Know more about The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit 2019 here.

The Cooler Earth 2020:

Recovery, Resilience, Responsibility 

Humanity is at a crossroads. With the unprecedented global climate emergency, we are seeing tipping points with social and environmental upheaval in countries worldwide. The conversation around social inequalities and injustice has risen to the fore. The unprecedented pandemic has put us through a stress test of a world impacted by various environmental and social risks. We can neither live in denial nor ignore the need for urgent action. The new normal is all about Recovery, Resilience, and Responsibility. Only sustainable businesses and communities can emerge stronger and better prepared for future challenges.

 

Join CIMB and its knowledge partners, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Impacto, and Think City at The Cooler Earth 2020. The Cooler Earth is our mission to convene global citizens, experts and important stakeholders to deliberate on what you can do today as an individual and as a business to shape a more sustainable tomorrow. 

 

 

 

 

Being Responsible Today to Shape a Better Tomorrow 

This year, The Cooler Earth 2020 takes place throughout September and October 2020 and will continue with an urgent call-to-action on sustainable development, and discuss how our actions today will directly impact the well-being of the current and future generations.

 

This year’s Summit expands its focus to the ASEAN region, and through both digital and in-person engagements, encourages participation of leading industry practitioners, global experts, leaders, financiers, investors, policy-makers, and every individual who wishes to influence the present and shape our future. 

Week 1 | 7 - 13 Sep 2020 | Profits with a Purpose
Time Zone: GMT+8

 

Tuesday 8 Sep, 4.00pm

Webinar: Profits with a Purpose

 

Thursday 10 Sep, 5.00pm 

Online Talk: Sustainability Careers | Building a Sustainable World

 

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Open Studio: Art Exhibition (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Guided Biodiversity Walk (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), and more.

 

 

Week 2 | 14 – 20 Sep 2020 | Resilient Communities
Time Zone: GMT+8

 

Tuesday 15 Sep, 10.00am

Webinar: Resilient Cities and Communities

 

Wednesday 16 Sep, 8.00pm

Online Workshop: Sea Monkey Upcycle Totebag Handicraft Workshop

 

Thursday 17 Sep, 10.00am

Online Masterclass: Integrating SDGs into Corporate Reporting

 

Saturday 19 Sep, 11.00 am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

Online Workshop: Sea Monkey Fishnet Upcycling Workshop

 

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Dialogue In The Dark Experiential Tour (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Edible Garden Tour (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Curiocity Walking Tour (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), and more.

 

 

Week 3 | 21 – 27 Sep 2020 | Boards and Sustainability Leadership
Time Zone: GMT+8

 

Tuesday 22 Sep, 4.00pm

Webinar: Regulation and Board Intervention

 

Thursday 24 Sep, 5.00pm

Online Talk: Sustainability Careers | Managing Change for Sustainability 

 

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Open Studio: Art Exhibition (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Nature Education Workshop (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), and more.

 

 

Week 4 | 28 Sep – 4 Oct 2020 | Green Growth
Time Zone: GMT+8

 

Tuesday 29 Sep, 10.00am

Webinar: Building on the Past for the Future

 

Thursday 1 Oct, 9.00am  

Webinar: Business and the Environment

 

Friday 2 Oct, 10.00am  

Online Masterclass: Tools and Resources for Environmental Risk Management

 

Saturday 3 Oct, 11.00 am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

Online Workshop: Sea Monkey Fishnet Upcycling Workshop

 

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Urban Farming Workshop (in-person in Singapore),  Modern Sustainable Architecture Guided Tour (in-person in Singapore), Dialogue In The Dark Experiential Tour (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Curiocity Walking Tour (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), and more.

 

 

Week 5 | 5 – 11 Oct 2020 | Climate Action
Time Zone: GMT+8

 

Tuesday 6 Oct, 6.30pm

Webinar: Business and Climate Consciousness

 

Thursday 8 Oct, 5.00pm

Online Talk: Sustainability Careers | Operationalising Sustainability

 

Friday 9 Oct, 10.00am

Online Masterclass: Understanding the Financial Impacts of Climate Change

 

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Open Studio: Art Exhibition (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Guided Biodiversity Walk (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), and more.

 

 

Week 6 | 12 – 18 Oct 2020 | Sustainable Finance
Time Zone: GMT+8

 

Tuesday 13 Oct, 10.00am

Webinar: Urban Financing

 

Thursday 15 Oct, 4.00pm

Webinar: ESG Financing for Business

 

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Cuisine In The Dark (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Upcycled Tote Bag Workshop (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Curiocity Walking Tour (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), and more.

 

 

Week 7 | 19 – 25 Oct 2020 | Equitable Societies
Time Zone: GMT+8

 

Tuesday 20 Oct, 4.00pm

Webinar: Business and Society 

 

Thursday 22 Oct, 10.00am

Online Masterclass: Rethinking Supply Chain Responsibility

 

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Nature Education Workshop (in-person in Kuala Lumpur), Open Studio: Art Exhibition (in-person in Kuala Lumpur)and more.

 

Week 8 | 26 – 31 Oct 2020 | Circular Cities Week
Time Zone: GMT+7

 

Tuesday 27 Oct, 10.00am

Webinar: Advocating Circular Economy Towards Reducing Waste

 

Wednesday 28 Oct, 10.30am

Webinar: Penang’s Circular Cities Pilot Projects

 

Wednesday 28 Oct, 2.00pm

Webinar: Applying the Circular Economy Model in Food and Beverage Service Industry

 

Thursday 29 Oct

Online Talk: Pacitan, Indonesia (TBD)

Online Lab: Thailand Circular Design Lab

 

Friday 30 Oct

Online Talk: Singapore / Indonesia Circular Cities (TBC)

 

Saturday 31 Oct

Webinar: UN World Cities Day

 

 

Week 1 | 7  13 September | Profits with a Purpose

 

The eight-week insightful and experiential journey of sustainability begins on an introspective note. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that no individual and business is immune to sustainability risks. If you don’t act today, tomorrow may see you struggling to survive, to compete, to thrive. We are at a tipping point. Learn what we need to do to secure a sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations of people and businesses.

Tuesday 8 Sep 4.00 – 6.40pm (GMT+8) | Webinar: Profits with a Purpose

The global coronavirus pandemic presents lessons on business resilience and an opportunity to recover stronger and better. 

  • How does sustainability help businesses have a healthy response and recovery from the effects of COVID-19?
  • Are there viable alternatives to the current model of growth-at-all-costs?

 

04.00pm | WELCOME NOTE | Are You in Denial? Save Our Planet, Save Your Business

Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Group CEO, CIMB Group

 

 

04.10pm | INSIGHTS | Why is it Time to Rethink the Triple Bottom-Line? 

John Elkington, Author of The Triple Bottom-Line, Founder and Director, Volans

 

 

04.55pm | PANEL DISCUSSION | Sustainability Post COVID-19

Catie Shavin, Director, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights 

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Ltd

Kiu Jia Yaw, CSO-SDG Alliance

Moderator: Dr. Kishore Ravuri, Chief Impact Officer, Impacto

 

 

06.00pm | FIRESIDE CHAT | Social Entrepreneurship and Stakeholder Capitalism - A Profitable Model?

Julia Chong, Founder and CEO, The Truly Loving Company

Ganesh Muren, Founder, Saora Industries

Moderator: Dzuleira Abu Bakar, CEO, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC)  

 

Thursday 10 Sep 5.00 – 6.30pm (GMT+8) | Online Talk: Sustainability Careers | Building a Sustainable World

 
Business for Good | A Social Entrepreneur's Perspective
 
 
Championing Local Voices | A Local NGO's Perspective

         

 

Collective Global Effort | An International NGO's Perspective 
 
 
Engineering a Sustainable Future | An Engineer's Perspective
 
 
Planning for a Better Future | An Architect's Perspective
 

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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

This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Saturday 12 Sep 09.30 – 11.30am

Guided Biodiversity Walk 

In-person at Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 12 Sep & Sunday 13 Sep 10.00am – 10.00pm

Open Studio: Art Exhibition

In-person at Tun Perak Co-op Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 12 Sep 10.00am – 3.00pm

Community Placemaking with Epic (Workshop)

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

 

Week 2 | 14 – 20 September | Resilient Communities

 

We may not often think of the many adverse environmental and social impacts in the communities where we live, work, and play. The dynamics are complex. When a part of the community gets disrupted or faces threats, everyone could be affected. So, what makes communities progress and live in harmony? This week, let us learn more about resilient communities and our role in shaping them.

Tuesday 15 Sep 10.00 – 11.30am (GMT+8) | Webinar: Resilient Cities and Communities

10.00am | Planning for Post Pandemic Recovery

Dr. Vijay Jagannathan, Secretary General, CityNet

 
 
10.30am | Social Housing Renewal – Imperative and Opportunity to Build Resilience

Uta Dietrich, Senior Programme Manager, Think City

 

 

11.00am | Community Resilience – Coastal Ecosystems

 Julian Hyde, General Manager, Reef Check Malaysia

 

 

Moderator: Duncan CaveProgramme Manager, Think City 

 

Thursday 17 Sep 10.00 – 11.30am (GMT+8) | Online Masterclass: Integrating SDGs into Corporate Reporting

Integrating SDGs into Corporate Reporting

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

Ezy Rudin, Head of Programs, UN Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY)

Redha Shukor, Director, Operations and Sustainability Leader, PwC Malaysia

Haafiz Nordin, Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Malaysia

 

 

Co-hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and UN Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY).

 

This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Wednesday 16 Sep 8.00 – 10.30am

Malaysia Day: Streets of KL – A Guided Tour, by Heritage Output Lab

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Wednesday 16 Sep 8.00 – 9.00pm (GMT+8)

Sea Monkey Upcycle Totebag Handicraft Workshop

Online

 

Friday 18 Sep 10.30am – 12.30pm

Dialogue in the Dark – Experiential Tour

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 19 Sep 10.00 – 11.00am

Sayur In The City at Eats, Shoots & Roots

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 19 Sep & Sunday 20 Sep 

Curiocity Walking Tour

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 19 Sep 10.00am – 3.00pm

Community Placemaking with Epic (Workshop)

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 19 Sep 11.00am – 12.00pm, 2.00 – 3.00pm & 4.00 – 5.00pm

Sea Monkey Fishnet Upcycling Workshop

In-person in Subang

 

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

Week 3 | 21 – 27 September | Boards and Sustainability Leadership                       

 

Let us look at the most important aspect that will shape our future – Leadership. Without it, we are bound to lose sight of what needs to be done to survive through various economic, environmental and social risks. This week, we will look at what leaders and champions at various levels can do to help manage the fast-changing world of governance, business and society.

Tuesday 22 Sep 4.00 – 6.40pm (GMT+8) | Webinar: Regulation and Board Intervention

Change must be driven by those in leadership. In this series, we will answer these questions:

  • What can and should Boards do to protect their companies against sustainability risks?
  • What government incentives can businesses and the public expect in the near future?

 

 

04.00pm | WELCOME NOTE | Leadership for Change

Teoh Su Yin, Board Member, CIMB Group

 

 

04.10pm | INSIGHTS | Are You Ready? Tough Regulations; But with Incentives 

Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Water

 

 

04.45pm | CALL TO ACTION | Intervene and Drive Action

Philippe Joubert, Founder and CEO, Earth on Board

 

 

05.20pm | FIRESIDE CHAT | Climate Transition and the Role Of Boards

Karina Litvack, Founder, WEF Climate Governance Initiative

Datin Seri Sunita RajakumarFounding Chairperson, Climate Governance Malaysia

Moderator: Dr. Adam Ng, Sustainable Finance Expert, WWF-Malaysia

 

 

06.10pm | CALL TO ACTION | A Message from Investors to Boards

Amar Gill, Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship APAC, BlackRock

 

Thursday 24 Sep 5.00 – 6.30pm (GMT+8) | Online Talk: Sustainability Careers | Managing Change for Sustainability

 
Sustainability Governance | A Government Officer's Perspective
 
 
Educating Sustainability Champions | An Academic's Perspective

         

 

Impact Assessment for Sustainability | An EIA Consultant's Perspective 

 

 

Supporting Corporates to be Sustainable | A Sustainability Consultant's Perspective
 
 
Sustainability Assurance | An Auditor's Perspective
 

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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

This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Wednesday 23 Sep 10.30am & Saturday 26 Sep 4.00pm

Nature Education Programme 

In-person at Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 26 Sep & Sunday 27 Sep 10.00am – 10.00pm

Open Studio: Art Exhibition

In-person at Tun Perak Co-op Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur   

 

Saturday 26 Sep 10.00am – 3.00pm

Community Placemaking with Epic (Workshop) 

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

 

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.

Tuesday 29 Sep 10.00 – 11.30am (GMT+8) | Webinar: Building on the Past for the Future

10.00am | Built Heritage: A Model of Sustainability

Aufa Abd Rahman, Programme Manager, Conservation and Adaptive Reuse, Think City 

 

 

10.20am | Old Buildings, New Lives

Sazlin SabriProgramme Manager, Conservation and Adaptive Reuse, Think City 

 

 

10.40am | Building a New Tomorrow

Dr. Tan Loke Mun, Founding Director, ArchiCentre Sdn Bhd

 

Moderator: Duncan Cave, Programme Manager, Think City 

 

Thursday 1 Oct 9.00 – 10.30am (GMT+8) | Webinar: Business and the Environment

09.00am | WELCOME NOTE | Protecting the Environment for a Greener Planet

Luanne Sieh, Head, Group Sustainability, CIMB Group

 

 

09.10am | CALL TO ACTION | Participate to Normalise Green Behaviour  

Dechen Tsering, Director, Asia and the Pacific Office, United Nations Environment Programme 

                                      

 

09.45am | INSIGHTS | Removing Waste from the Equation: Lessons from Subaru

Denise Coogan, Environmental Partnership Manager, Subaru America

 

 

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

Friday 2 Oct 10.00 – 11.00am (GMT+8) | Online Masterclass: Environmental Risk Management

Sustainability Tools & Resources for Environmental Risk Management
Sylvain Augoyard, Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF-Singapore
Adrian Fenton, WWF-Singapore (TBC)

 

This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Monday 28 Sep & Friday 2 Oct 3.00 – 6.00pm 

ComCrop Urban Farming Workshop

In-person in Singapore

 

Tuesday 29 Sep & Thursday 1 Oct 5.00 – 6.30pm

Unveiling Sustainability at Gardens By The Bay by Atelier Ten

In-person at Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

 
Friday 2 Oct 10.30am – 12.30pm

Dialogue In the Dark – Experiential Tour

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 3 Oct & Sunday 4 Oct 

Curiocity Walking Tour

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 3 Oct 11.00am – 12.00pm, 2.00 – 3.00pm & 4.00 – 5.00pm

Sea Monkey Fishnet Upcycling Workshop

In-person in Subang

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

 

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. 

Tuesday 6 Oct 6.30 – 8.05pm (GMT+8) | Webinar: Business and Climate Consciousness

06.30pm | WELCOME NOTE | Our House is on Fire

Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad

 

 

06.40pm | CALL TO ACTION | Do the Right Thing: Make Choices for a Better Tomorrow

Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International

 

 

07.05pm | PANEL DISCUSSION | Climate Mobilisation – A Collective Responsibility

Margaret Klein Salamon, Founding Director, The Climate Mobilization

Dr. Simon Lord, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation 

Ralph Dixon, Director of Environmental Investments, YTL Corporation 

Pushkala Ratan, Regional Lead for Climate Finance, IFC

Moderator: Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar, Founding Chairperson, Corporate Governance Initiative, Malaysian Chapter

 

Thursday 8 Oct 10.00 – 10.55am (GMT+8) | Webinar: Nature-based Solutions

10.00am | Nature-based Solutions for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in Malaysia

Sofia Castelo, Co-Lead, Resilience Community of Practice, Think City

Sandra Paisek, TBC

 

Moderator: Duncan Cave, Programme Manager, Think City

 

      

Thursday 8 Oct 5.00 – 6.30pm (GMT+8) | Online Talk: Sustainability Careers | Operationalising Sustainability

Sustainable Financing | Perspectives from a Bank

Octa Bagus Ivanandy, CIMB Niaga, Indonesia       

  

Sustainable Consumer Goods | Perspectives from a Global Trader

Nasuha Thaha, Cargill Singapore        

        
Sustainable Energy | Insights from the Oil & Gas Sector        

 

Sustainable Construction | Developments in line with SDGs
 

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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

Friday 9 Oct 10.00 – 11.00am (GMT+8) | Online Masterclass: Understanding the Financial Impacts of Climate Change

Understanding the Financial Impacts of Climate Change

Megan Lawson, Country Manager, ERM

 

This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Saturday 10 Oct 9.30 – 11.30am

Guided Biodiversity Walk 

In-person at Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur

 
Saturday 10 Oct 6.00pm

Glow Worms to Fireflies: The Magical Mysteries of Bukit Kiara, by Friends of Bukit Kiara

In-person at Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 10 Oct & Sunday 11 Oct 10.00am – 10.00pm

Open Studio: Art Exhibition

In-person at Tun Perak Co-op Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

 

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.

Tuesday 13 Oct 10.00 – 11.30am (GMT+8) | Webinar: Urban Financing

10.00am | Financing Sustainable Cities

Wadzi Katsidzira, Initiative LeadGlobal Development Incubator

 

Moderator: Duncan Cave, Programme Manager Think City

 

Thursday 15 Oct 4.00 – 5.35pm (GMT+8) | Webinar: ESG Financing for Business

04.00pm | CALL TO ACTION | Reboot your Business for a Better Tomorrow

Rob CoombeSustainability Sponsor, CIMB Board of Directors

 

04.10pm | PANEL DISCUSSION | Changing Financing Requirements and Impacts on Customers 

Gurdip Singh Sidhu, Group Chief Strategy and Design Officer, CIMB Group

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, DBS Bank

Kylie Macfarlane, Founder and Managing Director, Novis Aurora Consulting (TBC)

Moderator: Simone Dettling, Banking Team Lead, UNEP Finance Initiative

 

05.15pm | INSIGHTS | Better Value through Responsible Investing

TBD

 

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

This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Friday, 16 Oct Evening

Dialogue in the Dark: Cuisine In The Dark

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday, 17 Oct 10.00am – 1.00pm

Upcycled Tote Bag Upcycling Workshop

In-person at YWCA, Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 17 Oct & Sunday 18 Oct 

Curiocity Walking Tour

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 17 Oct & Sunday 18 Oct 9.00am – 5.00pm

Community Placemaking with Epic (Protoype Build)

In-person in Kuala Lumpur

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

 

Week 7 | 19 – 25 October | Equitable Societies

 

Can societies thrive if we continue to turn a blind eye towards the issues that the planet and people are facing? If social inequalities and injustices keep growing, tomorrow we will face poverty, diseases, religious and cultural intolerance, discrimination, chaos and war. Come and learn what we can do as citizens and as members of societies to shape a future that we all deserve, to secure a cooler and kinder Earth.

Tuesday 20 Oct 4.00 – 5.50pm (GMT+8) | Webinar: Business and Society

04.00pm | WELCOME NOTE | Advancing Customers and Society 

Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, Chairperson, CIMB Group

 

 

04.10pm | CALL TO ACTION | Drive Purpose by Putting People First 

Dato' Hamidah Naziadin, Chief People Officer, CIMB Group

 

 

04.35pm | INSIGHTS | Stakeholder Spotlight: Civil Society Expectations Towards Businesses

Datuk Denison Jayasooria, CSO-SDG Alliance 

 

 

05.10pm | INSIGHTS | How to Identify and Assess Supply Chain Risks

Mabel Wong, Senior Director, Sustainability Consulting Asia-Pacific, ELEVATE

 

Thursday 22 Oct 10.00 – 11.00am (GMT+8) | Online Masterclass: Rethinking Responsibility in Our Supply Chain

Rethinking Models for Supply Chain Responsibility to Address Migrant Workers' Vulnerabilities

Jet Urmeneta, Capacity Building Manager, Verité Southeast Asia

 

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

This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Wednesday 21 Oct 10.30am – 12.30pm & Saturday 24 Oct 4.00 – 6.00pm

Nature Education Programme 

In-person at Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur

 

Saturday 24 Oct & Sunday 25 Oct 10.00am – 10.00pm

Open Studio: Art Exhibition

In-person at Tun Perak Co-op Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

 

Week 8 | 26 – 31 October | Circular Cities Week

 

By 2050, 70% of humanity will live in cities. We will conclude the Summit by looking ahead to the future of cities. Circular economies and cities are an inevitable scenario amid rising demand for our planet’s finite resources and sinks. We will look at what it will take to go circular, from an individual-level, to cities and national-levels across ASEAN.

Tuesday 27 Oct 10.00 – 11.30am (GMT+8) | Webinar: Advocating Circular Economy Towards Reducing Waste

10.00am | A City's Answer to Reduce Waste

Jacqueline Chang, Country Representative, Circular Economy Club Malaysia

 

 

10.20am | A Personal Answer to Reduce Waste 

Melissa Tan, Zero Waste Practitioner and TV Host 

 

 

10.40am | A Nation's Answer to Reduce Waste

Zinaida, TBC 

 

 

Moderator: Duncan Cave, Programme Manager, Think City

 

Wednesday 28 Oct (GMT+8) | Webinar: Penang’s Circular Cities Pilot Projects – What we have done from 2020-2021 with our local and international partners? (TBC)

10.30am | Overview of Circular Cities Pilot Projects

Jacqueline Chang, Country Representative, Circular Economy Club Malaysia

 

 

TBD | Spotlight on Pilot Projects and Circular City Canvas for Penang cities 

Josephine Tan, General Manager of Penang Green Council and CEC Co-Organiser for Penang 

 

 

Wednesday 28 Oct (GMT+8)| Webinar: Applying the Circular Economy Model in Food and Beverage Service Industry (TBC)

2.00pm | Overview of CEC Petaling Jaya's initiatives

Jacqueline Chang, Country Representative, Circular Economy Club Malaysia

 

 

TBD | Circular Solutions for Food & Beverage Service Industries

Sudy Yeo, CEC Co-Organiser for Petaling Jaya

 

 

Thursday 29 Oct | Online Talk: Pacitan, Indonesia Circular Cities (TBC)

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Thursday 29 Oct | Online Lab: Thailand Circular Design Lab

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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

Friday 30 Oct | Online Talk: Indonesia / Singapore Circular Cities (TBC)

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Saturday 31 Oct | Webinar: UN World Cities Day

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This Week's Experiential Learning Sessions

Wednesday, 28 Oct | TBD

Penang Circular Cities

Online 

 

Friday, 30 Oct | TBD

Indonesia/Singapore TBC

Online

 

Saturday, 31 Oct | TBD

UN World Cities Day

In-person at Tun Perak Coop Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

 

Click here for more info on all Experiential Learning Sessions

Past Events

 

We haven't held any events yet. Check back here for recorded past events starting 8th September 2020!

Carbon Offset Partners

In 2020, we are offsetting our carbon footprint from the following projects:

Partners

Towards a Carbon-Neutral Summit

For an event where climate change and green finance is on the agenda, we made sure that the potential footprint from the summit itself does not fall to the wayside amid all the high-level engagement. We are pleased to share that this summit aims to be a carbon-neutral event in line with its principles – from sourcing for F&B and summit materials, to digitising all conference communications and offsetting delegates’ carbon emissions from event energy use, travel, etc. 

Participation in The Cooler Earth summit is complimentary. In the spirit of awareness and personal responsibility, we encouraged delegates to voluntarily offset their average carbon footprint from participating in this event.

Why is Carbon Footprint Important?

The 5th Assessment Report on climate change by the IPCC shows that the increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations over the past 100 years has predominantly been caused by human activities.

GHG like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide trap heat on the Earth’s surface, leading to rising global temperatures and the climate crisis, which give rise to adverse effects such as frequent natural disasters, sinking coastlines, habitat loss, and other threats to life.

Carbon footprint is the measure of GHG released into the atmosphere from human activity. Driving, using electricity and eating meat are examples of our personal carbon footprint. Our collective carbon footprints add up to the climate emergency that we are facing.

Carbon footprint is usually measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent. You can find out more and calculate your personal carbon footprint here.

What is the carbon footprint of this Summit? What is my own contribution to this?

The total carbon emissions of The Cooler Earth Summit has been calculated to be around 200 tonnes Carbon Dioxide equivalent (200 tCO2e). This is equivalent to 20 flights around the circumference of the world or 843,162 km travelled by an average car. To put this into perspective, it would take 250 trees a period of 40 years to absorb all the carbon emitted, assuming we plant them tomorrow - just for this 2-day conference!

 

The single biggest contributor is participant and speaker travel (78%), followed by venue (10%), accommodation (6%) and meals (5%). The estimated carbon emission per delegate is around 0.2 tCO2e. Our world is facing an unprecedented threat and everyone should take urgent action to mitigate this threat. We need to do beyond what is required to ensure that we are going to make a difference. Therefore, in addition to just offsetting the emissions from this Summit, we have committed to offset an additional 5 times of what the conference is generating, so that the conference has an overall positive impact on the environment.

 

In 2019, each and every participant were able to offset at least 1 tCO2e, as their own contribution to the Summit. Offsetting 1 tCO2e incurred a cost of EUR10 (RM47), and this was through purchasing certified carbon credits from a verified carbon reduction project.

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