News08 Nov 2017

Prominent environment journalist to keynote PARIMA Singapore 2017 conference

| 08 Nov 2017

The Pan-Asian Risk & Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) has announced prominent award-winning environment journalist Jessica Cheam as the keynote speaker for its upcoming Singapore conference.

Ms Cheam is currently Managing Editor of Eco-Business, a Singapore-headquartered website focused on clean technology, smart cities, responsible business and the sustainable development community in Asia-Pacific. She has more than a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development, and is also a columnist for The Straits Times where she was formerly the political and environment correspondent. She has won many journalism awards.

She is also an adjunct research associate for the Centre for Liveable Cities, a Singapore think tank focused on creating and sharing knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities, and has authored “Forging a Greener Tomorrow: Singapore's journey from slum to ecocity”.

At the PARIMA Singapore 2017 conference on 14 November, Ms Cheam will address sustainability as a key risk issue in her keynote speech. Asia’s economic transformation in recent decades has been unprecedented in pace and scale. But the region’s economic success story masks major fault lines in its development model, and sustainability has since climbed to the top of political and business agendas and has become a key consideration for business resilience. Ms Cheam will discuss how governments and companies today need to re-look their policies and business models – or risk being obsolete in an era where to be sustainable is a competitive advantage.

The conference will also cover other topics including cybersecurity, business continuity planning, insurance regulations and digitalisation.

To register, visit the conference website. Attendance is free for PARIMA members.

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