Gala Dinner Ticket to Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards which recognises outstanding CSR Programmes across Asia on the evening of Day 1 Summit
23 September 2020 | 9.45am – 6.00pm | VIRTUAL
6th INTERNATIONAL CSR & SUSTAINABILITY (ICS) SUMMIT 2020
Businesses should not underestimate the profound impact they could make as the main actors driving social and environmental efforts. This 6th annual CSR & Sustainability Summit will seek to call for businesses to commit to a Purpose that looked beyond Profits: the purpose of a corporation is not just to create financial return to shareholders but create benefits and fundamental commitment to all stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers, communities, as well as shareholders.
The push for corporations to solve global problems is getting greater, more companies have rejected the long-held view that ‘corporations exist principally to serve their shareholders’.
Averting economy apocalypse: The business’ role in overcoming the issues of inequality, rigged economic issues, and how to promote advancement and inclusivity for all
Overseeing responsible supply chains
Identify new opportunities and innovations, long term strategies, policies, that help your business deliver positive social and climate impacts.
Establishing coalitions across sectors, the more coalitions the greater the extent towards potential actions against climate change and sustainability issues.
Identify the targets leaders should set to drive actions to achieve the 2030 agenda, making climate change and sustainability considerations as board relevant, and transform risks into future opportunities.
Setting Science Based Targets to remove emissions
Discover some of the leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are driving a low carbon and sustainable future.
Utilizing data and technologies which make supply chains more transparent, to know if human rights are infringed upon.
Boosting partnerships between public-private sectors to mobilise resources for climate action and to aide poor countries, internal carbon pricing, working with partners to lower emissions across all value chains.
Embracing circular thinking across the value chain to achieve a clean and smart future
Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, IFC – International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)
Vivek Pathak is IFC’s Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, leading advisory and investment operations across 18 countries, which in 2019 reached US$3.8 billion in long-term investments, including funds mobilized from other investors. He has extensive emerging markets experience in principal investments, restructuring and risk management. Mr. Pathak was Director for Investment and Credit Risk, responsible for global coverage of credit risk, investment risk, integrity risk, pricing and credit/equity training. Prior to that he oversaw IFC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa and led business development in frontier markets like Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Before IFC, Mr. Pathak worked at Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank in new business and risk management.
President, Hoi Ping Ventures Hong Kong
Alexandra Boakes Tracy founded Hoi Ping Ventures to provide research and consulting on investment in low carbon energy and infrastructure in Asian emerging markets. Alexandra is a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, an Active Private Sector Observer to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and an Advisor to the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology’s Asian Family Business Research Centre. She was non-executive Chairman of the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia for six years, stepping down in 2015, and was instrumental in establishing the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change during this period.
Country Representative, UNICEF Cambodia
Foroogh Foyouzat has been in many capacities in UN (Chief of Child Protection, Chief of Field Services, Deputy Representative) in different programme contexts ranging from fragile states, to post-conflict and middle-income countries such as Afghanistan, the Philippines, Northern Macedonia, Somalia, and India. As the deputy representative in Somalia and Macedonia, she provided leadership and direction for planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring of programmes, including EU candidacy, social policy work, advocate and influence sectoral policy reforms. Prior to her current assignment to Cambodia as UNICEF Representative, she was the Deputy Representative in India, providing leadership across India with 13 state offices. She’s coordinated UNICEF’s work in different UN Results Groups to ensure synergies, complementarity and effective contribution for the achievement of UNSDF.
General Manager for Sustainable Development, Swire Pacific Offshore & China Navigation Company
Simon wears the hat of GM for Sustainable Development for both SPO – with 70 OSVs operating globally, and since late 2010 also for The China Navigation Company, the Swire group’s privately owned deep-sea company – with 40 liner / breakbulk ships trading in Pacific Ocean. He has ben with Swire Pacific Ocean for 36 years, in which SPO has been carbon neutral since 2011. Simon is on the Board of Trustees of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a member of the founding steering group of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) and has been on the SMU Maritime Business Operations Track Advisory Council for the past 4 years. Simon gives occasional guest lectures on Sustainability in Shipping at SMU, RMIT and SIT, and for the MPA at their MPA Academy, and is currently contributing to a book on ‘Securing Water, Energy and Food in the Pacific’ on behalf of the University of New South Wales in Sydney and UNESCO. He was a Director of the Singapore Environment Council for the four years up to the end of Jun 2020 and also sits on the British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Committees for their a) Sustainability and Responsibility, b) Transport and Logistics and c) Diversity and Inclusion business groups.
Regional Leader, KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, KPMG Taiwan
Dr Niven Huang is the Regional Leader of KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific and was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of ASrIA. Dr Huang is a pioneer in Taiwan for promoting CSR, sustainability reporting, SRI, corporate sustainability strategy and carbon management. He was previously Secretary General of the BCSD-Taiwan for 16 years. He sits on the judging panels of several public and private Awards of CSR, Excellence in Environment, and Sustainability in Taiwan and Asia.
Founder and CEO, Response Ability Inc., Executive Director, Japan Business Initiative for Diversity
Dr Naoki Adachi is the founder and CEO of Response Ability, Inc., and Executive Director of Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB). He has been working as a consultant on environmental management and CSR since 2002 after working as a researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and at FRIM (Forest Research Institute Malaysia). He has been involved in many projects for Japanese corporations and ministries to develop sustainability policies and implement them in their daily business.
Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning and Sustainability Development Group, Bangchak Corporation PCL
Since the start of Bangchak Corporation PCL, Mr. Kiatchai Maitriwong has had a long successful career in the company working in different strategic areas from Refining, Bio-based Products to Sustainability Development. He is one of the pioneers leading the Company with the belief “Sustainable business development in harmony with society and the environment”. Together with Bangchak, Mr. Kiatchai is currently focusing on UN-SDGs, integrating UN-SDGs into the corporation’s medium and long-term corporate strategies to support both national and international development goals, and to reflect the commitment to ameliorate the quality of life for all stakeholders including its employees, local communities, national development, as well as social and environmental stewardship.
Director of Center for Green Economy, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research
Dr. Lih-Chyi Wen at the same time is the Deputy Director of Green Trade Project Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan. Before assuming her present position, Dr. Wen, who joined Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research in 1996, was the Deputy Director of WTO Center and Research Fellow of International Division. As an expert in Environmental Economics, Dr. Wen was the 2008 Top 10 Rising Stars in Taiwan, awarded by the Central News Agency, in the area of Economics, Finance & Business Management. Her two great interests in life are teaching and research in environmental protection. She is also a professor at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Environmental Economics, Law and Economics and Public Economics are her areas of expertise, and she has devoted a tremendous amount of effort to promote environmental policies, green products and services, not only in Taiwan, but also worldwide.
Director Of Corporate Communications, Sustainability & Public Affairs, L’Oréal Taiwan
Shalom has been with L'Oréal Taiwan for more than 13 years. Possessing over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, sustainability and public affairs, Shalom has engineered many milestones to build L'Oréal Taiwan’s CSR and corporate image. In addition to coordinating with the international team in pursuit of the global 2020 sustainability goals via the “Sharing Beauty with All” program, she has established local initiatives to deliver shared value in Taiwan. Shalom drives sustainability achievements across 4 key pillars: sustainable innovation, sustainable production, sustainable development and sustainable living and she leads L'Oréal Taiwan’s “SBWA Committee”. Shalom has contributed in the creation of the “Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science Award” - the first and only award in Taiwan that honors female scientists - following the spirit of L'Oréal-UNESCO’s “For Women in Science” worldwide program.
CEO & President, Hoi Ping Ventures Hong Kong
Alexandra Boakes Tracy is President of Hoi Ping Ventures in Hong Kong, which she established to provide research and consulting on investment, climate and sustainability issues. Based in Asia for over twenty years, Alexandra wasfor much of that time an investment banker, with Morgan Stanley, Citibank and ABN Amro Bank, advising on construction, acquisition and financing of major energy and infrastructure projects. Alexandra was for several years Vice President - Strategy at First Eastern Investment Group. Since 2009, Alexandra has been non-executive Chairmanof the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia, Hong Kong. She is also Senior Advisor to the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change and an Active Private Sector Observer to the United Nations Green Climate Fund. Alexandra speaks and writes regularly on sustainable finance issues, including as a columnist in “Investments & Pensions Asia” magazine. She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and MA degrees from Yale University and Cambridge University.
Chairman, Taiwan Alliance For Sustainable Supply. Honorary Chairman, Supply Management Institute, Taiwan (SMIT)
Steve Lai has been in the industry of purchasing, supply management, marketing and sales for more than four decades. Steve graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. and holds the degree of Master of Business Administration. He is the Honorary Chairman of SMIT (Supply Management Institute, Taiwan), he was recognised for his contributions to this institute when he served as the Chairman from 2001 to 2006. He also served as the Executive Director for CPSS (Center for Purchasing and Supply Studies) - a research unit that was jointly established together with SMIT and being the nation’s leading business schools. He is also appointed as Board Member to IFPSM (International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management) by SMIT. His noted work includes proposed and organized a cross-industry alliance to promote the Value Network platform with the global semiconductor industry manufacturers and initiated and developed the Taiwan’s Purchasing and Supply Management certification programme as the C.P.P. - Certified Purchasing Professional.
Founder, CSRone Reporting. Co-Chair, European Chamber Of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT)
President of Veda International Corporation, a Taiwan-based professional PR consulting company servicing many Fortune 100 companies, Gennie also founded the CSRone Reporting Platform in 2013. The platform allows sustainability practitioners to understand more on corporate social responsibility through providing CSR news and specific reports and allows for businesses and their stakeholders to have more peer interactions. The platform has now become the most comprehensive Chinese website in the world and positioned as a CSR communication leader in Asia. As Gennie is deeply involved in the territory of CSR/sustainability in Taiwan and Asia, she is also the convener of the Center for Corporate Sustainability and is Co-Chair of the CSR Committee at the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan.
Head Of Marketing, DHL Express Taiwan
Joanna is a highly regarded marketing expert with over 15 years’ experience in hi-tech /mobile start-ups and multinational organizations including Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, eBay, Expedia and Survey Monkey in the United States. She specializes in online marketing, branding, customer retention, user engagement and media relations. Joanna decided to leave the hi-tech scene at Silicon Valley and returned to her hometown to do good for the community. She joined L plus H Fashion, an early-staged home-grown social enterprise in Hong Kong, as the Head of Marketing, Retail and Brand. Joanna successfully mobilised ground-breaking movement and brought manufacturing industry and craftsmanship back to Hong Kong and created 100+ job opportunities for fine craftsmen in Hong Kong (whom were jobless for over 20 years) while keeping the company financially sustainable. Since 2015, Joanna has been the Head of Marketing for DHL Express Taiwan.
Project Manager, Mt.stonegate Green Asset Management
As a Project Manager in Mt.Stonegate Green Asset Management. Rose is responsible for the end-to-end process planning of the project’s activities, from initial client consultation and cost estimation to business development and exit strategy. She has managed several significant renewable energy projects with Mt.Stonegate such as developing carbon projects under voluntary carbon standards and I-RECs Standard, constructing various renewable energy projects strategy from Solar, on-shore Wind, Hydro and Biomass energy, and trading EACs (Environmental Attribute Certificates) asset.
Chief Executive Officer, Group Synergy And Retail Planning Headquarters, Far Eastern Retail Group. Chairman Of The Board, Far Eastern Big City Shopping Mall
Philby Lee joined FEG in 1997, and ever since, she has played key executive roles in developing group synergy strategies and integrating group resources in B2C consumer sectors such as retail, banking, telecom, transportation, and hospitality. Philby has advocated priority in building warm and inclusive ties at many cultural levels between the mall and its surrounding community as well as in Taiwan at large.
Deputy Governor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)
Experienced Deputy Governor and the Executive Director of PEA, he supervised and ensured the proficient electrical services in six provinces. He is also responsible for directing PEA’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities and executing the organization’s blueprint for sustainability based on SDGs. PEA commits to undertake CSR into a bigger scope of Creating Shared Value (CSV) that will be beneficial towards the society in the many years to come.
President & Group Managing Director, BE International
Ir Lee Suet Sen obtained the Status of Professional Engineer in 1998. He ventures into the MLM industry and soon achieved Highest Status in a leading MLM company in Malaysia and subsequently became a Strategy Advisory Board Member. In 2012, he was appointed as a Councilor in PJ city council, State of Selangor in Malaysia where he laid policies for Town Planning and Urban Transportation, soon after he established BE International Sdn Bhd.
Former Quarter Master Of General Indian Army. Advisor To Enterprise Asia
Lt. General Sharma retired from the Indian Army in 2008, after four decades of an illustrious and brilliant career of selfless service to the nation. During his career he has seen active service in India and other countries and has held very critical and challenging appointments in higher echelons of defense management, including a diplomatic assignment in London as the Defense Attaché of India. He commanded the largest operational force in the world and led the logistics and administration of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army in his last assignment before retirement. A strong votary of sustainable and responsible development he has developed expertise in areas of environment, renewable energy and ecology. Gen Sharma now writes on national strategy and security issues and lectures business leaders on decision making, motivation and positivity. He is deeply committed and passionate about entrepreneurship and has helped and guided many start up companies to realize their potential.
Former Chairman, Tourism Malaysia Advisor, Enterprise Asia
Datuk Seri Dr Victor Wee was the Chairman of Tourism Malaysia, the government agency charged to promote Malaysia’s tourism industry. He was previously the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia, the Program Chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Advisor to the Ministry of Finance. He was also the Senior Director of Macroeconomics of the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, where he was instrumental in formulating Malaysia’s macroeconomic policy framework. As a member of the World Bank, he helped review the planning and implementation methodology of Saudi Arabia in 2003 and assisted in a UNDP mission on the formulation of Saudi Arabia’s long-term economic strategy in 2004. During the Asian Financial crisis, he served as the Deputy Head of the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) Secretariat, where he was involved in the drafting of the National Economic Recovery Plan, which was used as the blueprint for Malaysia’s efforts to bring about recovery from the crisis.
Chairman, Enterprise Asia
Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn served as the Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia from December 1999 to March 2008. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Minister of Education. He is also the Deputy Chairman of University Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Council, Chairman of Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad and Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA Malaysia).
Deputy Minister Of Foreign Affairs, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Deputy minister Hsu received his PhD and master’s in political science from Columbia University, USA. He begins his journey as an associate professor and research fellow with Chinese Culture University, and Research Center of the Institute of International Relations within National Chengchi University. For 14 years, he was working in the Institute of Political Science for Academia Sinica, which at the same time he was working for the Master Program of China Studies for National Tsing-Hua University. He then took on the role of President for Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and effective July 2018, he became the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan.
Mayor Of New Taipei City, New Taipei City Government, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Mayor Hou graduated from the Graduate School of Crime Prevention and Corrections, Central Police University and he began his law enforcement career ever since. He went on to become the commissioner of Taoyuan County Police Department, and consecutively the commissioner for Criminal Investigation Bureau, National Police Agency in the Ministry of the Interior which he subsequently became the Director-general. At the same time, he is the Principal for the Central Police University and is appointed as the Deputy Mayor for New Taipei City soon after. Effective 2018, he is appointed to the position of Mayor for New Taipei City.
8.00 AM – 4.30 PM
Keynotes & Panel Discussions
6.30 PM Onwards
Awards Presentation Ceremony
9.00 AM – 4.00 PM
Circular Economy Workshop
Gala Dinner Ticket to Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards which recognises outstanding CSR Programmes across Asia on the evening of Day 1 Summit
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