9.45 AM

Welcome Address & Introduction

10.00 AM

Circular Future

A Sustainable Vision: Competitive Circular Economy And Value Creation

The future of sustainable growth depends on efficient resource design and production as well as a holistic life-cycle management of materials following circular economy principles. To manage global footprint and decouple growth from resource consumption, chemistry is enabling cutting edge technologies and new partnerships in the chemical industry and along the value chains where chemistry plays a key role. A further new perspective to business practices is the measurement of value contribution beyond traditional financial reporting: How can companies credibly and transparently demonstrate value creation to society, the environment and the economy?

Petrus Ng
Group Chairman and Managing Director. BASF Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

10.45 AM

Financing Targets

Making 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 us 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 mobilise before the planet reaches a tipping point?

Vivek Pathak
Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific. IFC – International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)
11.30 AM
(Plenary Session)

Plenary One: Stakeholder Capitalism

Stakeholder Capitalism: Reaffirming The Purpose Of A Corporation

It is time to consider purpose alongside profits to create value for society. Stakeholder governance is more than a PR effort, but happens authentically inside a business: policies, practices, and inclusive decision-making process, including measuring on environmental, social and governance performance. In a capitalist society, what is the role of companies in building an equitable society and making positive impact on the environment, at the same time being financially profitable; how can companies prepare for this shift and what is the appropriate approach? Can stakeholders enforce a change within a corporation’s governance and operations DNA? It’s time to see stronger values and purpose embedded in the corporate space.

Rui Figueirado. Director, Strategic and Operational Risk Advisory Sustainability and United Nations Team APAC/SEA Leader, Deloitte


  • Constant Van Aerschot. Director, Asia Pacific. World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Janet Salem. Economic Affairs Officer, Circular Economy. Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment and Development Division. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (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.

12.30 PM

Interval: Lunch Break

1.30 PM
(Plenary Session)

Plenary Two: Economy Apocalypse

The Future Of Economy: Global Risks Threatening Businesses, And The World

How do government and business leaders work together to avert an economy apocalypse when trade tensions, low investments, climate change and the pandemic are straining economies all over the world? As we look for recovery, how do we ascertain to mobilize climate actions, promote economic advancement and inclusivity for all, especially when inequalities have been perpetuated in today’s society and economy. What are the measures business leaders should take to address the issues of inequality, unemployment, fair taxation, zero tolerance for corruption and at the same time creating climate resilience in a post Covid-19 world?

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 for KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific KPMG Taiwan

2.30 PM

Responsible Supply Chain

Low Carbon Manufacturing: The Key To Making Low-Carbon Future A Reality

Climate change is striking harder than usual, how do we strive for industrial growth while being mindful of environmental impact, low-carbon manufacturing is the call to answer. Learn how multinational brands such as Adidas is working on their carbon roadmap: Lessons learnt, targets established, tools developed, transforming carbon ambitions into action; including identifying solutions to work with global suppliers and involving suppliers in their journey of accelerating low carbon manufacturing to secure a long-term future for sustainability.

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

3.00 PM

Climate Resilience

Think Globally, Act Locally: Climate Responses For A Sustainable Business And Society

Based on the message “Think Globally, Act Locally” to take action on sustainability efforts, SMEs’ efforts are essential to overcome the crisis caused by the COVID-19, to limit the impact of climate change as well as achieve a resilient, inclusive and sustainable society. The Circulating and Ecological Sphere (CES) is a key concept for regional development in the post-corona era. Here we will look at advanced case studies and lessons to carry out the SDGs concept locally and respond to climate change for the integrated improvement of the environment, economy, and society.

Shinji Onoda
Sustainability Governance Center. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

3.30 PM

SDGS Commitment

Ten Years To The SDG Finish Line: Unlocking The Power Of Sustainability Reporting

How do we step up and prevent the SDGs from becoming a distant dream? The time is now to convert ambitions into action. The success of the SDGs hinges on the private sector, by embracing sustainable business practices and sustainability reporting, the private sector can unleash their powers of innovation and transformation to drive impactful change. When a company publicly reports on its economic, environmental, and social impacts, this propels them on their SDG journey and spurring new business models and collaboration. We must end poverty, protect our planet, and leave no-one behind – sustainability reporting is a proven path to accomplishing the SDGs.

Julie Rezler
Director, Singapore. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

4.00 PM

Closing Of Virtual Summit

4.30 PM

Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards (AREA) Virtual Ceremony

6.00 PM


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.