Stewardship Asia Roundtable 2019

Tue, 4 Jun, 2019, 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM (GMT+8.0)


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Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

The last 30 years have been synonymous with growth, improvement and development, juxtaposed with disruptions, change and volatility. As highlighted by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC) report, “despite successes, our current model of development is deeply flawed. Signs of failure and imperfections in today’s markets are everywhere.” As the familiar quote from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” goes, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. The tenure of businesses is shortening while population lifespan is increasing; there is proliferation of corporate governance codes while ownership is weakening with fragmentation of shareholding; environmental and societal concerns are pressuring businesses to strive for purpose beyond profit. This is a time when Business finds itself at an inflexion point. A successful Business Future may well hinge on a re-discovery of Stewardship, to guide the recalibration of our trajectory and bring enduring success for businesses and the global community, and for our future generations. Businesses must, and can be a force of good.


4 June 2019
08:15Registration for Roundtable
(Island Ballroom, Lobby Level, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore at 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350)

Opening Address
Mr Lim Boon Heng
Chairman, Temasek Holdings
Mr Ong Boon Hwee
CEO, Stewardship Asia Centre
09:20Session 1: "Perspectives" - panel discussion
Four panellists, in two pairs, will share their perspectives, providing differentiated insights on "BUSINESS FUTURE: (Re)Discovering Stewardship".

Prof Mervyn E King, Chair Emeritus, International Integrated Reporting Council
Ms Tan Hooi Ling, Co-founder, Grab

• Prof Steen Thomsen, Copenhagen Business School – Centre for Corporate Governance
• Mr Dilhan Pillay SandrasegaraCEO, Temasek International
Mr Mark Goyder, Founder, Tomorrow’s Company
10:20“Stewardship standards” – a mini-exercise
10:30Tea Break
10:50Session 2: "Engagement" - interactive sharing
This session encourages free-flow exchange and sharing of perspectives and ideas, building upon the panel discussion in Session 1, and provides the opportunity for participants to pose questions for collective deliberation.


Mr Simon Israel, Chairman, Singtel & Director, Stewardship Asia Centre
11:50Closing Remarks
Mr Hsieh Fu Hua
Chairman, Stewardship Asia Centre
12:00End (Proceed to lunch)

Mr Hsieh Fu HuaChairman, Stewardship Asia Centre

"Inspiring Stewardship" Series
Mr Heng Swee Keat,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Singapore

Lunch Commences
Closing Remarks

Mr Ong Boon HweeCEO, Stewardship Asia Centre
14:00End of Lunch
*Participation is by invitation only
*Programme updated as of 28 May 2019
*Programme is subject to change


Past Speakers:

  • Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security
  • Mr S DhanabalanChairman, Board of Trustees of Temasek Trust & Member, Council of Presidential Advisers
  • Mr Lim Boon Heng, Chairman, Temasek Holdings
  • Ms Ho Ching, ED & CEO, Temasek Holdings
  • Dr Han Seung-sooFormer Prime Minister of Republic of Korea
  • Mr Vikrom KromaditCEO, Amata Corporation PCL
  • Mr Ng Kok Song, Chairman, Avanda Investment Management & Former Group Chief Investment Officer, GIC 
  • Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de AyalaChairman & CEO, Ayala Corporation
  • Mr Harald LinkChairman, B. Grimm
  • Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Executive Director, Hermes Equity Ownership Services
  • Mr Tae-Shin Kwon, President & CEO, Korea Economic Research Institute
  • Prof Paul RomerUniversity Professor, New York University (Winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics)
  • Mr Sunny Verghese, Co-founder & Group CEO, Olam International
  • Mr Li Rongrong, Former Chairman, SASAC & Vice Chairman, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
  • Mr Masamoto YashiroFormer Chairman, Shinsei Bank
  • Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Executive Director, Tembusu Partners Pte Ltd
  • Mr Mark Goyder, Founder, Tomorrow's Company

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