- May 29, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mr. Alex Boome will discuss about the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index. Which shows how International trade has become fundamental to economic growth and in doing so, has helped to lift hundreds of millions out of poverty. But it is not without costs and risks. The flow of goods and services across borders can disrupt labour markets, accelerate environmental degradation, and contribute to worsening inequality.
The Hinrich Foundation commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to create the Sustainable Trade Index for the purpose of stimulating meaningful discussion of the full range of considerations that policy makers, business executives, and civil society leaders must take into account when managing and advancing international trade.
This, the inaugural version of the index, measures nineteen economies in Asia and the U.S. across the three recognized pillars of sustainability: economic (“profit”), social (“people”), and environmental (“planet”).
About the Speaker
Mr. Alex Boome
Program Director, Hinrich Foundation
Alexander Boome is the Program Director of the Hinrich Foundation, responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Foundation’s programs across Southeast Asia and mainland China.
He has 20 years of expertise in creating business opportunities for companies in Asia, including Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Prior to the Hinrich Foundation, he worked in the business-to-business export media industry with NASDAQ-listed Global Sources’ as the general manager for corporate marketing.
He served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Palawan, Philippines from 1987 to 1989 where he established programs in community development, family health, and the sustainable use of natural resources.
He has a degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and has taken Master’s level coursework in Public Policy and Management at the University of London’s Centre for Financial and Economic Studies.
Venue: AmCham Hall