Elevating ESG as Organisation Leaders
A Singapore Leaders Network Event on ESG, Sustainability, and more
About The Event
As the world rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, the global narrative has pivoted towards achieving a “green” recovery. Hence, ESG and especially sustainability are increasingly becoming essential to organisations in order to succeed and thrive. Organisations, both local and global, play a pivotal role in building the workforce of tomorrow, from moulding a climate-literate society to developing innovative solutions for addressing pressing ESG challenges.
Join us to:
Understand and appreciate the nature of ESG-related risks that organisations can encounter
Gain concrete ideas of how leaders can take actionable steps to move forward sustainability issues in the ESG landscape
Limited seats available - Register now to secure your seat!
Registration Deadline for Event: Friday, 24th February 2023
Please note that this is an in-person event that aims to be as inclusive as possible. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in the event, please let us know in the registration form below.
Date: Tuesday, 28th February 2023
5:00 - 5:15pm
Arrivals and Registration
Combined Rooms (Blue Sky), Level 3 @ Catapult
1 Rochester Park, #02-01 Rochester Commons, Singapore 139212
5:15 - 6:15pm
Interactive Panel Workshop with Veron Wong, Praveen Tekchandani, and Professor Roy Ling
6:15 - 7:00pm
Closing and Networking
About the Singapore Leaders Network
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the Singapore Leaders Network aspires to help advance the social capital of Singaporean corporate leaders who can support one another on their professional and personal leadership journeys - whilst cultivating a vibrant and robust community. This is achieved through large scale in-person events, smaller business networking sessions on various topics of interest, as well as an online LinkedIn community.
Veron is the Enterprise Risk leader in EY SG Consulting and key client servicing leader for the Government and Public Healthcare sector in Singapore. As a thought leader in the risk and governance space, Veron has also conducted sessions with business leaders and practitioners on ways to evolve their Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs to achieve greater value, such as integrating sustainability considerations.
Veron has led many ERM implementation projects for first adopters, and has assisted other organisations with existing ERM programs in adopting advanced techniques to further their maturity in various sectors (i.e. considerations in risks for ESG).
Veron has been a speaker and panellist for ESG-related seminars and webinars for organisations, sharing perspectives on how she adopted the ESG developments in her engagements with clients and prospects. She has also conducted seminars and training on risk management practices for corporations of different sizes and sector. She is also part of the EY team who partnered with ISCA to develop their ERM learning module for their members.
Veron also has international experience leading large-scale projects with a high degree of complexity for major clients across Asia, Oceania, Europe and US, prior to joining EY in areas of risk management and process improvement.
Apart from her role in EY, Veron has other areas of appointments and related engagements, including: Core member of the EY partnership leading EY Government and Public Sector; Board member of ISCA Membership Growth and Engagement Committee; Key lead partner for many engagements in the government and public sector including MOH, AIC, HPB, MOHH etc.; Co-developed nominating committee guide for Charities and IPCs with NVPC, SGX Diversity Committee, SID, and MCCY.
Praveen is the Deputy Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader for EY SG and helps clients provide advisory or assurance service in the field of Sustainability. He has carried out assignments for various clients spanning MNCs, government, statutory boards, MDBs, private companies, and not-for-profits across Asia-Pacific. He has helped clients develop Net Zero strategy for global operations and supported in the operationalisation of strategies as well.
Praveen led the project to support the National Environmental Agency (NEA) in developing a measurement and reporting framework for Carbon Tax and is now a qualified Carbon Tax lead assessor by NEA.
Praveen has worked with multiple clients to support them in the journey of wider ESG framework and disclosure to help meet SGX listing requirements. He has support multiple financial institutions to integrate environmental and climate risk as a part of their Enterprise Risk Management framework, helping them comply with MAS Environmental Risk Management Guidelines.
Praveen has also been awarded Enterprise Singapore Merit Award for his significant contribution in the space of sustainability.
Apart from his role in EY, Praveen has other areas of appointments, including: Member of the Expert Board Panel on Carbon Pricing for appeals at the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE); Member of National GHG and Product lifecycle workgroup at Enterprise Singapore; Member of National Green Finance at Enterprise Singapore.
Professor Roy Ling
Professor Roy Ling is the CEO & Founder of FollowTrade. Concurrently, he is also an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the SKEMA Business School, an Academic Programme Director at SMU Academy, and an Independent Board Director on several listed companies in Asia.
Prof. Ling is a seasoned veteran with more than 20 years in investment banking with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and Salomon Smith Barney. His expertise is in digital finance, sustainable investing, and Asia real estate, and he has completed some of the highest-profile advisory and capital market transactions in the region.
Prof. Ling is also a distinguished board director with more than 16 years of corporate governance experience across Asia. He was honoured as the Real Estate Executive of the Year 2016 by Singapore Business Review, and as one of 20 Rising Stars in Real Estate 2008 by Institutional Investor.
Prof. Ling graduated from INSEAD with a Global EMBA and from the National University of Singapore with a BBA (Hons).