• Inclusive Sustainable Development

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    Juniati Gunawan

    Lecturer, Trisakti Univeristy

    Dr. Juniati Gunawan has joined GCSF for three consecutive years since 2018. She is a lecturer of Trisakti University, Jakarta-Indonesia. Famous in the area of sustainability report, she is a Sustainability report expert for the International Finance Corporation, a CSR expert for the Regional Representative Board of Republic Indonesia, as well as an Adjudicator for Asia Sustainability Reporting Award.

    Speakers

    Rajesh Chhabara

    Managing Director, CSRWorks International

    Rajesh is managing director of CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm focused on advisory, training and thought leadership. His expertise lies in developing sustainability strategies for competitive advantage.

     

    He has over 20 years of international experience in diverse industries. His sustainability strategies have helped clients win global rankings and recognitions. He conducts a wide range of sustainability training courses across the region.

     

    Rajesh is also the founder of several though leadership programmes including the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA), Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit, and Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen.

     

    He is also the editorial director of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, an annual publication featuring Asia’s best sustainability reports. He has authored a book on supply chain responsibility (2005) and co-authored two books on sustainability case studies (2010, 2011). Rajesh is a regular speaker at international sustainability conferences.

    Anirban Ghosh

    CSO, Mahindra Group

    Anirban has worked with the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group since 1999 where he is currently the Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer.

     

    During his work Anirban has developed an award winning sustainability framework, enabled being the first in the world to commit to doubling energy efficiency, the first in the country to join the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Consortium, commit to a carbon price and also commit to Science Based Targets. He has helped harness more water than is consumed in the Mahindra Group and is currently striving to make Mahindra a zero waste to landfill organization.

     

    Anirban has enabled Mahindra World City to become a food waste free city, a model that is being replicated in other parts of India. He has, in partnership with the World Bank, helped create the Sustainable Housing Leadership Coalition to enable the spread of green buildings in India.

    Ben Carpenter

    Chief Executive, Social Value UK and Social Value International

    Ben is part of the National Social Value Taskforce and the British Standards Industry committee for Social Value. Prior to becoming CEO, Ben was Social Value UK’s Operations Manager developing the international membership, the assurance and accreditation services and led on projects with the OECD, World Economic Forum, Impact Management Project and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Ben’s background in homelessness, social housing and the built environment, affords him experience that spans sectors and an in-depth knowledge of Social Value accounting.

    Verna Lin

    Head of Greater China Regional Hub, GRI

    Verna Lin, the Head of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub, is an experienced sustainability and investment management professional. Her knowledge and exposure in capital market equips her to interpret sustainability reporting from investors’ perspective. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues. Verna, representing GRI, seeks continuing collaborations with policy makers in Greater China Region to further advance global sustainability agenda. Verna is a CFA charter-holder.

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