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This month, our guest speaker is John Ditty who oversees the corporate citizenship and sustainability program at KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia. In his presentation, John will give an overview from the international business perspective about the general concepts of corporate sustainability, CSR, and ESG, which includes a brief look at the International Business Council’s ESG metrics and disclosures, and a few tips on initial actions companies can take when thinking about improving relevant ESG metrics.
John Ditty has been living and working in Vietnam since 1993. From 2004 to 2009 he was KPMG’s Managing Partner of the Audit practice and from 2009 to 2018 he was the Managing Partner of the Advisory practice. He was the Quality & Risk Management Partner for the firm from 2004 until 2014, Chairman of the firm for four years until 2014 and, since 2018, he has been specifically responsible for Trust and Citizenship and for Quality & Risk Management for the Deals, Tax, Legal and Consulting businesses. John currently oversees KPMG’s Citizenship and Sustainability programs. In addition he has served as:
Advisory Committee member for the Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP),
Chairman of the Vietnam Advisory Committee for CPA Australia;
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Loreto Vietnam Australia Program; and
Spoken regularly at public events in Vietnam on Citizenship and Sustainability matters
Ratification of the Minutes for the Meeting Held on 15 December 2020 (Marcus Giles, Director Business Development, CME Solar Investment)
Welcoming New Members (Gregory Testerman, Chairman, AmCham Vietnam ESG Committee)
Monthly Presentations by Committee Members of their Companies’ Activities
Selection of two members to make brief presentations in the February meeting
Changes to the ESG Committee’s Leadership Team (Van Ly, Fundraising/Communications, East Meets West)
Election of the new co-Chair, replacing Ly Le of Coca-Cola
Ratification of the Committee’s Action Plan for 2021 (Gregory Testerman, Chairman, AmCham Vietnam ESG Committee)
Distribution of members’ responsibilities for the various elements of the Action Plan 2021
Preparation of a list of Committee members, with short descriptions of their activities
Presentation to the Committee by John Ditty, KPMG: An International Perspective on ESG, Sustainability, and CSR