2020 Sustainable Development Goals Forum

22 March, 2020

Guests of honour and speakers at the SDG forum. From L-R: Joseph NC Huang (from Fubon Bank), Dr Lin Tze-luen (Moderator, Deputy Executive Director of the Energy and Carbon Reduction Office), Eliza Lee (PwC), Giuseppe Izzo (ECCT Chairman), Martin Lindström (Ikea), Wu Yin-chuen (CommonWealth Magazine) and Sammy Su (LCI)


The ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative cooperated with CommonWealth Magazine to arrange the full-day forum, which was recorded live for broadcast later.

Read the full event report here

Please refer to the links for the recorded videos of the forum.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3


The forum was held to discuss progress and actions taken to meet the United Nation’s (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It featured opening remarks by Wu Yin-chuen, President of CommonWealth Magazine and ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo, and presentations in three sessions by the leaders of several multinational companies operating in Taiwan to achieve the SDGs.


Speakers Eric Yu (left), Martin Lindström (top right) and Eliza Lee (bottom right)


In his presentation, Martin Lindström, Group Director of Dairy Farm, Ikea shared Ikea’s ambition to be part of creating a better life for people and the planet.


In his presentation, Joseph NC Huang, President of E.Sun Bank talked about how the bank is responding to SDGs.


In her presentation, Eliza Li, General Manager and Partner, Sustainability Services for PwC Taiwan spoke about the status and challenges of meeting SDGs drawn from PwC’s recent analysis of published reporting on the (SDGs) to date.


Speakers Lawrence Wang (left), Anthony Lin (top right) and John Demers (bottom right)


In his presentation, Eric Yu, General Manager & Global Vice President of Signify Taiwan introduced his company’s approach to innovation and sustainability.


In his presentation, Anthony Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, spoke about his company’s foundation, Futuremakers, a global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion.


In his presentation, John Demers, General Manager of Atlas Copco Taiwan talked about how his company is leveraging the global nature of its operations to reach SDG goals.


In his presentation, Lawrence Wang, CEO of Carrefour Taiwan outlined how SDGs are integrated into Carrefour’s global and local operations.


In her presentation, Joyce Chen, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications Division at Fubon Financial Holding, spoke about how the bank is creating a positive cycle from the inside out, caring for employees, serving investors, giving back to society and creating a sustainable balance with the natural environment.

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