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Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

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INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION TO DELIVER THE GLOBAL GOALS

The 5th Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development in Singapore on 22 – 24 November 2016, will examine each of the 17 SDGs in depth with case studies and perspectives from businesses, governments, UN agencies, investors and international experts. The Forum will help companies better understand the SDGs and the opportunities in supporting governments to achieve them.

With 34 SDG workshops to choose from, delegates can design their own RBF 2016 agenda around the goals most relevant to their organisations and participate in discussions around action, innovation and collaboration.

Limited seating only

1500 – 1830

Addressing Gender Equality Goals in Food and Agriculture Companies
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1600 – 1830

Launch of Sustainable Finance Collective Asia – A collaborative funding platform which aims to accelerate the funding of sustainability projects in the areas of circular economy, sustainable energy and positive social impact in Asia.

1700 – 1830

Winning the #ZeroHunger Challenge – Welcome reception (invitation only)

1830 – 1930

Welcome and networking reception for partners, sponsors and speakers Opening of SDG Collaboration Hub

0730 – 0845

Registration

0900 – 0902

Welcome address
Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

0902 – 0905

Welcome address
George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

0905 – 0915

Opening plenary address
Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development, Singapore

0915 – 0925

Opening plenary address
Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UN and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP

0925 – 0935

Opening plenary address
Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister for National Development Planning, Indonesia

0935 – 1030

Opening discussion panel

Collaboration and innovation to deliver global goals

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UN and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP

Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International

Erin Meezan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface

Sathasivam Subramaniam, Minister of Health, Malaysia

1030 – 1100

Networking Coffee Break
SDG Collaboration Hub

1100 – 1200

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops I

Goal 1: End Poverty

Facilitator: Pedro Conceicao, Director for Strategic Policy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Anuj Mehra, Managing Director, Mahindra Rural Housing Finance

Bambang Widianto, Executive Secretary, National Agency for Poverty Reduction, Indonesia

Mark Ingram, Chief Executive Officer, Business for Development

Nicole Voillat, Sustainability Director, Bata Shoe Organisation

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Facilitator: Jane Badham, Ambassador, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

Anthony Hehir, Director, Nutrition Improvement Program, DSM

Anthea Webb, Country Director, Indonesia, World Food Programme

Andrew McConville, ‎Head, Corporate Affairs, Syngenta Asia Pacific

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Facilitator: Anthony Capon, Professor of Planetary Health, University of Sydney

Tod Gimbel, Vice President, Government Affairs Asia Pacific, Herbalife Nutrition

Sathasivam Subramaniam, Minister of Health, Malaysia

Richard Saynor, ‎SVP Global Head, Classic and Established Products, GlaxoSmithKline

David Kiu, ‎Vice President Corporate Affairs, Mars Chocolate, Asia-Pacific and MENA

Goal 4: Quality Education

Facilitator: Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General, External Relations and Public Information, UNESCO

Sonia Aplin, VP, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania

Wivina Belmonte, Deputy Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, UNICEF

Sihol Aritonang, ‎Head, Tanoto Foundation

Holy Ranaivozanany, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Huawei

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Facilitator: Anna-Karin Jatfors, Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, UN Women

Pablo Largacha, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications Asia Pacific, Coca-Cola

Emmeline L. Verzosa, Executive Director, Philippine Commission on Women, Chair, ASEAN Committee on Women

Helen Potiki, ‎Principal Policy Analyst, Ministry for Women, New Zealand

Jeannette Gurung, Executive Director, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

Amita Dholakia Chaudhury, Director, Sustainable Business, South East Asia and Australasia, Unilever

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Facilitator: Claire Bramley, Global Water Stewardship Manager, WWF International

Zhu Donglin, Assistant Chief Engineer, Jiangsu Engineering Consulting Centre

Zhang Tingjun, ‎Executive Director, Mercy Relief

Katharine Tapley, Head, Sustainable Finance, ANZ Institutional Banking

1200 – 1300

Networking Coffee BreakSustainable Development Goals – Workshops II

Goal 1: End Poverty – UNDP

Goal 2: Zero Hunger – Scaling Up Nutrition

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing – University of Sydney

Goal 4: Quality Education – UNESCO

Goal 5: Gender Equality – UN Women

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation – WWF International

1300 – 1420

Lunch
Speaker: Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UNEP

1420 – 1520

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops III

Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy

Facilitator: Anthony Watanabe, Managing Director, Asia Clean Innovations

Yves Zuo, Founder, Pionovasion

Alan Li, Chief Executive Officer, China Merchants New Energy

Katharine Tapley, Head, Sustainable Finance, ANZ Institutional Banking

Katarina Uherova Hasbani, Board Member, The Alliance for Rural Electrification

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Facilitator: Richa Mittal, Director – Research and Innovation, Fair Labor Association

Andrew McConville, Head, Corporate Affairs, Syngenta Asia Pacific

Melizel Asuncion, Research and Stakeholder Program Manager, Verité

Hope Ewing, ‎Head, Community Engagement & Employee Engagement, Asia Pacific, Visa

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Facilitator: Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General, Operations Services and Financial Management, Asian Development Bank

Srinivasan Jagannathan, Country Head, Philippines, Philips South East Asia

Leonie Schreve, Managing Director, Global Head Sustainable Finance, ING Bank

Rueben Reinoso, ‎Assistant Director General, National Ecomic and Development Authority, Philippines

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Facilitator: Nagesh Kumar, Head, South and South-West Asia Office, Director, Social Development Division, UN ESCAP

Chia Boon Chong, Associate Director, Group CSR, SingTel

Georgina Hernandez-Yang, Head of Advocacy and Anti Poverty Programs, and Spokeperson, Office of the Vice-President, Philippines

Dini Widiastuti, ‎Economic Justice Programme Director, Oxfam Indonesia

Margareta Fatima, Farmer, West Nusa Tengarra, Indonesia

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Facilitator: Vikram Singh, Regional Director, Asia Pacific ,100 Resilient Cities

Paul Michael Scanlan, Vice President, Business Network Consulting, Huawei

Supachai Tantikom, Chief Resilience Officer, Bangkok, 100 Resilient Cities

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia

1520 – 1620

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops IV

Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Fair Labor Association

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Asian Development Bank

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities – UNESCAP

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – 100 Resilient Cities

1620 – 1640

Networking coffee break
SDG Collaboration Hub

1640 – 1650

Keynote presentation
Jake Layes, Director, Global Lead Cleantech and Entrepreneur Impact, Head, Sustainability and Cleantech for Asia Pacific, Autodesk

1650 – 1720

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators SDG 1 – 6

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

1720 – 1750

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators SDG 7 – 11

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

1750 – 1800

Closing Remarks

Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

1800 – 1930

A New Role for Asia’s Cultural Icon: The tiger as a champion for economic growth and achievement of SDG progress in Asia

- a WWF Tigers Alive Initiative cocktail reception

Welcoming remarks: Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International

Nazir Foead, Head, Peatland Restoration Agency, Indonesia

Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UN, and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP

Mie-Leng Wong, Global Director, Tiger Beer, Heineken Asia Pacific Breweries

0730 – 0845

Registration

ASEAN Impact Challenge Finals: Innovations for Urban Impact

Powered by UNDP-UNSIF

0900 – 0902

Introduction
Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

0902 – 0915

Opening addresses

Michelle Yeoh, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

0915 – 1005

Plenary discussion panel
Strengthening implementation and revitalising partnerships for sustainable development

Chair: David Galipeau, Chief, UNDP-UNSIF

Fokko Wientjes, Vice President, Nutrition, Emerging Markets, DSM

Lucita Jasmin, Director for Sustainability and External Affairs, APRIL

Shinta Kamdani, President, IBCSD, and Vice-Chair Woman, KADIN Indonesia

Steven Okun, Director, Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, KKR

1005 – 1025

Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for the Private Sector: The Catalyst for Change

Michelle Yeoh UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Raquel Lagunas, Senior Advisor Gender Equality

1025 – 1055

Plenary discussion panel
Technology, innovation and sustainable growth

Chair: Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future

Najat Mokhtar, Director, Asia and the Pacific, International Atomic Energy Agency

Jason Si, Executive Dean, Tencent Research Institute

Chris Lindley, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Footprint

1055 – 1120

Networking coffee break
SDG Collaboration Hub

1120 – 1220

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops V

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Facilitator: James Lomax, Programme Management Officer, Agriculture, Food Systems, UNEP

Kevin Teng, Head, Sustainability, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Ty Sokhun, Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia

Herry Cho, Director, Capital Structuring and Finance, Asia Lead, Sustainable Finance, ING

Roshith Rajan, Asia Pacific Corporate Responsibility Lead, Sodexo

Goal 13: Climate Action

Facilitator: Simon Badcock, Senior Terrestrial Program Advisor, Conservation International

Erin Meezan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface

Ingo Puhl, ‎Director Strategy & Co-Founder, South Pole Group

Agus Purnomo, Managing Director, Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement, Golden Agri-Resources

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Facilitator: Geoffrey Muldoon, Senior Manager for Business and Industry, WWF Coral Triangle

David Clark, Vice President, Safety, Environment & Sustainability, Amcor

Petch Manopawitr, Deputy, Indo-Burma Group and Thailand Program Coordinator, IUCN

Goal 15: Life on Land

Facilitator: Justin Adams, Global Managing Director, Lands, The Nature Conservancy

Jemmy Chayadi, Vice President, Sustainability, APRIL

U Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar

Moray McLeish, ‎Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia, Olam International

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Facilitator: Jakob Simonsen, Resident Representative/Resident Coordinator a.i., UNDP Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam, United Nations Malaysia

Alvin Sheng Hui Tan, Head, Public Policy, Southeast Asia, Facebook

Aaron Maniam, Director, Industry Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Jeffrey Avina, Director Government Affairs, Microsoft Asia Pacific and Japan

Derval Usher, Head of Office, Global Pulse Lab Jakarta

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Facilitator: Mark Devadason, Senior Advisor, Asia, Business for Social Responsibility

Anthony Hehir, Director, Nutrition Improvement Program, DSM

Shinobu Yamaguchi, Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Jenny Costelloe, Director, Country Partnerships, Grow Asia

Jake Layes, Director, Global Lead Cleantech & Entrepreneur Impact, Head of Sustainability and Cleantech for Asia Pacific, Autodesk

1220 – 1320

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops VI

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – UNEP

Goal 13: Climate Action – Conservation International

Goal 14: Life Below Water – WWF Coral Triangle

Goal 15: Life On Land – The Nature Conservancy

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – UNDP

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Business for Social Responsibility

1320 – 1430

Lunch

Young Leaders in Responsible Business

ASEAN Impact Challenge Awards

1430 – 1510

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators SDG 12 – 17

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

1510 – 1525

Keynote presentation and audience Q&A
Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

1525 – 1610

Closing discussion panel
Global goals and the circular economy

Chair: Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Roelof Westerbeek, President Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific, ‎Amcor

Peter Wong, President, Dow Asia-Pacific

Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING Bank

1610 – 1630

Closing remarks
Innovation and collaboration to deliver the global goals

Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UN and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP

1630 – 1650

Networking coffee break

1650 – 2030

Singapore Committee for UN Women and Mastercard – Project Inspire

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    Aaron Maniam Director, Industry Division Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

    Aaron Maniam

    Director, Industry Division
    Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

    Aaron Maniam is Director, Industry Division at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore, where he oversees policy on manufacturing, services and tourism. Prior to his current role, he served as a diplomat from 2004-2008 (including at Singapore’s Embassy in Washington DC); as inaugural Head of Singapore’s Centre for Strategic Futures from 2008-2011; and as Director of the Institute of Public Sector Leadership at the Civil Service College, which organises leadership training programmes for public sector talent.

    Aaron holds a MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University, and a Masters of Public Policy from Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. In 2013, the World Economic Forum named him as one of the 200 Young Global Leaders. In 2014, he was named a member of the Purpose Economy Asia 100 by the US-based firm Imperative, which identifies pioneers and innovators in purpose-driven management in the Asia-Pacific.

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    Agus Purnomo Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Golden Agri-Resources

    Agus Purnomo

    Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement
    Golden Agri-Resources

    Agus Purnomo joined GAR in October 2014. He heads the Sustainability Department and he is repsonsible for planning GAR’s sustainability strategy and implementing the company’s sustainability commitments throughout the entire value chain. His role also includes communicating and engaging with strategic stakeholders. Prior to joining GAR, he held many positions in the government, multi-lateral institutions and international and national NGOs. These included Special Assistant to the President of Indonesia for Climate Change (2010-2014), Special Assistant to the Minister of Environment (2004-2009), the World Bank (2002-2004) and Executive Director of WWF Indonesia. He has also worked in many other national organisations involved in sustainable development issues. Agus graduated with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Conservation Policy from Tufts University in the USA, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Prasetya Mulya Management Institute in Indonesia.

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    Alan Li Chief Executive Officer China Merchants New Energy

    Alan Li

    Chief Executive Officer
    China Merchants New Energy

    Mr. Alan Li, CEO of China Merchants New Energy Group Limited (CMNE) is responsible for overseeing the business strategies, mergers and acquisitions, capital market development and daily operations for the Group. He also serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Photovoltaics Group Limited, a subsidiary of CMNE, listed in the mainboard of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In 2013, Mr. Li collaborated with state-owned enterprises, such as GD Solar Co., Ltd. and State Grid Corporation of China, and established Photovoltaic Green-Ecosystem Organization (PGO), the first eco-system that integrates the entire value chain of the photovoltaic industry in China, which has significantly driven forward the development of photovoltaic industry in China. Mr. Li has been recognised as one of ‘ China Energy most influential people 2015′, granted by Xinhua Agency. Mr. Li has rich and extensive experience in investment and enterprise management. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Murdoch University of Australia.

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    Alvin Sheng Hui Tan Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia Facebook

    Alvin Sheng Hui Tan

    Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia
    Facebook

    Alvin is Head of Public Policy for Southeast Asia, where hs is responsible for managing Facebook’s regional public policy issues and building economic growth initiatives. This involves working with multiple stakeholders, including businesses, governments, policy-makers and non-governmental organisations to create intiatives that help people and businesses connect, grow and stay safe.

    Before joining Facebook in 2015, Alvin spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs as Vice President and Executive Director (Executive Office) covering the Asia Pacific region.

    He previously worked in the United Nations Secretary-General’s Executive Office in New York, Oxfam Austalia, and the Government of Singapore.

    Alvin is also an active grassroots community leader in Singapore, and advises two Asia-based non-profts. Alvin graduated with a First Class Honours in Economics from Sydney University, and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard.

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    Amita Chaudhury SVP Global Head, Classic and Established Products Director, Sustainable Business

    Amita Chaudhury

    SVP Global Head, Classic and Established Products
    Director, Sustainable Business

    Amita Chaudhury is Sustainable Business Director for South East Asia and Australasia. She is working with the Unilever SEAA board, markets and category teams to build an integrated agenda for sustainability led business value through brands and business models and reduction in environmental impact focusing on post-consumer waste. In her role, she is helping to identify and support implementation of programs in markets that will help build a brighter future for the planet and the communities Unilever serves while delivering stronger business growth. Prior to this she was the Global Diversity Director from 2010-2016. Her role as Global Diversity Director was to facilitate the development of Gender balance strategy in partnership with the Global Diversity Board chaired by the CEO. She helped build internal capability in this space through knowledge transfer across geographies and enhancing subject matter expertise. She also created the Global Diversity Champions group within Unilever, a cross section of diversity and inclusion champions from across the business and work levels who are helping to bring a rich palette of inputs to the development and execution of the gender balance agenda in Unilever.

    During the time she led Diversity and Inclusion in Unilever, the company has become a well recognized leader in Gender balance winning over 30 awards across geographies including the Catalyst Award in 2013 for creating an enabling environment in recruitment, retention and development of women in the workplace. She has also been the recipient of the highest internal recognition – the Compass award for her work. Amita has been a management professional for 15 years; she has worked in and for Fortune 500 corporations- Unilever, McDonald’s and Colgate Palmolive in India, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK. She has been nominated and won awards for outstanding communication both in Unilever and Colgate Palmolive; she is also the author of the book, “Working mothers, happy kids”. She is the associate of higher education academy at City university of London, has an MBA in Marketing and International Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India and Honors in Mathematics from University of Delhi, India.

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    Andrew McConville Head Corporate Affairs, APAC Syngenta Asia Pacific

    Andrew McConville

    Head Corporate Affairs, APAC
    Syngenta Asia Pacific

    Andrew McConville has been Head of Corporate Affairs for Syngenta Asia Pacific since 2008. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the management of the company’s reputation and stakeholder relationships across the region in the disciplines of Government and Public Affairs, Public Policy and Partnerships, Media Relations, Internal Communications, Community Relations, Corporate Responsibility and Issues and Crisis Management. Andrew has almost 20 years’ experience in agricultural issues management, public relations and corporate affairs. He has worked in the private sector – both corporate and consulting – and also spent several years working in government, managing issues and stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region, the United States, Europe and South America. Andrew holds a first class honors degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England and a Master of Science in Agricultural Policy from Oxford University.

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    Andrew Morlet Chief Executive Officer Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    Andrew Morlet

    Chief Executive Officer
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    Andrew joined the Foundation in 2013 to define and launch its business programmes and became Chief Executive in 2014. Previously Andrew was the global managing director for information and technology strategy at Accenture and a partner with McKinsey & Company developing corporate and business unit strategy, working at the Board level of leading global companies across multiple sectors in the USA, UK/Europe and Asia. Prior to entering consulting Andrew worked in the not for profit sector as a clinical epidemiology and healthcare research scientist.

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    Anna – Karin Jatfors Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific UN Women

    Anna – Karin Jatfors

    Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific
    UN Women

    Anna-Karin Jatfors is Deputy Regional Director at the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, where she provides programmatic and operational oversight, particularly for the East and South-East Asia project portfolio. She engages in technical advisory services and capacity-building to facilitate the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and programmes.

    Prior to this, Anna-Karin served as the Regional Programme Manager for Ending Violence against Women and the Asia-Pacific Campaign Manager for the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. She supported the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and programmes to prevent and respond to violence against women, and coordinated a range of networks, strategic partnerships and research initiatives.

    Anna-Karin has more than 15 years’ experience working on women’s and children’s rights, combined with a background in communications and advocacy. She worked for five years with UNICEF – first as a Gender and Development Officer in New York and later as a Child Protection Specialist in Indonesia, where she worked on addressing abuse, violence and exploitation against children.

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    Anthea Webb Country Director, Indonesia World Food Programme (WFP)

    Anthea Webb

    Country Director, Indonesia
    World Food Programme (WFP)

    Anthea Webb is the Representative of WFP in Indonesia, managing a $14 million programme focused on food security, nutrition and emergency preparedness.

    Prior to this, she was Senior Liaison Officer in the Office at the UN Secretary-General, responsible for the Zero Hunger Challenge, which seeks to eliminate hunger within our lifetimes by making food systems sustainable, and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.

    From 2007 to 2011 she was Director of the World Food Programme in China, where she worked with the government, private sector, civil society and foundations to raise $47 million in cash plus human and technological resources for hunger and disaster relief projects.

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    Anthony Capon Professor of Planetary Health University of Sydney

    Anthony Capon

    Professor of Planetary Health
    University of Sydney

    Tony is the inaugural Professor of Planetary Health, at the University of Sydney. A former director of the Global Health Institute at United Nations University in Kuala Lumpur, he is a public health physician, and authority on environmental health and health promotion. Tony’s research fouses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health. He is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation – Lancet Commission on Planetary Health, which published it’s report ‘Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch’ in 2015. Previously, Tony has held NHMRC and WHO fellowships, and leadership roles with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Frank Fenner Foundation, and the International Society for Urban Health.

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    Anthony Hehir Director Nutrition Improvement Program, Human Nutrition and Health DSM

    Anthony Hehir

    Director Nutrition Improvement Program, Human Nutrition and Health
    DSM

    Anthony Hehir is a South African and Irish national, born and raised in Zimbabwe and Botswana. He holds higher degrees in Human Physiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Business Administration and Social Impact Strategy. Prior to joining DSM in 2005, Anthony worked as a clinical and public health dietitian in rural South Africa, rolling out an integrated nutrition programme for at-risk groups, and overseeing the nutritional support of patients on the national HIV care programme.

    At DSM, Anthony was based intially in South Africa and was responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa, driving the co-development of staple food fortification programmes. Anthony has since been based in Switzerland and held several global and regional marketing, communications and business development roles within DSM.

    Anthony is currently the Director of DSM’s Nutrition Improvement Program, whose mission is to positively impact public health by developing and implementing effective nutrition solutions, leveraging their expertise and partnerships to reach the 4 billion people at the base of the pyramid.

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    Anthony Watanabe Managing Director Asia Clean Innovations

    Anthony Watanabe

    Managing Director
    Asia Clean Innovations

    ACI was conceived in 2014 following a year of travel around the world (including 5 months in ASEAN) with the express purpose of scaling clean technology solutions in the region. ACI works with partners across the region to deploy solutions for clean energy like smart off-grid street lighting, rooftop solar and micro hydro. ACI also works in areas adjacent to energy such as clean and reliable water supply.

    Prior to his round the world trip, Anthony built a consultancy in Canada where he developed extensive experience driving market transformation to sustainability in a variety of sectors. Anthony is a frequent speaker and facilitator having trained on climate change presentations under former US Vice President Al Gore. He was also awarded the prestigious Clean50 in recognition of his leading sustainability work.

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    Anuj Mehra Managing Director Mahindra Rural Housing Finance

    Anuj Mehra

    Managing Director
    Mahindra Rural Housing Finance

    Mr. Anuj Mehra graduated from Delhi University (Economics) and did his post graduation from IIM (Ahmedabad).

    Since then, he has had rich and varied experience of around 25 years in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Finance and general Management across different industries (FMCG, Financial Services, Banking, Pharmaceutical and Real Estate).

    He is currently the Managing Director of Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited (A Mahindra Group Company providing rural customers Home Loans) before which, he was working with Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited.

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    Bambang Widianto Deputy for Human Development and Equality & Executive Director, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction Indonesia

    Bambang Widianto

    Deputy for Human Development and Equality & Executive Director, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction
    Indonesia

    Bambang Widianto is currently the Deputy for Human Development and Equality, at the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. In that capacity he is also the Executive Secretary of the National Team for Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), a body in the Government of Indonesia directly chaired by the Vice President responsible for policy reforms and coordination of poverty reduction programs. Bambang Widianto has an Industrial Engineer Degree from Bandung Institute of Technology, MA in Computer Science from Boston University, and obtained his MA and PhD in Economic Policy from North Eastern University, Boston, USA. He is most recently the author of the paper “The Political Economy of Social Protection Reforms in Indonesia”, recently published in the book Social Protection in Developing Countries: Reforming Systems (2013).

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    Chia Boon Chong Associate Director, Group Corporate Social Responsibility Singtel

    Chia Boon Chong

    Associate Director, Group Corporate Social Responsibility
    Singtel

    Boon Chong started his career with Singtel in 1994 in the Corporate Communications Division, focusing on the company’s communications needs and public relations matters. He is a communications specialist with vast experience in the entire spectrum of this field including media relation, internal communication and event management.

    In March 2010, Boon Chong joined the newly created Group Corporate Social Responsibility unit. He is responsible for driving a wide range of sustainability and strategic community programmes to further entrench Singtel’s position as a sustainable corporate citizen in Singapore and the region.

    Boon Chong currently sits on the Management Committee as the Treasurer of the Global Compact Network Singapore, an agency that promotes the CSR movement in Singapore.

    He holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (2nd Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

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    Chris Lindley Founder & Chief Executive Foundation Footprint

    Chris Lindley

    Founder & Chief Executive
    Foundation Footprint

    Chris Lindley is Founder and CEO of FoundationFootprint. He manages the company globally and executes its strategy and vision of being the leader in Sustainability, Environmental Compliance and health & Safety Performance Management Software. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the technology, risk and environmental sectors. Prior to FoundationFootprint, Chris was involved in several ventures, including a global e-health system and an online corporate collaboration, e-procurement and e-sourcing company for the UK construction industry. Chris is actively involved in initiatives involving social enterprise capacity-building, education and women’s rights and an active contributor to Kiva, Worldreader and IWDA.

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    Claire Bramley Global Water Stewardship Manager WWF International

    Claire Bramley

    Global Water Stewardship Manager
    WWF International

    Claire’s role as Global Water Stewardship Manager at WWF-International involves coordinating WWF’s Water Stewardship programmes in 16 major river basins across the world. In this capacity she engages with companies to ensure they are protecting and managing natural assets by reforming core business operations, engaging with stakeholders and advocating policy reform. Claire has a degree in Biology and a background in corporate responsibility, certification and supply chain sustainability. She previously worked for UK retailer Sainsbury’s as a Sustainability Manager where she was responsible for sustainable raw material sourcing across the company. Within her 5 years at WWF she headed up the Water Stewardship programme at WWF-UK before moving to her current position at WWF-International originally based in Hong Kong and now in the Geneva area.Claire Bramley

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    David Clark Vice President, Safety Environment and Sustainability Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

    David Clark

    Vice President, Safety Environment and Sustainability
    Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

    David leads Amcor’s safety, environmental compliance, and sustainability programs including the EnviroAction program to improve the environmental and social profile of their operations and products. He is closely involved with integrating sustainable design and social responsibility into Amcor’s product development and innovation processes, including issues related to the collection, processing, and use of recycled containers. David is an active member of several organizations including the Plastic Recycling Corporation of California and the External Advisory Board of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan.

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    David Galipeau Chief UNDP-UNSIF

    David Galipeau

    Chief
    UNDP-UNSIF

    Over the past 30 years, David’s management experience crosses the public and private sector, and spans strategic planning to business development.

    David has held senior management positions within strategy, digital and business development with corporations in Europe in health and consumer sectors.

    In the early 1990′s, David founded Internet start-ups including one of Germany’s first Internet Service Providers, a web services/data mining start-up and a leading digital publishing, multimedia and TV production company.

    Joining the United Nations in 2005, David served as the Chief of Digital for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Chief of the Web and Knowledge Management Unit at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and Practice Leader of the Asia-Pacific Region Knowledge, Innovation and Knowledge Group for the United Nations Development Programme.

    Currently, David is the Global Chief of the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF), an innovative impact investment fund, jointly established with UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA and UNCDF.

    David holds PhDs in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Social Informatics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University, Human-Computer Interaction Institute.

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    David Kiu Vice President, Corporate Affairs Mars Chocolate, APAC & MENA

    David Kiu

    Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Mars Chocolate, APAC & MENA

    David Kiu is Vice-President Corporate Affairs for Mars Chocolate in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa region. He has been in this role since Sep 2016. In this capacity, he leads a team overseeing internal and corporate communications, external affairs and stakeholder engagement, consumer care and brand PR. David has served on the management committee of the United Nations Global Compact Network Singapore. David’s career has spanned public service, consulting and FMCG. Prior to Mars, David was Vice-President, Global Communications and Sustainable Business for Unilever.

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    Derval Usher Head of Office Pulse Lab Jakarta

    Derval Usher

    Head of Office
    Pulse Lab Jakarta

    Derval Usher is Head of Office for Pulse Lab Jakarta, a data innovation lab, which harnesses the power of new digital data sources and real-time analytics for development and humanitarian action. Pulse Lab Jakarta is a joint initiative of the United Nations (through UN Global Pulse) and the Government of Indonesia (through Bappenas), the first innovation lab of its kind in Asia, bringing together experts from United Nations agencies, government ministries, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.

    Prior to joining the UN, Derval was General Manager of the European Chamber of Commerce in Jakarta, Indonesia and before that in Shanghai, China. She has a wealth of experience in trade policy and government relations. She has also worked with the World Food Programme and the European Commission. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with French and German from Dublin City University in Ireland and a Masters degree in Chinese and International Relations from the University of Sheffield, UK.

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    Dini Widiastuti Economic Justice Programme Director Oxfam Indonesia

    Dini Widiastuti

    Economic Justice Programme Director
    Oxfam Indonesia

    Dini Widiastuti is the Economic Justice Programme Director for Oxfam in Indonesia. Oxfam supports local communities, farmer organisations and small businesses in their engagement with the private sector and government. Oxfam promotes sustainable and pro-poor value chains including palm oil and aquaculture. Dini has almost 20 years of experience in economic development projects throughout Asia covering issues such as sustainable livelihoods, labour rights, private sector accountability, and business & human rights. She received the Chevening Scholarship from the British Government and graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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    Emmeline Verzosa Executive Director Philippine Commission on Women, Office of the President

    Emmeline Verzosa

    Executive Director
    Philippine Commission on Women, Office of the President

    Ms Verzosa manages the over-all gender mainstreaming efforts in the government, ensuring that policies, programs, and services work for the promotion, protection, and fulfilment of women’s human rights at the socio-cultural, economic and political spheres. The PCW monitors and evaluates the implemention of the Magna Carta of Women’s and other relevant international mandates including CEDAW, BPFA, and SDGs.

    Among the projects managed by the PCW is the GREAT Women Project (Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women). Supported by Canada, the project synergises efforts of economic agencies, local government units, and the private sector, creating a gender-responsive enabling environments with women’s economic empowerment.

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    Eric Falt Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information UNESCO

    Eric Falt

    Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information
    UNESCO

    Eric Falt is the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based at its headquarters in Paris.

    He oversees the work of the Organization in the political field, with Member States in particular, and coordinates activities geared towards civil society. He also guides the Organization’s communications and public information efforts.

    From 2007 to 2010, he served as Director of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York.

    From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Falt was Director of Communications for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Throughout the 1990′s and until 2002, he served as Director of the UN Information Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan and in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Iraq, Haiti and Cambodia.

    Before joining the United Nations, Eric Falt worked with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chicago and in New York.

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    Erik Solheim Executive Director UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Erik Solheim

    Executive Director
    UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Erik Solheim is Head of UN Environment. He is the former Minister of Environment and International Development of Norway, and most recently headed the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Erik Solheim is also an experienced peace negotiator, having acted as the main facilitator of the peace process in Sri Lanka, and participated in others from Sudan to Nepal. As head of the DAC, the main body of the world’s development donors, Solheim emphasized the role of private sector and tax in development finance. While Minister, Norwegian development aid reached 1% of GDP, the highest in the world. Also during his tenure, Solheim helped establish UN REDD, the global coalition to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. He has received a number of awards for his work on climate and the environment, including TIME Magazine’s Hero of the Environment and an honorary doctorate from TERI University in Delhi, India.

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    Erin Meezan Chief Sustainability Officer Interface

    Erin Meezan

    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Interface

    As Chief Sustainability Officer, Erin gives voice to Interface’s conscience, ensuring that strategy and goals are in sync with its aggressive sustainability vision, established more than 20 years ago. In 2016, Erin led the company to unveil a new mission – Climate Take Back – tackling the single biggest threat facing humanity; global climate change. This mission is focused on creating a path for Interface and others to reverse global warming, not just reduce carbon emissions.

    As CSO, Erin leads a global team that provides technical assistance and support to Interface’s sustainability goals, including developing measurements.

    Erin is a frequent lecturer on sustainable business to senior management teams, universities and the growing green consumer sector, and to business audiences around the world.

    Erin is a magna cum laude graduate of the Vermont Law School, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Studies in Environmental Law and her Juris Doctor degree.

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    Esther An Chief Sustainability Officer City Developments Limited

    Esther An

    Chief Sustainability Officer
    City Developments Limited

    Esther joined City Developments Limited (CDL) in 1995 to set up the Company’s Corporate Communications department and subsequently established the company’s CSR/Sustainability portfolio. A pioneer CSR practitioner for over 20 years and a committee member of the Global Compact Network Singapore, which is the local network of UN Global Compact, she is instrumental in building up the company’s leadership in Sustainability.

    Under Esther’s leadership CDL has been ranked top Asian developer in the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking for two consecutive years since 2014. CDL was also conferred the Business Leadership in Sustainability Award by the World Green Building Council and the top honours for the Sustainable Business Awards by Singapore Business Federation, amongst many other accolades. The first Singapore-listed company to publish a GRI-checked Sustainability Report in 2008, CDL has adopted the Integrated Reporting approach since 2015.

    A signatory of the UN Caring for Climate initiative and a champion in green building and sustainability, Esther is a member of the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board and the Urban Land Institute Women’s Leadership Initiative Singapore Steering Committee.

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    Felicitas Agoncillo-Reyes Assistant Secretary for Investment Promotion, Department of Trade and Industry Philippines

    Felicitas Agoncillo-Reyes

    Assistant Secretary for Investment Promotion, Department of Trade and Industry
    Philippines

    Felicitas Agoncillo-Reyes is the Assistant Secretary for Investments Promotion at the Board of Investments, the agency spearheading investments generation in the Philippines.

    She champions the advocacy of Inclusive Business models, which are pro-poor and pro-business, in government programs and policies, and collaborates with various stakeholders to ensure sustainable investments in the Philippines. She also leads the country’s network of 18 Investment Promotion Agencies that are tasked to formulate and develop strategies to position the Philippines as the prime investment destination. Furthermore, she is the driving force of domestic investments promotion and leads the agency in organizing local roadshows, project generation programs, and business-matching.

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    Fokko Wientjes Vice President Nutrition in Emerging Markets DSM

    Fokko Wientjes

    Vice President Nutrition in Emerging Markets
    DSM

    Fokko is Vice President Nutrition in Emerging Markets, developing DSM’s fortified food business, in the Business to Consumer market in emerging markets, focusing on bringing affordable, accessible and aspirational nutritious foods to people in developing countries. He is also scoping and setting up the WBCSD EAT Initiative on Food Solutions, as announced in Stockholm. The aim is to define scalable business solutions that will be needed to repair the broken food systems, improving the ecological food footprint as well as the health impact of food. He holds a variety of external board positions in the field of sustainability.

    Prior to this, Fokko was Vice President Sustainability and Public Private Partnerships. He has developed sustainability in DSM from corporate responsibility to be strategic business-driver. He also increased the awareness around the strategic importance of transformative Public Private Partnerships, bringing together complementary competencies of the public and private sector to deal with large societal challenges. He established PPPs with UN WFP and UNICEF.

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    Geoffrey Muldoon Senior Manager, Business and Industry WWF Coral Triangle

    Geoffrey Muldoon

    Senior Manager, Business and Industry
    WWF Coral Triangle

    Geoffrey has accumulated more than a decade of experience of working in fisheries and aquaculture sectors across Asia-Pacific. He joined WWF in 2008, firstly as Strategic Lead coordinating the Coral Triangle Programs Coastal Fisheries initiative. He now leads the seafood markets and private sector engagement work of WWF’s Coral Triangle Programme, a multi-national program addressing food security, livelihoods and repsonsible seafood production at regional scale. Geoffrey holds repsonsibility for managing a regional multi-national coastal fisheries program, and for establishing and building an Asia-Pacific regional seafood platform to bring together regional and international seafood producers and buyers, using tools to leverage significant shifts in commitment by the seafood industry stakeholders to meet higher sustainability standards.

    Geoffrey has an academic background in finance and environmental economics, having studied at the University of Tasmania and Queensland University, before receiving his Ph.D in Natural Resource Management and Fisheries Economics from James Cook University. His research examined the links between innovation, value-adding, and capacity-management in fisheries.

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    George Tanasijevich President and Chief Executive Officer Marina Bay Sands Singapore

    George Tanasijevich

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Marina Bay Sands Singapore

    George Tanasijevich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of leading global integrated resorts developer, Las Vegas Sands Corp, and Managing Director of Global Development for Las Vegas Sands Corp. A senior management executive and accomplished attorney with extensive international experience, Mr Tanasijevich is responsible for overall operations of Marina Bay Sands and the development activities of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

    Mr Tanasijevich played a central and instrumental role project managing Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s successful bid to develop Singapore’s integrated resort at Marina Bay. In this capacity, he was the company’s senior representative in Singapore, overseeing a large team of professionals. He was also responsible for coordinating the development of the entire Marina Bay Sands property.

    Prior to this, he was based in Macau, as Director of Development, responsible for the coordination of various commercial activities related to Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Cotai Strip projects. He previously served as Senior Vice President at CapitaLand, Singapore, and Corporate Vice President of General Growth.

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    Georgina Hernandez-Yang Head of Advocacy and Anti-Poverty Programs and Spokesperson, Office of the Vice-President Philippines

    Georgina Hernandez-Yang

    Head of Advocacy and Anti-Poverty Programs and Spokesperson, Office of the Vice-President
    Philippines

    Georgina heads the Advocay and Anti-Poverty Programs Unit of the Office of the Vice-President. She leads the development of collective action platforms, where private partners of the OVP could collaborate for projects and programs that help address poverty in the country.

    She also serves as the Spokesperson of the Vice President. She was a former Director and National Program Manager of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Sustainable Livelihood Program, and professor of the Ateneo de Manila University.

    She graduated with a degree of AB Interdisciplinary Studies (2007) and MS in Social Development (2012) from the Ateneo de Manila University.

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    Haoliang Xu UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assisant Administrator and Regional Director for the Regional Bureau Asia and the Pacific, UNDP

    Haoliang Xu

    UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assisant Administrator and Regional Director for the Regional Bureau
    Asia and the Pacific, UNDP

    Mr. Haoliang Xu is UN Assistant Secretary-General and the Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

    Mr. Xu joined UNDP in 1995 and has worked in the Asia and Pacific and Eastern Europe and the CIS Regions respectively. He has worked in UNDP New York headquarters (1997-99), Iran (2000-02), Timor-Leste (2002-04), Pakistan (2004-07) and served two terms in Kazakhstan (1995-97, 2007-10).

    Before taking the current position, he was UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan (2007-10) and Deputy Regional Director for Europe and the CIS in New York (2010-13). Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Xu worked as an assistant lecturer in Tongji, University in China, and was a computer-aided design engineer with Louis Berger International Inc. in the USA and South Korea.

    He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Bridge Engineering from Tongji University, a Masters in Management Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. He is fluent in English and Russian.

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    Helen Potiki Principal Policy Analyst Ministry of Women, New Zealand

    Helen Potiki

    Principal Policy Analyst
    Ministry of Women, New Zealand

    Helen Potiki is a Principal Policy Analyst at the Ministry for Women, New Zealand. She is Māori, with tribal affiliations to Tapuika, Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tahu.

    Helen manages the New Zealand government’s international reporting obligations in relation to the status of women. She has twice been a member of New Zealand’s delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (the Commission), and led New Zealand’s negotiation team at the Commission in March 2016.

    Helen has 15 year’s experience in central government policy. She specialises in gender analysis and has expertise in the primary prevention of violence against women. Helen has a keen interest in the implications of women’s and girls’ safety for global sustainable development.

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    Herry Cho Director, Capital Structuring & Advisory, Sustainability lead, Asia ING Wholesale Banking

    Herry Cho

    Director, Capital Structuring & Advisory, Sustainability lead, Asia
    ING Wholesale Banking

    Ms. Herry Cho provides multi-product capital structuring solutions to corporate clients. Her team advises senior management in strategic balance sheet optimisation for scenarios such as mergers & acquisitions, significant organic growth, restructuring, and funding cost optimisation.

    As the sustainability lead for ING Bank Asia she has successfully implemented cross-product projects to enable and finance our clients’ sustainable transitions, and to support ING’s own sustainability. Ms. Cho is the creator and founder of Sustainable Finance Collective Asia (“SFC Asia”) on behalf of ING, a collaborative funding platform bringing together financial institutions and professional expert firms to fund more sustainable projects in Asia. SFC Asia will be launched at the Responsible Business Forum on 22 November.

    A passionate advocate of freshwater security, she authored a white paper titled, “Water: Asia’s Number One Struggle of the 21st Century” in 2015.

    Ms Cho was recently selected as ING Group’s candidate for Young Global Leader nomination (of World Economic Forum).

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    Holy Ranaivozanany Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Huawei

    Holy Ranaivozanany

    Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
    Huawei

    Holy Ranaivozanany is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Huawei. She is responsible for community investment programs supported and implemented by Huawei in more than 170 countries, including the strategy, communication, profile-raising events and stakeholders ‘engagement.

    Prior to joining Huawei in 2011, she was in charge of CSR in Africa, Middle-East and Asia for Orange, a French telecommunications operator. She held several positions at Orange, including as a Culture Change and Human Resources project manager and as a Marketing Analyst for Orange UK.

    Holy Ranaivozanany holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from EDHEC Business School in France. She is the recipient of the CSR Leadership and Excellence Award from the World CSR Day, recognizing the contribution made by individuals to drive Sustainability and CSR through the business.

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    Hope Ewing Head, Community Engagement & Employee Engagement, Asia Pacific Visa

    Hope Ewing

    Head, Community Engagement & Employee Engagement, Asia Pacific
    Visa

    Hope Ewing is Head of Community Engagement and Employee Engagement for Asia Pacific at Visa. In this role she leads the development and execution of Visa’s philanthropy, corporate responsibility, volunteering, financial education, employer brand marketing and employee communication activities.

    Prior to her current role, Hope led the creation and development of financial education programs across Visa’s Asia Pacific region and Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region. She also served as Head of Communication for Southeast Asia. Before joining Visa, she held management roles in several communication agencies, moving from New York to Australia to Taiwan and Hong Kong, before settling in Singapore.

    Hope is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, with a BSc in Management and Marketing.

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    Ingo Puhl Director Strategy & Co-Founder South Pole Group

    Ingo Puhl

    Director Strategy & Co-Founder
    South Pole Group

    Ingo Puhl is a carbon market pioneer who combines policy-level work around emerging carbon market instruments with the application of these concepts in practice. Based in Bangkok, he manages South Pole Group’s presence in Thailand and acts as Director Strategy for the group. Before he became one of the Co-Founders of the South Pole Group in 2006, he held positions at World Bank, the International Energy Agency and worked as consultant for various entities involved in the design of the EU-ETS in Germany. Ingo holds a master-level degree in industrial engineering and management with an extensive background in international climate policy, carbon markets, financing of low carbon technologies and the provision of related advisory services to public and private sector clients in over 20 countries.

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    Ismail Ibrahim President and Chief Executive Officer Iskandar Regional Development Authority

    Ismail Ibrahim

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Iskandar Regional Development Authority

    Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, a chartered town planner, obtained his degree from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh. He was appointed as Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority in 2010. He has more than 30 years of professional experience working in the public and private sectors mainly in the field of urban and regional planning, development and governance. They include the Federal Town and County Planning Department, Penang State Government and Khazanah Nasional.

    Amongs this many achievements in IRDA include securing a total cumulative investment worth US $47 billion for the period from 2006 to November 2015 and the successful execution of public infrastructure projects worth US $2 billion for Iskandar Malaysia. He was responsible for coordinating and facilitating public private cooperation to develop Iskandar Malaysia, through various programmes such as human capital and entrepreneurship, safety and security, youth development, public transportation, housing and the environment.

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    Jake Layes Global Director, Entrepreneur Impact Autodesk

    Jake Layes

    Global Director, Entrepreneur Impact
    Autodesk

    Jake Layes leads Autodesk’s Cleantech and Entrepreneur Impact Program worldwide, which supports entrepreneurs that are innovating for environmental and social impact.

    Jake has been a frequent speaker at prominent design and innovation conferences across Asia Pacific. These include: the Design Business Forum, and the Nikkei BP International Conference for a Sustainable Future in Tokyo, Japan; the Asia Pacific Sustainability Leader Forum, and the Clean Technology Investment World Asia 2013 in Singapore; the National Design Conference in New Delhi, India; the Tsinghua International Design Symposium in Beijing, China; and the Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations (HPAIR) in Taipei, Taiwan.

    A German by Nationality, Jake has a broad international background and has been in Asia since 1997. He has lived and worked in Singapore and Japan, and is now covering Asia Pacific based out of Hong Kong.

    Jake holds an Executive MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (USA) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and a Bachelor of Science Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (USA).

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    Jakob Simonsen Resident Coordinator a.i. and UNDP Resident Representative a.i. for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei UNDP

    Jakob Simonsen

    Resident Coordinator a.i. and UNDP Resident Representative a.i. for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei
    UNDP

    Mr. Simonsen has spent 32 years with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Simonsen was the Senior Adviser for the Regional Bureau of Asia and Pacific. For six years (2006-2012) he served as the Director of the Nordic Office of UNDP Copenhagen, and was the Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative in Turkey from 2003-2006. From 2000-2003, he held the position of Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, prior to which he was the Deputy Regional Director of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (1997-2000). From 1994-1997, Mr. Simonsen served as Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative in Peru after having held Deputy positions in Panama, Nicaragua, and UNDP H.Q. from 1983-1994. Mr. Simonsen started his career with the UNDP as a Junior Professional Officer in Honduras in 1980.

    Mr. Simonson holds a M.A in Political Science and is an external lecturer at the Copenhagen Business School. He speaks Danish, English, German and Spanish.

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    James Lomax Programme Officer, Sustainable Food and Agriculture UNEP

    James Lomax

    Programme Officer, Sustainable Food and Agriculture
    UNEP

    James Lomax has been the Food Systems and Agriculture Programme Management Officer in UN Environment’s Economy, based in Paris since 2009. A tropical agriculturalist by training and with a background in farming, before joining UNEP, Mr Lomax had a varied career in the private secrtor in farming, food processing and export of food in East Africa and Europe. Mr Lomax leads wrok on mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production practices in the agriculture and food sector, including food waste reduction and prevention through developing tools and methodologies, catalyzing public/private partnerships in sustainable agriculture and sustainability activities at national and regional levels, as well as on the ground.

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    Jane Badham Ambassador Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

    Jane Badham

    Ambassador
    Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

    Jane is a registered dietitian and nutritionist and has a Postgraduate diploma in Hospital Dietetics, a Masters degree in Nutrition and a Diploma in Marketing Management.

    Jane has been running her own global health communication and strategy business, JB Consultancy, for 24 years. JB Consultancy advises development partners, NGO’s, CSOs, donors and the food industry on nutrition issues and trends, food and nutrition policy and regulations, micronutrient malnutrition and maternal, infant and young child nutrition.

    Jane has a passion for transformational leadership development and is actively involved with the African Nutrition Leadership Programme that aims to develop and network young leaders in the field of nutrition in Africa and grow organisational leadership capacity, towards the successful scaling up of nutrition interventions.

    Jane is well known in the media and regularly comments on nutrition matters. She has co-authored a number of peer reviewed articles, contributed to a number of books and received awards for her nutrition writing and contribution to the dietetics profession.

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    Jason Si Executive Dean Tencent Research Institute

    Jason Si

    Executive Dean
    Tencent Research Institute

    Dr. Jason Si is currently the Executive Dean of Tencent Research Institute, the Director of Tencent Public Strategy Research Department , and the Associate General Counsel of Tencent Tech. Holdings. He is a member of Information Society 50 Forum and a senior research fellow of International Copyright Research Center in NCAC. He is also a visiting scholar of Stanford Law School and a guest professor of Shenzhen University.

    Dr. Si has received his Ph.D from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. He has dedicated much of his academic works to studying legal and public issues associated with the Chinese internet industry and published dozens of articles accordingly. Before joining Tencent, he held key positions in Netease, Xunlei, and other renowned Chinese internet companies. This unique combination of both academic and practical experiences helps him cut deep into those often fast-changing structures and practices of the Chinese internet industry, and develop his reputation as an influential advisor in relevant fields.

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    Jeannette Gurung Executive Director WOCAN

    Jeannette Gurung

    Executive Director
    WOCAN

    Jeannette Gurung has focused her entire career on leading organizational change for gender equality within agriculture and natural resource management organizations in Asia and Africa. She is the founder and executive director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), a global network to support advocacy and capacity building for women’s leadership and empowerment. Jeannette is the innovator of the W+ Standard™ to quantify and verify benefits to women, through the use of a market-based approach. Jeannette has a MSc in forestry from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Gender and Development from the University of East Anglia (UK). She has expertise in training/capacity building, action research, gender and organizational analysis, policy advocacy and network building, and has published numerous articles and books. She is co-leader of The Forest Dialogue Steering Committee, an Advisor to the Gold Standard Climate Smart Agriculture Panel and a member of FAO’s Policy Advisory Committee on Incentives for Ecosystem Services.

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    Jeffrey Avina Regional Director of Government Relations, Asia Pacific and Japan Microsoft

    Jeffrey Avina

    Regional Director of Government Relations, Asia Pacific and Japan
    Microsoft

    Jeffrey Avina is Microsoft’s Regional Director of Government Relations for Asia-Pacific and Japan. He promotes Microsoft desire to spread the benefit of information technology in advancing the economic competitiveness of countries in the region. He works with government organisations, academic institutions and international development agencies. Previously, Jeffrey was the Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs for Microsoft Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for setting Microsoft’s corporate social responsibility strategy in 79 countries, linking activities to government and donor expenditures in health, education, governance, and disaster management.

    Earlier in his career, he held several positions with the UN, including Director of Operations for the UN Office on Drugs and Crome in Vienna. He also carried out assignments in Africa, Asia and Latin America at the level of UNDP Deputy Regional Director, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Deputy Representative.

    Jeffrey holds a JD from Harvard Law, a MPA from the Harvard Kenned School of Government, and a MA in Education from Stanford University.

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    Jenny Costelloe Director, Country Partnerships Grow Asia

    Jenny Costelloe

    Director, Country Partnerships
    Grow Asia

    Jenny Costelloe is the Director, Country Partnerships at Grow Asia, a multi-stakeholder partnership platform that catalyzes action on inclusive agricultural development in South-East Asia. The platform convenes government, companies, farmers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to co-create value chain initiatives focused on smallholder farmers and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat.

    Jenny is responsible for supporting the set-up of new country partnerships, strengthening existing partnerships, identifying and bringing together partners, and supporting them as they collaborate. Her role involves bridge-building, problem-solving and brokering partnerships for sustainable and inclusive agriculture.

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    Justin Adams Global Managing Director, Lands The Nature Conservancy

    Justin Adams

    Global Managing Director, Lands
    The Nature Conservancy

    Justin Adams has spent more than 20 years championing innovation and sustainability in the private and public sector. He joined The Nature Conservancy as Global Managing Director for Lands in 2014. His focus is on integrated landscape strategies to achieve high-impact conservation and development outcomes on a large scale. He leads a broad team of Conservancy experts, working on global development and environmental challenges, including sustainable agriculture, forests and climate change, siting and mitigation, and indigenous and communal conservation.

    Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Justin worked as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank and to the Duke of Westminster’s agricultural fund, Wheatsheaf Investments. He also built a boutique advisory business working with NGOs and companies on sustainable agriculture and energy issues. Justin was a senior executive at BP for 10 years where he helped to build its $8 billion renewables division, Alternative Energy.

    Justin is a Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and is also completing a role as Chairman of Mendel Plant Sciences.

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    Katarina Uherova Hasbani Board Member Alliance for Rural Electrification

    Katarina Uherova Hasbani

    Board Member
    Alliance for Rural Electrification

    Katarina Uherova Hasbani is a Board Member of the Alliance for Rural Electrification. The Alliance is the only global industry association that supports all businesses along the whole value-chain of renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing and emerging countries. Katarina manages business development for the Revelle Group with a focus on Asia and sustainable energy. Katarina is a public policy professional, with more than 15 years experience from South-East Asia, Middle East, and Europe. She moved to Singapore from Dubai, where she was directing the Government’s efforts to reduce energy consumption b 30% by 2030. In the European Commission, she worked on the EU’s energy diversification efforts, along with policy work on renewables, energy efficiency and electricity and gas market liberalisation. She worked on projects with REN21, UNECE and IRENA. She holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD, and a Masters from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences.

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    Katharine Tapley Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions ANZ

    Katharine Tapley

    Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions
    ANZ

    Katharine Tapley is a corporate banker with a legal and M&A background. Since joining ANZ in 2001, she has undertaken roles in Markets, Transaction Banking, and Specialised Lending across commodities, structured trade, project & export finance and most recently green financing markets.

    In her current role as Head of Sustainable Finance solutions, she works with clients to help fund their commitments to transitioning to a lower carbon economy. In particular, she engages alongside ANZ’s DCM team with issuers and investors on green bond market opportunities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She also played a key role alongside ANZ’s Group Treasury and Debt Syndicate teams in the issuance of the bank’s AUS600m inagural green bond in 2015.

    She holds a BA and LLB from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She is a 2016 alumnus of the Prince of Wales Business & Sustainability Programme (University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership).

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    Kevin Teng Executive Director, Sustainability Marina Bay Sands Singapore

    Kevin Teng

    Executive Director, Sustainability
    Marina Bay Sands Singapore

    Kevin Teng was appointed Executive Director of Sustainability in September 2014, after leading the integrated resort’s sustainability efforts since January 2012. He was previously the integrated resort’s Chief Engineer for Development and Capital (A&A) Projects since its April 2010 opening.

    Mr. Teng is responsible for the property’s green initiatives, spearheading many sustainability projects with both internal and external stakeholders. He recently directed a team of specialists to drive energy cost-savings and implement sustainable design solutions, leading Marina Bay Sands to achieve a 10% reduction in its carbon footprint and receive both Green Mark Gold certification from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and ISO20121 certification for Sustainable Events. One of his top priorities is to inspire and develop a green culture throughout the property operations, including improving operational practices, providing sustainable options for meeting planners, and extending the property’s community outreach and education.

    Mr. Teng has a Master’s of Science in Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and International Studies from Duke University.

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    Kim Sethany Secretary of State Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia

    Kim Sethany

    Secretary of State
    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia

    Since 2013, Kim Sethany has been Secretary of State for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia. In this role, she has actively led the areas of Earlt Childhood Education, School Health, Inclusive Education, ICT, and Gender Mainstreaming in the Education sector.

    In addition, she is the Permanent Deputy Chair of the Cambodian National Committee of Earlt Childhood Care and Development, which was established in 2014. In this role, she coordinates eleven other Ministry members and Development Partners.

    Prior to this, she used to work in the area of Decentralisation and Deconcentration as a Deputy Director of Local Administration, and in the areas of Legal Affairs and Human Rights as a Department Director in the City Hall of Phnom Penh.

    She graduated from Western University in Cambodia, where she earned her Masters Degree in Public Administration and Policy in 2011.

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    Kriv Naicker General Manager, Strategy and Business Consulting Huawei

    Kriv Naicker

    General Manager, Strategy and Business Consulting
    Huawei

    Kriv has over 16 years of experience in the communications and consulting industries and has worked across North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Prior to joining Huawei, Kriv worked for several blue chip professional services organisations including Accenture, Ovum Consulting UK, Sapient Consulting, Spark New Zealand.

    Kriv’s experience ncludes the management and delivery of a broad range of business and strategy consulting engagements including: market & company analysis, commercial due diligence, business planning, business case development, product and value proposition development, organisational and product/service launch, strategy definition and planing, business process re-engineering and transformation.

    Kriv’s recent focus has been on next-generation ICT models in the areas of convergence, wireless broadband and smart city/smart home services.

    Kriv holds a Bachelors of Technology with Honours in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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    Lawrence Wong Minister for National Development Singapore

    Lawrence Wong

    Minister for National Development
    Singapore

    Mr Lawrence Wong was elected a Member of Parliament in May 2011 and subsequently held positions in various Ministries including Defence, Education, Communication and Information, and Culture, Community and Youth. Mr Wong is currently the Minister for National Development and the Second Minister for Finance. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Singapore-Tianjin Economic and Trade Council. Beginning his career as a civil servant, Mr Wong’s portfolio included the Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority, and the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. During his stint as the Director of Healthcare Finance at the Ministry of Health, he implemented reforms to MediShield to provide Singaporeans with better protection against large hospital bills. Mr Wong obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor respectively. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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    Leonie Schreve Managing Director, Global Head Sustainable Finance ING

    Leonie Schreve

    Managing Director, Global Head Sustainable Finance
    ING

    Leonie Schreve is responsible to drive, promote and generate sustainable business opportunities for ING’s Wholesale Bank. This includes accelerating new innovative business opportunities like circular economy, green bonds and loans and more established business like green real estate, energy efficiency, renewables, etc. Before joining the commercial side of the bank Leonie Headed the Environmental Social Risk Management team and introduced the new topic of sustainability risk management.

    Leonie represents ING in the board of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP FI Banking Commission) and has acted as Chair of the Equator Principles Steering Committee till 2013. Leonie has more than 15 yrs experience in Sustainability through her work as Management Consultant in which she worked with various multinationals, as independent consultant in Costa Rica, and through setting up the ESR and Sustainable Finance team within ING. Leonie holds a Master in Environmental Science, Business Ethics and International Sports Management.

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    Lucas Glanville Executive Chef Grand Hyatt Singapore

    Lucas Glanville

    Executive Chef
    Grand Hyatt Singapore

    An Australian national, Lucas received his formal culinary training at Slough College in the UK. Lucas moved to Asia in 2002, heading the multi-award-winning restaurant mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore as the Executive Sous Chef.

    He then joined Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok in 2005 as Executive Chef, where he was instrumental in creating the culinary concepts at the hotel’s latest Tony Chi-designed projects, including Tables, a classic European tableside cooking restaurant, The Campus Events space, offering a twist on nostalgic university life, and The Residence, a multi-functional events venue.

    In 2012, Grand Hyatt Singapore’s first ever sustainable seafood menu at mezza9 was championed by Lucas, as part of the hotel’s commitment to the Food. Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served philosophy. In 2015, the hotel achieved MSC/ ASC Chain of Custody certification. The hotel is totally committed to only serving certified sustainable seafood.

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    Lucita Jasmin Director, Sustainability & External Affairs APRIL Group

    Lucita Jasmin

    Director, Sustainability & External Affairs
    APRIL Group

    Lucita Jasmin is the Director for Sustainability & External Affairs at APRIL Group, where she is responsible for the implementation and advancement of APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy and associated programmes, including stakeholder engagement and strategic communications. Lucita has more than 15 years experience operating across intergovernmental and private sectors, specialising in the leadership of intercultural teams to deliver stakeholder campaigns and advocacy initiatives focused on priority sustainability issues. Prior to her current role, Lucita served at the United Nations Environment Programme for seven years, where she led strategy development, planning and the execution of global communication programmes and campaigns.

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    Malcolm Preston Global Head, Sustainability Services PwC

    Malcolm Preston

    Global Head, Sustainability Services
    PwC

    Malcolm Preston is Global Head of Sustainability Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading a team of some 700 sustainability and climate change experts, with over 100 based in the UK.

    Malcolm specialises in the measurement and valuation of environmental, social and economic impacts. He leads PwC’s Total Impact Measurement and Management (TIMM) team, delivering projects for numerous clients including a number of Fortune 100 corporates.

    Additionally, Malcolm leads PwC’s thought leadership on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, the role of the private sector in their achievement. He is actively engaged with Corporates and NGOs on this subject and is responsible for the development of PwC’s bespoke tool, the SDG Business Navigator.

    An accomplished speaker, Malcolm has spoken at numerous events including the BASD and B4E events at Rio +20; the UN’s Post 2015 MDG Forum; the Economist Global Ocean Summits; the World Economic Forum; and UNCTAD XIV in Nairobi.

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    Marco Lambertini Director General WWF International

    Marco Lambertini

    Director General
    WWF International

    Marco Lambertini is Director General of WWF International, having first worked with WWF as a youth volunteer in his native Italy. As the head of one of the most established nature conservation organizations, he works with world leaders, corporate executives and civil society to forge a future in which people and nature thrive. He leads a global Network with over 50 years of environmental conservation successes, five million supporters, 25 million followers on social media and activities in over 100 countries. He sits on the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and on the Board of the International Civil Society Centre.

    Prior to joining WWF, he served as Chief Executive of BirdLife International where he restructured and led a highly decentralized secretariat, overseeing a global partnership of over 120 civil society organizations across the globe. Marco’s experience spans from field research to international policy, nature reserve management, environmental education, communications and campaigning, NGO development, ecotourism and integrated conservation and development projects all over the world.

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    Marianne Clark-Hattingh Representative, Malaysia UNICEF

    Marianne Clark-Hattingh

    Representative, Malaysia
    UNICEF

    Marianne Clark-Hattingh assumed leadership of the UNICEF Malaysia country office in January 2016. Driven by her commitment to do more for marginalized communities around the world and a conviction that all children have an equal right to fulfill their full potential, Ms. Clark-Hattingh first began her career with UNICEF in Madagascar, where she developed the Child Protection programme and managed partnerships for children. After five years in Madagascar working on child protection, she became Country Director at Save the Children in Bulgaria, where she established the Save the Children office and programme focusing on decentralized social planning, social protection and inclusion. In 2000, she returned to UNICEF, this time in New York.

    After two years, she continued her work in Child Protection, heading the team in UNICEF Guinea Conakry, working to demobilize and reintegrate child soldiers into their communities; reunifying refugee children separated from their parents by war in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia; and addressing the issues of child trafficking, child labour, and juvenile justice. In 2004, she was appointed Deputy Representative in Benin.

    In 2008, Ms. Clark-Hattingh moved to Italy to develop the Change Management portfolio of the UN System Staff College in Turin, supporting UN country teams in joint planning, promoting enhanced Programme coherence and UN reform. She continued her work in change management at UNICEF until 2013 managing the global rollout of training around a series of change initiatives.

    Before her arrival in Malaysia, Ms. Clark-Hattingh headed the UNICEF Field Office in Garowe, Somalia for over 2 years, managing humanitarian and programmatic efforts for children and women within an extremely high-risk environment. Prior to joining UNICEF Ms. Clark-Hattingh, worked in the evaluation department of UK Aid; administered humanitarian aid and skills programmes with NGOs in refugee camps in Thailand and Malawi, and taught English in China.

    Ms. Clark-Hattingh holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and International relations and earned her Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics, specialising in Social Policy and Development.

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    Mark Cliffe Chief Economist ING Group

    Mark Cliffe

    Chief Economist
    ING Group

    Mark Cliffe is Chief Economist of the ING Group, a global financial services group with 35 million customers. Based in London and Amsterdam, he leads a team of economists and strategists in 14 offices around the world. Mark travels the world explaining and debating the outlook with customers from the corporate and financial worlds, and is frequently quoted in the media. During a career of over 25 years, he has worked for a variety of financial services firms, including HSBC and Nomura Research Institute.

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    Mark Devadason Senior Advisor, Asia BSR

    Mark Devadason

    Senior Advisor, Asia
    BSR

    Mark has a geographically diverse and broad based career spanning 30 years at Standard Chartered Bank. From 2003 until 2010, he served as CEO for the bank in Japan and Thailand, where he also served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, Thailand.

    Mark’s last role at Standard Chartered was as Global Head of Sustainability, in charge of the overall sustainability agenda, including responsibility for the ESG risk management function and all the environment and community investment activities.

    Since 2015, Mark has served on the board of the San Francisco based NGO Business for Social Responsibility (BSR.org) and recently changed his role to that of Senior Advisor Asia for BSR.

    He is on the Board of The Mekong Club, which works to address the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain.

    He graduated from the University of Bristol, UK, in 1985 with a degree in Philosophy and Economics.

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    Mark Ingram Chief Executive Business for Development

    Mark Ingram

    Chief Executive
    Business for Development

    Mark Ingram is the founding CEO of Business for Development. Under his leadership, Business for Development has become both a leading practitioner and voice of inclusive business in the region. His tenure with the organisation has seen him engage directly with a breadth of key stakeholders including CEOs and regional heads of some of the world’s largest companies, government ministers all the way through to some of the poorest communities in the region. Prior to being appointed CEO of Business for Development, Mark served as the New Zealand Consul General to Victoria and Trade Commissioner for Biotechnology from 2003 – 2007.

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    Max Everest-Phillips Director UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE)

    Max Everest-Phillips

    Director
    UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE)

    Max Everest-Phillips has been Director of the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) in Singapore since 2013. Before joining UNDP, Max was Director of Governance at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He started his career in the UK Diplomatic Service, served as Acting Head of Profession for Governance in DFID and was a fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London. Max holds Masters degrees from Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Oxford University. The UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, co-funded by the Government of Singapore, aims to be the catalyst for UNDP to foster adaptive, innovative and merit-based public administration.

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    Melizel Asuncion Research and Stakeholder Engagement Programs Manager Verite Southeast Asia

    Melizel Asuncion

    Research and Stakeholder Engagement Programs Manager
    Verite Southeast Asia

    A laywer by profession, Melizel is a Research and Stakeholder Engagement Programs Manager at Verite Southeast Asia and, as such, she has been managing research projects and multi-stakeholder initiatives on seafood, electronics, garments and palm oil, among other. She is also currently involved in engaging various stakeholders in government, labour, industries and multi-national companies on critical and emerging labour issues across Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

    Currently, Melizel is the project leader on the Nestle-Verite intiative of developing a demonstration boat to improve living and working conditions on Thai fishing vessels and carrying out training for sea-based workers. She is part of the Verite global research team working on trafficking and forced labor in formal manufacturing and agriculture, focusing mainly on Southeast Asia. She is part of the complaints panel of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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    Michelle Yeoh Goodwill Ambassador UNDP

    Michelle Yeoh

    Goodwill Ambassador
    UNDP

    Michelle Yeoh, an internationally acclaimed actress and producer, has starred in more than thirty films including global hits James Bond’s “Tomorrow Never Dies”, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”, “Memoirs of a Geisha”, “Mummy 3” and the soul-stirring biopic “The Lady”. Through her films, she has challenged the traditional views of Asian women by creating very strong female roles.

    Michelle has devoted a major part of her time to charitable and social endeavor. She is a Global Road Safety Ambassador for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and a commission member of Global Road Safety, which advocates for road injury to be recognized as a global public health and development priority. In 2010 and 2014 respectively, she represented Malaysia to speak at the UN General Assembly.

    Recently, she has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Development Programme to raising awareness and mobilizing support for Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Moray McLeish Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Olam International

    Moray McLeish

    Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia
    Olam International

    Moray is a Sustainable Land Use, Climate Change and Supply Chain Specialist with 20 years’ experience in private, public and NGO sectors. With a background in Land Economics and a Master’s degree in Environment and Development he has experience from Latin America, Africa and South East Asia.

    With DFID Moray was centrally involved in the creating and testing of Indonesia’s initial Timber Legality Assurance System, and more recently worked with WRI worked to define and map land suitable for sustainable palm oil, before joining PwC as a Technical Advisor.

    As Vice President at Olam he works to ensure that the Corporate Sustainability Strategy is in accordance with stakeholder expectations and is material to each product business; to assist with implementation of internal policies and codes-of-practice; to meet specific customer demands for sustainability; and to maximise public goods and knowledge though partnerships.

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    Nagesh Kumar Head, South and South-West Asia Office, and Director, Social Development Division UNESCAP

    Nagesh Kumar

    Head, South and South-West Asia Office, and Director, Social Development Division
    UNESCAP

    Dr Nagesh Kumar is currently Head, South and South-West Asia Office and Director-designate of Social Development Division of UNESCAP. He has earlier served as the Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division. Before joining UNESCAP in 2009, Dr. Kumar was Director-General of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi based public-funded policy think-tank during 2002-09. He has also served on the faculty of UNU-MERIT in Maastricht, the Netherlands (1993-1998). Dr Kumar has served on the boards of the Export-Import Bank of India, the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, among other institutions. A PhD from the Delhi School of Economics, Dr Kumar is recipient of the Exim Bank of India’s first International Trade Research Award and the Global Development Network’s Research Medal. Dr. Kumar has researched extensively on aspects of economic development, resulting in the publication of 17 books and over 100 peer-reviewed papers.

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    Najat Mokhtar Director, Division of Asia and the Pacific, Technical Cooperation Department IAEA

    Najat Mokhtar

    Director, Division of Asia and the Pacific, Technical Cooperation Department
    IAEA

    Ms Najat Mokhtar is Division Director at the IAEA, Technical Cooperation Department, Division of Asia and the Pacific. The programme provides technical support to 37 countries in Asia and the Pacific in different areas including health, industry, environment, energy and agriculture.

    She has a Doctorate in Food and Nutrition and a PhD degree in public health Nutrition from Laval University in Canada. She has completed her post-Doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University, USA as a Fulbright fellow. Before Joining the Agency , Dr Mokhtar was the Director of Sciences and technology at the Hassan II Academy of Science &Technology in Morocco. She has worked as University Professor for more than 20 years in Morocco. She has led the nutrition section at the IAEA and served as technical officer for 7 years

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    Nicole Voillat Director of Global Sustainability Bata Shoe Organisation

    Nicole Voillat

    Director of Global Sustainability
    Bata Shoe Organisation

    Nicole Voillat, Director of Global Sustainability for the Bata Shoe Organization and the Bata Children’s Program Foundation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has been working in sustainability and CSR for the past 14 years, with both the private and non-profit sectors. Nicole is a regular guest lecturer in sustainability at the University of Geneva.

    Key achievements as Sustainability Director at Bata Shoe Organization include: Set up the sustainability program as well as the Bata Children’s Program Foundation (BCP) from scratch. BCP is active now in more than 30 countries. Nicole defined and implemented the company’s sustainability strategy over 4 full cycles, published the first Bata Sustainability Report in 2013 and launched the Bata Life sustainability website in 2014.

    She holds a Masters degree (MSc) in Responsibility & Business Practice from the Management School of the University of Bath (UK) and a Master in Linguistics and Interpretation from the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

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    Pablo Largacha Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Asia-Pacific Coca-Cola

    Pablo Largacha

    Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Asia-Pacific
    Coca-Cola

    Pablo Largacha is Coca-Cola’s Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications for Asia Pacific, a region that spans 33 markets and covers approximately 60% of the world’s population.

    Prior to this, he led the Public Affairs & Communications teams in two of the Company’s most diverse Latin American business units, where he was responsible for protecting Coca-Cola’s social license to operate across 35+ markets.

    Before that, he worked for the Corporate Public Affairs team in Atlanta, where he helped steward the Company’s labor and human rights practices in collaboration with different Government and Non-Government Organizations.

    Pablo started his career with the Coca-Cola system in his native Colombia back in 1997, first as Legal and Public Affairs Manager for the Company’s local bottler, and later on as Public Affairs & Communications Manager for The Coca-Cola Company.

    He holds a Law degree from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, and an International Master’s degree in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.

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    Pedro Conceicao Director, Strategic Policy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support UNDP

    Pedro Conceicao

    Director, Strategic Policy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
    UNDP

    Since 2014, Pedro Conceicao has been Director, Strategic Policy at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. Prior to that, he was Chief Economist and Head of the Strategic Advisory Unit at the Regional Bureau for Africa.

    From 2007 to 2009, he was Director of the Office of Development Studies (ODS), and Deputy Director of ODS, from 2001 to 2007. His work on financing for development and on global public goods was published in books he co-edited (The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges, 2006; Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization, 2003).

    He has published on inequality, the economics of innovation and technological change, and development in a variety of journals. He has co-edited books including: Innovation, Competence Building, and Social Cohesion in Europe- Towards a Learning Society and Knowledge for Inclusive Development.

    Prior to coming to UNDP, he was an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, teaching science, technology and innovation policy. He has degrees in Physics and in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon and a Ph. D. in Public Policy from the University of Texas.

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    Petch Manopawitr Deputy Head, Indo Burma Group IUCN

    Petch Manopawitr

    Deputy Head, Indo Burma Group
    IUCN

    Petch is a Thai conservation scientist with 20 years of experience in the field of wildlife research, protected area management and conservation education. He has worked with numerous international conservation organizations on some of the most challenging conservation issues in Asia including illegal wildlife trade and endangered species conservation. Petch was a Fulbright’s Humphrey Fellow at Cornell University, Global Fellow for marine conservation at Duke University, visiting fellow at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, and was part of the US Department of States’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

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    Peter Wong President Dow Asia Pacific

    Peter Wong

    President
    Dow Asia Pacific

    A 26-year veteran with Dow, Peter Wong, President of Dow Asia Pacific is responsible for the oversight and execution of the regional growth strategy. He is currently based in Hong Kong.

    In 2013, Wong was named President of Greater China and based in Shanghai. Prior to that, he was based in Singapore as Asia Pacific Commercial Vice President for Plastics. He has led several Dow businesses at global and regional levels and earlier served as Dow Thailand Country Manager and Managing Director for SCG-Dow Group. Prior to his commercial and geographic leadership roles, Wong also served in finance and manufacturing roles in his Dow career.

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    Ramesh Subramaniam Director General, Operations Services and Financial Management Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Ramesh Subramaniam

    Director General, Operations Services and Financial Management
    Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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    Raquel Lagunas Senior Advisor, Gender Equality UNDP

    Raquel Lagunas

    Senior Advisor, Gender Equality
    UNDP

    Raquel is Senior Advisor for Gender Equality, United Nations Development Programme in New York. She is coordinator of the UNDP Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme and responsible for the integration of gender equality in UNDP policy, planning, reporting and corporate accountability. She provides technical advice to UNDP Headquarters and offices across the world and ensures corporate standards around gender equality are met. UNDP standards include gender balance, zero tolerance to sexual harassment, or equal benefit of UNDP programmes for women and men. Raquel coordinates also an initiative to promote women leaders within the organisation.

    Prior to this, she served as regional advisor for Latin-America, and programme officer in UNDP El Salvador. Raquel is co-founder of the knowledge management platform for gender equality ‘America Latina Genera’. She supported programmes to eradicate violence against women, to promote a more equitable distribution of governmental budget and to promote the full engagement and participation of women in politics.

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    Richa Mittal Director of Research and Innovation Fair Labor Association

    Richa Mittal

    Director of Research and Innovation
    Fair Labor Association

    Richa Mittal is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Fair Labor Association, in Geneva. She has over 14 years of experience working with multiple stakeholders, including businesses, civil society organizations and governments. She has expertise in research, monitoring and evaluation, and innovative problem resolution for complex supply chains. She has headed several FLA projects on agriculture, supply chain traceability, child labor, gender, youth, labour, and nutrition in Asia, South Asia, Europe and Africa. After starting her career with the FLA in the USA in 2003, she relocated to India in 2004 as the South Asia Coordinator. She worked in this position for five years, before moving to Switzerland as the Director for Agriculture and Special Projects in 2009, and has held her current position since 2015. She holds a MPH from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) and a MS in Human Nutrition from the University of Delhi (India).

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    Richard Saynor SVP Global Head, Classic and Established Products GlaxoSmithKline

    Richard Saynor

    SVP Global Head, Classic and Established Products
    GlaxoSmithKline

    Richard Saynor is a seasoned Pharmaceutical professional with over 20 years of experience in the IP and Generic Pharmaceutical industry. He has held senior leadership positions internationally and is well-versed in managing complex and diverse regions within the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America, as well as more established markets.

    Richard is currently the SVP and Global Head for Classic and Established Products (CEP). In this role, he is responsible for driving top-line sales, leveraging the supply chain, and maximising operation profits for post-patent products, covering a number of therapy areas. Based in Singapore, Richard oversees a large, cross-functional team comprising commercial, marketing, medical, regulatory and support functions.

    Prior to this, Richard held regional roles for the Classic Brands business in GSK, with responsibilities across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and more.

    Before joining GSK, Richard held senior roles in Merck Generics and Sandoz International. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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    Roelof Westerbeek President Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

    Roelof Westerbeek

    President
    Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

    A globally experienced business leader, Mr Westerbeek joined Amcor in March 2016 from Royal DSM where he has held a number of leadership positions over a 27 year career. From 2008, Mr Westerbeek was President of DSM Engineering Plastics, a global business generating sales of €1.3billion, supplying innovative solutions and materials to the automotive, electronics and food packaging industries. During his career at DSM, Mr Westerbeek has lived and worked in Asia for 15 years, bringing with him deep knowledge and expertise in the Asia Pacific market.

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    Roshith Rajan Asia Pacific Corporate Responsibility Lead Sodexo

    Roshith Rajan

    Asia Pacific Corporate Responsibility Lead
    Sodexo

    Based in Singapore, Roshith Rajan is the Asia Pacific Corporate Responsibility Lead for Sodexo, a world leader in quality of life services. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the ‘Better Tomorrow 2025’, Sodexo’s Corporate Responsibility roadmap for the future. He influences internal and external stakeholders of the business value of Corporate Responsibility and integrating it into business strategy and everyday operations. He also heads the ‘Stop Hunger’ for Asia Pacific, a philanthropic program that is a leading force in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. He strongly believes in the human aspects to address social and environmental challenges. Prior to Singapore, he worked with the Sodexo Group HQ in Paris for 5 years. He has an MBA from HEC-Paris (France) with a specialization in Finance, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani (India).

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    Ruben Reinoso Assistant Director General, Investment Programming National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines

    Ruben Reinoso

    Assistant Director General, Investment Programming
    National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines

    Mr. Ruben S. Reinoso, Jr. holds a remarkable track record of 41 years in government service and has an extensive reach of experience in the policy planning and programming particularly in the infrastructure sector. He is currently the Assistant Director General of the National Development Office for Investment Programming and Evaluation at the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the Philippines’ premier and independent planning and policy coordinating agency responsible for social and economic development, macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research, among others.

    ADG Reinoso provides policy guidance in the project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of big-ticket infrastructure projects of the national government, formulation of development plans and policies, and programming of the official development assistance (ODA), among others. Likewise, he has a significant contribution in the institutionalization and formulation of the Philippine Government Procurement Act and the Built-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law and its implementing rules and regulations. Moreover, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, ADG Reinoso served as the Philippine representative to the Working Group on Government Procurement and Infrastructure.

    As a licensed Civil Engineer who graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, he has been the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in Government Service given by the UP Alumni Engineers Association in 2015.

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    Sally Uren Chief Executive Forum for the Future

    Sally Uren

    Chief Executive
    Forum for the Future

    Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to create a sustainable future. This involves working with leading global businesses, including Unilever and Kingfisher, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address system-wide challenges, particularly in food and energy.

    Sally acts as Chair of Kingfisher plc’s Advisory Council, is a member of Kimberly Clark’s Sustainability Advisory Board, as well as an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several other global businesses. She is also Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing Forum for the Future’s growing operations in the US and an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands.

    Sally speaks regularly at international and national conferences and also writes for a range of publications, with recent articles in the New Statesman, Huffington Post and Management Today. She is a judge for the Observer Ethical Awards, the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards and the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.

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    Sathasivam Subramaniam Minister of Health Malaysia

    Sathasivam Subramaniam

    Minister of Health
    Malaysia

    Datuk Seri Dr. Subramaniam graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Singapore in 1978. He obtained his Diploma in Dermatology from the University of Wales (UK) in 1994 and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1998.

    Since 1994, he has been Member of Parliament. During his appointment as the Minister of Human Resoures in 2008-2013, he addressed issues of unemployment, estate and unskilled workers, and human resource capacity building. In 2013, he was appointed as the Minister of Health, where has worked to formulate a health transformation plan to address the country’s challenges and needs.

    Dr Subramaniam has received many accolades, including an Honorary Fellowship of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia. His latest accolade is an Honorary Doctorate in Healthcare Management from Asia Metropolitan University.

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    Scott Dunn Vice President, Southeast Asia AECOM

    Scott Dunn

    Vice President, Southeast Asia
    AECOM

    Scott Dunn is Vice President for Southeast Asia at AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services. Scott also is part of the Urban Land Institute Singapore Council and past Chairman.

    Scott drives strategic growth for South East Asia to advance the regional growth agenda of AECOM’s APAC Executive Leadership Team through identification, development and support of strategic initiatives that drive profitable growth. Core business areas include Design Consulting services in Buildings & Places, Civil & Infrastructure, Oil Gas Chemical Industrial & Power and Environmental, Constructing and Management Services.

    Scott leads cross-functional teams in providing integrated services and sustainable solutions for large, complex and multidisciplinary projects across Asia, among them high-density masterplans for new towns and regeneration of existing urban landscapes that have drawn on sustainable and smart themes.

    He is an advocate of sustainable land development and high dense urban environmental design and believes that in order to create great places, one should be both sensitive to the environment and responsible for the society. His papers on sustainability and livability issues are frequently published with local and international print media. He actively lectures on land development.

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    Shinobu Yamaguchi Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan

    Shinobu Yamaguchi

    Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Japan

    Shinobu Yamaguchi is a Japanese diplomat serving as Deputy Director at Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. His current duty is overall coordination on matters related to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as the main focal point at the Ministry. One of the major tasks that he has engaged in recently, was rolling out the SDGs promotion headquarters at the Cabinet Office to mobilise engagement of all ministries and stakeholders in the implementation of the SDGs. Prior to his current position in Tokyo, he has served in various diplomatic missions in Switzerland, Afghanistan, East-Timor, Pakistan for last 15 years. Before joining the foreign services, he started his career working at United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Cambodia. He majored in education and earned his Masters of Arts in Education at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, and Bachelor of Arts in Education at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.

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    Sihol Aritonang Head Tanoto Foundation

    Sihol Aritonang

    Head
    Tanoto Foundation

    Sihol Aritonang has been the Head of Tanoto Foundation (Indonesia) from 2009. Prior to joining Tanoto Foundation, he was the Assistant Country Director at CARE International Indonesia. He also spent more than 10 years working in the capital market and financial service sectors in Indonesia.

    Mr Aritonang received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, in 1994 and his Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Indonesia, Jakarta, in 1991.

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    Simon Badcock Senior Terrestrial Program Advisor Conservation International

    Simon Badcock

    Senior Terrestrial Program Advisor
    Conservation International

    Simon Badcock has more than 20 years of experience in Indonesia primarily on natural resource management and conservation issues as well as agriculture/agribusiness and has worked in a variety of settings including non-profit, education, and government in many countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.

    Currently, Simon is the Senior Technical Advisor to the Terrestrial Program after previously serving as Chief of Party for the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership when he joined CI Indonesia in 2013. His current responsibility is to give directions for terrestrial programs in Indonesia such as Sustainable Landscapes Partnership and West Java Landscapes Program. He also supports in program development and fundraising for CI terrestrial programs in Indonesia.

    Some of his experience includes program management/ implementation, agribusiness (cacao, coffee, rubber, palm oil), forestry and natural resource management, responding to climate change, smallholder farmer training, building partnerships with the private sector, international development and research.

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    Sonia Aplin Vice President, Head of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania

    Sonia Aplin

    Vice President, Head of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
    Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania

    As Vice President and Head of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (SCR), for Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania, Sonia Aplin has responsibility for the execution of Ericsson’s SCR strategy as well as the building and management of Ericsson’s brand positioning.

    Ericsson’s SCR activities in this region includes the deployment of the company’s largest Connect to Learn project. The project enables 21,000 students in Myanmar to experience a 21st century education through internet access, devices, specialized content and teacher training. Another initiative includes the world-first Connected Mangroves project. Recognized in the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Awards, this project combines cloud, machine-to-machine and mobile broadband to help the local community of Selangor better manage the growth of new mangrove saplings – a vital part of Malaysia’s ecosystem.

    Prior to joining Ericsson, Sonia worked across several industries including healthcare, not-for-profit and finance.

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    Srinivasan Jagannathan


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    Steve Gang Li Chief Analyst and Director of Industrial Economics Research Centre Tencent Research Institute

    Steve Gang Li

    Chief Analyst and Director of Industrial Economics Research Centre
    Tencent Research Institute

    Dr. Li Gang is currently the Chief Analyst and director of Industrial Economics Research Center of Tencent Research Institute. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore Business School in 2008. Before joining Tencent, he served as principal researcher and leader of Industry & Strategy Research Team in Samsung Economic Research Institute (China Office).

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    Steven R. Okun Director of Asia-Pacific Public Affairs KKR

    Steven R. Okun

    Director of Asia-Pacific Public Affairs
    KKR

    Steven R. Okun, based in Singapore, joined KKR in 2011 as Director of Public Affairs in Asia Pacific, encompassing responsibility for government affairs, communications, environmental and social responsibility issues, as well as the firm’s impact investment initiatives in the region. Previously, Mr. Okun was vice president of public affairs for UPS Asia Pacific, and he served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy General Counsel and Aviation Advisor to the Secretary at the US Department of Transportation. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, as Vice Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) and on the Board of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL). He also serves as an advisor to two NGOs in Southeast Asia. Mr. Okun received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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    Supachai Tantikom Chief Resilience Officer, Bangkok 100 Resilient Cities

    Supachai Tantikom

    Chief Resilience Officer, Bangkok
    100 Resilient Cities

    Dr. Supachai Tantikom is a professional and experienced civil engineer with expertise in design and project management. He has over 25 years of practice in civil engineering professional. Dr. Supachai Tantikom currently works in the position of Chief Resilience Office for the City of Bangkok under 100 Resilient Cities to develop resilient strategy for Bangkok City. His last position was adviser to the governor of Bangkok for the past 6 years responsible for infrastructure developments, climate change, sustainability development, green growth and resilient city.

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    Tint Lwin Thaung Executive Director Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC)

    Tint Lwin Thaung

    Executive Director
    Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC)

    Dr Thaung is an Executive Director of Centre for People and Forests known as RECOFTC (Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific). He was an Asia-Pacific Forest Conservation Coordinator of The Nature Conservancy. Then he worked as advisor of TNC’s Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade project providing technical advices to many partners in promoting their institutional capacities in responsible forest management and trade. He had extensive networking with various stakeholders, especially with local communities. He commits to promote Community Forestry as a tool to address many challenges faced by local people in the region.

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    Tod Gimbel Vice President, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific Herbalife Nutrition

    Tod Gimbel

    Vice President, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific
    Herbalife Nutrition

    Tod oversees government affairs activities in 14 Herbalife markets. He joined Herbalife in 2015. In his role, Tod is responsible for the strategic direction of the government affairs function within Asia Pacific. He is an ambassador for the company and key advocate in markets around the region, helping to shape the public narrative and tell the ‘Herbalife story’ while enhancing the company’s reputation and brand. He has overall responsibility for managing and enhancing all relationships with governments at all levels and setting the priorities for government messaging by partnering closely with the country management in various markets.

    Since arriving in Singapore in 2006 Tod has held senior regional corporate and government affairs leadership roles with large multinational corporations including Mondelez International, Levi Strauss & Co and Citibank. Prior to arriving in Asia in 2006 he was a successful government affairs practitioner in the US for over 15 years holding increasingly senior positions at Miller Brewing Company and Kraft Foods.

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    Ty Sokhun Secretary of State Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia

    Ty Sokhun

    Secretary of State
    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia

    H.E. Dr. Ty Sokhun is Secretary of State of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in charge of agriculture and CITES affaires. He is a co-chair for Cambodia’s Government-Development Partners’ Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Water. He is a member of Council for Agriculture and Rural Development, National Committee for Land Social Concession, and National Committee for Land Management and Urbanization. He is also a visiting professor for Royal University of Agriculture. He holds a B.Sc. Decree in Forestry from Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, a MBA from the Northern University of Malaysia, and two Ph.D. decrees, which is one in Public Administration from Royal Acadimy of Cambodia and another in Biological Sciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has received numerous distinctions from l’ Ordre Royale du Cambodge.

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    U Tin Htut Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Myanmar

    U Tin Htut

    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
    Myanmar

    Dr. Tin Htut obtained his MSc in Plant Breeding from University of North Carolina, United State of America in 1991. As an International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) PhD scholar, he studied plant breeding at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. While he was working in the Department of Agricultural Research, he continued collaborative work with IRRI in breeding rice varieties resistant to bacterial blight disease. In 2003, he was invited as a research fellow at IRRI to assist in the genetic analysis of iron-dense grains. Dr. Tin Htut was recognised in 2010 as one of IRRI’s outstanding alumni in the field of rice research management. Dr. Tin Htut was also a Rector of Yezin Agricultural University and the Director General of Department of Planning from 2011 to 2015. He was appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) in September 2015. As Permanent Secretary of MoALI, Dr. Tin Htut coordinate the thirteen departments under the ministry, and serves as a secretariat for the minister and assists him in managing MoALI. He is currently also Leader for the Senior Official Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry.

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    Victor Tay Chief Development Officer Nanyang Technical University (NTU)

    Victor Tay

    Chief Development Officer
    Nanyang Technical University (NTU)

    Victor has strong understanding of a spectrum of multidisciplinary industries with his experience in attracting Foreign Direct Investment and Industry Development while with Ministry of Trade and Industry and SPRING Singapore. He has a particularly strong understanding of North Asia, Greater China and ASEAN. He has also successfully effected in excess of 60 policy changes through his submission to Ministry of Finance through the SME Committee. He also has a decade of experience as a Management Consultant gained at PMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Coopers & Lybrand, focusing on practice building in Greater China and C-level consulting. He is bilingual and also a regular guest at Mediacorp business programmes like Money-mind, Focal Point, Hello Singapore, 938Live and 958Live interviews. Victor also champions Sustainability Development as the Vice Chairman of United Nations Global Compact – Network Singapore. He contributes to the less privileged at a Charitable Organization as the President of Association of Persons with Special Needs.

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    Vikram Singh Regional Co-Director, City and Practice Management, Asia and Pacific 100 Resilient Cities

    Vikram Singh

    Regional Co-Director, City and Practice Management, Asia and Pacific
    100 Resilient Cities

    Vikram Singh is Regional Co-Director, Asia & Pacific. He joined from the United Nations Development Programme, where he held key policy positions, including the establishment of the organization’s first Enterprise Risk Management framework. Most recently he was charged with developing strategic funding strategies in poverty reduction, resilience building and income inequality issues, delivering $5 billion per year in combined resources. In this capacity he oversaw partnerships/constituencies including senior political figures (Head of State and cabinet level), multilateral institutions and IFIs like the European Commission, civil society, and private sector partners. Prior to joining the United Nations, Vikram was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and at Raymond James & Associates. He subsequently moved on to provide strategic analysis and advice in two FORTUNE 500 companies.

    Vikram has worked around the globe, including having established his own consultancy firm in New Delhi, India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Economics and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University. Vikram grew up in Madrid, Spain and is a native speaker of Spanish, Hindi and Urdu.

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    Yves Zuo Founder Pionovasion

    Yves Zuo

    Founder
    Pionovasion

    Yves Zuo graduated from Peking University wth a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He subsequently obtained a double Masters Degree in Mathematics and Physics, from the Polytechnic University Paris and ENSTA Paris. After graduation, he was based in Paris, working with global energy player ENGIE and returned to China in 2014 to start Pionovasion.

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    Zhang Tingjun Executive Director Mercy Relief

    Zhang Tingjun

    Executive Director
    Mercy Relief

    Zhang Tingjun is the Executive Director of Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in Asia Pacific. The first woman is helm Mercy Relief in its 12 year history, Tingjun was formerly the Co-Founder and Director of The Chain Reaction Project, a non-profit organisation recognised by the President’s Offie as one of Singapore’s leading social enterprises. In addition, Tingjun serves as a Council Member in the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, engaging policy makers, academics and government leaders in dialogue on issues related to humanitarian work, youth engagement, and cross-sector collaboration. Tingjun is also a frequent contributor and moderator at forums with global partnerships such as UN Women, Philanthropy in Asia, and the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Singapore. She was trained as a broadcast journalist and news producer with Channel NewsAsia. She holds a BA degree in Psychology

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Press Releases

• Driving progress towards the SDGs (29/09/2016)

• World sustainability leaders to convene in Singapore (10/10/16)

• Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (26/10)

• United Nations holds first business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia (02/11)

• Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore (15/11)

• ING Bank and Global Initiatives launch Sustainable Finance Collective Asia (22/11)

• Singapore Minister says consumers must make the right decisions to influence the right businesses practices (23/11)

 • Businesses to play greater role in new development era in Asia-Pacific, says UNDP (23/11)

 • Michelle Yeoh urges Asia-Pac governments to adopt UNDP Gender Equality Seal​ (24/11)

 • Businesses and Governments agreed on urgency to tackle SDG’s at Responsible Business Forum (24/11)  

 

Digital Media: How to follow RBF Singapore 2016

•   Event Hashtag: Follow the official event hashtag #RBFSingapore for live updates

•   Twitter: Follow us today at @Responsible_Biz  

•   Instagram: Follow us on instagram.com/globalinitiatives/ 

•   LinkedIn: Join our LinkedIn group to connect with stakeholders

 

From the SDG Centre 

The SDG Centre is the leading content platform for anything related to the Sustainable Development Goals.

SDG Centre 

 • Corporate Q&A Interviews

• Company Sustainability Reports 

• Companies SDG News

 

Press Kit – SDG Centre 

This Social Media Kit offers information and materials for promoting the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016. These tools are shared for open use to enable engagement, communication and promotion of RBF Singapore through social media channels.

SDG Centre Banners Kit

SDG Centre (300×250, 728×90, 120×600, 160×600)

 

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Goal 5 banners: GENDER EQUALITY (300×250, 728×90, 120×600, 160×600) 

 

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For the sustainable development goals to be reached, everyone needs to play their part.

Here we have experts from Business, Government, UN Agencies and NGO’s discussing in detail different aspects of sustainable development at RBF Singapore 2016.

Watch our event videos below 

 

The 5th Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development in Singapore on 22 – 24 November 2016, will examine each of the 17 SDGs in depth with case studies and perspectives from businesses, governments, UN agencies, investors and international experts. The Forum will help companies better understand the SDGs and the opportunities in supporting governments to achieve them.

 

RBF Singapore 2016

 Responsible Business 2016 Event Report

In an ideal world, every business would know how their activities and the consequences of them map across to the SDGs. To help navigate the SDGs more easily, our partners have set up detailed guides and other useful materials to show how businesses can be ready to help achieve them.

Amcor 

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Amcor Sustainability Report 2016

ANZ 

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Corporate Sustainability Review 2015

APRIL

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Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER), Kampar Peninsula

Sustainability Report 

AUTODESK

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How Start-ups Light up China’s Green Innovation Dream

Purpose-driven Innovation: the Water Lifeline

World Water Day: The startups tackling the global water crisis

CDL

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Homage Video

CDL Integrated Sustainability Report 2016

CLP

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In Essence Sustainability Report 2015 

DSM

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Corporate Sustainability Introduction 

Fighting Hidden Hunger

Bright Minds Challenge

Foundation Footprint

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EH&S Solution

Case study: Z Energy Limited

Case sudy: Tegel Foods LTD

Case study: National Australia Bank LTD

Sustainability Initiatives and SDG Tracking

Health & Safety

Environmental Compliance

Herbalife

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Herbalife Supports New Federal Regulations Designed to Raise the Bar on Food Safety

Herbalife Promotes Transparency, Supports New Dietary Supplement Product Registry

Inspiring a community through good nutrition | #IAmHerbalife

Herbalife Annual Report 2015

Huawei

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Sustainability Report 2015

Innovative ICT Building Better Connected Education

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ING

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New FinTech Index helps investors reach financial inclusion goals

 

Interface

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Net-Works: turning waste nets into carpets

KKR

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Marina Bay Sands

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SingTel

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What can persons with disabilities achieve and why it matters? – Interview with Andrew Buay, Singtel Group 

Singtel group CEO reveals 5 ways leaders can impact gender diversity

Syngenta

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Lead Organiser

  • Global Initiatives promotes partnership solutions to global challenges through television, award schemes and high-level international events in more than 30 countries worldwide. By sharing knowledge and best practices, and calling on all stakeholders to take action, we address some of the greatest challenges facing the world.

    Our initiatives are about partnership, inspiration and creating a better future. Established in Singapore in 2005, Global Initiatives runs the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) and Business for the Environment (B4E) event series, which bring 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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Co-Organiser

  • UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

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Sustainability Host

  • 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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Strategic Partners

  • Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at product website or www.dsm.com

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Presenting/Corporate Partners

  • Established in 1870, Amcor is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions supplying a broad range of rigid and flexible plastic packaging products into the food, beverage, healthcare, home and personal care and specialty folding cartons. Amcor has more than 195 sites in 43 countries.

    Amcor believes that as a market leader we are capable of developing a differentiated product offering through a relentless pursuit of excellence in innovation.

    Packaging plays a vital role in product safety and integrity. Protecting the product throughout the supply chain to the consumer is a fundamental requirement of packaging and we at Amcor are committed to excellence in this pursuit.

    We have dedicated teams of sales, marketing, R&D and innovation specialists who work alongside our customers to understand consumer needs.

    As one of the world’s largest packaging companies, we take sustainability seriously. We have a global network and technical knowhow to drive sustainability improvements throughout the packaging value chain.

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  • One of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, APRIL Group integrates sustainable practices across every aspect of its operations while contributing to Indonesia’s economic growth through job creation, education, infrastructure and community capacity building. Along its sustainability journey, APRIL Group has pioneered initiatives resulting in the conservation of 250,000 hectares of High Conservation Value (HCV) forest as well as an additional 150,000 hectares undergoing ecosystem restoration. Guided by its Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0, it has eliminated deforestation from its supply chain and is 83% towards achieving its commitment to conserve one hectare of forest for every hectare of sustainable plantation. For more information, visit www.aprilasia.com 

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  • Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

    For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow us on: http://www.linkedin.com/company/Huawei

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  • ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank. The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank's more than 52,000 employes offer retail and wholesale banking services to costumers in over 40 countries. ING's wholesale banking business is present and active in 13 major economies in Asia Pacific. Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World) where ING is among the leaders in the Banks industry group. For more information, visit: www.ingwb.com/asia

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  • Interface, Inc. is the worldwide leader in design, production and sale of environmentally responsible modular carpet. Recognized globally as one of the most environmentally responsible manufacturers on the planet, Interface is dedicated to ‘Mission Zero’. This commitment to sustainability equates to the complete elimination of any negative impact Interface has on the environment by the year 2020. Launched in 1994 to find an alternative to the traditional take-make-waste manufacturing model, Mission Zero is embedded within the company's philosophy and business strategy. Interface sets the bar in respect to closed loop manufacturing; annually recycling thousands of tons of old carpets to transform them into beautiful new carpets. For more information, visit www.interface.com.

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  • Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.

    Through 6 specific targets in the Good Growth Plan, we commit to making a measurable contribution by 2020. We are working with different partners to achieve these targets and aim to make a deep, lasting and positive impact on the farmers and rural communities who ensure the world’s food security.

    www.syngenta.com

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Supporting Partners

  • Building on a heritage that spans over 180 years, ANZ provides a wide range of banking and financial products and services in 34 markets across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and America. Sustainability at ANZ is about ensuring our business is managed to take account of social, environmental and economic risks and opportunities. By taking these factors into consideration across all areas of our business, we can create and preserve value for customers, shareholders, our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate. We formally report on our performance through the publication of our interim and full year Corporate Sustainability Reviews.

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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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  • Beyond shaping the cityscape with architectural icons, Singapore’s property pioneer City Developments Limited (CDL) has been leading the industry with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and green building innovation, in line with its ethos of ‘Conserving as we Construct’ since 1995.
     
    Named Top Real Estate Company in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World 2016 and recognised as Asia’s Top Eco-Developer in the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking since 2014, CDL is also the first Singapore corporation to be listed on three global sustainability benchmarks – FTSE4Good Index Series, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
     

     

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  • CLP was founded in Hong Kong in 1901, at a time when electricity was still a novelty worldwide. Today we power millions of homes and businesses across the Asia Pacific region. In Hong Kong, we operate a vertically-integrated electricity supply business providing a highly-reliable supply of electricity to 80% of the city’s population. Outside Hong Kong, we invest in the energy sector in Mainland China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Australia. Our business includes power generation, transmission and distribution, and electricity and gas retail activities. Our goal is to meet Asia-Pacific's energy challenge in a sustainable manner from one generation to the next.

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  • NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd was founded by the labour movement in 1973, with a social mission to moderate the cost of living in Singapore. From one supermarket, it has grown to become Singapore’s largest retailer serving over half a million shoppers daily, with a network of over 130 outlets, comprising FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Shop, FairPrice Finest and FairPrice Xtra. Today, with its multiple retail formats, NTUC FairPrice has kept pace with the changing needs of its customers while remaining committed to its social mission. Its aspiration to be Singapore’s leading world-class retailer with a heart is aligned with strong Corporate Social Responsibility commitments in place in four key areas – Responsible Retailing, Community Care, Sustainable Environment and Wonderful Workplace.

    For more information on NTUC FairPrice, visit http://www.fairprice.com

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  • FoundationFootprint provides organizations worldwide with tools to significantly improve the effectiveness of their non-financial reporting. Our industry-leading and award winning software and services drive operational excellence in sustainability, environmental compliance and health & safety. With a global presence, we serve more than 600 companies, across the financial, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy, food and public sector industries, including Singtel, Optus, NCS, National Australia Group, Shell and Unilever. For more information, visit www.foundationfootprint.com

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  • Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products and an opportunity to earn a part or full time income since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness, and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 200 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports. For more company information, visit http://www.herbalife.com/

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  • KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world‐class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners' capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

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  • Singtel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. We have presence in Asia, Australia and Africa with over 600 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. We also have a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

     

    Singtel aims to create sustainable and long-term growth for our business, while leading and shaping positive changes for our marketplace and customers, the communities we operate in, our people and the environment. Read more about Singtel’s corporate social responsibility and programmes at: http://www.singtel.com/sustainability

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Knowledge Partner

  • At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.

    Our sustainability and climate change advisory team combines 800 experts globally. We help our clients to plan, source, deliver, finance and measure the impact of products and services in a way that builds a more resilient, agile and sustainable business. We have developed innovative diagnostic tools to help assess the relevance of the SDGs to a business with a view to incorporating them into strategy and long term planning, measurement and reporting.

    www.pwc.com/sustainability

    www.pwc.com/globalgoals

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Technology Partner

  • Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work over 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

     

    Eco Action Day is a public awareness campaign organized by Ricoh since 2007. It is held on June 5, to commemorate the World Environment Day, which seeks to raise global awareness on the need to take positive action for the environment. 

    http://www.ecoaction.sg/

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  • BSR is a global nonprofit business network of more than 250 member companies. We develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.

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  • Conservation International (CI) uses an innovative blend of science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature people rely on for food, fresh water, and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, CI works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Conservation International has been working in Indonesia since 1991, sustaining the nature that sustains Indonesia. For more information, visit www.conservation.org

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  • The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. Made up of 53 member States and 9 associate members, with a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati in the east, and from the Russian Federation in the north to New Zealand in the south, ESCAP the most comprehensive of the United Nations five regional commissions. It is also the largest United Nations body serving the Asia-Pacific region.

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  • The Fair Labor Association combines the efforts of business, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and improve working conditions globally through adherence to international standards. The FLA conducts independent monitoring and verification to ensure that the FLA’s workplace standards are upheld wherever FLA affiliates source their products, and to identify root causes of noncompliance with its code of conduct. Initially focused on apparel and footwear factories, the FLA has added major programs in agriculture and electronics. The FLA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices Geneva, Switzerland and Shanghai, China, and staff based in seven more countries around the world.

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  • UNEP is the leading global environmental authority and the environmental voice of the United Nations. UNEP’s work is focused on seven thematic areas—Climate Change, Disasters and Conflicts, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Governance, Chemicals and Waste, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production; and Environment Under Review. UNEP and partners are working to ensure that the environment, along with the social and economic dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals, deliver benefits to the people by ensuring access to financing and technology, addressing the needs of vulnerable communities, respecting human rights, enabling education and awareness and leaving no one behind. UNEP’s governing body, established in 2013 by the UN General Assembly, is the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) that includes 193 member States of the United Nations, as well as observer States and other stakeholders. 41 of these member States are in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women works across 32 countries in Asia and the Pacific in collaboration with Governments, Civil Society Organizations, the Private Sector, and the UN System. Our work has reached the most marginalized women and girls by tackling stark and rising inequalities and multiple forms of discrimination.

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  • UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by mobilizing for education, building intercultural understanding, pursuing scientific cooperation and protecting freedom of expression. Today, UNESCO's message has never been more important. We must create holistic policies that are capable of addressing sustainable development in all its dimensions. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate.

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  • WOCAN is a women-led international membership network of women and men professionals and women's associations. We have 1100 members from 109 different countries, with expertise on gender, agriculture and natural resource management. WOCAN's purpose is to advance women’s empowerment and collective action to tackle climate change, poverty and food insecurity within enabling environments. For more information please visit www.wocan.org

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  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisations. Established in 1961, WWF has grown to be one of the largest environmental organisations in the world with more than 5 million supporters worldwide; and present in more than 100 countries to conserve and protect our natural environment. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

    http://www.worldwildlife.org/

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Outreach Partners

  • The Business Council for Sustainable Development Singapore is a CEO-led business association that aims at creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment in Singapore and South East Asia. Our mission is to make more sustainable companies more successful. We do this by providing a collaborative space to understand, learn, adapt, and embed innovative and practical tools in business strategy and operations. Purpose is to create competitive advantage and to mitigate risks. We also serve as an advocacy platform to help shape policies and to facilitate dialogue between governments and the private sector. The BCSD Singapore is the partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). More under www.bcsd.org.sg

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  • Corporate Citizenship is a global business consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility. The team uses expert insight and a simplified approach to sustainability to deliver growth and long-term value for business and society. With teams in London, New York, San Francisco, Santiago and Singapore we work with clients on both a local and global level, to achieve their commitments to responsible business behaviours and sustainable practices. We advise on a number of areas including strategy, community, engagement, environment, supply chain, socio-economic impacts, reporting and assurance – helping clients to make the smart choices that will enable them to survive and thrive in an increasingly challenging business environment.

    www.corporate-citizenship.com

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  • As the premier national CSR agency, Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) actively promotes CSR among businesses in Singapore and catalyses cross-sector partnerships. GCNS is a member of the global United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) network and promotes UNGC's 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption at the country level.

    http://www.csrsingapore.org/c/

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  • Forum for the Future is an independent non-profit that works internationally with business, government and others to solve complex sustainability challenges. We believe it is critical to reinvent the key systems we rely on to shape a brighter future and innovate for long-term success.   We have a 20-year track record of working with pioneering partners such as Unilever, PepsiCo, Skanska, AkzoNobel and Telefonica O2. We advise and challenge organisations, both in one to one partnerships, and also in multi-stakeholder collaborations to address system-wide challenges.   Forum was voted one of the world’s 10 leading NGOs in sustainable development leadership in the 2016 Globescan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders Survey. www.forumforthefuture.org

     

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Sustainability Partners

  • South Pole Group is a leading provider of global sustainability solutions and services. The company has delivered climate-proven solutions to a wide range of public, private and civil society organisations for over a decade. Areas of expertise cover key sustainability-related areas of climate change, including but not limited to: forests & land use, water, sustainable cities & buildings, green finance, as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. A pioneer in emission reduction and renewable energy projects, the South Pole Group’s portfolio is at present the largest available on the market. For more information, visit www.thesouthpolegroup.com or follow the company @southpolegroup.

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Network Partner

  • Established in 2006, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is the only global business association that represents the whole decentralised renewable energy sector for rural electrification in developing and emerging countries. The Alliance has over 100 members worldwide and it is the vision of ARE that by 2030 everyone in the world and in particular all rural people in low-and medium income countries should have access to affordable, secure and clean energy and energy services.

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  • The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (EuroCham) has the mission to represent the common interests of the European business community in promoting bilateral trade, services and investments between Europe and Singapore and Asia-Pacific. It was established in 1991 as the European Business Association and has been active since 2001 when it became a Chamber of Commerce.

    EuroCham is a non-profit membership fee-based organisation with a membership composed of the European National Business Groups (NBGs) in Singapore as well as direct corporate members. EuroCham provides its members with an information and exchange forum and a lobbying channel to Singaporean and European political & economic circles. EuroCham is the sole European representative at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Council.

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  • ICTI CARE operates the world’s largest responsible sourcing program for the toy industry. In addition to conducting audits and certifying ethical standards at toy factories, ICTI CARE’s supplier capability building programs and special investigation team in China work to address issues such as left behind children, forced student labour, social insurance, and uncover fake factory sites. Globally, over 1,500 toy brands and retailers use the ICTI CARE’s Toy Specific Responsible Sourcing Program to manage risks and drive standards. Approximately 1,100 toy factories are ICTI CARE Certified, representing over 600,000 workers. To find out more, please visit www.icti-care.org

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  • Simpleshow makes it simple. And simple is popular. 

    Sustainability and CSR teams have always been delighted with the effectiveness of our simpleshow explainer video format when communicating complex topics. From Energy Saving to Sustainability Reporting, from Community Care to Stewardship – we successfully engage our clients’ target audiences daily! No matter how complex, the solution is always the same: an explainer video. Three minutes. No gimmicks. Just brains, handcraft and the bare essentials. As the global market leader, we have wowed clients like Audi, BASF, BHP Billiton, Cargill, Danone, DBS, Google, HSBC, Novartis, Olam, Singtel, Philip Morris, and many more in several thousand clips and over 50 languages.

    www.simpleshow.com

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Media Partner

  • 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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  • Eco-Business is Asia Pacific’s leading publication on cleantech, smart cities, responsible business and sustainable development. Our platforms include the award-winning Eco-Business.com news website which attracts 1M visitors each year, and a weekly newsletter that’s emailed to 83,000 global subscribers. We offer a wide range of content and marketing services including sponsored feature series, advertising, EDMs, event coverage, custom content creation and e-newsletters, social media campaigns, video production, market research and whitepapers, and bespoke roundtable events.

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