August 2nd 2022

12:15 – 01:00 PM SGT

India: Climate Change, WatSan and Corporations

August 2nd 2022

Climate crisis is recognised today globally, as an existential crisis for humankind and various life forms that co-exist on this planet earth. The scientific community has overwhelmingly brought to light through the series of IPCC reports and other scientific studies, that there is an urgency for collective efforts globally to tackle the issue. The frequency and intensity of disasters affecting the region has been on a steady increase in recent years. The global targets of reducing carbon emissions and nationally determined contributions need ownership – not just by the state but also by organisations, corporate houses, institutions and at an individual level to collectively address this existential crisis. Similarly, WASH issues in the region have been a barrier to development for vast sections of vulnerable communities. Millions of people globally and particularly in Asia still lack access to safe drinking water and access to basic sanitation facilities. These are among the leading causes of child mortality, morbidity, malnutrition issues and act as barriers to children’s holistic development. The issues of Climate Change and WASH has its implications on a wide range of sectors viz. – livelihoods, agriculture, food security, health, education, malnutrition etc. Need for collective action is key towards ensuring an equitable and sustainable development for all.

Sanjay Vashisht,

Director, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)

Mongolia: Education and Technology

August 2nd 2022


Koji Kurushima,

CEO, Mobicom Mongolia

Philippines: The Future of Plastic – closing the plastic loop

August 2nd 2022

The Philippines is facing a waste crisis – it is producing 2.7 million metric tons of plastic waste per year of which around 30% are mismanaged and enter into the ocean, making it the third-largest contributor globally.  The COVID-19 Pandemic has only worsened this as the consumption of plastics and medical waste drastically increased during this time. In this session, we will look into what innovations companies are driving into this space to address the problem and move towards a more sustainable and inclusive circular plastic economy.

Sri Lanka: Transforming Crisis to Opportunity through Renewable Energy

August 2nd 2022

Sri Lanka is undergoing an unprecedented crisis with energy challenges at the epicenter. There is enormous potential for renewable energy to transform the landscape of local industries as well as uplift the living standards of communities across the island. A world of opportunity awaits corporate investment and public private partnerships to make waves of transformation into an energy-independent, climate-sensitive and sustainable nation.

Angelo De Silva,

CEO, Bluesky “e” International

Cambodia: Adolescents – Architects of the future

August 2nd 2022

The session will introduce – IMPACT+ with Smart Axiata which is a program implemented to promote youth development in Cambodia. The partnership will provide training and guidance to almost 20,000 children, adolescents, and youths aged 12-18. Join and learn on how we are preparing the next-gen for the country’s development.

Mam Vannary

CSR and Sustainability Specialist, Smart Axiata

Sokkeang Kong

Project Management Director, International Youth for A Better World

Thailand:Empowering Vulnerable Youth in Thailand

August 2nd 2022

One youth without access to education is too many. Yet there are one million young people in Thailand who are not attending school. Many live in rural areas and do not have access to schools nearby. Their families also cannot afford the high costs of studying away from home. Without an education or life skills training, impoverished youth struggle to secure jobs with adequate income. This puts them at risk of sex trafficking, forced labor, drug addiction, abuse and exploitation. How can investing in the most vulnerable youth help promote social change, increase employability and raise future leaders in Thailand, and why do corporations play critical roles to make these happen?

Pongrat Aroonvattanaporn

Director and General Manager, Jack Chia Industries Thailand PCL

Tibor Pandi

Country Head and Citi Country Officer, Citi Thailand

Indonesia: Climate Change and Livelihoods

August 2nd 2022

The session will be discussing around the Indonesian businesses current concern regarding climate change and how it is impacting livelihoods. It will provide a broader understanding of how each business is tackling these interconnected issues and the avenues for broader collaboration on this area.

Imelda Fransisca

Hope Ambassador, Wahana Visi Indonesia

Nuni Sutyoko

Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Indonesia

Vietnam: Mitigating the impact of COVID19 through Digital Savings Groups

August 2nd 2022

In today’s digital economy and society, practical usage of new technologies has become critical to improving one’s resilience and livelihood. More than ever, digital inclusion is essential to social inclusion, a crucial step towards economic empowerment to overcome poverty and income inequality. However, the pathways from digital access and skills to developing and attaining more sustainable livelihoods remain arduous and require the engagement and innovation different stakeholders could offer. How can corporates join hands with World Vision to build resilience for vulnerable families while addressing the enormous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple – financial, digital, and gender – gaps? Together, let’s fulfill #OurPromise to end poverty and hunger by 2030 so that the most vulnerable communities in poverty, especially children, can survive and thrive.

Linh Thuy Tran

National Program Manager – MicroFinance, World Vision Vietnam

Tim Tempany

Digital Program Manager – Asia, VisionFund