Virtual Programme

Virtual Programme

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 (GMT+8)
9.00am – 9.30am
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RT2022 Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks
Mr Joseph D'Cruz
Chief Executive Officer, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
10.15am – 11.00am
Keynote Address
Professor Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood
Executive Director, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, Sunway University
11.00am – 2.00pm
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Plenary Session 1 
Balancing the Needs of People, Planet and Prosperity in Sustainability Standards
In the context of the current 2023 RSPO Standards Review, RSPO convenes a dialogue on how sustainability standards will balance the needs of people, planet and prosperity to create a prosperous future for all. This session will explore varying, and at times divergent, expectations of ‘sustainability’, differing sectoral perspectives and the shared responsibility to work towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Mr Patrick Mallet, Director of Innovations, ISEAL Alliance

  1. Ms Daryll Delgado, Senior Director, Research and Engagement, Verite Southeast Asia
  2. Mr Joseph D'Cruz, Chief Executive Officer, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  3. Ms Robin Averbeck, Forest Program Director, Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
  4. Mr Sander Van den Ende, Director of Sustainability, SIPEF
  5. Mr Stefano Savi, Director, Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)
3.30pm - 4.00pm
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Plenary Session 2
Ensuring the Development of Sustainable Palm Oil Drives Smallholder Inclusion at Scale
Recent world events and their impact on global food markets and food security have re-emphasised the need for increased smallholder inclusion. This session will bring together key partners from private sector to government, to highlight this in the context of Africa and Latin America.

Ms Edem Asimadu, Manager, Smallholder Africa, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

  1. Mr Lawrence Kwame Quarshie, Sustainability Coordinator, Golden Star Oil Palm Plantations Limited 
  2. Mr Robert Charles Aguma, Environment, Health and Safety Officer, National Oil Palm Project, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda
  3. Ms Emily Kunen, Senior Director for Sustainable Agriculture, PepsiCo
  4. Mr Isaac Abban-Mensah, Sustainability Controller, Africa, Wilmar International Limited
  5. Mr Ian Orrell, Head, Sustainability & Quality Management, New Britain Palm Oil Limited
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 (GMT+8)
1.30pm – 2.00pm
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2.00pm – 3.30pm
Plenary Session 3
Future Proofing the RSPO - The State of Palm Oil in 2050
In this session, we life our head over the horizon of our daily work and look ahead to the future. Based on specific data and trend analysis we will make a number of qualified assumptions and present the development of the sustainable palm oil market, human population and other trends by 2050. We will then ask the question: how can RSPO maintain its relevance for the sustainable palm oil market in the coming decades.

Mr Ruben Brunsveld, Deputy Director EMEA, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

  1. Mr Yen Hun Sung, Head of Impacts and MEL/Senior Data Scientist, RSPO
  2. Ms Khor Yu Leng, Senior Economist, Segi Enam Advisors
  3. Dr Jannick Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, 2.-0 LCA Consultants
  4. Mr Olivier Tichit, Director of Sustainability, Musim Mas Group
3.30pm – 4.00pm
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Plenary Session 4
Operationalising Labour Standards in the Palm Oil Sector
In this plenary session, the panellist will explore the topic of operationalisation and implementation of labour standards by growers. This session will also provide an overview of the challenges in implementing labour standards within the palm oil sector including labour shortage, recruitment fees and forced labour, and how to narrow the existing gaps in the implementation of the RSPO standards.

Ms Archana Kotecha, Founder & CEO, The Remedy Project

  1. Ms Amalia Falah Alam, Country Representative Indonesia, CNV Internationaal
  2. Mr Rashyid Redza Anwarudin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
  3. Mr Jan Pierre Jarrin Peters, RSPO Program Manager,  Assurance Services International
  4. Ms Irene Aycinena Abascal, Grupo HAME
  5. Ms Nurul Hasanah, Head of Group Sustainability, FGV Holdings Berhad
5.30pm – 6.00pm
Closing Remarks
Dato' Carl Bek-Nielsen
Co-chair, RSPO
Council Member, Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA)
Chief Executive Director, United Plantations Berhad

Ms Anne Rosenbarger
Co-chair, RSPO
Global Engagement Manager for Commodities and Finance, World Resources Institute
Thursday, 1 December 2022 (GMT+8)
2.30pm – 3.00pm
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3.00pm – 6.00pm
The 19th General Assembly of RSPO Members (GA19)

Note: The Organiser reserves the right to change the conference date, speakers, programme content, and event venue should circumstances require.