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How to get Asia to Net Zero

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Asian economies will be the fastest growing in the coming decade. Their energy needs will increase. These countries are already among the worst affected by climate change, the costs of which will only rise. Meanwhile, the availability of fossil fuels will be influenced by geopolitics and internal political machinations. Asia's success, and the well-being of its people, will depend on how fast it can green its energy supply.

Energy demand for ASEAN members is projected to increase by about a third of the EU's current total by 2050. India alone will need additional capacity equivalent to that of today's EU by 2040. It would be ideal if this extra demand is met by renewables, but fossil fuels continue to dominate the mix across the region, entrenched through subsidies and political favours.

What technologies are required? What mix of industrial policy and subsidies could help? What type of green financing across bankable projects is available? We'll explore these themes.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Doors open and registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening presentation
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Panel discussion
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Q&A and networking


  • Phang Oy Cheng (Partner, Head of Sustainability Advisory at KPMG Malaysia)

    Phang Oy Cheng

    Partner, Head of Sustainability Advisory at KPMG Malaysia

    Oy Cheng currently leads KPMG’s ESG and Sustainability Advisory Services in Malaysia, helping
    clients explore and implement ESG solutions for a sustainable and responsible future.

    She brings over 30 years of experience in sustainability consulting and is experienced in developing
    and improving ESG/sustainability management programs of public listed companies to meet the
    requirements of international investors and benchmarks, such as the GRI, DJSI, FTSE4Good, TCFD,
    CDP guidelines, as well as other internationally accepted guidelines.

    She also has extensive knowledge in the area of carbon accounting based on the Greenhouse Gas
    (GHG) Protocol. Part of her GHG accounting projects included the evaluation of process
    improvements including pre-feasibility assessments.

    Having worked on engagements in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam,
    China, India, Japan and Brunei, Oy Cheng has developed a keen understanding of sustainability
    market requirements in Asia Pacific.

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  • Anthony Lo (Chief Executive Officer at BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad)

    Anthony Lo

    Chief Executive Officer at BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad

    Anthony Lo is Head of Territory for Malaysia and Chief Executive Officer for BNP Paribas Malaysia

    He has more than 20 years of experience in banking and finance. Prior to his current appointment, he was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Coverage for BNP Paribas in Malaysia. He joined BNP Paribas Malaysia in 2011 and has been instrumental in the growth of the franchise.

    Before joining BNP Paribas, Anthony was Executive Director at ING Corporate Advisory Malaysia Sdn Bhd and also worked at Arthur Andersen.

    He graduated from the University of Malaya and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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  • Sumana Rajarethnam (Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sumana Rajarethnam

    Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.

    Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.

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Asia School of Business

(Room: Demo Lab)
11, Jalan Dato Onn,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,


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