This was a ‘case study’ format where various sector leaders presented their experiences in what works and what could be improved. Insights came from Mikkel Larsen at DBS Bank (Singapore), Noppadol Dej-Udom from Charoen Pokphand Group Co (Thailand) Rosnith Rahan from Sodexo (Singapore), and me representing Re-Pal Pallets (Indonesia).
Mikkel discussed how his bank was driving positive impact through their purpose driven lending screening, Khun Noppadol reviewed how their Group had to ensure water sustainability and stewardship for their Group’s core business and the innovations that they were bringing to that sector and Rosnith shared how his business was at the forefront of the new wave of sustainable food and the growing desire for animal free, plant rich proteins reducing food waste. Of course I discussed how Re>Pal has had a circular economy DNA from day one and we are seeing more and more large corporates engage with us. They value our sustainable and low carbon footprint plastic pallet technology, and are increasingly interested in testing waste with Re>Pal due to Extended Producer Responsibility programmes and the post Covid focus on sustainability. This waste is turned in pallets for their business, and depending on the waste we can use a varying percentage in the pallets.