Programme (Online)

Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, ACSEE2020 will be held Online via Zoom.

The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Business & Public Policy (ACBPP). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.



Conference Outline*

Friday, November 06, 2020Saturday, November 07, 2020

10:00-10:15 Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners, & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:15-10:30 Wadaiko Performance
Students from AIE International High School will be giving an exhilarating
Wadaiko drumming performance to open the conference.

10:30-11:15 Keynote Presentation
Valuing Value
Philip Sugai, Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Japan
Jakkraphan Phetharn, Doshisha Business School, Japan
Satanan Phattanaprayoonvong, Doshisha Business School, Japan

11:15-11:25 Break

11:25-11:50 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

11:50-12:00 Break

12:00-12:45 Keynote Presentation
How to Solve the 10 Trillion Dollar Problem of Reducing CO2 Emissions?
Easan Sivaniah, Kyoto University, Japan

12:45-13:10 Break

13:10-13:55 Keynote Presentation
Value Creation in Times of Crisis
Gautam Mahajan, Customer Value Foundation, New Delhi, India

14:00-15:00 Online Networking Coffee

10:00-10:10 Welcome Address from the Organising Committee

10:10-11:50 Live-Stream Session 1: Business Administration and Business Economics

11:50-12:00 Break

12:00-13:15 Live-Stream Session 2: Economic and Environmental Sustainability

13:15-13:25 Break

13:25-15:05 Live-Stream Session 3: Business Models

15:05-15:15 Break

15:15-16:55 Live-Stream Session 4: Sustainable Land Use

16:55-17:05 Conference Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on October 12, 2020. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

  • How to solve the 10 Trillion dollar problem of reducing CO2 emissions?
    How to solve the 10 Trillion dollar problem of reducing CO2 emissions?
    Keynote Presentation: Easan Sivaniah
  • Value Creation in Times of Crisis
    Value Creation in Times of Crisis
    Keynote Presentation: Gautam Mahajan
  • Valuing Value
    Valuing Value
    Keynote Presentation: Philip Sugai, Satanan Phattanaprayoonvong & Jakkraphan Phetharn

Final Programme

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The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past ACSEE conferences via the links below.

How to solve the 10 Trillion dollar problem of reducing CO2 emissions?
Keynote Presentation: Easan Sivaniah

As various nations and large multinational corporations set out to reduce carbon emissions by arbitrary, and rolling deadlines, and with suitable catchy bye-lines, e.g. net-zero by 2050, we look at some of the technologies that might have an impact on this, as well a peek into the kinds of activity that OOYOO and Pureosity laboratory are bringing forward from Kyoto
University for socially relevant entrepreneurship during COVID-19 and with a view to 30 years hence.

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Value Creation in Times of Crisis
Keynote Presentation: Gautam Mahajan

All of us are affected by the COVID-19 virus. This wicked problem has put the world in a crisis, both countries and citizens. How can we use Value Creation to overcome this disruptive crisis and to learn from it and to manage it to create a better value creating world? The lessons to be learnt are enunciated. Disruptive crises can destroy value. How do we convert this into creating value? Our ideas about management and work will have to change. How can we make this change a value adding change? Digitisation and internet usage will increase. Face to face interaction will decrease. Globalisation will give way to glocalisation and shorter and less complex supply chains. Moves to reduce inventory and going to Just in Time will increase. It also is an opportunity to relook at our political system and rework our thinking on governance and communities. What should happen to democracy? How to look at a different way of life, somewhat lower growth but with a focus on the environment. What will the new normal be? A more human value creating system or the old capitalistic system?

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Valuing Value
Keynote Presentation: Philip Sugai, Satanan Phattanaprayoonvong & Jakkraphan Phetharn

In 1970 Milton Friedman posited that the sole purpose of a company was to maximize shareholder value, which was then widely embraced as the heart of capitalism in the decades that followed. The resulting primacy of shareholders over non-shareholder stakeholders has resulted in ongoing negative impacts and inequalities in value creation for these “ancillary” stakeholders. As awareness of these negative impacts has grown, in August 2019 The Business Roundtable reframed the purpose of a company as a value-creation entity for seven stakeholders including the firm itself and its customers, shareholders, employees, partners, society and the planet, which was in turn amplified by the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Davos Manifesto which again listed these same seven stakeholders as fundamental to a firm’s success. These announcements offer truly important changes in how businesses approach value measurement and management and have sparked many attempts to create frameworks that would hold firms accountable for their impacts across these seven stakeholders such as GRI, SASB, and B-Lab’s Business Impact Assessment (BIA). Unfortunately to date, none of these (1) Set clear objectives for value creation across each of these stakeholders, and (2) Define exactly how these objectives will be measured and objectively reported on. This presentation outlines the efforts of the authors to collect and compare value impact measurements across all major existing frameworks and organize them in a way that can (1) create clear objectives for value creation across each of these seven stakeholders, and (2) define a clear and transparent measurement and reporting framework to support these objectives.

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