Accelerating Sustainable Business in Asia & Oceania

Organized by the United Nations Global Compact in collaboration with 15 Global Compact Country Networks and country offices in the Asia & Oceania region, Forward Faster Now | Asia & Oceania is a UN Global Compact regional flagship event taking place on 05-06 August 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei.

As the regional flagship event, Forward Faster Now | Asia & Oceania aims to convene high-level executives and leaders from the private sector, Government, corporate sustainability and sustainable development practitioners and experts, and Global Compact Country Networks from the Asia & Oceania region to drive business ambition on the Sustainable Development Goals, take stock of the progress made so far in the region, examine existing gaps and highlight scalable solutions that resonate with the region’s unique context.

The event will challenge businesses to move Forward Faster Now and set ambitious targets in key sustainability areas.

What to expect at this year's event

Inspiring Plenaries

Leading voices from business, Government, the UN and academia will present on the private sector's progress of the SDGs, what business can do now to accelerate change, how to set audacious goals and how to track progress.

Engaging Discussions

The breakout discussions will be your opportunity to engage with peers while learning from trailblazing company's who are driving impact on accelerating the SDGs.

Meaningful Connections

Meet and mingle with hundreds of sustainability leaders. You will make new connections that could change the trajectory of your business and the world.  

Exhibition Space

Join the exhibition space to see how sustainability practitioners are leading the way and accelerating sustainable business in Asia & Oceania region

Who Will Be Attending Forward Faster Now – Asia & Oceania?

The Forward Faster Now – Asia & Oceania event is set to bring together a diverse and influential group of attendees, united by a shared commitment to advancing sustainability in the region. This premier gathering, hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei, will be held on August 5th and 6th, 2024, at the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Corporates: Corporations from various sectors will be present, exploring collaborative opportunities and sharing best practices. Their engagement is vital for driving sector-wide transformations and fostering a culture of corporate responsibility.

Sustainability Professionals: Experts and practitioners in sustainability will contribute their knowledge and experience, facilitating in-depth discussions and practical workshops. Their presence ensures that the event is grounded in the latest research and real-world applications.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): SMEs, the lifeblood of regional economies, will join the conversation to share their unique challenges and success stories. Their participation underscores the importance of scalable and adaptable sustainability strategies that can benefit businesses of all sizes.

Government, Civil Society and Academic leaders

Can't wait for #ForwardFasterNowA&O? Register today and claim the early bird discount! 


Chairperson and CEO
Kokusai Kogyo and UN Global Compact Board
Assistant Secretary-General and CEO
United Nations Global Compact
Director for Southeast Asia
Accenture Strategy
Executive Officer
Azbil Corporation
Chief of Programmes
UN Global Compact
Executive Director
UN Global Compact Network Singapore
Chief Planning Officer
UN Global Compact Network Japan
Chairman of the Board
Global Compact Network Japan
Senior Director & Head of Sustainability
Telekom Malaysia
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited
Regional Director
DTC World Corporation Pte Ltd
Director of Sustainability
AIA Malaysia
Global Head of Quality, Regulatory & ESG
Head, South East Asia
Copperleaf Technologies
CEO & Founder
Forest Interactive

Event Map

Asia School of Business, 11, Jalan Dato Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia