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Sustainable World Resources ˙ Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Value Chains

Programme

Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Value Chains

Conference
Venue: John Jacob Ballroom, The St Regis Singapore
Date: Thursday, 6 April 2017
Time: 0800-1715
06 Apr, Thursday

06 Apr, Thursday

08:00am

Registration

09:00am

Welcome Remarks

Assoc Prof. Simon Tay
Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
09:10am

Competition or Convergence? How Non-State Actors Can Complement Environmental Governance

Panel 1

The past decades have witnessed rising environmental threats, some of which transcend political borders such as air pollution and biodiversity loss. Environmental governance in the form of rules, policies and institutions is critical to shaping how humans interact with the environment and find solutions to these challenges. Governments, for instance, have established various regulations and institutions but the support and contribution of other stakeholders will be needed. This panel presents practical methods for non-state actors to complement government efforts, the challenges they face, and the outlook for environmental governance in ASEAN.

Panellists
H.E. Alex Noerdin
Governor
Government of South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
Dr. Indroyono Soesilo
Chairman
Indonesian Association of Forest Concessionaires (APHI), Indonesia
Ms. Neo Gim Huay
Managing Director, Enterprise Development
Managing Director, Sustainability
Temasek International Pte Ltd, Singapore
Dr. Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi
Country Director
World Resources Institute (WRI), Indonesia
Dr. Tint Lwin Thaung
Executive Director
The Nature Conservancy, Myanmar
Moderator
Assoc Prof. Simon Tay
Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
10:25am

Morning Tea Break

10:50am

Opening Keynote

Mr. Masagos Zulkifli
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Republic of Singapore
11:05am

Small Steps to Big Goals: How Smaller Players Can Become More Sustainable

Panel 2

Much of the discussion on sustainability has centred on the roles and responsibilities of large companies. Yet, smaller players, such as smallholders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), comprise a sizeable proportion of the market and many have yet to come on board. Often, smaller players also find it difficult to transition to sustainability without external support. This panel examines how smaller players can embark on sustainability, and how this can be scaled up across different agricultural commodities.

Panellists
Mr. Denys Collin Munang
Chief International Business Officer
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGVH), Malaysia
Mr. Iman Santoso
Senior Terrestrial Policy Advisor
Conservation International, Indonesia
Mr. Kelvin Tio
Managing Director
Asian Agri, Indonesia
Mr. Satya S. Tripathi
Chief Executive
Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF), Indonesia
Moderator
Ms. Lee Chen Chen
Director - Policy Programmes
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
12:25pm

Lunch

02:05pm

Keynote Address

Dato Sri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Bin Tuanku Jaafar
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia
02:20pm

In Conversation with

Dato Sri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Bin Tuanku Jaafar
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia
Moderator
Assoc Prof. Simon Tay
Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
02:35pm

Navigating Labour and Social Issues: What’s Next?

Panel 3

Despite moves to strengthen industry standards, the agroforestry sector continues to face labour and social issues, several of which have escalated to become high-profile cases. These include poor working conditions, gender discrimination, land conflicts, and loss of livelihoods. Both upstream and downstream companies are coming to realise that they have to take an active role in these issues to mitigate reputational and operational risks. On the flip side, greater social empowerment can build a mutually beneficial relationship and raise the standard of living for local communities. This panel compares labour and social issues across various Southeast Asian countries, examining the effectiveness of different approaches that have been taken to address them.

Panellists
Ms. Daryll Delgado
Research and Stakeholder Engagement Program Manager
Verite Southeast Asia (VSEA), Philippines
Dr. Izabela Delabre
SPOTT Palm Oil Manager
Zoological Society of London, England
Ms. Perpetua George
General Manager Group Sustainability
PPB Oil Palms Bhd (Wilmar International), Malaysia
Mr. Rashyid Redza Anwarudin
Vice-President and Head of Sustainability Reporting and Social Performance
Sime Darby, Malaysia
Moderator
Assoc Prof. Simon Tay
Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
03:50pm

Pushing Boundaries: Leveraging Technology for Inclusive Agriculture

Panel 4

The application of technology has advanced agricultural productivity and helped address sustainability concerns. But the high cost of technology may exclude small farmers and impact its scalability. The speed at which technology is progressing is also outpacing regulations and challenging societal acceptance. This panel examines these ongoing concerns of technology and how we can balance them to achieve inclusive agriculture.

Panellists
Mr. Ashish Govil
Senior Vice President and Global Head – Natural Rubber
Olam International Limited, Singapore
Mr. Colin Lee
Corporate Affairs Director
Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings, Singapore
Mr. Pham Hong Duong
Chairman, Sugar Segment
TTC Group, Vietnam
Dr. Najib Asmani
Special Staff to South Sumatra Governor for Climate Change Field
Coordinator of South Sumatra Peatland Restoration Team, Indonesia
Government of South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
Moderator
Mr. Nicholas Fang
Executive Director
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
05:05pm

Closing Remarks

Assoc Prof. Simon Tay
Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
05:15pm

Closing Tea Break & Networking

Dialogue programme is subject to changes

(Last updated on 4 April 2017)

Roundtable

Venue: Millenia 8, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore
Time: 1700-1900

Dialogue programme will be announced shortly