Environmental NGO EcoKnights hosts first series of a Corporate Leadership Forum to discuss prevalent issues on sustainability and adoption challenges in businesses today.

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February 17th, 2015, Kuala Lumpur -- Michael Cho, Managing Director of Sage Software Sdn Bhd, and Anthony Wong, Managing Director of Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa Hotel, are some of the leading industry advocates of sustainability who will be participating as speakers in a forum and panel discussion with representatives of the business community on "Corporate Leadership – Battle of the Big Ideas for Sustainability".

Organized by not-for-profit environmental NGO, EcoKnights, the forum and panel discussion addresses sustainability challenges facing the business industry, highlights emerging solutions and discusses the sustainable business outlook for the future. The speakers will also discuss current challenges and explore ways to improve sustainable business practices across its value chain.

The forum and panel discussion is held in conjunction with the global Earth Day celebrations which falls on April 22nd, 2015. The forum is open to anyone who wants to attend and will be held at the White Box, MAP Publika, Solaris Mon Kiara from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is required and seats are limited to only 100 participants. Registration is through a RM50 donation to support EcoKnights efforts in promoting sustainability for Malaysians.

“This is the right time to organize such forums and discussions and EcoKnights is happy to be initiating this with the business communities as one way to foster better understanding and adoption of sustainable efforts,” said Yasmin Rasyid, president of EcoKnights.

“This is the first series of many forums and panel discussions planned for this year and is part of our 2015 new campaign called “Sustainability in Businesses”. We are looking for partners who are keen to be in this bandwagon to be the catalyst to ignite more sustainable mindsets among corporate leaders, and top management, to view sustainability as a cost-effective, sensible and value-added path to adopt. Thus, I hope this first of many series will see more Malaysian corporate brands coming forward to work with EcoKnights on this. We aim to work closely with the industry to produce a booklet that highlights case studies and useful guidelines to help businesses adopt sustainable measures and operate sustainably”, added Yasmin.

Yasmin will be hosting the forum and panel discussion where she will steer the participants to discuss challenges, strategies and solutions for a sustainable future. She added that Malaysia should be seriously looking at building businesses with socially conscious frameworks, and this includes balancing corporate profitability with environmental protection and business viability. To include social responsibility in the corporate environment, companies have to value add by incorporating innovation, improving and enhancing green technologies.

Anyone can participate and register for the forum and panel discussion however seats are limited to only 100 pax so early registration is encouraged.

To register, click this link.

For more information, please contact EcoKnights at 03-7731-8361. 

Corporate Leadership Forum Agenda

Time Agenda
8.30 – 8.45 am Registration  + Tea/Coffee
9.05 am Opening remarks by Pn Yasmin Rasyid, President of EcoKnights
Introduction of facilitator, Giorgio Catucci
Introduction of Format of Forum and Panel Discussion
9.20 am

Presentation by:

  1. Faisal Fadzil, Managing Director of Tanamera Tropical Spa Products
  2. Serina Hijjas, Director, Hijjas Architects + Planners
  3. Anthony Wong, Managing Director of Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa Hotel
  4. Michael Cho, Managing Director, Sage Software Sdn Bhd
  5. Philip Ling, Principal, Corporate Responsibility, Digi Telecommunications


10.45 am Panel discussion
12.00 pm Summary + Way Forward
1.00 pm END

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