Agenda

TIME AGENDA  
MAIN FORUM DAY 1: TUESDAY,  4 FEBRUARY 2020
09:05 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Forum Producer
09:10 Forum Introduction By Forum Chairman
Jean-christophe-Gabriel-112x128 Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel
Research Director, CEA/Co-Director
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE)
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy
09:15
Opening Keynote Address: The UN 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development – Transforming Our World With Sustainable Impact And Innovations
Bradley leads the newly established UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Singapore. He is a pioneer in creating and scaling innovative financing and sustainable business models. Most notably, he set up the UN’s first social venture incubator and impact investment fund, as well the world’s first national SDG Innovation Lab, during his tenure as United Nations Representative in Armenia (2013 – 2018). Bradley was also awarded the Medal of Honour from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

Prior to his appointment in Singapore, he helped lead the design of a new global network of sustainability accelerator labs for UNDP, and also designed the SDG Fund for the United Nations.

Previously, Bradley served in humanitarian missions with the United Nations in Indonesia, Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.

In addition to his service with the United Nations, Bradley led the expansion of international operations for the Wellcome Trust, a leading global health foundation. He also worked in leadership roles in banking and management consulting, and co-founded a start-up. The California native holds an honours degree and a masters in philosophy from Stanford University.

Bradley-J-Busetto-112x128 Bradley J Busetto
Director
UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development
UNDP
09:45 The Case Study Of A Global Leader In The Circular Economy: Neste And Providing Circular Economy Solutions
  • Neste’s Biofuels Experience
  • The Alternative Energy Source: The Case Study Of A Global Leader In Biofuels
  • Expansion And Its Bio Footprint In The Asia Pacific Region
Salla_Ahonen-112x128 Salla Ahonen
VP Sustainability
Neste
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10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
Responsible Consumption And Production In Plastics And Packaging
10:45 Circular Economy Innovations – Deploying Materials And Digital Technologies Sustainably – The NUS Experience And With Its Industry Collaborators
Plastics are ubiquitous and intertwined with the modern way of life. Over the past one hundred years, the synthetic polymers or synthetic plastics derived from the petrochemical sources have become a major materials category contributing to the economic growth and improved living standards of people around the world. Plastics are now as important as the other major materials categories i.e. ceramics and metals.

In recent years, people became aware of the environmental problems caused by the synthetic plastics, and there is a shift in the perception of people that plastics are no longer unambiguously positive. More than 75 per cent of all plastic produced is waste. Less than twenty percent of plastic waste worldwide is recycled. A good proportion of it is incinerated. One-third of plastic waste ends up in nature, accounting for 100 million tons of plastic waste in 2016.
With concerted and sustained efforts and new innovations, future plastics will be safer and sustainable. In other words, sustainable plastic engineering is the way forward. It has been articulated that materials circular economy vision is the best way to sustain future for human beings on the planet earth. It provides for future generations of humans as well as all other inhabitants of earth in terms of healthy living, sustainable natural resources, new economic growth and job opportunities, and perhaps a version of heaven on Earth for all.

Seeram-Ramakrishna-112x128 Professor Seeram Ramakrishna
Chair, Circular Economy Taskforce
National University of Singapore
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11:15 Why A World Without Waste Is Possible
The company announced in 2016 that it was the first fortune 500 company to give back to nature and communities an estimated 115 percent of the water used to make its drinks. The company and its bottling partners achieved the target five years ahead of schedule.
belinda-ford-112x128 Belinda Ford
Director, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, ASEAN
The Coca-Cola Company
CocaCola
11:45 Asia Pacific Rayon: How To Source Sustainable Pulp For Apparel: Blockchain As A New Circular Economy Tool
How APR uses blockchain technology to trace raw materials back to source and how companies can actually deliver on their sustainability pledges – with accountability and transparency essential elements.
Cherie-Tan-112x128 Cherie Tan
Vice President Communications & Sustainability
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR)
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12:15
Circular Economy Needs Innovative Product Design Thinking: Surfboards From Discarded Fishing Nets
Matt-Gray-112x128 Matt Gray
Vice President, Commercial Asia Pacific
DSM Engineering Plastics
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12:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45 Interactive Roundtable Discussion
  • Circular Economy Innovations In Food Waste Management
Nicholas-Ng-112x128 Nicholas Ng
Founder
The Food Bank Singapore
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  • Sustainable Procurement Needs Of Conflict Resources Such As Palm Oil, Plastic And Seafood
  • Dematerializing The Supply Chain And Sustainable Packaging At Alibaba
  • Global Innovations In Sustainability Best Practices
  • New Circular Economies Business Models
  • Climate Change And Impact On The Asian Economy: The Tipping Point
  • Governance & Measurement Framework To Support Sustainability
  • Circular Economy Innovations In Water And Waste Water Management
  • Government Grants And Incentives For Driving Asian Countries Towards Commitment To Sustainable Practices And Innovations In Circular Economy
  • Robotics And Internet Of Things In Environmental Control
  • Artificial Intelligence In Waste Management
  • Drones For Pollution Monitoring
  • Flood Control Measures In The Wake Of Rising Sea Levels
  • Smart Farming For Sustainability
  • Clean, Green Energy For The Circular Economy – Solar, Hydrogen?
Award Winning Start-ups Disrupting Sustainability With Innovations And New Technologies
15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 Circular Business Model Design – How Sustainability And Eco-innovation Can Boost Bottom Line: From A Regional Conglomerate – The Sime Darby Experience
Simon-112x128 Dr Simon Lord
Chief Sustainability Officer
Sime Darby Plantation
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16:00 Circular Economy Innovations: Circular Economy Within The Hospitality Industry

Today more than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack proper sanitation and it’s estimated that 400,000 babies die every year due to poor hand sanitation, mostly in underdeveloped countries. Meanwhile, a typical 400-room hotel generates 3.5 tonnes of solid soap waste every year. The Soap for Hope program collaborates with our hotel customers around the world to salvage used soap slivers, sanitize and recycle them into new soap bars for communities in need and enhance livelihood. Since its launch in 2013, Soap for Hope has collected 3,800 metric tonnes of soap waste from 653 partner hotels and created nearly 32 million bars of new soap and the program grows in participation in every passing year.

Similarly, Diversey’s Linens for Life programs was created to assist people displaced by natural disasters and reduce linen waste. Linens discarded by hotels are often just discarded as useless. Since 2011, Diversey has collected nearly 128 tonnes of linen, equivalent to 16,000 queen-size bedsheets, discarded by hotels for disaster relief and livelihood generation.

Stefan-Phang-headshot1-112x128 Stefan Phang
Global Director, Creating Shared Value
Diversey, Inc
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16:30 Effective Circular Economy Stakeholder Management & Engagement – Changing Hearts And Minds: The Power Of Movement, Building Towards A Greener Environment
Eugene-Heng-112x128 Eugene Heng
Founder
Waterways Watch Society
Former Board Director, PUB Singapore & President’s Award for the Environment 2006 Holder
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17:00 Closing Remarks By Forum Chairman
Jean-christophe-Gabriel-112x128 Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel
Research Director, CEA/Co-Director
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE)
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy
17:05 Champagne Networking Session
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Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

TIME AGENDA  
MAIN FORUM DAY 2: WEDNESDAY,  5 FEBRUARY 2020
09:05 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Forum Producer
09:10 Forum Introduction By Forum Chairman
Jean-christophe-Gabriel-112x128 Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel
Research Director, CEA/Co-Director
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE)
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy
09:15
Singapore’s First UN SDG Pioneer In Green Infrastructure & A Low Carbon Economy – CDL’s Strategic Integration Of 13 SDGs
Esther-An-112x128 Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited (CDL)
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09:45 Circular Economy Innovation: From Trash To Cash – Sustainability Challenges In Resource Recovery 

How to harness natural enzymes that digest plastics and turn them into chemicals normally produced in oil refineries. Mono-ethylene glycol from enzyme-eaten plastic bottles can be sold at prices 10 times higher than the value of trash.

Mei-Shan-Liew-112x128 Mei Shan Liew
CEO & Co-Founder
Taraph Technologies
Taraph technologies
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:30 Closing The Loop On e-Waste: Current Challenges And Innovations, With Case Studies On Lithium Ion Batteries And Pcbs/New Industries 
As the world continues to make rapid progress in technology, newer and better consumer electronics and devices are being developed, which replaces old and obsolete ones. Discarded electrical/ electronic wastes (or “e-Waste) continue to pile-up in landfills wordwide. Recent United Nations study showed that global e-Waste had reached record levels of almost 50 million tons (≈ weight of 4500 Eiffel towers). In Singapore, a study by the National Environment Agency (NEA) indicated that our nation generates around 60,000 tonnes of e-Waste a year – which is equivalent to 220 Airbus A380 airplanes weight.

Singapore has limited land mass and imports most of its resources and the need to re-use and recycle e-Waste sustainably is important as the nation continues to strive for meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We will present the current challenges in aiming toward more sustainability as well as possible innovations, especially in recycling processes.

We will also cover the NTU-Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE)’s R&D efforts to develop novel recycling technologies/solutions that can sort, dismantle, and recover materials from e-Waste. Such endeavors have the potential to contribute to the Singapore Sustainable Blueprint and further develop recycling industry by tapping on technological opportunities.

SCARCE is a partnership between NTU and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA, France), to develop innovative and energy-efficient solutions in recycling and recovery of resources from e-Waste with financial support from the NEA.

Jean-christophe-Gabriel-112x128 Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel
Research Director, CEA/Co-Director
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE)
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy
11:00 Circular Economy Tech Disruptor Award: How Winnow Eliminates Food Waste Globally
Maxime-Pourrat-112x128 Maxime Pourrat
Managing Director
Winnow
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11:30 H&M’s 2030 Pledge: How To Use 100 Per Cent Recycled Or Sustainably Sourced Materials By 2030
12:00
Case Study In Partnership With H&M: Developing Practical Solutions To Recycle Blended Textiles Into New Fabrics And Yarns
Edwin-Keh-112x128 Edwin Keh
CEO
Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
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12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 From Food Waste To Wealth: Sustainable Solutions Towards Circular Economy?
Ruby-Fang-112x128 Ruby Fang
Head of Marketing
Westcom
(Involved in innovative & sustainable waste reduction and recycling for food/water)
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14:00 Fighting Food Waste Using The Circular Economy – The Role Of The Food Bank Singapore
Nicholas-Ng-112x128 Nicholas Ng
Founder
The Food Bank Singapore
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14:30 Sustainability Reporting And Disclosure: Global And Regional Trends
Rajesh-Chhabara-photo-112x128 Rajesh Chhabara
Managing Director
CSRWorks International
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15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
Global Best Practices In Sustainability Innovations
15:30 Hilton’s Commitment Towards Reducing Environmental Footprint In Half By 2030 In Line With The “Travel With Purpose” Strategy
Jeannie-Kwok-112x128 Jeannie Kwok
Director, Corporate Responsibility
Hilton
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16:00 Sustainable Packaging: Waging War On Plastic With Packaging Made From Seaweed – Market Applications In Indonesia And In Southeast Asia
David-112x128 David Christian
Founder
Evoware
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16:30 Closing Remarks By Forum Chairman
Jean-christophe-Gabriel-112x128 Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel
Research Director, CEA/Co-Director
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE)
Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy

AGENDA
POST-FORUM SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATIONS SITE VISITS: THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2020
 
SITE VISIT A
10:30 – 12:00 Visit To Neste’s Renewable Biofuel Facility To Observe How Renewable Energy/Fuels Can Be Commercialized Profitably And At The Same Time, Achieve Circular Economy Objectives  
Climate change is a global challenge that concerns all of us. In this site tour, you will have a chance to witness how Neste tackles climate change by producing renewable diesel with lower Greenhouse Gas emissions. Our renewable diesel are mostly refined from waste and residues, such as used cooking oil and waste animal fat. Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, and is the world 3rd most sustainable company on the global 100 list. Its Singapore refinery is one of the three refineries Neste has established that produces only renewable products. At the end of 2018, Neste decided to invest over 2 billion Singapore dollars to expand the overall capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million tons per annum, bringing the total Neste renewable product capacity close to 4.5 million tons annually in 2022. The production capacity of the refinery is 1 million tons per year. The location of the Neste refinery is excellent, as the Singapore city-state is a very central location from the point of view of product and feedstock flows. Singapore is the world’s third-largest center of oil refining.
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SITE VISIT B
14:00 – 16:00

Food Waste Management & Trigeneration Plant

Food makes up 22% of discarded municipal solid waste. The single largest source of GHG, it causes 8% of emissions. 5% is retail expiration date waste. Food waste reduction solutions are now available for food retailed, unleashing dynamic pricing’s power, based on expiry dates. They offer mark-down optimization and with this can achieve a 60% reduction in food waste, the opportunity to boost top line revenues by 6% and raise actionable consumer waste awareness.

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Embracing care at the heart of their business, Grand Hyatt Singapore is committed to protecting the planet for future generations by adopting a holistic approach towards sustainability and pioneering sustainable initiatives across multiple touchpoints in the hotel.

A journey that started in the early 2011 with the installation of the Trigeneration Plant, the hotel has since achieved waste and water reduction, better utilization of resources and energy, and providing guests with greater value through sustainable dining and wellness.

The hotel will continue to embed sustainability in our strategy by exploring more opportunities in Food Sourcing, Food Waste Management, Energy and Water, and Hotel Operations, as we build a culture of Environmental Stewardship for 2020 and beyond.


Space In Each Site Visit Is Limited, Registrations Will Be Available On First Come, First Reserved Basis.