Ready for the Climate Change(D) Economy?

Explore how business can be a catalyst for addressing our climate crisis and the challenges and opportunities that the climate changeD economy presents

15 – 18 November 2021   |   Virtual Conference

Unlike Covid-19, which prompted a swift, coordinated global response, climate change is a ‘slow-boil’ problem. If we don’t address it now, it will be too late to rectify it. The whole world is affected and no person, business, or country is exempt.

The blame game will not work. Each of us must act now and play our part to build a sustainable future and adapt to a climate changeD economy.

Join us at LESA 2021 as we explore how business can be a catalyst for addressing our climate crisis and the challenges and opportunities that the climate changeD economy presents.


LESA 2021 is a forum for business leaders and experts to explore:
  • Co-creating sustainable development models for Asia’s businesses
  • Understanding the complexities and challenges of building a sustainable business
  • Looking at trends, shifts, and opportunities brought about by climate change for the region
  • Insights and learnings from on-ground changemakers who are making a sustainable impact
  • Accelerated Masterclasses focused on actionable takeaways
Who Should Attend


  • C-Suites & Senior Management
  • Senior Executives & Business Owners/ Entrepreneurs
  • Individuals interested in climate change


Prof. John D. Sterman

Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management,
Director, MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative



Khoon Tee Tan

Senior Partner, Jakarta,
McKinsey & Company

Dr. Isabella Costa

Climate Change Specialist,
Vale Brazil



Dato’ Marjorie Yang

Chairman & CEO, Esquel Group



Ridhima Pandey

TEDx speaker, BBC’s 100 most empowering and influencing women’s list 2020



Shinbo Won

Head, Investment Stewardship,
Asia ex-Japan, BlackRock


Girish Deshpande

Sustainability Director,
P&G, United Kingdom



Datuk Nora Manaf

Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank




Thank you to our LESA2021 Sponsors




All Access Pass

All Access Pass

RM 1,200/ USD 310

RM 1,200/ USD 310

RM 1,200/
USD 310

Full access to conference:

– All Keynotes
– All Masterclasses
– All Panel Sessions

On-Demand Access

Certificate of Participation

Discovery Pass

Discovery Pass


Limited Access to pre-selected sessions:

– 2 of 4 Keynote Sessions
– 2 of 4 Masterclasses
– 2 of 5 Panel Sessions
– 1 of 2 Open Talk Sessions
– Opening Sessions
– Closing discussion: The Bottom Line, What’s Next?
– ALL Iclif Leadership Energy Awards (ILEA) Sessions










Day 1 | 15 Nov

Day 2 | 16 Nov

Day 3 | 17 Nov

Day 4 | 18 Nov


With the support of our sponsors, LESA 2020 delivered a wide, global impact spanning 49 countries across nine industries. Over 8,000 participants representing 1,543 companies registered for the event, showing that in these unpredictable times, the need and desire for leadership education and resources is more needed than ever.

Registered participants

What people say about LESA

This has proven to be a very successful conference. My observation is that this has proven to be a very successful summit from all angles – record level of participation, country reach, quality of content, diversity and consistently impressive role-players. Truly world-class.”
Datuk Nora A. Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank.
I was deeply moved by the sincerity and the overwhelming troves of knowledge that came through in all of the sessions. I've been in my line of work for quite a few years, more than a decade of which have been in leadership positions. This forum gave me new insights and approaches that I will use to improve myself so I can be better at my main job, which is to help my younger colleagues reach their full potentials. Thank you very much.
Participant from China Daily – Hong Kong
Abundance of information and inspirational works from all panellists and team. Thank you so much for the program. Success!!
Participant from Indonesia
“We truly enjoyed tuning in to the breadth of the topics presented at LESA 2020, listening to the insights and approaches presented each speaker. The summit has also successfully enabled rich conversation among the participants and presenters. Kudos.”
Ahmad Zakky Habibie, Executive Director, Ancora Foundation.
Great sessions! I believe leaders need to have the belief and core purpose and a realisation that we need to do the right thing for better future for all. Energy and grit = key success factors.
Participant from EPF Malaysia
Thank You ASB for organizing an awesome conference. We heard inspiring and impactful talks from powerful leaders and speakers. Truly an enriching 4 days.
Participant from Public Bank Berhad – Malaysia
“I never knew learning from Professors could be so exciting – Prof. Roberto Rigobon was humorous and practical, Prof. Loredana Padurean was so interesting from start to finish. I’m impressed by how colorful and diverse the professors are at MIT and ASB, and enjoyed the conference very much!”
Datin Mornifairos Bt Othman, Executive Vice President, People Leader at Maybank.


The Iclif Leadership Energy Awards celebrates and rewards individuals who channel their time, skills, and energy – to create a better future for the organizations, communities, and countries.

Award Categories

Recognizing business founders, owners, entrepreneurs and employees who create positive, lasting impact within their own teams, departments and enterprises in order to achieve measurable, sustainable results that encompass social, environmental, and economic impacts.

Recognizing the unsung heroes of society – who possess exceptional clarity of their purpose and seek out innovative and sustainable solutions to address critical problems for society and the environment, to propel their communities and societies forward.


(Open to those 30 and below only)

Recognizing the next generation of exemplary leaders aged 30 and below who understand the importance of sustainability and our interdependence, and are able to tap into opportunities to create solutions for the future.


Michio Kaku

Co-founder of the string field theory.

Tan Sri Jemilah Mahmood

Founder of MERCY Malaysia
Special Advisor to Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health

Nicol David

8-time Squash World Champion and Sporting Icon

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple.

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Social activist, tennis player and current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. The first woman to join the Indian Police Service.

Esther Duflo

2019 Nobel Prize in Economics
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT

Aron Ralston

Fearless Adventurer & Subject of the Film, ‘127 Hours’

Aireen Omar

Group President, RedBeat Ventures, AirAsia

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