CABC BLOG

On Wednesday morning of May 25th, the CABC kicked-off its transition back to in-person programming with a hybrid event, ASEAN as Canada’s Key to the Indo-Pacific: Implications for Businesses, which was held at the Shangri-La in Singapore and broadcasted live virtually. The CABC was honoured to have received over 320 virtual registrations and convened in-person over 60 senior-level public and private sector representatives who are driving trade and businesses between Canada and ASEAN, and to provide a platform for guests to both reconnect and form new relationships during the networking session. We would like to especially thank TD Bank, Sun…
Why is sustainability important to Manulife?  At Manulife, we are quite literally invested in the health and wellness of our customers. Supporting a greener, low-carbon economy will have a positive impact on our customers’ lives and ultimately benefits our business.  According to the World Health Organization, the direct damage costs of climate change to health is estimated to be between USD$2-4 billion per year by 2030. Manulife has built an incredible foundation for future progress as we’ve been on this journey for a number of years. As an asset owner, Manulife has a substantial $40+ billion green investment portfolio within…
Authored by Nicky Lung, CABC Executive Director Today is International Women’s Day and as a new mother, it holds new meaning now that I’m part of this exclusive and exceptional sorority. As such, I’d like to dedicate my message to honor a particularly resilient and hardworking group of women in business –working moms. 2022 is already a year full of change and growth for me as I welcomed my firstborn and took up my new role as the Executive Director of the CABC upon my return from maternity leave. While I embrace the career progression and new chapter in life,…
By 2030, Asia will be home to over 65% of the world’s middle class, and the increasing food demand will require approximately US$1.55 trillion of investment in food production. With much of this demand-driven by the rapidly-growing emerging markets in ASEAN, Canadian agricultural products and innovations will become increasingly important in ensuring a diverse and efficient food supply in the region, and its long-term food security. The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues have exacerbated food insecurity in Southeast Asia, with many countries such as Indonesia witnessing vital food imports reduced and increasing pressures on food supply. The agriculture and…