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Draft Agenda

DAY ONE

8:00am – 9:00am Registration and networking reception

 OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Sustainability reporting for competitive advantage

9:00am

 

Welcome Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director, CSRWorks International
Inaugural address: Business case for sustainability reporting by listed companies Kesara Manchusree, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (Guest of honour)
Opening address: The future of sustainability reporting Christianna Wood, Chairman, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Plenary address 1: Role of business in society Tan Tong Hai, CEO & Executive Director, StarHub
Plenary address 2: Business benefits of reporting Girish Ramachandran, President, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Asia Pacific
Q&A
10:30am Networking Tea Break

 REGIONAL TRENDS

11:00am

 

Keynote address: Sustainability reporting: Can Asia become a global leader? Speaker:
Aditi Haldar, South Asia Director, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
11:15am Interactive round table session with attendees
11:30am

 

 

Sustainability reporting trends in Asia.

·       Sustainability reporting drivers in Asia.
·       Regional trends in sustainability reporting regulations and policy.
·       Sustainability reporting leaders and laggards.
·       How to get more Asian companies to adopt reporting?
·       Emerging trends in sustainability reporting based on Islamic values and principles (Islamic Reporting Initiative).
·       How Islamic/ethical principles is driving sustainability reporting landscape

Speakers:
Lawrence Loh, Director of Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School
Nguyen Quang Vinh, Deputy Secretary General, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Nafis Alam, Professor of Finance, Sunway University Business School
Aditi Haldar, South Asia Director, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Moderator: Mark Watson, Head of Sustainable Development, John Swire & Sons

 NEW FRAMEWORKS

12:00pm Integrated Reporting: Bridging the gap between financial and non-financial reporting.

·       What’s the difference between integrated reporting and GRI-based sustainability reporting?
·       What are the benefits of integrated reporting?
·       Who is interested in integrated reporting and why?
·       Who should adopt integrated reporting?
·       What are the common challenges in transitioning to integrated reporting, and what are the practical solutions?
·       How to assess and report value creation?
·       How to develop integrated thinking across the organisation?
·       Tips on how to prepare a great integrated report.

Speakers:
Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
Nguyen Anh Tuan, Chief Operations Officer, Baoviet Holdings
Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)
Alex P. Mavro, Jr, COO, Center for Sustainability Management, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)
Moderator: Elaine Cohen, Managing Director, Beyond Business
12:30pm Networking Lunch

 BREAKOUT SESSION

1:30pm Sustainability reporting for human resource.

Trainer/ Facilitator:
Elaine Cohen, Managing Director, Beyond Business

 

Integrated Reporting

Trainer/ Facilitator:
Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

 

 

Transitioning to GRI Standards.
What are the key changes between the GRI G4 Guidelines and the GRI Standards?
How to transition from G4 to GRI Standards?
Trainer/ Facilitator:
Aditi Haldar, South Asia Director, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

How to write your first sustainability report?
Trainers/ Facilitators:
Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director, CSRWorks International
Janely Abigail T. Bonita, Head of Sustainability, Union Bank
2:30 pm Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Reporting.

  • Why should you include SDGs in sustainability reporting?
  • Can sustainability reporting end poverty?
  • How do SDGs align with GRI and UNGC principles?
  • How to report on SDGs?
  • Identifying the relevant SDGs for reporting.
  • How do material topics and indicators link with the SDGs.
  • Interconnectivity of the 17 SDGs.
  • Best practices for reporting on SDGs.
Speakers:
Wu Hui Juan, Research fellow, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Chia Boon Chong, Director, Group Sustainability, Singtel
Vivek Adhia, Head – Business Engagement, WRI India
Moderator: Avvari Visveswara Mohan, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean, Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus
3:00pm Networking Tea Break

 REGULATORY DRIVERS

3:30pm Reporting for compliance.

There is global emergence of sustainability reporting regulations. New frontiers for reporting regulations include money laundering, taxes, cyber security, corruption, climate change, and modern-day slavery. Reporting regulations are good or bad?

·       What is driving sustainability reporting regulations?
·       How effective are sustainability reporting regulations?
·       The Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative: why are stock exchanges legislating sustainability reporting?
·       How should businesses prepare to meet compliance requirements?

Speakers:
Michael Tang, Head – Listing Policy & Product Admission, Regulation, Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Bhushan Mokashi, Head of Listing Sales, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
Juniati Gunawan, Lecturer and Director, Trisakti Sustainability Center, Trisakti University
National Stock Exchange of India (TBC)
Moderator: Avvari Visveswara Mohan, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean, Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus
 INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE
4:00pm Responsible investors:

Investors’ demand for sustainability data is rising. What do investors expect from sustainability reporting? Are investors getting the information they want from sustainability reporting?

·       ESG screening for responsible investment.
·       Growing influence of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Funds and what that means for your access to capital?
·       How do investors interpret sustainability data?
·       How to develop investor-grade reports?
·       How Shariah-compliant funds provides an avenue for responsible investors.

Speakers:
Nafis Alam, Professor of Finance, Sunway University Business School
Jeanne Stampe, Head, Asia Finance & Commodities, WWF Singapore
Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability, AON
Elaine Ng, Executive Director and Client Coverage, MSCI
Moderator: Benjamin McCarron, Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement
4:30pm The role of sustainability ratings, rankings and indices.

·       What determines your ESG rating?
·       Who is looking at your ESG rating and why?
·       How are ratings and indices used by investors?
·       How to apply ESG in investment processes?
·       How is Asia different from Europe in using sustainability indices?
·       A roadmap to becoming a high-ranking organisation.

Speakers:
Rosalind Keller-Liang, Manager, Hong Kong, South-East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, CDP
Sylviane Carot, Vice President Equity Index Sales – South East Asia, MSCI
Mark Harper, Sustainability Specialist, John Swire & Sons
Nguyen Quang Vinh, Deputy Secretary General, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Moderator: TBC
5:30pm Networking cocktail

DAY TWO

8:00am Registration and networking coffee

 PLENARY SESSION

Better Reporting, Better Business

9:00am Introduction Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director, CSRWorks International
Keynote address 1:

Embedding a culture of citizenship: People Planet Play

Speaker:

Gwen Y. Migita, Vice President Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Keynote address 2:

Making reporting matter as a strategic management tool

Speaker:

Uday Gupta, Managing Director, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel

In conversation: Strategy versus culture for great reporting Speakers:
Gwen Y. Migita, Vice President Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Uday Gupta, Managing Director, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel
Moderator: Elaine Cohen, Managing Director, Beyond Business

 REPORTING EXCELLENCE

10:00am Dealing with Inconvenient Reporting Topics

Disclosures on sensitive topics is a challenge for many companies. Examples include metrics relating to diversity, equal pay for women, anti-corruption, human rights, gender equality, executive pay, modern-day slavery, financial impacts of climate change, and land and forest rights. Why are these areas challenging to report on? What’s the business case for reporting on these issues? What are the best practice examples?

Speakers:
Anita Neville, VP – Corporate Communications and Sustainability Relations, Golden Agri-Resources
Mariam Al-Foudry, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Marketing, Agility Logistics
Jeanne Stampe, Head, Asia Finance & Commodities, WWF Singapore
Moderator: Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director, CSRWorks International
Interactive round table session with attendees
10:45am Tea break
11:15am

 

How to make your sustainability report authentic?

·       Selecting the right reporting framework.
·       How to develop a report that stakeholders can trust?
·       The value of transparency in reporting.
·       Balancing disclosure and confidentiality of data.
·       Collecting reliable sustainability data and information for reporting.
·       What is the difference between sustainability reporting and PR?

Speakers:
Bella Chhoa, Director – Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hang Lung Properties
Daniel Quek, VP- Corporate Affairs, Suntory Beverage & Food Asia
Moderator: Elaine Cohen, Managing Director, Beyond Business
Interactive round table session with attendees

 STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

12:00pm Alternative practical stakeholder engagement methodologies.

·       The importance of engaging key stakeholders for meaningful reporting.
·       Why is it important to engage stakeholders?
·       What are the most effective ways to engage stakeholders?
·       How to use stakeholder feedback to develop impactful sustainability reports?
·       Potential challenges and limitations of stakeholder engagement.

 

Speakers:
Kevin Lee Wei Fei, Senior Manager, Sustainability & HSE, YTL PowerSeraya
Francisco Arellano, Head of Corporate Quality, HSE, Maynilad Water Services
Alex P. Mavro, Jr, COO, Center for Sustainability Management, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)
Moderators:
Daniel Quek, VP- Corporate Affairs, Suntory Beverage & Food Asia
12:30pm Networking Lunch

BREAKOUT SESSION

1:30pm Smart implementation of the SGX Sustainability Reporting Rules

Trainer/ Facilitator:
Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director, CSRWorks International

 

Sustainability reporting for SMEs.
What’s the business case for reporting for SMEs?
How to make sustainability reporting easy for SMEs?
Best practices examples and case studies.Trainer/ Facilitator:Sylvain Richer de Forges, Director of Sustainability, Siloso Beach Singapore
Climate change:

– Climate change reporting: Emerging trends and standards
– Demystifying Internal Carbon Pricing: Key types, approaches, determination and operationalization
– Carbon Pricing in the New World Order: Policy perspectives, international corporate/business perspectives, local business perspective, impact due to regulation and what this tax could mean, macro regional perspective
– Carbon management and reporting

Speakers:
Rosalind Keller-Liang, Manager, Hong Kong, South-East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, CDP
Vivek Adhia, Head – Business Engagement, WRI India
Kristy Tan, Manager, Environment, Airport Authority Hong Kong
Moderator: Nithyanandam Yuvaraj Dinesh Babu, Chief of Party, USAID PACE-D, NEXAN

 

Creating value for business through supply chain reporting.
What’s the business case for supply chain reporting?
Developing a roadmap for supply chain reporting.
Selecting supply chain goals, metrics and targets.Speakers:
Lynn Loh, Sustainability Manager, HP Asia Pacific & Japan
Chia Boon Chong, Director, Group Sustainability, Singtel
Moderator:
Abhishek Bansal, ‎Chief Sustainability Manager, Arvind
2:45pm Tea break

 MATERIALITY

3:15pm Mastering materiality assessment.

·       How to identify material ESG impacts, risks and opportunities?
·       How to use materiality analysis to improve business strategy and sustainability reporting?
·       How to establish strategies, goals and targets for material ESG factors?
·       Embedding SDGs into materiality assessment
·       Best practices in materiality assessment.

Speakers:

Kevin Lee Wei Fei, Senior Manager, Sustainability & HSE, YTL PowerSeraya
Abhishek Bansal, ‎Chief Sustainability Manager, Arvind
Pat Dwyer, Founder and Director, The Purpose Business
Moderator: Elif Özkul Gökmen, Senior Consultant, Sercom

 REPORTING LEADERSHIP

4:00pm Developing best-in-class reports.

·       How to develop world-class sustainability reports?
·       Role of materiality targets and data in developing a best-in-class report.
·       Challenges in collecting ESG data and developing solutions.
·       How to get buy-in from internal data owners.
·       Strategies adopted by award-winning and high-ranking reporting organisations
·       Case studies/ sharing by successful reporting leaders.

Speakers:

Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer, StarHub
Bella Chhoa, Director – Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hang Lung Properties
Nguyen Anh Tuan, Chief Operations Officer, Baoviet Holdings
Moderator: TBC

4:45pm End of Summit

THE PROGRAMME IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE AGENDA?

If you have any suggestions for the agenda, we will be happy to hear from you. Please contact Kay Ho at kay.ho@csrworks.com at or Tang Lei at tang.lei@csrworks.com.

REGULAR TICKET (per attendee)

Ticket Type Standard  Twin Package*
Corporate USD 925 USD 785
SME** USD 725 USD 620
NGO/ ACADEMICS USD 550 USD 470

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EARLY BIRD TICKET (per attendee)

Ticket Type STANDARD TWIN PACKAGE*
CORPORATE USD 785 USD 700
SME** USD 620 USD 560
NGO/ ACADEMICS USD 470 USD 425