session C: the business imperative for going green

2.00pm - 3.00pm


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Mr Vinesh Sinha


FatHopes Energy

Mr Ralph Dixon

Chief Executive Officer,

YTL-SV Carbon

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Mr Poh Tyng Huei

Co-Founder &

Business Director,

Plus Solar Systems Sdn Bhd

Mr Philip Rao


Advisory Partner & Asean Risk Transformation Leader,

Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd

The Business Imperative for Going Green

The best allies of all those that want to make sure that the Paris Agreement is implemented, the best allies today in the world are probably in the business sector and it is very important to fully mobilise them.” - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

A concept that seemed distant and theoretical in the 1970s, “Global Warming”, is now a modern-day reality. Rising temperatures and all its attendant consequences, a growing population, along with depleting resources, especially of energy, necessitate a drastic change in the way we conduct our lives. It is no longer an option for businesses to be environmentally friendly but a necessity, as consumers demand products and services that help to conserve the planet’s resources and minimise damage.


This session discusses the business cause for going green, how the benefits go beyond ringgit and sen, and how businesses can be sustainable whilst sustaining the environment. Panellists also discuss the various policy incentives that are available for businesses in the environmental health sector, and whether policies are providing the right enabling framework.