Stefan Koch, Head of Inclusive Business Southeast Asia, Covestro

Stefan has a wide background in sustainable business development in many industries. He has worked with multinational companies at the interstice of investor relations and corporate strategy to embed a sustainability perspective into core processes.

More recently, as intrapreneur, Stefan has been promoting inclusive business development across low-income markets. He has initiated and managed strategic programs to tackle development challenges in collaboration with entrepreneurs, impact investors, civil societies, and governmental organizations.

Stefan is a strong believer in the power of business to alleviate poverty. At Covestro, he heads Inclusive Business development in ASEAN to benefit low-income consumers by offering innovative sanitation methodology, heightened food security, and affordable housing solutions, especially in disaster-affected areas.

Stefan is founder of the TBW network of sustainability experts and supporter of the Inclusive Business Action Network.