Event Details

The Sustainability Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, in partnership with Unilever Philippines and Mondelez Philippines will be conducting an event entitled "Carbon Emissions Reduction: What Can We Do?" on May 18, 12 NN - 2:30 PM at the Robert Sears Hall of AmCham office.

This event will be discussing the following topics: (1) Priorities of CCC for 2023-2027; (2) Programs and Projects Undertaken to Reduce Carbon Emissions; (3) Climate Action: Purpose and Progress; (4) Efforts of Private Companies on Carbon Emissions Reduction; (5) Efforts of SMEs on Carbon Emissions Reduction; and (6) Building a Decarbonization Strategy for your Business to assess the status and possible solutions regarding carbon emissions reduction.



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  • Secretary Robert E.A. Borje (Vice Chairperson and Executive Director of Climate Change Commission)

    Secretary Robert E.A. Borje

    Vice Chairperson and Executive Director of Climate Change Commission

    Secretary Borje was appointed Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission on 08 March 2022 for a term of six (6) years.

    A career diplomat in the Philippine Foreign Service, Mr. Borje brings to the Climate Change Commission nearly two (2) decades of experience in multilateral and bilateral diplomacy and negotiations in climate change and sustainable development and the nexus with disaster preparedness and resiliency, migration, and international security.

    He was Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and advised the Office of the President on key multilateral and bilateral issues. Mr. Borje was the Office of the President’s focal point in the development, articulation, coordination and implementation of the Philippines’ independent foreign policy for nearly six (6) years, with focus on Philippine strategic interests in climate change and sustainable development agenda, disaster risk reduction and resilience, migrant workers’ right, and regional and international security.

    Mr. Borje has served as President Duterte’s Special Envoy to Japan, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, to advance bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including climate change and disaster resilience.

    Prior to his appointment to the Office of the President, Mr. Borje was Director for the Oceans Governance Division of the Maritime and Ocean Affairs Office and then Director for South and Central Asia at the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

    Mr. Borje’s foreign assignments include the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations in New York.

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  • Mr. Allan Barcena (Executive Director of Net Zero Carbon Alliance (NZCA))

    Mr. Allan Barcena

    Executive Director of Net Zero Carbon Alliance (NZCA)

    Allan Barcena is the Assistant Vice President and Head of Corporate Relations and Communications at Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the largest pure renewable energy company in the Philippines and the largest integrated geothermal company in the world. He is concurrently the Executive Director of the Net Zero Carbon Alliance, the country’s first private sector-led initiative towards carbon neutrality.

    EDC maintains a broad portfolio of CSR programs that cover education, environment, and community development. Allan is also the current Chairman of the Mount Apo Foundation, Inc. (MAFI) and Keitech Educational Foundation, Inc. (KEFI), both CSR foundations of EDC.

    Prior to EDC, he worked with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines for 20 years where he served in various leadership positions.

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  • Jasser Morales (Health Safety and Environment Plant Lead at Mondelez Philippines)

    Jasser Morales

    Health Safety and Environment Plant Lead at Mondelez Philippines

    Jasser is a Health, Environment, and Safety (HES) professional with more than 10 years of experience in managing and implementing HES management system, continual improvement, root cause analysis, hazards and risk management, and compliance auditing.

    He is a Reliability Engineer with more than two years experience in implementing reliability and integrity management processes, and managing engineering, and reliability-improvement projects.

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  • Ms. Reese Fernandez -Ruiz (Co-Founder of Rags2Riches)

    Ms. Reese Fernandez -Ruiz

    Co-Founder of Rags2Riches

    Reese Fernandez-Ruiz is a renowned social entrepreneur, business model designer, systems designer, and public speaker, and the President and Co-Founder of Intentionality, Inc., the owner of the brand Rags2Riches. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her exceptional work in the field of social entrepreneurship, sustainability, and women empowerment.

    In March 2023, Reese was recognized as an Italian Design Day Awardee, along with 19 other Filipino design luminaries. In January 2023, she was a panelist on MSMEs Going Global Multilateral Session and represented the Philippines and MSME at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In November 2022, she was named Asia's Most Influential 2022 by Philippine Tatler and Asia Tatler, and in October 2022, she received the Gawad Parangal Award from the Quezon City government for her outstanding contributions.

    Reese's outstanding achievements also include being a speaker and panelist at the World Trade Organization Trade Dialogues in Geneva, Switzerland, and a Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs awardee in 2015. She was also recognized as a Young Global Business Leader by Asia New Zealand Foundation in 2017, and a Generation T 100 Influencer by Philippine Tatler Magazine in 2016.

    Moreover, Reese was selected as one of the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2012 and was recognized as an Entrepreneur for the Year in the Young Entrepreneur Category by the World Entrepreneurship Forum and EMLYON Business School in 2011. She was also a Rolex Young Laureates Award Winner in 2010 and one of 20 Young Social Entrepreneurs of the World by YouthActionNet Global Fellow in 2008.

    Reese Fernandez-Ruiz's exemplary leadership, innovative business model designs, and sustainable solutions have made her an inspiration to many. Her unwavering commitment to social entrepreneurship and sustainability has earned her a reputation as a transformative leader and advocate for change.

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  • Mr. Rondell Torres (Sustainability Lead at Unilever Philippines)

    Mr. Rondell Torres

    Sustainability Lead at Unilever Philippines

    Rondell Torres is Philippine Sustainability Lead for Unilever. He, along with many of the team, is currently driving the ambitious sustainability agenda under the Unilever Compass to harness our brands, our people, and our partners to tackle the issues our consumers and stakeholders care deeply about, such as climate change, plastic pollution and inequality.
    We are determined to prove that our purpose-led, future-fit business model delivers superior performance, with the Unilever Compass as our strategy to deliver growth that is consistent, competitive, profitable and responsible.
    Rondell brings with him many years of experience in the sectors of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility; Public Affairs and Communications; and Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Management. He is a BS Psychology graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University and obtained his MA in Marketing & Communications from the University of the Arts London – London College of Communications.

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  • Mr. Bonar Laureto (Director for Climate & Sustainability of Deloitte Philippines)

    Mr. Bonar Laureto

    Director for Climate & Sustainability of Deloitte Philippines

    Mr. Bonar Laureto, currently serving as the Director of Climate & Sustainability - Risk Advisory at Deloitte Philippines, brings a wealth of experience in the realm of sustainability and climate change. His areas of specialization encompass Decarbonization & Low Carbon Development, Climate Risk Assessment, Sustainable Finance, Green Jobs & Just Transition, Circular Economy, and Nature & Biodiversity.

    In his role at Deloitte, Mr. Laureto advises CEOs and senior management teams across Southeast Asia, helping them integrate sustainability into a wide range of business operations. His work spans diverse sectors, assisting companies in crafting their sustainability strategies, ambitions, roadmaps, and integrating sustainability into their Enterprise Risk Management, Business Strategy, Innovation, Performance Management, and Reporting.

    Beyond his individual engagements with companies, Mr. Laureto has extensive experience collaborating with multi-stakeholder groups to address systemic societal challenges. His experience in climate change mitigation efforts is particularly noteworthy. He has contributed to projects with the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the World Resources Institute, and his initiatives in the field of Nature & Biodiversity include the establishment of marine protected areas and the development of carbon forestry investments.

    On the academic front, Mr. Laureto holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Cum Laude) from Central Mindanao University, Philippines, and has completed coursework for a Masters in Environment and Natural Resources Management. He is an alumnus of the Bridging Leaders’ Initiative for Climate Resilience program at the Asian Institute of Management.

    In addition, Mr. Laureto is a certified trainer for both the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards from the Global Reporting Initiative and the Business Ecosystems Training from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He also serves as a member of the Philippine Sustainability Reporting Committee under the Philippine Financial and Sustainability Reporting Standards Council (FSRSC).

    With such a breadth of experience and qualifications, Mr. Laureto stands as a credible authority on building decarbonization strategies for businesses. His insights will be invaluable to those seeking to understand and implement sustainable business practices.

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