• Morning plenary: 08:30 - 11:30
• Afternoon plenary: 14:00 - 15:00
Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)
Chairman, Temasek Holdings
President, Republic of Singapore
The evidence of climate change — from global temperature records to Arctic ice melt, wildfires, hurricanes, and flooding — is accelerating. Climate change risk has arrived as an investment issue. In this panel, we explore how investors are addressing the issues of climate and nature while creating new opportunities for green growth. The discussion will also cover how the risks of climate change can be managed and how companies can position themselves for a climate positive future, while building a deeper understanding of how carbon pricing will impact business from both a strategic and operational lens.
Chairman, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking
Chairman & CEO, BlackRock
Chief Investment Strategist, Temasek
Microsoft, Apple, Google, and other large corporates have made carbon-neutral pledges that have fuelled a record transaction volume of at least 104 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2019, an increase of 6 per cent over 2018. Prices have increased 30 per cent for high quality nature-based emissions projects. This panel explores what is still needed to support the creation of carbon markets, and how technology and digitisation can help enable the monitoring, verification and reporting challenges this fragmented market faces. The discussion will also feature the issues and solutions in building and scaling the voluntary markets for carbon credits.
Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, Singapore Exchange (SGX)
CEO, DBS Group
Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank
Director, Investment Group, Temasek
As decarbonisation takes center stage in the energy transition, the dominance of fossil fuel has shown signs of waning. Yet, issues such as energy density, access and security remain important as we think about the relevance of liquid fuels in a low-carbon energy mix. In this panel, we explore how the liquid fuel value chain is transforming itself to remain relevant, especially for the transport sector.
Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute
CEO, A.P. Moller - Maersk
President and CEO, Neste Corporation
• Morning plenary: 09:00 - 10:30
• Afternoon plenary: 14:00 – 15:30
• Evening plenary: 20:00 – 21:00
Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Republic of Singapore
Estimates suggest that we would require 1.6 Earths to maintain the world’s current living standards. According to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, the world needs to fundamentally change how society measures economic success if it is to stem the rapid decline of biodiversity that threatens civilisation itself. As part of this rethink, how can business capture value in nature and increase investments in nature-based solutions that address biodiversity loss, contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and create jobs?
Natural climate solutions can help companies to address climate and deforestation impacts, create resilient supply chains, engage employees and customers, offer net positive products and achieve net-zero emissions. What is the science behind nature-based solutions, and how can nature-based solutions be a solution for corporates, especially in Asia?
Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore
China Country Director, The Nature Conservancy
Board Member, &Green Fund and Indonesia Eximbank
We risk growing beyond planetary boundaries as the world population heads towards the 10 billion mark by 2050. Clearly, we will need new resource systems to sustain our burgeoning population, and we need them soon. Bright spots are emerging as new innovations promise more sustainable ways to produce energy, food and materials. What is needed for these solutions to be scaled quickly for maximum impact? What can governments and large corporations do to create a nurturing environment for innovative start-ups to thrive?
President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
Co-founder & CEO, TurtleTree Labs
Chief eXploration Officer & Senior Executive Vice President, Tencent Holdings
COVID-19 is a poignant reminder that human life is inextricably linked to nature and our environment: wildlife exploitation, deforestation and biodiversity destruction all increase the risk of disease transmissions from animals to humans. Nature also provides us with many vital ecosystem services, such as the air, food and water we need to survive, climate regulation, carbon sequestration and many more. All around the world, as countries and cities went into lockdown, people sought to reconnect with nature.
How has the pandemic affected our relationship with nature? This session will explore perspectives on why nature is indispensable to sustainable development, and how we can collectively work alongside nature, and not against it, in a post-pandemic world.
Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute