26-27 September, Bangkok


Pre-Summit Training: 25 September 2017

09:00 - 12:00 (choose one of the following)
Training 1
Building and implementing a sustainability strategy

Erin Lyon, Executive Director, CSR Asia
Training 2
Community Investment impact measurement

Mabel Wong, Executive Director, CSR Asia
Training 3
Private Sector Engagement

Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia
13:30 - 16:30 (choose one of the following)
Training 4
Creating shared value

Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia
Training 5
Sustainability reporting – how to do it right

Samantha Woods, Senior Project Manager, CSR Asia
Angela Foulsham, Project Manager, CSR Asia
Training 6
How to incorporate the SDGs into strategy?

Mara Chiorean, Executive Director, CSR Asia
14:30 - 16:30 Members' Event
CIRT Members’ Event
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17:30 - 19:30 Members' Event
Strategic Partner meeting (members only)

19:00 - 20:00 Members' Event
Strategic Partner networking drinks

Conference Day 1: 26 September 2017

09:00 - 10:30
Welcome & Keynote
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
Leadership Panel
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Breakout sessions
The Asian Corporate Sustainability Leaders

Making the SDGs your business


Andrew Buay, Vice President, Group Sustainability & Talent Coach, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (“SingTel”)
Joyce Chau, Foreign Trade Association (FTA) Representative Greater China
Marla Garin-Alvarez, Regional Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion for Asia Pacific, Thomson Reuters
From social compliance to factory improvements


Patrick McKeller
, Vice President, Improvement Services, ELEVATE
15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30 Breakout sessions
Future-proofing your reporting


Daisy Chee, Assistant Manager, Group Sustainability, CLP Holdings
John Purcell, Policy Adviser ESG, CPA Australia
Pietro Bertazzi, Deputy Director – Policy and Global Affairs, GRI
Community investment: Development and Use of Technology


Daiana Beitler, Regional Director, Asia, Microsoft Philanthropies
Ewa Wojkowska, Co-Founder and COO, Kopernik
Human rights due diligence

Made in Asia: the business case for investing in gender rights in garment supply chains

17:30 - 19:00 Networking Reception

Conference Day 2: 27 September 2017

09:00 - 10:30 Breakout sessions
Creating value from stakeholder engagement


David Raper, Lead, Corporate Citizenship, Asia Pacific & Greater China Group, IBM
Liu Xiaowei, Vice President, External Relations, Shell APAC
Seizing the opportunities of a circular economy


Harsha Vardhan, Global Environment Manager – Production, H&M
Human trafficking


Aditi Wanchoo, Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs, adidas
Children’s rights: the risks and opportunities for business

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Breakout sessions
Is your organization resilient to climate change?


Andy McElroy
, Private Sector Focal Point, Regional Office for Asia Pacific, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
From evidence to action: creating a gender-transformative business


Shihab Uddin Ahamad
, Country Director - ActionAid Myanmar

Tchissole Carvalho, Corporate Partnership Manager - Wedu
Supply chain forensics


Kevin Franklin
, Senior Vice President, ELEVATE
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Breakout sessions
Unlocking the value of corporate sustainability


Esther An
, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)

Johan Bygge, Chairman - EQT Asia Pacific
Assessing the effectiveness and impact of social enterprises


Callum Douglas
, Director, Corporate Responsibility, PwC
The marine plastics problem within global supply chains


Douglas Woodring
, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Ocean Recovery Alliance

Maeve Nightingale, Senior Programme Manager, Mangroves for the Future, IUCN Asia.
15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 17:00 World Café


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Pre-Summit training

Prior to the start of the two day Summit we will also host a programme of half day workshops focused on important CSR issues for you and your organisation. These workshops will be led by specialised external trainers as well as CSR Asia in-house experts.

Workshops for this year will cover the following topics:
Building and implementing a sustainability strategy
Community Investment impact measurement
Private Sector Engagement
Creating shared value
Sustainability reporting – how to do it right
How to incorporate the SDGs into strategy?

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Your registration fee includes attendance to the summit, access to the conference sessions, conference material, lunch for 2 days and canapes and drinks at our welcome reception.

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