Business for Sustainable Development (BSD) is a non-profit industry association that provides platforms for companies to work together in addressing key societal challenges that impact business. In line with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), BSD also engages with individual corporations through advisory services in sustainability reporting, strategy and roadmap, impact assessment, and project implementation.
The rise of modernization across the globe is undeniably beneficial to the economy of a country. These advancements include technology that can enhance the ESG Reporting of a company. ESG or Environmental, Social, and Governance reporting is the process of communicating a company's sustainability performance, as well as its adherence to ethical standards to its stakeholders. It is a crucial way of promoting transparency and improving business practices, contributing significantly to sustainable development. ESG reporting is gaining traction worldwide as more and more corporations are recognizing the importance of building sustainable businesses and reducing their carbon footprint. The European Union is leading the way, but several emerging markets, including the Philippines, are also making significant strides in ESG reporting. The Philippines has a large Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing industry, and it is continuously investing in digital infrastructure, such as the National Broadband Plan. This development has helped businesses to automate ESG reporting and quickly respond to changing sustainability norms worldwide. Moreover, various cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence support ESG frameworks' implementation, thus making it easier to track, record and analyze sustainability data, which is critical for effective reporting.
In this webinar, we will be hearing from the private sectors and an international business organization to understand how we can leverage technology in improving ESG Reports. This aims to initiate discussion and collaboration between stakeholders from different industries. This virtual event will feature experts from the private sectors who have mastered the application of innovation in their company and how this showed evident positive impacts to their reporting system and lastly a business organization focused on sustainability solutions, campaigns and an association of the business community.
July 5, 2023
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
1:35 PM - 1:45 PM
Introduction of the Webinar Topic
An introduction to the webinar topic, which will be led by Arch. Felino "Jun" Palafox Jr.
1:45 PM - 1:50 PM
Introduction of Panel Speakers
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
First Speaker Presentation - Nickel Asia Corporation
Mr. Angelo Valencia is the Chairman of the Board Risk Oversight Committee and a member of the Related Party Transactions, Audit, and Nominations Committees of the Board. He is likewise an Independent Director of GR Bank, Inc., Country Bankers Life and Non-Life Corporations. In these regulated public companies, he is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Valencia is Presidential Adviser on Food Security, Education, and Environmental Stewardship of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Second Speaker Presentation - Komunidad Global
Jed Llanes is a Sustainability Professional with over a decade of experience in implementing and developing ESG and Sustainability practices in the Philippines, Singapore, United States of America and Canada.
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Third Speaker Presentation - World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Nicolas Duvoisin Zanchi is a senior associate at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), with a background in business management and strategy. With four years of experience at WBCSD, Nicolas initially worked in the chemical sectorial project, focusing on portfolio sustainability assessment. He then moved to the Climate Imperative program and contributed to the setting up of PACT.
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Fourth Speaker Presentation - Ecomove
Ms. Joy Fayloga is the CEO and Co-founder of Ecomove, a startup that provides sustainable courier services to businesses and individuals.
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM
Arch. Felino Palafox Jr.
Founder & Managing Partner of Palafox Associates
Mr. Angelo Raymundo Valencia
Independent Director of Nickel Asia Corporation
Mr. Jed Llanes
Director of ESG & Sustainability at Komunidad Global Services & Operations Philippines Inc.
Mr. Nicolas Zanchi
Senior Associate, Climate Action at World Business Council for Sustainable Development