To meet the growing demand of future generations and climate challenges, building sustainable and resilient cities would require more technological innovations.
In this roundtable session, we shall hear from industry experts, sustainability practitioners, policy makers and academia to share their insights on re-imagine sustainable development by integrating innovation and technology. They will also discuss how to use innovation and technology to advance in ESG practice.
SWITCH Opening Address by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Chairman of National Research Foundation
Venue: SWITCH Grand Stage @ Resorts World Convention Centre, Basement 2
Welcome Refreshment at Aquarius Function Room
Venue: Resorts World Convention Centre, Aquarius 1 & 2 Function Rooms, Level 1
GGEF Sustainability Roundtable Welcome Remarks
Master of Ceremony: Rhea See, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of She Loves Tech
Christina Lee, Founder & CEO of Global Green Connect and GGEF
Guest of Honour Remarks
Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth
Launch of Exciting Collaborations:
(1) Green Tree Initiative (GTI) - A collaborative platform jointly organised by Enterprise Singapore SWITCH programme, Global Green Connect , Asia Sustainability Forum and NUS Business School to showcase Singapore role in promoting Sustainability in ASEAN and Asia.
MOU Signing Ceremonies
(1) Sustainable Technology Training Partnership
(2) Sustainable Finance Partnership
(3) Sustainable Technology Partnership
Plenary Session I: Re-imagine Sustainable Development By Integrating Innovation & Technology
To meet the growing demand of future generations and climate challenges, building sustainable and resilient cities would require more technological innovations. What role can companies play to facilitate the process of integrating innovation & technology? Can technology contribute in solving societal issues?
Moderator: Rhea See, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of She Loves Tech
- Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer of City Developments Limited
- Jason van Schie, Managing Director of FlourishDX
- Raymond Poh, CEO of SDAX
Plenary Session II: How To Use Innovation & Technology To Advance In ESG Practice?
ESG is often associated with ESG reporting, so let’s unpack the major functions of ESG reporting and examine what are the important steps to take prior to generating such report. We shall hear from sustainability practitioner and industry expert on how innovation and technology could help in advancing ESG practice.
Moderator: Christina Lee, Founder & CEO of Global Green Connect and GGEF
- Andrew Gazal, CEO of ESGTech
- Professor Tjin Swee Chuan, Associate Provost (Continuing Education), President's Office, Nanyang Technological University
- Vincent Desclaux, Managing Director of PALO IT
Lunch & Networking
Buffet lunch will be served.
Green Tech Masterclass I: The Future of Smart City and Smart Building
As sustainability becomes a business driver to investors, consumers and legislators, many companies recognize the necessity and benefits of integrating sustainability and green technology into their corporate strategy and practices. The future of smart building and city has also become a focus subject for many whom have embraced technology as part of their lives. The future trends of smart and sustainability are also converging and become intertwined with each other, such that both private and public sectors relates technology with sustainability and liveability too.
This masterclass gives a glimpse of the upcoming trends of smart building and city, which are gradually transiting to a greener path. The trainer will cover the following topics:
• What are the future trends of smart building and city --> Smart to Green?
• How are they related to sustainability and liveability?
• How Green technology or Smart Technology are implemented?
Programme Director: Eric Loh, Vice President of G Element
Green Tech Masterclass II: Food Technology and Innovation
Singapore has a flourishing Agri Food Tech ecosystem. One of Singapore’s major goals is to increase the local production to have the capacity to provide 30% of Singapore’s production needs by 2030. However, with little land for agriculture, Singapore imports 90% of its food supply, making it potentially vulnerable to external challenges and global trends that impact food supply and safety.
The movement towards sustainability has begun accelerating on several fronts, one being the master planning to the increase in demand for food resiliency and diversification of food sources. To achieve Singapore’s “30 by 30” goal, it believes science and technology will be critical in overcoming its natural constraints.
This masterclass gives a glimpse of aspects on sustainability in green technology to equip professionals with the right skills to take advantage of career opportunities in the green sector, particularly in food retail, food supply, urban farming and food innovation sector.
Programme Director: Professor William Chen, Michael Fam Endowed Chair Professor in Food Science & Technology
End of Event
Let's all continue to work towards building a sustainable future...
Prof. Tjin Swee Chuan
Associate Provost (Continuing Education) President's Office Nanyang Technological University