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 – 16 March 2023   |   Hybrid 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 2023 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 2023 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


Andrew McAfee
Co-Director & Tech for Good Research Group Lead,​ Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Parag Khana
Managing Partner at FutureMap
Strategic Advisor to Governments and Global Companies, Bestselling Author, TED Speaker​
Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood​
Founder of MERCY Malaysia ​
Special Advisor to Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health


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



Dr. Alvy Ray Smith
Co-founder of Pixar


Chris Gardner
Inspirational Speaker addressing the keys to overcome obstacles and breaking cycles and passionate philanthropist



Datuk Nora Manaf
Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank



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



Jimmy Wales
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Web Celeb”, Jimmy Donal Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer and technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia.



Steve Wozniak
Co-Founder of Apple.



Datuk Nicol David
8-time Squash World Champion and Sporting Icon



Thank you to our LESA2021 Sponsors




As Malaysia transitions to the endemic phase, we are thrilled to welcome LESA 2023 guests to our brand new, state-of-the-art campus located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. 400 in-person participants will be able to flexibly enjoy sessions in hybrid mode according to their preference, with and additional 1,600+ online viewers tuning in from the comfort of their offices and homes.
Registered participants
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What people say about LESA

“Well-done. I love everything, your team has put incredible effort to make this conference run smoothly and effectively. Magnificent work. I look forward to attending this again next year.”
Cheng Bunlong, Maybank, Cambodia​
"Good coverage of topics from speakers from climate simulator to Gen Z to sustainable food production. And congratulations to winners of the ILEA Business Leader Awards where investment companies should invest into these businesses for growing scale to create an impact.”
Gan Khong Bee, Public Bank, Malaysia
“A solid lineup of topics and a really good choice of speakers. Love the virtual setup as well”
Alodia Ivy, Celebrity Sports Plaza, Inc., Philippines
Looking forward to such informative and futuristic conferences as LESA 2021 in the future. Glad to be part of this event and to get a wider perspective of challenges faced by businesses.
Parthasarathy, Special Technical Services, India​
“Very fruitful event. It's an eye-opener for all of us from all the insightful sharing. Thank you LESA.”
Audria Denada, JPA Sabah, Malaysia
“Very informative and comprehensive, with many new and insightful ideas and studies presented. Great line up of speakers! During the panelists' discussion, it was an interactive one.”
Albert Lee, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, Philippines


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.

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