ABOUT THE Conference

The Ministry of Economy and its strategic partner, the Institut Sultan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, are organising the Sustainable Development and Innovation Advancement 2024 (SusDIA 2024) Conference with the theme Sustainable Horizons: Enhancing ESG Readiness to Drive Sustainable Development Goals.

Join us for SusDIA 2024, an important event taking place on Wednesday, April 2024, in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This conference offers a unique opportunity to engage with the intricacies of sustainability while being guided by the principles of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) readiness.

SusDIA 2024 aims to provide a platform to learn from diverse experiences, extract practical insights, and gain a deep understanding of how to steer a sustainable future with ESG preparedness. Network with like-minded individuals, share best practices, and acquire actionable takeaways that will help you navigate the dynamic landscape of sustainability.

Immerse yourself in the global community committed to making a positive impact. Save the date and prepare to embark on a journey towards a more sustainable and resilient future. SusDIA 2024 is your gateway to shaping a world that thrives through responsible and forward-thinking practices.










Register before or on 20 April 2024

Conference Goals

This conference is for:

SDG by 2030

Driving transformative change, fostering collaboration, stimulating innovative thinking and paving the way to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

ESG Initiatives

Contribute to creating a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future by inspiring change through the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.

SDG Beyond 2030

Through inclusive dialogue and strategic planning, aiming to create the basis for post-2030 discussions that will lead to sustainable progress and lasting positive impact.

Conference Objectives

Assessing Global Progress

To conduct a comprehensive assessment of the progress of nations, organisations and communities in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Environmental, Social and Governance Goals (ESGs) by the target year 2030

Identifying Ongoing Challenges

To systematically identify and analyze ongoing challenges and obstacles that hinder the achievement of the SDGs and ESG. Particular attention will be paid to critical areas such as quality education (SDG 4), industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), as well as responsible consumption and production (SDG 12).

Encourage Networking and Sharing

To foster a collaborative environment by facilitating networking and building smart partnerships between universities, industry stakeholders, government agencies, the public, and the environmental sector. This initiative aims to strengthen collective action and improve joint implementation of the SDGs at national and international levels.

Catalyzing Forward-Looking Discussions

To engage participants in forward-looking discussions that go beyond the current SDG framework and address the post-2030 global agenda. By fostering dialogue and sharing innovative ideas, the conference aims to contribute to the development of a visionary and sustainable roadmap for the future

What you will learn?

The conference will combine presentation concepts in seminars and forums. The topics include:

  • Malaysia’s Governance in Supporting the Advancement of SDG Beyond 2030
  • Anticipating New Challenges in the Future of ESG National Agenda for Comprehensive Sustainability
  • Reviewing the Current Status of Malaysian Progress on SDG 2030 – in Urbanisation to align with Smart City and Socio-Economic Sector.
  • Best Practices of SDG and its Impact on Post-2030 Vision from Korean Perspectives 
  • Strengthening the SDG Innovation Ecosystem: Innovations and Technology, Youth and Next Generation, Financial and Infrastructure, and International Smart Partnerships


  • Government officials
  • Policymakers
  • Environmental and social scientists
  • Industry leaders and professionals
  • Academia
  • NGOs and representatives of civil society
  • Youth and students



YBhg. Prof. Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Time: 9.15 am


Dato’ Nor Azmie Diron

Secretary General, Ministry of Economy

Time: 9.25 am


Global Trends in STI for SDGs and Integration of STI Program into National Missions to Tackle Grand Challenges

Time: 9.40 – 9.50 am

Dr. Inkyoung Sun

Head, Sustainable Innovation Policy Research Office, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Korea


Reviewing the Current Status of Progress on SDG 2030

Time: 10.30 am

Mr Azimeer Manaf

Deputy Director II, National SDG Centre, Ministry of Economy

Prof. Dr. Liu Chang

Secretary General, International Knowledge Centre (IKCEST), China

Dr. Chee Ping Ngang

Director, Research and Development Division, PLANMalaysia

Mr. Anthony Tan

Director of Finance and Sustainability APPGM-SDG


Synergy of SDG and ESG: Harnessing ESG Principles for Environmental Economic Advancement


Time: 11.30 -11.50 am

Mr. Asfaazam Kasbani

Director of National SDG Centre, Ministry of Economy


Revolutionising Regions: The Impact of Localised Sustainable Innovation

Time: 11.50 -12.10 am

TPr. Ts Norliza binti Hashim

Chief Executive, Urbanice Malaysia


Evolving Challenges and Opportunities in the Implementation of ESG

Time: 12.10 – 12.30 am

Adjunct Practice Prof. Cheah Kok Hoong

President, ESG Association of Malaysia


Strategies for Enhancing ESG Readiness

Time: 2.00 pm

Mr Fahrul Nizam Rusly

Deputy Director I, National SDG Centre, Ministry of Economy

Adjunct Prof. Mohamad Faisal Abdul Malik

Managing Partner, Faisal Malek & Co (FMC Group) Immediate Past Vice President, Malaysian Institute of Acountant (MIA)

Dr. Meenachi A/P Muniandy (Jessica)

Senior Director, Industry Development Division, Ministry of Investment, Trade & Industry Malaysia (MITI)

Mr. Prathab V

Principal Consultant, ESGright Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Academy of ESG and Sustainability Sdn Bhd)

GRI Certified Sustainability Professional


ESG for the Future

Time: 3.30 pm

Dr. Shazwin Mat Taib

Associate Research Fellow, Centre for River and Coastal Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurbiha A. Shukor

Deputy Director, Center for Advancement in Digital and Flexible Learning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Saidatulakmal Mohd

Director, Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA) , Universiti Sains Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Sufian Jusoh

Director, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


Time: 5.00 pm

Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani

Chairperson SusDIA 2024,

Deputy Director II, Institut Sultan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

GRI Certified Professional


Time: 5.15 pm


UTM Hotel and Residence, Jalan Maktab 54100 Kuala Lumpur

Conference Date

Wednesday, 24th April 2024


Be ready to embark on a journey towards a more sustainable and resilient future. 

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