SGV Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner Benjamin “Benjie” N. Villacorte (BNV) was a speaker at the Solar Energy Storage Future Philippines 2023 conference held at the Hilton Manila on 17 May 2023. The conference provided solar and energy storage players and other relevant partners, including industry experts and associations, with a platform to exchange knowledge.
Benjie (fourth from right) with some of the conference participants from the CCaSS team
Benjie was one of the panelists for the panel discussion on “ESG investment and Practice: Practice ESG concept and help enterprises achieve carbon neutrality goals and sustainable development.” He discussed the vital role of renewable energy in achieving the global goal of limiting global warming to within 1.5oC. He also discussed the benefits and challenges of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) and the role of top management in directing and developing ESG strategies.
As a closing note, Benjie emphasized the importance of collaboration to integrate ESG effectively within the organization. He was joined by co-panelists, Climate Smart Ventures Head of Transaction Advisory Matthew Carpio, United Nations Population Fund Consultant Margery Bautista, and Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Singapore - Manila Branch consultant Jonas Marie Dumdum, who moderated the panel discussion. Other members of the CCaSS team also attended the event.
The conference was organized by Energy Box, a vertical media company dedicated to renewable energy.