Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. Our way of doing things is reaching its limits. The current system is no longer working for businesses, people or the environment.
We take resources from the ground to make products, which we use, and, when we no longer want them, throw them away. Take – make – waste. We call this a linear economy.
The circular economy, on the other hand, is a vision and approach that gives endless possibilities to create a thriving economy. We must transform all the elements, manage resources and understand how we can re-use products and materials, within the limits of our planet.
Join EuroCham on the 8th of April when three European companies: Heineken – Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore, H&M and Lego will present their sustainability initiatives and projects in the Circular Economy. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Zhang, senior lecturer of finance at NUS Business School.
4:45 pm Webinar waiting room opens
5:00 pm Welcome Address
5:10 pm Introduction
5:30 pm Presentations
6:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:20 pm Networking
6:30 pm End of Programme
Meet the Moderator
Dr Weina ZHANG
Senior Lecturer of Finance
National University of Singapore Business School
Dr Weina Zhang is Senior Lecturer of Finance at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. She obtained her Master of Science and Ph.D. in Finance from Kellogg School of Management at the Northwestern University, USA. She has taught various courses such as Investment Analysis, Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, and Research Methods in Finance.
Her current research focuses on fixed income markets, policy risk, asset pricing, investment and social investments. Her papers have been widely published in many leading finance and economics journals. She has also published three textbooks and more than twenty teaching cases. She has served as a reviewer for many premier finance and economics international conferences, academic journals and research grants. She is a recipient of several best paper awards and teaching awards.
Dr Zhang also served as the research director of Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP) from 2014 to 2017, during which she worked with several industry partners including National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), National Youth Council of Singapore (NYC), Singapore Centre for Social Enterprises (raiSE), SG Enable, and Tote Board. She has also conducted executive training programs on impact assessment and social return on investments for social purpose organizations. She was one of the key organizers for the annual International Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship held by ACSEP from 2015 to 2017.
Meet the speakers
Ms Wan Ping CHUA
Corporate Affairs Assistant Manager
Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APB Singapore)
Wan Ping CHUA is Corporate Affairs Assistant Manager at Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APB Singapore), home of Tiger beer and the local operating company of HEINEKEN. She drives APB Singapore’s ‘Brewing a Better World’ agenda, to achieve carbon emissions reduction, water circularity and its zero waste ambitions.
Ms Marian DANG
H&M South East Asia
Marian Dang is the Sustainability Manager at H&M South East Asia. With H&M’s aim of leading the change towards sustainable fashion, Marian is appointed to successfully drive H&M’s sustainability work in the region.
Ms Lizum MISHRA
Director- and Head-Asia Pacific- Government and Public Affairs
The LEGO Group
Lizum Mishra heads government affairs for the Asia Pacific region for the LEGO group based out of the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore. In this capacity, she is responsible for shaping and influencing regulatory environments to enable access to LEGO’s product offerings across key markets in Asia Pacific. Lizum also drives partnerships and industry alliances, which support LEGO’s priorities in these markets. In addition to her LEGO role, she represents LEGO as chairperson and director with the South East Asia Toy Association, which drives the unified priorities of the toy sector in South East Asia and helps to grow the toy industry in the region. Lizum brings close to 18 years of experience in the government and corporate affairs function working for Fortune 100 companies in technology, retail and aerospace. Prior to joining the LEGO group, Lizum was the head of Government Affairs and Public Policy for South Asia for Amazon and was part of the core team that helped bring Amazon to the region. Lizum previously has also led the Business Software Alliance in South Asia as well as been the corporate affairs leader for the Boeing Company in South Asia. She began her career with an internship at CNN’s international desk at their global headquarters in Atlanta. Lizum holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Syracuse University, New York.