Plenary – Purpose-Driven Business Impact

Event Details
  • June 4th, Monday, 5:00pm - 6:15pm
  • Summit 1
Richard Ditizio

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer Milken Institute

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Session Description

The massive economic, social and environmental challenges our planet is facing require global action to achieve a more sustainable future. As the UN launched their Sustainable Development Goals to provide a global action plan for the development of our societies within the boundaries of the planet, the expectations rose also for companies to expand their activism on, and investment in the business-related issues that matter to their customers, employees and communities.
What is the role of corporations in advancing and addressing social and global challenges, both by minimizing negative impacts and maximizing positive impacts on people and the planet? Will the strong sense of purpose become the secret for business success as well as a necessity of business-survival? This panel will explore how companies are responding to the global call for more responsible business and discuss purpose-driven business strategies.

Key Takeaways:

  • How do companies define their social purpose and develop impact strategies that enhance their corporate sustainability?
  • What kind of multi stakeholder partnerships do the companies require to advance their purpose-driven impact?
  • What is the role of corporations in achieving the global goals such as eradicating poverty and providing equal opportunities for all?


  • Esther An

    Esther An

    Chief Sustainability Officer City Developments Limited

  • Kelvin Wong

    Kelvin Wong

    Assistant Managing Director Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

  • Pascal De Petrini

    Pascal De Petrini

    Chairman Asia Danone

  • Achal Agarwal

    Achal Agarwal

    President, Asia Pacific Region Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific Headquarters

  • Lauren Moore

    Lauren Moore

    Vice President, Global Community Impact Johnson & Johnson

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