ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, spoke and highlighted ADFIAP and its members’ role and contributions on environmental financing in Asia and the Pacific before 300 delegates at the International Conference on “Sustainable Consumption, Sustainable Production, Sustainable Future“, a parallel forum of the “5th EcoProducts International Fair (EPIF)” organized by the Asian Productivity Organization, the Development Academy of the Philippines and the Philippines Business for the Environment from March 19-21, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila.
Sharing the panel with Mr. Peralta on the theme, “Environmental Finance and Markets Evaluating Non-financial Factors in the Region” were Mr. Eiichiro Adachi, Research Chief and Head of ESG Research Center of the Japan Research Institute Ltd.; Dr. Niven C.C. Huang, Secretary General of the Business Council for Sustainable Development of Taiwan; Dr. Chaiyod Bunyagidj, Vice President of the Thailand Environment Institute; and Ms. Maria Fatima Reyes and Ms. Estrella Saman-Andres, Principal and Associate, respectively, of Strategics Asia.
The 3-day forum also featured topics on eco-innovation, eco-business, green procurement, eco-solutions and other applications. The EPIF is one of the largest international environmental exhibitions in Asia which showcases the most advanced environment-friendly technologies, products and services that enhance sustainable productivity and competitiveness and provides opportunities to explore business collaborations as well as promote public awareness on environment-friendly products and services.