Driven by regulatory pressure, investor pressure and changing consumer preferences, sustainability is unlocking new avenues for value and is an intrinsic part of several organisations’ growth agenda. While most organisations have the right intent, only a select few are successfully reinventing themselves in order to capture growth opportunities from sustainability.
So what sets these organisations apart from others? These organisations have innovation as part of their DNA, for one. However, these organisations are not just innovators – they are also effective in advancing their innovations from labs to commercialisation and scale-up.
In this event, business leaders will share their perspectives on sustainability being the new strategic growth agenda for their organisations. The leaders will share practical advice on key initiatives undertaken by their organisations to ensure that innovation generates sustainable outcomes and value for its stakeholders.
09.00 am Registration
09.30 am Welcome Remarks & Housekeeping by EuroCham
09.35 am Opening Remarks by Ms Alison Kennedy, Accenture SEA
09.40 am Keynote Presentation by Mr Justin Jia Kai Goh, Sustainability Strategy Principal Director, Accenture SEA
09.55 am Case Study Presentations
– David Coldrey (SAP Southeast Asia)
– Preeti Gupta (BMW Group Asia)
– Liping Mian (Neste)
10.25 am Panel Discussion, moderated by Ms Alison Kennedy, Sustainably Lead, Accenture SEA
Topic – “Accelerating innovation to achieve SDGs”
– David Coldrey (SAP Southeast Asia)
– Liping Mian (Neste)
– Toh Keng Hoe (GoNetZero)
– Justin Jia Kai Goh (Accenture SEA)
10.55 am Additional Probing Questions and Audience Q&A session
11.10 am Closing Remarks by the EuroCham
11.15 am End of Event
Light refreshments will be served.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
Justin Jia Kai Goh
Sustainability Strategy Principal Director
Justin is a strategy principal director with experience across resources, products, public services and financial services. Over his 12+ years of sustainability professional experience, he has helped a wide range of stakeholders to address sustainability challenges and embed sustainability into strategy and operations. Justin leads for Net-zero Transition offerings for Accenture Southeast Asia.
Sales Channel & Network Development Director and Sustainability Lead
BMW Group Asia
Preeti Gupta is the Sales Channel & Network Development Director for BMW and MINI brands across 14 importer markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Pan Pacific Islands. She is responsible for the overall network strategy in these markets and leads an experienced team of experts in strategy, project management, architecture, and business and financial management of dealers and importers. She maintains the position of Sustainability Lead for the region and works closely with employees, partners, dealers and importers to adopt a “sustainability first” mindset as we prepare for a greener future.
Preeti joined BMW Group Asia in 2016 and started her career as the Corporate Affairs Director for the organization where she was responsible for Corporate, Brand and Product communications for the BMW and MINI brands in the BMW Group Asia region. Prior to joining BMW Group Asia, Preeti spent just over 15 years working for communication agencies in the US, India and Singapore, leading cross-market teams to support global technology, logistics and automotive companies.
Speakers & Panellists
Energy & Natural Resources Industries Cluster Lead
SAP Southeast Asia
David Coldrey leads activities highlighting how SAP’s Sustainability capability enables a wide range of customers to meet their sustainability goals. He also leads the Industry Business Architects focusing on Energy & Natural Resources Industries in South East Asia. This covers Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities, Chemicals and Mill Industries. He has over 30 years of global experience in diverse advisory and consulting roles in ICT including over 20 years with SAP in Asia Pacific.
Key Account Manager, Solution Sales, Renewable Aviation
Liping Mian is Key Account Manager for Solution Sales in the Asia Pacific region under the Renewable Aviation business unit at Neste since 1 June 2023. She helps corporate customers and freight forwarders reduce their Scope 3 emissions immediately from business travels and upstream & downstream air freight via purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Prior to this role, she worked as Communications Manager, Asia at Neste from 15 August 2019 to 31 May 2023.
Liping graduated from SciencesPo Paris with a professional Master degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions. She is also a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Professional.
Toh Keng Hoe
Head of NetZeroOS Business
Mr Toh is the Head of NetZeroOS Business at GoNetZeroTM driving business growth and expansion across the region. NetZeroOS is a smart energy asset management digital platform, developed by Sembcorp, aimed at managing and optimising renewable energy assets.
Mr. Toh brings nearly a decade of experience in leading product development, digital transformation, and decarbonisation initiatives across various companies in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his current position, he served 18 years at the Republic of Singapore Navy, where he played a significant role in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami relief operations.
Mr Toh is also the President of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics chapter at the Singapore Computer Society
Mr Toh holds a Masters of Science in Strategic Studies from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. He is also a graduate of the Indonesian Navy Command and Staff College and speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesia.
Alison is the Sustainability lead of Accenture SEA and is a member of the Accenture Strategy Global Leadership team. In her 26 years of career, she has led the Business, Technology and Digital Strategy teams across Southeast Asia, Europe, China and Japan.
Alison works with business leaders and governments in shaping and executing strategies that leverage societal changes and technological innovations. With deep insights into business, sustainability and technology, she has been providing impactful and actionable recommendations to industries across Financial Services, Resources, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and Technology, among others.
Outside of Accenture, Alison is an active participant in a number of Social and Arts related projects. She has also led diversity and women initiatives in Accenture and beyond. Alison has degrees in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics, University of London. She is based in Singapore.
On 16 August, EuroCham organised an event on “Role Of Innovation To Enable Sustainability- Oriented Growth” at the Accenture office.
We would like to thank our speakers, panellists, and moderator, Justin Jia Kai Goh (Accenture SEA), Preeti Gupta (BMW Group Asia), David Coldrey (SAP Southeast Asia), Liping Mian (Neste), Toh Keng Hoe (GoNetZero), and Alison Kennedy (Accenture SEA) for sharing their insights on sustainability being the new strategic growth agenda for their organisations. They shared practical advice on key initiatives undertaken by their organisations to ensure that innovation generates sustainable outcomes and value for its stakeholders.
The attendees benefited greatly from the discussion and sharing during the Q&A. We would like to thank all who joined us in order to make the event a success!
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