Programme

  • Day 1

    21 May 2022, Saturday

  • 09:10 - 09:25

  • 09:25 - 10:10

  • 10:20 - 11:10
    The panel discussion will be discussing various sub-themes under supporting and strengthening climate innovations through finance and economic strategies.

  • 11:20 - 11:55
    This session will explore the antithesis of the forum theme- can innovation and sustainability be at odds with each other? It considers that some of our ambitious innovative pursuits may come at the expense of sustainability, such as the high carbon footprint and environmental and social impacts of novel technologies or the resources needed for them.

  • 11:20 - 11:55
    Sustainability-related innovative tech is rapidly developing along with the urgency of climate change. Spanning from Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to waste man-agement to restructuring how we interact with our food systems; how can innova-tive technologies accelerate our transition to an effectively greener world?

  • 11:55 - 12:30
    In recent years, the concept of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) have been introduced/ emphasised to both companies and individuals. How do the ESG analyses impact our daily lives, what should we look out for and is there really a tradeoff between investing sustainably and reduction in financial returns?

  • 11:55 - 12:30
    Data and analytics are important tools for making decisions. Data helps us understand existing and upcoming trends, and provides valuable information about the world around us. As the world becomes increasingly digital, how can we use data for good - to promote a cleaner, more equitable, and more sustainable world?

  • Day 2

    22 May 2022, Sunday

  • 09:15 - 10:15

  • 10:25 - 11:10
    As innovation changes jobs and industries, stakeholders are increasingly conscious of maintaining workplace inclusivity to ensure that everyone is able to play a part in the workforce. There are many benefits in workplace inclusivity; it encourages a culture of innovation within the workforce and pushes for a positive mindset & systemic change within a company. Sub-themes such as gender equality, board diversity, fair employment and inclusion of local (often marginalised) communities are essential and critical if we wish to achieve sustainability in the long-term.

  • 11:20 - 12:10
    With sustainability considerations coming to the fore, companies, NGOs and countries are rethinking their operations and jobs are being re-designed. This plenary session will discuss the landscape of sustainability jobs across various sectors, and ways youths can embrace sustainability as a career.

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