Belt and Road Initiative and Opportunities for Greater Social Impact

Event Details
  • June 4th, Monday, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Breakout Room 324
Ijlal Naqvi

Ijlal Naqvi

Assistant Professor of Sociology Singapore Management University

Read session notes here. 

Session Description

The One Belt One Road initiative will bring trillions of dollars in infrastructure investments around the old Silk road route. The economic and trade related benefits are enormous but the social and environmental impact opportunities are large as well. China continues to face its own social challenges but the development strides that it has accomplished especially in the areas of poverty alleviation, health and education are impressive and there are opportunities to take those learnings and products to other developing countries.

Key Takeaways:

  • Success and lessons learnt from collaboration case studies and/or technology transfer that have created social impact
  • Top three challenges and top three considerations to enable successful collaboration along the one belt one road
  • Opportunities to enable social impact on the one belt one road


  • Callum Douglas

    Callum Douglas

    Corporate Responsibility Director, China and Asia Pacific PricewaterhouseCoopers China

  • Ong Pei Yeing

    Ong Pei Yeing

    Director UOB Venture Management Private Limited

  • Yuan Fang

    Yuan Fang

    Project Manager of Petro China’s Sustainability Report CNPC Economics and Technology Research Institute

  • Louise Lai

    Louise Lai

    Founder/ Managing Partner Design Venture Forward

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