Top flight speakers announced for SharingValueAsia forum

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PublicAffairsAsia has announced a top-flight roster of speakers for the 2013 SharingValueAsia forum that takes place in Singapore on October 23, 2013.

High-level speakers include Dr Noeleen Heyzer, UNESCAP’s Under Secretary General and executive director. Delegates will also hear from Unilever’s regional Executive Vice President, Peter Ker Tulve, and Fleishman-Hillard’s Kris Balderston, who masterminded Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department push for global public-private partnership.

Also participating are senior executives from ActionAid, CARE International, Conservation International, Control Risks, Diageo, Food Industry Asia, Golden Agri-Resources, KKR, McKinsey & Company, PepsiCo, Save the Children, Syngenta, WATATAWA, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum.

Commenting, PublicAffairsAsia’s Vice President, Mark O’Brien said: “As the Asian century builds momentum global business and strategy is changing. Corporate engagement is fast evolving, shifting from philanthropy to profit-driven and sustainable partnerships. SharingValueAsia is a vitally important forum designed to demonstrate how integral sustainability and the principles of shared value are to all successful modern business models.”

Convening over 120 senior executives SharingValueAsia is dedicated to examining how sustainable development and future growth in Asia will be driven by tripartite partnerships between corporations, governments and civil society. The event is produced by PublicAffairsAsia and supported by sponsors Golden Agri-Resources, KKR, Food Industry Asia and WATATAWA. Partner groups include AmCham Singapore and EuroCham Singapore and a wide range of not-for-profit groups including World Vision with the Asian Football Confederation.

The event comes as business models evolve in response to the realisation that delivering lasting growth, sustainable development and tackling inequality cannot be pursued in isolation. The complexities of the global economy and 21st century society require the collaboration of all stakeholders and the forum will provide a platform for debate among business, NGO and government stakeholders.

PublicAffairsAsia says 2013  SharingValueAsia Forum will examine how corporations, governments and civil society can answer these demands through strategic public-private partnership and enhanced corporate citizenship.

Drawing on ongoing programmes and activities that are shaping the region’s fast-evolving corporate engagement strategies, the full day conference will deliver insight from Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, governments, development and civil society organisations.

SharingValueAsia will bring together senior practitioners from corporations, NGOs and government agencies for frank and forward-looking discussions about corporate-led partnership in Asia Pacific. Numbers are restricted to ensure interactivity and unrivalled networking among those charged with delivering Asia’s next chapter of growth and advancement.

Seats at this exclusive conference are now on sale from US$795 (government and NGO) and US$975 (corporate) and can be booked via

Selected Partner Statements:

“Responsible investment requires constructive engagement with stakeholders and informed decision making from thought leaders. Building on our Environmental, Social, and Governance programmes, which have delivered more than $644 million in cost savings and added revenue since 2008 across our portfolio companies globally all while avoiding greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water use, KKR is proud to partner with PublicAffairsAsia, which will deliver relevant and valuable perspectives through SharingValueAsia.”
Steve Okun, Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, KKR.

“FIA is pleased to support this valuable forum, which brings together an impressive mix of thought-leaders and experts to share insights and experiences of value-add partnerships in Asia and beyond. PublicAffairsAsia’s annual conference has earned its place as the premier forum for exploring the next generation of successful partnerships and engagement strategies in Asia.”
Bev Postma, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia

“This year’s theme — Sharing Value — is more than a worthy notion of corporate philanthropy or CSR by another name; at WATATAWA we believe the principle of Sharing Value leads to superior business performance and effective stakeholder engagement.  Integrated into the business model, it can drive innovation, inspire employees, impress customers and deliver enhanced business and financial performance. We are proud to support this timely and topical forum.”
Bill Rylance, CEO, WATATAWA

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary, UNESCAP
Ruby Shang, Director, Asia Initiative, The Clinton Foundation
Simon Badcock, Chief of Party, Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP), Conservation International
Dane Chamorro, Director, Asia Pacific, at Control Risks
Richard Burn, Corporate Relations Director, Asia Pacific at Diageo
Pushpanathan Sundrum, Managing Director, EAS and former Deputy Secretary General, ASEAN
Kris Balderston, General Manager, Washington, Fleishman Hillard
Bev Postma, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia
Ann Lavin, Director, Policy, Google, Asia Pacific
Joe Bae, Managing Partner, andSteve Okun, Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, KKR
Penny Burt, Head of Public Affairs and External Relations SE Asia, McKinsey & Company
Layton Croft, Vice President, International Government Relations Asia, Peabody Energy
Peter Ker Tulve, Executive Vice President, South East Asia and Australasia, Unilever
Professor Ann Florini, Professor of Public Policy, Singapore Management University
Nick Finney, Humanitarian Director Asia, Save the Children
Terence Lyons, Managing Director, The Stakeholder Company
Andrew McConville, Head of Corporate Affairs, Syngenta Asia Pacific
Bill Rylance, CEO, WATATAWA

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