5th September 2023 - 3 min read
CIMB Group Holdings will once again be hosting its annual flagship event, The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit, set to take place next week from 11 to 21 September 2023. As the fifth instalment, this upcoming occasion carries the theme “Sustainability in Action: Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow” and will be made accessible for free to all individuals.
In its statement, the bank said that this year’s Summit will include a range of activities to connect businesses with key players and experts from various segments, allowing business owners to better grasp the opportunities that may arise from the current shift towards a green economy. Among other things, participants will be able to join a curated series of keynote presentations, panel discussions, masterclasses, and networking events with exclusive in-person client access across the ASEAN region (aside from Malaysia, other countries that are also participating in this event include Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia).
In addition to these, there is also a series of on-ground experiential learning that will bring participants to locations such as the Setiu Wetlands (Terengganu), Kampung Kolosunan (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah), City Sprouts Urban Farm (Singapore), and SchneiTec Solar Power (Cambodia). Specifically, these visits will enable participants to explore relevant topics such as the latest agricultural technologies and renewable energy. In turn, it will offer practical guidance on how businesses can navigate specific circumstances, such as supply chain and regulatory developments.
Meanwhile, distinguished guests who will be speaking at the event include Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry (MITI), Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz; chief executive officer of Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan; and president of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn. Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Jared Diamond and world-renowned explorer Sir Robert Swan, too, will be sharing some words.
“The Cooler Earth Summit this year will underscore how businesses of all scales can tap into opportunities within the rapidly evolving economic landscape, as part of the accelerating shift towards sustainable economies. The creation of a more resilient, low-carbon, and inclusive economies will require collaborative action and innovative solutions from all stakeholders, and we hope to highlight how businesses can stay ahead of the curve and position themselves at the forefront of this swift and inevitable transition,” said the group chief executive officer of CIMB Group, Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad.
If you’re interested in checking out CIMB’s Cooler Earth Summit 2023, head on over to the dedicated website here, where you can also proceed to register your participation for the event. The Summit will also be broadcasted virtually so that it can include a wider audience from the ASEAN region.
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