Forum on Corporate Sustainability Features Local Malaysian Corporate Leaders and Innovative Business Solutions

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Corporate Leadership: The Battle of the Big Ideas for Sustainability” - April 22nd, 2015 White Box, MAP Publika

March 4th, 2015, Kuala Lumpur – Local environmental NGO, EcoKnights, is organizing a forum and panel discussion called “Corporate Leadership: The Battle of the Big Ideas for Sustainability” on April 22nd, in conjunction with the global Earth Day celebrations which falls on the same day.

The forum and panel discussion is aimed to attract top management officers of small medium enterprises (SMEs), startup companies and also social enterprises, academicians, civil society as well as government organizations.

Featuring five top advocates of sustainability from various industries, the forum and panel discussion aims to inspire the audience to adopt sustainability initiatives, and at the same time, aims to share personal stories, organizational innovations and the cost-benefit of adopting sustainable initiatives or policies in one’s company.

Among the corporate leaders that are part of the panel in this forum are Michael Cho, Managing Director of Sage Software Sdn Bhd; Mohamad Faisal Ahmad Fadzil, Managing Director of Tanamera Tropical Spa Products, Serina Hijjas, Director at Hijjas Architects + Planners, Anthony Wong, Managing Director of Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa Hotel, and Philip Ling, Principal of the Corporate Responsibility department of Digi Telecommunications.

“The forum and panel discussion is part of EcoKnights’ new campaign called “Sustainability in Business”. We hope that a platform such as this, organized by an NGO, can be the catalyst to more industry and government agencies to pay attention to the logic of sustainability, whether it’s from a cost-benefit analysis, or because it’s a great marketing and branding position to take in today’s consumer-driven market,” said Yasmin Rasyid, president of EcoKnights.

EcoKnights’ mission in this effort is to highlight innovative programs and best practices in sustainability by corporations in Malaysia and to promote sustainability and sustainable business approaches as a key strategy in addressing public needs and problems, to showcase corporate standards on CSR as strategy, and to build a network of sustainability practitioners in Malaysia.

The forum and panel discussion will be held at the White Box, MAP Publika on April 22nd 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is required and an online registration fee of RM50 will guarantee the participant a seat, however registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only 100 seats are available for this forum and panel discussion.

Registration can be done via the website here: http://www.ecoknights.org.my/news/latest-news/86-corporate-leadership-forum

For more information on EcoKnights, or the forum, please visit www.ecoknights.org.my or contact EcoKnights at info@ecoknights.org.my

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