MVB Showed Strong Commitment in Sustainability with “Sustainability for Indonesia’s Key Economic Sectors” Seminar

Publish at 2019-11-19

MVB Indonesia hosted the 2019 Sustainable Business Conference, in Raffles Jakarta, on 7th November with aim discussing the factors behind Indonesia’s sustainability and seeking solutions that benefit people, profit and planet.

MVB Indonesia brought together a great diversity of speakers and experts from the business, academic, NGO and government sectors to generate great ideas and initiate discussions that could open up further avenues for planning and implementation of new practices in Indonesia.

This year’s Conference theme, ‘Sustainability for Indonesia’s Key Economic Sectors” was opened by MVB Chairman, Alistair Speirs and welcomed by CEO of MVB, Eamonn Sadler.

The conference was separated into four panels with different subjects of discussions, preceded by keynote speeches delivered by Amanda Katili Niode, Manager of the Climate Reality Project and Martin Jacobson, the CEO of Supertext.

The first panel started with subject on “The Major Challenges for All Industries : Waste, Water, and Energy and how they impact on the environment and the whole business and investment scene” with presenting experts Steve Piro, CEO & Founder of Synergy Energy Solutions, Didier Perez, President Director of PT PIPA, Lastyo Lukito, Director of External Affairs of The Nature Conservancy, Faiza Fauziah, Partnership & Program Development of Waste4Change and Riki Frindos as Executive Director of KEHATI, moderated by CEO of MVB, Eamonn Sadler.

The second panel continued with, Sustainable Food and Beverage Industries” on product innovation and the business commitment to sustainability, presented by Helianti Hilman, Founder of JAVARA, Karyanto Wibowo, Director of Sustainable Development of Danone – Aqua and Lucia Karina, Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.

The third panel discussed “Sustainable Tourism” on how preserving nature and development of sustainable tourism is essential, the speakers presenting were, Alistair Speirs, Chairman of MVB, Sufintri Rahayu, Public Relations Director of TRAVELOKAand Susan Santos De Cárdenas, President & CEO of Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development, Inc. 

The last panel, moderated by Alistair Speirs, discussed “Sustainable Garment & Fashion”, the growing importance of sustainable garment and fashion and the fast fashion impact on environment. The presenting speakers were Marina Chahboune, Sustainability Specialist of Closed Loop Fashion, Jessica Vilhelmson, Country Manager Indonesia of H&M Indonesia, Jean Pierre Seveke, President Director of Hollit International and David Forsgate, Chief Representative Officer of ERALDA.

The Conference closed with a summary and conclusion by Alistair Speirs and Eamonn Sadler.

“Finally Indonesia logs on to sustainability and its absolute importance in the future development of the country and most sectors are responding to the challenge, but there is a long way to go,” said Alistair Speirs. “Four years ago no-one was really interested, now it’s a hot topic. Next it needs to be a national government imperative!’

A very special thanks to all Most Valued Business (MVB) 2019 Partners who supported the Conference and the overall MVB 2019 program :


  • The Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)
  • National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR)
  • Indonesia Economic Forum
  • The Climate Reality Project


  • CECT Trisakti 
  • Kiroyan Partners
  • BINUS University 
  • Waste4Change
  • Synergy Energy Solutions
  • ActionCOACH
  • Baywa r.e.
  • SGS Indonesia
  • Towards Sustainable Business
  • Bravo One
  • Eco Mantra