Grace Sai (Moderator)
Co-Founder - HUB Singapore - Singapore Linkedin
Rieki Rubinstein Crins
Chief Cultural Officer - Bhutique Hotel Group - Bhutan/The Netherlands Linkedin
"Bhutan impact investment project"
- For profit cultural authentic high end eco-lodges in 5 top locations through-out the country
- A non profit hospitality school under management of alumni from the Lausanne Hotel School Switzerland
- Provides high social returns to the local community
- Generates solid financial returns even under conservative assumptions
- Ensures experienced management team with knowledge of Bhutan, the hospitality industry, finance, marketing and heritage conservation
- Fills an important gap in the high-end luxury travel market in Bhutan.
Director - Eco Regions Indonesia - Indonesia Linkedin
"The New Green Indonesia"
The EcoRegion concept is a unique platform for large scale, green regional development that fast tracks economic growth, preserves the environment and distributes wealth to local people using Eco-Tourism and other Green Businesses as an economic motor.
We are at the right place at the right time. With two existing EcoRegions of totally 28 000 ha on Lombok and Sumbawa and a planned expansion of 3-5 new regions appointed by the Indonesian Government we have a unique opportunity to develop some of the most pristine locations in the world’s largest archipelago.
With business opportunity’s spreading from real estate development, supply of green energy and infrastructure to agriculture, fishery and wholesale we’re inviting a wide range of partners and investors to join us and the Indonesian government in the creation of the New Green Indonesia.
Chairman & Founder - Topan AG - Switzerland Linkedin
Founder & CEO at Centripetal Group – Singapore Linkedin
"After 70 years of civil war, soldiers need jobs. Investing in Karen State of Burma/Myanmar."
Mani Kishore Vajipeyajula
Founder - Banyan Nation - India Linkedin
"Building a formal, socially responsible, profitable and sustainable model for comprehensive recycling solutions"
Informal Sector Recycling comes at a huge environmental and economic cost: Recycling in India does not happen because of a well thought out plan by the local municipalities or the governing authorities. Owing to paucity of funds and lack of technical know-how, urban local bodies have left recycling activities to the invisible and informal sectors turning a blind eye to the significant environment and human health costs. Citizens dump valuable recyclates mixed with organic wet wastes in the street corner bins. Municipal waste collectors, rag pickers, servant maids and local recyclers scavenge plastics and other valuables from household garbage cans, street corner bins and landfills. They sell the collected plastic recyclates to the local recyclers and traders who run informal, unsanitary, toxic backyard recycling units in the midst of residential areas and settlements. They evade all government laws like paying minimum wages, taxes etc. and have scant regard for pollution control board norms. They do not register as formal company and are invisible to the general public. Even though it appears from the outside that the informal provides millions of jobs and keeps cost low - the entire recycling activity comes at a huge environmental and human health cost.
Banyan's technology driven solution: Banyan is consolidating India’s fragmented recycling supply chain & increasing the economic value of recyclates through a novel technology driven business model including android based software suite, scientific plastic segregation & processing techniques involving NIR Spectrometers, high quality washing lines and automated plastic extruder machines. Through outreach initiatives & mobile solutions Banyan assimilates informal recyclers into its supplier chain solving the last mile collection challenge in plastics and E-Waste allowing it achieve scale and operational efficiencies. Banyan is proposing and developing a model to overhaul the entire recycling value chain - right from collection and aggregation to back-end processing and recycling. For India to build sustainable cities that ensure citizen safety, it cannot rely on unregulated market forces for managing its waste streams. Banyan is building a formal, socially responsible, profitable and sustainable model that provides comprehensive recycling solutions to the citizens of India.
Founder - GerWeiss - Philippines Linkedin
Founder - Water3 - Australia Linkedin