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    ‘Doing Green Differently’: Shaping Consumer Choices & Accelerating the Net Zero Transition in Emerging Markets

    Asia House is organising a hybrid conference in collaboration with Accenture, which aims at addressing the gap between ‘doing green’ in developed and developing economies, and re-examining the western idea of sustainability and its applicability in emerging markets.

    The conference will explore the role that innovative business practices can play in shaping consumer choices, driving positive social impact and accelerating the transition to net zero. Multinational corporations and businesses will discuss how insights on consumer demands can be leveraged to build new business models and introduce solutions that are relevant to emerging markets’ models of sustainability.

    More details as follows:

    • Date: Thursday, 11 May 2023
    • Time: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM (UK Time) / 4:00 PM–5:30 PM (Singapore Time)
    • Location: Hybrid – audience and speakers joining both online and at Asia House


    To enquire about attending in person, please email Thomas Scott-Bell, Programme Producer: thomas.scott-bell@asiahouse.co.uk

    Toby Siddall, Managing Director & Sustainability Lead, Accenture UK & Ireland

    Toby is the Sustainability Lead for Accenture’s UK & Ireland business and a member of the organisation’s global leadership on Sustainability.  He is accountable for leading client relationships and the work Accenture do to drive shared impact on climate, social and nature related outcomes.  He brings experience in advisory and senior leadership roles across strategy, M&A and industry in UK and abroad, including recent leadership of Accenture’s Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities business with a very specific focus on driving growth through a just and fair energy transition and Net Zero future. He believes the opportunity for re-invention has never been greater through data-driven innovation and new technology enabled collaborations between businesses, consumers, regulators and shareholders alike that can accelerate the change we need.

    Yap Mun Ching, Chief Sustainability Officer, AirAsia & Executive Director, AirAsia Foundation

    Mun Ching serves dual roles as the Chief Sustainability Officer of AirAsia and the Executive Director of AirAsia Foundation. She is responsible for formulating the group’s environmental strategy to achieve net zero and ensuring that AirAsia continues its efforts to boost diversity across the board. Through AirAsia Foundation, she developed an extensive programme to support social entrepreneurship growth in ASEAN and raised over US $4million to fund post-disaster resilience projects. Mun Ching started her career in aviation as AirAsia’s route planner before becoming Head of Strategic Planning, overseeing the fleet planning, route development and scheduling portfolios.

    Steve Howard, Vice Chairman, Sustainability, Temasek

    Dr Steve Howard is Vice Chairman, Sustainability at Temasek. He first joined Temasek as Chief Sustainability Officer in January 2021. Steve is a board member of GenZero, which he helped establish, and chairs the Investment Committee. He is also a founding board member of the Temasek-BlackRock joint venture, Decarbonization Partners, and is a member of the Investment Committee. In addition, Steve is Founding Chair of the We Mean Business Coalition and a member of the LeapFrog’s Global Leadership Council. He was, until recently, on the Administrative Board of SEforALL. Prior to Temasek, Steve was Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA Group and served on IKEA’s Executive Group Management from 2011-2017.

    Tanah Lee Sullivan, Group Head of Sustainability, GoTo

    Tanah Sullivan is the Group Head of Sustainability at GoTo and leads its environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts across Gojek, GoTo Financial and Tokopedia. Before GoTo, Tanah was at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where she led partnerships for a range of sustainability-focused initiatives in ASEAN and globally. She led the Forum’s efforts on issues such as energy transition, circular economy, food security, gender equality, deforestation and financial inclusion, among others. Previously, Tanah held various public sector roles with the Canadian and Australian governments, covering international security, development, natural resource security as well as foreign trade and investment.

    Dr Emma Keller, Head of Sustainability, Nestlé UK&I

    Emma is Head of Sustainability for Nestlé UK&I, focusing on delivering the ambitious net zero climate commitment and driving the business to be a force for good. Prior to joining Nestlé, Emma led a team at WWF on food system transformation and before that was in Unilever’s sustainability team working on bringing the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan to life. She also holds a doctorate in supply chain sustainability.

    Rohini Behl, Head of Sustainability, L’Oreal SAPMENA (South Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa)

    Rohini Behl joined L’Oréal as Head of Sustainability, SAPMENA, in 2021. She leads the L’Oréal for the Future program for the SAPMENA Zone, which comprises over 35 markets and covers the fastest growing, most populous and young demographic markets of the world. Rohini’s key responsibility is to embed Sustainability into the way we do business. Rohini has 25 years of experience in brands and business. Prior to joining L’Oréal, she was Marketing Director at Fonterra Consumer Brands in Indonesia, and Unilever in India and the United Kingdom.

    Maria Lombardo, Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank

    Maria heads the Global ESG Advisory team Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, supporting the bank clients in their sustainability and transition strategies. Maria spent more than 25 years in investment banking as Managing Director, heading emerging market equities sales at Lazard, UBS, Sberbank and Unicredit. She moved into sustainability in 2016 when she joined the non-profit CDP as head of their financial investor members. She then headed the ESG Client strategies and climate change strategies at Invesco Global Asset Management in EMEA.

    Valentín de Miguel, Senior Managing Director and Strategy & Consulting Lead for Growth Markets, Accenture

    Valentin leads Accenture Strategy & Consulting business for Growth Markets – in the market units of Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. In this role, he is focused on helping C-suite executives develop strategies to transform and reimagine their organizations to enable continuous innovation, from idea to execution. Prior to this role, Valentin oversaw the Accenture practice for the Resources industries (inclusive of Utilities, Energy, Chemicals and Natural Resources industries) across Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. He has advised global utilities and oil companies on large-scale business transformations, mergers and acquisitions, digital journeys, and corporate and business unit strategies.

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      11 May 2023
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