CIMB’s The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit Returns With Series Of Presentations, Masterclasses
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CIMB Group Holdings is back once more with The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit, this time with the theme “Facilitating a Just Transition”. Set to take place between 20 to 24 September 2022, the summit will bring together various stakeholders – including industry experts, policymakers, and global citizens – to discuss the challenges and solutions to a sustainable future.

Specifically, this year’s summit seeks to reflect on the global efforts that have been carried out thus far on climate change and other relevant areas following the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26) that took place in Glasgow. It also aims to enable participants to look for climate solutions and social development blueprints that are more inclusive and just for all stakeholders. 

The hybrid summit will be held at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, and also broadcasted virtually for local and global audiences. Free and open to all, you can register to attend the summit in-person or online to access a series of programmes, including presentations by notable speakers across ASEAN, online masterclasses by industry experts, and experiential learning. 

Spread over five days, these are the programmes lined up for the participants of the summit, along with the registration methods:

DateProgrammeOverviewRegistration method
20 – 21 September 2022Hybrid Conference: Facilitating a Just TransitionA series of dialogues with industry leaders and experts on the challenges and actions that can be adopted to transition to a sustainable futureRegister here to participate in the conference in-person or online
21 – 22 September 2022Closing the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Finance GapA platform to connect corporates, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and non-profit organisations (NGOs) with potential funding partners to support their sustainability agenda By invitation only
22 September 2022Online MasterclassesSix masterclasses by industry experts to provide insights, practical tools, and tips to manage social and environmental issuesAll summit participants are automatically registered; no separate registration is needed 
23 – 24 September 2022Regional Experiential LearningAn engagement with change makers within ASEAN to offer participants hands-on experience in community activities and environmental projectsRegistration is required as spaces are limited

Some distinguished figures who will be speaking at the summit include Malaysia’s Minister of Finance, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz; Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, H.E. Sri Mulyani Indrawati; and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, H.E. Karima El Korri.

“Through The Cooler Earth’s theme of ‘Facilitating a Just Transition’ this year, we hope to highlight how we can together ensure that the urgent shift towards a low-carbon economy is also fair and inclusive for all stakeholders, leaving no one behind as we strive towards long-term resilience,” said Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad, the group chief executive officer of CIMB Group.

“Sustainability is a strategic priority for CIMB, and as a responsible financial intermediary, we are committed to driving positive impacts not only within the Group but also across the region,” Dato’ Abdul Rahman further said, noting that ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has become a pertinent consideration among all parties given the climate change, global pandemic, among other risks. 

Those who wish to participate in The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit may click on this link to register their participation and obtain the full details of the summit. 

(Source: CIMB [1, 2]) 

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