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CNBC's Managing Asia arrives in Kuala Lumpur

SINGAPORE | MALAYSIA, 19 March 2019 – CNBC, the world's number one business and financial news network, today announced it will bring its flagship feature show, Managing Asia, hosted by award-winning anchor Christine Tan, to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, March 21st 2019 for a special event focusing on sustainability.

Managing Asia: Sustainable Entrepreneurship will include a discussion on social and environmental sustainability for businesses with Sunny George Verghese, Chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development & Co-founder and Group CEO of Olam International, Dr Delman Lee, President & Chief Technology Officer of TAL Group and Member of the Founding Circle, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Nanette-Medved-Po, Founder of Generation Hope & Friends of Hope.

Christine Tan will also be speaking to Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO, Founder and Chairman at Sunway Group, one of Malaysia's largest conglomerates. He will be sharing Sunway's efforts in advancing the sustainable development agenda in the region.

The invite-only event, held in partnership with Sunway Group, will be held at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. Malaysian government officials including Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change YB Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking and Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources YB Dr Xavier Jayakumar are also set to attend.

Christine Tan, host of CNBC's Managing Asia said: "Businesses are increasingly recognizing the imperative of a sustainable strategy for future growth and ultimately, for humanity. By bringing CEOs to the table, we plan to examine real life scenarios, insights and possible solutions companies are exploring to help alleviate some of the social and environmental problems industries face every day. I'm excited to be in Malaysia to discuss this important topic."

Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO, Founder and Chairman at Sunway Group said: "We are very pleased to host this flagship show of CNBC at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. We hope this will serve as a platform for like-minded individuals and organizations to share insights on sustainable entrepreneurship. I strongly believe that sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand, and that we can all do well by doing good."

"At Sunway, we acknowledge that realizing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is not the sole responsibility of Governments alone. It requires the commitment and collective effort of all sectors of society, the private sector, academia, civil society, and, of course, every single individual. We are all in this together."

Managing Asia is CNBC's longest running feature show and celebrated its 21st anniversary in 2018. A special episode from the event will air on Friday, April 5 at 5.30pm with repeats on Saturday, April 6 at 7pm and Sunday, April 7 at 6pm (SIN/HK)

For the latest news and updates on Managing Asia: Sustainable Entrepreneurship, follow @CNBCiPR or #MASustainability on Twitter.

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