Economist Impact's Sustainability Week Asia 2022 highlights the key sustainability trends and goals in the region towards a more equitable and sustainable future

A virtual week discussing how organisations can optimise their ESG performance.

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 7 February 2022 - Online and in-person, February 14th-17th 2022 - Policymakers, businesses and thought leaders from major corporations will congregate online and at exclusive in-person sessions at Economist Impact's Sustainability Week Asia from February 14th to 17th 2022.

Asia is experiencing a surprisingly strong economic rebound following the global pandemic but the risk of new outbreaks, combined with production bottlenecks and weakened institutions, remains. Asia-Pacific's experience in dealing with disruptions and shocks shows that focusing on economic growth alone could increase exposure to rising inequality and environmental damage.

Economist Impact's virtual event provides a high-level meeting place for more than 2,000 policymakers, businesses and thought leaders to discuss how organisations can effectively translate goals into business strategy and policy innovation, to create a sustainable future.


Chaired by The Economist Group's editors, Sustainability Week Asia features senior expert speakers including:

  • Angus Taylor, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Australia
  • Airlangga Hartarto, Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia
  • Juti Krairiksh, Minister of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand
  • Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general, United Nations
  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, executive secretary, UNESCAP
  • Ken O'Flaherty, regional ambassador for Asia-Pacific and South Asia, COP26
  • Christophe Bahuet, deputy regional director for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Satvinder Singh, deputy secretary-general for ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Secretariat
  • Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, executive director, APEC Secretariat
  • Allinnettes Adigue, head, ASEAN regional hub, Global Reporting Initiative
  • Noppadol Dej-Udom, chief sustainability officer, Charoen Pokphand Group
  • Amita Chaudhury, group head of sustainability, AIA
  • Benjamin E. Diokno, governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Briony Eales, judicial capacity-building team leader, environmental and climate-change law, Asian Development Bank
  • Carola Richter, president, Asia-Pacific, BASF
  • Claudia Lorenzo, president, ASEAN and South Pacific, Coca-Cola Company
  • Darian McBain, chief sustainability officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • and many more

View the latest agenda.

Sustainability Week Asia is supported by Avery Dennison, Schroders, Cushman & Wakefield, Golden Agri-Resources, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Standard Chartered, Black & Veatch, Fidelity International, Invesco, LIXIL, Sime Darby Plantation, S&P Global, McKinsey & Company and FactSet


Free places to attend Sustainability Week Asia are available now. For online registration and event details, please visit the website:

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About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison is a global business-to-business company with locations in over 50 countries and employs more than 32,000 people worldwide.


The company's products include pressure-sensitive materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of tickets, tags, labels and other converted products. Avery Dennison designs and manufactures a wide variety of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital and improve customers' product performance.


Avery Dennison leads in serving a vast array of global markets worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive.


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About Schroders

Schroders is a global active investment manager responsible for US$967.5 billion* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns.


As a global business with over 5,500 talented staff across 37 locations, we are able to stay close to our clients and understand their needs. We have over 200 years of experience in investment and innovation and remain committed to creating a better future by investing responsibly for our clients.


By combining our commitment to active management and focus on sustainability, our strategic capabilities are designed to deliver positive outcomes for our clients.


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About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm with over 50,000 employees in 60 countries, delivering exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Its facilities and engineering arm, C&W Services, offers integrated facilities management, engineering solutions, energy management strategies, and innovative facilities management technology.


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About Golden Agri-Resources

Golden Agri-Resources is the world's second-largest palm-based agribusinesses. We manage nearly half a million hectares of palm oil plantations, including smallholder farmers, across Indonesia. Our vertically integrated business works from seeds to shelf, with a refining capacity that allows us to produce specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel to feed and fuel the world.


Sustainability is an essential part of our business and we are guided by our GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP). The GSEP is the roadmap we share with our employees, smallholders, suppliers, and customers as we work together to realise GAR's vision of a sustainable palm oil industry.


We believe that farming palm oil is an effective way to create jobs and alleviate poverty, and provides opportunities for communities to secure a better livelihood for themselves. As one of the largest plantation companies in Indonesia, operating largely in rural and remote areas, we not only play an active role in the well-being of our employees, but also in the wider communities where we operate.


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About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

A leading industrial firm, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is finding new, simpler and sustainable ways to power cities, improve infrastructure, innovate manufacturing and connect people and ideas around the globe with ever-increasing speed and efficiency. We channel big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward.


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About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world's most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.


Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.


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About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our management consulting team transforms and guides organizations through the energy transition while also advising financial institutions on transactions that fund the infrastructure that make the transition possible and sustainable. Follow us on and on social media.


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About Fidelity International

Fidelity International provides world class investment solutions and retirement expertise to institutions, individuals and their advisors—to help our clients build better futures for themselves and generations to come. As a family and management-owned company, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Helping clients to save for retirement and other long-term investing objectives has been at the core of our business for over 50 years.


We believe that investing in companies with high standards of corporate responsibility can enhance and protect investment returns for our clients. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues form an integral part of our investment decision-making process. Our rigorous research approach and the use of our forward-looking proprietary ratings system ensure we gain a deep understanding of ESG issues at a company level before they escalate and potentially threaten the value of our clients' investments.


As stewards, we play an important role in improving the governance of companies in which we invest. We engage directly with companies to promote good governance and sustainable corporate practices, including having robust climate governance in place. We also aim at driving behavioural change by voting against companies that do not meet our corporate governance requirements, when necessary.


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About Invesco

Invesco is an independent investment management firm managing US$1.610.9 trillion* of assets globally with an on-the-ground presence in more than 20 markets. Invesco offers a multi-style, multi-product approach, allowing our clients to choose what they need and to diversify their investments. This is especially important as we face increasingly complex challenges in our world.


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LIXIL (TSE Code 5938) makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and TOSTEM. Approximately 55,000 colleagues operating in more than 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.


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About Sime Darby Plantation

Sime Darby Plantation is the world's largest producer of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a production of 2.097 million MT (as of 31 December 2020).


As a fully integrated global plantation company, SDP is involved in various activities along the full spectrum of the palm oil value chain, including upstream and downstream operations, Research & Development, renewables as well as agri-business. Its upstream operations are spread across Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Its downstream business, also known as Sime Darby Oils, spans 14 countries worldwide and involves the trading, manufacturing, as well as the sales and marketing of refined oils and fats products, oleochemicals, palm oil-based biodiesel, nutraceuticals and other palm oil derivatives.


With a workforce of about 83,000 employees and a strong focus on operational excellence, research, innovation and sustainability, Sime Darby Plantation is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia.


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About S&P Global

S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, offering ESG solutions, deep data and insights on critical economic, market and business factors. We've been providing essential intelligence that unlocks opportunity, fosters growth and accelerates progress for more than 160 years. Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.


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About McKinsey & Company

We help organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create the change that matters most to them.

From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with our clients to transform their organizations, embed technology into everything they do, and build enduring capabilities.


With exceptional people in 65 countries, we combine global expertise and local insight to help you turn your ambitious goals into reality.


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About FactSet

FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior content, analytics, and flexible technology to help more than 162,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We give investment professionals the edge to outperform with informed insights, workflow solutions across the portfolio lifecycle, and industry-leading support from dedicated specialists. We're proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions, with the distinction of having been recently added to the S&P 500, and repeatedly scored 100 by the Human Rights Campaign® Corporate Equality Index for our LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices.


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