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22 September 2022, 13:30 - 14:45 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

United Nations Conference Centre and Online, Bangkok, Thailand

This session will engage companies in the Asia-Pacific region in a moderated discussion on the possibility of achieving the required cuts and the role of policy and other levers (regulatory, financial, advisory) in driving the decarbonization of company operations. It will share good practices and lessons learned and discuss how states and investors can ensure the proper incentive structure is in place to drive rapid emissions reductions. Mr. Asif Ibrahim, Chair of the ESBN Task Force on Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction and ESBN Executive Council Member, will join the panel discussion.

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Asif Ibrahim
Asif Ibrahim
Chair of ESBN Task Force on Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction; Vice Chairman, Newage Group of Industries, Bangladesh
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Asif Ibrahim is the Vice Chairman of Newage Group of Industries, a business house involved in manufacturing and exporting of readymade garments, textiles and plastic products from Bangladesh employing 10,000 personnel. He is recognized as a CIP (Commercially Important Person) by the government of Bangladesh.

Asif Ibrahim is the Chairman of Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE). He is a former President (2011-2012) of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) & founder Chairman of Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD), a Public Private Dialogue platform to enable policy reforms for an improved investment climate in Bangladesh. He is a director of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) holding the responsibility of all sustainability projects of BGMEA. He is also one of the conveners of Resurgent Bangladesh, a platform to help develop policies for Bangladesh to overcome the economic impacts of the covid crisis. He is a member of the Board of Advisers of BRAC Business School under BRAC University. He is also a core committee member of the Citizens’ Platform for SDGs Bangladesh representing the private sector.

Srikanya Yatip
Secretary General Government Pension Fund Thailand
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Prior to joining Government Pension Fund (Thailand) or GPF, Dr. Srikanya spent more than 10 years studying and working in Japan and the United Kingdom. She joined GPF in 2010 and was appointed Secretary General in 2020.

Dr. Srikanya is at the forefront of responsible investing in Thailand. She introduced her vision that GPF should become the leader in ESG investing and initiatives in Thailand in 2019. Her successes include integrating PRI's ESG integration framework and OECD's responsible business conduct into GPF's investment process. She has also headed development of ESG valuation framework, formula and methodology-the project that got technical assistance from the World Bank.

Moving GPF ahead towards SDG, she has initiated the revision of Strategic Asset Allocation of GPF to include both an investment paradigm shift and SDG compliance. Her current project, through cooperation with UN Financial Initiatives, is developing the Human Rights heatmap and common Human Rights integration framework for the Thai capital market.

Suzanne Cheung
Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Public Affairs and Communications Department, Swire Coca-Cola HK
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Suzanne Cheung is a Corporate Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment and the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals. With over 12 years in senior positions in NGOs and private sector, she accumulated extensive experience related to sustainability, from strategies and policies development, management and advisory; project planning and execution; awareness promotion and training; to research and survey. Her expertise covers waste management, green purchasing, environmentally preferable products as well as climate change.

Being the Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability and in charge of the Public Affairs and Communications Department of Swire Coca-Cola HK, Suzanne directs the engagement with stakeholders on corporate developments and achievements. With the launch of the Swire Coca-Cola 2030 SD Strategy, Suzanne also lead Swire Coca-Cola HK sustainability strategy and initiatives under ‘Planet’, ‘Product’ and ‘People’.

Alberto Carrillo Pineda
Chief Technical Officer, The Science Based Targets initiative
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Alberto is a co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of the Science Based Targets initiative, the world’s largest voluntary initiative driving the adoption of climate targets in the corporate sector. In his previous roles, Alberto acted as Managing Director and Steering Committee member within the initiative. Before then, Alberto acted as Director of Science Based Targets and Renewable Energy at CDP, where we led CDP’s efforts to drive climate mitigation in the corporate sector through the adoption of science-based targets and driving the uptake of renewable electricity. Formerly, he led WWF’s climate and business strategy at the global level as part of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, often contributing to thought leadership in areas related to corporate climate leadership and the role of businesses in fighting climate change. Alberto combines 15+ years of experience dedicated to climate and global environmental change having worked in multiple settings including, global consulting firms, and international NGOs.

Katinka Weinberger
Chief of Environment and Development Policy Section (EDPS), ESCAP
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Dr. Katinka Weinberger is the Chief of Environment and Development Policy Section (EDPS) in UNESCAP. As Chief of EDPS, she is responsible for the assessment of key emerging issues related to the environment and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and coordinating regional responses, including on climate ambition, ecosystem health and environmental governance. She led the establishment of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development as an annual, intergovernmental and inclusive meeting, guiding the region's response to sustainable development. Before joining EDPS she was the Head of the Centre for Alleviation of Poverty for Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA-ESCAP) and previously worked in different scientist positions within the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). A Socioeconomist by training, her professional experience includes twenty-five years in agriculture, environment and sustainable development. She has been involved in empirical field research in Asia, the Pacific and across Africa, and authored more than 80 publications.

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