Day 1: Zeroing In on Common Ground​

Marina Bay Sands

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 5


Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)
07:00 – 09:00
120 mins
08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast Networking
60 mins
09:00 – 09:15
Ecosperity Week 2024 Opening | Renewing Our Vibrant Spring
15 mins
Cheng Wai Keung speaker frame
Cheng Wai Keung

Deputy Chairman, Temasek Holdings

09:15 – 09:25
Keynote Address
10 mins
Grace Fu speaker frame
Grace Fu

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Republic of Singapore

09:25 – 09:50
​ Ecology and Prosperity: Policy as a Balancing Spring​
25 mins

Both Singapore and the United States have tapped on policy as a key lever to bring their countries closer to realising their national climate targets. This fireside chat builds upon the global policy landscape to explore the balancing act between public sector and private sector roles, the effectiveness of public-private partnerships, and the importance of a just transition in achieving the twin outcomes of decarbonisation and progress in our journey towards net zero.

Speakers and Moderator
Grace Fu speaker frame
Grace Fu

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Republic of Singapore

Mindy Lubber speaker frame
Mindy Lubber

CEO & President, Ceres

Rohit Sipahimalani speaker frame
Rohit Sipahimalani

Chief Investment Officer, Temasek

09:50 – 09:55
Solutions Showcase
5 mins
Henrik Henriksson speaker frame
Henrik Henriksson

CEO, H2 Green Steel

Mike O'Kronley speaker frame
Mike O'Kronley

CEO, Ascend Elements

09:55 – 10:30
Critical Minerals: The Bedrock of a Green Future?
35 mins

In the journey towards a sustainable future, critical minerals are the cornerstone of green transition: from wind turbines and electrical grids to electric vehicles. This long-term shift, however, is laden with challenges from both demand and supply side. As the green transition spans decades with significant impact on the society and environment, its success also hinges on the mining industry’s ongoing evolution of its social and environmental practices. How can companies balance meeting the growing demand for energy transition minerals with responsible E&S practices? What is the role of investors in paving the way to a sustainable and responsible mining practices while tapping on new opportunities?

Speakers and Moderator
Dominic Barton speaker frame
Dominic Barton

Chairman, Rio Tinto, Chairman, LeapFrog Investments

Scott Clements speaker frame
Scott Clements

Partner, Tribeca Capital

Adam Matthews speaker frame
Adam Matthews

Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board, Chair, Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030​

Danielle Martin speaker frame
Danielle Martin

Co-Chief Operating Officer & Director, Social Performance, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

10:30 – 10:55
Tea Break
25 mins
10:55 – 11:15
Forging Pathways towards Fossil Fuel Freedom
20 mins

Asia has grown tremendously within just a few generations with life expectancy in Asia-Pacific more than doubling, and per capita GDP rising nearly eighty-fold over a few generations. However, much of this growth has been fueled by fossil fuels, evidenced by a growth of in global greenhouse gas emissions share, which has surged from 15% to 52%. Besides Asia, fossil fuel dependency is also faced by other emerging markets and developing countries (EMDCs). Drawing from examples in both developed countries and EMDCs, panellists will discuss the varied pathways in transitioning economies towards long-term sustainable and equitable growth, highlight opportunities for cross-sharing best practices, and explore how various stakeholders in the public, private and philanthropic sectors can support and benefit from these pathways.

Speakers and Moderator
Tim Gould speaker frame
Tim Gould

Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency

Prof Zou Ji speaker frame
Prof Zou Ji

CEO & President, Energy Foundation China

Connie Chan speaker frame
Connie Chan

Head, Financial Services, Temasek

11:15 – 11:25
Southeast Asia Green Economy 2024: Moving the Needle Report Launch
10 mins
Dale Hardcastle speaker frame
Dale Hardcastle

Global Head, Carbon Markets & Director, Global Sustainability Innovation Center, Bain & Company

11:25 – 11:30
Solutions Showcase
5 mins
Koh Chiap Khiong speaker frame
Koh Chiap Khiong

CEO, Singapore & Southeast Asia, Sembcorp Industries

Marat Zapparov speaker frame
Marat Zapparov

CEO, Pentagreen Capital

11:30 – 12:05
Towards a Net-Zero Southeast Asia
35 mins

Southeast Asia is disproportionately affected by climate change with its long coastlines and low-lying areas. Yet, with the region’s fast-growing economies and young population, it has immense potential to play a critical role in global decarbonisation efforts. This endeavor will not be without challenges given Southeast Asia’s dependence on fossil fuels and its growing energy demands. What are the levers that the region can tap on for a “win-win” for both economic growth and a just transition? Panellists will discuss new and emerging policies, sustainable financing opportunities in Southeast Asia, and the need for regional cooperation to catalyse transition for a net-zero Southeast Asia.

Speakers and Moderator
The Hon. Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga speaker frame
The Hon. Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga

Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, The Philippines

Piyush Gupta speaker frame
Piyush Gupta

CEO, DBS Group

Ngiam Shih Chun speaker frame
Ngiam Shih Chun

Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore

Audrey Tan speaker frame
Audrey Tan

Assistant News Editor, The Straits Times

12:05 – 12:15
Closing "Rap Up"
10 mins
Baba Brinkman speaker frame
Baba Brinkman

Founder & CEO, Event Rap

12:30 – 14:00
90 mins

Partner Events

12:30 – 14:00
The Climate in the Boardroom
90 mins

Successful business operations and a climate-secure world go hand-in-hand. The urgency of climate change, disclosures, and emerging regulations call for change to be driven from within. The Board of Directors being at the helm for crucial far-reaching decisions, needs to steer sustainability. 

A compact forum and networking event hosted by the Council for Board Diversity, The Climate in the Boardroom brings together senior sustainability/climate leaders interested in the board journey and influential board decision-makers for a lively exchange on enhancing sustainability/climate-driven business strategies and governance.

The forum will take place from 12:30 to 14:00 followed by networking.

This event is by-invite only. To indicate interest, please email

13:00 – 16:30
UBS: The New Economy – for People and Planet
210 mins

Join to learn what leading companies are doing to accelerate their transition and adoption of innovative technology solutions across waste management, fashion and biofuels in a showcase session with interactive questions and answers. Interested in the role of nature and biodiversity as an investible solution? Listen to industry and financial market experts explain what opportunities there are to protect nature and reverse nature loss synergistically with our climate goals and how to find catalytic capital to bridge Asia’s climate financing gaps.

14:00 – 15:30
ASEAN – Leading the Net-Zero Bioeconomy
90 mins

The panel hosted by RGE and Eco-Business and moderated by Eco-Business’ Founder and Managing Director Jessica Cheam, will delve into the pivotal and leading role that ASEAN can play to sustain and build a Net-Zero bioeconomy.

The ASEAN bioeconomy employs around 8.2% of the global labour force and generates over $2.3 trillion annually. Three quarters of this lies in agriculture, food manufacture and primary resources.

In our fight against climate change, it is crucial that ASEAN takes the lead but its success will depend on building a sustainable bioeconomy whereby businesses embed a Production-Protection model within their operating models. 

Key discussion areas:

  • How the bioeconomy can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts in ASEAN
  • What the private and public sectors in ASEAN can do to take the lead to transition to a Net-Zero future
  • Opportunities, challenges and potential solutions to support biodiversity-supporting businesses

For interest to attend, please email

14:00 – 17:40
GenZero Climate Summit 2024: Tech Forum
220 mins
14:00 – 18:00
Philanthropy Asia Summit
240 mins

The Philanthropy Asia Summit (PAS) is the Philanthropy Asia Alliance’s flagship collaborative platform catalysing philanthropic-public-private partnerships to address pressing environmental and societal challenges.

For more information, please visit or email

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