Coffee & Tea
Plenary Address by Dr Bicky Bhangu
President, UN Global Compact Network Singapore
President, Rolls-Royce, South East Asia, Pacific & South Korea
Empowering SMEs: Driving Sustainable Growth in Singapore and BeyondReal-world cases will be used to share key strategies and first steps for Singapore enterprises to start the decarbonisation journey and work towards net-zero emissions while navigating the unique challenges. Practical resources and collaborative opportunities offered by GCNS to support the companies' sustainability endeavour will also be shared in this plenary.
Keynote Address by Ms Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited
From Vision to Impact: Decoding CDL's ESG Reporting JourneyThe keynote address will cover the key milestones in CDL's ESG reporting journey, what are some practical tips for companies who are just starting this journey, the challenges and how CDL overcame them, the future hurdles in the next few years in view of the upcoming changes in the ESG reporting requirements, and how to best prepare for these.
Address by Mr Wallace Lim
Chief Sustainability Officer
Director, School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Driving Sustainability: TP Green PlanLearn about the TP Green Plan – a fusion of sustainability efforts and initiatives across academia, operations and the community. It serves as a roadmap to drive change through groundbreaking research, impactful partnerships and strategic initiatives to nurture and support an eco-conscious future.
Tea Break & Sustainability Showcase
- Featuring alternative protein refreshments specially created by TP culinary courses
- Showcasing TP staff's, partners' and students’ sustainability projects and initiatives
Implementing Green Procurement: How to Achieve Value-for-Money and Sustainability
Ms Kai Qian KohSenior Executive
Public Sector Sustainability Office
Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
Discover expert insights on adopting green procurement to drive sustainability within your organisation and achieve sustainability targets. Using the Government procurement process as an example, this session aims to shed light on developing green procurement strategies, engaging suppliers, and overcoming challenges.
Leveraging on Cloud Services for Sustainability: Harnessing Web-based Solutions for Reduced Carbon Footprint
Mr Shridhar RavikumarGlobal Product Manager
TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific
Explore the utilisation of web-based services and how they can reduce a company’s carbon footprint. Uncover Information such as carbon emissions reports by these services, the capability of various processors, and software, which can facilitate a company’s decision-making.
Sustainability Reporting Through Digitalisation: Unveiling Carbon Accounting Using GHG Protocol
Mr Kenneth FooStrategy & Corporate Citizenship Leader
Gain a good foundation in carbon accounting using GHG protocols. The session focuses on understanding scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, while providing templates already used for simple and efficient calculation of corporate carbon emissions. Uncover real case studies, which offer practical insights and demonstrate the power of digital tools in sustainability reporting.
Standards Adoption for Sustainable Manufacturing
Dr Alexander LiuHead of Advanced Manufacturing Programs
This session provides an overview of standards that can be utilised for sustainable manufacturing, performing LCA and carbon footprint assessment. Attendees will gain a quick understanding of utilising standards based on actual manufacturing case studies, and preparation needed to publish environmental product declarations.
Sustainability Systems Thinking and Design
Ar Kuan Chee YungGlobal Head Place Innovation
Consulus Pte Ltd
In our quest for a sustainable future, it is imperative that we adopt a holistic approach to understanding and addressing complex challenges. This session aims to shed light on the power of systems thinking and its relevance to sustainability. Come and explore how systems thinking encourages us to consider the interconnections, feedback loops, and dynamics of various elements within a system.
Green Finance: Navigating the Future for Preferential Rates
Mr Dex ChenAssociate Partner
Ernst & Young
The Green Finance wave has swept across Asia. In June 2023 alone, we saw the launch of India's Green Deposits framework by the Reserve Bank India, and the largest green bond issued in Hong Kong at US$6 billion. Regulators worldwide have started requiring banks to assess and report on their climate-related risks.
The trickle-down effect could affect the creditworthiness of companies with high climate-related risks, resulting in higher borrowing costs. Join us to learn more about the window of opportunity to catch this wave, and accelerate your sustainability transformation before green finance becomes the norm.
End of programmePlease note that this programme may be subject to change without prior notice.