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Sustainable Future Forum 2021: Responsibility and Regulation APAC

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Click on the stream above to watch CNBC Sustainable Future Forum.. The session from Asia on Monday focuses on responsibility and regulation.

It is everyone’s responsibility how we realize a sustainable future. From large business regulations and government goals to small business initiatives and consumer choice. We are now environmental activists, but the way we tackle this problem is always unique.

CNBC analyzes the demographics of change and the laws and regulations that can guide it.

The lineup of sessions on Monday is below, and click here For a complete schedule of the week.

Fireside: The Role of Capital Markets in the Green Transition
2:00 pm SGT / HK | 7:00 am BST

Lauracha, Chairman of HKEX.

Capital markets can play an important role in providing an efficient and regulated trading platform for sustainable investment. From HKEX Chairman Laura Cha, who is an active advocate of HKEX’s commitment to sustainability, what they are doing to promote green finance and to a more sustainable financial ecosystem in the region. I would like to ask you about the role of regulation in the transition.

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Fireside: Threat of the existence of climate change to island nations
2:15 pm SGT / HK | 7:15 am BST

Aminas Shauna, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives.

Floods due to rising sea levels and climate change threaten the existence of island nations like the Maldives. 80% of the islands are less than 1 meter above sea level and 90% of them report floods. Aminas Shauna, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Maldives, states that the Maldives may disappear by the end of this century. She talks with us about persuading the world to act swiftly to tackle climate change and how some small countries like the Maldives are leading the way.

Fireside: How You Can Benefit from Solving World Problems
6:30 pm SGT / HK | 11:30 am BST

Paul polman, Co-founder and chair of Imagine.

Climate change and inequality, as well as other serious changes such as pandemics, resource pressures and biodiversity reduction, threaten our very existence. Governments cannot tackle this on their own, and businesses must be strengthened. Former Unilever boss Paul Polman said in his original book, ANet Positive, co-authored with Andrew Winston, a leader in sustainable business. For the first time, they have unveiled important lessons from Unilever and pioneering companies around the world on how to benefit from fixing global problems rather than creating them. They argue that businesses must be “net positive” to prosper today and tomorrow — giving the world more than they take.

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