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.
As the world is grappling with the increasingly pressing challenges posed by climate change and environmental degradation, transitioning to a sustainable future has become an urgent priority. Governments, organizations, and financial institutions are recognizing the need to shift towards sustainable practices and allocate resources towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate-related risks. In this context, two prominent frameworks have been developed to guide organizations in their transition towards a sustainable future – the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). The transition requires organizations to navigate both the TCFD and TNFD frameworks. These frameworks provide a roadmap for organizations to assess, disclose, and manage climate-related and nature-related risks. By adhering to these frameworks, organizations can better understand their exposure to environmental risks, identify opportunities for sustainable growth, and align their strategies with the global movement towards sustainability.
However, making this transition is arduous and complex. Organizations often face difficulties in identifying and measuring these risks, integrating them into their existing financial and risk management systems, and effectively communicating them to stakeholders. Moreover, the effective implementation of these frameworks requires collaboration across various sectors - including finance, business, government, and civil society. To navigate the TCFD and TNFD frameworks successfully, organizations need a comprehensive understanding of the frameworks, the ability to assess their environmental risks and opportunities, and the capacity to integrate sustainability into their core strategies and operations. Collaboration among stakeholders and access to relevant data and tools are also crucial for a smooth and effective transition to a sustainable future.
In this webinar, we will be hearing from the panel experts who will be sharing their experiences and insights in navigating TCFD and TNFD Frameworks. This aims to introduce new concepts and initiate the discussion in developing better adaptive mechanisms for businesses. This virtual event will benefit the BSD Member Companies to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and have the networking opportunity to connect with thought leaders.
October 27, 2023
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Welcoming - Housekeeping & Reminders
1:35 PM - 1:40 PM
1:40 PM - 1:50 PM
Introduction of the Webinar Topic
1:50 PM - 1:55 PM
Introduction of Panel Speakers
1:55 PM - 2:15 PM
First Speaker Presentation - Business for Nature
Prior to joining Business for Nature, Pallavi worked for several years with the Delegation of the European Union to India where she focused on international trade policy research and advocacy. She also served as a Trade Policy Advisor to the British High Commission, New Delhi. In addition, Pallavi has worked as a researcher with premier Indian think tanks, including the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). She holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK.
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
Second Speaker Presentation - WTW
Christopher leads the Climate and Resilience Hub for Asia-Pacific,focusing on climate risk quantification and management throughadvisory, transactional, and implementational services.
Christopher joined WTW in 2018. He holds a PhD in Insurance Regulation and Policy, and an MSc in Environmental Policy from Imperial College London, and a BA in Geography from University College London. He also holds a Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management.
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM
Third Speaker Presentation - Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Jonas Marie Dumdum is a Consultant under the Industry Solutions Consulting (ISC) sector of Nomura Research Institute Singapore Pte Ltd Manila Branch, and is one of the lead consultants of the NRI Manila Sustainability Service. He is a cohost of the Sustainarumble! Podcast, the first podcast in the Philippines that talks about issues on sustainable development in the country which started in May 2020. He also is Sustainarumble's permanent representative to the Stakeholders' Chamber for the SDGs by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). He is also a Corporate Secretary of Sustainable PH, Inc., a nongovernment organization promoting the causes of sustainability in the Philippines. He is the recipient of the 2022 Sustainability Unplugged Award under the Corporate Sustainability Practitioners Category.
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 3:55 PM
Advocacy and Asia Lead at Business for Nature
Director, Climate and Resilience Hub of WTW (Asia Pacific)
Jonas Marie Dumdum
Consultant, Industry Solutions Consulting (ISC) at Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Singapore Pte. Ltd.