On October 18, the Entrepreneurs Forum, a sub-event of the International Forum on Belt and Road Initiative and Global Governance, was held at Fudan. The Entrepreneurs Forum invited guests from business sectors related to the BRI and financial commentators, who had in-depth exchanges of their opinions on new finance, international production capacity cooperation, the shared community for energy resources, China Merchants Group’s practice at ports and zones, infrastructure construction and investment, insurance, and cooperation among capital markets along the Belt and Road.
Enterprises are the core pillars to support the sustainable “high-quality” development of the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) by “jointly building” a collaborative force. According to the forum, high quality is mainly reflected in high-quality projects, good management, sustainability, the focus on people's well-being, environment protection, and the adoption of digital economy. “Jointly building” is reflected in the diverse participants, cooperation with the host country and third-party countries, mutiple fields including finance, insurance, securities, etc.
Vice President of Fudan University Chen Zhimin, Director of China Center for Contemporary World Studies Jin Xin, Commissioner of banking, China Development Bank Guo Lian delivered welcome speeches at the opening ceremony.
Meng Huaqiang, Deputy Director of Bureau of Planning and Development, summarized the roles of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the implementation of BRI. He believes such roles are mainly manifested in four aspects, namely 1) enhancing the industrialization level of the countries along the Belt and Road by focusing on economic cooperation between enterprises, 2) fostering the environment-friendly use of resources for the improvement of the green development of the countries along the Belt and Road; 3) playing an exemplary role in compliance management with public well-being as the basis, and 4) forging a new global platform with the aim of mutual benefit and win-win outcomes.