Morning Plenary


Esther An 
Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)
2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact

A pioneer in sustainability in Singapore for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s sustainability leadership and pioneering ESG initiatives amongst real estate companies in Singapore. These include setting up world’s first green library for kids and Singapore’s first zero energy green gallery at the Botanic Gardens in 2013; publishing the first sustainability report using GRI standards in 2008; embracing SDGs and TCFD in CDL’s ESG strategy and reporting in 2016. In 2017, she initiated the issuance of the first green bond by a Singapore company and a green loan for new developments in 2019. In support of the Paris Agreement, CDL is the first Singapore property developer to have set carbon emission intensity reduction targets validated by the Science Based Target initiative in 2018.   

A forerunner in aligning the company’s business and practices to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Esther was recognized as the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact. She sits on board several organizations including World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, Singapore Green Building Council Board, UNEP Finance Initiative Real Estate Group, GRI Corporate Leadership Group, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Singapore Chapter Board and Global Compact Network Singapore Management Committee. As the founder of the Women4Green Network, Esther is committed to engaging and empowering women to drive sustainable practices at home, at work and at play.  

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Ayala Corporation 

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest business groups in the Philippines, with interests in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water, power, industrial technologies, infrastructure, healthcare, and education. Outside the Ayala group, he is a member of various business and socio-civic organizations in the Philippines and abroad, including the JP Morgan International Council, Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Council, and Council on Foreign Relations.
He sits on the board of the Singapore Management University and on various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, which he chairs.  He is Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council and was the Philippine Representative to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council from 2010-2015. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, the Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander in 2010, and the Order of Mabini with rank of Commander in 2015 by the President of the Philippines. In 2017, he was recognized as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer for his work in sustainable business strategy and operations. The first SDG Pioneer from the Philippines, he was one of 10 individuals recognized for championing sustainability and the pursuit of the 17 SDGs in business.   

He received his BA in Economics (cum laude) from Harvard University in 1981 and MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1987.  

Meshvara Kanjaya 
President Director, Ranch Market (Indonesia)

Indonesian citizen, 54 years old, domiciled in Jakarta, appointed as President Director since 2016 with the latest appointment based on the resolution of the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 18 May 2017. She has Bachelor degree in Industrial Chemist from New South Wales University, Australia. She is responsible for directing the overall activities of the Company to achieve the targets.

Before joining the Company, she was Director at PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (2009-2014), the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (2007-2009), Operations Director at PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (2003-2007), Buying and Merchandising Director and Deputy Country Manager at PT Ahold Indonesia (2001-2003), Head of Merchandising at PT Hero Supermarket Tbk (1994-2000).

She has no affiliated relationship with members of Board of Directors, Board of Commissioners and Controlling Shareholders.

Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo, OBE
Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines

Mr. Roberto F. de Ocampo was elected as an independent director of RLC on May 28, 2003. He is the former President of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), one of Asia’s leading international business management graduate schools based in the Philippines. He is among others, currently the Chairman of the Philippine Veterans Bank, and is Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the RFO Center for Public Finance and Regional Economic Cooperation (an ADB Regional Knowledge Hub), and Chairman, Board of Advisors of the AIM Conference Center. He served as Secretary of Finance of the Republic of the Philippines from 1994-1998 during the presidency of Fidel V. Ramos and was named Finance Minister of the year in 1995, 1996, and 1997. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of the Philippines during the presidency of Cory Aquino.  

Dr. de Ocampo graduated from De La Salle College and Ateneo University in Manila, received an MBA from the University of Michigan, holds a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Economics, and has four doctorate degrees (Honoris Causa) by the De La Salle University in Business Administration, by the University of Angeles City in Public Administration, by the Philippine Women’s University in Laws, and by the San Beda College in Humane Letters. Dr. de Ocampo was a member of the Board of Governors of the World Bank, IMF, and ADB and was Chairman of the APEC and ASEAN Finance Ministers in 1997-98.

He was awarded by Queen Elizabeth the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and by France as a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion d’Honneur. He is the recipient of many international awards including Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Finance Minister of the Year, Philippine Legion of Honor, ADFIAP Man of the Year, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor of France, Ten Outstanding Young Men Award, several Who’s Who Awards and the 2006 Asian HRD Award for Outstanding Contribution to Society. He is also a member/Advisory Board Member of a number of important global institutions including The Conference Board, the Trilateral Commission, the BOAO Forum for Asia and the Emerging Markets Forum.  

Song Saran
Chairman & CEO, Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co., Ltd

Amru Rice has grown its export trade to 40 countries across the globe over 270,000 tons of Cambodian rice from 2012 to 2018. Saran made a niche for the Cambodia rice brand in the organic foods market and sustainable agriculture in SRP Rice standards, Fair Trade, and Fair for Life trade values to the company, he brought the key success of the contract farming business model working  with  over  66  cooperatives  with  10,000  farmers  families. He  is Chairperson of Cambodia Agricultural Cooperatives Corporation Plc. (CACC), a public-private-producer  partnership platform  for warehouse, bulktrading, and pre-financing services of the agriculture products. He is a mentor for young business, cooperatives, and an often-sought several panelists and speaks at international  events, such as World Investment Forum, Horasis Global Meeting, and IFC Food Safety Forum.

Saran receipted the scholarship from the Cambodian government and graduated BBA in 2004 and MBA degree from the National University of Management in 2008. He got “Golden Medal Best Entrepreneur Award” from McKinsey & Co in 2006 and “The Takeda Young Entreneurship Award 2015” from the University of Tokyo.The Winner of the ASEAN AGROW Award 2018, The Winner of the ASEAN Young Entprepneurs Award 2018, and the Winner of ASEAN Excellence SME –Innovation Award 2018. The Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni decorated the “Okhna title” for the his contribution to the nation. Before AMRU, he worked at Cambodia Against Child Trafficking and Terre des Hommes-Germany onchild-rights and community development programmes.

Sue Allchurch
Chief of Outreach and Engagement, United Nations Global Compact

Sue is currently Chief of Outreach and Engagement United Nations Global Compact. She is working with the business community to help make progress towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development goals through bold innovation and through more responsible business practices encompassing labour, human rights, environment and anti-corruption.

Sue spent most of her career running consumer brands, latterly Lipton tea, Surf and Skip detergents and Laundry Innovation globally. In all roles Sue led sustainable development and social purpose as a core part of the brand development with a key focus on product, supply chain and idea development. Prior to these roles, Sue was Global Vice President of the Unilever Marketing Academy building capabilities across the global marketing community. In this role, Sue joined the private-public partnership on Hand Washing delivering training on behavior change campaigns in private and public sector teams. Through this initiative, hand washing behavior is increasing and the incidence of diarrhoea (one of the major causes of preventable deaths) is in decline.

In 2014 Sue made a move to work in the public sector to run marketing for Save the Children
UK. In this role, Sue delivered several successful campaigns and contributed to a doubling of
impact and income. Latterly, Sue spent time in Adult Social care addressing the elderly care
crisis in the UK significantly increasing media coverage for the issue and developing new
products and solutions to help care with dignity for older people in the UK.

Sue was born in Pakistan and raised Hong Kong. As a teenager, she worked for UNHCR in
Vietnamese refugee camps caring for children and preparing transit to the US. Sue says it feels
like deja-vu to be at the UN again after 35 years and, most sadly, to be seeing history repeat
itself: vast numbers of refugees crossing the waters to escape conflict.

Steven James Robinson
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines

Mr Robinson is a Deputy Secretary-level officer from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who presented his credentials to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 15 January 2019. Over his extensive career, Mr Robinson has developed and expanded Australia’s relationships with a broad range of countries, with a particular focus on the South East Asian region. He has served in Australia’s embassies in Jakarta, Yangon and Bangkok and has held a range of senior positions in Canberra across operational and corporate areas.

In 2009, Mr Robinson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) “for service to Australia’s international interests through a significant and sustained contribution”.

Mr Robinson is married with two children.

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 CEO SDG Circle


Cesar G. Romero 
President & CEO, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
Country Chairman, Shell Companies in the Philippines

After  12  years  of  international  assignments  across  London, Singapore,  and  Beijing, Cesar  was  appointed  President & CEOof  Pilipinas  Shell Petroleum  Corporation  (PSPC)  and Country Chairman of the Shell companies in the Philippines. As  Vice  President  for  Global  Retail  Network  from  August 2013   to   March   2018,   he   was   responsible   for   the management  and  capital  investment  associated  with  the Global Retail business’ physical assets  worldwide.  He  also served as the Vice President of Retail Sales and Operations East covering SE Asia, South Asia, and China.

Cesar was a member of the Shell Global Retail Leadership team which sets policies, strategy, annual business targets, capital allocation, and operations for Shell’s Downstream Retail Business.He joined Shell Philippines in 1987 as a Refinery Engineer and   has   had   further   assignments   in   Supply   Planning, Strategy,  and  Lubricants.  In  1995,  he  was  posted  to  Shell Centre,  London  to  working Shell’s Scenario Planning Team, and later in the Strategy and Portfolio Team of the East/Asian Regional  Office.  Immediately,  prior  to  coming  to  the  UK  a second time, he was the General Manager for Retail for Shell Philippines & North Pacific Cluster.

Cesar holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (cum  laude)  from  the  University  of  the  Philippines,  and  a Masters in Business Administration with High Distinction from the University of Michigan. He has also attended a variety of management  development  courses  at  the  London  Business School and the Wharton Business School.

Elim Sritaba
Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP)

Elim Sritaba is currently the Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement of Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP). Prior to this, she was the Director of Strategic Corporate Relation & HR at Sinar Mas Forestry. Elim has been responsible for leading the implementation of APP’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) at Sinar Mas Forestry since the launch in 2013. In addition, she has successfully led the coordination of three big divisions in communication strategy, government relation and sustainability, during her role in Sinar Mas Forestry.

Elim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the Nitro Institute of Banking and
Finance with more than 20 years of experience across finance, forestry as well as supply chain and
business process management & business.

Kristin Marie Dadey
Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Ms. Dadey, an American national, officially took up her position as Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration in the Philippines in February 2018. Ms. Dadey has more than 15 years of global experience designing and implementing strategies to manage migration in emergency, post crisis and development contexts. Ms. Dadey has demonstrated success in advising governments and building strategic partnerships with the private sector and civil society on a range of migration governance issues, with a focus on combatting human trafficking. She is committed to advancing a greater understanding of the role of migration in development, while also bringing assistance to marginalized migrant communities.

Prior to the Philippines, Ms. Dadey served as the Senior Program Manager at the IOM Mission in Cambodia for four years where she worked with the Royal Government of Cambodia and the private sector to build skills development programs for migrant workers as well strengthen labour standards to reduce exploitative practices in the migration process. She also established migrant protection services and protocols for survivors of human trafficking, vulnerable migrants and refugees. In addition to Cambodia, Ms. Dadey worked for IOM Missions to the Republic of Indonesia, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Georgia. Ms. Dadey began working for IOM in Indonesia, where she was instrumental in setting up IOM’s disaster response to the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Before joining IOM in 2003, Ms. Dadey practiced law in Washington, DC. Ms. Dadey has a Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ms. Dadey is married with four children.


 Sustainability Forum for Sustainability Professionals


1. Regulatory trends in advancing corporate transparency on sustainability in the capital markets

Bhushan Mokashi
Additional General Manager, BSE Ltd.

Mr. Bhushan Mokashi has more than three decades of experience in the capital market. Mr. Bhushan joined BSE in the year 1989 and worked in the various functions of the Exchange including Investors Services, Corporate Relationship, and Arbitrations etc. Currently, he is In-charge of Listing Sales and Listing Operations. He is involved in numerous initiatives including development electronic book building platforms for new issuances/ initial public issues, reverse book building, debt offerings, UPI Mechanism in initial public issues for retail investors etc. Mr. Bhushan has been closely associated with BSE’s leadership in promotion of various substantial reporting structures like GRI reporting, Integrated Reporting, Corporate Governance Scorecard etc.

Mr. Bhushan is graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai as well as holds a post-graduation in Business Administration. 

Ephyro Luis B. Amatong
Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Ephyro Luis B. Amatong was appointed a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2014, and is currently the supervising commissioner for the Markets and Securities Regulation Department and the Economic Research and Training Department.

Before joining the SEC, Mr. Amatong was an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF) where he had an active role in the privatization of 74 hectares of the Food Terminal, Inc. (P24 billion). He was also involved in a number of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects such as the PPP for School Infrastructure Project Phase I (US$397 million), the NAIA Expressway Project (US$345 million), and the Automated Fare Collection System (US$38 million).

He also served in various capacities in the government, namely as Vice President of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (2012-2013), Corporate Staff Officer of the National Power Corporation (2010-2012), Acting Chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration (2011), Corporate Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of PNOC Exploration Corporation (2008-2010), Adviser to Amb. Hilario G. Davide, Jr. of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations (2007-2008), and Senior Law Clerk to then Justice Conchita Carpio Morales of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (2003-2005). Before joining the government, Mr. Amatong was an associate with the Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices (2002-2003), where he dealt with high-profile litigation cases.

Mr. Amatong was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002 and the New York Bar in 2007. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M., 2006) degree, International Finance Concentration, from Harvard Law School. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B., 2001) degree from the U.P. College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics (B.S.B.E., 1997) degree, cum laude, from the U.P. School of Economics.

John Burch
Manager, Australian Ntional Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (AusNCP), Australian Department of the Treasury

As part of its binding commitments to the OECD Investment Committee, Australia hosts a National Contact Point service (the AusNCP) that performs two roles; to promote the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) and to act as a non-judicial grievance mechanism where breaches may occur. The Guidelines set out voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct across a diverse range of issues including human rights, industrial relations, consumer interests,competition, taxation and others. John Burch is currently the Manager of the AusNCP Secretariat, located within the Australian Treasury in Canberra. John has worked with the unit since 2016 and was involved in the design and implementation of the recent reforms to the NCP function in Australia. 

Prior to that, John managed several different policy areas of Treasury, including the infrastructure policy unit and the competition and consumer policy unit. He also worked in an area of Treasury that provided technical assistance support to finance ministries in the Pacific. John was seconded to the Indonesian Ministry of Finance in Jakarta from 2013 to 2015, where he worked with colleagues on a range of economic policy matters including infrastructure and taxation.

Michael Tang

Head, Listing Policy & Product Admission, SGX RegCo

Michael is the head of Listing Policy & Product Admission at Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo), a subsidiary of Singapore Exchange (SGX) that undertakes frontline regulatory functions. He oversees listing policy and rules development and has oversight of the listing admission of non-equity products, including debt securities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. Michael leads SGX’s efforts to promote sustainability across stakeholder groups, and was a judge for the Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors. Since joining SGX as a management associate, Michael has served in roles within regulatory policy and issuer regulation and as legal counsel. 

Michael graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws degree and is admitted to the Singapore bar. 

2. Climate Proofing Your Business

Edgardo E. Tongson
Chief of Party, Sustainable Finance, WWF Philippines

Ed Tongson leads the sustainable finance team of WWF-Philippines, working on policy development and capacity building of banks. In early 2000, he helped design sustainable financing mechanisms through user fees in Tubbataha Reefs, A UNESCO heritage site, and in Anilao, Puerto Galera and Donsol whale shark tourism project.

Throughout his career, Ed has managed various WWF projects in various capacities from community-based park management, indigenous conservation areas, management of watersheds and water resources and implementing climate-smart agriculture. He has published articles on user fee systems, payments of environmental services, indigenous land rights, climate-smart agriculture and water resources management in several peer-reviewed journals.

He earned his B.S. Industrial Engineering and Masters in Business Administration degrees - both from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. 

Fiona Faulkner
Environmental Scientist and Marketing Lead, Urban Greens

Fiona Faulkner is currently the Environmental Scientist and Marketing Lead for the Urban Greens team. She is also the Director of The Plastic Solution, a waste management education program under The Circle Hostel. She developed her passion for the environment through managing her family farm in Pampanga and finished her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science at the Ateneo De Manila University in 2017.

Lany Harinjati
Country Program Manager Indonesia, GRI

Lany is GRI Country Program Manager in Indonesia. She has more than nineteen years working on development programme. She was part of the UNDP team who assisted the development of the National SDGs Secretariat and Governance. Lany has been working on different issues from public health, human trafficking, gender based violence, disability and diversity, disaster management, poverty reduction, MDGs, SDGs, reproductive health and now on GRI and sustainability reporting.

In Indonesia, GRI is now working hand in hand with the Indonesia Stock Exchange to support public listed companies as first time reporter, and with Employer Association and SMEs Indonesia on introducing the concept of sustainable business practice and its reporting to SMEs. 

Mr. Marlon Joseph S. Apanada
Managing Director Philippines, Allotrope Partners

Mr. Apanada is responsible for overseeing all commercial and advisory activities in the Philippines of Allotrope Partners, a clean energy investment and advisory services firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. His 15-year experience in the clean energy space includes leading business development of 22 MW of successfully commissioned own-use RE projects along with securing 50 MW of RE service contracts in the Philippines, successfully developing the first bank-financed solar projects in the market, and pioneering emissions trading and carbon markets practice locally. He is also the Convenor of the Greening the Finance System initiative, an ASEAN wide program aiming to mobilize private sector participation in green finance.

A certified Green Finance Specialist, Mr. Apanada is pursuing his MBA with Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and finished a certificate course on Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and Environment in the UK.

3. Why companies need to pay attention to their ESG performance and ratings

Dr. Allinnettes Adigue
Regional Manager, Public Policy & Corporate Relation for South East Asia, GRI

Ally is the manager for public policy and corporate relations for Southeast Asia of the Global Reporting Initiative. Prior to GRI, Ally has previously worked for the academe, and both the public and private sectors. While working on her PhD, she worked as a graduate research assistant in the field of Climate Change Policy and Economics. 

She also worked in a retail electricity company in Singapore and for the Office of the President of the Philippines. Ally has a PhD on Public Policy from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. She has Master’s degrees on Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands; and in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School.

Edoardo Gai
Managing Director & Head of ESG Benchmarking, RobecoSAM

Edoardo Gai is Managing Director, Head of ESG Benchmarking at RobecoSAM, which is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing based in Switzerland. Edoardo created the Benchmarking unit twelve years ago to answer the corporates’ need on benchmarking and know-how on sustainability issues. He joined RobecoSAM in 2000 as analyst for the ICT sector, he later became responsible for the process to collect and evaluate the sustainability data, as well as the selection process for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Edoardo was also Co-Head of RobecoSAM Indices in 2009-10, and member of the RobecoSAM Index design committee 

Previously, Edoardo worked for Triodos NV in the Netherlands as sustainability analyst and for SiRi Group when it was just created. 

At the same time, he successfully finished his postgraduate education as environmental manager in Rotterdam participating in the EAEME program. At the beginning of his career, after graduating with a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (ETH), Edoardo worked as project leader at HMT microelectronics, where he was responsible for the design and development of integrated circuits. 

Ignesjz Kemalawarta
Director/Head of Corporate Government and Sustainability Program, Sinarmas land

Ignesjz worked for PT.Pembangunan Jaya 1982-1987, PT Bumi Serpong Damai 1988 –present, PT Bintaro Serpong Damai Tol -Director 1994-2003 and he is currently Director/Head of Corporate Government and Sustainability Program at Sinarmas land since 2011. He has also been Board member DPP Real Estate Indonesia since 1992, Director Green Building Council Indonesia 2011-2015, Board member Persatuan Ahli Teknik Indonesia Banten-Wakil Ketua II 2011- 2015, Technical Expert Green Building Council Indonesia 2015-2019, Vice Chairman Permanent Committee Chamber of Commerce KADIN Properti 2015-2020, Vice chairman DPP Real Estate Indonesia for Property Regulation 2016-2019, Vice President FIABCI Indonesia 2016-2019, Vice President Word FIABCI on Legislation and Environment 2018-2020, Board member APINDO for property and Specific Economic Zone 2018-2023 and Member of IGCN (2019-2024).

Ignesjz attended SD St Yoseph Bandung in 1967, SMP St Aloysious in 1970, SMAN 3 Bandung in 1973, Departemen Arsitektur ITB Bandung 1981 and MBA – Newport University USA in 1994.

Rajarshi Sen
Vice President, client coverage, MSCI

Rajarshi Sen is a seasoned financial services professional who has an MBA Degree in International Business (Finance) from IMT Ghaziabad, India. After starting his post-MBA career as a research analyst, Rajarshi joined the MSCI Index business in 2009.

In a career spanning over 10 years with MSCI he has been in various client facing roles covering multiple geographies like UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg,Singapore and Philippines. He is currently based in Singapore and is responsible for the MSCI Equity Index, Analytics and Environmental, Social & Governance Research business in Singapore and Philippines.

Rajesh Chhabara 
Managing Director, CSRWorks International 

Rajesh is managing director of CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm focused on advisory, training and thought leadership. His expertise lies in developing sustainability strategies for competitive advantage. He has over 20 years of international experience in diverse industries. His sustainability strategies have helped clients win global rankings and recognitions. He conducts a wide range of sustainability training courses across the region.  

Rajesh is also the founder of several though leadership programmes including the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA), Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit, and Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen.He is also the editorial director of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, an annual publication featuring Asia’s best sustainability reports. He has authored a book on supply chain responsibility (2005) and co-authored two books on sustainability case studies (2010, 2011). Rajesh is a regular speaker at international sustainability conferences. 

Timothy M. Daniels
Head of Investor Relations, Consultant, SM Investments Corporation

Tim Daniels leads Investor Relations for SM Investments Corporation, the largest company in the Philippines with market leading businesses in Retailing, Banking and Property. SM also invests in ventures that capture high growth opportunities in the emerging Philippine economy.  He is responsible for engaging with institutional investors globally and for supporting and developing the IR capabilities of companies within the SM group.  

Mr. Daniels has over 20 years of experience working in international financial institutions in the UK, USA and Asia with roles in investment banking, consumer banking, finance, strategy and communications. He previously also worked in management consulting and in the media industry.

Mr. Daniels holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA degree with majors in Strategy, Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behavior from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


4. Driving sustainable businesses through Impact and ESG Investments

Anna Green (TBC)
Country Head Philippines, ANZ Banking Group

Prior to joining ANZ Philippines, Anna was based in Laos as the Chief Executive Officer where she regularly worked wih multi-national clients across ASEAN to structure and facilitate innovative cross-border financing solutions to meet their business needs.

Her background and experience in banking, finance and law have enabled her to partner with international development multi-laterlas including the United Nations and World Bank on financing and corporate social responsibility initiatives across ASEAN region. Anna formerly headed the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Laos as its presidend and was a founding member of the Australian ASEAN Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to ANZ Bank, Anna practiced international banking and finance law in leading international law firms in both the UK and Australia. Anna is a passionate advocate of diversity in the workplace and corporate social responsibility.

Edgardo E. Tongson
Chief of Party, Sustainable Finance, WWF Philippines

Jamal Ahmad
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Management, RCBC
Mr. Ahmad brings with him expertise in Risk Management, Management Consulting, and Project Management, gained from over twenty nine (29) years of professional experience in developed and emerging markets in North America, Asia and the Middle East.  
Prior to joining RCBC, Mr. Ahmad was Executive Director and Country Chief Risk Officer for Standard Chartered Bank, Vietnam Ltd. Mr. Ahmad also served as Country Chief Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Philippines.  Mr. Ahmad's experience in Risk include, Risk Due Diligience and Integration, Risk Goverance, NPL management, debt recovery, special assets and credit portfolio management.  
Mr. Ahmad completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Journalism at the University of Punjab, Pakistan, a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Ateneo De Manila University and MSC in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  

Michael Rodriguez
Managing Director, Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure

Michael Rodriguez, is a Managing Director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world’s leading manager of infrastructure funds, with responsibility over MIRA’s operations in the Philippines, and the management of the PHP26 billion Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure (PINAI) Fund. The PINAI Fund is a 10-year, close-ended fund established in July 2012 by leading domestic and foreign institutional investors to invest in both green- and brownfield infrastructure assets and projects within the Philippines. It is to date the largest and the only fund to be raised specifically for infrastructure investment in the country.  

Mr Rodriguez’s career, spanning over 30-years, has been exclusively in banking and finance, both in the Philippines and overseas. The past 20 years have been dedicated to infrastructure investment, with Mr Rodriguez assuming senior positions at private equity firms and funds in the Asia-Pacific and MENA regions. With his involvement in the closure and management of a number of infrastructure investments, Mr Rodriguez is highly experienced in all aspects of the entire private equity investment value chain—from deal identification and execution to asset management and eventual exit.  He has been exposed to a wide range of infrastructure sectors and procurement methodologies—such as transportation, telecommunications, social infrastructure, renewable and conventional energy, and PPP’s—and has actively participated in a number of investee company Boards. 
Being at the helm of MIRA’s activities in the Philippines, Mr Rodriguez, and his team of investment professionals, have been at the forefront of some of the biggest infrastructure deals to be closed in the country. 

Rizal Mohamed Ali
Head of Responsible Investment, KWAP

Rizal was a legal officer for a public listed conglomerate prior to joining KWAP 12 years ago. He presently heads the Responsible Investment Section at KWAP, which was set up to manage all ESG-related initiatives at KWAP. He is a Member of Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Malaysian Institute of Integrity, Malaysian Institutional Investors Council Working Committee and PRI Investor Working Group on Sustainable Palm Oil”.

Rizal obtained Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Honours) from Brunel University, London and Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from INCEIF. 

Xavier Courtois
Senior Banker Entrepreneur & Family Office, REYL & Cie

Xavier works as senior banker in the Entrepreneur & Family Office department at REYL & Cie, a Swiss family owned bank with its headquarters in Geneva. His role is to focus on new mandates and business origination for the  investment banking, wealth management and asset management divisions.

Xavier worked as an Investment Advisor at UBS AG in Zurich until 2017, managing a portfolio of Russian Ultra-High private clients, and he also advised the Swiss bank Pictet & Cie to enter the Russian market for the private bank. In Parallel, he served as advisor of a Russia tycoon to successfully expand his business in fashion retail in the USA. Xavier also served  as Chief Representative of HSBC’s in Moscow, for the Swiss private bank.

He started his career with the law firm Freshfield, drafting joint-ventures contracts before moving to finance and banking. His areas of expertise and interest include family office set-up, family business continuity and sustainable investments, which he started to actively promote at UBS with new investment products focused on micro-credit.

5. Role of HR in Driving Sustainable Business Practices

Brian David Hood
Managing Director & Head of Human Resources Philippines, Corporate Centers

With over 15,000 staff in the Philippines across Manila and Cebu, the location provides Operations support across all the JPMC lines of business. In addition to supporting the location businesses, the HR function in the Philippines provides global support through Employee Customer Service, ER, Learning Operations and Recruitment Operations & Infrastructure teams. 
Prior to joining JPMC, Brian was connected with Citi, based out of Singapore.  He specialized in Talent Management and Organizational Development supporting the Operations and Technology function in APAC. Prior to this position he held a regional HRBP role in Asia and Headed Campus Recruitment & Development in EMEA

Brian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds a Masters in Human Resources Management from Sheffield Business School and completed his undergraduate degree in Business at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Joann Hizon
Vice President for HR, Admin and Facilities, SM Investments Corp

Joann is currently with SM Investments Corp as its Vice President for HR, Admin and Facilities. She has over 20 years leadership experience in HR, Training, Operations, and Facilities culled from the telecommunications, BPO, semiconductors, IT, pharmaceutical, property and the mining industries. She is a sought-after resource speaker here and abroad on topics such as career counseling, succession planning, workplace diversity, and organizational transformation. Her articles and/or interviews have appeared on the magazines of Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan and HRD Asia, on the Philippine Daily Star, Manila Bulletin and Business World newspapers, on Studio 23 TV, and on Bloomberg.

She’s been a member of the judging committee for The Stevie Awards from 2014 till the present. Under her watch, SM Investments has won a number of Top Employers awards – three times with Jobstreet , and then twice with Forbes Global 2000 World’s Best Employers, first in 2017 and then recently in 2018, landing at #158 out of 2,000 companies worldwide. 

Marla Garin-Alvarez
Diversity 7 Inclusion Lead Asia Pacific, Thomson Reuters

Marla is the Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Asia Pacific, responsible for the execution and direction of the Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion strategy globally, with special focus in the Asia
Pacific region. She partners with senior leaders to champion D&I, with HR to advance the company’s talent agenda, and with key business groups to integrate D&I in business operations. She also provides oversight for business resource groups and global volunteer network teams. She oversees volunteer leads in the region in employee volunteer activities promoting the Sustainable Development Goals on No Poverty, Climate Action, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, and Peace & Justice, Strong Institutions. She also served as Convenor of the company’s Regional Inclusion Council for Asia.

Before this role, Marla has had over 20 years experience in corporate communications and PR,
with seven of these at Thomson Reuters as former manager for strategy, communications and
corporate responsibility in Manila. She was responsible for the Manila Leadership Team strategic
initiatives, internal and external communications, and the execution of Corporate Responsibility
programs in the Philippines. She was also responsible for executing the company’s employee
volunteer program and CR partnerships with other companies and non-government organizations.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2009, Marla was with Environments Global/Cirdia Group as
internal communications manager; Intel Corporation as operations manager for the Asia
Employee Communications group; San Miguel Corporation as internal communications officer,
responsible for internal publications and media relations. She first worked as senior associate at
Orendain & Associates, a public relations firm, where she was a consultant to multinational
banks, drug companies, and non-government organizations.

Matthias Gelber
Director Sustainability, GSX Exchange & Brand Ambassador, IAQ Philippines

Matthias Gelber comes from Burbach-Lippe, a small German village surrounded by the forest and he pursued his passion to help the planet with a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Brunel University UK. In 2008, he was voted ‘Greenest Person on the Planet’ in a global online competition and he received the Green Icon of the year award in Malaysia in 2016. He published a book made from recycled paper only that was printed with ink made from mushrooms and built SE Asia's first off-grid tiny eco home in Malaysia in 2017. He has been trainer and judge at Miss Earth Philippines,Malaysia and Miss Earth Global. He co-founded Maleki GmbH in 2007 and he has given eco and sustainability talks in a professional capacity in 42 countries internationally.

Matthias has recently delivered his 5th TEDx talk at University Technology Malaysia on the subject of how to achieve zero waste as a hotel guest. He has just been appointed as Director, Sustainability at GSX Exchange and he is brand ambassador at IAQ Philippines.

Rubina Sen
Senior Coordinator, GRI South Asia & DFAT Programme Manager

Rubina is working with Global Reporting Initiative for more than 7 years. In her current profile, she is responsible for managing the GRI South Asia Network and mainstreaming sustainability reporting in the region. She is managing a project on Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting in Bangladesh & Sri Lanka.

Before joining GRI she had worked with the United Nations Global Compact Network India (GCNI). As a Sustainability & CSR professional she has experience in Training & research. Besides being a speaker in various Sustainability & CSR events in India, she has also been a panelist in various forums in South Asia like Institute of Companies Secretaries of India (ICSI), BIMTECH, IMT, IIM Lucknow, IAJBS World Forum, Colombo Stock Exchange, Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), ACCA Sri Lanka, CSR Centre Bangladesh & SR Asia Bangladesh as well as GRI South Asia Conference. She has also taken session for companies like ONGC, BHEL, SAIL, Tata Steel, JSW, JSL, Mahindra & Mahindra, GAIL, Coal India, NABARD and other organizations like IICA, BSI India, Bombay Stock Exchange, TERI & IUCN.

She has contributed in publications like Guidance on Sustainability Reporting for Listed companies in Bangladesh, Communicating Sustainability Version 02 Sri Lanka, Sustainability Reporting & Biodiversity. She supported the launch of GRI South Asia initiative titled SDG Agenda 2030. She was also part of the EU Switch Asia project titled “Scaling Up Sustainable Development of MSME Clusters In India”.

Rubina has done her Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics and has more than ten years’ experience in the development sector.

6. Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Supply Chain uncovered through reporting

Bao Nguyen
CSRCB Program Head Vietnam Partnerships, GRI

Bao has over 25 years international experience in Europe and Asia in various management & consulting position. Bao is French nationality and moves to Vietnam in 2004. His bi-cultural background and his professional experience from private business sector as Sustainability Director for large cement manufacturer as well as non-government organization provide him the good combination and sustainability understanding from both angles. He joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) early 2017 as the Vietnam country head to implement the Competitive Business Program to support sustainability practices along the supply chain. 

Bao is also the Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD), Vietnam Eurocham Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC) and the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC). 

Hoang Anh Dzung
General Director, H&N Garment (Vietnam)

Hoang Anh Dung graduated at HCM Pedagogical University, majoring in Mathematics in 1984. He was INGOs Projects Officer for the people of Vietnam from 1985-1992 and Vice Director of Prakit/FCB Advertising representative office in Vietnam from 1993 -1995. Mr. Dzung is also Co-founder of H&N Garment since 1996. 

Ignacio Sison
Chief Corporate Officer, Del Monte Pacific

Ignacio C. O. Sison is Del Monte Pacific’s Chief Corporate Officer responsible for sustainability, strategic planning, risk management and investor relations. He has been with DMPL since 1999 and was the group’s Chief Financial Officer for nine years. Mr. Sison has nearly 30 years of experience. Before joining Del Monte Pacific, he was CFO of Macondray and Company, Inc., then DMPL’s parent company, for three years. Among others, he also worked for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, CityTrust Banking Corp., and SGV & Co.  

Mr. Sison holds an MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University; an MA, Major in Economics, from the International University of Japan; a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines; and an International Baccalaureate from the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Canada. In 2010, Mr. Sison received the Best CFO award from the Singapore Corporate Awards. 

Matt Wilson
Corporate Affairs Director, Heineken Vietnam

Matt is Corporate Affairs Director at HEINEKEN Vietnam as well as Co-Chairman of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD). In his role with HEINEKEN Vietnam he is responsible for overseeing and implementing sustainability strategy for HEINEKEN in Vietnam, one of HEINEKEN’s largest operating companies globally. Matt has worked for HEINEKEN for ten years and was previously Corporate Affairs and Legal Director of HEINEKEN New Zealand (DB Breweries). 

In addition to his role with the VBCSD, Matt has been on the Board or acted in an advisory role for a range of NGOs and industry bodies including in relation to packaging, advertising, theatre and sporting bodies. Matt is passionate about sustainability and in the past three years HEINEKEN Vietnam has twice been named the most sustainable manufacturing company in Vietnam by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its annual Corporate Sustainability Index Awards.

President Director, PT Kalbe Farma

President Director of the Company since 2017. He was appointed as a President Director of the Company based on the resolutions of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders dated June 5, 2017. An Indonesian citizen, born in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, on July 5, 1964, domiciled in Jakarta, Indonesia. Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Trisakti University. In 1985, he began his career at the Public Accountant Firm of Drs. Joseph Susilo & Partners, and was also a lecturer at STIE Trisakti. He joined Kalbe in 1990, in the Finance and Accounting Department. In 1992, he was appointed the Finance Director of PT Dankos Laboratories Tbk, where he served until 1997. From 1997 to 2017 he served as Director of the Company. In 2006 until 2010 he also served as President Director of PT Enseval Putera Megatrading Tbk, the Company’s distribution division. 

Currently he also serves as the President Commissioner of PT Kalgen DNA, Commissioner of PT Bifarma Adiluhung, Commissioner of PT Innolab Sains Internasional, Commissioner of PT Kalbio Global Medika, Commissioner of PT Kalbe Genexine Biologics.