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WWF Earth Hour Summit 2024

19 April, 2pm to 6pm

The WWF Earth Hour Summit 2024 stands as a crucial event, acknowledging and leveraging nature’s inherent power in addressing the climate crisis, aligning with corporate initiatives like Science-Based Targets and climate finance in Singapore and beyond. At the core of this summit lies the recognition that the synergy between nature conservation and climate action is essential.

Nature plays a vital role in both mitigating and adapting to climate change. However, climate change jeopardises ecosystems like coral reefs and forests, leading to biodiversity loss and exacerbating other factors harming nature.

The sessions, covering topics from achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions to understanding nature’s role in climate action, aim to foster an awareness of the interconnectedness of nature and climate, sparking collaboration.

The Summit will address current issues such as navigating transition financing complexities and adapting Science-Based Targets to the Asian context.


1. Are we on track to achieve one-third of carbon abatement targets by Nature-based Solutions?
2. Corporate ambition in Asia - Enhancing bottom lines through environment action.
3. Navigating the complexities of transition finance in Asia.
4. Collaborating across supply chains - Strategies for emission reduction.


Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, will take the spot as Guest of Honour and Keynote Panellist.

Furthermore, we will be joined by distinguished thought-leaders including Siew Jin Kiat, Regional Managing Director of Epson Southeast Asia, Helen Wong, Group CEO of OCBC, Ng Boon Heong, CEO of Temasek Foundation, as well as the renowned Emmy-award winning filmmaker Richie Mehta, known for his upcoming Amazon Prime thriller 'Poacher', which delves into the urgent issues surrounding wildlife crime and conservation. We'll also hear from:

  • Ms Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board

  • Ms Iwona Piórko, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Singapore

  • Ms Guo Yiran, Director (Policy), National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS)

  • Mr Vivek Pathak, Regional Chief Risk Officer, Asia-Pacific, International Finance Corporation

  • Mr Eric Foo, President, Asia-Pacific, Subway

  • Mr Chris Ong, Managing Director, DHL Express Singapore

  • Mr Enric Casals, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, Agoda

  • Mr Paul Town, Chief Operating Officer, Marina Bay Sands

  • Mr Kelvin Tan, Head of Sustainable Finance and Investments, ASEAN, HSBC

  • Ms Pamela Lee, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

  • Ms Maya Hari, Chief Executive Officer, Terrascope

  • Mr Gerald Ng, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Sustainability, Changi Airport Group

  • Professor Veera Sekaran, Head, Regenerative Agritech Centre, National University of Singapore

  • Mr Vivek Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, WWF-Singapore

  • Mr Rohit Singh, Director of Protected and Conserved Area Governance and Management, WWF

  • Mr Kamal Seth, Director, Climate and Sustainability, WWF-Singapore

  • Ms Stephanie Lim, Manager, Market Transformation, WWF-Singapore

  • Mr Akshat Garg, Assistant Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF-Singapore


More details on agenda at this link


Date: Friday 19 April 2024
Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm 
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Convention Centre, Peony Ballroom, Singapore

The Marketing Society is proud to support WWF Earth Hour Summit 2024