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Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016 17-18 May 2016

Conference Agenda

OPENING KEYNOTE – ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW
8.30-9.30

Business strategy and value chain sustainability

The opening keynote session will provide you with a bigger picture for mapping out your broader value chain landscape. It will explore the interrelations between business goals and corporate supply chain strategy, and how and why these two are complementary to one another.

  • Find out why value chain sustainability is vital for commercial growth
  • Materiality analysis: Understand your value chain by identifying areas of risk and opportunity
  • Effective traceability strategy to identify the origin of your raw materials, and how to achieve this

CompanyName Punit Lalbhai Executive Director, Arvind Limited

CompanyName Jeremy Rowe Managing Director South East & South Asia, Middle East, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints

CompanyName Hugh JonesManaging Director, Advisory Carbon Trust


Facilitated by:

Pat Dwyer Founder and Director, The Purpose Business

Supplier collaboration

PLENARY SESSION
9.30-10.30

Develop supplier code of conduct for increased supplier retention

The plenary keynote session continues the conversation on connecting commercial needs with supply chain strategy. It provides a practical approach to developing an effective and enforceable supplier code of conduct, and introduces industry standards from both company and industry perspectives.

You will hear from BASF about the Together for Sustainability global audit program to assess and improve sustainability practices under the industry’s Responsible Care code, within the supply chains of the chemical industry. You will also learn about Neste’s approach based on their initiatives on No-deforestation, certification and direct supplier engagement. Finally, hear from the first multinational apparel company to establish a comprehensive workplace code of conduct for manufacturing suppliers - Levi Strauss & Co. – about the Terms of Engagement (TOE) and Improving Worker Well-being Initiatives.

  • How to be inclusive with suppliers - extend your CSR and supply chain sustainability commitments further down your value chain to make them part of your integrated business thinking
  • Supplier support visits and engagements to better understand your partners and identify areas of improvement
  • Education and training for the supply chain – lessons learned from developing supplier learning platforms in China
  • Working with non-compliant suppliers – remediation plans and bringing suppliers up to speed
  • Best practices on collaborating with industry – finding synergies and assessing joint goals to shift the Sustainability program from an internal into external focus

CompanyName Frank Haunert Vice President, Direct Procurement, Asia Pacific, BASF

CompanyName Manuel Baigorri Soneiro Senior Director Global Sustainability Value Chain, Levi Strauss & Co.

CompanyName Adrian Suharto Manager, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Neste Singapore Pte Ltd

10.30-11.00

Morning coffee break

CASE STUDY
11.00-12.00

Measure and minimise the environmental and social footprint of your value chain

This session will explore lifecycle assessment and other strategies companies can adopt to minimise their environmental footprint: reduce water usage and carbon emissions, and maximise energy efficiency and recyclability in the value chain. You will also hear about measuring and improving the social impacts of operations.

  • Understand the lifespan of products and services from suppliers to consumers: identify hot spots, risk and improvement areas
  • Roll out a strategy plan that enables improvements and assigns measurable and relevant KPIs
  • Learn how to get your customers and other key stakeholders on board to make the low carbon economy a reality

GSK Gregor McNab Regional Supply Chain Head for Asia, GSK

Grant Rosoman Interim Chair of HCSA Steering Group, High Carbon Stock Approach

sime darby Mark Wong Joon Loi Director, Strategic Communications & Corporate Affairs, Sime Darby

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
13.00-14.00

Human Rights in action – a practical guide to identifying and addressing labour issues in your supply chain

What is the role of business in driving the human rights agenda forward? How do you ensure labour standard consistency across your supply chain?

You will get both a corporate and development organisation perspective on managing challenging labour issues and improving labour standards across your operations.

  • 1. Identify: find the human rights issues in your value chain; tools to hear worker's voices
  • 2. Develop: prioritise and develop programmes to address labour problems that are applicable to your business, and are in line with the main frameworks
  • 3. Act: implement the programs and measure effectiveness of social impacts

CompanyName William Anderson Vice President Social & Environmental Affairs Asia Pacific, Adidas Group

CompanyName Carmel Giblin Chief Executive Officer, ICTI Care

14.00-15.00

Move beyond audits – practical ways to build trust and long-term relationships with your suppliers

What to do when your audits, codes of conduct and simply presenting the 'business case' to suppliers don’t bring about results?

This session will help you to understand how to change the business practice of suppliers, ways to implement programmes that win the hearts and minds of your suppliers, and introduce real change of management practices.

  • Discover new tools and approaches to access data beyond auditing
  • Supplier support: Work together to improve supply chain resilience while benefitting people, communities and the local environment
  • Develop your supplier base to facilitate knowledge exchange and expertise sharing
  • Supplier Engagement: don’t wait for the supplier to adopt best practices. Reach out to them proactively.

ICTI Care Carmel Giblin Chief Executive Officer, ICTI Care

Rickmers Group Saurish Nandi Vice President Procurement, Rickmers Group

15.00-15.30

Afternoon coffee break

15.30-16.30

Sourcing and procurement teams’ engagement -gain the support you need

Ensuring sustainable supply starts with working with those making the purchasing decisions, and not with your suppliers. How confident are you that your colleagues are taking social and environmental elements into consideration when making those business decisions?

In this session you will learn how to influence procurement and sourcing departments with your sustainability work. The session will help you to:

  • Define a holistic approach to assessing suppliers for social and environmental risks, as well as opportunities
  • Achieve alignment between the objectives of the sustainability, procurement and supply chain functions
  • Embed ethical and responsible sourcing practices into sourcing and procurement departments’ daily activities
  • Develop schemes and programs that incentivise responsible sourcing practice

Health Promotion Board Sebastian Chua Head of Procurement, Health Promotion Board

Tata Steel Tripti Roy Ethics Counsellor, Tata Steel


Facilitated by:

Pat Dwyer Founder and Director, The Purpose Business

Stakeholder engagement

PLENARY SESSION
9.00-10.00

Enhance brand reputation through strong sustainability and CSR values

This session will explore ways to integrate the sustainability achievements of your supply chains into your brand’s broader communication strategy. Find out why strong commitments to ethical and responsible business practices help to win new customers and consumers, gain public support and enhance your brand.

  • How to leverage sustainability to build a stronger brand and enhance your corporate reputation
  • How to get stakeholders to value your CSR efforts
  • Storytelling excellence: communicating your CSR achievements beyond pure CR reporting

CompanyName Rob Coombs President and Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Interface

City Developments Limited Esther An Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited


Facilitated by:

Pat TBC

10.00-10.30

Break

CASE STUDY
10.30-11.30

Effective stakeholder engagement for a positive shift

Enforcing industry supply chain changes requires multiple stakeholder participation – the most difficult ones to work with tend to be public bodies and the campaigning NGOs. This session will provide a case study on how to effectively engage the most critical and difficult stakeholders to gain measurable, wide industry results.

  • Effective lobbying: engage governments to facilitate sustainable supply chain change through the introduction of incentivising schemes
  • Meaningful collaboration with NGOs and civil society organisations: utilising their feedback to improve your own business practices
  • Work with your competitors and partners to join forces and make a bigger industry change

Greenpeace Christopher Samuel Director - Corporate Engagement, Monsanto Asia-Pacific

Syngenta Desmond Tong Head of Production Apac, Syngenta

CompanyName Roshith Rajan Corporate Responsibility Lead - Asia Pacific, Sodexo

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
11.30-12.30

Champion sustainability for employee retention and talent acquisition

Increasingly, millennials are demonstrating a propensity to be loyal to the companies who can demonstrate and effectively communicate a responsible business strategy. This session will help you to learn how to get internal buy in and use CR as a competitive advantage.

  • Get internal buy-in and ensure sustainability KPIs are taken into account on a daily basis
  • Engage colleagues across your business to ensure social and environmental values are part of their decision making process
  • Find the champions to drive sustainable culture further in organisation

CompanyName Andrew Buay Vice President Group Corporate Social Responsibility and Talent Coach, SingTel

CompanyName Carmen Chan HR Executive, Allianz Singapore

12.30-13.30

Lunch

Business strategy

13.30-14.15

Create Shared Value and establish win-win partnerships

Most of the challenges big businesses are facing centre around “shared value”: some level of collaboration with industry peers, competitors or third parties is required.

The session will help you to enable the CSV (Creating Shared Value) concept, and find partners to start collaborating with today to ensure business growth and prosperity tomorrow. You’ll hear case studies of existing industry initiatives.

  • What CSV means to your business and where your company can make the biggest impact
  • Practical examples of supplier base collaboration that create value for business, industry and society
  • How to get the easy wins first: simple ways to establish meaningful partnerships
  • Execution mastery: top things to avoid and top shortcuts to deliver high performance

CompanyName Nicolas Debray Managing Director - Asia Pacific, The Body Shop

Stakeholder engagement

14.15-15.15 INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPs (One after the other)

Practical workshop on meeting Sustainable Development Goals

With a majority of the leading businesses committing to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in one form or another, and most setting ambitious targets, find out how it all is going to happen and what it means to you.

  • Benefit or Burden Debate what is the real ROI from joining the global goals
  • Where do I start with SDGs?
  • Learn how to prioritise the targets
  • Make SDGs relevant and align with your business goals

Huawei Holy Ranaivozanany Head - Corporate Social Responsibility, Huawei

syngenta Head of sustainability, Syngenta (TBC)

External outreach: customer and consumer engagement

This session will help you to deploy sustainability and ethical aspects of your product and services as part of broader marketing and communications strategy. You’ll also delve into a discussion of behaviour change.

  • How to make your customers and consumers see value in sustainability achievements
  • How to induce action – increase engagement with your programs and gain support, to help to improve your own operations

Haworth Faye Hugo Workplace Wellness & Sustainability Consultant, Haworth

RICOH Asia Pacific Masayo Hada Manager Regional Environmental Management Group, RICOH Asia Pacific

15.15-15.45

Break

Supplier collaboration

15.45-16.15 ROUND TABLE 1

Sustainable water use

Find out how to mitigate shared water risks, and unlock growth and prosperity in corporate supply chains; with a focus on;

  • Existing water standards
  • Water management efficiency
  • Industry collaboration

Arvind Limited Abhishek Bansal Chief Sustainability Manager, Arvind Limited

Sustainable agriculture

Focus on growers to help boost their resilience and futureproof your corporate supply chain; including discussions of;

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Technological solutions
  • Capacity building and improving the livelihood

CompanyName Christopher Samuel Director - Corporate Engagement, Monsanto Asia-Pacific

IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative Fitrian Ardiansyah Indonesia Country Director, IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative

16.15-17.00 ROUND TABLE 2

Circular economy workshop

You will learn about application of the circular economy concept to your business and find out how to enable the change.

  • What does the circular economy mean to me?
  • Rethink existing business patterns
  • Spot the opportunities and achieve greater resource efficiency

CompanyName Graham Ross Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kusaga Athletic

Sustainable commodities

Multi-stakeholder collaboration to secure a sustainable future for the most common commodities for business resilience, such as;

  • Cocoa
  • Soy
  • Palm oil

CompanyName Yueyue Wang Sustainable Sourcing Insight Manager, Mars Chocolate

WWF Stephen Watson Head of Corporate Engagement and Asia, WWF Market Transformation Initiative, WWF

Day 1, Tuesday 17th May

OPENING KEYNOTE – ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW
8.30-9.30

Business strategy and value chain sustainability

The opening keynote session will provide you with a bigger picture for mapping out your broader value chain landscape. It will explore the interrelations between business goals and corporate supply chain strategy, and how and why these two are complementary to one another.

  • Find out why value chain sustainability is vital for commercial growth
  • Materiality analysis: Understand your value chain by identifying areas of risk and opportunity
  • Effective traceability strategy to identify the origin of your raw materials, and how to achieve this

CompanyName Punit Lalbhai Executive Director, Arvind Limited

CompanyName Jeremy Rowe Managing Director South East & South Asia, Middle East, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints

CompanyName Hugh JonesManaging Director, Advisory Carbon Trust


Facilitated by:

Pat Dwyer Founder and Director, The Purpose Business

Supplier collaboration

PLENARY SESSION
9.30-10.30

Develop supplier code of conduct for increased supplier retention

The plenary keynote session continues the conversation on connecting commercial needs with supply chain strategy. It provides a practical approach to developing an effective and enforceable supplier code of conduct, and introduces industry standards from both company and industry perspectives.

You will hear from BASF about the Together for Sustainability global audit program to assess and improve sustainability practices under the industry’s Responsible Care code, within the supply chains of the chemical industry. You will also learn about Neste’s approach based on their initiatives on No-deforestation, certification and direct supplier engagement. Finally, hear from the first multinational apparel company to establish a comprehensive workplace code of conduct for manufacturing suppliers - Levi Strauss & Co. – about the Terms of Engagement (TOE) and Improving Worker Well-being Initiatives.

  • How to be inclusive with suppliers - extend your CSR and supply chain sustainability commitments further down your value chain to make them part of your integrated business thinking
  • Supplier support visits and engagements to better understand your partners and identify areas of improvement
  • Education and training for the supply chain – lessons learned from developing supplier learning platforms in China
  • Working with non-compliant suppliers – remediation plans and bringing suppliers up to speed
  • Best practices on collaborating with industry – finding synergies and assessing joint goals to shift the Sustainability program from an internal into external focus

CompanyName Frank Haunert Vice President, Direct Procurement, Asia Pacific, BASF

CompanyName Manuel Baigorri Soneiro Senior Director Global Sustainability Value Chain, Levi Strauss & Co.

CompanyName Adrian Suharto Manager, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Neste Singapore Pte Ltd

10.30-11.00

Morning coffee break

CASE STUDY
11.00-12.00

Measure and minimise the environmental and social footprint of your value chain

This session will explore lifecycle assessment and other strategies companies can adopt to minimise their environmental footprint: reduce water usage and carbon emissions, and maximise energy efficiency and recyclability in the value chain. You will also hear about measuring and improving the social impacts of operations.

  • Understand the lifespan of products and services from suppliers to consumers: identify hot spots, risk and improvement areas
  • Roll out a strategy plan that enables improvements and assigns measurable and relevant KPIs
  • Learn how to get your customers and other key stakeholders on board to make the low carbon economy a reality

GSK Gregor McNab Regional Supply Chain Head for Asia, GSK

Grant Rosoman Interim Chair of HCSA Steering Group, High Carbon Stock Approach

sime darby Mark Wong Joon Loi Director, Strategic Communications & Corporate Affairs, Sime Darby

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
13.00-14.00

Human Rights in action – a practical guide to identifying and addressing labour issues in your supply chain

What is the role of business in driving the human rights agenda forward? How do you ensure labour standard consistency across your supply chain?

You will get both a corporate and development organisation perspective on managing challenging labour issues and improving labour standards across your operations.

  • 1. Identify: find the human rights issues in your value chain; tools to hear worker's voices
  • 2. Develop: prioritise and develop programmes to address labour problems that are applicable to your business, and are in line with the main frameworks
  • 3. Act: implement the programs and measure effectiveness of social impacts

CompanyName William Anderson Vice President Social & Environmental Affairs Asia Pacific, Adidas Group

CompanyName Carmel Giblin Chief Executive Officer, ICTI Care

14.00-15.00

Move beyond audits – practical ways to build trust and long-term relationships with your suppliers

What to do when your audits, codes of conduct and simply presenting the 'business case' to suppliers don’t bring about results?

This session will help you to understand how to change the business practice of suppliers, ways to implement programmes that win the hearts and minds of your suppliers, and introduce real change of management practices.

  • Discover new tools and approaches to access data beyond auditing
  • Supplier support: Work together to improve supply chain resilience while benefitting people, communities and the local environment
  • Develop your supplier base to facilitate knowledge exchange and expertise sharing
  • Supplier Engagement: don’t wait for the supplier to adopt best practices. Reach out to them proactively.

ICTI Care Carmel Giblin Chief Executive Officer, ICTI Care

Rickmers Group Saurish Nandi Vice President Procurement, Rickmers Group

15.00-15.30

Afternoon coffee break

15.30-16.30

Sourcing and procurement teams’ engagement -gain the support you need

Ensuring sustainable supply starts with working with those making the purchasing decisions, and not with your suppliers. How confident are you that your colleagues are taking social and environmental elements into consideration when making those business decisions?

In this session you will learn how to influence procurement and sourcing departments with your sustainability work. The session will help you to:

  • Define a holistic approach to assessing suppliers for social and environmental risks, as well as opportunities
  • Achieve alignment between the objectives of the sustainability, procurement and supply chain functions
  • Embed ethical and responsible sourcing practices into sourcing and procurement departments’ daily activities
  • Develop schemes and programs that incentivise responsible sourcing practice

Health Promotion Board Sebastian Chua Head of Procurement, Health Promotion Board

Tata Steel Tripti Roy Ethics Counsellor, Tata Steel


Facilitated by:

Pat Dwyer Founder and Director, The Purpose Business

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Day 2, Tuesday 18th May

Stakeholder engagement

PLENARY SESSION
9.00-10.00

Enhance brand reputation through strong sustainability and CSR values

This session will explore ways to integrate the sustainability achievements of your supply chains into your brand’s broader communication strategy. Find out why strong commitments to ethical and responsible business practices help to win new customers and consumers, gain public support and enhance your brand.

  • How to leverage sustainability to build a stronger brand and enhance your corporate reputation
  • How to get stakeholders to value your CSR efforts
  • Storytelling excellence: communicating your CSR achievements beyond pure CR reporting

CompanyName Rob Coombs President and Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Interface

City Developments Limited Esther An Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited


Facilitated by:

Pat TBC

10.00-10.30

Break

CASE STUDY
10.30-11.30

Effective stakeholder engagement for a positive shift

Enforcing industry supply chain changes requires multiple stakeholder participation – the most difficult ones to work with tend to be public bodies and the campaigning NGOs. This session will provide a case study on how to effectively engage the most critical and difficult stakeholders to gain measurable, wide industry results.

  • Effective lobbying: engage governments to facilitate sustainable supply chain change through the introduction of incentivising schemes
  • Meaningful collaboration with NGOs and civil society organisations: utilising their feedback to improve your own business practices
  • Work with your competitors and partners to join forces and make a bigger industry change

Greenpeace Christopher Samuel Director - Corporate Engagement, Monsanto Asia-Pacific

Syngenta Desmond Tong Head of Production Apac, Syngenta

CompanyName Roshith Rajan Corporate Responsibility Lead - Asia Pacific, Sodexo

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
11.30-12.30

Champion sustainability for employee retention and talent acquisition

Increasingly, millennials are demonstrating a propensity to be loyal to the companies who can demonstrate and effectively communicate a responsible business strategy. This session will help you to learn how to get internal buy in and use CR as a competitive advantage.

  • Get internal buy-in and ensure sustainability KPIs are taken into account on a daily basis
  • Engage colleagues across your business to ensure social and environmental values are part of their decision making process
  • Find the champions to drive sustainable culture further in organisation

CompanyName Andrew Buay Vice President Group Corporate Social Responsibility and Talent Coach, SingTel

CompanyName Carmen Chan HR Executive, Allianz Singapore

12.30-13.30

Lunch

Business strategy

13.30-14.15

Create Shared Value and establish win-win partnerships

Most of the challenges big businesses are facing centre around “shared value”: some level of collaboration with industry peers, competitors or third parties is required.

The session will help you to enable the CSV (Creating Shared Value) concept, and find partners to start collaborating with today to ensure business growth and prosperity tomorrow. You’ll hear case studies of existing industry initiatives.

  • What CSV means to your business and where your company can make the biggest impact
  • Practical examples of supplier base collaboration that create value for business, industry and society
  • How to get the easy wins first: simple ways to establish meaningful partnerships
  • Execution mastery: top things to avoid and top shortcuts to deliver high performance

CompanyName Nicolas Debray Managing Director - Asia Pacific, The Body Shop

Stakeholder engagement

14.15-15.15 INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPs (One after the other)

Practical workshop on meeting Sustainable Development Goals

With a majority of the leading businesses committing to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in one form or another, and most setting ambitious targets, find out how it all is going to happen and what it means to you.

  • Benefit or Burden Debate what is the real ROI from joining the global goals
  • Where do I start with SDGs?
  • Learn how to prioritise the targets
  • Make SDGs relevant and align with your business goals

Huawei Holy Ranaivozanany Head - Corporate Social Responsibility, Huawei

syngenta Head of sustainability, Syngenta (TBC)

External outreach: customer and consumer engagement

This session will help you to deploy sustainability and ethical aspects of your product and services as part of broader marketing and communications strategy. You’ll also delve into a discussion of behaviour change.

  • How to make your customers and consumers see value in sustainability achievements
  • How to induce action – increase engagement with your programs and gain support, to help to improve your own operations

Haworth Faye Hugo Workplace Wellness & Sustainability Consultant, Haworth

RICOH Asia Pacific Masayo Hada Manager Regional Environmental Management Group, RICOH Asia Pacific

15.15-15.45

Break

Supplier collaboration

15.45-16.15 ROUND TABLE 1

Sustainable water use

Find out how to mitigate shared water risks, and unlock growth and prosperity in corporate supply chains; with a focus on;

  • Existing water standards
  • Water management efficiency
  • Industry collaboration

Arvind Limited Abhishek Bansal Chief Sustainability Manager, Arvind Limited

Sustainable agriculture

Focus on growers to help boost their resilience and futureproof your corporate supply chain; including discussions of;

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Technological solutions
  • Capacity building and improving the livelihood

CompanyName Christopher Samuel Director - Corporate Engagement, Monsanto Asia-Pacific

IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative Fitrian Ardiansyah Indonesia Country Director, IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative

16.15-17.00 ROUND TABLE 2

Circular economy workshop

You will learn about application of the circular economy concept to your business and find out how to enable the change.

  • What does the circular economy mean to me?
  • Rethink existing business patterns
  • Spot the opportunities and achieve greater resource efficiency

CompanyName Graham Ross Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kusaga Athletic

Sustainable commodities

Multi-stakeholder collaboration to secure a sustainable future for the most common commodities for business resilience, such as;

  • Cocoa
  • Soy
  • Palm oil

CompanyName Yueyue Wang Sustainable Sourcing Insight Manager, Mars Chocolate

WWF Stephen Watson Head of Corporate Engagement and Asia, WWF Market Transformation Initiative, WWF

Value chain sustainability focus areas

1 Supplier collaboration

  • Supplier audit and capacity building
  • Supplier engagement
  • Human Rights and labour standards

2 Business strategy

  • Materiality and business strategy
  • Internal engagement
  • Broader collaboration and circular economy

3 Stakeholder engagement

  • Customer and consumer engagement
  • Storytelling
  • Enhancing the brand

Find out about RBS Asia 2017

Stay updated with the 2017 summit