We hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult time.
EBC Chief Operating Officer
The Year of the Vaccine
– EuroBiz January 2021
One bright spot during the global pandemic has been the development and approval of multiple vaccines against Covid-19 — all in under a year. To put this in perspective, the average time it takes to create vaccines is 10 years. The Pfizer–BioNTech, AstraZeneca–Oxford, and Moderna vaccines, along with China’s SinoVac and Russia’s Sputnik, are already being administered. There are also dozens of other vaccines at trial stages around the world, including two from Japanese companies.
In this initiative, it is emphasised to promote new entries of foreign asset management companies (“foreign AMs”) and, to support this, the Financial Services Agency (“FSA”) and Local Finance Bureaus (“LFBs”) are establishing the “Financial Market Entry Office”.
Webinar – European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) – SDG Webinar Series – 24 February, 10:00-11:00am
As you know, sustainability is high on the European Commission’s agenda. In order to contribute to a better world, the ECCK will launch a free-of-charge webinar series on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are not widely known and the motivation behind this series is to promote the SDGs and to make a considerable audience aware of their high importance. The SDG webinar series will feature presentation by captains of industry on their insights on SDGs (efforts undertaken, success stories what is planned, as well as existing challenges).
The first session of the SDG Webinar Series is scheduled for 24 February and, in order to enhance its impact, the series will run throughout 2021. Each session will last under an hour, including presentation and Q&A with the participants.
The ECCK is delighted that H.E. Ban Ki-moon, the eight Secretary-General of United Nations, supports this initiative, and they have received confirmation from global CEOs to share their companies’ insights and effort to contribute to the SDGs. This initiative is supported by the European Business Organisation Worldwide Network (EBOWWN) and EuroCham Singapore.