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The Empowering Partnership for Sustainability Virtual Forum offers guidance to governments, companies and communities across Asia in enhancing multi-sector partnerships to create greater economic, environmental and social impact.
Empowering Partnership for Sustainability Virtual Forum
Date: 29 June 2021
Time: 09:00 – 11:50 am (GMT+7)
Organized by C asean jointly with Knowledge partner, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), and powered by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, the Empowering Partnership for Sustainability Virtual Forum offers guidance to governments, companies and communities across Asia in enhancing multi-sector partnerships to create greater economic, environmental and social impact.
Through discussions and case studies, this half-day virtual event presents an opportunity to hear from key players from the private and social sectors on their roles in and approaches to scaling and incentivizing sustainable solutions to today’s societal challenges.
09:00 – 09:15 am
Mr. Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi
President and CEO, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
09:15 – 09:30 am
Mr. Ronnie C. Chan
Chair, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Co-Founder and Chair, The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
09:30 – 10:00 am
Private Sector Steps Up: Social Investment Trends across Asia
Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro
Co-Founder and Chief Executive, The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
Covid-19 has accelerated social sector needs and deepened the conversation on how private social investment can best be deployed across Asia. In this session, Dr. Shapiro will showcase key trends in philanthropy and CSR including the growing number of public-private partnerships for social good.
10:00 – 10:10 am Break
10:10 – 10:55 am
Beyond the Bottom Line - A CEO Conversation
Mr. Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
Mrs. Suchitra Lohia, Chairperson, IVL Foundation
Mr. Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President and CEO, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
Moderator: Mr. Suthichai Yoon
Expectations for companies’ roles in society are changing. It is no longer the case that a company only needs to provide jobs and deliver profits to shareholders. But what are the new roles? Where do personal, corporate and community needs and responsibilities intersect and who decides the boundaries between them? In this discussion, three top business leaders discuss how the world is changing, how their companies are responding and their own views about the path forward.
10:55 – 11:40 am
Winning Strategies: Examples from the Field
Ms. Shahnaz Al-Sadat, Chairperson, LeapEd Services - Malaysia
Ms Veronica Gabaldon, Executive Director, Philippines Disaster Resilience Foundation – Philippines
Mrs. Tivaporn Srivarakul, Managing Director, Pracharath Rak Samakkee Kanchanaburi (Social Enterprise) – Thailand
Moderator: Ms. Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed, Director of Research, The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
What makes public-private partnerships (PPPs) for social good impactful and sustainable? A new CAPS study identifies key strategies of best-in-class PPPs for social good. Hear from leaders of these organizations about what they do, why the do it and how they know they are bringing important value to their communities.
11:40 – 11:50 am
Key Takeaway Summary
Mrs. Tongjai Thanachanan
Managing Director, C asean