Notice of the 26th Annual General Meeting - MBA Alumni Association University of Colombo, Thursday 22nd June 2023 at 6.00 pm
We are pleased to announce the AGM Notice and other key documents Convening the 26th Annual General Meeting of the MBA Alumni Association University of Colombo which will be held on the 22nd June 2023 at 6.00 pm at Shangri La, Colombo, Spice Hall.
Only those who have registered in advance will be allowed to participate in the AGM.
ESG Summit 2023 held with HSBC as strategic partner
HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives CEO Mark Surgenor (second from left) presents the strategic partnership to Colombo University MBA Alumni Association President Chandima Samarasinghe (right). Co-Chairs of the ESG Summit Chamila Cooray (left) and Pavithra Samarasinghe are also present
The second annual ESG Summit organised by the Daily FT and the Colombo University MBA Alumni Association and HSBC as strategic partner was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.
HSBC is supporting the Summit for the second consecutive year given the importance of promoting best practices in environment, social and governance in the country, especially in the private sector as ESG metrics are increasingly linked to performance than solely to compliance.
Environment Secretary Dr. Anil Jasinghe inaugurated the summit as the Chief Guest. HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives CEO Mark Surgenor delivered the keynote address.
Session one focussed on “Simplification of ESG” with the main presentation by Brandix Lanka Group Sustainability Engineer Vinura Jayewardene. It was followed by a panel discussion involving UNDP Sri Lanka Country Economist Dr. Vagisha Gunasekera, DIMO Director and Chief Financial Officer Suresh Gooneratne and Virtusa Senior Vice President and Global Head of Facilities and Sustainability Denver De Zylva. The session was moderated by Daily FT Editor Nisthar Cassim.
The Summit also showcased three success stories of ESG implementation. The presenters were HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives Country Head of Wholesale Banking Kevin Green, MAS Foundation for Change Executive Director Sharika Senanayake and John Keells Holdings Vice President Nilusha Fernando.
The final session of the Summit focussed on sustainable financing, a critical component in any ESG implementation. The presenter was HSBC Commercial Banking Asia Pacific Regional Head of Sustainability Sunil Veetil and the panelists were IFC South Asia Energy and Infrastructure Principal Investment Officer Kamal Dorabawila, KPMG Sri Lanka Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Global Assurance, Family Business and Board Governance Piyumi Sumanasekera and Energy Council Chairman and National Chamber of Commerce General Secretary and Regen Renewable Ltd. CEO Dr. Lakmal Fernando. This session was moderated by HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives Head of Communications Tharanga Gunesekera.
A. Baur and Company and Brandix were corporate sponsors of the ESG Summit and Sarva Colombo was the creative partner.
Post Budget 2023 Forum organized jointly by the MBAAAUoC and the Daily FT
Highlights - on Youtube
360 Degree Discourse on the Post Budget 2023 Forum
25th AGM Highlights...............
Welcome! University of Colombo pioneered in providing the MBA degree in Sri Lanka many years ago. The MBA program is well recognized among the business community for its high quality and its comprehensive approach in creating future business leaders.
MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was formed in 1997 and acts as an integral part and an exhancer of the MBA program of the University of Colombo and the Colombo MBA graduate community.
Whilst MBA experience and culture gained at the University of Colombo is invaluable in ones career, MBA alumni provides the opportunity to further enhance that experience by joining the larger Colombo MBA community for lifelong bonding and professional development. Colombo MBA Alumni play leading roles in the businesses world over and is poised to make great strides for the overall benefit of the MBA Program, the business community and its members.