ASF’s Commitment to Promote the SDGs

The ASF is committed to the global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the UN.

ASF Survey on ASF Member Initiatives for the SDGs

For the second iteration of the ASF SDG survey, the ASF Working Group decided to focus more deliberately on the initiatives related to the SDGs that are undertaken by the ASF member organizations themselves, which was finalized and sent out to ASF members in April 2020.

The survey aimed to collect information to introduce the SDG-related initiatives undertaken by ASF member organizations and the member firms of said organizations; to organize this information in a format that can provide a reference for good practices within the region that can be used for each organization’s initiatives related to the SDGs going forward; and ultimately, to help the ASF to, to the extent of its capacity, make a substantive contribution to the SDGs.

The results were then compiled in a report in January 2021 and published the following month.

Additional materials provided by members

ASF members provided useful additional materials on the SDGs/ESG investment.

ASF Survey on the Status of ESG Finance in the Asia-Pacific Region

The newly established ASF Working Group for Commitment of SDGs conducted a survey on SDGs with special focus on the status of ESG and sustainable finance in the ASF member jurisdictions. The survey, aiming to collect information on ESG investment in the region in a manner that can be compared across borders, was compiled and polished in August 2019.

ASF Bali Declaration on Commitment to SDGs

On November 2, 2018, the ASF adopted the Bali Declaration on Commitment to SDGs at the 23rd Annual General Meeting held in Bali as the first concerted effort of the ASF towards promoting the SDGs, demonstrating the strong commitment by the ASF Member organizations towards the common goals.


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