2020 has presented sustainability teams with a seemingly unending series of urgent challenges and daily turmoil. Nevertheless, the coming decade necessitates bold corporate action across a range of pressing global challenges—the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement both have major milestones to hit by 2030. This session will provide lessons learned and practical advice from practitioners on how they stay focused on long-term goals and build creative new paths to achieve them amidst unprecedented uncertainty.
Additional speakers to be announced.
General Manager, Sustainability
Swire Coca Cola
William Davies has been with the Swire Group for 24 years, and worked in a number of their operating companies: shipping, trucking, agriculture, and aircraft maintenance, in a number of countries: Singapore, Papua New Guinea, the US etc. He is currently heading Sustainability for Swire Coca-Cola, the fifth largest bottler for The Coca-Cola Company, with the franchise rights for the Southern Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan, and a part of the Western U.S. He helped found #DrinkWithoutWaste https://drinkwithoutwaste.org/in Hong Kong, a non-for-profit consortium of drinks producers, retailers, NGOs, universities, think tanks, resource managers (recyclers), and a number of other high footfall well renowned companies in Hong Kong, to help address the need to keep soft drink containers from landfill and general leakage.
Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability and Risk Management
Firman Dharmawan is senior manager, corporate sustainability and risk management, of MedcoEnergi, an Indonesian-based international energy and natural resources company. In his role, he carries the mandate of setting up the infrastructure and coordination of the sustainability and risk management corporate agenda across the organization. He and his team are focusing on strengthening the sustainability and risk management culture and progressing the various company's initiatives in environment, social, governance and sustainability reporting. Prior to his current position, he worked as a procurement and project management professional in development and engineering projects with international development organizations such as the Millennium Challenge Account Indonesia, the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. headquarters and Jakarta office, the British Council, and international energy companies such as PremierOil Indonesia and Atlantic Richfield Company Indonesia.
With a background in engineering and finance, Rosa brings a unique perspective on social performance issues to BSR’s work with extractives companies.
She also supports companies across all sectors in developing labor, health, reporting, and sustainability strategies. In addition, Rosa oversees HERproject Factory programs in Indonesia and Myanmar, and supports HERproject global program coordination and expansion.
Prior to joining BSR, Rosa worked as a consultant for Cardno Emerging Markets, where she helped mining, oil, and gas companies develop social impact management plans, stakeholder engagement strategies, and health, safety, and environmental policies in countries such as Burkina Faso and Timor-Leste. She also has provided program coordination for an AusAID program in Indonesia with more than 200 national and international advisers.
Rosa holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Finance from Drexel University.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.