08:30 – 09:00 Check-in
09:00 – 10:00 Welcome Speech
+ BeluxCham Vietnam
+ Belgian Ambassador
+ Luxembourg Embassy
+ Awex CEO
+ Ho Chi Minh City Leader
10:00 – 10:20 Keynote Address: “Prioritizing Social Impact and Good Governance in ESG in Vietnam“
By Ms. Dzeneta Mulabegovic – Strategic Specialist at UNDP Vietnam
10:20 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:00 Keynote Address: “Operational business impact of ESG”
By Mr. Bruno Jaspaert – CEO of DEEP C Industrial Zones
11:00 – 11:15 Keynote Address: “Children is Everyone’s Business: ESG, Children and Well-being”
By Ms. Rana Flowers – UNICEF Representative in Vietnam
11:15 – 11:30 Keynote Address: “The importance of ESG in Vietnamese SME companies”
By Mr. Nguyễn Đức Bình – Director of Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center – VCCI
11:30 – 11:45
Ms Rana Flowers, Representative of UNICEF Viet Nam
UNICEF Viet Nam’s team of 63 staff supported by 13 UN Volunteers working in two offices (Hanoi and HCMC) is led by Rana Flowers since March 2019.
With child rights and the achievement of the SDG high on her agenda, Ms Flowers joined the UNICEF team in catalyzing change for children together with the Government of Viet Nam. She brings a bold and creative energy to UNICEF’s work –continuing the crucial work done to reach the most vulnerable children such as those with disabilities, from ethnic minority groups or migrants, creating new partnerships, drawing on the strengths of the private sector and the comparative advantages of other UN Agencies.
Ms Flowers responsibilities include mobilizing support to introduce new approaches, to test these, to support Government to ensure policy and legislation keep pace with the opportunities and challenges for children in a modern Viet Nam; and then to advocate that the policy is implemented at scale, benefiting all children across Viet Nam. Prior to her appointment as UNICEF’s Representative to Viet Nam, she served as UNICEF Representative in China, Cambodia, Mongolia and Belize, bringing more than 25 years of experience in international development. She came to UNICEF with over 10 years of experience working on child development and policy advocacy in her home country, Australia, as well as in the United Kingdom. An experienced UNICEF manager, Ms Flowers brings a passion for children’s rights and a creative spirit that seeks solutions to development challenges. Most of all, she thrives working hand in hand with the strong, dedicated and incredibly hard working teams of UNICEF. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration, and bachelor’s degrees in both Social Work and Arts. She is married and the mother of two stepchildren and two daughters
Ms Dženeta Mulabegović, Strategic specialist of UNDP Viet Nam
With over 15 years of experience in diplomacy and development, Ms Dženeta Mulabegović is currently appointed as a strategic specialist at UNDP Viet Nam to focus on engaging with the private sector in sustainable development. This includes work on different portfolios, such as Responsible Business Conduct, Circular Economy, and Social Impact Businesses. As a diplomat in the Foreign Service of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, she was previously posted to France and Brussels and has worked for the EU Delegation in Algeria. Besides sustainable development, her past experiences also include working on public diplomacy, human rights, mixed migration and international security.
Ms Mulabegovic holds master’s degrees in Political Science and International Law from University of Amsterdam, and has throughout her career continued her academic development through professional training, most recently on Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies at the University of Cambridge.
Bruno Jaspaert, CEO, chairman and legal representative of DEEP C Industrial Zones
Bruno Jaspaert is since 2018 the CEO, chairman and legal representative of DEEP C Industrial Zones, one of the biggest industrial zone developers in Vietnam that started 26 years ago its activities. The company is currently active in Hai Phong and Quang Ninh province and develops a land portfolio of 3400 ha in and around the new deep sea port of Lach Huyen. He is also the CEO of the Hong Kong based investment holding IAI (Infra Asia Investment) which is owned by Ackermans & Van Haren, a Belgian stock listed BEL20 company (AVH). Prior to his current position, he has more than 25 years of demonstrated experience in sales, business development, production as well as innovation and strategy management in leading multinational companies throughout Asia and Europe in the chemical, logistics, steel and oil & gas industry.
Bruno is holding a master degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a master degree in Commercial Engineering from EHSAL Management University. His current main focus is to prove one can create economic growth in a sustainable way. To achieve this he is converting the DEEP C Industrial Zones business model into an autonomous eco industrial park setup providing sustainable utilities, water treatment, inland waterway connections and waste recycling.