On September 19, 2022, members of the Ambassadors’ Spouses Association of Seoul (ASAS)—an association based in Seoul that seeks to promote understanding, support and friendship among its members and with the Korean society—visited GGGI headquarters in Seoul, Korea. During the meeting, GGGI experts shared about its 10-year journey of contributing to the global transition toward a model of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive green growth.
Among the presentations delivered during the meeting were an introduction of GGGI as an organization, its goals and priorities as provided in the GGGI Strategy 2030, the successes of the Green Investment Services team to secure climate finance for GGGI Members, many examples of the demonstrated changes and impacts that GGGI is having in Africa, Asia, LAC and other parts of the world, and the Greenpreneurs program focusing on promoting youth entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of sustainable development. The presentations were followed by a Q&A session and networking.
Ms. Natalia Federighi, CEO of Corporate Diplomacy and spouse of the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Korea, stated, “ASAS was very pleased to visit GGGI HQ to learn how it was launched in 2012 and has been helping developing countries accelerate their transition to a green growth model of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive growth. We believe the climate crisis in one of the defining issues of our times, and we will all be pleased to support GGGI’s vision and mission in our various capacities and lives.”
ASAS members also expressed sincere admiration and gratitude to Ban Ki-moon, GGGI’s President of the Assembly & Chair of the Council and the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, for his legacy and continuing efforts on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
ASAS members represented GGGI Members Costa Rica and United Kingdom; GGGI Partners Austria, Dominican Republic, Morocco and Sweden; and soon-to-be partners Egypt, Estonia, Iran, Nigeria, Panama, Tanzania and Ukraine.