Two students from the Faculty of Business (FOB) namely Jeffrey Quek Shue Yew and Aw Jie Zhi were nominated and selected to participate in the 2023 Southeast Asia Youth Summit that was held on 27 May 2023 at Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur. The summit gathered youths from Southeast Asia to attend the Sustainability Forum with representation from the government, academia, private sector, and non-profit organisations. 

The event aimed to collectively seek sustainable solutions to environmental issues and initiate conversations related to sustainability. The forum featured three rounds of panel discussions with various interesting topics: “Sustainable Living: Strategies and Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Trends”, “From Rhetoric to Action: Social Sustainability in Businesses and Organizations” and “Sustainable Future: Youth Participation in Environmental Governance, and Decision Making” were conducted during the event. Among invited speakers were H.E Brian D. McFeeters, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia; Ms. Anni STahle, Deputy Head of Mission of Finland Embassy and other prominent speakers.  

Jeffrey and Jie Zhi also partook in a Sustainable Project Management Training Programme, where they were exposed to knowledge and skills in sustainability practice in project management. This three-hour marathon training helped to inspire the students to start planning and implementing sustainable initiatives for social impact reforms and sustainable strategies. 

Well done!