Join us on 8 July 2021 (Thursday) as we embark on the journey of Becoming Sustainable, with panelists sharing their journeys on how they shifted their traditional business models respectively into the current models that are more sustainable.
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Date: 8 July 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00am - 10.00am
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The future is in our hands now to manage! This is the time and never before have we been so aware of the urgency of the issues impacting society and the planet.What can be done and how do we...
The future is in our hands now to manage! This is the time and never before have we been so aware of the urgency of the issues impacting society and the planet.
What can be done and how do we move towards being more sustainable? Organizations are sharing their journeys on how they shifted their traditional business models respectively into the current models that are more sustainable.
Murray Aitken is an industry veteran with 30years experience as a professional hotelier and restaurant operator. He is recognized as a leading professional with extensive experience in hotel operations, concept development, food & beverage and general hotel management. He has built and repositioned many hotel properties and restaurant operations, large and small and served as member of various Hospitality Associations. In addition to his contributions to the Hotel Industry as an expert in operations; expertise as a hotelier in leadership positions has taken him across the world from South Africa, Dubai, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, USA, British Virgin Islands and West Indies, Caribbean, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
Lorna has served as President of multinational consumer goods companies for 20+ years, in Danone, Kraft and Mondelez. She has been a key leader in Danone’s purpose journey and is a Global Ambassador for the B Corp movement.
In 2017, Lorna served as CEO and Chairwoman of Danone North America, where she established that $6 Billion entity as a Public Benefit Corporation and it achieved B Corp status in 2018, making it the largest B Corp in the world.
She is a member of the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, the Integrity Board of Sir Kensington (both companies owned by Unilever),the Board of Guayaki, the Advisory Board of Radicle Impact and the board of B Lab Global.
Lorna has done a TED talk on Radical Interdependence which has been viewed by over 2 million people. She has lived and led businesses in 7 countries, including China, where she lived in Shanghai for 6 year, running Danone and then the merged Danone and Kraft business.
She is passionate about purpose in business, Rhino conservation, and her dog Stir Fry.
Paul joins Dow in 1994 in the Finance function and has been seconded to joint ventures in Asia Pacific under his financial roles before assuming his current role in June 2017.
Two things that Paul is most passionate about are sustainability and inclusion. As a Board member of the Chemical Industry Councils in Malaysia and Singapore, and an active member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)’s Circular Economy Committee, he helped drive the sustainability and workforce I&D agenda.
Paul is also a member in the Singapore Technical Committees for Surface Coatings and Circularity of Materials Standards. Asia’s first recycled shoes jogging track completed in 2020 with Sport Singapore is an example of his contribution towards a more sustainable and safer future using materials science innovation. Just recently in June 2021, Paul played an instrumental role in implementing the shoe waste collection and recycling ecosystem in Singapore, enabling a sustainable upcycle of used sports and school shoes into sports infrastructure.
Founder, Group President and Director of VERITAS Design Group
David Mizan Hashim is the Founder, Group President and Director of the VERITAS Design Group, a multi-disciplinary design firm established in 1987, and which now has offices in 7 countries and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
His academic credentials include a Bachelor degree in 1983 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master in Architecture in 1986 from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), both located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA. Upon graduation, he was awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Travel Fellowship for research in Islamic architecture.
David is a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Architects and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Design. He is also an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects. His past committee positions include Council Member of the Harvard Club of Malaysia, Vice President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Club Malaysia and he has been included in the list of Who's Who in the World. He is a founding member of the Malaysia-India Business Council (MIBC).
Mr. SH Teo joined Unisem (M) Bhd as its Vice President, Corporate HR in 2011. He brings with him more than 40 years’ experience in the manufacturing arena of which 25 years are in HR Organization Development functions in the OSAT and EMS industry. SH Teo is the Co-Representative for the Unisem Group’s Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Initiative and the Group’s Coordinator for Sustainability Initiative during the early adoption period of RBA & Sustainability in Unisem. RBA is also formerly known as Electronic Industries Citizenship Coalition (EICC).
He is a certified Master Trainer & Facilitator for DDI Leadership Development Program, was the lead in driving TQM and is a certified facilitator in Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving & Decision Making. He spent 2 years in China as the Regional Human Development Manager (Asia) and was responsible for successfully setting up a Resource Development Centre in Guangzhou for a big multi-national company.
SH Teo holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot Watt University, UK.
Public Affairs Manager at Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad
Ezmir is an experienced Corporate and Public Affairs professional with Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (DLMI) for over 2 years and has been in the FMCG for more than a decade. He has a vast experience in stakeholder engagement, public relations and campaigning on issues and topics that are important to the business including sustainability.
Ezmir co-created the Sustainability Roadmap for DLMI with the ambition to streamline efforts and track progress of sustainable actions by the company.
First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed and currently operates many of the world’s largest grid-connected PV power plants. Our experience across the solar value chain reduces risk while delivering more reliable, dependable and cost-effective solutions for our customers.