Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development

BUILDING PROSPERITY WITH ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND NATURAL CAPITAL

25 - 26 NOVEMBER 2014, SINGAPORE

AGENDA

morning
0900 – 0905 Opening Address

0905 – 0920

Keynote address

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

0920 – 0935

Keynote address

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

0935 – 0950

Keynote address

Yvo de Boer, Director General, Global Green Growth Institute

0950 – 1050

Discussion Panel

Responsible business and creating social capital

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

Chair: Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

Ishan Palit, Chief Executive Officer, Product Services, TUV SUD

Maria Xenidou, Head, Adhesive Research Asia-Pacific & Global Head of Silicone & Sealants, Henkel

Jon Johnson, Chairman and Academic Director, The Sustainability Consortium

Jonathan Sanchez, Managing Director, Co-founder, STAND Private Limited

Shinta Kamdani, Vice Chair, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, KADIN

1050 – 1110

Leadership perspective

Beverley Postma, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia

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

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

1110 – 1140 Networking coffee break
1130 – 1140 Leadership perspective

1140 – 1240

Responsible Business Parallel Sessions

1. Developing a natural capital protocol

Chair: Pieter van der Gaag, Interim Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost

Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability, ICAEW

2. Food loss and waste

Chair: Constant Van Aerschot, Executive Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development

Aleksandra Barnes, Sustainability Senior Counselor, Vriens & Partners

Rob Daniel, Technical Advisor, PwC

Sally Trethewie, , Senior Consultant, Bell Pottinger

3. Integrated reporting

Chair: Chiew Chun Wee, Head of Policy, Asia Pacific, ACCA

Jenny Costelloe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skylark Advisory

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

Benjamin McCarron, Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement

4. Transformative solutions in energy efficiency

Chair: Juan Aguiriano, President, Asia Pacific, DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Kavita Gandhi, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

Praveen Tekchandani, Manager, Carbon Products, TUV SUD ASEAN

Kwek Chin Hin, Head of the Energy Conservation Unit, National Environment Agency

5. The future of sustainable transport in Asia

Chair: Tyrrell Duncan, Director of Transport Division, Asian Development Bank

Stephan Schablinkski, Chief Executive Officer, Green Freight Asia Network

Anshuman Tripathi, Senior Scientist, Energy Research Institute, NTU

6. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Chair: Tim Bishop, Regional Private Sector Specialist, Asia Pacific, CARE International

Georgie Passalaris, Skills and Employment Manager (Sustainable Development), Diageo

Cynthia Morel, Expert Adviser, Asian Business & Rule of Law Initiative, CEBCLA, SMU

afternoon

1240 – 1340

Lunch

Recommendations from Responsible Business Young Leaders Dialogue

1340 – 1355

Leadership perspective

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

1355 – 1410

Presentation and launch

World’s most sustainable stock indexes

Tony Heaps, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Knights Inc.

1410 – 1500

Discussion panel

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

1500 – 1530

Action 2020 South East Asia

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

1530 – 1540

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC Live video

1540 – 1550

Closing – 

Summary remarks and the way forward

Christopher Hails, Director, Network Relations, WWF International

1600

Networking coffee break

Business and NGO networking marketplace

morning

0900 – 0905

Welcome address

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

0905-0915

Opening address

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

0915-0925

Keynote address

Elaine Tan, Chief Executive Officer, WWF-Singapore

0925-0940

On the Horizon: Three Game-changers for Sustainable Business

Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future

0940-1030

Opening discussion panel

Disruptive innovation to drive equitable economic growth 

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

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

1030-1100 Networking coffee break

1100-1120

Keynote address

Mark Kramer, Managing Director, FSG

1120-1220

Discussion Panel

Creating shared value and growth

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

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

afternoon

1400-1410

Leadership perspective

Barry Rawlinson, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Plantation Capital

1410-1500

Valuing natural capital: A new model and opportunity for business

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

Chair: Pieter van der Gaag, Interim Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director & Representative for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability, ICAEW

1500-1800

Responsible Business Working Groups

Building prosperity with economic, social and natural capital

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

1. Building and urban infrastructure

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

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

Chia Ngiang Hong, 1st Vice President, Singapore Green Building Council

Ben Ferrari, Director Partnerships, The Climate Group

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, CDL

Tony Chan, Associate Director, Arup

2. Consumer goods

Chair: Jon Johnson, Chairman and Academic Director, The Sustainability Consortium

Goh Wee Hong, , Senior Vice President, Product Service, TUV SUD

Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future

Bahare Forotan, Manager, CR & Communications, Group Social Business, Novartis

3. Financial services

Chair: Steven Okun, Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, KKR

Toby Heaps, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Knights Capital

Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director & Representative fro Asia and the Pacific, UNEP

Jeanne Stampe, Asia Finance & Commodities Specialist, WWF International 

4. Food beverage and agriculture

Chair: Tod Gimbel, Managing Director, Landmark Asia

Christopher Samuel, Director-Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Asia Pacific

Elizabeth Clarke, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager, ZSL

Matt Kovac, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia

Campbell Hodgetts, Director Communications & Sustainability, SEA and Australasia, Unilever

Adrian Heng, Group Marketing Director, Asia Plantation Capital

5. Power, utilities and renewable energy

Chair: Edwin Khew, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan, Regional, VP, Renewable Energy, Industry Services, TUV SUD APAC

Nilesh Jadhav, Programme Director and Senior Scientist, Energy Research Institute, NTU

Yatin Premchand, Principal Consultant, DNV GL Energy

6. Shipping

Chair: Stephanie Draper, Chair, Board of Trustees, Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Signe Bruun Jensen, Head of Sustainability, Maersk Line

Simon Bennett, General Manager, Sustainable Development, Swire

morning
afternoon

1400 – 1800

Pre-forum seminars and workshops

Action 2020 in Southeast Asia (By invitation only)

1415 – 1700

Inclusive business and the extractives sector

Mark Ingram, Chief Executive Officer, Business for Millennium Development

Paul Voutier, General Manager Projects, Business for Millennium Development

David Faulmann, Director of Advocacy, Business for Millennium Development

1430 – 1630

Next-level sustainability in palm oil

Elizabeth Clarke, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager, ZSL

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

1500 – 1700

Plastics, packaging & recycling

Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost

Douglas Woodring, Founder Ocean Recovery Alliance

Amanda McCluskey, Senior Investment Manager, First State Stewart

1500 – 1730

Net positive workshop: the why, what and how

Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future

Ben Ferrari, Director Partnerships, The Climate Group

1800 – 1900

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

Walter Woon, David Marshall Professor of Law, National University of Singapore

Mahdev Mohan, , Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

Cynthia Morel, Expert Adviser, Asian Business & Rule of Law Initiative, CEBCLA, SMU

James Kallman, President Director, Moores Rowland Indonesia

1800 – 2000

 

Responsible Drinking: CSR and Careers

Networking reception co-hosted by 33Talent and Skylark Advisory

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