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Summit 2021

Gain Access To Powerful Insights On The Latest Sustainability Progress And What Opportunities Lie Ahead From Industrial And Sector Leaders To Transform, Protect Our People, Planet And Business.
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Why This.

It is no exaggeration to suggest that 2021 will be a defining year for sustainability actions.

We saw various events surfaced the past year as a result from the pandemic, prevailing and entrenched inequality arising in societies, accounts of extreme weather events playing out, the impacts of these events ultimately snowballed into extreme poverty, accelerated social inequality, and even affecting education.
With these, new definitive actions and efforts are needed, and fast.

With so many upheavals that upended society, the race to climate resilience and the fight against existing inequalities has never been more intense, hesitant attempts or weak strategies are undermining the progress in sustainability goals.

The summit urges mobilisation of business leaders to rebuild a world that is sustainable and resilient, join trailblazing leaders as they deliver powerful insights on rebuilding a clean, just, and sustainable future, for both people and the planet!

Join Us And Act Now.

The Expectations from Stakeholders And Citizens Are Putting Businesses On A Pedestal To Respond Urgently.
ICS Summit 2021 will provide you with actionable insights and future solution you can use today!
Re-Strategising Governance

Re-Strategising Governance

Re-strategising governance to prioritise stakeholders for balance of profits and purpose

Actionable Insights

Actionable Insights

Actionable insights to support your net-zero plan to win the Race To Zero

DE&I Into Business Practices

DE&I Into Business Practices

Tying DE&I into business practices and sustainability focus to spark higher performance teams

Insights To Inclusive Leadership

Insights To Inclusive Leadership

Insights to inclusive leadership to dismantle inequalities in workplace to serve all stakeholder groups

Purpose-Driven & Innovative Partnerships

Purpose-Driven & Innovative Partnerships

Approaches to fuel purpose-driven and innovative partnerships to foster emission reductions

Data & Technologies

Data & Technologies

How the role of data and technologies are serving businesses in realising a sustainable future

What Will You Learn.

The summits aim to strengthen ties, share experiences and best practices,
as well as brainstorm and explore solutions for key global sustainability challenges.
9.45 AM

Welcome Address

10.00 – 10.30 AM Sustainable Innovation Keynote

Powering Sustainable Businesses Through Technology Innovation

Technology is playing a pivotal role in advancing a sustainable future. Here, we will explore how can data and technology serve businesses in realising their sustainability goals, including:
  • How intelligent enterprises are managing the “green line” to tackle climate action and reduce their carbon footprint.
  • How innovative technologies are helping businesses to reduce emissions and enter a circular economy.
  • How technologies can enable diversity across business practices.
  • The importance of partnerships – why we must partner up to win this race to zero.
Paul Marriott
President, SAP Asia Pacific and Japan
10.30 – 11.00 AM UNSDG Keynote

Rising To the 2030 Challenge: Business, Investment And The UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Great Depression in the early 1930s was the jumping off point for global accounting standards. The Covid-19 pandemic will be the jumping off point for global impact standards. Impact is mobilising people around the world with calls to build back better. We are living in the next bellwether moment where impact will count. From financial services and investment to oil and gas, to the fashion industry, companies and investment are under the spotlight on sustainability. The vision for a world: Unifying people around the world to get behind impact investment and new solutions.
  • Developing standards for SDG Impact and turning insights into concrete actions
  • The pivotal role of business and investment in achievement the SDGs by 2030
  • Taking up the SDGs challenge and embedding impact management – leaders and companies can take now to stay ahead of the game
  • The perfect storm of rapidly shifting expectations: Combination of the pandemic, economic conditions, and climate risks
Rosemary Addis
Executive Director, Impact Strategist
Senior Advisor to SDG Impact, UNDP
Ambassador, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
11.00 – 11.30 AM Climate Strategy
Keynote

Time is Running Out:
How Companies Can Run the Race To Zero

To compete and win in this net-zero economy, business leaders must have a net-zero plan to be in the race. Since the launch of “Race to Zero” by UN, companies and investors are expected to set higher standards to their net-zero efforts to accelerate towards a clean and low carbon future.
  • Circularity Journey: Rethinking Circular strategies
  • Sustainable solutions to embark on a journey towards a clean and low-carbon future
  • Aligning business models to be compatible with net-zero economy
  • Raising ambitions on SDGs to advance sustainability ambitions
Dr. Niven Huang
Regional Leader for KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, KPMG Taiwan
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM ESG Fireside Chat​

Powering-Up Your ESG: From Strategy to Action

How has the pandemic affected the current state of ESG? Investors are increasingly considering ESG now a determining factor for a company’s success. How do we fully integrate ESG factors into decision making with a spotlight on the ‘S’ in ESG?
  • Structuring inclusive capitalism to forge stronger, more equitable, and more sustainable foundation
  • How do we put more value in the ‘S’ to advance equity?
  • Reconising and demolishing any grey areas that are affecting your ESG performance
  • Setting up your own ESG playbook: More ambitious targets for greater impact
  • The growth of sustainability bond markets: Green bonds and social bonds
Moderator:
Dr. Renard Siew
Head of Sustainability, MRCB


Speakers:
Dr. Allinnettes Adigue
Head of the ASEAN Regional Hub, Global Reporting Initiative


Edoardo Gai
Managing Director, ESG Benchmarking, S&P Global Switzerland SA

Marie Victoria Tan
Executive Director, Group Head of Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Unit, Ayala Corporation, Philippines

Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)
Break
1.30 – 2.00 PM Responsible Business Keynote

Stepping up Sustainability Actions: Leading with Purpose For A Green and Inclusive Future

The pandemic has revealed to the world the fragility of our society. How do we call for leaders to be guardians of Sustainability and take intentional actions to step up climate strategy, upgrading social and human commitments, and achieving the SDGs to become a responsible business?
  • Upgrading capitalism to fight against the challenges facing society so that we serve all stakeholder groups
  • Taking measures to evolve and new business model deliver a more impactful change
  • How to attract more talent to engage in sustainability roles
  • How being a responsible business can contribute to the UNSDGs
Lito Tayag
Country Managing Director, Accenture Philippines
2.00 – 2.30 PM Sustainable Investing Keynote

The Future of Investing: Rethink, Refocus, Reset Sustainable Finance Through The 2030 Lens

Over the last couple of years, sustainable investing and ESG has been following an impressive trajectory. During this period of dramatic growth and interest, significant opportunities are arising for corporates and investors to support both the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. But the world urgently needs to redirect capital at scale if we are to get there by 2030 … learn more about sustainable investing trends, how to engage in the sustainable investing agenda and the roles that corporates and investors can play to drive positive impact:
  • Global trends in sustainable investing – who, what and why?
  • ESG and our financial markets – understanding the role of investment in addressing global challenges
  • Climate change, the Paris Agreement and funding the low-carbon transition – the role of the private sector
  • Gender equality and gender-lens investing – why it is critical for the 2030 agenda and what action can corporates and investors take
  • The transparency revolution: what to know about greenwashing and how not to fall into the trap
Jessica Robinson
Founder and Managing Director, Moxie Future
Former-Head of Asia, UN-PRI
2.30 – 3.00 PM
Carbon Keynote​

Revolutionsing Carbon Neutrality: The Role of Carbon Offsets in Your Climate Strategy

By 2030, we have to have halved global green gas emissions, and we have less than 10 years to do so. Unless more businesses jump onboard to lower their emissions in their region, the world will fail to reach the GHG reduction targets. Hear how can carbon offsetting help companies play a role in fighting climate change and deliver competitive advantage.
  • What is the role of SMEs in reversing climate crisis?
  • Policies, regulations, and various investments in place for carbon offsets
  • Pricing strategy for a fair and competitive carbon price
  • Prioritising positive change that addresses the impacts that matter to their industries and regions
Margaret Kim
CEO, Gold Standard

3.00 – 4.00 PM
Climate Fireside Chat

Speeding Up Climate Actions Through Effective Coalition In A Post-Covid World

The key for 2021 and beyond is critical in delivering a net zero carbon future. For a collective action against climate change, it’s time for companies, investors & governments to forge innovative partnerships and coalitions across boundaries to make big things happen, fast. The session will underscore how the private sectors is forming innovative coalitions as a collective action against climate change.
  • Inspiring Integrated approach and transformative action to achieve Net Zero Carbon Target
  • Growing purpose driven and cross-sectoral coalitions to foster emission reductions
  • Fuelling partnerships to form collaborative actions against climate change by enabling cutting edge technologies
  • What are the main challenges in coalitions across boundaries?
Moderator:
Lt. General Sudhir Sharma
Advisor to Enterprise Asia


Speakers:
Karina Litvack
Co-Founder, Climate Governance Initiative (World Economic Forum)
Non-Executive Independent Director, Eni SPA


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

Alexandra Tracy
President, Hoi Ping Ventures Hong Kong

Andrew WK Chan
Sustainability & Climate Change Leader
PwC’s South East Asian Consulting Services
4.00 PM

End

What Will You Learn.

The summits aim to strengthen ties, share experiences and best practices,
as well as brainstorm and explore solutions for key global sustainability challenges.
9.45 AM

Chairman Welcome Address

10.00 – 10.30 AM Responsible Business Keynote

Stepping up Sustainability Actions:
Leading with Purpose For A Green and Inclusive Future

The pandemic has revealed to the world the fragility of our society. How do we call for leaders to be guardians of Sustainability and take intentional steps to step up climate actions, upgrading social and human commitments, and lead in this economic transformation to advance a more inclusive and clean economy?
  • Upgrading capitalism to fight against the challenges facing society so that we serve all stakeholder groups
  • Taking measures to evolve and new business model deliver a more impactful change
  • How to attract more talent to engage in sustainability roles
  • Dismantling systemic inequalities that affects your chain of stakeholders
10.30 – 11.00 AM Carbon Keynote

Revolutionising Carbon Neutrality:
The Role of Carbon Offsets in Your Climate Strategy

By 2030, we have to have halved global green gas emissions, and we have less than 10 years to do so. Unless more businesses jump on-board to lower their emissions in their region, the world will fail to reach the GHG reduction targets. Hear how can carbon offsetting help companies play a role in fighting climate change and deliver competitive advantage.
  • What is the role of SMEs in reversing climate crisis?
  • Policies, regulations, and various investments in place for carbon offsets
  • Pricing strategy for a fair and competitive carbon price
  • Prioritising positive change that addresses the impacts that matter to their industries and regions
11.00 – 11.30 AM
Climate Keynote​

Time is Running Out:
How Companies Can Run the Race To Zero

To compete and win in this net-zero economy, business leaders must have a net-zero plan to be in the race. Since the launch of “Race to Zero” by UN, companies and investors are expected to set higher standards to their net-zero efforts to accelerate towards a clean and low carbon future.
  • Circularity Journey: Rethinking Circular strategies
  • Sustainable solutions to embark on a journey towards a clean and low-carbon future
  • Aligning business models to be compatible with net-zero economy
  • Raising ambitions on SDGs to advance sustainability ambitions
Dr. Niven Huang
Regional Leader for KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, KPMG Taiwan
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM ESG Fireside Chat​

Powering-Up Your ESG: From Strategy to Action

How has the pandemic affected the current state of ESG? Investors are increasingly considering ESG now a determining factor for a company’s success. How do we fully integrate ESG factors into decision making with a spotlight on the ‘S’ in ESG?
  • Structuring inclusive capitalism to forge stronger, more equitable, and more sustainable foundation
  • How do we put more value in the ‘S’ to advance equity?
  • Recognising and demolishing any grey areas that are affecting your ESG performance
  • Setting up your own ESG playbook: More ambitious targets for greater impact
  • The growth of sustainability bond markets: Green bonds and social bonds
Speakers:
Dr. Allinnettes Adigue
Head of the ASEAN Regional Hub, Global Reporting Initiative

Edoardo Gai, Managing Director
ESG Benchmarking, S&P Global Switzerland SA
Break
2.00 – 2.30 PM Technology Session

Levelling-Up your Sustainability Agenda Through Emerging Technologies to Stay Ahead

Technology is increasingly playing a more pivotal role in advancing a sustainable future. How can data and technology serve businesses in realising their sustainability goals?
  • How innovative technologies are helping businesses to reduce emissions and solidifying their circularity journey
  • How can sustainability teams best employ technology?
  • Can technologies enable diversity across business practices?
  • How global digitalisation holds the answer to a sustainable future
  • To fuel partnerships – to form collective actions against climate change.
2.30 – 3.00 PM Workforce Keynote​

Implementing A Successful DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Strategy that Creates Impact

The pandemic has revealed a need for a more diverse and inclusive world, this includes the workplace too. A global rise in collective social justice actions shifted expectations for the DE&I initiatives. Instituting a stronger diversity and inclusion culture to drive employee engagement that leads to higher performance teams, which in turn drives profitability.
  • A business case for instituting a diversity and inclusion culture for long-term value
  • Rebuilding your diversity and inclusion program to help employees navigate through uncertainties
  • Ensure equal access to career development programs and build gender equality, acknowledge biases, and embrace differences.
  • Developing shared values and common ground into your program
3.30 – 4.00 PM
Climate Fireside Chat

Speeding Up Climate Actions Through Effective Coalition In A Post-Covid World

The key for 2021 and beyond is critical in delivering a net zero carbon future. For a collective action against climate change, it’s time for companies, investors & governments to forge innovative partnerships and coalitions across boundaries to make big things happen, fast. The session will underscore how the private sectors is forming innovative coalitions as a collective action against climate change.
  • Inspiring Integrated approach and transformative action to achieve Net Zero Carbon Target
  • Growing purpose driven and cross-sectoral coalitions to foster emission reductions
  • Fuelling partnerships to form collaborative actions against climate change by enabling cutting edge technologies
  • What are the main challenges in coalitions across boundaries?
Speakers:
Karina Litvack
Co-Founder, Climate Governance Initiative

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

Alexandra Tracy
President, Hoi Ping Ventures Hong Kong

The Thought Leaders Of Sustainability.

Stay Tune For A Powerhouse Line-Up That Will Join The Live Stage Of
ICS Summit 2021: Towards An Inclusive And Resilient Future.


These Individuals Will Audaciously Share How They Navigate Sustainability Challenges,
Level-Up Their Strategies And Balance Expectations To Build An Inclusive And Long-Lasting Business

Paul Marriott

President

SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Gold Standard

Lito T. Tayag

Country Managing Director

Accenture, Inc. (Philippines)

Dr. Niven Huang

Regional Leader, KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific

KPMG Taiwan

Edoardo Gai

Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking

S&P Global Switzerland

Karina Litvack

Co-Founder

Climate Governance Initiative

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer

City Developments Limited (CDL)

Maria Victoria Tan

Executive Director, Head of Group Risk Management and Sustainability

Ayala Corporation

Dr. Allinnettes Adigue

Head, ASEAN Regional Hub

Global Reporting Initiative

Dr. Naoki Adachi

Executive Director, Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity, CEO & Founder

Response Ability, Inc.

Dr. Renard Siew

Head of Sustainability

MRCB
Hoi Ping Ventures Hong Kong

Rosemary Addis

Executive Director

Impact Strategist

Jessica Robinson

Founder and Managing Director

Moxie Future

Andrew WK Chan

Sustainability and Climate Change Leader

PwC’s South East Asian Consulting Services

Lt. General Sudhir Sharma

Advisor To Enterprise Asia

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