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Sustainable Development

With a wealth of experience in Asia, SHG Group has been developing for the past twenty years a certain number of activities all of which can be traced back to the philosophy of the Chinese Martial Arts tradition.

Through its Martial Arts school, SHG is actively contributing to the creation of charities, risk management counseling, individual and asset protection with its partner company, IAS8.

Looking back at 2020, we should strive to use this experience as a learning process, and even as a warning. We all witnessed how Nature reasserted its place once our economic activity came to a halt. 2021 must be, for all of us, a pivotal year during which we should strengthen and develop our companies in a responsible manner, taking into consideration our environment and the future of our kind.

 

SHG and its chairwoman naturally wishes to participate in that endeavour. According to her, China and Southeast Asia constitute examples to be followed in that aspect, representing an opportunity for many Westerners and non-Asian companies, big and small. SHG’s wide range of activities makes it naturally an actor.

 

Sustainable development represents an understanding of development or growth that puts emphasis on the long term, incorporating into economic thinking environmental and social constraints. As SHG understands it, and in line with the definition given to it in the Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, the so-called Brundtland Report, which coined the term in 1987, "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Master Kong, otherwise known as Confucius (孔子), as well as his main disciples, called the Twelve Philosophers, were already teaching in 479 BC sustainable development and balance in the following works: the Book of Changes, or Yi Jing (易经), and the Spring and Autumn Annals (春秋 (麟經).

 

In the West, this idea has taken root following a gradual dawning of the finite aspect of Earth’s environment that started in the 1970s, bringing the long-term limits into focus. Sustainable development, however, has its critics, such as advocates of degrowth who consider that this concept remains too tied to that other concept, economic growth; other critics point to the fact it represents a hindrance to further growth.

 

SHG wishes to maintain its activities in counseling, risk management and training within Martial Arts in a twofold manner: to promote self-development through the practice of Martial Arts while contributing to an economic development that preserves the health of humankind.

to contact us : Sustainable-dev-sale@asia-shg-group.com