Theory Meets Practice


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

9.00am Registration & Networking Tea

Workshop 1
Business Responsibility & Sustainability: Teaching & Researching


  • Prof. Jeremy Moon
    Velux Professor of Corporate Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School


  • Dr. Isabel Sim
    Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore (NUS); Director (Projects), Centre for Social Development Asia
  • Prof. Eugene Tan
    Associate Professor of Law; Co-Director, Centre for Scholars' Development, Singapore Management University (SMU)


Workshop 2
Evidence-Based CSR: Advocacy & Implementation


  • Erinch Sahan
    Head of Private Sector Team, Oxfam GB


  • Jerry Bernas
    Programme Director, ASEAN CSR Network
12.30pm Networking Lunch

Presentation on Findings of Sustainability Reporting Study in ASEAN

  • Prof. Lawrence Loh
    Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations (CGIO), National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
  • Thomas Thomas
    Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN CSR Network


Corporate Governance and Responsibility: Role of Business in Achieving Sustainable Development

Welcome Remarks

  • Yanti Triwadiantini
    Chair, ASEAN CSR Network

Ministerial Speech by Guest-of-Honour:

  • Minister Masagos Zulkifli
    Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

Opening Remarks:

  • His Excellency Sven Hakan Oskar Jevrell
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Sweden

Keynote Speech:

  • H.E. Dr. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee
    Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community

Keynote Lecture:

  • Institutionalising CSR in the Governance Era: Asian Perspectives
  • Prof. Jeremy Moon
    Velux Professor of Corporate Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School

Vote of Thanks

  • Prof. Lawrence Loh
    Director, CGIO, NUS Business School


Networking Tea


Plenary Session 1: Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility: Implementing a Regional Strategy


  • Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
    Former Secretary-General of ASEAN; Executive Deputy Chairman of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University Singapore; Chairman, Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Gil Gonzales
    Member, ASEAN Business Advisory Council; Vice President, Corporate Governance and Risk Management, SM Investments Corporation, Philippines
  • Dr. Seree Nonthasoot
    Representative of Thailand, ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
  • Rashyid Redza Anwarudin
    Vice President, Head of Sustainability Reporting/Social Performance, Sime Darby Berhad, Malaysia
  • Pensri Suteerasarn
    Deputy Chair, ASEAN CSR Network; President, Thai Listed Companies Association

Moderator: Prof. Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School 


End of Day 1 

Thursday, 21 July 2016


Presentation on Findings of Business Integrity Study in ASEAN

  • Jerry Bernas
    Programme Director, ASEAN CSR Network

Plenary Session 2: Building Integrity and Trust in the ASEAN Economic Community


  • Gerard Forlin QC
    Cornerstone Barristers in London, Denman Chambers in Sydney and Maxwell Chambers in Singapore
  • K. K. Hlaing
    Chairman, SMART Group of Companies, Myanmar
  • Jeann Low
    Group Chief Corporate Officer, Singtel
  • Nguyen Quang Vinh
    Deputy Secretary-General, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Industry; Director-General, Office for Business Sustainable Development, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Prof. Teo Chee Khiang
    Professor (Practice), Department of Accounting, NUS Business School

Moderator: Prof. Eugene Tan
Associate Professor of Law; Co-Director, Centre for Scholars' Development, Singapore Management University (SMU)


Networking Tea

11.15 am

Plenary Session 3: Sustainable Production & Consumption in Supply Chains


  • Ramesh Kana
    Group CEO, Emery Oleochemicals; President, Global Compact Network Malaysia
  • Christophe Rossignol
    Regional Supply Chain Head, Nestle Nutrition, Asia Pacific
  • Sher Afzal Mazari
    Sustainable Business and Communications Director, South East Asia, Unilever Asia Private Limited
  • Jeanne Stampe
    Asia Finance and Commodities Specialist, WWF
  • Prof. Tan Kok Choon
    Associate Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, NUS Business School

Moderator: Rene Van Berkel
Chief Technical Advisor, National Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Programme Indonesia, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) 

12.30pm  Networking Lunch


Plenary Session 4: Business Responsibility to Protect Human Rights


  • Jasmine Begum
    Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Malaysia and New Markets, Microsoft Malaysia
  • Christopher Ng
    Regional Secretary, UNI Asia and Pacific
  • Dr. Netithorn Praditsarn
    Vice President, Group Sustainability and Communications, Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group); Secretariat, Global Compact Network Thailand
  • Ray Paolo Santiago
    Executive Director, Ateneo Human Rights Centre

Moderator: Prof. Mahdev Mohan
Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the Asian Business and Rule of Law Initiative, SMU

2.45pm Networking Tea


Plenary Session 5: Shaping New Business Models for the Future


  • Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet
    Chairman, Global Compact Network Myanmar; National Contact Point: OECD Responsible Business Conduct
  • Prof. Audrey Chia
    Associate Professor, Department of Management & Organisation, NUS Bisiness School; Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS
  • Noke Kiroyan
    President Director and Chief Consultant, Kiroyan Partners; Vice-Chairman, KADIN Indonesia
  • Roel Nieuwenkamp
    Chair, OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
  • Tan Suee Chieh
    Group Chief Executive, NTUC Enterprise

Moderator: Prof. Francisco L. Roman Jr
Associate Dean for Research & Publications, Executive Director of the RVR-Center for CSR, Asian Institute of Management 


Closing Remarks: Changing Business, Making a Difference 

  • Thomas Thomas
    CEO, ASEAN CSR Network


End of Day 2

Friday, 22 July 2016

Site Visit to Marina Barrage

2.00pm Site Visit to NTUC Fairprice, a part of NTUC Social Enterprises
4.30pm End of Day 3



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