Being sustainable is the world’s goal today – be it in business, environment, society or life. Regulators and policymakers are constantly working towards strengthening sustainability regulations, frameworks and standards, business are encouraged to embrace sustainability.
One of the keys to ensuring good sustainability practices is through innovation. Or rather, what is the role of innovation in reaching sustainability goals?
The global environmental and societal challenges have led organisations to rethink the vital role of innovation in the context of sustainable transition. Driving a successful sustainability transformation requires a fundamental shift in mindset within the organisation and also advancing their management and business operations through innovative strategies that embrace a new business paradigm, based on environmental and social
Keeping that in mind – what are the drivers of change that boards should initiate and what would the process of identifying the right innovation to accelerate these good changes for the organisation? It is also necessary to identify the respective roles that the board and management would play regarding innovation.
Sustainable innovation involves making intentional changes to a company’s products, services, or processes to generate long-term social and environmental benefits while creating economic profits for the firm.
Featuring examples of innovations and key drivers of change which will hopefully encourage boards to design their innovation process and accelerate the transition to sustainability.
- Understand how innovation is driving the sustainability transitions in the local and global context.
- Differentiate between sustainable innovation and traditional innovation and why is it important to innovate sustainably.
- Adopt best practices to help your organisation accelerate its sustainability transition – define the roles and responsibilities of board and management in managing innovation.
Who is this Programme For?
- Developing or Emerging Directors
- Directors with a tenure between 3 – 5 years
Dr Khoh Soo Beng
PhD, SMIEEE, MIET, MIEM, MIAOIP
PMO Innovations Sdn Bhd
Dr Khoh Soo Beng is a curious techie who loves to solve problems, explore possibilities and inspire a new way of working. He has > 28 years of experience in R&D, manufacturing, IT, project and innovation in Fortune 500 MNCs based in Malaysia and abroad. He helps working professionals, organisations and business owners leverage Industry 4.0 technology, Lean, Six Sigma & Analytics to create value in digital health, med-tech, electronics and semiconductor market verticals.
Dr Khoh consults internationally and has trained over 1,000 professionals and students as a trainer (HRDF certified, former Motorola University) and Adjunct Professor (University of Wollongong- Malaysia-KDU). Throughout his career, he has a broad spectrum of roles as R&D engineer, advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) engineer, digital dashboard designer, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) 6-Sigma Consultant Black-belt, knowledge management champion, software & process architect, program manager, innovation champion, inventor mentor, manager, strategic change leader and triple-helix innovation ecosystem builder.
Dr Khoh understands innovative and disruptive technology and can link them to business strategy for value creation. His technical interests include real-time embedded systems, automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) bus, the Internet of Things(IoT), Industry 4.0 technology, MedTech, Digital Health, analytics & digital dashboards, knowledge management, Lean, Six Sigma methodologies & tools (DFSS, DMAIC, Lean, VOC, KJ, Kano, QFD, CPM, DFMEAs, FMEA, FTA, TRIZ etc.), new product design & development, intellectual property management & patents, design thinking, technology-enabled innovation, entrepreneurial and start-ups. Dr Khoh graduated with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Warwick, UK, and is a member of IAOIP (International Association of Innovation Professionals), IET, corporate life member of IEM and a senior member of IEEE. He is Malaysia’s ISO 56000 Innovation Management mirror committee chairperson and member of the International ISO TC279 Committee, as well as a director of IAOIP. He has published > 50 papers in professional peer-reviewed research journals.