ABOUT US

The Business Council of Sustainable Development (BCSD) Malaysia

The Business Council for Sustainable Development {BCSD} Malaysia is a CEO-led, action oriented, collaboration and advocacy platform. We convene Members  and stakeholders in a safe pre-competitive collaborative space to develop tools, methodologies and to share best practice. We help embed sustainability into core business strategy and operations to create a competitive advantage for Members.

BCSD Malaysia strives to raise awareness, sharing knowledge and building capacity; advocate the case for sustainability as a business opportunity; bring a collective business voice to engage with policymakers and regulation authorities; initiate projects and programs in collaboration with stakeholders in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

WBCSD’s Global Network Partner

The WBCSD’s Global Network is an alliance of more than 60 CEO-led business organizations worldwide. The Network, encompassing some 5,000 companies, is united by a shared commitment to provide business leadership for sustainable development in their respective countries and regions.

What we do

Raising awareness, sharing knowledge and building capacity

Enhance Member’s understanding of sustainable development and responsible business practices by providing information, training and workshops.

Advocate the case for sustainability as a business opportunity

  • Monitor and share the development of global, regional and local trends, tools, methodologies and best practice that are relevant to Members.
  • Identify risk and opportunities arising from sustainability trends.

Project and programme development

Initiate projects and programs in collaboration with stakeholders in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Policy Advocacy

  • Bring a collective business voice to engage with policy makers and regulation authorities
  • Monitor and share information on policies and regulations that are relevant to Member companies.
  • Collaborate and contribute to policy and regulatory developments.

Our focus areas

Collectively, we advocate for action by partnering with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations.

Our areas of focus are:

  • Circular Economy

  • Cities & Mobility

  • Climate & Energy

  • Food & Nature

  • People

  • Redefining Value

Our people

The strategic direction and activities of BCSD Malaysia are directed by our Board, which consists of representatives from a number of our members. Directors are appointed with a standard tenure of two years. Following the set-up of the CLBG the new Board will be elected at the EGM in 2021.

The Board

Prof. Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid

Company Director and Chairman of the Board

Tan Sri Zakri bin Abdul Hamid has had a distinguished career in science as a researcher, educator, administrator, diplomat and also as the former science adviser to the prime minister of Malaysia.

Prof Dato’ Ir Dr A Bakar Jaafar

Company Director and Honorary Treasurer

Dato’ Ir Dr A. Bakar Jaafar, a Malaysian, is an engineer by profession, an environmental scientist by specialisation, and a maritime expert.

Roberto Benetello

Company Director and Executive Director

Over 20 years of experience in general management in various sectors, international relations, business facilitation and non-profit organisations.

Constant Van Aerschot

Company Director

Constant is the Director Asia Pacific at World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)