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Modern Matters Conference: Crossroads of Sustainability, Business & Tech

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——ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Climate change is a story of us and our future. The effects of extreme climate change are not only damaging the environment; they are negatively impacting public health, food security, and homes. If our responses of climate action are not strong enough, we will experience increases in the prevalence of infectious diseases, droughts that disrupt global food supplies, and people—in the millions—being displaced from their homes due to weather-related disasters, and more.

Yet, recognising that we're in the midst of a pandemic, climate action cannot just be aimed at reducing carbon emissions. Returning to "normal" again will not improve the status quo and the bottom line is that we have to build back better.

To avert the disasters that climate change can bring, the narratives of climate action need to be refocused, businesses need to become ever more sustainable, and emerging technology and innovative solutions need to be adopted. In the face of climate change, we find business, technology and sustainability at the crossroads of saving us and the planet.


——WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
  • Insights from industry leaders, international and regional climate activists and ambassadors, and technologists and innovators in climate change.
  • Lively, interactive and thought-provoking discussions with the speakers and moderators.
  • Opportunities to meet attendees and speakers during the networking segments.


——CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & SESSIONS

(Timings in GMT+8)

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM: Introduction by NewCampus
Opening remarks from NewCampus.


11:05 AM - 11:55 AM: Panel Discussion | Building Back Better in the Circular Economy
The idea of a circular economy is simple: to make better use of resources, close loops of resource management by fully recovering materials instead of wasting them, and prevent waste and pollution through better design of products and materials. The circular economy sounds great, but how might a business or organisation plug themselves into the circular economy to be sustainable and yet remain profitable?

In this panel discussion, we hear from industry experts, leaders and policy-makers on how governments, businesses and communities can plug themselves into the circular economy to stay profitable and sustainable.

SPEAKERS
  • Hemant Chaudhary, Founder & Executive Director at Circular Economy Alliance Australia (CEAA) & Environmental Specialist for the UN
  • Martin Stavenhagen, Public Policy Researcher and Lead Consultant & Director at SD Consulting
  • Roy Cheung, Global Head of Sustainability Solutions at Covestro
  • Moderated by: Laura Francois, Co-founder of The Spaceship; Social Impact Strategy expert



11:55 AM - 12:15 PM: Networking Session 1
Meet other attendees and speakers in the Networking Area.


12:15 PM - 01:05 PM: Panel Discussion | The Tech Race to Save the World
While new technologies and innovation are deepening our understanding of climate change and its problems, they are also giving us new ways to solve them. One way is to look at space-based technologies, where satellites and smart imaging technologies can predict where the next drought may occur. Closer to the ground, advanced sensor technologies can create greener environments—from Google cars mapping air pollution and its health effects to wearable bracelets that track your daily chemical exposure. Still, climate change is a collective problem and no single innovation is sufficient. Can the combined innovations of companies, communities and countries accelerate climate action at scale?

In this panel discussion, we are joined by leaders of innovation to discuss how we can enable collaboration between businesses, government and communities to drive innovative solutions to climate change.

SPEAKERS
  • Mads Bering, Global Business Innovation & Insights Strategist at Dura-Line
  • Barry Saunders, Director of Digital Innovation at McKinsey.org
  • Sarah Kerrigan, Strategy Lead at Center for the Edge at Deloitte
  • Moderated by: Katrina Too, Managing Director at Open Door Policy and Program Consultant at 500 Startups


01:05 PM - 01:10 PM: Closing by NewCampus
Closing remarks from NewCampus.


1:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Networking Session 2
Meet other attendees and speakers in the Networking Area.


——ABOUT NEWCAMPUS
NewCampus is a modern leadership school that aims to equip a new generation of critical thinkers and infinite learners to take on the challenges of the era of unprecedented global change ahead. Our classes and events are hosted in micro-campuses across Singapore and satellite campuses around APAC. For more information please visit newcampus.co.

Schedule

· Stage
Introduction by NewCampus
Opening remarks from NewCampus
· Stage
Panel | Building Back Better in the Circular Economy
How to stay profitable and sustainable for the future
· Networking
Networking Session 1
· Stage
Panel | The Tech Race to Save the World
Can innovation and AI accelerate change at scale?
· Stage
Closing by NewCampus
Closing remarks from NewCampus
· Networking
Networking Session 2

Speakers

Katrina Too
Katrina Too

Managing Director at Open Door Policy and Program Consultant at 500 Startups

Anorah  John
Anorah John

Innovation Project Specialist at WWF Australia

Sarah kerrigan
Sarah kerrigan

Strategy Lead at Center for the Edge at Deloitte

Barry Saunders
Barry Saunders

Director of Digital Innovation at McKinsey

Mads Bering
Mads Bering

Global Business Innovation & Insights Strategist at Dura-Line

Laura Francois
Laura Francois

Co-founder of The Spaceship; Social Impact Strategy expert

Roy Cheung
Roy Cheung

Global Head of Sustainability Solutions at Covestro

Martin Stavenhagen
Martin Stavenhagen

Public Policy Researcher and Lead Consultant & Director at SD Consulting

Hemant Chaudhary
Hemant Chaudhary

Founder & Executive Director at Circular Economy Alliance Australia (CEAA)

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