Net Zero & Nature Positive Theatre (Keynote)

Fireside Chat: Unlocking the Finance and Transformative Potential of Multi-stakeholder Partnerships

Day 2 : 09:55 – 10:40

This fireside chat will address how different stakeholders can work together to mobilise finance for sustainable development. The struggle to get appropriate investment is one of the largest challenges for a company’s sustainable development goals. 


  • What are the key challenges associated with fundraising for corporates’ sustainable development initiatives? 
  • How can companies develop strategies to form multi-stakeholder partnerships and how should they set the objectives. 

Post-event Actions 

  • Understand further on sustainable financing, identify interests for different partners, and foster new partnerships to tap in such financing opportunities for corporates’ net-zero transition journey.   


Simon Ng

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Simon Ng is Chief Executive Officer of Business Environment Council (BEC). He works closely with BEC Board of Directors in setting and implementing organisation goals and strategies conducive to supporting BEC members and the wider business community in the transition towards net-zero economy and a sustainable Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Support more corporates in Hong Kong to embark on their net-zero journey.

Yulanda Chung

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group Singapore

Yulanda Chung joined DBS in 2017 and is currently Head of Sustainability of Institutional Banking Group. She leads the Bank’s responsible financing framework, advises on environmental and social issues pertaining to transactions, combining risk management expertise with business origination capabilities.

Yulanda was previously Group Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered in London, where she established the bank’s sustainable lending and impact investment agenda.

She is a trustee at think tank TransitionZero, which provides financial analytics in the power and heavy industries to support decarbonisation and is a founding partner of the Al Gore-backed coalition Climate TRACE. She was formerly a board member at ASrIA, during her tenure the organisation was integrated into the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

She graduated with a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University.

Joe Phelan

Executive Director, APAC

Joe is responsible for the engagement of ambitious companies from across Asia and Australasia in collective action to be net zero, nature positive, and more equitable.

Joe has worked with businesses in Asia since 2009, with demonstrable outcomes in areas such as climate change, energy transition, water risk, mobility and more resilient agriculture.

Prior to joining WBCSD, Joe held senior roles with the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum.

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