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As the world prepares for a new reality coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a clear necessity in this moment to rethink how we can rebuild the global economy and societies for a more resilient and sustainable future. Additionally, the world is awakening to the urgent actions needed to respond to the climate crisis, and the infrastructure sector has a fundamental role to play.

Resilience, mitigation, preparedness and sustainable growth are at the top of the agenda in board rooms, legislative chambers and the public domain. Governments around the world are turning to infrastructure as a means to boost economic growth. The prioritization of green infrastructure projects through mechanisms like sustainable finance and robust ESG criteria can help to ensure that we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis more resilient to address imminent threats including climate change

In this session, the KPMG duo of Sharad Somani, Partner and Head of Infrastructure in Asia Pacific, and Corrado Forcellati, Director of Sustainability Services in Singapore, will be discussing the current landscape of sustainable infrastructure across key markets and how clean energy companies can use sustainable infrastructure as a mechanism for business success. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session to explore some of the issues that are top of mind for the audience.

The topics covered during this session will include:

1. The big picture on sustainability and infrastructure in our current context

2. Strategizing for success through sustainable infrastructure

  • o Building resilience towards megatrends (Covid-19, Clean Energy Transition, Climate Change etc)
  • o Enhancing communication with stakeholders
  • Attracting investment and accessing sustainable finance

Speakers

  • Corrado Chr. Lillelund Forcellati (Director of KPMG Singapore)

    Corrado Chr. Lillelund Forcellati

    Director of KPMG Singapore

    Corrado has an extensive wholesale banking experience as CEO for a Nordic bank in China and Singapore. He joined KPMG in November 2019 as Director for Sustainability Services.

    Corrado serves as an advisor to the board of Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and is a member of the Finance Committee at the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), and is the co-author of a maritime related concept note ‘Using PortCDM data to increase the efficiency of financial transaction processing’ along being a contributor to UN-publication on ‘Digitalizing the Port Call Process”.

    He’s driving innovation on sustainable finance through enhanced data governance and digitalization, lately in terms of collection and processing of ESG data for reporting purposes. Finally he’s contributing to thought leadership papers as for example “Financing ASEAN’s Future: Developing Cohesive & Responsive Policies for Sustainable Finance” published by the EU-ASEAN Business Council.

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  • Sharad Somani Sharad (Partner, Head of Infrastructure Asia Pacific at KPMG Singapore)

    Sharad Somani Sharad

    Partner, Head of Infrastructure Asia Pacific at KPMG Singapore

    Sharad leads the KPMG Infrastructure sector network in Asia Pacific and the Infrastructure advisory practice in Singapore, covering project financing, economics & regulatory, and major projects advisory. He has over 20 years of experience across infrastructure sectors, including traditional power, renewable energy, water, waste-to-energy, LNG, transport, broadband and industrial infrastructure.

    He has extensive experience advising both government and private sector clients across the project life cycle, from conceptualization to financing, implementation and performance improvement. The scope includes bid advisory, business planning, financial modelling, contract structuring, regulatory advisory, risk mitigation, project appraisal and fund syndication.

    More recently, Sharad has worked on key projects in South East Asia and the Middle East regions covering utility scale renewable energy projects, smart city infrastructure deployments and use of technology in effective project delivery.

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