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Sustainability Forum PH

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Sustainability Forum PH 2022

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Understand climate change in the lens of developing nations


Sustainability Forum PH 2022

The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time and taking the right action has never been more important.

The Philippines’ private sector has been pursuing climate action individually, acting in silos. The Sustainability Forum PH 2022: United for Climate hopes to create a national and unified climate vision for the business ecosystem. This will encompass business owners and partner suppliers, policymakers, and civil society organizations.

The forum hopes to:

Gather with our peers in the private and public sectors to gather a consensus on the apt and practical approach to climate change, balancing mitigation and adaptation.

Build a community of leaders committed to drive ambitious climate action in the Philippines by inviting core members in the creation of a Climate Alliance.

Climate Alliance participation to COP28 in UAE or COP29 in Australia – bringing Climate Resiliency and Adaptation in the forefront of our country’s climate advocacy.

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The conversations about sustainability has moved center stage as the world navigated through the Covid-19 pandemic which challenged our systems in healthcare, the future of work and social safety nets.

Pavan Sukhdev 2

Pavan Sukhdev

GIST Advisory

Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga

The Honorable Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga

Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Isabel Garcia 2

Ma. Isabel Garcia


Chico Sy

Hans T. Sy, Jr.

President, SM Engineering Design And Development Corp. (SMEDD)

Raymond Rufino 2

Raymond Rufino

Chief Executive Officer - NEO

David Aboitiz 2

David Mikel Aboitiz

Vice President - Commercial Strategy & Sales Aboitiz Renewables Incorporated

Edwin Africa 2

Edwin Africa

Century Pacific Food Inc.

Francis Gotianun

Francis C. Gotianun

Director - Filinvest Development Corporation, Senior Vice President - Filinvest Hospitality Corporation

Hindy Weber 2

Hindy Weber

Hindy Weber Everyday

Juan Manuel Hoyos 2

Juan Manuel Hoyos

President - Nissan Philippines

Vickie Tan

Vickie Tan

Ayala Corporation

Melissa De Dios 2

Melissa Vergel De Dios

Chief Sustainability Officer - PLDT

Jason Aguirre

Jason Aguirre

Vice President, Investments Portfolio Group - SM Investments Corporation

Agnes De Jesus 2

Agnes de Jesus

Chief Sustainability Officer - First Philippine Holdings

Alex Reyes 2

Alex Reyes

Chief Strategy Officer - Cebu Pacific


David Lim

Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer - Universal Robina Corporation

Macky Maceda 2

Engr. Edmond “Macky” Maceda

Sustainability Consultant - DLSU Animo Labs Foundation

Liza Silerio

Liza Silerio

Vice President for Corporate Compliance - SM Prime

Ginggay Hontiveros 2

Ginggay Hontiveros

First Vice President - Chief Reputation and Sustainability Officer - Aboitiz Group

Earl Forlales 2

Earl Forlales

Co-founder and CEO - CUBO Modular

Roel Espiritu 2

Atty. Roel S. Espiritu

Head of the Quality, Sustainability and Resiliency - Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

Miguel Fortes 2

Dr. Miguel Fortes


Marla Alvarez 2

Marla Garin-Alvarez

Vice President & Head, Sustainability Office BDO Unibank Inc. - Philippines

Lyn Javier 2

Lyn Javier

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Jo Ann Eala 2

Jo Ann Eala

Bank of the Philippine Islands

Noel Peters

Noel Peters

Asian Development Bank

Johnny Altomonte

Johnny Altomonte


Dedy Mahardika

Dedy Mahardika

Southeast Asia and Oceania at CDP

Jonas Dumdum

Jonas Dumdum

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Singapore

Annadel Cabanban 2

Dr. Annadel Cabanban

Wetlands Intl/Global Mangroves Alliance

Alfredo Coro 2

Hon. Alfredo JR Coro

Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao

Dr Neil Aldrin Mallari

Dr. Neil Aldrin Mallari

Center for Conservation & Innovation


This year is a milestone year for climate action. Together, the SM Group takes the lead in climate solutions. Our stand is putting equal importance on climate adaptation. With the Philippines contributing only less than 3% to the global emissions but ranking as the third most vulnerable country to the impacts of climate change, the SM Sustainability Forum PH 2022 will be in the forefront of the discussions on climate resiliency and adaptation.

Opening, hosted by Tim Daniels

Philippine National Anthem

Welcome Remarks by
Frederic DyBuncio, President & CEO

SM Investments Corporation

Special Message/Context Setting on the Economic Value of Nature
Pavan Sukhdev GIST Advisory, UN Goodwill Fellow, and WWF International President 2018-2021

Environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev will present the case for putting an economic value on nature, and the transformation needed in today’s corporations to deliver a circular economy: a green/blue, equitable, economy of permanence.

Keynote Message on Philippine Climate Action Context
Sec. Toni Yulo-Loyzaga, DENR

Presentation of the country’s climate action strategy and targets and a call to action for private- public sector alliance for the goals

Keynote Message on Sustainability in the face of a climate-defined future
Ma. Isabel Garcia, WWF-Philippines

WWF will present a holistic context of the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss and discuss how we might reframe concepts often used in climate change discourse. This is also WWF’s statement of mission and collaboration with the private sector towards an urgent, scaled- up response to climate change through an alliance for climate action.

Keynote Message on Private Sector Climate Action Context
Mr Hans Sy, Jr. SM Group of Companies

SM presents the company’s commitment to climate action and makes a call for partnership among its peers for a collective support for the country’s climate agenda.

Plenary: Fire Side Chat hosted by Tina Marasigan and Mon Isberto
Raymond Rufino – Neo Group, David Aboitiz – Aboitiz Group, Edwin Africa – Century Pacific, Francis Gotianun – Filinvest Hospitality Corporation, Hindy Weber – Hindy Weber Everyday, Juan Manuel Hoyos – Nissan Philippines; David Lim – URC

Taking off from the keynote speakers, our next generation leaders have a conversation on their own journeys and give their insights on how we can take a more deliberate collective action towards climate mitigation and adaptation.



Fire Chat 1: Get Real with Net Zero (Mitigation) | Moderated by: Toni Taus
Vickie Tan – Ayala Corp; Melissa Vergel De Dios – PLDT; Jason Aguirre – PGPC; Agnes de Jesus – First Philippine Holdings; Alex Reyes – Cebu Pacific; Macky Maceda – DLSU Animo Labs
Fire Chat 2: Sink or Swim? (Adaptation) | Moderated by: Toni Taus
Liza Silerio – SM Prime; Ginggay Hontiveros – Aboitiz Equity Ventures; Earl Forlales – Cubo Modular; Atty. Roel Espiritu – Maynilad; Miguel Fortes – UPD

With 20 typhoons per year, the call to adapt to climate change is now. What are the best adaptation practices, how do corporates build their resiliency and that of their stakeholders?

Climate Conversations: Sustainable Finance | Moderated by: Ping Manongdo
Marla Alvarez – BDO; Eduardo Olbes – Security Bank; Lyn Javier – BSP; Jo Ann Eala – BPI; Noel Peters – ADB

Faced with the urgency to mitigate the effects or adapt to climate change, we talk to financial institutions on the intricacies surrounding the financing of mitigation and adaptation projects, divesting from coal and how government incentives and regulation can help facilitate the shifts.


Technical Sessions

Technical Session 1: : Making Sense of the Different Measures (SBTI)
Johnny Altomonte – WWF-Philippines; Dedy Mahardika – SBTi; Jonas Dumdum – NRI

Focusing on the technical aspects of GHG emissions reduction, our objective is to provide tools and frameworks to ensure accuracy in setting science-based GHG reduction targets.

Technical Session 2: Nature-based Solutions (NBS)
Dr. Annadel Cabanban – Wetlands Intl/Global Mangroves Alliance; Hon. Alfredo JR Coro – Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao; Dr. Neil Aldrin Mallari – Center for Conservation & Innovation

Nature-based solutions cover a suite of actions or policies that harness the power of nature to address some of our most pressing challenges, such as threats to water security, rising risk of disasters and climate change. This session will discuss various approaches and opportunities for the private sector.



Trin Custodio, Executive Director, WWF-Philippines
Atty. Angela Ibay, Head of Climate Change and Energy Programme, WWF-Philippines
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United for Climate

While the world unites in our goal to mitigate our emissions, we also bring equally important conversations on adaptation strategies, particularly for developing countries with members of societies that are most vulnerable to the direct and indirect socio-economic impacts of drastic changes in weather patterns.

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Conrad Manila for Delegates

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Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila


(02) 8833 9999



For Online Participants

It is in this common vision that we invite you as our guest in the upcoming SUSTAINABILITY FORUM PH: United For Climate, on November 28, 2022 at Conrad, Manila. We bring this forum, in partnership with WWF, with the goal to understand climate change in the lens of developing nations and create a Climate Alliance that would create practical and relevant strategies for both mitigation and adaptation.

Your active participation would bring about meaningful discussions on critical issues on climate change.

For confirmation and logistics, please contact:
Sarah Chan | 8857-0100 Local 2086

Thank you for your interest. We hope you could join the next Sustainability Forum PH.