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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.
Founder, OxEarth; CEO of Destination EMEA Independent Consultant
Ali is the founder of OxEarth a sustainability and communication advisory and the CEO of Destination EMEA, the sustainable travel consultancy and a sister company of OxEarth. He leads a team of environmental and sustainability consultants helping and empowering businesses to implement net-zero carbon targets and sustainable business transformation strategies by connecting science theories to business practices. Ali is serving as an independent consultant to UNGC, IAD, WRI, their member states and local governments and NGOs
His work in strategic change and sustainable transformation was recognised by Oxford University, Texas State University, and the Red Sea governate, Egypt. He is working as an independent consultant in Greening Red Sea`s project and hotels' zero food waste initiative. He is also a visiting lecturer in various universities in the Middle East and Europe.
In previous works, Ali was the co-founder of the awarded business, Vinys Hospitality LLP and Travellers Group, both acquired by large corporations.
Ali is a lifelong learner, gained a master’s degree in environmental management, MBA in Sustainability various courses in sustainability, and Oxford University executive programme on Leading Corporate Sustainability. He also works on designing sustainability-related courses for SDGAcademy-UN and secondary schools globally.
Ali has been committed to sustainability transformation since 2008. He is an applicant for ESG for Hospitality Award and Environmental Champion by ESG World 2022 and Responsible Travel Award by World Travel Market 2022
Chief Sustainability Officer
Anirban Ghosh is currently the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Mahindra Group. His role involves leading the strategy and implementation of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group’s sustainability drive.
During his work Anirban has developed an award winning sustainability framework, enabled being the first in the world to commit to doubling energy efficiency, the first in the country to join the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Consortium, commit to a carbon price and also commit to Science Based Targets. He has helped harness more water than is consumed in the Mahindra Group and is currently striving to make Mahindra a zero waste to landfill organization.
Anirban has enabled Mahindra World City to become a food waste free city, a model that is being replicated in other parts of India. He has, in partnership with the World Bank, helped create the Sustainable Housing Leadership Coalition to enable the spread of green buildings in India.
Anirban has spread sustainability in communities by leading the implementation of a national award-winning watershed development project that tripled per capita income for 20,000 Indians. He has helped create an EHS+ centre, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities, to spread sustainability in the supply chain.
Anirban writes a syndicated column for CNBC India and has written opinion pieces for publications like Financial Times, Huffington Post, Green Biz and Eco-business. He has been an invited speaker at UNFCCC conferences, the Global Climate Action Summit, The Climate Week, GRI Global Conference among others and has been recognized as a Distinguished Sustainability Officer.
Director of Business Strategy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Ben advises leading businesses on how to align their purpose and strategy with the transition to a sustainable economy. He specialises in developing best-practice for how to develop and integrate a sustainable purpose into an organisation.
He authored the recent 'Leading with a sustainable purpose’ report that captures the practical insights from four leading businesses. As well as shaping CISL's research into what a sustainable, purpose-driven business looks like, he collaborates with several international initiatives that share the same goal.
Head of the ASEAN Regional Hub
Dr Allinnettes Go Adigue is the Head of the ASEAN Regional Hub of the Global Reporting Initiative. As Head of GRI’s ASEAN Hub, Ally is tasked to promote the practice of sustainability reporting across the region by working with relevant stakeholders in creating a conducive policy environment for sustainable business practices, foster the business case of sustainability reporting and build the capacity of organizations in sustainability reporting.
A lifelong learner and a global citizen, Ally has lived in 3 continents in the past 15 years. Prior to GRI, Ally has previously worked for the academe, and both the public and private sectors. While working on her PhD, she worked as a graduate research assistant in the field of Climate Change Policy and Economics. She also worked in a retail electricity company in Singapore and for the Office of the President of the Philippines. Ally earned her PhD on Public Policy from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in 2017. She has two Masters degrees: one in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands; and another in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. She also has Bachelor’s degrees in Law and Political Science.
Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon has work with UNEP for more than 17 years, including 11 years at UNEP-IETC for water and sanitation, and waste management; and 5 years at UNEP-ROAP. He was also working as Director for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in Pakistan for 4 years. At ROAP, He served as the Sub-programme Coordinator for Resource Efficiency. He led UNEP’s COVID-19 Response on Medical and Humanitarian Phase focusing on COVID-19 waste management, Mushtaq served as Project Manager for the Regional Policy Advocacy Component of the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme to promote sustainable consumption and production and uptake of SDG 12 in Asia. He also implemented GO4SDGs in the region and led the Low-Carbon Lifestyle Challenge Startups.
He has a Doctorate in Environmental and Resource Economics from Hiroshima University in Japan, a Master’s from the University of Bradford in the UK, a postgraduate diploma in Transport and Undergrad in Civil Engineering from Pakistan, and schooling at Cadet College Petaro in Pakistan. He has also published various papers in international journals and has delivered various training programmes.
Executive Director, Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, CEO & Founder
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.
ASPAC ESG Leader
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.
Director, Investment Environmental, Social & Governance, Group Investment
Duncan Lee, is Director of Investment Environmental, Social & Governance for AIA’s Group Investment function, responsible for driving the ESG integration within Group Investment, as well as continuously improving the AIA Investment ESG operating model, to consistently and significantly impacting the long-term financial results of AIA and its customers by driving sustainable behaviour with world-class investment solutions expertise, industry leadership and best practices in processes, controls and systems. This aims to provide both support and leadership with respect to the commitment of AIA towards enabling Healthier, Longer, Better Lives across the Asia-Pacific region. Most recently, he led AIA’s efforts to manage down investment exposure to coal mining and coal-fired generation. Prior to taking on his current responsibilities, Duncan was responsible for the provision of investment legal advisory, transaction, and documentation support to the Group Investment team.
Prior to joining AIA, Duncan spent almost two decades working in a variety of legal roles, both in private practice and as an in-house lawyer, as well as on the Global Distribution side at Barclays, covering derivatives, structured products, capital markets and prime brokerage.
Duncan has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.
Partner, PwC Asia Pacific ESG Leader
As the Asia Pacific ESG leader and for China, Ivy has over 20 years of experience across both strategy consulting (formerly McKinsey and PwC Advisory) and multinational firms. Her focus is on sustainability, entrepreneurship, customer-centricity and digital strategy development and urbanization and has worked with private, public and government organizations across Europe and Asia Pacific.
Ivy holds an MBA from Cambridge University and her experience spans from automotive, chemical and agrichemical, retail and consumer, energy, agriculture, industrial machinery, and healthcare sectors. She helps clients build robust strategies and operational capabilities to deliver sustainable and green growth, through development of vocational education, entrepreneurship, customer-centric and digital strategies, and including holistic efficiency and transformation programs.
Prior to sustainability consulting, Kevin has worked in maritime research, contributing to several publications by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence. His areas of focus have been in greenhouse gas emissions inventory creation and life cycle assessment. Kevin holds modelling experience to identify opportunities for GHG emissions reduction in container terminals in the Port of Singapore. His experience with performing LCAs on potential alternative maritime fuels is adaptable to many industries and sectors interested in lowering their carbon footprint.
Kevin’s current role as Paia Consulting’s consultant and carbon specialist stems from his desire to learn more about sustainability further than GHG calculations. He believes that a greater impact is made when peers and leaders attract public interest through compelling media paired with honest and accurate data. Kevin is working to make sustainable practices not just exercises required by governments to reach arbitrary goals, but also to shift how businesses are run and what companies we choose to support.
Kevin completed his master’s degree in environmental engineering where he researched waste management in East Asia. Before this, he worked with several international organisations providing consulting in community development for parts of Africa and South Asia. These were unique opportunities that allowed Kevin to work closely with NGO stakeholders and communities on location to assess development efforts (such as sanitation, financial literacy, family planning, vocational advocacy) and their effectiveness towards their organisational mission.
Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
Ms. Lim oversees the implementation of strategy, investment, and advisory business in East Asia and the Pacific. IFC, the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, has a US$10 billion portfolio in region.
With a career spanning more than 25 years of investing in emerging markets across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, Ms. Lim has developed a strong track record as a global investment professional and leader in development finance. She has been responsible for originating and subsequently managing multi-billion regional equity and debt investment portfolios across the consumer services, infrastructure, and financial sectors.
She has successfully led and motivated multicultural and multidisciplinary teams to execute on IFC’s strategy and business globally. Ms. Lim has also served on the boards and advisory committees of private companies in various emerging markets.
Her global career in development finance has taken her to more than 30 countries including frontier markets such as Belarus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Rwanda, and many others. Ms. Lim is passionate about climate change, inclusive growth, and innovation.
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.
Regional Lead - Capital Markets APAC
Monica Bae leads CDP’s regional engagement efforts with financial institutions across Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, where she works with asset owners, asset managers, banks and insurers in driving the financial sector’s transition to a net-zero, forest-positive economy through engagement initiatives, portfolio analysis and product development.
Prior to joining CDP, she has over 16 years of experience in financial services and economic research, where she has experience in managing private debt funds for Asian institutional investors and structuring investment products. She currently represents CDP in GFANZ’s Mobilizing capital to Emerging Markets &Developing Economies Working Group.
Head of ASEAN, Japan, Australia ESG Solutions
Olivier Trecco serves as Head of ASEAN, Japan, Australia ESG Solutions at S&P Global Sustainable1. He leads the Sustainable1 ESG Solutions team in the region, where he focuses on the strategic development of S&P Global ESG Solutions, anchored in client-centric technical expertise and deeper strategic relationships. Olivier also works on delivering regionally relevant thought leadership materials, and represents S&P Global Sustainable1 at conferences, webinars and other client events.
Prior to joining S&P Global Sustainable1, Olivier worked over 11 years in the financial industry. His most recent position was Co-Head of the ESG Solutions Team at Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, where he focussed in particular on the development of climate analytical & data capacities. Previously, Olivier worked both for Natixis CIB and Natixis Investment Managers in Solutions advisory roles, based in London and Paris, mainly dedicated to institutional clients. Prior to this, Olivier started his career by working on the funding of water and environmental projects in West and East Africa.
He graduated with a Master from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris) and an MSc in Economics from the Paris School of Economics (PSE).
Alexandra Tracy is President of Hoi Ping Ventures in Hong Kong, which she founded to provide research and consulting on green finance and sustainable investment in Asian emerging markets. She is currently a Private Sector Observer to the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, having for several years served as Active Private Sector Observer to the United Nations Green Climate Fund. She is also a director of RIMM Sustainability Pte Ltd in Singapore and of BlueOnion Group in Hong Kong. Alexandra is Chairman of the Financial Services Research Group, an independent think tank in Hong Kong focusing on green finance and asset management. She sits on a number of advisory boards in Hong Kong, including Carbonless Asia, Friends of the Earth Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation, etc.
Head of Department of Corporate Affairs
CHEM Srey Oeun has over 10 years of extensive cross-disciplinary and cross-culture working experience, including NGOs, Education, Research, Think-tank, and her last employment prior to joining Smart Axiata was one of the leading fintech companies in Cambodia, TrueMoney Cambodia. Srey Oeun graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Social Development at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2010, she signed up to be a representative and became a Tiger Ambassador of WWF. She was a nominee for the Women’s Leadership Academy Program for Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and became the country leader of its alumni in 2018. Additionally, she is also an author of the report “Cambodian Millennial Trends” published by Kantar TNS Cambodia. Srey Oeun is extremely passionate about people’s development and environmental issues; she has a passion to help the communities where she lives in.
Head of ESG
Dr. Niven Huang currently is the Head of ESG at KPMG Asia Pacific and the Managing Director of KPMG Sustainability Consulting in Taiwan. Before joining KPMG in 2013, he was the Secretary General of the BCSD-Taiwan for 16 years and a pioneer in Asia Pacific for promoting CSR/ ESG, sustainability reporting, sustainable investment, and carbon management. From 2012 to 2015, he was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA). Dr. Huang sits on the jury panels of some public and private Awards of CSR, Excellence in Environment, and Sustainability in Taiwan and Asia. He is also an associate professor of leading MBA and Executive MBA programs in Taiwan.
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Jean-Gaetan Guillemaud is a Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability professional with a focus on the improvement of healthcare standards across Asia. Jean-Gaetan has 15 years of experience working across Asia in various commercial and functional roles. He joined Zuellig Pharma in 2014 as the Country Manager of Cambodia, and now leads the environmental, social and public policy efforts of the organization. By 2022, Zuellig Pharma was ranked by EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted sustainability rating, and the #1 organization worldwide in its industry, amongst 2,800 logistics leaders. By 2023, it was the first organization worldwide in its industry to make it to CDP’s Supplier Engagement A-list. Beyond these initiatives, Jean-Gaetan focuses his efforts on external engagements to help drive higher sustainability standards within the healthcare and logistics sectors. Jean-Gaetan is a member of the EU ABC Supervisory Board, Advisor to the US NGO PSI in Cambodia and Non-Executive Director of the Angkor Hospital for Children.
Kounila Keo is a co-founder of a communications agency that specializes in integrated marketing strategies, public relations, digital campaigns, and market research. With a background in journalism, she has reported for AFP and other international publications for six years. Kounila has collaborated with international and local companies, government agencies, and non-government organizations to develop long-term integrated communications strategies across multiple countries, including Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. She was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017 in the media, advertising, and marketing category. In addition to her professional achievements, she has also delivered lectures at several universities, including MMC (Myanmar), LKYSPP/NUS (Singapore), NUM International College (Cambodia), and the Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (Cambodia).
Kristen Scharf graduated with her Master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of Sussex, U.K. She has extensive work experience in the not-for-profit and social justice sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. She is passionate about bringing positive, long-term change to global communities with an understanding of the importance of providing initiatives that deliver benefits in a practical and sustainable manner. Kristen is currently the Cambodia Country Director for the international anti-human trafficking organization, A21, on a mandate to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and child exploitation. She is also on the board for OHMG Hospitality, as a corporate social responsibility representative, supporting businesses to integrate sustainability into their operations.
Chief Executive Officer
OEUR Sothearoath is a seasoned Business Analytics leader with more than 17 years of experience in the financial sector and research and development. He is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Bureau (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. (CBC). Prior to assuming this role in 2017, he led the Business Development team at CBC for four years. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as the Chief of the Research and Product Development unit at one of the leading Microfinance Institutions in Cambodia. During this term, he played an instrumental role in creating a dedicated Research and Development team and expanding the market base by establishing more than 50 new branches across the country. In the past, Sothearoath also held significant achievements during his tenure with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CARE International in Cambodia.
Senior Responsible Business Hub Coordinator
Sara Monti is a Senior Responsible Business Hub Coordinator at EuroCham with specific expertise in sustainability due diligence for global supply chains and an adjunct professor of Business & Human Rights at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh. Sara is an Italian-qualified lawyer with 10+ years of experience in M&A, International Commercial Law and Corporate Law at prestigious law firms in Milan, Beijing, and Shanghai. She attained a Master’s Certificate from the Harvard Business School on Sustainable Business Strategy and a Certificate of Completion on Labour & Human Rights at the Council of Europe. She achieved a strong understanding of sustainability and responsible business practices by acting as an ESG consultant in South-East Asia with specific expertise on sustainability and HREDD standards. Based in Cambodia since 2020, she assisted the Textile Apparel Footwear and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC) in the procedure in front of the EU General Court about the Everything-But-Arms (EBA) withdrawal.
Chief Executive Officer
Tomas Pokorny has been handling multiple roles, including CEO and co-founder of Pi Pay Plc., Board Director, Secretary-General & Community & Membership Committees Chair of CAFT, and Founder of D.Q.D Consulting Co., Ltd. as well as Mentor for 500 Global and Independent Board Director & Chairman of Audit Committee for FWD Insurance, Board Director of IG Group International Pte. Ltd., Jalat Logistics Co., Ltd., and others. During his 8+ years of leadership at Cambodia’s fintech mover & shaker, Pi Pay has grown to now become Cambodia’s pioneering FinTech Company in its own niche. Tomas’s core areas of expertise are fintech and tech ventures and their impact on legacy industries, innovation of business development, strategic planning & growth tactics, and M&As & investments for early-stage opportunities. Currently, Tomas pursues interests and efforts mainly aligned with the support of multiple early-stage startups and startup ecosystem development opportunities, including his own latest blockchain venture,
Brixie, which has raised its first USD500k in a pre-seed, ideation round.
Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Hon Yan Ting, Cecilia is a registered social worker from Hong Kong, China, with a Master’s degree in Social Service Management from The University of Hong Kong. She currently serves as the Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Prince Foundation in Cambodia. She works with diverse stakeholders, developing CSR strategies to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To nurture future leaders in sustainability, Cecilia also lectures at the Royal University of Law and Economics and The Institute of Technology of Cambodia on CSR and sustainable development. Prior to her role in the CSR field, she has 10+ years of experience in the non-profit sector, focusing on social service management and pioneering innovative, evidence-based, and people-focused projects for individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Puthearath CHAN is President of the Advanced Sustainability Institute (ASI). He has 12+ years of professional experience as a national coordinator, senior technician, and consultant for various sustainability projects with governmental and non-governmental organizations, including UN agencies such as UNCDF, UNEP, UNDP, etc. He has worked as a senior technician for more than 10 years at the Division of Green Economy & Investment, currently the Department of Green Economy, National Council for Sustainable Development, and Ministry of Environment. Dr. CHAN has been an advisory board member and professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Paragon International University since 2020. He was the 22nd laureate at Chey Institute for Advanced Studies and a visiting professor in international Master’s programs (dual degrees) at French Cooperation Department, RULE, and Lumière Lyon 2 University, France.
Sustainable Development Counselor
Dr. Alexander Khanykov graduated from Moscow Medical Institute in 1974, majoring in Sanitary/ Ecology, and he later graduated in Microbiology in 1977. Dr. Khanykov defended his doctoral thesis in 1979, specializing in microbiology/ toxicology. In 1987, he graduated from the Academy of Economics, and he defended his doctoral dissertation in 1991. From 1985 to 1991, he served as the Head of the Innovation Department of the Ministry of Medical and Microbiological Industry. He has also been the President of the Association of Enterprises of the Medical Industry since 1991. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Khanykov was the Director of the Scandinavian Department of Russian Prombank (Stockholm). From 2005 to 2008, he fulfilled his duties as the Director General of the National Organization for the Support of the Carbon Absorption Projects at the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation. From 2008 to 2017, he served as the General Director of the Ruscarbon Group of Companies as part of the Carbon Agency LLC in partnership with Gazprom OJSC, Alfa Carbon LLC in partnership with Alfabank OJSC, and Carbon Energy LLC in partnership with MGIMO RF.
Chief Executive Officer
Akitaka Miyamoto joined TAU Corporation in 1998. He is experienced in the field of both purchase and sales of damaged cars and has been promoted to the Osaka Branch Manager, Sales Department Manager, and Senior Managing Director, and has eventually become Chief Executive Officer of TAU Corporation in December 2009. In July 2014, he proposed the concept of “Car Triage” which has gained broad support from local governments and automobile-related organizations both in Japan and overseas due to its concept that leads to environmental conservation, information transparency, and economic revitalization. In 2022, along with like-minded auto-related companies, he established the Ethos Cooperative and became its Chairman. Consolidating the knowledge and know-how of each company, Ethos Cooperative provides support for areas affected by natural disasters and appropriate disposal of damaged cars.
Chief Executive Officer
Eugene Kraamwinkel qualified himself as a forester and later as a community and agroforestry specialist to ensure sustainable forestry practices and sustainable development of community forestry and agricultural programs as part of his post-graduate thesis. Most of his recent work and research in Cambodia was to enhance forestry practices in such a way that it can still benefit communities in agricultural production. He is an accomplished and results-driven CEO with extensive experience developing and deploying advanced systems, policies, procedures, and measures in compliance with applicable regulations to meet sustainability and CSR objectives. He was one of the driving forces in the sustained certification of Grandis Timber FSC certification and is currently assisting other companies to achieve the same levels of certification towards sustainability.