The Sustainability Summit will examine policies, innovations and international collaborations from a strategic standpoint, to address low carbon transition and the environmental needs and challenges of growing cities.

2024’s theme is “Towards a Net Zero City”. The plenaries will focus on accelerating climate action and decarbonisation leading up to COP29, resource resilience and other sustainability topics of interest in the Asia-Pacific region.

19 June 2024
Wednesday

 

Summit Plenary 1: Panel on Net Zero

2:30PM to 3:15PM
Sands Expo & Convention Centre

Achieving net zero emissions has become more pressing due to global and economic uncertainties. This panel will delve into innovative solutions for sustainability while exploring the anticipated impact post-COP28 on these solutions and the real-world implementation of low carbon solutions.

Mr Antonio Castellano
Partner, and Co - leader of our Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice in Southeast Asia
McKinsey & Company

Mr Thomas Brzostowski
Interim Singapore Country Director
The Nature Conservancy

Mr Calvin Chung
Assistant Chief Executive Officer,
Engineering & Operations Group
JTC

Ms Audrey Tan
Assistant News Editor
The Straits Times

Summit Plenary 2: Panel on Low-Carbon Transition

4:05PM to 4:50PM
Sands Expo & Convention Centre

In the current landscape, it is increasingly critical for businesses to embrace a low-carbon transition. This panel will explore the multi-faceted approach on developing and adopting decarbonisation solutions, leveraging blended and transition finance, and the use of carbon financing in propelling industries towards a low-carbon transition.

 

Hideaki Kobayashi
President
Modern Asia Environmental Holdings Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Dowa Eco-System Co., Ltd.

Johan Sulaeman
Director Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN), National University of Singapore

Summit Keynote 1 : Driving Resilience and Sustainability

2:10PM to 2:30PM
Sands Expo & Convention Centre 

Megatrends are reshaping the world, requiring companies to remain resilient amid increasing uncertainty and complexity. Resource overspending is unsustainable for the planet, society, and businesses. Embracing circular transformation is not just an option; it's a necessity. This keynote will explore how adopting circular economy principles can accelerate sustainability throughout your business and value chain, ensuring long-term success and environmental responsibility.

 


Mr Yoon Young Kim
Cluster President, Singapore and Brunei
Schneider Electric

Summit Keynote 2

3:45PM to 4:05PM
Sands Expo & Convention Centre



Dr Bicky Bhangu
President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea
Rolls-Royce