蘋果專欄:2020 亞太社企高峰會在桃園

:new: 跟大家分享一個好消息:第三屆亞太社會企業高峰會,將於 2020 年 5 月初在桃園舉辦,主辦單位是獲得經濟部中小企業處授權的「台灣好室(Impact Hub Taipei)」團隊。

:house_with_garden: 過去兩屆的高峰會分別在台中與高雄舉行,不僅吸引全球數千位具有高度熱情、豐富經驗的各界人士共襄盛舉,透過高峰會的持續舉辦,也讓其他國家的與會者有機會了解台灣在相關領域的發展狀況。同時,更讓國內有志一同,希望透過創新商業模式與經營理念,解決具體社會問題、促進永續發展的人們,有一個彼此交流切磋的平台。

:handshake: 當然,舉辦國際活動,最重要的還是在地的連結。9 月下旬,我與經濟部同仁陪同高峰會主辦單位,拜會鄭文燦市長,尋求市府的行政支援。鄭市長除了當場允諾將在場地檔期、交通接駁、企業串連等項目上伸出援手以外,也極有效率的裁示編成跨局處專案小組,更如數家珍的介紹過去幾年市府曾給予各項輔助的社會企業,並建議主辦單位在「社企小旅行」、「社企市集」等高峰會周邊活動中,可以納入更多桃園的在地元素。這些,相信都會在明年高峰會的舉辦過程中具體呈現,值得大家拭目以待。

:earth_asia: 此外,為推動聯合國 17 項永續發展目標,落實「友善共好、宜居宜業」的總體施政目標,鄭文燦市長也透露,市府正在研擬「桃園市地方自願檢視報告(Voluntary Local Review, VLR)」,希望成為全世界第 12 個以實際數據及案例,驗證、追蹤轄區內永續發展目標執行成效的地方政府。

:chart_with_upwards_trend: 事實上,根據 2018 年內政部各縣市主要內政統計指標,桃園市的總生育率不但是六都最高,更是全國第二,僅次於連江縣。另外,桃園也是全台灣國際淨遷徙率,以及社會增加率最高的城市。這些數字,不僅代表桃園近年取得的成果,更是未來推動社會創新的基礎。我們期許桃園的加入,能夠為其他縣市做出示範,讓台灣在永續發展的道路上不斷壯大。

:new: I would like to share with you the good news: The 3rd Asia-Pacific Social Enterprise Summit will be held in Taoyuan in early May 2020. The organizer is Impact Hub Taipei, with authorization by the SME Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

:house_with_garden: The last two summits were held in Taichung and Kaohsiung respectively. Not only did they attract thousands of highly enthusiastic and experienced people from all over the world, but also through the continuous hosting of the summit, the summits gave participants from other countries the opportunity to learn about contributions from Taiwan. At the same time, the summits gave the domestic population with the same ambitions and hope to have a platform for communications and discussions, so as to solve specific social issues and to promote sustainable development through innovative business models and business ideas.

:handshake: Of course, the most important aspect of hosting an international event is the local connections. In late September, MOEA colleagues and I, accompanying the organizers of the summit, met with Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan to seek administrative support from the city government. In addition to the promise of the Mayor Cheng regarding the support of the projects related to the venue of the summit, transportation connection, and enterprise connection, Mayor Cheng very efficiently formed an inter-departmental coordination group. He also introduced in detail the government’s assistance to the social enterprises, and suggested that the organizers could include more local elements of Taoyuan in the peripheral activities of the summit such as “social enterprise tours” and “social enterprise market.” It is worth expecting these elements in next year’s summit.

:earth_asia: Moreover, in order to promote the 17 sustainable development goals and implement the overall policy objectives of “friendly and kind, suitable to live and work,” Mayor Cheng also revealed that the city is planning on a “Voluntary Local Review,” hoping to become the 12th local government in the world to verify and track the effectiveness of the sustainable development goals in the region with actual data and cases.

:chart_with_upwards_trend: In fact, according to the statistics indicators of the counties and cities of the Ministry of the Interior in 2018, the total birth rate of Taoyuan City is not only the highest in the six municipalities, but also one of the highest in the country, second only to the Lianjiang County. In addition, Taoyuan is the city with the highest net migration rate in Taiwan and the highest rate of social increase. These figures not only represent the achievements of Taoyuan in recent years, but also the foundation for promoting social innovation in the future. We look forward to Taoyuan’s contributions as a demonstration for all counties and cities in Taiwan, so we can flourish together toward the goals of sustainable development.