Leading European companies respond to biodiversity loss by committing to the “Action Agenda for Nature and People” in support of the global biodiversity framework expected to be adopted in October 2021 at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-15).
The commitment is centred on sourcing ingredients from biodiversity in a way that respects people and nature by assessing sourcing practices, setting clear targets, monitoring, and disclosing progress made.
In this webinar, we will be hearing from well-known corporations about their initiatives to respond to biodiversity loss.
3.45 pm Webinar Waiting Room Opens
4.00 pm Welcome Remarks by EuroCham
4.05 pm Opening Remarks by Ms Michele Lemmens, Co-Chair of EuroCham’s Sustainability Committee
4.10 pm Presentations
– CMA CGM
– Lombard Odier
4.55 pm Moderated Q&A and Panel Discussion by Ms Michele Lemmens, Tata Consultancy Services
5.25 pm Closing Remarks by Nele Cornelis, Executive Director of EuroCham
Ms Rohini Behl
Head of Sustainability
L’Oreal – South Asia, Pacific, Middle East, North Africa
L’Oreal with it’s L’Oreal for the Future vision has taken a bold stand on its commitments to addressing increasing environmental and social concerns. Being a leading beauty company in the region, as head of Sustainability – Rohini is responsible for the strategic framework and road map for this part of the world. Leading and influencing a diverse set of countries, she works across the organization, stakeholders, and partners to drive & deliver transformation.
Ms Shirley Poo
Head of Communications & Sustainability
CMA CGM Asia Pacific
Shirley Poo is Head of Communications & Sustainability at CMA CGM Asia Pacific. She leads the CMA CGM Group’s corporate communications functions, including promoting the Group’s image and reputation; media, internal and external engagements; crises management; as well as sustainable developments in the Asia Pacific. Previously, she held communications stints at SGX-listed Golden Agri-Resources; then SGX-listed Asia Pacific Breweries; national utilities Group, Singapore Power; and Singapore’s largest taxi operator, Comfort Transportation.
Shirley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Economics) from the National University of Singapore.
Ms Lee Qi Ni
Corporate Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Malaysia – Singapore
Qi Ni Lee is the Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead for Malaysia and Singapore at Sodexo. In her current role, she drives business practices across areas including but not limited to food waste management, single-use plastic alternatives, sustainable eating, sustainable sourcing, carbon footprint reduction, gender empowerment and hiring of people with disabilities.
Having garnered extensive experience in managing sustainability, community investments and philanthropic donations for businesses across food and beverage, hospitality, consumer retail and wellness sectors, Qi Ni firmly believes that sustainability can become second nature to businesses and individuals.
Qi Ni holds a Bachelor of Business and Master of Science in Applied Gerontology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Dr Christopher Kaminker
Head of Sustainable Investment, Research, Strategy & Stewardship
Dr Christopher Kaminker is Head of Sustainable Investment, Research, Strategy & Stewardship at Lombard Odier. He leads a team of over 20 professionals responsible for cross-asset sustainable investment research, strategy, analysis, data science and product development. He also oversees Lombard Odier’s active ownership and stewardship efforts.
An experienced practitioner and author of several dozen peer-reviewed publications on sustainable finance and investment, he has held responsibilities for producing and overseeing cross-asset research and strategy on the topic and advising investors, corporates and sovereigns on investment opportunities and risk management. His experience has also focused on originating and structuring sustainability financing solutions for clients across the capital spectrum.
He is the Vice-Chairman of the Sustainable Finance Expert Committee of the Swiss Bankers Association and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles.
Ms Michele Lemmens
Head of Business Sustainability & CTO APAC
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Michele Lemmens is responsible for championing sustainability initiatives with stakeholders to bring the depth and breadth of TCS, Research & Innovation and COIN to deliver measurable economic, social, environmental outcomes. She has extensive experience in business model transformation often led by strategies around the new market entry, M&A, JVs, start-ups and strategic alliances. This experience has been built across multiple business functions and industries spanning APAC, ASEAN, Middle East and UK geographies.
Most recently she was responsible for establishing the Regional ASEAN Hub for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on secondment in Singapore and worked across multiple stakeholder groups to advocate for sustainability, build capability and enhance ESG disclosure dialogues to enable better decisions, based on information that matters to drive more sustainable outcomes. She is a strategic adviser for a sustainable start-up, has been part of ESG Slingshot Judging panels from 2019 to 2021 (upcoming) and also participates in a mentoring program dedicated to progressing women’s careers. Michele is passionate about the opportunities for businesses to embrace more sustainable business models by harnessing the power of innovation and digital in the way they operate and champion change for a better triple bottom line.
Student tickets are available for this event.
Students from partnering universities are invited to join, free of charge. Partnering universities; NUS, NTU, SMU, EDHEC, ESSEC, IMD & INSEAD.
There are limited student tickets available and are subject to correct registration details.
- Please sign up with your university-issued email address
- Enter your institution under “company”
- Enter your major/ programme under “designation”
- Select “Complimentary Student Ticket”
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