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Event Date Mon Feb 14 +08 - Thu Feb 17 +08 (in 21 days)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Feb 13 11:00am - Wed Feb 16 11:00am
Location Virtual
Region All

Actionable insights, practical solutions
Building on six years of actionable insights and solutions to help businesses on their path to greater sustainability, Sustainability Week comes to Asia!

This event will bring together more than 1,500 industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from across Asia-Pacific to discuss how they can effectively measure, analyse, transform and scale their sustainability initiatives.

Through a series of debates, discussions, interviews and case studies, we will bring together an expert speaker faculty to discuss how organisations can optimise their ESG performance. How can capital flows be influenced towards activities that will support the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and sustainable economy? What financial instruments will help organisations achieve their strategic (sustainable) growth objectives? And, how can and are organisations measuring, managing and mitigating climate change risks?

Who should attend?
• Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
• Senior sustainability and CSR professionals from all industries
• Impact investors / responsible investors
• ESG reporting agencies
• Charities and organisations with an interest in sustainability issues
• Sustainability and climate academics e.g. researchers and professors
• Relevant government bodies, departments and policymakers


2022 Speakers

Angus Taylor
Minister for industry, energy and emissions reduction, Australia

Airlangga Hartarto
Co-ordinating minister for economic affairs, Indonesia

Juti Krairiksh
Minister of social development and human security, Thailand

Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy secretary-general, United Nations

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Executive secretary, UNESCAP

Ken O’Flaherty
Regional ambassador for Asia-Pacific and South Asia, COP26

Christophe Bahuet
Deputy regional director for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Satvinder Singh
Deputy secretary-general for ASEAN economic community, ASEAN Secretariat

Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive director, APEC Secretariat

Allinnettes Adigue
Head, ASEAN regional hub, Global Reporting Initiative

Basile van Havre
Co-chair, Convention on Biological Diversity

Noppadol Dej-Udom
Chief sustainability officer, Charoen Pokphand Group

Amita Chaudhury
Director of group sustainability, environmental, social and governance, AIA

Anastasia Volkova
Chief executive and co-founder, ReGrow

Andrew Howard
Global head of sustainable investment, Schroders

Anil Sharma
Vice-president and general manager, Asia-Pacific, Avery Dennison

Anita Neville
Chief sustainability and communications officer, Golden Agri-Resources

Anupama Sen
Senior research fellow, Deputy director, energy transition research and Executive director, electricity research, Oxford Institute For Energy Studies

Aparna Hegde
Founder and managing trustee, Armman

Asif Saleh
Executive director, BRAC Bangladesh

Brad Kerin
General manager, Carbon Market Institute

Briony Eales
Judicial capacity building team leader, environmental and climate change law, Asian Development Bank

Calvin Lee Kwan
Head of sustainability & risk governance, Link Asset Management

Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
Head of climate science and impacts, Climate Analytics

Carola Richter
President, Asia-Pacific, BASF

Chris Stephens
Director, Asia, Carbon Trust

Claudia Lorenzo
President, ASEAN and South Pacific, The Coca Cola Company

Darian McBain
Chief sustainability officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Eric Usher
Head, UNEP Finance Initiative

Esther An
Chief sustainability officer, City Developments Limited

Frank Rijsberman
Director general, Global Green Growth Institute

Fredy Guayacan Benitez
Programme manager of responsible supply chains in Asia, International Labour Organisation

Jean-Marc Champagne
Head of environmental finance and bankable nature solutions Asia-Pacific, World Wide Fund for Nature, Hong Kong

Jeni Whalan
Chief strategy officer, Paul Ramsay Foundation

Jeremy Prepscius
Vice-president, Asia Pacific, BSR

Jon Penrice
President, Asia-Pacific, Dow

Kasmita Widodo
Head, Badan Registrasi Wilayah Adat (BRWA)

Keisuke Sadamori
Director, energy markets and security directorate, International Energy Agency

Ken So
Chief executive, The Conservancy Association

Lily Kong
President, Singapore Management University

Liza McDonald
Head of responsible investments, Aware Super

Ma. Victoria A. Tan
Executive director and group head, enterprise risk management and sustainability unit, Ayala Corporation

Malaika Vaz
Explorer, National Geographic and Founder, Untamed Planet

Malavika Bambawale
Managing director and head of sustainability solutions, APAC, ENGIE Impact

Marc Zornes
Founder, Winnow

Michael Salvatico
Head of Asia-Pacific ESG solutions, S&P Global

Milag San Jose-Ballesteros
Regional director for East, South-east Asia and Oceania and global south diversity lead, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Namit Agarwal
Asia policy lead, World Benchmarking Alliance

Naoko Ishii
Director, Centre for Global Commons, and Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo

Nick Cooper
Chief executive, Storegga

Nikki Kemp
Director, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), ASEAN Hub, World Economic Forum

Nirarta Samadhi
Director, Indonesia, World Resource Institute

Osamu Ono
Managing director and chief executive, Mitsubishi Power Asia-Pacific

Pamela Jouven
Director, SME climate hub, We Mean Business Coalition

Pamela Mar
Executive vice-president, knowledge and applications, Fung Academy, Fung Group

Pamela Qiu
Partner, Control risks

Rachel Teo
Head of futures unit, Senior vice-president, economics and investment strategy, GIC

Rajat Gupta
Senior partner and leader of sustainability in Asia, McKinsey

Ricky Chu
Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission

Roberto Benetello
Executive director, BCSD Malaysia

Roshaneh Zafar
Founder and managing director, Kashf Foundation

Sarah Thomson
Councillor, Hamilton City Council

Shoya Yoshida
General secretary, International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP)

Smita Nimilita
Bangladesh country representative, HERproject, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

Srikanya Yathip
Secretary-general, Government Pension Fund, Thailand

Steven Okun
Chief executive, APAC Advisors

Theresa Mundita S. Lim
Executive director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Trevor Dhu
Asia lead, sustainability science, Microsoft

Veerabhadran Ramanathan
Director, Centre for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate, and Distinguished professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Will Lam
Chief executive, High Fashion Group

Yasuo Takahashi
Executive director, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Yatin Premchand
Managing director, APAC, Black & Veatch Management Consulting

Zakri Abdul Hamid
Founding chair, IPBES and Ambassador/science advisor, Campaign for Nature

Charlotte McCann
South-east Asia correspondent, The Economist

Dominic Ziegler
Senior Asia correspondent and "Banyan" columnist, The Economist

Leo Mirani
Asia editor, The Economist

Mike Bird
Asia business & finance editor, The Economist

Simon Cox
Senior economics writer, The Economist

Vijay Vaitheeswaran
Global energy and climate innovation editor, The Economist

Wu Chen
Managing director, The Economist Global Business Review

Andrew Staples
Regional head (APAC), policy and insights, Economist Impact

Charles Goddard
Editorial director, Asia-Pacific, Economist Impact

Melanie Noronha
Senior manager, policy & insights, Economist Impact

Naka Kondo
Manager, policy and insights, Japan, Economist Impact

Pooja Chaudhary
Senior manager, public policy, APAC, Economist Impact

Pratima Singh
Senior manager, policy & insights, Economist Impact

William Thomas
Director, Economist Corporate Network, South-east Asia, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Avery Dennison
• Schroder

• Cushman & Wakefield
• Golden Agri-Resources
• Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group
• Standard Chartered

• Black & Veatch

• McKinsey & Company

• BCSD Malaysia
• Canada-ASEAN Business Council
• Center for Asia Leadership
• IPI Singapore
• Singapore Environment Council
• Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

• Clean Energy Pipeline
• Eco-Business