ESG academy

ESG Academy #7

ESG Advocates Circle | Renewable Energy

30 November 2023, Thursday
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Zoom Webinar


  1. CHM. Mohamed Fazil Bin Mohamad Saad
    Head, Bio Energy, FGV Palm Industries Sdn Bhd

  2. IR. TS. DR. Gideon Tan Xiang Yee
    Head, Transformation Management Office, FGV Holdings Berhad

  3. DR. Ho Yong Kuen
    Senior Lecturer, Monash University


DR. Loh Soh Kheang
Head, Energy and Environment Unit, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

Discover how FGV Holdings Berhad, one of the world’s largest producers of crude palm oil, generates renewable energy through its dedicated sustainability programme.

  • Study how the company keeps their mills self-sufficient without battery storage
  • Get insights into systems and initiatives used to manage waste
  • Understand the complex relationship between renewable energy and environmental impact
  • Learn how to measure the environmental and social sustainability of your renewable energy initiatives

ESG Academy #6

ESG Advocates Circle | Talent Management

21 September 2023, Thursday
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Zoom Webinar


  1. Monica Wong
    Chief HR, VISTA Eye Specialist

  2. Coach Jason
    Managing Director, Talent Coach Asia

  3. Koen Van Gurp
    Director Executive Search, APAC TalentSquare Sdn Bhd


Mallory Loone
Co-founder of Work Inspires

ESG Advocates Circle: Talent Management brings together leading voices in the HR industry to share insights and perspectives to meet the talent demands of today and the future.

  • Discover the story behind VISTA Eye Specialist’s award-winning talent nurturing programme
  • Analyse successful blueprints to grow and retain in-house talent
  • Exchange strategies with industry peers and stakeholders
  • Learn how to leverage ESG policies to increase employee satisfaction in the long term

ESG Academy #5

Circular Economy Conference 2023

15 August 2023, Tuesday
9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Keynote Speaker:

Yang Berhormat Menteri Nga Kor Ming
Minister of Local Government Development


Andy Cheah
Country Head of Wholesale Banking, UOB Malaysia

Panel Discussion 1: Ensuring Circular Models become financially viable


  1. Malar Odayappan
    Director, Social Impact, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Malaysia

  2. Nophol Techaphangam (Naps)
    Founder & CEO, nornnorn

  3. Dr S. Sri Umeswara
    Executive Director, DIALOG ESECO Sdn Bhd


Dr Reuben Clements
Sustainable Finance Specialist, Zoological Society of London

Case Study 1: Making Circular Models economically sustainable


Gary Lee
Executive Director, Energy & Chemicals Solutions, Group UOB

Panel Discussion 2: Green Financing Initiatives (loans, grants and tax relief)


  1. Beh Wee Khee
    Country Head of Commercial Banking, UOB Malaysia

  2. Kamaradzaman Bin Mohd Bakri
    Senior Director of Green Growth Group, MGTC

  3. Datuk William Ng
    National President, SAMENTA


Arina Kok
Malaysia Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader and Partner, Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd

Case Study 2: Empowering SMEs to access global supply chains through sustainable financing


Naomi Vowels
Director & CFO, Givvable

Panel Discussion 3: How are fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) participating in the circular economy? The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Alliance


  1. David Ward
    Founder, La Terra Mart

  2. Pauline Goh
    Ex General Manager, Malaysian Recycling Alliance Berhad (MAREA)

  3. Laurent Levan
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & External Affairs, Universal Robina Corporation


Mitch Gelber
CEO Malaysia Green Building Council

Panel Discussion 4: Addressing Planned Obsolescence is Key to a Greener Circular Economy


  1. Amorpol Huvanandana
    CEO and Co-founder, Moreloop

  2. Reza Bath
    CEO and Co-Founder,

  3. Tim Parker
    Founder, Circular City


Sanjay Sidhu
Executive Director, Advisory, BDO Malaysia

Panel Discussion 5: Your Circular Economy Roadmap - developing your internal executors


  1. Samantha Tai Yit Chan
    CEO, Boardroom

  2. Philip Mossop
    COO, Pentatonic

  3. Terrynz Tan
    Sustainability Director ASEAN, Tetra Pak


Umarani Muniandy
Executive Director, Manufacturing Development (Resource) MIDA

Case Study 5: Decarbonisation Breakdown: Crafting a Roadmap to Net Zero


Xinlu Liu
Decarbonisation Specialist, Terrascope

The Circular Economy Conference is an initiative to connect sustainability champions, facilitating the sharing of innovative solutions and ideas to greenify the Malaysian economy.

This year, we delved deep into the role of green financing in the development of a circular economy. How can businesses take action in a way that is both sustainable and profitable?

ESG Academy #4

Why ESG? A Governance Perspective.

28 March 2023, Monday
10.00 am - 11.00 am
Zoom Webinar


  1. Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar
    Chairman and Director, Climate Governance Malaysia

  2. Datuk John Zinkin
    Managing Director, Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd

  3. Tengku Muneer Bin Tengku Muzani
    Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer, Telekom Malaysia


Karen Chand
Director of Education Studies, Sustainable Development Solutions Network

This webinar will guide participants on how to attract investors and create long-term value in your business through the implementation of ethical, transparent and accountable frameworks and practices. Hear what industry experts have to say and learn how to:

  • Form a Governance Committee to address ongoing policies, risk assessments and regulatory frameworks
  • Enhance your board’s relationship with shareholders
  • Achieve trust and transparency among diverse board members and stakeholders
  • Stay compliant with government regulations on corporate governance

ESG Academy #3

Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

6 March 2023, Monday
10.00 am - 11.00 am
Zoom Webinar


  1. Ms Mitzie Antonio
    HR Director, Nestlé MYSG

  2. Margie Ong
    Founder and CEO, Thoughts In Gear

  3. Dr Tricia Yeoh Su-Wern
    CEO, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

  4. Ms Dinatra Mohd Saat
    Deputy Vice President, Women Programmes


Kavita Subramaniam
Country Head, Global Knowledge House — ESG Consultancy

With the ever-increasing importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to the global workforce, this webinar seeks to craft a framework for the transformation of businesses where fair reward and talent management processes can enhance retention, employee satisfaction and productivity.

In this session, discover:

  • What DEI means for your company and how it will impact it positively
  • How to empower employee-led Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
  • How to motivate talent leaders, identity biases and cultivate equitable systems
  • Communication strategies for DEI policies across all levels of the company

ESG Academy #2

Solar Advancements

29 November 2022, Tuesday
10.00 am - 11.00 am
Zoom Webinar


  1. Mr. Jonathan Kan
    Managing Director & Co-Founder, ERS Energy

  2. Mr. Mitch Gelber
    CEO, malaysiaGBC

  3. Ms. Regine Choo Hooi Chin
    Project Director, Yongyang Solaroof

  4. Mr. Yusrizal Mohd Yusof
    Managing Director, TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd


Ts. Dr. Chua Wen-Shyan
Head of Malaysian Smart Factory 4.0

The rapid depletion of fossil fuels has led to the push for solar technology development, a need made all the more urgent with the Russo-Ukraine war leaving many in Europe and the UK struggling to keep their homes and families warm for the winter.

This webinar will explore how solar technology can advance as a sustainable source of energy and if it can mitigate climate change by diverting energy generation from burning coal, fossil fuels and natural gas.

In this session, discover:

  • The viability of solar energy in terms of costs and savings for industry and personal consumption
  • How government policies and incentives are driving the future of renewable energy in Malaysia
  • Infrastructure or facilities for recycling degraded and damaged solar panels
  • Up-and-coming clean energy sources that complement solar energy

ESG Academy #1

Greening the Supply Chains 1.0

28 October 2022, Friday
10.00 am - 11.00 am
Zoom Webinar


  1. Encik Shafiq bin Sheikh Mohamed
    Director, Head of Islamic & Structured Finance at OCBC Bank

  2. Mr Roberto Benetello
    Executive Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia

  3. Ms Rose Kuan
    Executive Director at Shan Poornam Group of Companies

  4. Ms Suraya Sani
    Deputy Director of Sustainability Unit, Bank Negara Malaysia


Ms Arina Kok
Malaysia Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Leader in Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd

In StarESG Academy’s first feature event, come and learn from industry practitioners as they share their strategies and top priorities when optimising supply chains — ensuring each level complies with established sustainability standards.

Discover how to:

  • Address challenges with Global Supply Chain Management implementation
  • Create a cascade of sustainable practices that flow smoothly throughout the supply chain or network
  • Collect data and create the right incentives to influence supplier behaviour
  • Utilise technology to lower your company’s carbon footprint

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