Panel One: CITIES AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Business Opportunities in Meeting Development Challenges
Gail Klintworth is a Non-Executive Director, Board Advisor, and Trustee with a select group of businesses and NGOs who are well placed to make a significant difference to create, 'A Better Flywheel of low carbon, inclusive growth.' Ms. Klintsworth also serves as a Special Advisor for "Sustainable Economic Zones and Clusters" under SYSTEMIQ, an advisory and investment company founded to create good disruptions in economic systems that will speed the achievement of UN Global Goals.
Edgar Chua is currently an independent director of the Integrated Micro Electronics Inc., Metrobank, Energy Development Corporation, and PhilCement Corporation. Mr. Chua is also Chairman of the Makati Business Club and CEO of De La Salle Philippines. He was awarded and recognized by MAP as Management Man of the Year and given an Honorary Doctorate Honoris Causa from De La Salle Araneta University.
Elizabeth Milsom is the Lead of the Global Future Cities Prosperity Fund Programme, under the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has a solid experience as Programme Manager with a demonstrated history of working in Government. She worked as Project Manager for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and as Senior Scientific Officer for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. She has a strong programme and project management background and scientific professional skilled in Sustainable Development, Innovation Management, Energy Policy, Energy Efficiency, and Environmental Awareness
Felino Jr. Palafox
Architect and Urban Planner Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. has 47 years of experience in architecture and planning. Architect Palafox founded and managed Palafox Associates and Palafox Architecture in carrying out more than 1,600 projects in 40 countries. Palafox is the first Filipino architectural firm included in the Top 500 Architectural Firms in the World of the London-based World Architecture Magazine in 1999.
Andrew Parker has 30 years of combined professional experience in social development, economic research and planning, project management, and capacity development with respective international organizations and the academe. Mr. Parker is currently Senior Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme in the Philippines. He became a principal social sector economist in the Pacific Department at ADB and served as a program coordinator in social development for World Bank.