Carbon Footprint Workshop
- 16:00 - 16:03
- Opening Remark
- Dith Sochal Chairman of Sustainable Finance Committee
- 16:03 - 16:08
- Introduction to ABC and USAID Green Invest Asia collaboration, and linkage between ABC Sustainable Finance Principles and Carbon Footprint Christy Owen, Chief of Party, USAID Green Invest Asia
- 16:08 - 16:25
- Carbon footprint for Financial Institutions – Why and How? Mariano Mejia, Consultant, South Pole
- 16:25 - 16:40
- Case study
- Rabo Foundation and USAID Green Invest Asia collaboration on assessing carbon footprint of agricultural investments in coffee and soybean in Indonesia Diva Tanzil, Sustainability Banking Specialist, Rabo Foundation
- 16:40 - 16:50
- Interactive session
- Brief survey on current status and interest in developing carbon footprint Binod Chapagain, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, USAID Green Invest Asia
- 16:50 - 17:00
- Q&A and closing
Binod CHAPAGAINMONITORING AND EVALUATION ADVISOR AT USAID GREEN INVEST ASIA
Binod brings over 20 years of international development experience, including work in social forestry and natural resource management. Currently, he works as the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for USAID Green Invest Asia and leads the program’s performance planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, also overseeing all data collection, analysis and reporting. Binod holds PhD in Development Studies from the Australian National University.
Christy OWENCHIEF OF PARTY AT USAID GREEN INVEST ASIA
Ms. Owen serves as the Chief of Party for USAID Green Invest Asia, and Thailand Country Director for the global NGO, Pact, Inc. She oversees a team mobilizing private investment into low-emission agriculture and forestry practices across Southeast Asia.
She has spent nearly 20 years designing and implementing environmental management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change projects in the Philippines, Venezuela, EI Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, and the lower Mekong region.
Diva TANZILSUSTAINABILITY BANKING SPECIALIST AT RABO FOUNDATION
Chintara Diva Tanzil is the Sustainability Banking Specialist for Rabo Foundation. Rabo Foundation is Rabobank Group’s social fund. Rabobank Foundation’s target group are the millions of small-scale farmers that form the basis for the supply chain in developing countries. RF efforts are geared to strengthening farming communities’ economic base through providing access to finance, access to knowledge and network. She is responsible for originating and managing projects across Indonesia together with the Rabo Foundation team. Diva has also worked on collaborative projects – bringing organizations together to work on shared sustainability endeavors.
John MCGINLEYPARTNER AT USAID GREEN INVEST ASIA AND MEKONG STRATEGIC PARTNERS
As Managing Partner of Mekong Strategic Partners (MSP) and Strategic Advisor to USAID Green Invest Asia, Mr. McGinley brings two decades of experience in banking and financial services, strategy, and the international development sector. He has successfully built high-performing businesses across the Mekong Region. Prior to founding MSP, John worked for ANZ (Australia & New Zealand) Bank for the Greater Mekong Region and led the bank’s approach to market entry and expansion across the Greater Mekong Region.
Mariano MEJIACONSULTANT AT SOUTH POLE
Mariano is a sustainability consultant with experience in corporate sustainability, climate finance and sustainable supply chains in Europe, Americas and Asia. He has supported world leading clients from the private and public sectors, as well as sustainability-focused organizations across multiple stages of their sustainability journey. This includes identification of risks and opportunities, GHG accounting and sustainability reporting, benchmarking against best practice, strategy development and project implementation. He graduated as an Environmental Scientist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and later completed a MSc in Ecological Economics at the University of Edinburgh.
Sochal DithCEO OF FOREIGN TRADE BANK OF CAMBODIA (FTB)
Mr. Dith has around 20-year experience in finance and banking industry. Over the years, he has held various roles across a number of institutions including with PWC, NBC, ANZ prior to his current posting with FTB. He holds an MBA degree. He is also an executive council member of ABC since 2019 and held as Chairperson of Sustainable Finance Committee.