PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore

COMMON SENSE

Sustainable Impact
Summit – Singapore 2024

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
12th September 2024 | 10:00 – 19:00 SGT

This summit is devoted to discussions on practical, concrete actions organisations can take to accelerate their path to net-zero emissions, many enabled by technology, data, and AI.

Bringing together executives, regional experts, public-sector leaders, and leading sustainability, EHS, and ESG providers in APAC this summit offers action-oriented panels, workshops, 1:1 meetings, and numerous networking opportunities for the ideal environment to share initiatives, inspire peers, and find solutions to real execution challenges.

WHAT MAKES THIS SUMMIT UNIQUE?

CONTENT

Power Panels

Interactive panel discussions with subject matter experts who will share their insights and points of view.

Collab Workshops

Practitioner-led workshops designed to provide knowledge you can put to work in your own company.

Sustainability Startup Showcase

Early-stage regional sustainability startups will be provided a platform to tell their stories and inspire us with their innovation.

FORMAT

The summit’s conversational format gives you the opportunity to freely ask questions and share your own POV during sessions.

Ample networking time means your day away from the office provides not only an occasion to learn, but also a professional growth opportunity.

Optional 1:1 meetings means you can take advantage of the cutting-edge sponsors who will be on site, ready to help you achieve your 2024 goals and beyond.

Common Sense Sustainability
Advisory Board

We have assembled a distinguished advisory board of regional sustainability thought leaders to guide our topic selection, keep our summit as green as possible and share their expertise with all sponsors and participants.

Dr. Meri Rosich

Dr. Meri Rosich

CDO | Professor of Data Strategy & ESG
Vivek Krishan

Vivek Krishan

Executive Director – APAC Operations and Platform at CBRE
Rory Martin

Rory Martin

VP Group Sustainability at Fraser Property Limited
Bill Bryant

Bill Bryant

Former MD – MEA & APAC for Stolt-Neilsen

Agenda

10:00 – 10:30

Registration and Refreshments

Check in and meet with fellow Business Leaders, Sustainability Experts, Government Officials & Thought Leaders before the summit officially kicks off.

10:30 – 10:45

Welcome and BuyerForesight™ Introduction

10:45 – 11:00

Keynote Address

11:00 – 11:20

Sustainable Partners Introduction

Collaboration with cutting-edge technology platforms ensures the seamless integration of sustainability practices into existing systems. In this introduction, we highlight our solution partners, who are driving sustainability transformation across various sectors. These strategic collaborators offer expertise in consulting, sustainable IT strategy, and innovative technology platforms, collectively assisting companies in formulating, implementing, and reviewing sustainability strategies aligned with corporate objectives and regulatory compliance.

11:20 – Noon

Panel Sessions

TRACK 1

Preparing Your Organization for Net Zero

During this session, we’ll work through a framework for ensuring sustainability programs get off to a good start (or back on track). We’ll discuss how to establish robust data collection processes using standardized metrics, such as the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and ISSB.

Panelists
Simon Lowth

Head of Finance and ESG Reporting at DFI Retail Group

Dr. Richie Lee

Senior Vice President, Head of Group Sustainability, Group Corporate Real Estate Services at UOB

TRACK 2

Green Data Centers: Creative Approaches to Decarbonisation

The IT & telecom sector will account for nearly 14% of the world’s carbon footprint by 2040.

As sustainability factors more into buying decisions alongside performance, availability, and scalability, all data centers will eventually be green. In the meantime, how do you evaluate whether your storage, cloud, or other data center provider is operating truly green data centers?

Noon – 13:00

Lunch and Networking

13:00 – 13:30

Panel Sessions

TRACK 1

Take the Long View with Sustainability Investments

Whether you invest in other companies who are making bold strides in ESG or funding your own company’s sustainability initiatives, economic uncertainty may prompt you to minimize risk. However, there is an enormous opportunity cost for not making the right sustainability and resiliency investments now. During this session, we’ll discuss that cost and more.

Panelist
Ricco Zhang

Senior Director, Asia Pacific at International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

TRACK 2

How Geospatial Information will Revolutionize Sustainable Development

We now have the ability to integrate GIS data to create a real-time digital twin of our world. With spatial data woven seamlessly into various domains and sectors, private- and public organisations can make better evidence-based decisions.

In this session, we’ll preview some of the most compelling use cases for location intelligence in the service of sustainability.

13:30 – 14:30

Peer Connect Session and Scheduled 1:1 Meetings with Sponsors

Take a break to network with your peers and meet with relevant Sustainable Impact Summit sponsors.

14:30 – 15:00

Sustainability Startup Showcase

This showcase establishes a platform for early-stage regional sustainability startups to tell their stories and inspire us with their creativity and innovation.

15:00 – 15:40

Panel Sessions

TRACK 1

Creating a Climate-Resilient Organization

The physical impacts of climate change are accelerating and will continue to impact critical infrastructure, supply chains, political stability, workforce health, and more. What steps are forward-thinking organisations taking to improve resiliency to climate-driven threats, and how are they securing funding and internal support for the changes needed?

Panelists
Carina Sumilong Bayon

Chief Environment, Social & Governance Officer at Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc

Dr. Richie Lee

Senior Vice President, Head of Group Sustainability, Group Corporate Real Estate Services at UOB

TRACK 2

Avoiding the Greenwashing Trap

Companies that don’t build accessibility and tangibility into their ESG communications will likely be perceived as “greenwashing”. In this session, we’ll discuss what you can do to ensure your communications are genuine and transparent so as not to undermine real efforts on ESG.

15:40 – 16:20

Panel Sessions

TRACK 1

Change Management Strategies for Sustainability

In this workshop, we’ll share the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities for more effective messaging and incentives to get our entire organisation working towards a net zero future.

TRACK 2

Accessing Financing for Sustainability & ESG Initiatives

In this session, sustainability and finance leaders will discuss:

  • Borrower vs lender perspectives.
  • Setting measurable targets as part of financing/lending agreements.
  • The role of ISSB standards in driving the industry towards investment-grade climate disclosures.
Panelist
Jeanne Nicole Lizares

SAVP, Sustainability Head at Security Bank Corporation

16:20 – 17:20

Peer Connect Session and Scheduled 1:1 Meetings with Sponsors

Network with your peers and meet with relevant Sustainable Impact Summit sponsors.

17:20 – 17:50

Advisory Board Summit Wrap-Up

Join us as our Advisory Board members recap the day’s content & share their takeaways & insights.

17:50 – 19:00

Networking Reception

Enjoy a proper send-off after a day full of sustainability-driven conversation, insights, and activities.

Who’s Attending?

ESCAP
ICMA
Security Bank Corporation
PCPPI
DFI Retail Group