Global Green Economic Forum (GGEF) 2014


The 2nd annual GGEF themed “BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ECO-SYSTEM FOR BUSINESS” will focus on finding actionable solutions to build a sustainable economy. The by invitation only event will gather senior business leaders, environmentalists, academics and policy makers to Singapore on September 03, 2014 in conjunction with the singapore green building week 2014.

DATE: 03 September 2014
LOCATION: Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
PARTICIPANTS: Business Executives, Environmentalists, Academics and Policy Makers


03 September 2014, Wednesday
08:00 Registration
09:00 Welcome Remarks

MC: Dr Frederik Balfour

Dr Frederik Southam Balfour Dr Vivian Balakrishnan Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands Prof Lye Lin Heng Ms Christina Lee
9:45 Keynote Address

Robert Swan is a well-known environmental leader and inspirational speaker. As the first person to walk to the North Pole and Antarctic, Swan will not only inspire us by sharing the physical and emotional challenges during his journey, he will also explain how such experiences help us to tackle the environmental issues that we are facing today. Swan has been working with many companies around the globe that do both well and ‘good’ and will share few of these examples at 2014 GGEF event in Singapore.

Mr Robert Swan, OBE
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Plenary Session I: Build to Last

How to develop good business through looking after ‘sustainability’? This plenary will examine how good sustainability practices can help business to do well by sharing some examples of what’s in it for people. They will also share the possible solutions to tackle the hurdles that companies may face to implement sustainability practices.
Moderator: Dr Frederik Balfour

Mr Michael Boardman Mr Abid Butt Dr Michael Looker Mr Daniel Rudolph
12:00 Networking Lunch


Lunch Address: Mr Nick Bubb (10mins)

Mr Nick Bubb
13:15 Plenary Session II: Winning Through Change & Innovation

In this fast changing economic environment, advanced technologies and climate change are pushing humans to change the way we do business. How can business stay sustainable, winning the game through changes that they make? Are disruptive strategies and innovation necessary? If so, are they universal? This plenary will explore workable recommendations and solutions.


Moderator: Ms Christina Lee

Mr Stuart L. Dean Mr Dan Dimmock Mr Goh Chee Kiong Mr Zoran Svetlicic
14:15 Plenary Session III: People Matter

Human capital plays an important role across all business sectors. How can companies leverage sustainability practices to better engage their employees? How do employees benefit? What is the role of ‘education’ when it comes to sustainability matters? This plenary will also discuss and explore possible solutions on building a sustainable employment market.
Moderator: Dr Frederik Balfour

Mr Richard Brubaker Mr Jean-Michel Dumont Ms Patricia Gallardo Dwyer Ms Louisa Wong
15:15 Coffee Break
15:30 Plenary Session IV: A Sustainable Future for China

China being the second largest economy in the world, a sustainable future will not only matter to China herself but the rest of the world. China is famous for building its hardware in the country, so what else would it take to provide a sustainable future? Do Chinese companies get it right on their CSR strategies and practices? What lessons can we learn from these companies in China and vice versa?


Moderator: Mr Richard Brubaker

Mr Larry Chiang Mr Ynse de Boer Mr Christoph Langwallner
16:30 Closing / Cocktail Reception