GGEF 2015

“Sustainability Practice – The Game Changer”

 

The 3rd annual GGEF themed “Sustainability Practice – The Game Changer” focused on finding actionable solutions to build a sustainable economy. GGEF gathered over 300 C-suites, academics, environmental leaders and policy makers in Singapore in September 2015 at The St. Regis Singapore.

By popular demand, the event was expanded to include a full-day Sustainability Workshop themed “From Sustainability to Profitability” and an exclusive Singapore Corporate Sustainability & Eco-System Site Visit.

  • The Sustainability Workshop focused on the practicality of ‘sustainability practice’ and inspiring managers, sustainability officers, or business decision makers who want to learn from the professionals on how to turn sustainability to profitability in the practical business context.
  • The Asian Green City Index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit consistently puts Singapore at the head of the region. The Site Visit gave participants the opportunity to discover and find out why Singapore is a regional and global leader when it comes to sustainability.

 


FORUM AGENDA

REGISTRATION
WELCOME COFFEE & TEA

WELCOME REMARKS

Host:
Dr Frederik Southam Balfour
, Reporter at Large, Bloomberg News Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Speakers:
Ms Christina Lee
, Founder & Managing Director of GGEF & GGEC

Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Dr Victor R Savage

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

As a maritime lawyer, an ocean advocate, and pioneer swimmer, Lewis puts his hard-learned lessons into the context of a corporate environment. He will share his experience in conquering environmental challenges, and how these experience could inspire our business decision-making today.

Speaker:
Mr Lewis Pugh
COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY SESSION I: THE PRAGMATIC ASIAN WAYS

We will examine what works and what doesn’t when it comes to sustainability practices in business in Asia, particularly within the technology and finance industries.When the demand for clean technologies is so high in Asia, both companies and government are pouring a lot of their resources into R&D through either investing or acquiring clean technologies for a practical reason. However, will investors lose their appetite in such initiatives with a sliding oil price on the backdrop? If not, can investment keep up with such demands? How much could innovative technology and ‘green’ finance help in changing the landscape of a sustainable future?  Are they the game changer?While both innovation and investment are playing their role in improving our environment, we will also learn from companies that can share their success experience in Asia.

Moderator:
Ms Pat Gallardo Dwyer

Speakers:
Ms Holy Ranaivozanany

Ms Malavika Bambawale

Mr Rick Reidinger

PLENARY SESSION II: FOSTERING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND FOOD SAFTEY

It will be a dialogue between the GGEF’s first sponsored student who went to Antarctic Expedition in March 2015 and business leaders. The debate will be revolved between two camps about their views on sustainability practices in business with focus on supply chains and food safety.If sustainability practices go beyond having a good sustainability reporting system in place, so what role does supply chain play in sustainability practice? What are the good examples of supply chain management?Food safety is an universal hot topic nowadays and its correlation to supply chain is a big debate. Could sustainability practice in supply chain be the safe guard for food safety?

Moderator:
Dr Frederik Southam Balfour, Reporter at Large, Bloomberg News

Speakers:
Mr Tan Chee Wee, Ambassador of GGEF 2014, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager, Ernst & Young; National University of Singapore MEM programme student

Ms Liu Yan

Mr Stephan Schablinsk

CLOSING REMARKS
NETWORKING LUNCHEON

 

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