Goal 13 Impact Platform initiative
Time & Location
About the Event
Theme: Accelerating climate action
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Date: 3 February 2021, Wednesday
Climate change is a real and undeniable threat to our entire civilisation. Mitigating the impacts of climate change is a monumental task, but we know progress is possible if we act collectively. It is vital that all of us take immediate action. The opportunity to create a more sustainable world is at our collective fingertips. We all are compelled to act.
The Goal 13 Platform Initiative is a global initiative that we are participating in, focusing on sharing best-practise climate actions. It is a platform to capture organisational corporate action against climate change. The platform gives you access to best-practice advices from all around the world. It is profoundly useful to see what other organisations are doing on this transition.
This webinar is the launch of the Goal 13 Impact Platform initiative in Malaysia, in collaboration with The British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Deloitte Malaysia, British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Global Compact Malaysia.
We will discuss the initiative and showcase contributors and their progress, kicking off with a keynote by Ken O’Flaherty, the UK’s regional ambassador for COP 26. The event will also feature multiple panel discussions leading corporate executives from Tata Group, Addleshaw Goddard and Lendlease that are advocates for climate change with panelists.
4:30pm - 4:35pm Welcome and high-level introduction to the Goal 13 Impact Platform
4:35pm - 4:45pm Keynote remarks
4:45pm - 5:35pm Panel discussion
5:35pm - 5:45pm Summary/ call-to-action and closing note
Ken O’Flaherty is the COP26 Regional Ambassador for South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. He has recently returned from a posting in Rome, where he worked closely with the Italian government ahead of our joint bid for the UK to host COP26. He has experience in a number of Foreign Office Departments, and has previously served in the British embassies in Tokyo and Paris as well as the former UK Representation to the European Union. Ken has worked on a wide range of issues throughout his career from climate change and energy to economic, EU cooperation, security, counter-terrorism and migration issues.
Sam Baker, partner at Deloitte United Kingdom. Sam has been Strategy consultant at Deloitte since 1998, focused on corporate purpose and strategy, the SDGs and climate change, ESG and Impact definition and reporting. Currently leading the Goal13 Impact Platform initiative with the CBI, Chapter Zero, A4S, the Met Office, and Dell to build a public repository of corporate actions on climate change; and working with WEF/ the International Business Council on establishing common (ESG) metrics for long term value creation. Part-time strategic advisor to Chapter Zero. Previous involvement in many cross organisation initiatives to promote the SDGs and Climate Transition including GSMA’s Data for Good, GESI’s Digital with Purpose, BiTC’s Global Goals working group. Frequent judge/ panelist in this domain including GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards (SDG Category), the BiTC Unilever Global Development Award, ICAEW’s Finance for the Future awards.
Cheryl Khor is Partner & Head of Sustainability and Corporate Governance Deloitte Malaysia. She has more than 21 years of experience covering financial, operational and internal audits as well as governance, controls and risk assessments for clients across a broad range of industries. Specifically, she has been involved in numerous process improvements, and controls transformation projects. An active media contributor and with a number of published papers, Cheryl is a familiar face in numerous panels, seminars, workshops and talks on good governance, and sustainability among others. Cheryl is currently the lead facilitator for an ongoing board evaluation project for one of ICDM’s corporate client.
In addition, we are pleased to weclome the following panellists:
Michael Baddeley of Director of Business Assurance, Ricoh Europe PLC.
Ton van den Bosch is Partner and head of the Singapore office of Addleshaw Goddard LLP. He is a corporate, restructuring and project development lawyer with a strong reputation in the energy, agri, transportation, infrastructure, ports and terminals sectors in frontier and emerging markets in Africa, the Gulf and in Asia. Ton has more than 12 years of experience with international law firms in Singapore, Amsterdam, New York and Jakarta and around 10 years of experience as general counsel, first of a global oil & gas contractor and, more recently, of a global listed terminal operator headquartered in the Philippines.
Ton is a member of the board of the Dutch chamber of commerce in Singapore and a regular author and speaker on topics related to infrastructure, energy and ports. Ton is dual qualified, admitted to the Dutch bar, qualified to practise in England and Wales and he is registered as a foreign lawyer in Singapore. Ton's work on projects and in the (renewable) energy sector is recognised with a ranking in the 2021 edition of the Legal500.
Kerryn Coker is a Principal at Arup, a member of the Arup Australasian Region Board and NSW Buildings Group leader. Kerryn has been recently appointed as the in-coming Australasian Region Co-Chair effective 1 April 2021. She holds the sustainable development Region Board portfolio and has led the successful regional launch and implementation of Arup’s global sustainable development strategy ‘A Better Way’ – which references the UN Sustainable Development Goals as the guide of what broad sustainable outcomes need to be achieved. In addition to her Region Board duties, Kerryn is responsible for the 100-person strong NSW Buildings Group. The group specialises in working with public and private sector clients to deliver sustainable complex multidisciplinary projects, with a focus in the Transport Buildings, Health, Education and Arts & Culture markets.
Michael E. Long is Head of Sustainability, Lendlease Asia. He trained as an Environmental Scientist and Sustainability Professional with over 25 years international experience in United Kingdom, Australia and Asia providing responsible investment guidance to public and private sector organisations. In his current role as Head of Sustainability for Lendlease Asia, Michael oversees all aspects of ESG (environment, social, governance) across Lendlease’s development, construction and investment management portfolio. With Lendlease recently announcing its target to be net zero carbon by 2025, absolute zero carbon by 2040 and to create $250M of social value by 2025, he believes that integrating climate resilience effectively into Business thinking, strategy and investment decisions is critical.
Sanjiv Paul is Vice President, Safety Health & Sustainability at Tata Steel Ltd. He graduated in Metallurgical Engg. And joined Tata Steel Ltd. (TSL) in 1986 as Graduate Trainee. He started his career at Steel Melting Shops where working in various capacities till 1998. After completion of a Senior Management program at CEDEP, France, he moved on to assume Leadership roles in areas of General Management in TSL. He assumed the position of GM (Town Services) in January 2003 and under his leadership, the Town Services Division became an independent company by the name of Jamshedpur Utilities & Services Company Limited, which he headed as Managing Director till March 2010. He was the VP (Corporate Services) of TSL from April 2010 till March 2013 after which he joined Tata Metaliks Ltd. as Managing Director. From July 2017, he has assumed the role of VP, Safety Health & Sustainability at TSL. Apart from being an active member of CII, FICCI & BCCI and providing guidance as Chairman /Member of the Board of various organisations such as mJunction, JUSCO, Tata Metaliks, Tata Pigments, NIFFT etc., he is an avid reader, keen cricketer and a golfer.
About The Goal 13 Impact Platform
The Goal 13 Impact Platform is an initiative run by the CBI, A4S, Chapter Zero, the Met Office, Dell Technologies, and Deloitte. It has been set up to facilitate learning and collaboration between companies as they address the climate crisis by creating an open platform capturing individual corporate initiatives and their context.
The initiative has reached out to over 1,000 companies (largely UK head quartered) and is now becoming international on the run up to COP26.
Both Climate Governance Malaysia and Deloitte Malaysia will be supporting its adoption here. Reach out to us if your business would like to be profiled.
This program is organised in collaboration with the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.