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Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development

BUILDING PROSPERITY WITH ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND NATURAL CAPITAL

Prosperity is defined as a successful, flourishing, and thriving condition, most often in economic terms but increasingly in reference to health, happiness and the environment.

To achieve prosperity, governments, business and civil society must look beyond today’s economic uncertainty and their actions need to be shaped and guided by a better understanding of the interrelatedness of our natural, economic and societal systems.

The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development will gather business leaders, NGOs and policy-makers from around the world to share practical solutions for sustainable growth and creating shared value with economic, social and natural capital. Topics discussed will include disruptive innovation, equitable growth, the sustainable supply chain, clean energy access, next-level integrated reporting and harnessing the natural assets of cities.

High-level working groups across six sectors – building & urban infrastructure, consumer goods, financial services, food, beverage and agriculture, renewable energy and shipping, will produce actionable recommendations for building a more prosperous society and planet.

Monday, 24 November 2014

 

1400 – 1800

Pre-forum seminars and workshops

Action 2020 in Southeast Asia (By invitation only)

1415 – 1700

Inclusive business and the extractives sector

Mark Ingram, Chief Executive Officer, Business for Millennium Development
Paul Voutier, General Manager Projects, Business for Millennium Development
David Faulmann, Director of Advocacy, Business for Millennium Development

1430 – 1630

Next-level sustainability in palm oil

Elizabeth Clarke, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager, ZSL
Irwan Gunawan, Strategy Leader, Agriculture and Fisheries Market Transformation, WWF Indonesia
Marianne Tan, Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations, WWF Singapore
Lee Hui Mien, Regional Sustainability Manager, Ikano Pte Ltd 

1500 – 1700

Plastics, packaging & recycling

Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost
Douglas Woodring, Founder Ocean Recovery Alliance
Amanda McCluskey, Senior Investment Manager, First State Stewart

1500 – 1730

Net positive workshop: the why, what and how

Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future
Ben Ferrari, Director Partnerships, The Climate Group 

1800 – 1900

Business & Human Rights in Southeast Asia: A book launch & seminar

Walter Woon, David Marshall Professor of Law, National University of Singapore
Mahdev Mohan, , Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
Cynthia Morel, Expert Adviser, Asian Business & Rule of Law Initiative, CEBCLA, SMU
James Kallman, President Director, Moores Rowland Indonesia 

1800 – 2000

Responsible Drinking: CSR and Careers

Networking reception co-hosted by 33Talent and Skylark Advisory

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

0900 – 0905

Welcome address

George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marina Bay Sands

0905 – 0915

Opening address

Grace Fu, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

0915 – 0925

Keynote address

Elaine Tan, Chief Executive Officer, WWF-Singapore

0925 – 0940

On the Horizon: Three Game-changers for Sustainable Business

Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future

0940 – 1030

Opening discussion panel

Disruptive innovation to drive equitable economic growth 

While the global economy has soared to more than US$75 trillion nearly half the world population still lives on less than US$2 per day and the dream of equitable growth evades us. A radical change to our current economic model will be needed to deliver more equitable and inclusive growth. This panel of global thought leaders will explore how disruptive innovation can deliver economic growth that is both inclusive and sustainable.

Chair: Haslinda Amin, News Correspondent & Anchor, Bloomberg Television
Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future
Rob Morrison,Chairman, Kiwibank
Todd Freeland, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB
Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities & Deputy Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco
Juan Farinati, Vice President, Monsanto Asia-Pacific

1030 – 1100

Networking coffee break

1100 – 1120

Keynote address

Mark Kramer, Managing Director, FSG

1120 – 1220

Discussion Panel

Creating shared value and growth

With a soaring global population demanding more from a planet with finite resources, consumers, suppliers, employees and governments are all expecting more from business. Creating shared value is a model for economic value creation that can simultaneously deliver positive social and environmental results, with new opportunities for growth and for business to deliver more. This panel will discuss a new, total impact approach for creating shared value across all stakeholders, for business, the environment and society.

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC
Mark Kramer, Managing Director, FSG
Rachel Fleishman, Head of Sustainability, Asia Pacfic, BASF
Signe Bruun Jensen, Head of Sustainability, Maersk Line
David Kiu, Vice President, Communications and Sustainability, Global Markets, Unilever
Peter Chambers, Chairman, Indomines

1220 – 1400

Lunch

Sustainability: ASEAN 2015 

Speakers: JR Nereus Acosta, Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection, Office of the President, Philippines
TY Sokhun, Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia

Parallel Session: Young Leaders Dialogue

Chair: Jessica Cheam, Eco-Business, Founder & Editor
Bjorn Low, Founder, Edible Gardens
Samridh Goyal, CEO, Solar Horizon
Caleb Khoo, CDL-Singapore Compact Young Leaders Award
Jocelyn Tay, NEA Youth Environment Envoy

1400 – 1410

Leadership perspective

Barry Rawlinson, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Plantation Capital

1410 – 1500

Valuing natural capital: A new model and opportunity for business

Two-thirds of our planet’s land and water systems have been significantly degraded due to human activity, creating $7.3 trillion in external environmental costs per year. As naturally produced goods and services are compromised or lost altogether, companies could experience supply chain disruptions, be forced to introduce costly alternatives to traditional inputs or face new regulatory and legal risks. This panel will discuss the rapidly growing movement for companies to place a monetary value on natural capital, and present the benefits for business to integrate this into risk management and decision-making.

Chair: Pieter van der Gaag, Interim Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition
Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director & Representative for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP
Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost
Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability, ICAEW

1500 – 1800

Responsible Business Working Groups

Building prosperity with economic, social and natural capital

These high-level working groups will bring together business leaders, NGOs and policy-makers from around Southeast Asia to agree on commitments and policy recommendations to increase sustainability across six sectors – building & urban infrastructure, consumer goods, financial services, food beverage and agriculture, renewable energy and shipping. Recommendations from these working groups will be presented to decision-makers and policy-makers at a series of regional meetings in 2014. Preparation for the working groups will begin with a series of webinars, one around each of the six sectors. Commitments and recommendations from businesses will then be drafted and later discussed, developed and decided on by delegates at the Forum in November. The working group Chair will moderate a panel discussion on the recommendations, followed by facilitated roundtable discussions with the participants. Each roundtable will share the conclusions of their discussions with the room.

1. Building and urban infrastructure
Chair: Jessica Cheam, Founder & Editor, Eco-Business
Jake Layes, Head of Sustainability & Clean tech Asia Pacific, Autodesk
Chia Ngiang Hong, 1st Vice President, Singapore Green Building Council
Ben Ferrari, Director Partnerships, The Climate Group
Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, CDL
Tony Chan, Associate Director, Arup

2. Consumer goods
Chair: Jon Johnson, Chairman and Academic Director, The Sustainability Consortium
Goh Wee Hong, , Senior Vice President, Product Service, TUV SUD
Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future
Bahare Forotan, Manager, CR & Communications, Group Social Business, Novartis

3. Financial services
Chair: Steven Okun, Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, KKR
Toby Heaps, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Knights Capital
Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director & Representative fro Asia and the Pacific, UNEP
Jeanne Stampe, Asia Finance & Commodities Specialist, WWF International 

4. Food beverage and agriculture
Chair: Tod Gimbel, Managing Director, Landmark Asia
Christopher Samuel, Director-Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Asia Pacific
Elizabeth Clarke, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager, ZSL
Matt Kovac, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia
Campbell Hodgetts, Director Communications & Sustainability, SEA and Australasia, Unilever
Adrian Heng, Group Marketing Director, Asia Plantation Capital

5. Power, utilities and renewable energy
Chair: Edwin Khew, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore
Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan, Regional, VP, Renewable Energy, Industry Services, TUV SUD APAC
Nilesh Jadhav, Programme Director and Senior Scientist, Energy Research Institute, NTU
Yatin Premchand, Principal Consultant, DNV GL Energy

6. Shipping
Chair: Stephanie Draper, Chair, Board of Trustees, Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Signe Bruun Jensen, Head of Sustainability, Maersk Line
Simon Bennett, General Manager, Sustainable Development, Swire

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

0900 – 0905 Opening Address
0905 – 0920

Keynote address

H.E Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 6th President, Republic of Indonesia & Chairman, Global Green Growth Institute

0920 – 0935

Keynote address

Lory Tan, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, WWF Philippines

0935 – 0950

Keynote address

Yvo de Boer, Director General, Global Green Growth Institute

0950 – 1050

Discussion Panel

Responsible business and creating social capital

The term social capital is often used to describe the relationships of trust between organisations and their stakeholders that can be economically valuable. Like economic or human capital, social capital enables us to create value and drive growth. This panel will discuss innovative stakeholder collaborations, the responsibility of business in tackling issues of human rights and how smart investment in social capital can benefit both business and civil society for a better future.

Chair: Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
Ishan Palit, Chief Executive Officer, Product Services, TUV SUD
Maria Xenidou, Head, Adhesive Research Asia-Pacific & Global Head of Silicone & Sealants, Henkel
Jon Johnson, Chairman and Academic Director, The Sustainability Consortium
Jonathan Sanchez, Managing Director, Co-founder, STAND Private Limited
Shinta Kamdani, Vice Chair, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, KADIN

1050 – 1110

Leadership perspective

Beverley Postma, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia

V.R. Srivatsan, Managing Director, ASEAN, Autodesk

Kerry Sieh, Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTURegards,

1110 – 1140 Networking coffee break
1130 – 1140 Leadership perspective
1140 – 1240

Responsible Business Parallel Sessions

1. Developing a natural capital protocol
Chair: Pieter van der Gaag, Interim Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition
Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost
Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability, ICAEW

2. Food loss and waste
Chair: Constant Van Aerschot, Executive Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development
Aleksandra Barnes, Sustainability Senior Counselor, Vriens & Partners
Rob Daniel, Technical Advisor, PwC
Sally Trethewie, , Senior Consultant, Bell Pottinger

3. Integrated reporting
Chair: Chiew Chun Wee, Head of Policy, Asia Pacific, ACCA
Jenny Costelloe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skylark Advisory
Paul Druckman, Chief Executive Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
Benjamin McCarron, Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement

4. Transformative solutions in energy efficiency
Chair: Juan Aguiriano, President, Asia Pacific, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
Kavita Gandhi, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore
Praveen Tekchandani, Manager, Carbon Products, TUV SUD ASEAN
Kwek Chin Hin, Head of the Energy Conservation Unit, National Environment Agency

5. The future of sustainable transport in Asia
Chair: Tyrrell Duncan, Director of Transport Division, Asian Development Bank
Stephan Schablinkski, Chief Executive Officer, Green Freight Asia Network
Anshuman Tripathi, Senior Scientist, Energy Research Institute, NTU

6. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Chair: Tim Bishop, Regional Private Sector Specialist, Asia Pacific, CARE International
Georgie Passalaris, Skills and Employment Manager (Sustainable Development), Diageo
Cynthia Morel, Expert Adviser, Asian Business & Rule of Law Initiative, CEBCLA, SMU

1240 – 1340

Lunch

Recommendations from Responsible Business Young Leaders Dialogue

1340 – 1355

Leadership perspective

Paul Druckman, Chief Executive Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

1355 – 1410

Presentation and launch

World’s most sustainable stock indexes

Tony Heaps, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Knights Inc.

1410 – 1500

Discussion panel

Reports from day one working groups
Jessica Cheam, Founder & Editor, Eco-Business
Jon Johnson, Chairman and Academic Director, The Sustainability Consortium
Steven Okun, Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, KKR
Tod Gimbel, Managing Director, Landmark Asia
Edwin Khew, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore
Stephanie Draper, Chair, Board of Trustees, Sustainable Shipping Initiative

1500 – 1530

Action 2020 South East Asia

Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (live video)

1530 – 1540 Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC Live video
1540 – 1550

Closing - 

Summary remarks and the way forward

Christopher Hails, Director, Network Relations, WWF International

1600

Networking coffee break

Business and NGO networking marketplace

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    Eco-Business


    Eco-Business.com is the leading online publication for Asia Pacific’s cleantech, CSR & sustainable business community, providing the largest selection of sustainable business news, features and expert opinion for the region – covering Clean Energy, Smart Grids, Green Buildings, Transport & Logistics, Urban Development, Eco-Cities, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Waste, Water, Food & Agriculture, CSR, Carbon & Climate, and SRI/Impact Investing. The site includes Asia Pacific’s most trusted and comprehensive directory of clean, green & responsible organisations and provides them with a sophisticated client account that allows them to publish jobs, events, press releases and research. Eco-Business offers powerful marketing channels including online, CxO round tables, writing services, the annual Responsible Business Forum, and global television with Responsible Business Television.

    www.eco-business.com

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    WWF


    WWF has the global insights to help businesses navigate through key sustainability risks and opportunities. As the world’s leading independent conservation organization, we work with businesses, communities and governments to create innovative solutions to safeguard the natural world, tackle climate change and enable the sustainable use of our natural resources. Through our endeavors we seek to embed sustainability and social well-being in both economic and environmental systems.

    www.wwf.org

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    ABB


    As one of the world’s leading engineering companies, we help our customers to use electrical power efficiently, to increase industrial productivity and to lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.  A global leader in power and automation technologies, ABB employs 145,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries, with strong and established operations across Asia and around the globe.

    www.abb.com

     

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    Amida


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    Asia Plantation Capital


    Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the owner and operator of a range of sustainable commercial plantation and farming businesses around the world.  Its focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which it operates. Working closely with, and supporting local communities, is an underlying core principle of the APC business.
     
    www.asiaplantationcapital.com

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    Autodesk


    Autodesk’s mission is to build software tools to enable people to experience their ideas before they are real.

    As a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest product portfolio, helping over 10 million customers, including every member of the Fortune 100, to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance.By enhancing collaboration and communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage.

    www.autodesk.com

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    B4MD


    B4MD is a Melbourne-based NGO that connects poor communities to global markets in order to deliver sustainable and measurable improvements in incomes and livelihoods through private sector partnerships. B4MD was established in 2007 as an initiative of World Vision Australia and became an independent Australian registered charity in 2008.

    We have active projects across the Asia Pacific and Kenya, with a strong presence in Papua New Guinea. Our partner companies include some of the world’s largest multinational corporations such as PepsiCo, Mondelez, GE, ExxonMobil, Syngenta and some of Australia’s leading businesses including Oil Search, Cotton On, ANZ, Goodman Fielder and Visy.

    Our Board is chaired by Peter Botten CBE, Managing Director of Oil Search Ltd and our Ambassadors Council is chaired by Simon McKeon AO, Chairman of AMP. Both the Board and Ambassadors Council are composed of leading business and NGO figures including Tim Costello AO, CEO of World Vision Australia, Mick Turnbull, Managing Director Agility Logistics and Ilenna Copley, Philanthropist/former Special Counsel Minter Ellison Lawyers. Our International Patron is The Rt. Hon Mike Moore, former Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

    To date the organisation has promoted private sector led development as the way forward for Government, business and NGO’s to address global poverty. Collectively we have reached over 4,000 participants at B4MD hosted conferences, events, workshops and business missions across the region during the past six years including hosting James Wolfensohn former President of the World Bank, Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yuns and Marius Kloppers former CEO BHP Billiton.

    In addition, our project division has flagship demonstration projects that have been established in partnerships with Oil Search, PepsiCo, MMG/Ironbark Citrus and Cotton On. These projects are on the ground in PNG, Myanmar, Laos and Kenya.

    www.b4md.com.au

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  • BCSD

    bcsd


    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global coalition of some 200 companies advocating for progress on sustainable development. Its mission is to be a catalyst for innovation and sustainable growth in a world where resources are increasingly limited. The Council provides a platform for companies to share experiences and best practices on sustainable development issues and advocate for their implementation, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. The membership has annual revenues of USD 7 trillion, spans more than 35 countries and represents 20 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.

    www.wbcsd.org

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    Bloomberg


    Bloomberg connects influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Our strength – quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology – is at the core of everything we do. With over 15,000 employees in 192 locations, we deliver business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

    www.bloomberg.com

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    City Developments Limited


    City Developments Limited (CDL) is a Singapore-listed international property and hotel conglomerate with over 34,000 luxurious and quality homes to its name. Its London-listed subsidiary, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc owns, asset manages and/or operates over 110 hotels worldwide. 
     
    A pioneer in CSR, CDL is the first Singapore company listed on three leading international sustainability benchmarks – FTSE4Good Index Series (since 2002), Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (since 2010) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (since 2011). CDL was also recently named the top developer in Asia and the top Singapore corporation at the inaugural Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking 2014.
     
    www.cdl.com.sg
     

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    Conjunct Consulting


    Conjunct Consulting is Southeast Asia’s first social change consultancy: engaging, mobilising, and empowering pro bono talent to strengthen social good organisations in Singapore. They do this through management consulting projects, strategic collaborations, and one-day corporate scalathon events. Since its inception in August 2011, Conjunct Consulting has delivered 48 consulting projects with a total of 39 non-profit partners across various sectors, with over $1 million worth of social impact being created.

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    Corporate Citizenship


    We are one of the longest-standing specialist sustainability consultancies, working with corporate clients around the world to achieve their commitments to responsible business behaviours and sustainable practices.

    Corporate Citizenship was founded in 1997 and we now operate across offices in London, New York and Singapore, with representation in Bangalore, Copenhagen and San Francisco. Our team have decades of experience between them and we are proud to be one of the catalysts for the positive and incredible change in companies’ attitudes towards sustainability and responsibility.
    www.corporate-citizenship.com

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    Corporate Knights Inc


    Corporate Knights Inc. is an employee-owned media and investment advisory B Corp based in Toronto. The company’s media division publishes Corporate Knights Magazine, the world’s largest circulating magazine focused on corporate sustainability and responsible business. Recently named Magazine of the Year in Canada by the National Magazine Awards Foundation, it is read by the world’s leading business and political decision-makers. The company’s investment advisory division, Corporate Knights Capital, builds investment strategies for the global institutional investor community that incorporate quantitative fundamentals and sustainability information. Corporate Knights also acts as Secretariat for the Council for Clean Capitalism, a CEO-supported group catalyzing smart and efficient public policy.

    www.corporateknights.com

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    DNV GL


    Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 17,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

    www.dnvgl.com 

     

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    EY


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    Food Industry Asia


    Food Industry Asia (FIA) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 2010 to enable major food manufacturers to speak with one voice on complex issues such as food security, food safety and the harmonisation of standards. The organisation covers the whole of Asia, acting as a policy hub for national industry associations and affiliated groups to engage with public bodies and other stakeholders at a regional level.

    www.foodindustry.asia

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    Forum for the Future


    Forum for the Future is an independent non-profit that was established in 1996 to work globally with business, government and others to solve complex sustainability challenges. We believe it is critical to transform the key systems we rely on to shape a brighter future and innovate for long-term success.
    www.forumforthefuture.org

     

     

     

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    Global Initiatives


    Global Initiatives is a Singapore-based media company promoting solutions to global challenges through film, television and high-level international events. The Responsible Business TV series has been produced by Global Initiatives since 2007, broadcast globally on CNBC and other networks. The B4E, Business for the Environment, global event series brings together leaders from business, governments and NGOs to agree on industry commitments and policy proposals towards a more sustainable future.

    www.globalinitiatives.com

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    KiWi Power


    KiWi Power is a leading smart grid technology company, specialising in Demand Side Management solutions for large industrial & commercial electricity consumers. We deliver long-term value to customers and utilities by optimising energy consumption, enhancing environmental & sustainability credentials and boosting financial performance through world-class technology and market-leading, commercially compelling Demand Response solutions. KiWi Power works with globally recognisable brands and blue-chip customers who want to be at the cutting edge of environmentally and socially responsible business. Currently, KiWi Power manages a portfolio of over 750 sites.

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    Landmark Asia


    Landmark Asia is an independent public affairs firm that helps companies and organizations engage effectively with decision-makers, stakeholders, opinion formers, and the media to achieve strategic business objectives. Landmark Asia can help your organization: • understand the interplay between its business objectives and external opportunities, constraints, and threats; • understand what drives the external actors that impact its business objectives; • develop public affairs programs to address prioritized opportunities and threats; and • build a sustainable public affairs organization and enhance its capabilities to underpin effective execution.

    www.landmarkasia.asia

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    Marina Bay Sands


    As a responsible corporate citizen, Marina Bay Sands is committed to sustainable building development and resort operations, as well as giving back to the local community. Our sustainability strategy — Sands ECO360° is spearheaded by our corporate headquarters in Las Vegas and  is designed to help minimise environmental impact through implementation of sustainable practices into our operations. Sands for Singapore, our CSR strategy, identifies underserved Singapore communities, leverages our unique offerings and mobilises our over 9,000 workforce to make a positive impact to those in need.

    www.marinabaysands.com

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    Nanyang Technological University


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    Singapore Green Building Council


    Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)
    Established in 2009, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) champions efficient green building design, practices and technologies that go toward environmental sustainability in the building and construction industry.
    SGBC administers the Singapore Green Building Product & Services Certification schemes, setting standards and benchmarks for green building products in Singapore and the region.
    As an Established Member of the World Green Building Council, SGBC is also part of a wide global network of green building councils in more than a hundred countries.
    For more information, please visit www.sgbc.sg

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  • SSA

    Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)


    The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) is a national trade association formed in 1985 to protect and promote the interests of its members; safeguard the interests of shipping while promoting Singapore as a major hub port and International Maritime Centre.
    The SSA represents more than 475 shipping companies and other businesses allied to the shipping industry. It also cooperates with regional and international shipping organisations as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations to promote freedom of the sea, safety at sea and to protect the marine environment.

    www.ssa.org.sg

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    Skylark Advisory


    Skylark Advisory is a Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy based in Singapore. Skylark works with clients to build better business models which are sustainable and inclusive. In addition, we help organisations to communicate their CSR and sustainability journeys. Our services include: stakeholder engagement and partnerships, strategy development, implementation and sustainability reporting. Skylark has partnerships with providers of related services, including 33 Talent for CSR recruitment, Turnkey Solutions for sustainability software and Global Initiatives for stakeholder engagement.

    www.skylarkadvisory.com

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    Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)


    The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) is a non-profit, non-government business association that aims to assist its members in sustainable energy and finance in achieving sustainable growth locally and regionally through business development, market development, as well as training and learning platforms. SEAS plays a strategic role in aiding the realisation of Singapore’s vision to be a global centre for sustainable energy, where products and solutions are developed and exported.

    For more information please visit www.seas.org.sg

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    The Straits Times


    The Straits Times is one of the region’s oldest English-language daily newspapers. It is the flagship publication of the publicly-listed Singapore Press Holdings group.
    First published on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore. The Sunday Times, which is produced by the same team of journalists, has a circulation of 365,800 and a readership of 1.43 million.
    The Straits Times strives to be an authoritative provider of news and views, with special focus on Singapore and the Asian region. It has nine bureaus in Asia and a worldwide network of other contributors.

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  • Trucost

    Trucost


    Trucost helps organisations reduce exposure to increasing natural resource costs and shortages, optimising both risk management and strategic decision making. Key to our approach is that we not only quantify environmental impacts, but we also put a price on them, helping companies, investors and governments understand environmental issues in business terms.

    www.trucost.com

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  • TUV

    TUV


    TÜV SÜD was established more than 147 years ago in Germany. It is a leading global provider of technical services, helping its clients improve quality, safety, reliability while ensuring environmental protection and cost effectiveness. More than 18,000 highly skilled employees in over 800 offices around the globe, pool their multidisciplinary expertise to partner clients in their business process, enhancing their competitive strength and delivering tangible economic added value. Its headquarters in ASEAN is located in Singapore with operations in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam.

    www.tuv-sud-psb.sg

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  • ZSL

    ZSL


    Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity devoted the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, through ground-breaking science, active projects in over 50 countries, and our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
    ZSL has worked on palm oil since 2001, when we provided advice on managing Sumatran tigers discovered in an oil palm plantation in Indonesia. We are currently engaged in training growers to improve their practices, and rebuilding trust in the supply chain via our online Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT), which combines satellite mapping technology with in-depth company performance assessments to facilitate responsible investment, reduce deforestation and help save endangered species.

    www.sustainablepalmoil.org

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Here we provide a toolkit for the media dedicated to the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, which took place at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore on 24-26 November 2014.

Press releases to date

Wednesday 12th November 2014 – Third Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development to focus on key challenges facing Asian companies   

Tuesday 25th November 2014 – Sustainable Business Awards Singapore Winners Unveiled  

Wednesday 26th November 2014 - Indonesia’s Yudhoyono Calls for Greater Commitment on Green Growth and Climate Change

Tuesday 9th December 2014 – Forum outcome report: Leaders call for greater incentives to create a sustainable and prosperous future 

Event videos

Please see our Responsible Business TV Youtube Channel for videos of the Keynote and Plenary sessions. 

Event images

Please see our Flickr site for images of Responsible Business Forum 2014 and Sustainable Business Awards 2014.

Speakers

Please see the main forum webpage for bios for each speaker, the agenda, and further information on the event.

Contact

Please contact Rice Communications at rbforum@ricecomms.com, for further details and to arrange interviews with speakers.

Downloads

Forum for the Future – Net Positive Report ,  The Future of Brands 

RBF Singapore 2015

About the venue:

As a responsible corporate citizen, Marina Bay Sands is committed to sustainable building development and resort operations, as well as giving back to the local community. Our sustainability strategy — Sands ECO360° is spearheaded by our corporate headquarters in Las Vegas and  is designed to help minimise environmental impact through implementation of sustainable practices into our operations. Sands for Singapore, our CSR strategy, identifies underserved Singapore communities, leverages our unique offerings and mobilises our over 9,000 workforce to make a positive impact to those in need.

www.marinabaysands.com 

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  • Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity devoted the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, through ground-breaking science, active projects in over 50 countries, and our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
    ZSL has worked on palm oil since 2001, when we provided advice on managing Sumatran tigers discovered in an oil palm plantation in Indonesia. We are currently engaged in training growers to improve their practices, and rebuilding trust in the supply chain via our online Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT), which combines satellite mapping technology with in-depth company performance assessments to facilitate responsible investment, reduce deforestation and help save endangered species.

    www.sustainablepalmoil.org

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  • We are one of the longest-standing specialist sustainability consultancies, working with corporate clients around the world to achieve their commitments to responsible business behaviours and sustainable practices.

    Corporate Citizenship was founded in 1997 and we now operate across offices in London, New York and Singapore, with representation in Bangalore, Copenhagen and San Francisco. Our team have decades of experience between them and we are proud to be one of the catalysts for the positive and incredible change in companies’ attitudes towards sustainability and responsibility.
    www.corporate-citizenship.com

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  • The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) is a national trade association formed in 1985 to protect and promote the interests of its members; safeguard the interests of shipping while promoting Singapore as a major hub port and International Maritime Centre.
    The SSA represents more than 475 shipping companies and other businesses allied to the shipping industry. It also cooperates with regional and international shipping organisations as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations to promote freedom of the sea, safety at sea and to protect the marine environment.

    www.ssa.org.sg

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  • B4MD is a Melbourne-based NGO that connects poor communities to global markets in order to deliver sustainable and measurable improvements in incomes and livelihoods through private sector partnerships. B4MD was established in 2007 as an initiative of World Vision Australia and became an independent Australian registered charity in 2008.

    We have active projects across the Asia Pacific and Kenya, with a strong presence in Papua New Guinea. Our partner companies include some of the world’s largest multinational corporations such as PepsiCo, Mondelez, GE, ExxonMobil, Syngenta and some of Australia’s leading businesses including Oil Search, Cotton On, ANZ, Goodman Fielder and Visy.

    Our Board is chaired by Peter Botten CBE, Managing Director of Oil Search Ltd and our Ambassadors Council is chaired by Simon McKeon AO, Chairman of AMP. Both the Board and Ambassadors Council are composed of leading business and NGO figures including Tim Costello AO, CEO of World Vision Australia, Mick Turnbull, Managing Director Agility Logistics and Ilenna Copley, Philanthropist/former Special Counsel Minter Ellison Lawyers. Our International Patron is The Rt. Hon Mike Moore, former Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

    To date the organisation has promoted private sector led development as the way forward for Government, business and NGO’s to address global poverty. Collectively we have reached over 4,000 participants at B4MD hosted conferences, events, workshops and business missions across the region during the past six years including hosting James Wolfensohn former President of the World Bank, Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yuns and Marius Kloppers former CEO BHP Billiton.

    In addition, our project division has flagship demonstration projects that have been established in partnerships with Oil Search, PepsiCo, MMG/Ironbark Citrus and Cotton On. These projects are on the ground in PNG, Myanmar, Laos and Kenya.

    www.b4md.com.au

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  • Trucost helps organisations reduce exposure to increasing natural resource costs and shortages, optimising both risk management and strategic decision making. Key to our approach is that we not only quantify environmental impacts, but we also put a price on them, helping companies, investors and governments understand environmental issues in business terms.

    www.trucost.com

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  • Conjunct Consulting is Southeast Asia’s first social change consultancy: engaging, mobilising, and empowering pro bono talent to strengthen social good organisations in Singapore. They do this through management consulting projects, strategic collaborations, and one-day corporate scalathon events. Since its inception in August 2011, Conjunct Consulting has delivered 48 consulting projects with a total of 39 non-profit partners across various sectors, with over $1 million worth of social impact being created.

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  • KiWi Power is a leading smart grid technology company, specialising in Demand Side Management solutions for large industrial & commercial electricity consumers. We deliver long-term value to customers and utilities by optimising energy consumption, enhancing environmental & sustainability credentials and boosting financial performance through world-class technology and market-leading, commercially compelling Demand Response solutions. KiWi Power works with globally recognisable brands and blue-chip customers who want to be at the cutting edge of environmentally and socially responsible business. Currently, KiWi Power manages a portfolio of over 750 sites.

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  • The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global coalition of some 200 companies advocating for progress on sustainable development. Its mission is to be a catalyst for innovation and sustainable growth in a world where resources are increasingly limited. The Council provides a platform for companies to share experiences and best practices on sustainable development issues and advocate for their implementation, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. The membership has annual revenues of USD 7 trillion, spans more than 35 countries and represents 20 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.

    www.wbcsd.org

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  • Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)
    Established in 2009, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) champions efficient green building design, practices and technologies that go toward environmental sustainability in the building and construction industry.
    SGBC administers the Singapore Green Building Product & Services Certification schemes, setting standards and benchmarks for green building products in Singapore and the region.
    As an Established Member of the World Green Building Council, SGBC is also part of a wide global network of green building councils in more than a hundred countries.
    For more information, please visit www.sgbc.sg

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  • Landmark Asia is an independent public affairs firm that helps companies and organizations engage effectively with decision-makers, stakeholders, opinion formers, and the media to achieve strategic business objectives. Landmark Asia can help your organization: • understand the interplay between its business objectives and external opportunities, constraints, and threats; • understand what drives the external actors that impact its business objectives; • develop public affairs programs to address prioritized opportunities and threats; and • build a sustainable public affairs organization and enhance its capabilities to underpin effective execution.

    www.landmarkasia.asia

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  • Bloomberg connects influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Our strength - quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology - is at the core of everything we do. With over 15,000 employees in 192 locations, we deliver business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

    www.bloomberg.com

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  • Corporate Knights Inc. is an employee-owned media and investment advisory B Corp based in Toronto. The company's media division publishes Corporate Knights Magazine, the world's largest circulating magazine focused on corporate sustainability and responsible business. Recently named Magazine of the Year in Canada by the National Magazine Awards Foundation, it is read by the world's leading business and political decision-makers. The company's investment advisory division, Corporate Knights Capital, builds investment strategies for the global institutional investor community that incorporate quantitative fundamentals and sustainability information. Corporate Knights also acts as Secretariat for the Council for Clean Capitalism, a CEO-supported group catalyzing smart and efficient public policy.

    www.corporateknights.com

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  • Forum for the Future is an independent non-profit that was established in 1996 to work globally with business, government and others to solve complex sustainability challenges. We believe it is critical to transform the key systems we rely on to shape a brighter future and innovate for long-term success.
    www.forumforthefuture.org

     

     

     

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  • Skylark Advisory is a Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy based in Singapore. Skylark works with clients to build better business models which are sustainable and inclusive. In addition, we help organisations to communicate their CSR and sustainability journeys. Our services include: stakeholder engagement and partnerships, strategy development, implementation and sustainability reporting. Skylark has partnerships with providers of related services, including 33 Talent for CSR recruitment, Turnkey Solutions for sustainability software and Global Initiatives for stakeholder engagement.

    www.skylarkadvisory.com

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  • The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) is a non-profit, non-government business association that aims to assist its members in sustainable energy and finance in achieving sustainable growth locally and regionally through business development, market development, as well as training and learning platforms. SEAS plays a strategic role in aiding the realisation of Singapore’s vision to be a global centre for sustainable energy, where products and solutions are developed and exported.

    For more information please visit www.seas.org.sg

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  • Food Industry Asia (FIA) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 2010 to enable major food manufacturers to speak with one voice on complex issues such as food security, food safety and the harmonisation of standards. The organisation covers the whole of Asia, acting as a policy hub for national industry associations and affiliated groups to engage with public bodies and other stakeholders at a regional level.

    www.foodindustry.asia

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  • The Straits Times is one of the region's oldest English-language daily newspapers. It is the flagship publication of the publicly-listed Singapore Press Holdings group.
    First published on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore. The Sunday Times, which is produced by the same team of journalists, has a circulation of 365,800 and a readership of 1.43 million.
    The Straits Times strives to be an authoritative provider of news and views, with special focus on Singapore and the Asian region. It has nine bureaus in Asia and a worldwide network of other contributors.

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  • As a responsible corporate citizen, Marina Bay Sands is committed to sustainable building development and resort operations, as well as giving back to the local community. Our sustainability strategy -- Sands ECO360° is spearheaded by our corporate headquarters in Las Vegas and  is designed to help minimise environmental impact through implementation of sustainable practices into our operations. Sands for Singapore, our CSR strategy, identifies underserved Singapore communities, leverages our unique offerings and mobilises our over 9,000 workforce to make a positive impact to those in need.

    www.marinabaysands.com

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ponsors

  • As one of the world’s leading engineering companies, we help our customers to use electrical power efficiently, to increase industrial productivity and to lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.  A global leader in power and automation technologies, ABB employs 145,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries, with strong and established operations across Asia and around the globe.

    www.abb.com

     

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  • City Developments Limited (CDL) is a Singapore-listed international property and hotel conglomerate with over 34,000 luxurious and quality homes to its name. Its London-listed subsidiary, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc owns, asset manages and/or operates over 110 hotels worldwide. 
     
    A pioneer in CSR, CDL is the first Singapore company listed on three leading international sustainability benchmarks – FTSE4Good Index Series (since 2002), Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (since 2010) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (since 2011). CDL was also recently named the top developer in Asia and the top Singapore corporation at the inaugural Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking 2014.
     
    www.cdl.com.sg
     

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  • Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 17,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

    www.dnvgl.com 

     

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  • Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the owner and operator of a range of sustainable commercial plantation and farming businesses around the world.  Its focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which it operates. Working closely with, and supporting local communities, is an underlying core principle of the APC business.
     
    www.asiaplantationcapital.com

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  • Autodesk’s mission is to build software tools to enable people to experience their ideas before they are real.

    As a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest product portfolio, helping over 10 million customers, including every member of the Fortune 100, to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance.By enhancing collaboration and communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage.

    www.autodesk.com

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  • TÜV SÜD was established more than 147 years ago in Germany. It is a leading global provider of technical services, helping its clients improve quality, safety, reliability while ensuring environmental protection and cost effectiveness. More than 18,000 highly skilled employees in over 800 offices around the globe, pool their multidisciplinary expertise to partner clients in their business process, enhancing their competitive strength and delivering tangible economic added value. Its headquarters in ASEAN is located in Singapore with operations in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam.

    www.tuv-sud-psb.sg

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Organisers

  • Eco-Business.com is the leading online publication for Asia Pacific's cleantech, CSR & sustainable business community, providing the largest selection of sustainable business news, features and expert opinion for the region – covering Clean Energy, Smart Grids, Green Buildings, Transport & Logistics, Urban Development, Eco-Cities, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Waste, Water, Food & Agriculture, CSR, Carbon & Climate, and SRI/Impact Investing. The site includes Asia Pacific's most trusted and comprehensive directory of clean, green & responsible organisations and provides them with a sophisticated client account that allows them to publish jobs, events, press releases and research. Eco-Business offers powerful marketing channels including online, CxO round tables, writing services, the annual Responsible Business Forum, and global television with Responsible Business Television.

    www.eco-business.com

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  • WWF has the global insights to help businesses navigate through key sustainability risks and opportunities. As the world's leading independent conservation organization, we work with businesses, communities and governments to create innovative solutions to safeguard the natural world, tackle climate change and enable the sustainable use of our natural resources. Through our endeavors we seek to embed sustainability and social well-being in both economic and environmental systems.

    www.wwf.org

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  • Global Initiatives is a Singapore-based media company promoting solutions to global challenges through film, television and high-level international events. The Responsible Business TV series has been produced by Global Initiatives since 2007, broadcast globally on CNBC and other networks. The B4E, Business for the Environment, global event series brings together leaders from business, governments and NGOs to agree on industry commitments and policy proposals towards a more sustainable future.

    www.globalinitiatives.com

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