The topic of the 5th Sustainability Committee meeting will be on transitioning to renewable energy and how companies can do so in practice.
The Philippines is among the countries most at risk of the negative effects of climate change. Sea level rise, stronger and more frequent typhoons, and rising temperatures will impact businesses and the Filipino people. In 2021, the Philippines committed to reducing 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. But how can companies contribute to this goal?
We have invited Mr. Bryan Christopher O. King Kay, Vice President (Strategy and Sustainability) at Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. to speak about Converge ICT's switch to clean energy. Their goals are to reduce their scope 2 GHG emissions by 75% in 2030 and become net zero by 2050, aligning with the targets in the Paris agreement. In practice, they secured clean energy for the company headquarters in Manila in 2021, and in 2022 they secured clean energy for their data center in Clark, Pampanga. Mr. King Kay will speak about the journey and business case to switch to clean energy, as well as the challenges and strategies to further expand the program. The switch to clean energy has been possible through their vendor, First Gen Corporation.
First Gen Corporation services a growing list of clients shifting to green power all over the country and is approved by the DOE as a Renewable Energy Supplier for the Green Energy Options Program (GEOP). Ms. Joanna Tiffany Chloe Kayanan, Power Marketing Manager at First Gen Corporation will co-speak at our meeting and go into depth on the opportunity for other companies to switch to renewable energy, along with the customer journey perspective and regulatory aspects.
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session. Afterward, there will be a 45 min. brainstorming session for participants to share their experiences and challenges with switching to renewable energy, and a short session where we will decide on future topics for the meetings.
Does your company have a goal to become more sustainable and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? Then come join us in person at Spaces, World Plaza in BGC on September 21 from 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, for a presentation on how you can turn your goals for renewable energy into action, with presentations from Converge ICT Solutions and First Gen Corporation.
The list of attending participants will be shared with other participants to facilitate easy ongoing knowledge sharing.
The Committee is intended for business partners of NordCham, but guests are also accepted. Interested guests are welcome to contact Executive Director, Jesper Svenningsen at email@example.com.
Questions regarding the event may be directed to Malene Skensved, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM: Welcome and introduction to the Sustainability Committee
NordCham Philippines Sustainability Committee
3:35 PM - 3:50 PM: Presentation of Converge ICT and their transition to renewable energy
Bryan Christopher O. King Kay
Vice President (Strategy and Sustainability)
Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM: Q&A
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Presentation of First Gen Corporation and their services to switch to renewable energy
Joanna Tiffany Chloe Kayanan
Power Marketing Manager
First Gen Corporation
4:15 PM - 4:25 PM: Q&A
4:25 PM - 5:45 PM: Brainstorming session
5:45 PM – 5:55 PM: Wrap up
5:55 PM – 6:00 PM: Group picture
BRYAN CHRISTOPHER O. KING KAY
Vice President for Strategy and Sustainability of Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. (Converge)
Mr. King Kay drives strategic and transformation programs as well as corporate performance management activities to ensure that Converge achieves its vision, goals and objectives in providing quality fiber internet connectivity to every Filipino. He also heads Converge's sustainability strategies and initiatives to ensure that Converge achieves its sustainability commitment and its practices are aligned with leading industry sustainability practices and the UN SDGs.
He has over 12 years of experience in project management, transformation and finance and accounting. He graduated with a B.S. Accountancy from the University of Santo Tomas and a Certified Public Accountant. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and is a member of the Philippine chapter of the Project Management Institute.
JOANNA TIFFANY CHLOE KAYANAN
Power Marketing Manager
First Gen Corporation
Chloe has more than 10 years of experience in the power industry. She supports First Gen's mission of forging collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future by helping business partners in the Visayas region achieve sustainability and net-zero goals through clean and green energy solutions. Chloe works with a team of industry experts and has successfully partnered with hundreds of customers in their transition to 100% Green and Good Power and achieved lower carbon emission through energy efficiency. She is a licensed chemical engineer and a graduate of UP Diliman.
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