ICSB Organizes Working Sessions on Creating Ecosystems to Support SMEs and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Apr 13, 2018

On May 10 at the United Nations, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and its partners are hosting “Working Sessions on Creating Ecosystems to Support SMEs and UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

The keynote speaker of the event on May 10 is Mr. Shin Chang-Jae, the CEO and Chairman of Kyobo Life Insurance Co.,Ltd. Kyobo Life Insurance was founded by his father in 1958 as Daehan Kyoyuk Insurance. Mr. Chang-Jae became CEO and Chairman in 2000 when the company was feeling the effects of the Asian Financial Crisis. He turned the company around by focusing on customer satisfaction and risk control. He has led several changes and innovations in the company, turning the Kyobo Life Insurance into customer’s most preferred insurance company in North-East Asia.

ICSB’s partners, which include the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), have organized 4 interactive working sessions that will feature an expert panel discussion. The first session “The Role of Entrepreneurship Education and Research in Promoting, Creativity, Innovation and Economic Development in Disruptive Environment” will be led by Dr. George Solomon, Editor of the Journal for Small Business Management. Session two “The Future of Work and Economic Growth” will be chaired by Dr. Winslow Sargeant, ICSB’s SVP of Development. Session three “Leading Through Financial Inclusion-The Global Impact of Women Business Owners” will be led by Dr. Geralyn Franklin, ICSB President-Elect; and the fourth session “Humane Entrepreneurship – Creating Quality Jobs to Accomplish the SDGs” will be chaired by Dr. Ayman Tarabishy, Executive Director at ICSB.

The sessions will explore the challenges and opportunities being presented by each topic through moderated discussion, with time allotted for questions and feedback from the audience. The Chair of the session will then report the findings to the main Forum to be held at the United Nations on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

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