • ABAC to hold public-private dialogue on skills, services of the future

    ABAC to hold public-private dialogue on skills, services of the future

    MANILA, Philippines — In a bid to foster economic recovery and boost service competitiveness among the cooperating economies, the APEC Business Advisory Council’s (ABAC) Regional Economic Integration Working Group (REIWG) on Strengthening Services Trade and Investment will be conducting a public-private dialogue featuring global thought leaders to exchange insights and best practices on the emerging […]
  • ABAC-APFF Roundtable on PPPs in Pandemic Risk Transfer

    ABAC-APFF Roundtable on PPPs in Pandemic Risk Transfer

    Last April 20, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Asia Pacific Financial Forum (APFF), and the APEC Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) Solutions Working Group, in collaboration with Munich Re, ABAC Philippines and Globe Telecom, organized a virtual roundtable on Enhancing the Region’s Resilience through PPPs in Pandemic Risk Transfer. “Our priority remains pandemic […]
  • ABAC Philippines calls for greater public-private cooperation to strengthen innovation

    ABAC Philippines calls for greater public-private cooperation to strengthen innovation

    At the first APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting (ABAC 1) this year, ABAC Philippines member Sabin Aboitiz pushed for greater innovation especially in the services sector as a strategy for growth and recovery in the Asia-Pacific region. Aboitiz sits as co-chair of the Regional Economic Integration Working Group (REIWG) leading ABAC’s work on strengthening […]
  • Asia-Pacific biz leaders call for urgent collective action to address pandemic recovery and climate crisis

    Asia-Pacific biz leaders call for urgent collective action to address pandemic recovery and climate crisis

    ABAC or the APEC Business Advisory Council urged APEC Leaders to collectively act in addressing the uneven recovery and unequal impact of COVID-19, the barriers to trade and investments and the challenge of climate change in the region.  The fourth and last ABAC Meeting for 2021 under New Zealand’s chairmanship touched on the Council’s Annual […]
  • Raiza Kiana Tiwan: Taking climate action for a sustainable and greener future

    Raiza Kiana Tiwan: Taking climate action for a sustainable and greener future

    Initiative shouts power!  My generation experienced the pandemic, and no one saw it coming. Everything was put on hold, and we thought we could not do anything about it. Grateful for the initiative of the APEC economies, we came up with a youth declaration to let our voices be heard.  I have heard different testimonies […]
  • Sydney Torrenueva: Achieving economic recovery through international cooperation

    Sydney Torrenueva: Achieving economic recovery through international cooperation

    I never saw this opportunity coming. I was the last to be accepted, and I embraced it as a blessing but ultimately more of a responsibility. It was an empowering experience to have a platform where I could speak up about issues concerning our country and participate in these discussions with fellow youths. It enabled […]
  • Mirus Ponon: Building a Digital Future for All

    Mirus Ponon: Building a Digital Future for All

    Joining the APEC Voices of the Future and the APEC CEO Summit as a delegate is a privilege that I knew I had to maximize given such a platform. The lessons I have learned from the program, especially from my 123 co-delegates from 21 countries, reassured me of what was to come in a world […]
  • John Mark Jacinto: Making a Mark for the Future

    John Mark Jacinto: Making a Mark for the Future

    It was an honor to represent the Philippines for the APEC Voices of the Future Summit 2021. From November 09 – 12, 2021, I, alongside four (4) fellow passionate young leaders, represented the Philippines at the APEC Voices of the Future Summit 2021. Representing our respective insights and perspectives, we were assigned various thematic topics […]