Half a Day Workshop on Environmental Governance

Conducted by the Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka (IEPSL)

Date: February 22, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 01:30 PM

Mode of Delivery: Online



Moderator: Dr. Pabasari Arundathi Koliyabandara , Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Technology,

                    University of Sri Jayawardenapura

9:00 AM :  Welcome Address and objectives of the Workshop

                    Ms. Terancy Samarawickrama, Assistant Director, Environment Management 

                    Department , Board of Investment of Sri Lanka

9:10 AM   :  Opening Remarks by Mrs. Shiranee Yasarathne , President, IEPSL and Senior Advisor, Biodiversity Sri Lanka

9:20AM   : The Transformative Power of ESG Framework on Industry Performance for a Competitive Advantage

Eng. Ravi De Silva, Senior Consultant in Environment Management and Conservation

10:05 AM : Unveiling the Key Elements of Governance: Influencing Business Operations and Strategies for Risk Reduction and Opportunity Management

Eng. V R Sena Peiris, Former CEO, National Cleaner Production Centre and Senior Consultant in Environment Management and Conservation

11:05AM : Break

11:15 AM : Upholding Environmental Governance: The Role of Reporting, Transparency, and Business Ethics

                  Senior Professor Hemanthi Ransinghe, Department of Forestry and

                  Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

11:45 AM : Benefits of ESG with Examples of Strong ESG Framework in Business

                   Ms. Yasangi Randeni, General Manager, Sustainability and Group Business

                  Development, Aitken Spence PLC

12:30 PM  : Stakeholder Mapping & Analysis

                    Eng. V R Sena Peiris,Former CEO-National Cleaner Production Center,Senior Consultant in Environment Management and Conservation

1:10 PM    : Q & A Session

1:30 PM   : End of workshop