6th INTERNATIONAL CSR & SUSTAINABILITY (ICS) SUMMIT 2020

23 September 2020  | 9.45am – 4.00pm (GMT+8) | VIRTUAL

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6th INTERNATIONAL CSR & SUSTAINABILITY (ICS) SUMMIT 2020

23 September 2020
9.45am – 4.00pm (GMT+8)
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PURPOSE BEFORE PROFITS:
AN EQUILIBRIUM WORLD

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’.

The narrow focus on just profit-making businesses began from the era of neoliberalism have given rise to a number of concerns over the decades from poverty, impact on climate to serious global inequality; in summary, maximisation of profits for just shareholders will no longer be sufficient for corporations of the future to meet the demands of society and workforce, and such neoliberal focus will have its effect on narrowing strategic focus and responsibilities of business.


To achieve a cohesive and sustainable world, new choices have to be made. Addressing the biggest issue of our time, leveraging on the powers of all sectors only will we be able to achieve a sustainable world. As purposeful businesses are now gaining more mainstream interest and support, CEOs of the future will want their corporations to be forces of good.
Picking up from last year’s theme “Take A Stand: Delivering on the Global Goals”, here we aim to define “Purpose before Profits” calling for corporations to commit to delivering long term value to their stakeholders, and produce solutions to global problems to achieve a sustainable future. Join us at this summit to discuss how to deliver the required change.

HIGHLIGHTS

Navigating towards a Circular Future
Debating on Stakeholder Capitalism: What are the difficult decisions for CEOs moving forward?

Averting economy apocalypse: The business’ role in overcoming the issues of inequality, rigged economic issues, and how to promote advancement and inclusivity for all

Mobilising financial sectors: Assessing risks, key transformation pathways and financing before the planet reaches a tipping point

Overseeing responsible supply chains

Shaping the next decade with Global Goals delivery to ensure inclusivity for all
Creating A Decade of Climate Resilience: Addressing the urgent challenges harming our ecology and economy

Innovate and Lead

Discover some of the leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are driving a low carbon and sustainable future.

Transparency and Integrity

Utilizing data and technologies which make supply chains more transparent, to know if human rights are infringed upon.

Financing the Goals

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.

Circular Approach

Embracing circular thinking across the value chain to achieve a clean and smart future

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Speakers

Petrus Ng

Chairman and Managing Director of BASF (Thai) Ltd.

Vivek Pathak

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, IFC – International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

Rui Figueiredo

Director & United Nations Team APAC Lead, Deloitte

Constant Van Aerschot

Director, Asia Pacific, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Janet Salem

Economic Affairs Officer. Sustainable Urban Development Section - Environment and Development Division UNESCAP

Alexandra Tracy

President, Hoi Ping Ventures Hong Kong

Dr. Naoki Adachi

Executive Director, Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, CEO & Founder for Response Ability, Inc.

Lt. General Sudhir Sharma

Former Quarter Master Of General Indian Army. Advisor To Enterprise Asia

Captain Simon Bennett

General Manager for Sustainable Development, Swire Pacific Offshore & China Navigation Company

Foroogh Foyouzat

Country Representative, UNICEF Cambodia

Solinn Lim

Country Director, Oxfam Cambodia

Dr. Niven Huang

Regional Leader, KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, KPMG Taiwan

Tracy Nilsson

Senior Director, Global Environment (Supply Chain), Social & Environmental Affairs, Adidas Group

Shinji Onoda

Sustainability Governance Center, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Julie Rezler

Director, Singapore, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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