Palm Oil Processing

7th IPOSC: Shifting Sustainability Compliance into Sustainability Stewardship

7th IPOSC: Shifting Sustainability Compliance into Sustainability Stewardship
  • Date From 13th September 2022
  • Date To 13th September 2022
  • Price MYR 500, open to all.
  • Location Ballroom 1 & 2, Level 2, InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) is a corporate established to promote the market expansion of Malaysian palm oil and its products by enhancing the image of palm oil and creating better acceptance of palm oil through awareness of various technological and economic advantages (techno-economic advantages) and environmental sustainability. POPSIG proudly acknowledges the support provided by MPOC to our activities since 2019.


The International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference 2022 (IPOSC 2022) is MPOC’s biannual conference that highlights the sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Malaysian palm oil industry to stakeholders involved in the palm oil sustainability debate. IPOSC 2022 has now approached its 7th edition since its introduction in 2008. The event partners are Malaysian Palm Oil Green Conservation Foundation (MPOGCF) and Sime Darby Plantation Berhad; the Gold Sponsor to IPOSC 2022 is Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC); and, the Bronze Sponsor is FGV Holdings Berhad.


IPOSC 2022 is intended as a targeted platform to update the stakeholders on pertinent and emerging sustainability developments in the industry. There is a crucial need to continue engaging and update the Malaysian palm oil industry, as IPOSC 2022 is only organized biannually, and there are a number of sustainability concerns that have emerged since, which include global initiatives to achieve Net Carbon Zero and decarbonisation efforts, green financing and ESG opportunities, as well as international deforestation-linked legislations which will impact commodities like palm oil.


Shifting Sustainability Compliance into Sustainability Stewardship

The palm oil industry has been one of the sectors at the forefront of sustainability initiatives, which include sustainability certifications, sustainability reporting and ESG governance. The theme for IPOSC 2022 is “Shifting Sustainability Compliance into Sustainability Stewardship”, as MPOC would like to position the Malaysian palm oil industry as a leader in Malaysia’s corporate sectors and industries’ sustainability and ESG engagements.


IPOSC 2022 will feature presentations from experts who will share their views on the recent developments and possible solutions on the current sustainability concerns and challenges. The topics include:

Net Zero and Decarbonisation Opportunities in the Palm Oil Industry

Opportunities and constraints in the palm oil industry to achieve Net Zero and decarbonisation efforts, in line with the global commitment to achieve carbon neutrality as early as 2050.

Global Sustainability Trade Barriers and Accelerators

Sustainability initiatives in the financial, consumer and biofuels sectors, which include the roles of Green Financing, ESG investments and low-ILUC risk biofuels certifications.

Target audience

Plantation and agriculture-based companies, policy makers, financial institutions, service and consultancy providers, NGOs, media, manufactures and producers, academia and local and international stakeholders with an interest in the palm oil sustainability and ESG developments, voluntary carbon markets and green financing.


09:00–17:30 MYT.


  • 07:30—09:00
    Registration with Welcome Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
  • 09:00—09:30 
    Welcoming Remarks by YBrs. Puan Wan Aishah Wan Hamid, CEO of MPOC; Launching of MySawit Adventure Educational Toolkit; MPOC & POPSIG Infographic Competition Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 09:30—10:10 
    Plenary Paper: The Role of Malaysian Corporations in Shifting Sustainability Compliance to Sustainability Stewardship - by YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid, Joint Chairman, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) & Former Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 10:10—10:40 
    Coffee Break / Exhibition & Networking

Session 1: Net Zero / Decarbonisation of the Palm Oil Industry - Where are the Opportunities and Constraints?

  • 10:40—11:10 
    Paper 1: Navigating the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry towards Sustainability Stewardship - by Pubadi Govindasamy, Senior Undersecretary, Strategic Planning and International Division, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), Malaysia
  • 11:10—11:40 
    Paper 2: Net Zero Emissions - Current and Emerging Mechanisms - by Shruti Singh, Regional Director, Climate Strategies, APAC, Southpole
  • 11:40—12:10 
    Paper 3: Sime Darby Plantation's Decarbonisation Journey - by Rashyid Redza Anwarudin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
  • 12:10—12:30 
    Q&A Session
  • 12:30—14:00 
    Lunch / Exhibition & Networking

Session 2: Global Sustainability Trade Barriers and Accelerators

  • 14:00—14:20 
    Paper 1: Working with Independent Smallholders towards Sustainable Production and Certification - by Teoh Cheng Hai, Senior Advisor, Solidaridad Network Asia & Dr Law Chu Chien, Country Manager, Solidaridad Network Malaysia
  • 14:20—14:40 
    Paper 2: ESG and Sustainability Reporting - is it Verifiable, Auditable and Trustworthy? - by Nik Shahrizal Sulaiman, Risk Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia
  • 14:40—15:00 
    Paper 3: Opportunities in EU's Low-ILUC Risk Fuel Voluntary Certification Scheme - by Andreas Feige, Managing Director, Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH
  • 15:00—15:20 
    Paper 4: The EU Deforestation Regulation Proposal and Current Efforts to Strengthen EU-Malaysia Dialogue on Sustainable Palm Oil - by Henriette Faergemann, Environment Counsellor at EU Delegation Indonesian and EU lead for KAMI
  • 15:20—15:40 
    Q&A Session
  • 15:40—16:00 
    Tea Break / Exhibition & Networking

Forum: Moving Towards Net Zero and Decarbonisation - The Future of Certification and Sustainability

  • 16:00—17:30 
    Moderated by: Dr Ruslan Abdullah, Director, Science, Environment & Sustainability, Malaysian Palm Oil Council
    • Benjamin Loh, Senior Manager - Sustainable Commodity, WWF-Malaysia
    • Joseph D'Cruz, CEO, Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
    • YBhg. Datuk Haji Daud Amatzin, CEO, Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC)
    • Rufimy Yii See Khin, Deputy Head, Corporate Banking Malaysia, CIMB Bank
  • 17:30 
    End of IPOSC 2022

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