ECCT Sustainability & Community Engagement Committee Workshop & Lunch - Why biodiversity matters for corporations
ECCT Sustainability & Community Engagement Committee Workshop & Lunch
Understanding the business risks from biodiversity loss, advice on proactive action and sustainable strategies
Invited guest of honour:
- Dr HONG Wen-Ling (洪文玲 政務副主任委員), Deputy Minister, Ocean Affairs Council
- Dr WU Long-Jing (吳龍靜 副署長), Deputy Director-General, Ocean Conservation Administration, Ocean Affairs Council
- Ms CHIU Li-Wen (邱立文 主任秘書), Chief Secretary, Forestry and Nature Conservation Agency, Ministry of Agriculture
- Ms Janice HWANG, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited
- Ms Dinda MAZEDA, Environmental Engineer, Boskalis Offshore International B.V.
- Mr Roger TSENG, Climate Change, Sustainability Services and ESG Advisory & Assurance Services Partner, EY Taiwan
Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Venue: 1F, Residence II, Grand Hyatt Taipei / 台北君悅酒店1樓君寓二
Address: No. 2, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City / 台北市信義區松壽路二號
According to the World Economic Forum’s 2023 Global Risks Report, biodiversity loss is the fourth most severe global risk over the next ten years behind climate action failure, climate change adaptation, and extreme weather. The global economy is extremely dependent on natural ecosystems and will be adversely impacted by biodiversity degradation. While there is growing awareness of the link between biodiversity and a warming world, most corporations are not fully aware of the risks posed by climate change to their industry and particular businesses. The purpose of this workshop is to explore why corporations should care about biodiversity, what impact biodiversity loss may have on their industry and how they should to prepare themselves for the impact.
The workshop will explore the interdependent relationship between biodiversity conservation and corporate practices and explain the Financial Stability Board’s latest Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework, while elucidating the similarities and distinctions with the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework. This will enable businesses to grasp the significance of managing risks and impacts, governance, strategy, and goals concerning nature and natural capital risks and opportunities, incorporate environmental concerns into their business strategies and conduct comprehensive evaluations of their reliance on nature and embrace more nature positive and eco-friendly approaches to attain sustainable development.
During the four-hour event, distinguished officials from the Ocean Affairs Council and Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, will provide insights into Taiwan's government policies concerning biodiversity and share exemplary cases of corporate initiatives in biodiversity conservation. Participants will gain valuable knowledge on how companies utilize data from the National Land and Ecology Green Network to evaluate their impact on Taiwan's biodiversity. The workshop will also shed light on Taiwan's upcoming policy plans, including the certification mechanisms and standards for Other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) and the "30x30" initiative, highlighting their alignment with international standards. This valuable information will enable businesses to incorporate comprehensive impact assessments on natural systems into their operational strategies and effectively tackle future challenges related to biodiversity conservation.
In addition, participating companies will share practical case studies and successful experiences, engage in discussions on collaborative efforts with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to collectively advance biodiversity conservation.
*The organiser reserves the right to amend any part of the event agenda or programme if necessary.
Cost: NT$2,500 for members; NT$2,800 for members' guest(s); NT$24,000 for table of ten.
(Your urge to book your seat(s) early to avoid disappointment.)
To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received by 28 November 2023.
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About the speakers
Dr Hong Wen-Ling is the Deputy Minister of the Ocean Affairs Council. Among her previous posts, she was Associate Professor in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Associate Professor at National Kaohsiung Marine University, Director of the Research Center for Science, Technology and Society Studies at National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Chair of the Taiwan Science, Technology and Society (STS) Association, Director of the Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology, Member of the Underwater Culture Heritage Committee at the Ministry of Culture and Chief Editor of Taiwan Women e-Press, the newsletter of The Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology. She holds a bachelor's degree in Ocean Engineering from National Taiwan University and a master’s and PhD from the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Chiu Li-Wen is the Chief Secretary of the Forestry and Nature Conservation Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture. Her previous positions in the Forestry Bureau were Director of the Forest Planning Division, Senior Technical Specialist, Chief of the Recreation Section, Forest Recreation Division and Secretary. She holds a master’s degree in forestry from National Chung Hsing University.
Roger Tseng is a Climate Change, Sustainability Services and ESG Advisory Partner at Ernst & Young. With his extensive experience in sustainability and assurance, he represents Ernst & Young in various sustainability associations. He provides sustainability services, including financial reports related to climate, CSR report advisory and assurance, international sustainability index, community investment, green finance, carbon pricing and strategy. He received his PhD in natural resources and environmental management from National Taipei University and a Master of Accounting from Soochow University.
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Janice Hwang is the Head of Corporate Sustainability for HSBC Taiwan. She has more than 10 years of experience in corporate sustainability, ESG disclosure, climate change and greenhouse gas emission management. Her expertise also covers social aspect such as philanthropy strategy and social participation. Before joining HSBC Taiwan, she worked as a sustainability consultant for Deloitte, providing both consultancy and assurance service related to ESG. She has deep experience in formulating and executing sustainability development strategy for industries such as technology, manufacturing, and financial services.
Dinda Mazeda has been an Environmental Engineer for Boskalis International since 2018. She is a Metocean and environmental specialist with over 10 years of experience, proficient in data analysis, project management and environmental monitoring and management. She is passionate about community outreach, capacity building, and education and dedicated to implementing effective environmental management practices to support the development of sustainable cities. Previously she worked as a Metocean Data Analyst for PT Fugro Indonesia and as an Oceanographer for PT BW Geohydromatics. She holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the University of Singapore.
Dr Wu Long-Jing is the Deputy Director-General of the Ocean Conservation Administration under the Ocean Affairs Council. He is an expert on marine acoustics, fishery oceanography, fishing methodology and fishery ecology. He was previously a Researcher and Director for the Coastal Fishery Research Center of Fisheries Research Institute under the Council of Agriculture. He holds PhD from the Institute of Fisheries Science at National Taiwan Ocean University.