Reshaping Indonesia for Sustainable Future

The Global economy is collapsing: Covid-19 is causing the world’s biggest economic crisis since the 2nd World War. Indonesia is no exception. The IMF projected that Indonesia’s economic growth will drop from 5.02% in 2019 to 0.5% in 2020. But our lives improve only when we take chances. Lessons from Covid-19 offers a chance to reset and reshape the world in a more sustainable way as envisioned in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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This forum is available in English and Bahasa Indonesia.


August 25 - 28, 2020

Sponsored by

Barito Pasific
Australian Government

About SAFE?

Sustainability Action for The Future Economy (SAFE) is an annual forum organized by Katadata to discuss sustainable economic development problems and solutions.

SAFE brings together all stakeholders related to sustainability issues, ranging from the government, corporations, and civil society organizations to participate in exploring concrete actions to achieve a sustainable economy in Indonesia.

This year, SAFE is going online. Without reducing its essence, this forum is expected to reinforce the commitment of all stakeholders on sustainability.


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August 25, 2020
10.00 - 12.00
Sustainable Economic Recovery in Indonesia: Opportunities and Challenges

Many hope that the Covid-19 pandemic can be a momentum for a realignment of the world economy towards more sustainable ways. By paying more attention to environmental and social issues as stated in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), what are the opportunities for implementing a sustainable economy in Indonesia? What are the challenges?


Masyita Crystallin, PhD

Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance

Alin Halimatussadiah, PhD

Head of Environmental Studies, LPEM UI

I Kadek Dian Sutrisna Artha, PhD

Chief Economist, PT Sarana Multi Infrastructure


Gundy Cahyadi

Expert Panel, Katadata Insight Center

13.30 - 15.00
Scale It Up!

In recent years, there has been a growing number of global companies committing to support sustainable business concepts. This is also happening in Indonesia. How can we turn this trend into a bigger movement that is followed by many more companies?


Nurdiana Darus

Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever Indonesia

Karyanto Wibowo

Sustainable Development Director, Danone-AQUA

Shinta Kamdhani

President, Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)

Ricky Afrianto

Global Marketing Head/Director, Mayora Group


Puri Anindita


16.30 - 18.00
Sustainable Investing Opportunities

The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance noted a significant increase in sustainable investment worldwide: from $ 13.3 trillion in 2012 to $ 30.7 trillion in 2018. How about in Indonesia? What is the landscape for sustainable investment opportunities in this country?


Felia Salim

Member of the Board of Director, the &Green Fund

Eddi Danusaputro

CEO/President Director, Mandiri Capital Indonesia

Gita Syahrani

Executive Director, Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)

Riki Frindos

Executive Director, Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI)


Ratri Kartika

August 26, 2020
10.00 - 11.00
Investing in Youth

Without adequate opportunities and investment, the younger generation may cause costly problems that have plagued various world regions, such as diseases, violence, and loss of productivity. The accumulation of human and social capital for a nation’s development must start with the youth.


Veronica Colondam

Founder and CEO, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) Foundation

Axton Salim

Director, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk


Desi Dwi Jayanti


11.30 - 12.30
Restart and Rebuild After Crisis.
A Conversation with Mikkel Larsen - Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Global institutions are promoting a post-pandemic recovery based on principles of sustainable development. How is this trend of the "green economy" shaping up in Southeast Asia?


Mikkel Larsen

Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank


Gundy Cahyadi

Expert Panel, Katadata Insight Center

13.30 - 15.30
The Transition Toward Sustainable Energy

Covid-19 has become a game-changer that impacts the future of the energy industry. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) emphasizes that global usage of power should be directed to promote a sustainable post-pandemic economy based on renewable energy.


FX Sutijastoto

Director General New, Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation (EBTKE), the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources


Ikhsan Asaad

Mega Project Director, PT PLN


Energy Conservation Director, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM)

Arthur Simatupang

Chair of the Association, Indonesian Private Electricity Producers (APLSI)


Alin Halimatussadiah, PhD

Head of Environmental Studies, LPEM UI

16.30 - 17.30
Shifting Paradigm: From Business As Usual (BAU) to Sustainability

In business sectors, more and more companies around the world are moving to adopt sustainable principles. In a report titled ‘The Evolution of the Sustainability Mindset’ published in 2018, The Nielsen research institute has stated that there was a significant trend of world companies making commitments and collaborations with various parties to support sustainability. However, ongoing commitments must also be followed by internal policies. What steps should be taken next?


Raden Pardede, PhD

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Creco Consulting

Agus Salim Pangestu

President Director, PT Barito Pacific Tbk


Metta Dharmasaputra

Chief Executive Officer, Katadata

August 27, 2020
10.00 - 11.30
The Future of Fossils Fuels: Shifting the Conversation

The development of new and renewable energy cannot rapidly replace fossil fuels, which are still needed in the next few years. Various efforts are being made to reduce fossil energy emission through new technologies.


Dharmawan H. Samsu

President Commissioner, PT Pertamina Power Indonesia

Adrian Lembong

Director of Technology, PT Adaro Power

Moshe Rizal

Executive Director, Aspermigas


Jihan Novita


13.30 - 15.00
The Circular Economy: An Opportunity

Not every waste should be thrown away. There is a large potential to reduce, reuse, and recycle. With the circular economy concept, resources that are not utilized can be processed to have more economic value.


Agus Sari

CEO, Landscape Indonesia (PT Bentang Alam Indonesia)

Fraser Thompson

Co-Founder and Director, Alphabeta in Singapore

R. Bagas Hapsoro

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Sweden and Republic of Latvia 2016-2020

Prof. Todung Mulya Lubis

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for the Kingdom of Norway and Republic of Iceland

Maryna Henrysson

Reseacher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Gita Syahrani

Executive Director, Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)

16.30 - 17.30
Sustainable Innovation

Various business innovations that apply sustainability concepts have been implemented. These innovations do not only bring profit but also promote environmental and social improvement.


Dharsono Hartono

CEO, PT Rimba Makmur Utama

Gibran Huzaifah

CEO and Founder, eFishery

Sabrina Mustopo

CEO and Founder, Krakakoa

Dedie Renaldi Manahera

HR Director, Danone Indonesia


Dr. Mulya Amri

Research Director, Katadata Insight Center

August 28, 2020
10.00 - 11.30
Unlocking Indonesia Geothermal Potential

Around 40% of the world's geothermal reserves are in Indonesia, making this country the largest owner of this resource. But geothermal power has not been utilized to the fullest.


Ida Nuryatin Finahari, PhD

Geothermal Director at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM)

Surya Darma, PhD

Chairman, Indonesian Renewable Energy Society

Agus Sandy Widyanto

Chief Strategy Officer, Star Energy Geothermal


Ade Wahjudi

Chief Operating Officer, Katadata

13.30 - 14.30
Localizing the SDGs

Sustainable development is not the responsibility of the central government alone. Local governments also play an important role in realizing it. What are the challenges?


Ganjar Pranowo *

Governor of Central Java

Emil Dardak

Vice Governor of East Java

Hari Nur Cahya Murni

Director General of Regional Development, Ministry of Home Affairs

Mohamad Afit Lamakarate

Head of the Enviromental Service, Sigi Regency


Richard Lioe


16.30 - 17.30
Economic Sustainability Pathway: Indonesian Women in the Workforce

Applying gender equality in the workplace requires support and commitment from employers and policy makers (government and legislative). This implementation may lead employees to work more optimally, productive, and innovative in a very positive way. In addition, the company will also have numerous qualified workers to be trusted.


Maya Juwita

Executive Director, Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE)

Catharina Widjaja

Executive Vice President, Gajah Tunggal Group

Dedie Renaldi Manahera

HR Director, Danone Indonesia

Lany Harijanti

Indonesia Country Program Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)


Arie Mega


18.30 - 20.00
Collaborating to Mitigate the Risk of Forest Fires

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned that the peak of the dry season, which potentially trigger forest fires, will occur in August-September 2020. Many other countries are also entering the hurricane season soon. The threat of heatwaves and drought is also predicted to occur in Indonesia.


Hani Hadiati

Special Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Forestry

Sutedjo Halim

Managing Director for Trading and Downstream, PT Triputra Argo Persada (TAP)

Ruslandi, PhD

Director Terrestrial Program Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN)


Arie Mega


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