Past Event

World Engineering Day Celebration - Opening Ceremony and Talk on ESG Implementation - What Companies Need to Know? - [in conjunction with World Engineering Day Celebration from 4th March till 9th March 2024]
Venue: Wisma IEM, 02- Auditorium Malakoff, Ground Floor
Date & Time: 02 Mar 2024 (9:00 AM - 10:59 AM)
CPD: 2
Closing Date Before: 28-Feb-2024 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia

PROGRAMME

8:30 AM                :  Registration
9.00 AM - 9.30 AM :  World Engineering Day Celebration - Opening Ceremony
                               Welcome by: Ir. Razak Yakob
                               Opening Speech by: Ir. Prof. Dr. Norlida bt Buniyamin, IEM President
9.30 AM - 11.00 AM  : Talk on ESG Implementation - What Companies Need to Know?
                                Speaker by Ir. Ts. Dr. Leong Kah Hon


SYNOPSIS

ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, constitutes a pivotal component within ESG frameworks, forming one of the three primary pillars. It embodies a strategic approach accompanied by transparent communication regarding the resulting impacts. This entails a structured set of actions aimed at addressing various aspects such as environmental conservation, social responsibility, and effective governance practices.

ESG is not merely a report but rather serves as an initial step in implementing a comprehensive strategy. This strategy aids corporate organisations in establishing objectives, assessing performance, and mitigating sustainability-related risks and impacts. By doing so, organisations can offer stakeholders a clearer understanding of their trajectory and commitments.

At its core, ESG aims to encompass all non-financial risks and opportunities inherent in an organisation's daily operations. Through robust ESG practices, companies can navigate challenges effectively while leveraging opportunities for sustainable growth and positive societal impact.


BIODATA OF SPEAKER

Ir. Ts. Dr Leong Kah Hon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and an HRD Corp Accredited Trainer. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Civil and Environmental Engineering) from Universiti Malaya.  He practiced engineering in Singapore for three years before joining the education sector. In 2020, he was awarded the Belt & Road Young Scientist Award by the Chinese government. Furthermore, he was awarded the AAET Green Award 2021, the UTAR Teaching Excellence Award 2021, and the National Outstanding Young Educator Award 2022 for his tremendous contribution to environmental research and teaching. Recently, he achieved another great milestone when he was selected to be among 22 professionals out of 320 applications to attend a fully funded workshop on "International Joint Research and Training Workshop on Environmentally Green Technology for Sustainable Development Goals and Net Zero Emissions" by the National Science and Technology Council Taiwan. This is an international recognition of his tremendous effort in research and educating the Malaysia community on corporate implementation of ESG.


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