Session 3 Keynote | B Corp IPOs: CSR 2.0 and ESG Ratings
Tina Lo, vice chair of O-Bank and Taiwan’s representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council, discusses the global trends that led O-Bank to become both the first financial institution in Asia with B status and the first publicly listed B Corp in Asia. Discover the advantages the bank saw in B certification, as well as the strategies they’ve developed to transition to a truly sustainable and inclusive financial firm.
Session 3 Panel | B Corp IPOs: CSR 2.0 and ESG Ratings
In this panel discussion, founders and CEOs of public B Corporations and impact investment funds explain why large companies are now using the B methodology to grow their business, increase shareholder value, and pursue their social and environmental missions. Listen to founders’ stories and hear about their remarkable experiences after earning B certification. Daniel Chu of PwC details how B status can improve governance and boost shareholders’ confidence in a company’s valuation. Damien Guivarra, CEO of Silver Chef, relates how his company’s stock price increased after earning B Corporation status.
Session 4 Keynote | Sustainability: Circular Economy & Clean Energy
Tze Luen Lin, Associate Director of the Office of Energy and Carbon Reduction in Taiwan’s Executive Yuan, discusses how Taiwan’s central government and business leaders are working together to tackle environmental and energy issues, as well as global trends that make such public-private partnerships more critical than ever.
Session 4 Panel | Sustainability: Circular Economy & Clean Energy
Tze Luen Lin moderates a panel discussion that focuses on how companies can profit from generating environmentally sustainable products and services. Panelists share how they have built environmental sustainability into their business models, and how they’ve partnered with other organizations to create broader ripple effects in the ecosystems and communities they touch.
Session 5 | Changing Consumption Habits through “Mission Branding”
More and more companies are finding ways to use branded consumer products to bring about positive environmental and social changes, from deepening inclusivity to improving industry sustainability to boosting biodiversity. In this session, hear from the leaders of organizations who are making this happen in concrete ways: helping younger generations return to profitable organic farming, restoring forests and helping local tree species thrive, revitalizing a more healthful and resilient method of fish farming, and more. Learn how you can use branded platforms to enhance the development of the social economy.
Session 6 | How Central and Local Governments Can Support the B Movement
This panel discusses specific policies, laws, and programs across Asia that are facilitating business engagement in social and environmental causes. Discover how civic institutions and corporations can work together to make the B Movement a reality.
Session 7 | Power in Media
In this session, find out how journalists are reporting on a new economic system—and why it’s in their interest to follow it. Get inside scoop on the people and organizations behind this movement, and the right players to talk to. Hear from other journalists and media leaders on the role they see themselves playing in covering this movement, why they’re taking on this responsibility, and how they plan to provide accurate coverage of a major shift in the Asian economy.