The Cooler Earth 2022

Facilitating a Just Transition

 

The Cooler Earth is our mission to convene global citizens, experts and key stakeholders to deliberate on what you can do today as an individual and as a business to shape a more sustainable tomorrow.

 

This year's Summit, Facilitating a Just Transition, reflects on the accelerating global action on climate post COP-26, while making climate solutions and social development blueprints more inclusive, equitable and just. The Summit will focus on the significant systemic, business and lifestyle changes urgently needed for humanity to transition to a more livable future, and how this can be done in a way that ‘leaves no one behind’. 

 

Our pledge towards sustainability

During the event, you'll be able to:

 

Get insights from sustainability leaders

Join the Summit and connect with thought leaders and practitioners from around the world on how they are facilitating a just transition. As we race towards a low carbon society, how do we ensure a fair and equitable transition that leaves no one behind? Understand challenges of different stakeholders and be inspired by leaders setting new standards.

Participate in masterclasses  

Join up to six online masterclasses to learn about new tools and emerging environmental and social reporting frameworks. The choice of masterclasses includes practical steps and benefits of sustainable SMEs, addressing forced labour in supply chains, to the latest reporting frameworks on Climate and Nature related financial disclosures.    

 

Learn by doing

Across the region, meet change makers and get involved in your local community. Learn about forest conservation and the wonders of mother nature, upcycle materials rather than dispose, understand challenges of people with disabilities, find out what it takes to initiate a start-up to make an impact and more! 

 

Join us in-person or online! 

Join us in-person at the Summit at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, and our experiential learning in the region. However, if you can’t join us in-person, you can still join the Summit and masterclasses online. Be engaged throughout the Summit through the use of online platforms for polls, Q&A, and translations. 

 

Summit Highlights and Activities

Summit Agenda

The Cooler Earth Summit has been curated with you in mind. Over five days, you can join our Summit, a series of masterclasses to learn and adopt the most up to date tools and framework, or take action and participate in series of experiential activities.

06:00pm – 06:40pm | INSIGHTS - Is Social Entrepreneurship A Profitable Model?

Speaker:

 

Ganesh Muren

Founder
Saora Industries

06:40pm – 07:20pm | CALL-TO-ACTION - Participate to normalise green behaviour towards big impact

Speaker:

 

Inger Andersen

Head, United Nations Environment Programme

20 - 21 Sep 2022 | Hybrid Conference: Facilitating a Just Transition 

Engage in a series of 'dialogues for action' with leaders and experts championing a just transition, and how it will impact employees and communities. Learn more about immediate and pragmatic actions taken to realise a resilient future. Listen to the concerns and challenges of stakeholders as they ensure that a transition towards a sustainable future is just and equitable for all. 

 

Register now to join us in person at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, or online.

 

21 - 22 Sep 2022 | Closing the SDG Finance Gap

An estimated USD7 trillion is needed annually in order to reach the goals of the UN SDGs by 2030. With our partners, this year's Summit will do its part by providing a platform to connect Corporates, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Non-Profit organisations with potential respective funding partners to support their sustainability agenda. 

 

These events are by invitation only.  

 

22 Sep 2022 | Online Masterclasses 

Choose to join up to six masterclasses delivered by industry experts aimed to provide clear insights, practical tools and tips to manage your social and environmental issues, and getting your sustainability journey on track. 

 

All summit participants are automatically registered. No separate registration needed. 

 

23 - 24 Sep 2022 | Regional Experiential Learning

Meet change makers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia and get involved in your local community. From forest conservation workshops and reducing food waste, to understanding challenges of people with disabilities, the experiential events will provide opportunities to increase your knowledge and empathy for different communities where you live.   

 

Registration is required as spaces are limited.

 

06:00pm – 06:40pm | INSIGHTS - Is Social Entrepreneurship A Profitable Model?

Speaker:

 

Ganesh Muren

Founder
Saora Industries

06:40pm – 07:20pm | CALL-TO-ACTION - Participate to normalise green behaviour towards big impact

Speaker:

 

Inger Andersen

Head, United Nations Environment Programme

06:00pm – 06:40pm | INSIGHTS - Is Social Entrepreneurship A Profitable Model?

Speaker:

 

Ganesh Muren

Founder
Saora Industries

06:40pm – 07:20pm | CALL-TO-ACTION - Participate to normalise green behaviour towards big impact

Speaker:

 

Inger Andersen

Head, United Nations Environment Programme

20 Sep 2022 | Hybrid Conference: Facilitating a Just Transition

Time Zone: GMT+8
Register now to join us in person at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, or online.

 

08.50am |

Arrival of YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz and H.E. Karima El-Korri   

 

 

09.00am |

Arrival of HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah 

 

09.15am |

Emcee Welcome

 

09.25am |

Welcome Remarks

Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Group Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Group

 

10.10am |

Ministerial Panel: Accelerating Climate Action & Justice

YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Bin Tengku Abdul AzizMinister of Finance, Malaysia
H.E. Sri Mulyani IndrawatiMinister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
Moderator: H.E. Karima El Korri,  UN Resident Coordinator in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore
 

10.50am |

Coffee Break

 

11.20am |

ASEAN Focus: The Business Case for Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Dato' Azmir MericanGroup Managing Director, Sime Darby Property Berhad
Mr. Raphael Cheminat, Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of South East Asia, Societe Generale
Mr. Thammasak Sethaudom, Executive Vice President, The Siam Cement Public Company Limited
Ms. Maya Hari, Chief Executive Officer, Terrascope
Moderator: Mr. Dave SivaprasadManaging Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group
 

12.50pm |

Lunch

 

02.10pm |

Setting the Stage: The Science Behind a Just Transition

Professor Dr. Joy PereiraVice-Chair, Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment Report
 

02.20pm |

Financing a Just Transition

H.E. Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia 
Ms. Kate HughesSenior Climate Change Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank 
Ms. Miranda CarrHead of Applied ESG & Climate Research, MSCI
Ms. Katie Treadwell, Energy Policy Officer, WWF European Policy Office
Moderator: Mr. Ng Cho Weng, Managing Director, Head of Regional M&A and Sponsors, CIMB Bank Singapore

 

03.40pm |

Coffee Break

 

04.00pm |

Discussion: Partnerships for a Just Transition

Mr. Michael Stanley, Global Leader - Support to Coal Transition, The World Bank
Mr. Nick RobinsProfessor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment 
Mr. Paul Wong Chee Kin, President and Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Thai Bank
Datin Mina Cheah-FoongManaging Director, InNature Berhad                    
Ms. Melissa Do, Manager, Climate Change, BSR
Moderator: Mr. Nick KhawHead of Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad 
 

05.30pm |

Special Focus: The Doughnut Economy

Mr. Erinch SahanBusiness and Enterprise Lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab 
 

05.50pm |

Closing     

Ms. Luanne SiehHead of Group Sustainability, CIMB Group
 

21 Sep 2022 | Hybrid Conference: Facilitating a Just Transition

Time Zone: GMT+8
Register now to join us in person at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, or online.
 

09.00am |

Welcome Note 

Mr. Gurdip Singh SidhuGroup Chief People Officer and Group Chief Sustainability Officer, CIMB Group
 

09.10am |

Setting the Context: Just Transition for Indigenous Communities

Ms. Vicky Tauli-CorpuzFormer Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, UN Human Rights Council
 

09.30am |

The Business Case for Social Justice 

Mr. Eric RoederTechnical Specialist on Green Jobs, Climate Action and Resilience through Just Transition - Asia Pacific Region, ILO
Mr. Kiu Jia YawCo-Deputy Chair, Malaysian Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee​
Ms. Sharan BurrowGeneral Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Ms. Tamara GondoCEO, Liberty Society (Indonesia)
Moderator: Dr. Kishore RavuriHead, Sustainability, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad

 

Facilitating a Just Transition in Indonesia

09:00am (GMT+7)
Side event conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, in parallel with The Cooler Earth Summit in Kuala Lumpur. Register now to join the session online. 
 
Opening Remark by:
H.E. Airlangga HartartoCoordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Republic of Indonesia
 
Panel Discussion by:
Mr. Marc Schmidt, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Mr. Fadli RahmanDirector, PT Pertamina Power Indonesia
Mr. Lucas KurniawanCEO, PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk
Ms. Lauren BlascoPrincipal & Head of ESG, AC Ventures

 

11.00am |

Coffee Break

 

11.30am |

Civil Society and a Just Transition

Professor Datuk Dr. Denison JayasooriaHead of APPGM-SDG Secretariat;

Senior Fellow ISIS Malaysia 

Ms. Anne Lasimbang, Executive Director, Partners of Community Organizations in Sabah 
Mr. Jaton Zulueta, Founder, AHA Learning Center (Philippines)
Ms. Ivy Wong Abdullah, Lead, Environment, Yayasan Hasanah
Moderator: Ms. Nadia Heng
 

12.30pm |

Lunch

 

02.00pm |

Showcase: Business Champions of the Just Transition

Ms. Tanah SullivanHead of Sustainability, GoTo Group 
Ms. Sharon Tan, Strategic Engagement Director, Coca-Cola Bottling Investments Group 
Mr. Pakkapol LeopairutExecutive Vice President, TPI Polene Power Public Company Limited 
Moderator: Ms. Teoh Su Yin, Senior Independent Director, CIMB Group
 

03.30pm |

Coffee Break

 

04.00pm |

Voices of the Future

Ms. Thuy Anh NgoCEO and Founder, HASU (Vietnam)
Mr. Lakshwin MurugaChief Operating Officer, Women of Will (Malaysia)
Ms. Wong Yun QiuPolicy and Research Volunteer, Malaysian Youth Delegation (Malaysia)
Mr. Gigih Septianto, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WeCare.id​ (Indonesia)
Moderator: Ms. Tan Zhai Yun (Nat), Editor of ESG, The Edge (Malaysia)

 

05.30pm |

Forecasting the Future    

Mr. Paul Nicklen, Award-Winning National Geographic Wildlife Photographer, Co-Founder of SeaLegacy 
  

05.50pm |

Closing     

Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, Chairman, CIMB Group    
 

06:00pm – 06:40pm | INSIGHTS - Is Social Entrepreneurship A Profitable Model?

Speaker:

 

Ganesh Muren

Founder
Saora Industries

06:40pm – 07:20pm | CALL-TO-ACTION - Participate to normalise green behaviour towards big impact

Speaker:

 

Inger Andersen

Head, United Nations Environment Programme

21 - 22 Sep 2022 | Closing the SDG Finance Gap

Time Zone: GMT +8
By Invitation Only.
Email sustainabilityevents@cimb.com for enquiries.
 

Sustainability Corporate Day

There are increasing demands for corporates to implement a transition plan and invest in innovation in-line with a low-carbon society. Organised for investors, CIMB in partnership with CGS-CIMB, will showcase regional corporates and how they are addressing social and environmental risks, as well as transitioning towards a low-carbon economy. 

 

CIMB ESG-SME Pitch Challenge

SMEs are the economic heartbeat of local economies but are at risk of being left out of supply chain and financing opportunities. Championed by CIMB Islamic, and with our partners pitchIN, Private Financing Advisory Network, and PwC Malaysia, the pitch challenge facilitates connections between prospective investors, with SMEs operating in the ESG space, to enable them to scale up.  
 

Non-Profit Organisations

Did you know that there are more than 100,000 non-profit organisations in Malaysia alone? Around the region, NGOs are working to make the lives of local communities, and the environment, better. However, funding to sustain their efforts is an on-going challenge. CIMB Foundation, along with partner foundations, are seeking to identify and fund smaller NGOs that have the potential to make significant impact in the lives of local communities. 

 

22 Sep 2022 | Online Masterclasses

Time Zone: GMT+8
All participants are automatically registered. 
More details on masterclasses can be found here.  
 

09.00am |

Developing a Net Zero Roadmap

Mr. Andrew ChanSouth East Asia's Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, PwC Malaysia; Lead, CEO Action Network (CAN) Capacity Building Workstream
 

10.15am |

Addressing ESG & Forced Labour Issues: Lessons from the Palm Oil Industry

Mr. Terence TooManager - Social and Human Rights, Earthworm Foundation
Ms. Sivasankari RanganathanManager - Innovation, Earthworm Foundation
 

11.30am |

Impact-Based Materiality and Trends in Global Disclosure Requirements

Ms. Rosa KusbiantoroDirector, Business for Social Responsibility 
 

12.45pm |

Lunch

 

02.00pm |

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Reporting for Scope 1, 2 & 3

Mr. Nik Shahrizal SulaimanRisk Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia
Mr. David TohSenior Manager, Assurance, PwC Malaysia
 

03.15pm |

Measuring What Matters Beyond Climate: Nature-related Disclosure by Businesses and Financiers

Mr. Guy WilliamsNature Lead, Deloitte
Ms. Olivia ScholtzSenior Project Manager, HCV Network

04.30pm |

How SMEs Can Create a More Sustainable World: Practical Steps and Benefits for Your Business

Ms. Aleksandra Zaronina-KirillovaHead of SME Professional Insights, ACCA 

 

06:00pm – 06:40pm | INSIGHTS - Is Social Entrepreneurship A Profitable Model?

Speaker:

 

Ganesh Muren

Founder
Saora Industries

06:40pm – 07:20pm | CALL-TO-ACTION - Participate to normalise green behaviour towards big impact

Speaker:

 

Inger Andersen

Head, United Nations Environment Programme

23 - 24 Sep 2022 | Regional Experiential Learning 

Time Zone: Local Time
Registration required.
More details on experiential learning can be found here.  
 

23 Sept 2022

12.00pm - 04.00pm |

 

Facilitating Equal Opportunity, Bangkok 

By Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
 

01.00pm - 04.00pm |

Start Up Ecosystem Tour, Phnom Penh

By Impact Hub Cambodia 
 

24 Sept 2022

08.30am - 01.00pm |

 

Celebrate FSC Forest Week 2022 at Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur

By Forest Stewardship Council Malaysia, Free Tree Society and The Green Factory
 

08.00am - 12.00pm |

Managing Food Waste in Kuala Lumpur

By The Lost Food Project

 

09.00am - 05.00pm |

The Bliss and Blessings of Bamboo, Lombok

By Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI)
 

01.00pm - 04.00pm |

Material Upcycling and Reusing, Makerspace, Kuala Lumpur 

By ME.REKA

 

08.00pm - 10.00pm |

The Magical Mysteries of Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur 

By Friends of Bukit Kiara
 

08.00pm - 10.00pm |

Mangrove Rambling - Night Walk, Pasir Ris Park, Singapore

By The Untamed Paths
 

 

Speakers

 

Mr. Paul Nicklen

Photographer; Marine Biologist; Author; Conservationist

YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz

Minister of Finance, Malaysia

H.E. Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

H.E. Airlangga Hartarto

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia

Professor Dr. Joy Pereira

Vice-Chair, Working Group II of the IPCC for the Sixth Assessment Report, Principal Research Fellow, Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM)

Mr. Erinch Sahan

Business and Enterprise Lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL)

H.E. Karima El Korri

UN Resident Coordinator in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam United Nations

Ms. Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

H.E. Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti

Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas of the Republic of Indonesia

Ms. Anne Lasimbang

Founder and Executive Director, PACOS TRUST (Partners of Community Organizations in Sabah)

Professor Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria

Co-Chair, Malaysia CSO-SDG Alliance

Dato’ Azmir Merican

Group Managing Director, Sime Darby Property Berhad

Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Executive Director, Tebtebaba Foundation (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)

Mr. Thammasak Sethaudom

Executive Vice President, The Siam Cement Public Company Limited

Ms. Maya Hari

Chief Executive Officer, Terrascope

Ms. Tanah Sullivan

Group Head of Sustainability, GoTo

Ms. Wendy Walker

Chief of Social Development Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank

Knowledge Partners

Supporting Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

In-Person Sessions

 

How do I join the in-person Summit? 

 

Please register and indicate your preference to join the Summit in person in Kuala Lumpur. Please wait to receive an email confirming your physical seat. Due to the overwhelming interest in the Summit, we cannot accommodate everyone physically. However, all are welcome to join online. If we are unable to welcome you in person, we will still be able to provide you with the link to attend the Summit virtually.

 

Do I have to pay to attend the Summit? 

 

No, it is a complimentary event. 

 

For more queries and technical assistance, please email sustainabilityevents@cimb.com.

 

Online Sessions

 

How do I join the online sessions?

 

You must be registered before you can access the live streaming event. 

 

If you are joining via computer, click on the links provided in the confirmation email upon registration. You will need Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.6-8. Use Google Chrome (latest 3 versions) and Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based latest 3 versions and RS2 or later) for the best experience. Internet Explorer, Safari and Explorer are not supported. 

 

If you are joining via mobile or tablet, click on the links provided in the confirmation email and the login page will open via your browser automatically.  Please sign in before you join the session.

 

For registered users, simply key in the same email and password that was used when setting up access to the streaming site for the first time. 

 

Where do I get the links to the online sessions?

 

We will send out email reminders with the link to the online sessions, calendar invites and upcoming agenda of the Summit. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder OR your promotions tab (Gmail users). 

 

Can I view previous online sessions?

 

All online sessions will be posted on The Cooler Earth website under "Past Sessions Videos", about 1 or 2 days after the event.

 

For more queries and technical assistance, please email sustainabilityevents@cimb.com.

Other General Information

 

Can I attend the experiential learning sessions? 

 

Yes you can. However, due to limited slots, we encourage you to register and you will be notified closer to the event if you are have been given a slot. 

 

Can I attend the Closing the SDG Finance Gap events? 

 

These are by invitation only. If you would like to enquire if your organisation would qualify to participate, please email sustainabilityevents@cimb.com.

 

For more queries and technical assistance, please email sustainabilityevents@cimb.com.

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