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In Support of
For the first time since the launch of the A-List in 2019, we're not only recognising people from the corporate world, but also individuals working in the government and civil society sectors, working to drive positive environmental and social impact around them.
The A-List Youth is also back for its second year! Specially for sustainability professionals aged 30 and below, the award is looking to recognise the most impactful young change-makers in Asia Pacific.
Executive VP, Fung Academy
Pamela Mar leads the development of knowledge and applications which support the Fung Group’s strategic response to disruption driven by technology, the rise of sustainability, geopolitical risk and the changing nature of consumption. Current explorations include trade finance, sustainable finance and the global supply chain’s evolution after Covid-19.
Prior to her current role, she ran the Academy’s programs that support sustainable, competitive advantage in the supply chains of Fung Group companies, including the use of mobile and IOT technologies, as well as direct supplier training. Until 2019, she served as the Fung Group Director of Sustainability and was instrumental in growing sustainability beyond compliance and into a competitive advantage for the Group. She was named one of 10 leaders on the Eco-business Sustainability A-List at the end of 2019. She continues to teach sustainability as an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in the MBA program of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
She was formerly based in Shenzhen as a Director in the Global Finance Center of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, and prior to that, in Geneva as the World Economic Forum’s Associate Director for Greater China, where she built the Forum’s key relations with the Chinese government and businesses.
Pamela studied Philosophy and East Asian Studies at Yale University, graduating summa cum laude, and then went on to obtain an M.Sc. in Management with honors from the London School of Economics.
Entrepreneur & Impact Investor, Planet Rise
Steve is an entrepreneur with 28 years building businesses (most recently PropertyGuru, a profitable tech unicorn), angel advisor/investor (20+ startups) and VC partner. In 2019, Steve started Planet Rise to make the world a better place by providing financial support and advisory services to organisations tackling Climate Change and Poverty. Steve is also part time Venture Partner/LP at Wavemaker Partners, board directors of 3 companies and advisor to Young Founder School (YFS) and Impact Investment Exchange (IIX). Previously Steve was CEO/investor of ComiAsia (Asian mobile content start-up), founder and CEO of Business2Profit (corporate and start-up venture builder) and held global leadership roles in the mobile, internet and telco industry.
He’s an active member of Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and Toniic (impact investment), EO (global Entrepreneur Organization EO) and AngelCentral (startup investment). He’s a keynote speaker and regularly interviewed by the media.
Founder, Moxie Future
Jessica Robinson is a global expert in sustainable finance, advising financial institutions, institutional investors, think tanks, governments, regulators and companies on a broad range of issues relating to green finance, ESG, sustainable and responsible investment, as well as gender, climate and carbon finance. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Moxie Future - the world’s first insights, education and community platform empowering women as responsible, sustainable and impact investors, and recently published her first book, ‘Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide To Investing For a Sustainable Future’.
In previous roles, Jessica was Head of Asia for the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI), following a long stint as Chief Executive and Board Director of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), one of Asia’s leading think tanks working to promote sustainable finance and responsible investment across the region. She also led the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change and played an active leadership role in the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) and the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC). As well as strategic advisory work, she has run a global carbon finance company and worked with financial regulators in developing sustainable finance frameworks and policy.
Jessica has an extensive background in professional services and business consulting, focusing on financial services, environmental finance and sustainability industries. She frequently contributes articles, authors reports and speaks at conferences on issues including green financing, financial market developments, climate finance policy, broader sustainable finance issues as well as gender.
Jessica has lived and worked in the UK, North America, Asia (China and Hong Kong) and is now based in the UAE. She holds an MSc in Applied Environmental Economics from the University of London, an MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK. She also holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA and the FT Post-Graduate Diploma for Non-Executive Directors.
Regional Lead, Commit to Action, CDP
Amelie is the Regional Lead for CDP’s Commit to Action Program in the Asia and Oceania regions. Her work focuses on creating strategic collaborations with regional stakeholders to drive corporate climate ambition, as well as engaging and supporting companies to commit and develop science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative.
Prior to this role, Amelie worked on CDP’s Corporate Engagement team, to support listed companies in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia in their journey towards environmental leadership. She also held another role to lead partnership development and stakeholder engagement to expand CDP’s work in the APAC region. Before joining CDP, Amelie spent a decade in the hotel industry, most recently focusing on digital marketing. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in management and law from the University of London
Circular Economy Taskforce Chair; Director, Center for Nanotechnology & Sustainability, National University of Singapore
Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair is among the top five impactful authors at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as in Singapore and is among the top 500 highly cited researchers in the world. Professor Ramakrishna is the Director of Center for Nanotechnology & Sustainability; and Circular Economy Taskforce Chair and a member of the Extended Producer Responsibility Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) and the National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore. As well as member of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee of Singapore Institute of Directors, and a member of Enterprise Singapore’s and ISO’s Committees on ISO59020/TC323 Circular Economy and WG3 on Circularity. He also the Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing TC at the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES); and a member of standards committee of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.
Professor Ramakrishna co-authored a book ‘Sustainability for Beginners”. His book on Circular Economy received the 2021 Springer Nature: China New Development Award. European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all”.
Victoria is a Electronics, Telecommunication, and Electrical Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. In 2012 she invented Chipsafer, a patented platform that can track cattle remotely and autonomously. In 2012 she was the winner of the International Telecommunication Union Young Innovators Competition and in 2013 won the Best Young Inventor Award from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 2014 the Inter-American Development Bank selected Chipsafer as the Most Innovative Startup of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the MIT Technology Review selected me as the Innovator of the Year - Argentina & Uruguay. In 2015 Chipsafer got second prize in Chivas Regal Global Competition The Venture and the BBC selected her as one of the 30 female entrepreneurs under 30. In 2017 she was invited to present Chipsafer at the Solutions Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York during the UN General Assembly.
In 2011 she attended International Space University, where she co-designed a medical experiment for astronauts that won the Barcelona ZeroG Challenge, and the next year she served as the Space Engineering Department Teaching Associate. From 2014 till 2016 she was Chair of Space Generation Advisory Council, a global NGO in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. In 2014 she was also co-managing editor of a book named "Small Satellite Program Guide". From 2015 till 2017 Victoria was part of the Board of the Space Foundation. In 2016 the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) awarded her the Young Space Leader Award and she served as Special Advisor to the IAF President from 2016 to 2018.
Founder and CEO, Chipsafer
An active advocate for green building and sustainabilityfor over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’sleadership in sustainability. It is ranked top real estate company on the 2021 Global100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. It became the first real estateconglomerate in Southeast Asia to sign theWorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings in February 2021. Key ESG initiatives she has spearheaded includepublishing the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008; issuing thefirst green bond by a Singaporean company in 2017 and building an integrated sustainabilityreporting framework since 2015.
A forerunner in embracing the UN SDGs, Esther wasconferred 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy bythe UN Global Compact. She is also asignatory for the UNGC Caring for Climate network and an executive council memberof the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network. She sits on the boards oradvisory platforms of several organisations, including World Green BuildingCouncil, Global Reporting Initiative, GRESB Asian Real Estate BenchmarkCommittee and UNEP FI Real Estate Work Group. She chairs the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s Sustainability andESG Committee; Co-Chairs the Urban Land Institute Singapore’s SustainabilityProduct Council and is the Vice-Chairperson of the Singapore Institute ofDirectors’ ESG Committee.
Chief Sustainability Officer, CDL
Shaheen Chughtai is Save the Children International’s Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Director for Asia. Based in Singapore, Shaheen provides leadership and guidance to the organisation’s influencing work across the region and leads a team of specialists working with more than a dozen country offices to support vulnerable children and their families.
Shaheen has worked across a wide range of humanitarian and development issues in various policy and campaigning roles in the past 16 years. Previous roles include Head of Campaigns, Policy and Communications for Oxfam International's Syria Crisis Response (based in Jordan), and Deputy Head of Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns at Oxfam GB’s head office in Oxford.
A UK citizen, Shaheen holds a BA in Arabic and History and an MSC in International Politics of Asia and Africa, both from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Regional Advocacy & Campaigns Director Asia, Save the Children
Ben Moody is the co-Founder of Seven Clean Seas, after studying marine plastic pollution and its effect on biodiversity at University, Ben then applied this knowledge to the startup sector to help Seven Clean Seas build scalable solutions to tackle ocean plastic pollution and was instrumental in developing the new market of Plastic Crediting. Currently, SCS is scaling its efforts to tackle this systemic issue by driving the measurement, reduction and the offset of plastic waste in some of the world's largest organisations globally.
Co-Founder, Seven Clean Seas
Qyira is the Co-Founder and Education Director of #Undi18. #Undi18 is a Malaysian grassroots movement, spearheaded by a group of young people that successfully lobbied the Government and Parliament of Malaysia to take steps towards amending Article 119(1) of the Federal Constitution to reduce the minimum voting age in Malaysia from 21 to 18 years old.
Qyira was previously a member of the National Youth Consultative Council. She is a Fellow at the Institut Für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) and a Democracy Discourse Fellow by the De La Salle University. She is nominated by the US Embassy KL for the International Woman of Courage Award and was recently listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 for her work in Social Impact.
With #Undi18, she leads the voter education initiatives by creating workshop modules and creative content to ensure that by GE15, Malaysian youths are prepared to vote. Some of the programs and initiatives that they've organized are Parlimen Digital, Seeds For Democracy, Youth Defence Summit, and more.
Education Director of Undi18
Founder and Managing Director, Eco-Business
Regional Advocacy & Campaigns Director Asia, Save the Children