11 September 2020, Friday Day 1 Programme
Governmental PlenaryHOW TO SAVE THE PLANET: BRINGING CLIMATE EMERGENCIES UP ANOTHER LEVEL
We are talking about global warming changing our way of life, yet these warnings still do not inspire much actions. How can governments and private sectors collaborate to limit catastrophic climate change? Will carbon taxes influence behaviour and encourage companies to emit less into the air and can governments step up and go for global agreement on climate pricing? Will setting incentives go a longer way and speed up behaviours while also increasing government presence in the regional economy by implementing effective regional or global climate policies.
Circular FutureA CIRCULAR VISION FOR A COMPETITIVE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN 2050
The future of innovation depends on the efficient design and use of materials following circular economy principles. To manage global footprint, and reduce biodiversity loss, especially with the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies we are using today, how do we manage our resources to accelerate the circular transition and integrating comprehensive targets to accelerate innovation towards a circular economy.
Networking Tea Break
Plenary Two: Stakeholder CapitalismSTAKEHOLDER CAPITALISM: REAFFIRMING THE PURPOSE OF A CORPORATION
For stakeholder capitalism to become a reality, we must be able to measure companies’ performance on environmental, social and governance metrics, at the same time adjusting to changing ESG approaches.; businesses will use their capabilities and resources in collaboration with governments and civil society to address key issues, including fair taxation, zero tolerance for corruption, executive pay and respect for human rights, here we also discuss how do modern slavery and inequality have impact on business performance and economy. To reach a cohesive and sustainable world, the entire economic system must reform to be socially conscious.
2050 AmbitionsMAKING THE NEXT DECADE COUNT: FINANCING FOR A NET ZERO FUTURE
How would business take the lead in investing to deliver towards a low-carbon economy. Let’s look at countries with quantifiable climate financing targets and how they integrate finance best practices into their businesses. Here we will assess risks, key transformation pathways and financing for a nature positive economy. Reframing global responsibility missions, making the next decade count as scientists advise that there is limited time to act, can the investment and finance community mobilize before the planet reaches a tipping point?
Cyber ConsequencesCYBERGOVERNING OUR WORLD OF INTERCONNECTIVITY
The next wave of 4IR technologies will dramatically reshape economies and societies. What is the global governance framework to keep up with technological advances and managed in a coordinated and inclusive way so they benefit the society? Should data collected on citizens by technology giants be taxed from an ethical point of view?
Success Story One
Success Story Two
Plenary Three: Economy ApocalypseTHE FUTURE OF ECONOMY: GLOBAL RISKS THREATENING BUSINESSES, AND THE WORLD
How do government and businesses work together to avert an economy apocalypse when rising trade tensions, low investments and high debts are straining economies all over the world? how do we ascertain to promote economic advancement and inclusivity for all?
Inequality has always been a problem in today’s society, especially income inequality has risen in many countries, it hinders growth and complicate the government’s plans for economic prosperity, how do business leaders and government join affiliation to overcome the issues of inequality, unemployment and unfair and rigged economic issues. Unless the global economic system is reformed, economic slowdown and the expansion of the inequality gap will eventually be unmanageable.
Climate ThreatAN EQUILIBRIUM WORLD: CREATING A DECADE OF RESILIENCE FOR CLIMATE
The next decade is crucial. The session assesses the capacities of government, industries and societies to face the urgent and existential challenge of both mitigating and adapting to climate change in the coming decade. What is the role of business and each sector in reversing nature loss and restoring the planet’s vital natural systems whilst mitigating the risks to industrialization? How to build sustainable value chains with highimpact innovations?
To achieve net-zero by 2050 and sustaining temperature rise at 1.5c, how to get governments and businesses in Asia to identify and prioritize risks and develop metrics and strategies to manage them.
Delivering SDGsSHAPING THE NEXT DECADE WITH GLOBAL GOALS
Steps needed to ensure thriving societies are doing good in their SDGs to ensure progress. How to make sure leaders are committed in their SDGs development? and if not yet, to accelerate the delivery of the SDGs to help developing countries and create a cohesive and sustainable world?
Supply ChainDECARBONISING SUPPLY CHAINS THROUGH CARBON TOOLS
Science-based-Targets method is fast developing into a business norm to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. More companies are setting SBTs to address emissions across their supply chain to provide confidence to investors, customers, partners that your company is applying best practices. Evaluate options for addressing scope 3 emissions to be applied, the significance of data collection, and identify latest updates to SBTi criteria, and look at how innovative companies distinguish themselves as leaders.
Session Seven: Sustainable Leadership
Pursuing New Levels of Sustainable Growth
Businesses are taking up innovative approaches to alleviate impacts through changing cultures, strategies, services, systems, and how do you get more parts of the organisation to be involved. What do investors expect and what are the sustainable innovation that disrupt industry norms? And how do we take the lead in implementing these approaches across the value chain.
Kiatchai Maitriwong, Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning and Sustainability Development Group, Bangchak Corporation PCL
Closing and Networking Tea
25 May 2019, Saturday Day 2 Workshop
9.00 AM – 4.00 PM
Circular Economy Workshop:
Circular Approach Across The Business:
From Strategy, Actions to Value Creation
- Shaping Corporate Circular Strategy
- Circular Economy Action Plan: Verifying Specific Circular Actions
- Aligning True Value Analysis of A Circular Approach With Business Decision
Dr. Niven Huang
- Regional Leader, KPMG Sustainability Services, Asia Pacific
- General Manager, KPMG Sustainability Consulting, Taiwan
- Regional Leader, KPMG ESG Asset Management Services, Asia Pacific
About the Lead Trainer
Dr Niven Huang is the General Manager of KPMG Sustainability Consulting, in Taiwan since July, 2013. He is then later appointed as the Regional Leader for KPMG Sustainability Services and KPMG ESG Asset Management Services, taking care of the Asia Pacific region.
He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of ASrIA (The Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) which is based in Hong Kong. Dr. Huang is a pioneer in Taiwan for promoting CSR, sustainability reporting, SRI, corporate sustainability strategy and carbon management.
Before joining KPMG, he was the Secretary General of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Taiwan (BCSD-Taiwan) for 16 years during 1997 to 2013 and regularly presents on sustainability topics in Taiwan and internationally.
He sits in the judge panels of several public and private Awards of CSR, Excellence in Environment, and Sustainability in Taiwan and Asia, and a part time associate professor of several universities in Taiwan, including the most leading advanced MBA and EMBA at National Cheng Chi University (since 2008).
He also specialises in technical background in fluidisation combustion technology. He received the Ph.D. degree of Chemical Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.