Event Information

2023 remains a challenging year where companies are under pressure from macroeconomic factors and geopolitical tensions, which are largely beyond their control. The boards should stay vigilant of these trends and external pressures and be prepared to switch gears when necessary. To top it off, ESG remains as an ongoing relevant hot topic that will drive the boards’ agenda in upcoming years.

The webinar intends to highlight key discussions on what boards will need to prioritize and keep them updated on what is happening on the ESG front.

  • What are the top priorities for boards in 2023 and beyond? How are boards keeping pace and examining the business' performance and governance practices to position their organizations for sustainable future?
  • What impact will the geopolitical tensions have on the big issues facing society? How will the geopolitical competition have an impact on corporations and the region - positive challenges and opportunities?
  • Given that most companies are facing climate-related risks and opportunities and are making strategic decisions in response, what are the key considerations regarding climate-related risks? How does the process of decarbonization impact businesses? Thus, how has ESG reporting evolved?


6 July 2023


10:00am – 12:10pm (Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur)

09:00am – 11:10am (Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta)


On-line panel discussion (Cisco WebEx)
Log-in details will be provided to registrants in a confirmation email.

Please note that the session will be recorded.


Board members, Audit Committee Members and "C-level" executives.

By invitation only.


Untitled Document

(SGT time)


Panelists / Moderators

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Opening remarks

All BLC Leaders

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

2023 Board priorities overview

Irving Low

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Geopolitics overview:
- Risk management: root-cause & consequences
- Impact on corporations and region (leverage Eurasia report)

Dr. Brendan Rynne (Chief Economist)

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Panel: Evolution of ESG reporting, Climate-related risk considerations & Operationalising Decarbonisation

Moderator: Cherine Fok


  • Nurul Hasanah Ahamed Hassain Malim
  • Yohanes Jeffry Johary
  • Dr. Allinnettes Adigue

12:05 PM - 12:10 PM

Closing remarks

Presenters biography

BLC Leaders

Panel | Evolution of ESG reporting, Climate-related risk considerations & Operationalising Decarbonisation

BLC Country Representative

Mohd Khaidzir bin Shahari

Partner – Head of Risk Consulting
KPMG in Malaysia

Khaidzir leads the Risk Consulting practice for KPMG in Malaysia, where he is also responsible for managing several business units including Governance, Risk and Compliance Services, Internal Audit and Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management. Khaidzir has significant experience in compliance, internal audit, quality assessment review and risk management engagements for many Government and public-listed companies. He is well versed in the regulatory world, banking, finance and investment management, insurance, infrastructure, healthcare, consumer markets, port management, construction, and manufacturing. He has also assisted a number of clients who were seeking to list on the national stock exchange.

Contact us

Join us for this lively and informative webinar. For questions regarding the event, please contact the KPMG MY BLC team.

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