07 Aug 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO
Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group; Chair, SDSN Malaysia
Dato' Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Economic Affairs Malaysia

Friday, 7th August 2020 
10.00 am - 11.30 am 


We send our kind greetings to you from the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI).

On July 1st, 2020, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched the Sustainable Development Report 2020. While Malaysia recorded modest improvements in its ranking from 66th position in 2019 to 60th in 2020 out of 166 countries, its main challenges remain. This virtual event will convene thought leaders on the various aspects of Malaysia’s sustainable development journey who will offer insights on areas of opportunity, imperative action and challenges in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Invited Role Players Include:

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO
Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group; Chair, SDSN Malaysia

Dato' Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Economic Affairs Malaysia

Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam
Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Studies, Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI); and Corporate Advisor, Sunway Group

Dr. Zunika Mohamed
Deputy Director General (Macro), Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department Malaysia and SDSN Malaysia Leadership Council Member

Lavanya Rama Iyer
Head, Policy and Climate Change, WWF Malaysia

Prof. Dato' Dr. Mazlin bin Mokhtar
Director, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) and SDSN Malaysia Leadership Council Member

Prof. Woo Wing Thye
Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California Davis; Vice President, SDSN Asia; and Director, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development



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Event ASLI

Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI)
Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute or in short “ASLI” is Malaysia’s leading independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit think-tank. Since its establishment in 1993, ASLI has established a renowned reputation as the definitive link between the public sector, the private sector, academia and civil society in pursuit of its mission of creating a better society. ASLI is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. We curate thought-provoking and intellectual dialogues in an effort to bring change in public policies for the betterment of society. We provide strategic analysis and advice on critical issues impacting the nation and beyond. In the wider Asia Pacific region (APAC), we capitalise on our influential network to harness best practices and connect strategic partners across APAC on highest-value business investment and trade opportunities to foster bilateral relations and economic growth.

Economic Planning Unit, Malaysia
The Economic Planning Unit is the principal government agency responsible for the preparation of development plans for the nation. The unit was established in 1961 as the Economic Secretariat of the Economic Committee under the Executive Council of the then Federation of Malaysia. Its objective then was to "focus on development planning, on major problems in plan execution and on all forms of foreign aid". In that year, the Government also established the National Planning Development Committee with the Economic Planning Unit as its secretariat. While the Cabinet continued to retain the ultimate responsibility for planning in the country, the National Development Planning Committee was assigned the responsibility for the formulation, implementation, progress evaluation and revision of development plans. Since its establishment almost 56 years ago, EPU functions have remained primarily unchanged although it has taken on additional functions in consonance with the changing emphasis of development policy.

Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development
The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development is a regional center of excellence that advances the achievement of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, tackling the sustainability agenda through education, training, research and policy advisory. The Center has a focus on research and policy practice, delivering world-class programs to train students, practitioners and policy leaders on sustainable initiatives while working in collaboration with industry, government bodies, NGOs and universities worldwide, to develop solutions related to the SDGs. Launched in December 2016, the Center operates out of Sunway University under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable development. The Center was borne out of a $10 million gift from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

SDSN Malaysia
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society. SDSN is guided by a Leadership Council, which brings together global sustainable development leaders from all regions and all sectors, including civil society, public, and private sectors. Much of

SDSN’s work is led by National or Regional SDSNs, which mobilize knowledge institutions around the SDGs. Established in 2013, the SDSN Malaysia network aims to support the localization of SDGs and their implementation, develop long-term transformation pathways for sustainable development, promote education around Agenda 2030, and launch solution initiatives.

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