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  • Media
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Transformation, Growth and the Green Economy

25 – 26 November 2013, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development discussed and presented the roadmap for the transformational journey to the green economy. It offered practical ways to accelerate business solutions and policy frameworks for a more sustainable world that also delivers on business and economic growth. Leading global companies discussed deeper integration of sustainability and social responsibility in business strategies to deliver longer-term success. 

Click here to read the outcome statement & recommendations.

Transformation, Growth and the Green Economy

Monday, 25 November 2013

1215 – 1330 Registration and networking lunch
1330 – 1335 

Opening ceremony

Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, Taiko drumming group

1335 – 1345 

Welcome Address

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

1345 – 1400

Opening address

Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

1400 – 1500

Discussion panel

Transformation, growth and the green economy

Joshua Bishop, National Manager – Markets, Sustainability and Business Partnerships, WWF Australia

Heather Wright, Environment Program Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Lynelle Cameron, Senior Director for Sustainability, Autodesk & CEO, Autodesk Foundation

Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost

Kara Hurst, Chief Executive Officer, The Sustainability Consortium

Victor Tay, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Business Federation

1500 – 1600

Discussion panel

Changing the rules: Natural capital accounting and a new model for business

Chair: Dorothy Maxwell, Executive Director, TEEB for Business Coalition

Nanno Kleiterp, Chief Executive Office, FMO – Dutch Development Bank

Jonathan Sanchez, Vice President, Global Communications, Unilever

Michelle Lapinski, Senior Advisor, Valuing Nature, The Nature Conservancy

Frances Way, Chief Operating Officer, CDP

1600 – 1620 Networking coffee break
1620 – 1630

Keynote address

Usha Rao Monari, Director, Sustainable Business, International Finance Corporation

1630 – 1730

Discussion panel

Driving change: Business action and commitments

Chair: PJ Simmons, Chair, Corporate Eco Forum

Simon Badcock, Chief of Party, Conservation International

Ron Popper, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, ABB

Johann Clere, Global Environmental Strategy Officer, Veolia Water

Gyanendra Shukla, Chief Excecutive Officer, India, Monsanto

Philippe Joubert, Senior Advisor, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Michael Kobori, Vice President, Sustainability, Levi Strauss

Ienobu Kakegawa, Advisor, Environmental Sustainability, Business Solutions Group, Ricoh 

1730 – 1740

Presentation: The Design-led Revolution

Lynelle Cameron, Senior Director for Sustainability, Autodesk & CEO, Autodesk Foundation

1740 – 1755

Keynote Address

Paul Gilding, Environmentalist, Consultant, and Author

1755 – 1800 Day one closing summary remarks

 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

 

0900 – 0910

Opening address

Magnus Bocker, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange

0910 – 0920

Keynote Address

Stephanie Draper, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future

0920 – 0930

Keynote Address

Warren Fernandez, Editor, The Straits Times

0930 – 1030

Discussion panel

Natural Capital & Integrated Reporting

Chair: Jessica Fries, Executive Director, HRH The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project

Steven Lang, Partner, Ernst & Young

John Purcell, Policy Advisor Corporate Regulation, CPA Australia

Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability, Institute of Chartered Accountants

Sandra Rapacioli, Head of Sustainability, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

1030 – 1245

Sector working groups

These high-level working groups will bring together business leaders, NGOs and policy-makers from around Southeast Asia to agree on commitments and policy recommendations to increase sustainability across six sectors – agriculture & forestry, palm oil, consumer goods, financial services, building & urban infrastructure and energy. The recommendations from these working groups will be presented to decision-makers and policy-makers at a series of regional meetings in 2014.

Preparation for the working groups will begin with a series of webinars, one around each of the six sectors. Commitments and recommendations from businesses will then be drafted and later discussed, developed and decided on by delegates at the Forum in November. The working group Chair will moderate a panel discussion on the recommendations, followed by facilitated roundtable discussions with the participants. Each roundtable will share the conclusions of their discussions with the room.

 

1. Palm Oil

Ken Richards, Professor on Sustainability, National University of Singapore

Stefano Savi, Communications Manager, RSPO

Sebastian Sharp, Head of Investor Relations, BW Plantations

Jeremy Goon, Group Head, Sustainability, Wilmar

Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Environment & Water Resources, Singapore

Elizabeth Clarke, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager, The Zoological Society of London 

 

2. Agriculture and forestry

Chair: Peter Holmgren, Director-General, Centre for International Forestry Research

Alistair Monument, Asia Pacific Regional Director, Forest Stewardship Council

Bruce Blakeman, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill

Gabriela Burian, Director, Sustainable Agriculture Ecosystems, Monsanto

Toh Wee Khiang, Director, Environment Technology Office, National Environment Agency, Singapore

Cerasela Stancu, Capability Leader, Sustainable Business, Landcare Research

Leon van Mullekom, Business Director for Southeast Asia, BASF 

 

3. Consumer Goods

Chair: Kara Hurst, CEO, The Sustainability Consortium

Peter Stokes, Global Account Executive – Food & Beverage, Veolia Water

Jeremy Prepscius, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Business for Social Responsibility

Michael Kobori, Vice President, Sustainability, Levi Strauss

Ienobu Kakegawa, Advisor, Environmental Sustainability, Business Solutions Group, Ricoh 

 

4. Building & urban infrastructure

Chair: Jessica Cheam, Founder & Editor, Eco-Business.com

Esther An, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, City Developments Limited

Thomas Tang, Regional Director, Corporate Sustainability, AECOM

Tan Tian Chong, Group Director for Technology Development, Building & Construction Authority, Singapore 

Limin Hee, Acting Director, Centre for Liveable Cities

Sujit Ghosh, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Holcim Singapore

 

5. Financial services

Chair: Jeanne Stampe, Asia Finance and Commodities Specialist, WWF International

Johann Clere, Global Environmental Strategy Officer, Veolia Water

Ben Ridley, Head of Sustainability Affairs Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse

Nishit Majmudar, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Singapore

Peter Hepenstall, Vice President, Risk Safety & Environment, APAC Barclays Capital

K Sadashiv, Partner (Asean) Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP

 

6. Energy

Chair: Ynse De Boer, Managing Director, Strategy & Sustainability SE Asia, Accenture

Johan de Villiers, Regional Manager – Power Systems, South Asia, ABB

Eugene Toh,  Director, Policy Department, Energy and Planning Development Division,Energy Market Authority

Chee Keong Lai, Divisional Sustainability Manager, DNV Business Assurance

Jake Layes, Head of Sustainability & Clean Tech Asia Pacific, Autodesk

Ingo Puhl, Managing Partner, South Pole Carbon

1130 – 1300

Responsible Business Young Leaders Dialogue

In association with The Straits Times, Eco-Business, Eco Singapore and City Developments Ltd

(Closed session by invitation only)

1245 – 1400

Lunch

Presentation: Collaborative approaches to sustainable landscapes

Speakers: Peter Holmgren, Director-General, Centre for International Forestry Research

Jessica Fries, Executive Director, HRH The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project

1400 – 1500

Report on outcomes from working groups

Announcement on commitments from companies

Dorothy Maxwell, Executive Director, TEEB for Business Coalition

Working group Chairs
1. Palm oil
2. Agriculture and forestry
3. Consumer goods
4. Building & urban infrastructure
5. Financial services
6. Energy
1500 – 1520 Message from Responsible Business Young Leaders Dialogue
1520 – 1550 Networking Coffee Break
1550 – 1640

Discussion Panel

Integrating natural capital into finance & investment

Chair: Ivo Mulder, Programme Officer, UNEP FI and initiator of the Natural Capital Declaration 

Rosemary Bisset, Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk, National Australia Bank

Adeline Diab, Head of Responsible Investment Integration, Aviva Investors

Ben Ridley, Regional Head, Sustainability Affairs, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse

Johann Clere, Global Environmental Strategy Officer, Veolia Water

Johannes Ebeling, Vice President, BioCarbon

1640 – 1710

Presentation - via live video link

From Vision 2050 to Action 2020

Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

1710 – 1720

Closing remarks

Summary and the way forward

Dorothy Maxwell, Executive Director, TEEB for Business Coalition

1720 End

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