Opportunities for Responsible Businesses of Tomorrow | Digital Roundtable
1. Thomas Thomas, CEO, ASEAN CSR Network
2. Esther Wee, President, IIPCC Singapore
3. Stuart Tan, CEO, Zero1
Tay Kok Chin, Chairman, Smart Cities Network & ASEAN Leader, Smart Cities Council
The global COVID-19 pandemic has been such a major disruptive force globally that it has effected changes in government policies, expedited the demise and rise of industries, and forced changes in our way of lives.
With stimulus packages costing billions (and trillions) of dollars by various governments to help the people during this period, it is imperative for the business communities to act responsibly and overcome the challenges.
Participants of this Digital Roundtable will hear the various opportunities for the business communities to act responsibly and how they could leverage the stimulus packages to tide through the pandemic with innovations and technologies.
Complimentary ZOOM Webinar
Tay Kok Chin
Smart Cities Network
Kok Chin (morderator of this roundtable) is Chairman of the Smart Cities Network. He is also the ASEAN leader of US-based Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest network of smart cities ecosystem stakeholders.
Kok Chin has led Smart Cities workshop for Sarawak State Government, Semarang, Jakarta and the Philippines government, with strategic MOU partnerships for inclusive and Sustainable Smart Cities globally. In his last corporate role, he was ASEAN leader for the IBM Smarter Planet and Smart Building Global Alliances and project managed the Smart Cities Challenge for Singapore 2012.
ASEAN CSR Network
Thomas Thomas is the CEO of the ASEAN CSR Network, a network of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) networks in ASEAN. Thomas is also an Honorary Professor of CSR with the Nottingham University Business School, UK; member of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific’s Business Advisory Council; and the lead of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights study team on CSR and Human Rights in ASEAN.
Thomas was the founding Executive Director of the Singapore Compact for CSR, the national CSR society in Singapore and had co-chaired the National Tripartite Initiative for CSR that formed Singapore Compact. He was the Singapore focal point for UN Global Compact. He was also involved in developing as an Expert and the Chair’s Advisory Group (CAG) for the ISO26000 international guidance standard on social responsibility. Thomas had been active with trade unions, co-operatives, the consumer movement and social enterprises. He was also a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore.