Gala Dinner Ticket to Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards which recognises outstanding CSR Programmes across Asia on the evening of Day 1 Summit
5th INTERNATIONAL CSR & SUSTAINABILITY (ICS) SUMMIT
5th INTERNATIONAL CSR & SUSTAINABILITY (ICS) SUMMIT
Echoing the movement of the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, the ICS 2019 also calls for leaders to ensure nothing is left behind, and to mobilise all resources from every sector to scale up faster to deliver effectiveness and impact, that includes innovation, financing and investment, capacity building and multi-stakeholder alliances.
Picking up from last year’s ICS theme “Building A Shared-Future”, where we focused on inclusivity to reach a Shared-Future, this round we aim to turn corporate sustainability from a nice idea into reality for businesses everywhere. As the heads of global businesses and conglomerates, it is our responsibility to send an urgent message to the world that we need to take a stand, to be more ambitious in our actions to create a better world, and a sustainability-competent and low-carbon future.
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
President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history. Erdal was the President and Chief Executive Officer for Siemens Vietnam before allocating to Taiwan and he has been leading the Siemens Taiwan for the past 7 years. He obtained his master’s degree focused in Computer Science from Technische Universität München and went on to be the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy & Business Excellence of Mobile Networks for Siemens in Germany. Held various leadership stints in different parts of Asia including being the VP and GM for Siemens, China, before taking on Vietnam and Taiwan. A strong business development professional, skilled in Negotiation, International Business, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Sales Management. At the same time, he is the Vice Chairman of European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan.
Former Minister Of Foreign Affairs And Minister Of Environment, Taiwan; Advisor To Enterprise Asia; Chairman Of Taiwan Institute For Sustainable Energy (TAISE)
Dr Eugene Chien received his B.Sc in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from New York University. He became the Dean of the College of Engineering in Tamkang University in 1978. Dr Chien was elected twice as a legislator in Taipei City. In 1987 he became the first Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration under Chiang Ching-kuo’s presidency. In 1991, during Lee Teng-hui’s presidency, he was appointed as the Minister of Transportation and Communications, Representative of Taipei Representative Office in the UK, and Senior Advisor of National Security Council. During President Chen Shui-bian’s time, he served as the Deputy Secretary General of the Office of the President and subsequently as the Foreign Minister. In 2007, Dr Chien founded the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), raising public awareness on climate change.
Head of Environmental Finance, WWF-Hong Kong
Jean-Marc advises institutional investors, lenders, and underwriters on the financial and economic risks and opportunities related to climate change and environmental degradation issues; he aims to shift their financial flows toward sustainable investments. Jean-Marc also works on impact-oriented green financial products and initiatives, including the forthcoming Climate Impact Asia Fund. He aims to originate and arrange commercially viable investments with environmental and conservation impact, either directly or via capital markets, with funding sourced from private as well as public institutions. Prior to WWF, he spent 17 years in the financial industry advising institutional investors on equities and equity derivatives. He started his investment banking career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York City and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, working for BNP Paribas and Jefferies. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
Sustainability Governance Center, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Shinji was a member in the international negotiations for developing the SDGs in the Rio 20 Preparatory Meeting, 2011 as an NGO member as well as a delegation from the Japanese government. He has served as a member of the SDGs Task Force of Global Compact Network Japan and a secretariat of SDGs Stakeholders’ Meeting hosted by the Ministry of the Environment Japan. His books and reports include “Mainstreaming the SDGs in Business” (coauthored 2019), “The Basics of the SDGs” (co-authored 2018), and “SDGs and Business for the Future” (co-authored 2018). At the same time, he is a researcher at Berlin Free University and Japan Center for Sustainable Environment and Society, as well as a part-time lecturer for different universities in Japan.
Regional Leader, KPMG Sustainability Services in Asia Pacific, KPMG Taiwan
Dr Niven Huang led KPMG Sustainability Consulting Taiwan since July of 2013. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of ASrIA (The Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) in Hong Kong. Dr. Huang is a pioneer in Taiwan for promoting CSR, sustainability reporting, SRI, corporate sustainability strategy and carbon management. Niven was also 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 in Taiwan and internationally. He is also 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), his has a specialized technical background in fluidisation combustion technology. He sits in the judge panels of several public and private Awards of CSR, Excellence in Environment, and Sustainability in Taiwan and Asia.
Executive Director, Japan Business Initiative for Diversity
The founder and CEO of Response Ability, Inc., a consultancy on corporate social responsibility (CSR) based in Tokyo, Executive Director of Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB), a group of committed corporations for biodiversity conservation. Born in 1965 in Japan, he received BSc from The University of Tokyo, MSc and PhD from Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo. After experience of working for National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) as a researcher and for FRIM (Forest Research Institute Malaysia) as a visiting researcher, he has been working as a consultant on environmental management and CSR since 2002. He has been involved in and led numbers of projects for Japanese corporations and ministries to develop sustainability policies and implement them in their daily business. With his strong expertise in biodiversity and supply chain management, he is now covering natural capital accounting and sustainable procurement for sustainable management.
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.
Professor Of Institute Of Natural Resource Management, National Taipei University
Professor Lee, environmental economist, received a PHD degree from Economics Department of National Taipei University in 1997. Professor Lee was a deputy in Taiwan Research Institute from 1998 to 2002. He specialises in climate change economics, particularly in emissions trading scheme issues. He has published more than a hundred climate change related papers and he is the President of Taiwan Association for Low Carbon Society and Green Economy since 2011, his other honorary positions include being the Chair of Institute of Natural Resource of National Taipei University from 2011-2016; Board member of Environmental Impact Assessment in EPA from 2015- 2019; and he is also the National delegation to Conference of the Parties (COP) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 1998.
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.
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications. Bank Rakyat
Having received an Honours Degree in Marketing and Advertising from The London Institute in year 2000, Nizam Sani has been at the centre of Marketing initiatives from the beginning of his career which spans over 18 years. During his 8 successful years in Astro, Nizam had obtained various content related awards such as Filem Festival Malaysia, Anugerah Skrin and the Malaysia Book of Records to name a few. His path in Bank Rakyat started in 2015 and through notable autism #anakkita initiatives, Bank Rakyat was awarded The CSR Malaysia 2018 – Overall Excellence for Most Successful CSR Campaign. The Bank has also been awarded many firsts namely – Brand Laureatte 2016 – Best Bank Brand, NACRA 2016 -Best Malay Annual Report and Marketing Excellence Awards 2017 for Government Sector Marketing along with multiple Malaysia Book of Records for various initiatives.
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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