ESG & Labour Rights Symposium

ESG & Labour Rights Symposium

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Menara Star

15 Jalan 16/11

Section 16

Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46350

Malaysia

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An honest conversation on respecting and addressing labour rights in your operations.

About this event

Bringing together thought leaders and experts in the field to discuss matters related to ESG & Labour Rights. This symposium will deep dive into the recent regulations updates, look into key risks via the lens of various stakeholders and be briefed on relevant tools and capacity building tactics that can be customised to fit your company.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Management Team Members
  • Sustainability Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Recruitment Managers
  • Operations Managers

Fees

Admission is RM1,300 per pax (including 6% SST). This is a HRD Corp claimable workshop.

For more information or assistance, kindly contact us at events@thestar.com.my.

About the Speaker

Dato' Mah Weng Kwai

Dato' Mah was appointed as a Commissioner of The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) for the term 2016-2019 and continue for the second term from 2019-2022. Previously, he was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya and then a Judge of the High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2012 and retired from the judiciary in 2015.

Dato' Mah was appointed a Commissioner of the Malaysian Aviation Commission in 2016. Presently, he is a Legal Consultant with M/s Mah Weng Kwai & Associates and also presides as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Dato' Mah was called to the English Bar as a Barrister-at-Law 1971 and to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1972. From 1973 to 1985. Dato' Mah served in the judicial and Legal Services of Malaysia and held, inter alia, the posts of Magistrate, President of the Sessions Court and Senior Assistant Registrar of the High Court. He also served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Federal Counsel in the Attorney General's Chambers in 1978 and 1981, respectively. From 1985 to 2009, Dato' Mah left the Judicial and Legal Services and resumed practice as an Advocate and Solicitor in M/s Mah Weng Kwai & Associates and had acted as Counsel in numerous arbitration hearings.

Dato' Mah holds a Master of Law (Hons) from the University of Sydney in Australia. Throughout his career, he held a variety of key positions and membership in various professional organizations. including as the President of the Malaysia Bar and LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific); Member of Malaysian Law Reform Committee under the Prime Minister's Department; and Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IAELJ) Regional Conference on the Role of the Judiciary in Protecting Refugees.

Lynda Lim

Lynda Lim, Lead of Children in Plantation Programme at Earthworm Foundation (EF), Malaysia, supports palm oil companies to eliminate child labour in the palm oil supply chain, and to protect the interests and well-being of children in plantations. Previously, she worked in various positions for the UN systems in Timor-Leste, Pakistan, Egypt and Indonesia- to address gender and protection issues.

At ASEAN CSR Network in Singapore, she worked with regional business networks- to implement social responsibilities in labour practices-and- respect for human rights. She has also served at ASLI CPPS and East West One Group in Malaysia. Lynda holds a Master degree in Mission & Development Practice from the University of Wales, UK.

Terence Too

Mr Terence Too Yang-Yau is a Social and Human Rights manager at Earthworm Foundation. He has over 20 years of experience lies in the area of international relations, development and public policy.

His research work and interests include social welfare policies and programmes, development policy, and labour migration. He has been appointed as a national researcher and consultant for various migration- and human rights-related projects under the World Bank, UNICEF, ILO, and UN-Habitat. Terence holds a Master of Science in International Relations from Bristol University and has served in various capacities at local and international organisations, including the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, UNICEF Malaysia, The WorldFish Centre, and the Socio-economic and Environmental Research Institute Penang.

Ken Yeong

Ken Yeong, Business Engagement Manager at Earthworm Foundation (EF), has 10 years of experience in sustainability and conservation. He has consulted corporations since 2016 to implement their sustainability policies at the ground level, while also managing transformation projects in supply chains of these clients. He also has experience in landscape-level programme planning and development for sustainability goals and is a certified facilitator in this respect.

Ken holds a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester. He has worked in WWF and Earthworm Foundation for sustainability, and Logitech, Samsung and Olympus before changing careers.

Alya Aisyah Fadil

Alya Aisyah Fadil, Business Engagement Manager at Earthworm Foundation (EF), supports companies to find solutions to environmental and social challenges all across the value chain. She helps clients build sustainable and responsible business policies, action plans and project implementation strategy in various commodities. Her past experience includes business operations and development in technology start-ups as well as professional research and training in the United States.

Alya is a McKinsey & Company Next Generation Women Leader (NGWL - Asia Pacific) and a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Academy (YSEALI) and Fulbright University Vietnam Fellow. She also holds a Master of Science in Global Medicine from University of Southern California and Bachelor of Science in Biology from State University of New York. Alya has also served as an International Summer Scholar at University of East Anglia and a Field Study Representative at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Khai Yau Chua

Khai is a government affairs, public policy and supply chains social responsibility specialist with more than 20 years of corporate and international organizations experience including in advocacy, stakeholder engagement, project management and capacity building. He started his career with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Singapore in the year 2000. Before joining the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), he had worked in the areas of labour migration, human trafficking, border control and refugee protection at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

He is currently the Senior Programme Manager for the RBA, managing programs under its Responsible Labor Initiative – a multi-industry, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on ensuring the rights of workers vulnerable to forced labour in global supply chains are consistently respected and promoted. Khai is an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Trafficking in Persons and has an MA in International Relations from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and a BSc in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore.

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