THE MAGELLAN SUTERA RESORT KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA
12 - 15 NOVEMBER 2018

RT16 Programme


Updated as at 11 November 2018
The Organiser reserves the right to change the conference date, speakers, programme content and event venue should circumstances so require.
THEME: A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVING MARKET TRANSFORMATION
Monday, 12 November 2018
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration Opens
Grand Ballroom Foyer
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Welcome Reception
Magellan Lobby
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
9:00am
Preparatory Cluster 1
Sustainability Leadership: Policy, Practice and Partnerships

MODERATOR
Professor Erik Meijaard
Director, Borneo Futures Sdn Bhd & Chair, IUCN Oil Palm Task Force

SPEAKERS
Community Partnerships for Sustainable Landscape Conservation
Lim Sian Choo
Group Head of Corporate Secretarial Services & CSR,
Bumitama Agri Ltd


Guidelines for Social HCV Remediation & Compensation Procedures
Fenneke Brascamp
Program Manager Sustainable Landscapes, Aidenvironment Asia

Measure in Order to Manage: Addressing Deforestation Risks with Global Forest Watch Pro
Anne Rosenbarger
Southeast Asia Commodities Manager in the Food, Forests and Water Program, World Resources Institute

Palm Oil NGO Alliance
John Payne
Executive Director, PONGO Alliance
Ballroom 1
9:00am
Preparatory Cluster 2
Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

MODERATOR
Ashwin Selvaraj
Head of Smallholder Programme, RSPO

SPEAKERS
Rob Nicholls
General Manager of Programs & Projects PlantationPT Musim Mas

Supporting Smallholders Towards Sustainable Production of Palm Oil-Wild Asia's Approach
Sheila Senathirajah
Program Director for the Palm Oil Initiative Program, WildAsia

An Incusive Model for Independent Smallholders in Africa - NedOil, Sierra Leone
Mohamed K Kamara
General Manager, Natural Habitats - NedOil 
Ballroom 2
10:30am
Coffee Break
Foyer
11:00am
Preparatory Cluster 3
Supply Chain Targets and Progress

MODERATOR
Mark Wong
Head of Downstream Sustainability, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

SPEAKERS
RSPO Regional Targets and Progress
Inke van der Sluijs
Head of European Operations, RSPO

Smallholder Support Through RSPO Credits
Jalal Sayuti
Group Manager, Gapoktan Tanjung Sehati

NGO Reflections on RSPO Progress and Drivers for Market Transformation
Dave McLaughlin
Sr. Advisor - Strategy, Conservation International

Successful Market Transformation: An Example from Germany
Andreas Knoell
Secretary General, FONAP
Ballroom 1
11:00am
Preparatory Cluster 4
Jurisdictional Approaches: Delivering Sustainable and Deforestation-free Palm Oil

MODERATOR
Dr Gary Theseira
Special Functions Officer, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Malaysia (MESTECC)

SPEAKERS
Jurisdictional Certification: A Pathway for Sustainable and Inclusive Palm Oil Production in Seruyan District, Central Kalimantan
Yulhaidir
Head of Regency, Seruyan District, Central Kalimantan

Building Policy and Structural Resilience Through Multi-Stakeholder Governance Coalition
Frederick Kugan
Deputy Conservator of Forests, Sabah Forestry Department

Towards Robust and Well-Enforced Land Use Plans at Ecuador
Patricia Serrano
REDD+ Component Coordinator & Financing- PROAmazonía, United Nations Development Programme 
Ballroom 2
12:30pm
Lunch
TBC
2:00pm
Preparatory Cluster 5
The Research Agenda: 5W's and 1H

MODERATOR
Dr Gary Theseira
Special Functions Officer, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Malaysia (MESTECC)

SPEAKERS
Understanding the Impacts of RSPO: Exploring the Options
Dr Kristin Komives 
Impacts Director, ISEAL Alliance

Assessing the Impact of RSPO Certification on Forest Cover and Orangutans; the Borneo Perspective 
Professor Erik Meijaard 
Director, Borneo Futures Sdn Bhd & Chair, IUCN Oil Palm Task Force

Impacts of RSPO Certification on Smallholders' Land Use Planning
Dr Jennifer Lucey
Programme Manager for SEnSOR Programme & Knowledge Exchange Fellow, University of Oxford    

A Research Agenda for Action - The 5Ws' & 1H
Oi Soo Chin
Impacts & Evaluation Director, RSPO
Ballroom 1
2:00pm
Preparatory Cluster 6
Assurance! Have We Done Enough?

MODERATOR
Paul Wolvekamp
Advisor, BothEnds 

SPEAKERS
Pertinent Elements of the Revised RSPO Certification System Document 
Aminah Ang
Head of Certification, RSPO

Challenges and Opportunities in NPP Verification
Aryo Gustomo
Global RSPO Accreditation Manager, SGS Indonesia

Accreditation Updates
Sanjiv Singh
Social Competence Manager, Accreditation Services International GmbH
Ballroom 2
3:30pm
Coffee Break
Foyer
4:00pm
Preparatory Cluster 7
Responsible Consumption and Production in Emerging Markets

MODERATOR
Kamal Prakash Seth
India Representative - Outreach & Engagement, RSPO

SPEAKERS
Girish Deshpande
Global Business Planning, Procter & Gamble

Mark Eastham
Senior Manager, Sustainability - Global Food Business, Walmart

Felicia Liu
Palm Oil Lead, People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze)

Andrian Pramana
National Engagement Coordinator, Youth in Sustainability

Bhavna Prasad
Director, Sustainable Business, WWF India

Isaac Abban-Mensah
Sustainability Controller, AfricaWilmar International Ltd
Ballroom 1
4:00pm




























4:00pm
Preparatory Cluster 8
Halting Deforestation & Peatland Protection and Conservation

MODERATOR
Ginny Ng
Global Conservation Lead, Wilmar International Ltd

SPEAKERS
The Importance of Halting Deforestation and Protecting Peatland from A Market Perspective
Dr Belinda Howell
RepresentativeRetailers Palm Oil & Soy Groups

Addressing No Deforestation in the RSPO P&C- the High Carbon Stock Approach
Grant Rosoman
Co-Chair, HCS Appoach Steering Group

HCV-HCSA Assessments
Paulina Villalpando
Executive Director, HCV Network

Peat: Requirements for Growers in P&C 2018
Faizal Parish
Director, Global Environment Centre

Assessing the Feasibility of Replanting on Peatlands Through the Drainability Assessment Procedure
Dato' Paduka Ir Keizrul Abdullah
DirectorWetlands International

Preparatory Cluster 9
Public Consultation: A Journey through DSF’s Mediation Procedures

MODERATOR
Brenda Brainch
Independent Mediator
Ballroom 2




























Meeting Room 3
5:30pm
RT16 Day 1 Ends
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
 9:00am

 9:10am



9:30am
RT16 Opening Ceremony

WELCOME ADDRESS
Datuk Darrel Webber
Chief Executive Officer, RSPO

KEYNOTE PAPER
Professor Kai Chan
Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Ballroom 2

Ballroom 2



Ballroom 2
10:15am
Coffee Break
Foyer
10:45am
Plenary Session 1
Principle and Criteria 2018: What's New?

MODERATOR
Elizabeth Clarke
Global Palm Oil Lead, WWF

SPEAKER
Bilge Daldeniz
Programme Director, International Programmes, Proforest

Q & A PANELISTS
Tulio Dias
Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Manager, Agropalma Group

Audrey Lee
Sustainability General ManagerOlam International Ltd

Perpetua George
General Manager for Group SustainabilityWilmar International Ltd

Faizal Parish
Director, Global Environment Centre 
Ballroom 2
12:15pm
Lunch
TBC
1:30pm
Plenary Session 2
Simplification of Smallholder Certification - Myth or Reality?

MODERATOR
Johan Verburg
Advisor Inclusive Value Chains, Oxfam Novib

SPEAKERS
Rukaiyah Rafik
Executive Board, Yayasan Setara Jambi

Ashwin Selvaraj
Head of Smallholder Programme, RSPO

Ingrid Richardson
Sustainable Sourcing Senior ManagerUnilever

David Burns 
Manager, Tropical Forests & Agriculture, National Wildlife Federation

Julia Majail
Standard Development Associate DirectorRSPO
Ballroom 2
3:00pm
Coffee Break
Foyer
3:30pm
Plenary Session 3
Sustainability: What Drives the Industry and Consumers?

MODERATOR
Wathshlah Naidu
Senior Manager - Grievance, RSPO

SPEAKERS
Lukita Setiyarso
Partnership Officer (CSR) Child Rights and Business, UNICEF

Denise Westerhout
Lead for Sustainable Markets Programme, WWF Malaysia

Danny Chua
Manager (Operations Controller Department) & Group Sustainability Team Lead, Mewah Oils & Fats Pte Ltd

Tulio Dias
Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Manager, Agropalma Group
Ballroom 2
5:00pm
RT16 Day 2 Ends
Ballroom 2

Thursday, 15 November 2018
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
 9:00am
Plenary Session 4
Building Support for Jurisdictional Approaches

MODERATOR
Professor Kai Chan
Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

SPEAKERS
What Role(s) Banks or Investors Can Play to Exert Pressure Where Market Levers are Limited?
Dr Keith Lee
Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager, WWF Malaysia

How will Innovative Sustainable Sourcing Look Like for Evolving Jurisdictional Approach by 2025?
Dr Petra Meekers
Director Sustainable Sourcing, Unilever

How Should the Value of a Jurisdictional Approach be Judged in Near-Term, Given that it is a Long-Term Initiative Yield Long-Term Results?
Peter van der Werf
Senior Engagement Specialist, Active Ownership, Robeco 
Ballroom 2
10:30am
Coffee Break
Foyer
11:00am
Plenary Session 5
Upscaling the Complaints System

MODERATOR
Bakhtiar Talhah
Chief Operating Officer, RSPO
Ballroom 2
12:30pm
Ministerial Closing Address
YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie bin Haji Apdal
Chief Minister of Sabah
Ballroom 2
12:40pm
Closing Address
Dato' Carl Bek-Nielsen
Co-Chairman, RSPO
Chief Executive Director, United Plantations Berhad
12:50pm
Lunch
Foyer
3:00pm
RSPO General Assembly 15 (GA15)                                                  
Ballroom 2
6:00pm
RT16 Ends