Our Focus Areas

September 7, 2022

Making Globalization Work Better for Asia

Asia’s economic growth and development have been unparalleled over the past 75 years. Poverty has declined continuously and more rapidly than at any time in recorded history, and significant welfare gains have been achieved. These achievements have been driven by Asia’s growing participation in international trade and global value chains, which underpin the globalization process.

March 8, 2022

What’s Next? Harnessing Emerging Technologies for the Asian Consumer

In Asia, as a more internet-savvy and health and environmentally conscious consumer takes center stage, emerging technologies are offering new opportunities and innovative solutions for people from diverse backgrounds and geographies.

April 1, 2022

Increasing Supply Chain Resilience in Asia

Increasing supply chain resilience in Asia can help blunt the worst effects of climate change, improve biodiversity and closed loop thinking, and even help eradicate the scourge of modern slavery.

September 3, 2021

What Would a Cashless Society Mean for Asian Consumers?

Technology and COVID-19 have led to increasing adoption of cashless transactions. More and more, consumers are buying online, and vendors are rushing to adjust their business models to accommodate remote buying and touchless payments. In the face of this change, what does going cashless mean for different economies?

January 15, 2021

Extraordinary Endeavors in Turbulent Times: Asian Innovation, Inclusion, and Impact during COVID-19

The year 2020 will be remembered for the turbulence caused when a pandemic swept through the world, fundamentally changing people’s way of life, presenting unprecedented challenges to governments worldwide, and forcing businesses to reflect and adapt in order to survive. With this in mind, the Asia Business Council and the Tanoto Center for Asian Family

June 15, 2021

How Hong Kong’s family offices can use impact investing to help fight wealth inequality

There is a growing trend of family investors supporting local entrepreneurs and giving back to society. For family offices that are equipped with the right know-how, impact investing can promote the kind of social mobility that is increasingly rare in this city.

April 24, 2021

China’s Central Bank, Known As The ‘Central Mother,’ Calls For Relaxing Restrictions On Family Size

Chinese policy makers are increasingly worried that the country’s rise could be stymied by the same demographic factors that bedevil Japan, which has become the poster child for an aging society.

March 17, 2021

How Hong Kong’s coronavirus pandemic recovery can draw on the arts

The arts are a crucial economic engine that should play a role in the relaunch of Hong Kong in a post-pandemic world.

February 16, 2021

The View: Marriage of education and technology a silver lining amid coronavirus pandemic

The melding of education and technology is here to stay, and its benefits for students, schools and the economy are just beginning to be understood. Fiscal policy and financial incentives that keep up with the times represent a win-win for the people and the government as well as an investment in our future.

December 22, 2020

With zero-carbon target set, time for Hong Kong to get serious about climate change

The goal of carbon neutrality as a shared community project could be a powerful way to rebuild trust in a divided city.