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28 Feb 2018

Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – Challenges and Opportunities

Learn from Community Business’ decade of expertise on D&I including developing a successful D&I strategy and the business case

Description

Research has shown that diverse and inclusive workplaces improve employee engagement, drive creativity and innovation, are better at managing risk and ultimately lead to stronger organisational performance. Join this meeting to learn from Community Business’ decade of expertise on D&I -  how to go about developing a successful D&I strategy, the business case, the challenges and what some leading companies are doing in this space. 

Who should attend:

Senior business leaders and managers in corporate affairs/communications, CSR, HR; NGO/SE managers

Discounts may apply based on your membership, log in or see memberships for information. 

Event Speakers

  • Fern Ngai

    Fern Ngai

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    Chief Executive Officer, Community Business
    Moderator
  • Tina Arcilla

    Tina Arcilla

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    Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), Community Business
    Speaker
  • Pat-Nie Woo

    Pat-Nie Woo

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    Partner, KPMG
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  • Anju Singh

    Anju Singh

    Previously Senior Manager – Inclusion & Collaboration, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China, Cisco
    Speaker

Chief Executive Officer, Community Business

Fern Ngai

Fern Ngai is Chief Executive Officer of Community Business, based in Hong Kong, responsible for leading the organisation into its next stage of growth.
Under Fern’s leadership since October 2012, Community Business has expanded its products and services, established a subsidiary in India, and launched the LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Index, the first and only benchmark for workplace inclusion practices and initiatives for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees in Asia.
Fern has been actively involved in and passionate about corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion, in her voluntary role as Board Director of KELY Support Group, a Hong Kong charity dedicated to supporting young people, and in her previous roles at Standard Chartered Bank.
During her 25-year career at Standard Chartered, Fern held leadership roles at both local and regional levels, in the human resources, technology and operations, Asian governance, and corporate affairs functions. Fern was the bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion in Hong Kong, a Living with HIV Ambassador, and Director of Programme Care, an employee-led community care and volunteering organisation. Prior to Standard Chartered, Fern worked in the information technology field in Canada.

Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), Community Business

Tina Arcilla

Tina is Senior Manager, based in Hong Kong.  She is responsible for managing the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), the leading network of companies and professionals committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in Asia.
Tina was lauded for her student activism and her work on various official and student-led publications when she studied in university. She was also awarded the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award, a national accolade for young leaders in the Philippines.
Prior to joining Community Business, Tina was a corporate governance advocate working with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) of Philippines. There she managed ICD Fellows membership, updated Professional Directors Programme, developed bespoke board governance tools for a major bank, and helped organise the 2009 OECD Asian Roundtable.
Graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific in Manila, Philippines, Tina holds a Bachelor degree of Arts in Political Economy.  She is fluent in English.

Partner, KPMG

Pat-Nie Woo

Pat is a Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability at KPMG who oversees Corporate Social Responsibility. He is a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Climate Change & Sustainability (“CC&S”) and a member of the KPMG Global CC&S network. Pat has been active for over 10 years in the field of sustainable development in his previous role as a director at Central Textiles.
Pat currently serves on the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) on their Sustainable Business Network Task Force on Banking and Finance. As a member of the market development committee of the Financial Services Development Council (“FSDC”), Pat supports government initiatives to develop a green finance ecosystem. He is a founding member of Hong Kong’s Green Finance Taskforce.
Pat currently serves as the Chairman of the CSR Committee at American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Energy and Environmental Committee at the British Chamber of Commerce.

Previously Senior Manager – Inclusion & Collaboration, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China, Cisco

Anju Singh