Empowering Partnership for Sustainability Virtual Forum

News | 8 มิถุนายน 2564


Organized by C asean jointly with Knowledge partner, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), and powered by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, the Empowering Partnership for Sustainability Virtual Forum offers guidance to governments, companies and communities across Asia in enhancing multi-sector partnerships to create greater economic, environmental and social impact.

Through discussions and case studies, this half-day virtual event presents an opportunity to hear from key players from the private and social sectors on their roles in and approaches to scaling and incentivizing sustainable solutions to today’s societal challenges.


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09:00 – 09:15 am

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi
President and CEO, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited


09:15 – 09:30 am

Opening Remarks

Mr. Ronnie C. Chan
Chair, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Co-Founder and Chair, The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)


09:30 – 10:00 am

Private Sector Steps Up: Social Investment Trends across Asia

Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro
Co-Founder and Chief Executive, The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
Covid-19 has accelerated social sector needs and deepened the conversation on how private social investment can best be deployed across Asia.  In this session, Dr. Shapiro will showcase key trends in philanthropy and CSR including the growing number of public-private partnerships for social good.


10:00 – 10:10 am   Break


10:10 – 10:55 am

Beyond the Bottom Line -  A CEO Conversation

  • Mr. Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
  • Mrs. Suchitra Lohia, Chairperson, IVL Foundation
  • Mr. Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President and CEO, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited

Moderator: Mr. Suthichai Yoon

Expectations for companies’ roles in society are changing.  It is no longer the case that a company only needs to provide jobs and deliver profits to shareholders.  But what are the new roles?  Where do personal, corporate and community needs and responsibilities intersect and who decides the boundaries between them?  In this discussion, three top business leaders discuss how the world is changing, how their companies are responding and their own views about the path forward.


10:55 – 11:40 am

Winning Strategies: Examples from the Field

  • Ms. Shahnaz Al-Sadat, Chairperson, LeapEd Services - Malaysia 
  • Ms Veronica Gabaldon, Executive Director, Philippines Disaster Resilience Foundation – Philippines
  • Mrs. Tivaporn Srivarakul, Managing Director, Pracharath Rak Samakkee Kanchanaburi (Social Enterprise) – Thailand
Moderator: Ms. Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed, Director of Research, The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
What makes public-private partnerships (PPPs) for social good impactful and sustainable? A new CAPS study identifies key strategies of best-in-class PPPs for social good. Hear from leaders of these organizations about what they do, why the do it and how they know they are bringing important value to their communities.

11:40 – 11:50 am

Key Takeaway Summary

Mrs. Tongjai Thanachanan
Managing Director, C asean

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