Ecoknights To Celebrate Earth Day With Sustainability Forum Targeted For SMEs

Sage Software Managing Director, Michael ChoSage Software Managing Director, Michael Cho

Sage Software To Speak On Building A Sustainable Business

Kuala Lumpur, 20 March 2015 – In observation of Earth Day, EcoKnights, Malaysia’s home grown not-for-profit environmental organisation, will host a forum on building a sustainable business. The forum themed, ‘Corporate Leadership: Battle of the Big Ideas For Sustainability’ will be held on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, at Whitebox, MAP Publika in Solaris Dutamas, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, and will feature five key industry leaders who have implemented sustainable practices in their business.

Participants will hear from Sage Software Managing Director, Michael Cho; Hijjas Kasturi Associates, Director, Serina Hijjas; The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa Hotel, Managing Director, Anthony Wong; Digi Telecommunications, Corporate Responsibility Principal, Philip Ling and, Tanamera Tropical Spa Products, Managing Director, Faisal Fadzil.

“The forum and panel discussion is a demonstration on how some industry leaders have become advocates of sustainability. The passionate speakers who will be featured will share their insights on how they have taken both small and large steps to implement environmental initiatives. EcoKnights is constantly on the lookout for ideas that will aid the rapid transition to a safer climate and sustainable society. We believe that corporations, even those in the Small-Medium Industries, can lead the way with their cutting-edge ideas,” said EcoKnights’ President and Founder, Yasmin Rasyid.

In addition to ideas, the panel discussion will also discuss challenges, innovative strategies and practical solutions for a sustainable future in the corporate arena.

Sage Software, a leading supplier of business management software with a customer base of over 500,000 users, will share how it adopted a change in packaging and product form as part of its sustainable strategy.

Cho said, “We are excited to be sharing our story with other industry leaders. Our database of customers is primarily made up of Small-Medium Enterprises. We believe that it is entirely possible for SMEs to take small, simple steps towards building a sustainable business. By participating in EcoKnight’s Corporate Leadership forum, we hope to bring that message out to the marketplace.”

The forum is open to all and would be most beneficial for entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.

For more information on the Corporate Leadership Forum, call EcoKnights at 03-7731 8361 or visit http://ecoknights.org.my/. To register with a donation of RM50 only, log on to www.ecoknights.org.my/CLF. The forum is limited to 100 pax only.

About EcoKnights

EcoKnights is a local non-profit environmental organisation that focuses on environmental education and outreach programmes for youths and communities. The official website is www.ecoknights.org.my. In the last eight years since it was established, EcoKnights has consistently worked with both government and corporate agencies in development community and school engagement programmes related to the environment.

About The Sage Group PLC

We provide small and medium sized organisations, and mid-market companies with a range of easy-to-use, secure and efficient business management software and services - from accounting, HR and payroll, to payments, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management. Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has millions of customers and circa 13,000 employees in 23 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit www.sage.com.

About Sage Software Sdn Bhd

Sage Software’s Malaysian outfit was established in 1988. Since then it has grown to have a customer base of over 500,000 users. Based in Kuala Lumpur, the accounting software and services provider is staffed by over 80 employees.

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