The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) returns to Singapore for the second year on November 25-26 at Marina Bay Sands with the theme “Transformation, Growth and the Green Economy”.
This video featuring the forum themes is now airing on Bloomberg Television across Asia. Delegates are invited to register for the forum to join the dialogue in shaping the future of sustainable business in Asia.
By 2050, the global population will hit 9 billion people and the increased demand for water, food and energy will exceed our current capacity to provide. This will be the defining challenge of the 21st century, but also its greatest economic opportunity. To face this global challenge, it is clear that governments and businesses must embark on a different approach and transform their operations to embrace the green economy.
RBF will bring together about 500 senior leaders comprising government officials, global experts, policymakers and business leaders to engage in high-level discussions, and to emphasise action-oriented policy and business commitments across six sectors – agriculture & forestry, palm oil, consumer goods, financial services, building & urban infrastructure and energy.
The recommendations will then be presented to decision- and policy-makers at a series of regional meetings in 2013 and 2014.
Some of the confirmed speakers include:
- Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore
- Edy Putra Irawadi, Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade Affairs, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Indonesia
- Mahdzir Khalid, Deputy Minister for Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia
- U Win Tun, Union Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar
- Dorothy Maxwell, Executive Director, TEEB for Business Coalition
- Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Environment & Water Resources, Singapore
- Ernst Ligteringin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
- Jessica Fries, Executive Director, Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project
- Johann Clere, Global Environmental Strategy Officer, Veolia Water
- Lynelle Cameron, Senior Director for Sustainability, Autodesk
- Peter Holmgren, Director-General, Centre for International Forestry Research
- Philippe Joubert, Senior Advisor, World business Council for Sustainable Development
- PJ Simmons, Chair, Corporate Eco Forum
- Ron Popper, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, ABB
- Usha Rao Monari, Director, Sustainable Business, International Finance Corporation
- Paul Gilding, Environmentalist, Consultant, and Author
- Tan Tian Chong, Group Director, Technology Development, Building & Construction Authority, Singapore
- Toh Wee Khiang, Director, Environment Technology Office, National Environment Agency, Singapore
A full list of confirmed speakers and the forum agenda can be found at: www.responsiblebusiness.com/forum
The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development is a global series of interactive events where experts, industry and government leaders offer practical ways to accelerate solutions for a more sustainable world. Food, water and energy security, poverty, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness are among the many global challenges discussed. Leading companies and visionaries share innovative approaches to solving these problems with a focus on higher-level collaboration, growth and commitment to action.
Co-organised by Eco-Business.com, Global Initiatives, TEEB for Business Coalition, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and WWF, the forum is also supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, National Environment Agency, Building and Construction Authority, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore Business Federation and media partners The Straits Times and Bloomberg Television.
Our corporate partners so far include ABB, Autodesk, Aviva, CIFOR, City Developments Limited, Credit 360, DNV KEMA, Marina Bay Sands, Monsanto, OCBC Bank, Ricoh, South Pole Carbon, Veolia Water and Wilmar International.