Past Sessions Videos


Day 1 | 23rd September 2021 | Aligning Thought Leadership 


Listen and engage in a series of 'dialogue for action' with leaders and experts championing sustainable development on immediate and pragmatic actions required to realise a resilient future. 


WELCOME NOTE | Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, CIMB Group



09.00am | WELCOME NOTE

Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Group, kick-starts this year’s Summit with an announcement of updates to four key sustainability commitments. 

OPENING REMARKS | YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister of Finance, Malaysia




YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister of Finance, Malaysia, delivers opening remarks, urging the private and government sectors to tackle climate crises head-on, and outlines key government  transformation policies to drive a transition towards a climate- resilient economy.




KEYNOTE | Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency



09.30am | KEYNOTE 

Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency


In this speech, Sir Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder and Founder Director of Forum for the Future, emphasizes the nature, scale, and impacts of the current climate scenario. With reference to this year’s theme, Align, Act, Accelerate, Sir Jonathon highlights the importance of stakeholders being aligned with the science and truth of climate change. Sustainability is a comprehensive agenda that requires full transparency from organisations. As every individual is affected by climate change, top-to-bottom level commitment to sustainability is required in order to act effectively in  response to climate-related risks. With the effects of global warming already felt around the world, Sir Jonathon stresses the need to accelerate the transition out of fossil fuel sectors, reduce our consumption of finite resources, and implement energy efficient practices as quickly as possible.


PANEL DISCUSSION | Stakeholder Demands and Implications for Seekers of Capital




Stakeholder Demands and Implications for Seekers of Capital


Some business leaders see sustainability as a compliance cost while others realise it as a competitive advantage. However, the view on sustainability is changing and it’s happening fast. Civil society activism is on the rise, with NGOs and the public stepping up their demands as stakeholders.


Luanne Sieh, Head of Group Sustainability at CIMB Group,  moderates this session, with Bernadette Victorio, Regional  Programme Lead at Oxfam Fair Finance, and Teoh  Su  Yin, Trustee of WWF-Malaysia, Senior Independent Director of CIMB Group, and Chairperson of CIMB Investment Bank Bhd., sharing their perspectives on how the increasing role of civil society is impacting businesses. Paul Milon, Head of Stewardship (Asia Pacific) at BNP Paribas Asset Management, shares the views of investors in face of this activism and Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Bhd., addresses regulatory development in ASEAN and how this will affect businesses. Find out more about the future of sustainability in business operations and company culture in this panel discussion. 



PANEL DISCUSSION | Climate Action and Rethinking Value Creation: CFO's Perspective




Climate Action and Rethinking Value Creation: CFO's Perspective


*This video will only be available to view in November to be in line with the public release of ACCA’s report on climate action. 


Sustainability is a concept that requires organisations and individuals to shift their vision from short-term to long-term. 


As key figures within organisations, it is crucial for CFOs to adopt this line of thought to ensure the sustainable delivery of financial returns and positive impacts on society and nature. What strategies and practices will be introduced to recreate or enhance value in operations in response to growing climate risks and action? How will this be communicated at the leadership table? 


In this panel discussion, Ngiam Kim Fong, CFO (Asia Pacific) of Systems Business at IBMJoerg Ayrle, Group CFO of IHH HealthcareSharath Martin, Senior Policy Consultant for the ASEAN and ANZ region at ACCA, and moderator, Faroze Nadar, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact Network Malaysia and Brunei, share insight and their experiences on how organisations can align and accelerate their existing processes, skills, and behaviour to effectively support increasing climate action.



FIRESIDE CHAT | Can Board of Directors be Held Responsible for Contributing to Climate Change?




Can Board of Directors be Held Responsible for Contributing to Climate Change? 


The risks of climate change are growing, regulations are changing, and stakeholders are increasingly scrutinizing businesses. With mounting pressure from the risk of legal implications, Directors need to look beyond legal frameworks and compliance requirements to future-proof their businesses from climate change. Understanding the business risks and opportunities of adopting and integrating sustainability into a company is crucial. Therefore, the responsibility falls upon the Board of Directors to steer their businesses in the right direction in the face of climate change. However, can they be held responsible for the decisions that fail to mitigate climate change?


Find out in this session moderated by Dr. Kishore Ravuri, Founder and Chief Impact Officer at IMPACTO Sdn. Bhd., with To’ Puan Janet Looi, Senior Partner and Head of Corporate Division and Environmental Practice Group, Skrine, and Dr. Joseph Chun, Partner of ESG Practice at Shook Lin & Bok (Singapore), sharing their thoughts.  



PANEL DISCUSSION | How are Boards Accelerating their Sustainability Readiness?




How are Boards Accelerating their Sustainability Readiness? 


The topic of sustainability is advancing rapidly and Board agendas are falling short of increasing stakeholder demands for greater environmental stewardship. How will the growing prioritization of ESG practices affect capital allocation and risk management? Should the adoption and integration of sustainability into business operations occur instantly with quick changes and practices or gradually with systems in place? 


Find out more about how Boards are accelerating their sustainability readiness in this discussion moderated by Dr. Jayanthi Desan, Managing Director at Synergio and Independent Non-Executive Director at Berjaya Corporation Bhd., with participation from Philippe Joubert, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Earth on Board, Su-Yen Wong, Chairperson of the Governing Council of Singapore Institute of Directors, Didi  Syafruddin Yahya,  Independent Director and President Commissioner of CIMB Group, CIMB Investment Bank Bhd., and PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk, and Sharmila Sekarajasekaran, Independent Non-Executive Director of Top Glove.



SPEECH | Building A Resilient Future: The Early Mover Advantage



03.00pm | SPEECH

Building a Resilient Future: The Early Mover Advantage  


Indonesia is the second biggest global contributor to marine plastic waste. As a result, more than 80% of the country’s reef areas are at risk. Danone-AQUA, the pioneer of bottled water and light beverages in Indonesia, is committed to driving a circular economy. From the collection of plastic bottles to the use of recycled materials to reducing waste exports, Danone-AQUA is reducing their environmental impact with their circular economy actions. 


Karyanto Wibowo, Sustainability Director at Danone-AQUA, dives deeper into the company’s circular and reusable business model in this speech, highlighting their social, economic, and environmental work.



PANEL DISCUSSION | The Race Towards A Low Carbon Economy: Implications for Businesses




The Race Towards A Low Carbon Economy: Implications for Businesses


With the agenda of a low-carbon economy growing, there is a large focus on managing energy-related emissions – the biggest contributor to global and local greenhouse gas emissions. 


This panel session provides insight into different decarbonisation pathways adopted by businesses across ASEAN, the conditions to integrate such pathways into operations and the resulting implications for businesses. 


Moderator, Prof. Dr. Wayne Viser, Chair in Sustainable Transformation at Antwerp Management School, is joined by H. E. Michalis Rokas, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Malaysia, Dave Sivaprasad, Managing Director and Partner of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Chief Sustainability Officer of PETRONAS, and Toru Kubo, Director (Southeast Asia Energy Division) at Asian Development Bank. This session is a collaboration with WWF-Malaysia who is undertaking an independent study with BCG on potential net-zero pathways for Malaysia.



CEOs IN ACTION | CEO Action Network (CAN) 1st Anniversary Showcase - Demonstrating Sustainability Leadership: CEOs in Action



05.00pm | CEOs IN ACTION

CEO Action Network (CAN) 1st Anniversary Showcase - Demonstrating Sustainability Leadership: CEOs in Action


CEO Action Network (CAN) is a network of CEOs and Board Members that focus on shaping future-ready and ESG-integrated business models and ecosystems through dedicated Working Groups, Workstreams and bespoke initiatives.


In celebration of their 1st Anniversary, the theme of the showcase is Demonstrating Sustainability Leadership: CEOs in Action. 


Tengku Muhammad Taufik, Chair of CAN Steering Committee and President and Group Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS, delivers the welcome speech to officially launch the showcase.


Sessions on the Network’s Collective Commitments and Policy Recommendation Highlights followed, with moderation by Luanne Sieh, Chair of CAN Working Group and Head of Group Sustainability at CIMB Group, and Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar, CAN Policy Advocacy Workstream Lead and Founder of Climate Governance Malaysia, respectively. Andrew Chan, CAN Capacity Building Workstream Lead and Sustainability and Climate Change Leader at PwC South East Asian Consulting Services, concludes the last session of the showcase with the Network’s work and progress in Capacity Building. 


The showcase ends with a montage video of CEO Action Network members pledging a commitment to sustainable business practices.




Day 2 | 24th September 2021 | Accelerating Sustainability Capacity


Six masterclasses delivered by industry experts aimed to provide clear insights, practical tools and tips to manage social and environmental issues, setting your sustainability journey on track. 


MASTERCLASS 1 | Sustainability Readiness 101



09.00am | MASTERCLASS 1

Sustainability Readiness 101


From an introduction to ESG to common issues and responses, sustainability and climate change experts, Andrew Chan from PwC South East Asian Consulting Services and Vanessa Raju from PwC Malaysia, explore the breadth of sustainability in this masterclass. Action against climate change is increasing and businesses are accelerating commitments to a sustainable agenda. 


With a wide range of matters to consider from greenhouse gas emissions to supply chain management, this masterclass outlines the different responses to climate-related risks. The commitment to intensity targets, absolute emissions, or multi-level frameworks, the inclusion of sustainability elements in the roles of Board members, having a strong and holistic sustainability blueprint – these are just some factors that assist in aligning the internal and external sustainability vision of a business.


Learn more about sustainability in its entirety in this masterclass.


MASTERCLASS 2 | Managing Your Energy Use



10.15am | MASTERCLASS 2

Managing Your Energy Use


The environmental impact of a building ranges from greenhouse gas  emissions to solid waste generation to water consumption. In 2016, the energy sector emitted 73.2% of global greenhouse  gas emissions. Since then, energy generation mixes have seen the growing role of renewable energy, with hydroenergy as the most common type. Alwin Long, Chief Executive Officer of ATech Energy Malaysia, highlights the barriers faced by businesses in addressing their emissions and illustrates the different ways they can manage their emissions.


From top-management commitment to sustainability to technological investment to energy audits, sustainability is a comprehensive journey. Find out more about it in this masterclass which features real-life case studies of successful sustainable energy management programmes in a hospital in Selangor and in a data centre and office in Cyberjaya.



MASTERCLASS 3 | Sustainable Supply Chain Management



11.45am | MASTERCLASS  3

Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Occupational health and safety, environmental regulation, anti-corruption - sustainability entails all of this and more. In this masterclass, Jeremy Prepscius, Vice President (Asia Pacific) of BSR, explores the ever-evolving topic of sustainability and its influence and impacts on supply chains. Rising pressure  from  shareholders and stakeholders for increased transparency is forcing companies to adjust and adapt their operations. However, it is not as simple as it seems.


Modern-day supply chains are complex and opaque due to their interconnected and multi-level nature. By disclosing supply chain information, confidence in shareholders and stakeholders increases. It signals to all that a company has a clear understanding of its sustainability level and how it can prepare for potential risks. Gain insight into the ways greater visibility and validation of sustainable supply chains can be achieved and understand the perspectives of buyers and sellers in this masterclass.



MASTERCLASS 4 | Responsible Recruitment and Management of Foreign Workers



02.00pm | MASTERCLASS 4

Responsible Recruitment and Management of Foreign Workers


In recent years, events such as the death of more than 1000 garment workers at Rana Plaza and the allegations of forced labour in local manufacturers have increased public awareness, stakeholder action, and the scrutinisation of businesses. Failure to address such issues and other risks associated with foreign workers pose significant threats to businesses and their operations.


These organisations can potentially lose their investor relations and social license to operate and may face civil and/or criminal legal actions. Sung In Marshall, Associate Director of Worker Engagement at ELEVATE, takes us on a journey in this masterclass. Gain insight into the experiences of foreign workers and learn about current solutions to recruitment and management issues such as geographic risk profiles and recruitment fee remediation.




MASTERCLASS 5 | Time for Climate Action: Demystifying Science-Based Targets



03.30pm | MASTERCLASS 5

Time for Climate Action: Demystifying Science-based Targets 


Carbon neutrality is a state that many businesses are seeking to achieve. Why? The release of carbon dioxide emissions comes with responsibility and risks. As stated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, our current climate is a “Code Red for Humanity”, with the possibility of global warming exceeding the 1.5C - 2C threshold in the 21st century if greenhouse gas reductions do not materialise. Science-Based Targets (SBTs) is an emerging  approach that businesses can adopt to manage their emissions. Join Paola Delgado Luna, Head of Corporate Engagement at the Science-Based Targets Initiative at WWF Climate and Energy Practice, and Cheol Woo Park, Head of Investor Relations at Shinhan Financial Group, in this masterclass as they break down the ins and outs of SBTs and highlight the case for such targets. 




MASTERCLASS 6 | Are you ready for BCorp Certification?



04.15pm | MASTERCLASS 6

Are you ready for BCorp Certification? 


In this masterclass, Tom Stewart, Executive Director of BCorp Market Builder Southeast Asia, presents the case for certification and how to be certified. Every business is unique and so are their reasons for certifying. However, the common ground amongst all BCorp-certified organisations is their high level of social and environmental performance. BCorp certification ensures  these  companies are paving the way for a stronger economy and a regenerative planet while ensuring prosperity is shared equitably. We are in a time where business systems are transitioning from being primarily shareholder-driven to stakeholder-driven and it is high time companies redefine and accelerate their actions to be more sustainable, socially, environmentally, and economically.  



Day 3 | 27th September 2021 | Youth Day: Voices of the Next Generation                   


Listen to the Voices of the Next Generation in a day organised by the young talents from CIMB Group's The Complete Banker Programme. With the aim of creating a platform that encourages two-way conversations between youths, business leaders and industry experts, learn and participate in discussions about sustainability risks and opportunities faced by young people in a globalised world.


PANEL DISCUSSION | Fashion Forward




Fashion Forward


Characterised by low cost,  change  at  breakneck  speed,  and  accessible to all, fast fashion has transformed the industry and consumers. However, its impact along the supply chain in areas of forced labour, carbon emissions and waste are well documented. 


This panel discussion invited three leaders from different sectors of the fashion industry to discuss the source of the problem and how different stakeholders, ranging from producers to consumers, can align their actions to tackle the issues of fast fashion. Ashley Suelyn, Founder of The Real Planner,  moderated  the session and is joined by Ariel Muller, Managing Director (Asia) at Forum for the FutureCecile Corda, Associate Director of Sustainability at ZALORA, and Raena Lim, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Style Theory, to discuss the ways in which businesses can lead the charge, the feasibility of alternative business models, and the issue of greenwashing.



MASTERCLASS | Fashion Forward




Fashion Forward 


Consumers play an integral part in reducing the harmful effects of fast fashion consumption. After learning its pitfalls, consumers may be at a loss in knowing what exactly they can do to play a part in tackling this issue. Listen to Kamonnart Ongwandee, Country Coordinator at Fashion Revolution Thailand, present a masterclass in sustainable fashion consumption. She teaches  us some tips and tricks in altering our pre-consumption, consumption and post-consumption habits, such as picking sustainable brands, taking better care of our clothes, choosing how to dispose of them, and even questioning how much we really need them in the first place.





DEBATE | Meat-ing in the Middle



10.40am | DEBATE

Meat-ing in the Middle


As the world population continues to grow, so does the need to understand the far-reaching social and environmental  implications  of  our diet. There is a growing consensus that our approach to the production of meat needs to change. Different proposals have arisen, such as opting for alternatives like plant-based and lab-grown meat, or ethical meat, where animals are farmed under humane conditions. While this issue is popular in the West, how do we look at it from a Southeast Asian perspective where meat consumption has long been a part of our diet and culture? 


We invited student debaters from the Malaysian Institute of Debate and Public Speaking to discuss the merits of alternative and ethical meat. Joining the debaters were experts in agricultural and food systems, Chitra Devi Gopalakrishnan, Footprint Manager of WWF-Malaysia's  Marine  ProgrammeCynthia Morel, Senior Sustainability Strategist at Forum for the Future, and Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, to share their thoughts on the debate and provide insight.





Week 4 | 28 September – 4 October | Green Growth


Without the environment, there will be no future for humanity, communities or businesses. This week, let us examine how we can thrive within the limits of the planet, and how we need to positively change our behaviour, business models, and ways of life to secure the environment that sustains everything on this planet. 


Webinar | Building on the Past for the Future



29th September 2020


Showcasing Sustainable Spaces for Better Living: Duncan Cave, Programme Manager, Think City, moderates today’s session focusing on how sustainable concepts are transforming heritage and built spaces worldwide. Aufa Abd Rahman, Programme Manager, Conservation and Adaptive Reuse, Think City showcases urban spaces around the world where existing spaces are repurposed and invigorated to create beautiful spaces for work and play. SazLin Sabri, Programme Manager, Conservation and Adaptive Reuse, Think City, discusses how communities play a vital role in the adaptive reuse of heritage spaces and how social engagement leads to better outcomes. Dr. Tan Loke Mun, Founding Director, ArchiCentre Sdn Bhd presents a thought-provoking journey on how the design and planning of buildings and spaces have changed in parallel to modern day challenges and how architecture has evolved to provide solutions to these circumstances.





Special Videos


Green Living by CIMB: Dr. Tan Loke Mun




CIMB presents a casual interview with Ar. Dr. Tan Loke Mun, Founding Director of multi-award winning ArchiCentre and DTLM Design Group, as part of CIMB’s The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit themed ‘Resilience, Recovery, Responsibility’. Against the backdrop of his discerning collection of artwork from artists across the region, Dr. Tan shares candid insights into true green living, spanning key considerations such as energy and water conservation, location planning, house orientation, biodiversity, recycling, and upcycling. Dr. Tan also discusses his journey towards making the Green Building Index (GBI) the standard for green building certification in Southeast Asia. Learn about building your first green home or making your current home green by joining us for a virtual walkthrough of the S11 House by Dr. Tan, Malaysia’s first GBI Platinum-rated building. 



Week 5 | 5 – 11 October | Climate Action


Climate change or global heating is real. If we continue to ignore this global issue, we will face global food and water crises, lose economic assets to natural disasters, disease vectors will increase, and both human civilisation and wildlife will suffer. This week, you can hear from experts on how businesses and individuals can do the right thing and participate in climate action for the sake of our future. 

Webinar | Business and Climate Consciousness



6th October 2020



Climate Action is Imminent for a Better Tomorrow: Climate change poses an existential threat to both businesses and communities. It is time to demonstrate leadership and take accountability for present and future generation of stakeholders. This week, climate experts and industry leaders share how concerted efforts from businesses is critical for climate action. Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, reiterates the high business cost of ignoring the climate emergency. There are clear linkages  between socioeconomic and environmental factors. Urgent action is needed if businesses want to not just survive but compete in the long-term. Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International continues to build the business case by pointing out that nature loss and climate disruption are major business risks and an environmentally-positive economic model will generate large returns. Everyone needs to embrace a carbon-neutral vision for the world, he urges. Companies and investors need to commit, act and advocate for positive change. Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar, Founding Chairperson of Corporate Governance Initiative (Malaysian Chapter) ends the session with a moderated panel discussing the collective responsibility for climate mobilisation. During the panel, Pushkala Ratan from IFC speaks on the growing market for climate finance; Dr. Simon Lord from Sime Darby Plantation highlights the importance of sustainable practices in agribusiness; Ralph Dixon from YTL Corporation takes a cautiously optimistic view on sustainable progress; and Margaret Klein Salamon from The Climate Mobilization stresses that a full emergency mobilisation of economy and society is needed to achieve climate targets.



Week 6 | 12 – 18 October | Sustainable Finance



There is huge demand for resources to fund mitigation efforts and catalyse sustainable development. Banks and investors need to collaborate with not just businesses, but also civil society and communities to mainstream ESG investments. This week is dedicated to understanding the various challenges and opportunities in financing sustainable cities and with sustainable finance in general.

Webinar | Developing Impactful Green Finance Products, The Indonesia Experience



12th October 2020



Green Financing: Driving Change in Indonesia: TCE’s Sustainable Finance Week kicks off with an interactive panel session on Indonesia’s experience in green finance products. Financial strategists and experts discuss the financing models available in the market, and how financial institutions can develop green financing solutions that address key sustainability issues. In her welcoming note, Fransiska Oei, Compliance, Corporate Affairs & Legal Director, CIMB Niaga, points out that though Indonesia is one of the largest economies in South East Asia, its growth is delivered at great environmental expense. Fransiska urges financial institutions to deliver a more effective financing model that creates meaningful impact. Rizkiasari Yudawinata, Sustainable Finance Programme Lead, WWF-Indonesia, shares the key aspects of green and related products that financers and other stakeholders must understand. Financial institutions need to further develop incentive mechanisms that deliver impact at scale while generating attractive financial returns. Bangkit Oetomo, Investment Associate, Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF), provides insights into financing programmes that catalyse sustainable investments in Indonesia. Focusing on the financing of renewable energy, Bangkit discusses various challenges, project characteristics, domestic financing products and financial opportunities to mobilise innovative products. Nicholas Gandolfo, Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions, APAC, Sustainalytics, speaks on the importance of measurable impact reporting. He delivers practical tips for the reporting journey, from the materiality assessment process to the global frameworks available. Mohammad Ghozie Indra Dalel, Director, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI) ends the session with details on SDG Indonesia One, the Government’s blended finance platform that channels public and private funds into sustainable development projects. He provides multiple examples of how SMI manages extensive funds through grants, technical assistance and capacity-building to accelerate national SDG deliverables. 




Webinar | Urban Financing



13th October 2020



Sustainable Urbanisation: Financing Responsible Development

An overwhelming majority of the population lives in cities and towns. While urbanisation has resulted in great progress and prosperity, it has been at the expense of significant impact to environment and society. Today’s panel of experts emphasise on the need for sustainable urbanisation, which integrates economic imperatives, social progress and environmental health into its development approach. Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Managing Director, Think City, references Georgetown Penang as a sustainable urban development model. It is a prime example of rejuvenating what already exists to meet growing urban demands. He advocates for financers to shift from the funding of conventional urban expansion, and focus instead on urban regeneration and rehabilitation. Wadzi Katsidzira, Initiative Lead, Global Development Incubator, discusses the challenges faced in financing sustainable infrastructure development, such as the lack of high-quality projects and identifying projects that drive impact. Investors can navigate these challenges through innovative finance solutions, institutional partnerships, and community-level contextualisation. Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Managing Director, Yayasan Hasanah, concludes the session with some insights on key considerations by donors and financiers when offering sustainable funding. Reflecting on Yayasan Hasanah’s experience in the sector, she explains how civil societies need to have a solid impact assessment framework, strong governance structure, and high-performance work culture to attract funds for positive development. 




Webinar | ESG Financing for Business



15th October 2020



Delivering Better Value with ESG Financing: The financial sector plays a key role in positively contributing to sustainable development. Experienced speakers share their views on the role of banks as financial intermediaries and providers of capital in applying ESG factors or principles in lending and project financing. Rob Coombe, Sustainability Sponsor, CIMB Board of Directors, highlights the acceleration of innovative instruments in ASEAN, such as sustainability-linked loans and transition bonds. Drawing on CIMB’s experience, Rob emphasises that the push for greater sustainability is complex and should be seen as a journey. Simone Dettling, Banking Team Lead, UNEP Finance Initiative, moderates an insightful session on sustainable finance with panelists from progressive banks and institutions. Kylie Macfarlane, Founder and Managing Director of Novis Aurora Consulting, provides practical details on how sustainable finance can help banks better support their customers, while Gurdip Singh Sidhu, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group and Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, DBS Bank, share their experience in putting these practices to work. On behalf of institutional investors, Alizakri Alias, Chief EPF Officer, Employees Provident Fund (EPF), speaks about the increasing focus on ESG investments and how they benefit both investors and investees. Sustainability is a future-fit tool that provides superior risk management and value creation, so there is a strong call for fund managers and businesses to start looking beyond short-term returns.



MASTERCLASS | Meat-ing in the Middle




Meat-ing in the Middle 


The extensive use of our land and water sources for the production of animal-based food releases an enormous amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, greatly pollutes water bodies, and results in the significant loss of biodiversity and livelihoods. 


A sustainable diet like a plant-based one reduces impact on the environment as it focuses on whole foods and excludes or limits meat and animal by-products, supporting the health of our planet and ourselves all at once. In this session, Joyce Shih, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Founder of SSAYANG Life and Sunborne, conducted a masterclass to teach us how small dietary changes can make an impact on our environment when everybody is onboard.



MASTERCLASS | Future Proofing the Youth




Future Proofing the Youth


A project that focuses on social impact requires a deep understanding of the existing issues within a community and what they need in response. What is the best way to grasp these issues and ideate sustainable solutions that will create measurable, meaningful, and lasting change? In this masterclass, we invited the team from Impact Integrated MalaysiaAhmed Faris (CEO)Mastura Rashid (Vice President of Strategy and Development), Rizal Rozhan (Assistant Vice President of Strategy and Programs, Impact Development), Ben Farhan (Assistant Vice President of Strategy & Programs, Youth Development), and Zul Imran (Assistant Vice President of Business Development & Community), to provide some insights on how to start a social impact project from scratch. The session also included real-life scenarios which helped the audience envision the different methods and strategies used in project management.



SHARING SESSION | Future Proofing the Youth: Share to Care




Future Proofing the Youth: Share to Care 


Wanting to make a change which brings impact within society is an idea which most people would like to do. However, bringing this idea to life and managing it in the face of challenges such as a pandemic can be difficult. 


In this session, we hear from youth changemakers who have started organisations to address a variety of social  issues  and  to make impact. This sharing session is moderated by Raenuga Indran, Marketing and Partnerships Executive at Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman, and joined by Lincoln Lee, Co-Founder of Rice Inc.Nila Tanzil, Founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi, and Wan Shakila, Manager of Sekolah Alternatif.




PANEL DISCUSSION | The Voices of Today: The Education Dilemma




The Voices of Today: The Education Dilemma 


Education has been a pertinent topic over the years - it is deeper than what is shown in the books and when it comes to attaining quality education, the focus is on the system, resources, and privileges. Due to the CoVid19 pandemic, the gap in access and quality of education gap has widened. 


With Cris Ngo, Learning Manager of PHINMA Education and Teach For the Philippines Alumni, moderating the session, Dato’ Shahira, the Trustee and Managing Director of Yayasan HasanahAzlina Kamal, Education Specialist from UNICEFChan Soon Seng, CEO of Teach for MalaysiaHajar Fazillah as the Youth Representative from Sunway College, and Sarah Jane Fabito, Executive Director of Chapter Head of Batangas of WiTech Philippines, discussed the current education sphere. 


This session brought in industry experts who have worked on the ground to share their insights on the causes of education inequality, the solutions that they have come up with and what is needed to enhance the quality of education in the long run. As the current generation is mainly affected and facing online learning, the youth were given the space to voice out their experiences and thoughts on how we can shape our education moving forward.  





CLOSING | Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, Chairman of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd., CIMB Bank Bhd., and CIMB Bank PLC Cambodia



05.30pm | CLOSING



Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, Chairman of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd., CIMB Bank Bhd., and CIMB Bank PLC Cambodia, concludes the final day of the Summit with an acknowledgement to all speakers and participants and a call for urgent and pragmatic climate action. 





Webinar | Circular Economy Development in a Rapidly Expanding City: Penampang, Sabah, by CEC Penampang



30th October 2020



Penampang: A Case Study of Circular Development in Sabah

Boyd Dionysius Jouman, Senior Vice President & Lead for Resilient Environment, Iskandar Regional Development Authority moderates the discussion with various public and private sector actors who have come together to put the Penampang district on the circular economy map in the last few years. Through his NGO work bringing micro hydro renewable energy to remote villages, Senator Adrian “Banie” Lasimbang, Senator in the Parliament of Malaysia creates a socioeconomic incentive for communities to conserve their watershed. Senator highlights the importance of a participatory approach to ensure the longevity of the project beyond installation. Benny Ng, Council Member, SHAREDA (Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association) then shares about the key role developers can and should play in promoting circular development by leveraging their strategic influence as a bridge between the public and private sectors and engaging with state authorities on the SDGs and proposed bylaws that will help to accelerate circularity as Sabah develops. Freddy Ekol, Councillor of Penampang District Council shares examples of circular economy in Penampang focusing on sustainable economic development and waste-to-energy strategies. The discussion enlightens listeners on the importance of acknowledging native law to empower communities to manage resources in a circular fashion. Chau Loon Wai, Senior lecturer at UTM-Low Carbon Asia Research Centre stresses that incentivising circular practices is key to getting mass buy-in. 



Webinar | Circular Economy Club - Singapore Part 1



30th October 2020



How Architectural Design can be a Core Element for influencing Circular Behaviour: The built environment is a fixture for circularity because of the scale and impact on the environment as a consumer of materials and producer of waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Yann Follain, Managing Director & Head of Design at WY-TO Singapore takes us through the application of circular approaches to the built environment. The four main domains are: design for longevity; design for service; design for reuse and refurbishment; and design for material recovery. He then shows examples of circular buildings from the Asia Pacific region, and ends by calling for a top-down approach of government policies to drive and centralise circularity, coupled with a bottom-up approach of industry and citizens participating and distributing circularity. 




Webinar | Circular Economy Club - Singapore Part 2



30th October 2020



Why e-Commerce needs a Circular Packaging revolution:

The second part of this webinar focuses on circular e-commerce packaging. Marialine Verdickt and Laura Iturria, CEC Singapore Organisers highlights the problem of packaging waste and related emissions. They suggest that a packaging revolution is needed to keep up with increasing demand for fit-for-purpose packaging that meets the unique requirements of e-commerce logistics. Sharing innovative examples, they point to two key players: industry players like fulfilment companies and brands themselves to develop their own solutions that can even become marketing strategies, as well as government to establish e-commerce packaging guidelines.




Webinar | CEC Vienna & CEC London



31st October 2020


CEC Vienna & London: Closed Loop Supply Chains and Circular Start-ups

The first part of this webinar convenes a panel discussion on the transition to closed loop systems in global supply chains. Liwah Wong, Guest Scientist, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin brings the scientific view that much more needs to be know about closed loop systems and the quantifiable impact of various circular approaches. Martin Stavenhagen, Consultant/Coach/Collaborator & Co-Founder of Get Circular with SD Consulting believes more positive direction can be accelerated by government legislation such as the European Green Deal. Drawing parallels with Covid-19, Gabriella Gyori, Sustainable Procurement Officer, CEC Mentor and Procurement Consultant in Berlin says change is not so much a question of responsibility but of cooperation between all parties. The panellists agree that standards are helpful in pointing us all in the same direction. Following this, Dr. David Greenfield, European External Affairs Spokesperson of Circular Economy Club and Founder of SOENECS introduces listeners to CEC London’s activities and some of the exciting developments in circular economy particularly innovations from the start-up scene. He also touches on behavioural change and the funding gap for circular start-ups that must find a way to correlate environmental and social gains with financial value.



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