Sustainability Reporting in ASEAN and Singapore, 22 Nov, Singapore


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ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) and the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) are organising a forum on Sustainability Reporting in ASEAN and Singapore - Opportunities in an Era of Tensions at the SGX auditorium on Thursday, 22 November 2018. The morning event features a presentation on the state of sustainability reporting (SR) in ASEAN and Singapore, as well as a panel discussion comprising thought leaders and industry experts.

The forum is timely as SR is an emerging trend not only in Singapore but also in the ASEAN region. With the ongoing China-US trade war, the global spotlight has turned to ASEAN as possible trading partners to counteract the worsening situation. This is certainly cause for optimism amidst the doom and gloom.

However, the desire for closer economic partnerships and investments carries conditions for greater economic, environmental, social and governance disclosures from companies in the region to mitigate the emerging trade tensions. Therefore, the regular financial reporting by companies has to be augmented with SR to attract investments. In this sense, SR exceeds satisfying regulatory requirements by helping businesses to stay relevant and seize opportunities in the new economy.

Please join us at this forum where we have put together a distinguished panel of speakers to share their insights and expertise on this important issue.

Programme Details

09.00 am – 09.10 am                      

Welcome Remarks by Mr Thomas Thomas, CEO,

09.10 am – 09.30 am

Keynote Address
by Mr Tan Boon Gin, CEO,
Singapore Exchange Regulation

09.30 am – 09.45 am

Winning Presentation from SGX-NUS Case Competition

09.45 am – 10.10 am

Presentation of Findings
by Prof Lawrence Loh, Director,
Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations

10.10 am – 10.30 am

Tea Break

10.30 am – 11.15 am

Panel Discussion

Panellists (in alphabetical order):

Ms Esther AN
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited

Director of Office of Research Affairs
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. 
Industrial Growth Platform Pte. Ltd

Mr David SMITH
Head of Corporate Governance
Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd

Mr Michael TANG
Head, Listing Policy & Product Admission 
Singapore Exchange Regulation

Mr Thomas THOMAS

11.15 am – 11.45 am

Q & A Session

11.45 am – 12.00 pm

Closing Address
by Mr Evan Law, Chief Executive,
Singapore Accountancy Commission

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Networking Lunch

To view speakers' profiles, please click here.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms Maureen Ho, CGIO at or +65 6601 2027.

Register for the event here.