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Green Monday ESG Summit

In Partnership with

Supported by

Sustainable Partnerships Theatre

Day 2 – Wednesday 06 Oct 2021

11:00 – 11:15

Opening Welcome: Unifying Businesses for a Sustainable Future with “Green Monday ESG Coalition”

As climate change has become the biggest threat to our planet, corporate sustainability is more critical than ever. “Green Monday ESG Coalition” is an alliance to unify businesses with concrete and actionable plant-based solutions to catalyze the world towards a healthier and sustainable food ecosystem.

Learnings

  • Food is at the nexus of multiple global pressing issues
  • Shifting to a plant-centric diet promotes good health, a greener workplace, contributes to socially responsible investing and hence a more sustainable economy
  • Green Monday provides holistic and green strategies to fully integrate into corporate governance

Post-Event Actions

  • Let’s “make change happen” – small changes that we all make as individuals can transform into huge impact to the environment and our planet
  • As IPCC report issued ‘code red for humanity’, let’s rethink our relationship with food
  • The clock is ticking. Every business and individual in the world should embrace plant-based lifestyle or Green Monday. It is one of the easiest ways to save the planet and protect our own future.

Speakers

David Yeung

Founder and CEO

Green Monday Group

David Yeung

Founder and CEO

Green Monday Group

David Yeung is the founder and CEO of Green Monday Group. He is also an environmental advocate known for his commitment in tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues of climate change, food insecurity and public health as well as empowering individuals, communities, and corporations towards sustainable, healthy, and mindful living. David’s work has earned a number of awards including “EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award 2020”, “Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018” by the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum, an “Ashoka Fellowship” by the Ashoka Foundation and the “Cathay ChangeMaker 2020” by Cathay Pacific Airways.

11:15 – 12:00

The New Green Consumer – Sustainability Trends Shaping Business

In addition to investors and regulators, consumers in Hong Kong are now more aware of the quest for greater sustainability. This has a significant impact on businesses and can no longer be ignored.

Learnings

  • The perfect storm – COVID-19, geo-politics, demographics, technology changes
  • Changing consumer behaviours
  • Implications of net zero targets
  • Collaboration in the quest for net zero – vertically and horizontally
  • Technology and data as enabler

Post-Event Actions

  • Get in touch to discuss about the next steps in shaping a sustainable business
  • The need to walk the talk
  • Changing our behaviours at home and at work
  • We need to understand and make a difference to the carbon footprint of our lifestyles

Speakers

MODERATOR

Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC; Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong

KPMG

Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC; Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong

KPMG

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer & Retail Practice in the ASPAC region. He is part of the KPMG Global Consumer & Retail Steering Group as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers, Connecting Hong Kong – Perspectives on our future as a smart city, Connected Cities – insights across the ASPAC region and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in both the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the globe and has completed his Executive Masters in Technology & Innovation with the Poly University as well as the MIT Executive Leadership & Innovation Program.

Crystal Chan

Vice President – Corporate Affairs & Impact

McDonald’s HK

Crystal Chan

Vice President – Corporate Affairs & Impact

McDonald’s HK

Crystal Chan possesses extensive experience in corporate communications. She has hands-on experience in communications on governance and environmental issues as well as stakeholder engagement.

She is a member of the MBA Alumni Advisory Board of HKUST and HKUST Connect Advisory Board, and a founding board director of JUST FEEL, a registered NGO advocating for compassionate communication.

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change through inspiring & empowering original content and one of the world’s leading outlets for alternative protein news. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products and the co-founder & CEO of SourceGreenPackaging.com, the world’s first global marketplace for sustainable packaging with a mission to fight single-use plastic waste.

With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade, sustainability, alternative proteins and green packaging, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including Harvard Business School and two times at TEDx. Further, Sonalie is a global advisor at Social Ventures Hong Kong, an Impact Purpose Organisation committed to re-imagining Hong Kong as a purpose-driven city, an advisor at The Remedy Project, which revolutionises access to justice for migrant workers globally, a cause close to her heart, and she is an avid home cook and published cookbook author.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Grow Green Queen Media, Grow SourceGreenpackaging.com.

Herbert Yum

Research Manager

Euromonitor International

Herbert Yum

Research Manager

Euromonitor International

Herbert is a Research Manager at Euromonitor International with a focus on consumer and financial industries’ research. He has more than 8 years of experience in the industry. Herbert leads the syndicated research team in the Hong Kong office, overseeing all syndicated research projects for Hong Kong and Taiwan market.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Being an environmentally responsible member of the community, and working with internal and external stakeholders to promote the ESG agenda.

Sponsored by

KPMG

Businesses want to understand how ESG can help them identify new revenue streams, reduce costs, mitigate risks and attract investors, while helping to contribute towards a more sustainable future.

KPMG China has a dedicated cross-functional team of experts who help corporates and public sector clients plan and execute ESG programmes to create long-term value.

Whether your organisation is just beginning its sustainability journey or expanding its current ESG initiatives, we have the knowledge and capabilities to support you.

Source: https://home.kpmg/cn/en/home/services/audit/business-reporting-andsustainability/the-sustainability-imperative.html

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

KPMG has committed to becoming a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, having
set a 1.5°C science-based target. From 2021, KPMG China also targets purchasing
100% renewable energy.

Legal Name: KPMG

12:00 – 12:45

The Plant-Based Revolution of Our Times

According to a report by EY released earlier in April 2021, “The alternative proteins will promise substantial disruption to the conventional animal meat market” with sufficient drive from factors like technology advancement, price parity and consumer demand. Hong Kong is no doubt a microcosm of the plant-based ecosystem which is blooming globally. How people embrace plant-based foods in their daily lives, and how various brands promote the green diet, have become the once-in-lifetime case studies of this era.

Learnings

  • The growth of plant-based market globally and how this is observed in Hong Kong – growth of flexitarians and, correspondingly, brands and solutions in the market
  • How do F&B players receive the message of plant-based demands and how they have been reacting (in order to capture them)
  • What are the factors that determine the growth, e.g. environment, cultural shift, etc.
  • What are the factors that affect the penetration, e.g. affordability, advertisement, localisation of products, accessibility, etc.
  • What do you see to be the NEXT trend?

Post-Event Actions

  • Assess your organisation’s first response to the plant-based trend – this could be from the R&D perspective or F&B perspective
  • Assess if you could disclose any metrics / quantified data to explain how you capture this market
  • Offer Hong Kong specific insight, and Asia-Pacific specific insight if applicable

Speakers

MODERATOR

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change through inspiring & empowering original content and one of the world’s leading outlets for alternative protein news. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products and the co-founder & CEO of SourceGreenPackaging.com, the world’s first global marketplace for sustainable packaging with a mission to fight single-use plastic waste.

With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade, sustainability, alternative proteins and green packaging, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including Harvard Business School and two times at TEDx. Further, Sonalie is a global advisor at Social Ventures Hong Kong, an Impact Purpose Organisation committed to re-imagining Hong Kong as a purpose-driven city, an advisor at The Remedy Project, which revolutionises access to justice for migrant workers globally, a cause close to her heart, and she is an avid home cook and published cookbook author.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Grow Green Queen Media, Grow SourceGreenpackaging.com.

Simeon Cheng

Group Director – Sustainability

Vitasoy International Holdings Limited

Simeon Cheng

Group Director – Sustainability

Vitasoy International Holdings Limited

Simeon is a sustainability professional with 25 years of experience leading the development and implementation of sustainability strategies in corporations. He has also served in many external roles including GRI’s Global Sustainability Standards Board between 2015/2016.

Simeon holds a Fellowship with IChemE, UK, a Fellowship with HKIEIA, and degrees in engineering, business administration and law.

Wayne Tsang

Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Manager – HK & MO

TiNDLE

Wayne Tsang

Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Manager – HK & MO

TiNDLE

Wayne has spent the past 3 years in Asia driving B2B user acquisition strategies for rapid-growth startups in tech and F&B. Believing food choices can empower the individual to create collective impact, he is expanding opportunities for everyone to try TiNDLE’s ridiculously delicious chicken made from plants!

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Minimise food waste
  • Enjoy more delicious, plant-based meals with friends and family
  • And of course no to single use plastics!

Supported by

Green Queen Media

We’re running out of time to address the ecological & health ills of our time and we believe alternative protein and the food tech revolution is the solution to our current climate crisis and the best way to advocate for global social and environmental change. Our mission is to shift consumer and corporate behaviour through our original, authentic, and groundbreaking content across Asia and beyond. Green Queen is a multi-channel platform and a trusted global impact media brand. As an award-winning online magazine, we reach millions of readers a year and cover breaking news and product launches, share in-depth research and industry insights, and feature exclusive interviews with entrepreneurs and key ecosystem players. Green Queen is the world’s leading source for APAC alternative protein industry news and reporting, one of the most important consumer products and investment opportunities of our time. As the only media in the region that is 100% animal-free, covering plant-based, cell-based & fermentation-based latest news, product launches, interviews with entrepreneurs and insights from key ecosystem players. Green Queen is usually the first to report on Asia-based breaking announcements and most startups in the ecosystem turn to us exclusively.

Sponsored by

Next Gen Foods Pte. Ltd.

Founded in 2020, Next Gen Foods is comprised of a team passionate about using plants to create food experiences so delicious and satisfying, it will make you forget why animal were used for food. With an experience so enjoyable and tasty, it’s easy to save the earth.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

To launch in 3 other key markets in 2021 and encourage consumers to switch from chicken from birds to TiNDLE and thereby reduce water by 82%, land use by 74% and carbon emissions by 88%

Legal Name: Next Gen Foods Pte. Ltd.

13:15 – 14:00

Transformative Partnerships: How Corporates Collaborate to Accelerate Change

We live in an increasingly interconnected world where socio-economic challenges are too big and complex to solve alone. How can we activate cross-sector partnerships for systemic change and sustainable growth?

Learnings

  • ­The role of businesses in fostering and activating social change
  • Partnerships are often time-consuming to build and grow. What are the biggest challenges in forging strong partnerships and how may corporates seek to overcome them?
  • How we better find common language and common goals within and between business and social ecosystems to accelerate the speed of change moving forward?

Post-Event Actions

  • ­Rethinking existing partnerships
  • To what extent do you share the same problems or a common vision for the future?
  • How can you build on existing collaborations and harness respective strengths and core competencies to create shared value for all?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Francis Ngai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk), an Impact Purpose Organisation committed to re-imagining a purpose-driven city. He is also the Founder of Playtao Education, BottLess, HATCH, Sonova and a Co-Founder of Green Monday and RunOurCity and actively supports the incubation of social ventures to drive positive social change for a better Hong Kong that we all cherish and feel proud to call home.

Bonnie Chan

Associate Director – Corporate Social Investment and Talent Experience

HKBN Group

Bonnie Chan

Associate Director – Corporate Social Investment and Talent Experience

HKBN Group

Joined the Company in 2007 and has had exposure in various talent engagement initiatives including talent management, learning and development and administration. Since 2015, after taking the role of Head of CSI, she made a paradigm shift from corporate social responsibility to a corporate social investment approach and guide HKBN’s purpose to do good.

Diane Cheung

Managing Director 

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Diane Cheung

Managing Director 

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Diane Cheung is currently the Managing Director of Compass Group Hong Kong Limited , a leading global contract caterer with 70+ clients locations in HK and serving 5 millions + meal per year. She actively leads the acceleration of integrating green menu into our business model as being an ethical and responsible business making a positive impact has always remained the highest priority.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Supporting our people, clients and consumers in recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, through our innovative, sustainable and nutritious catering services for the workplaces and schools.

Isabella Carvalho Silva

Director of Strategic Ventures, Group Strategy & Corporate Development

AIA

Isabella Carvalho Silva

Director of Strategic Ventures, Group Strategy & Corporate Development

AIA

As a Director of Strategic Ventures at AIA, Isabella develops strategic partnerships and investments in Digital Platforms, Tech and Health & Wellness companies, “bridging the gap” between incumbents and innovators.

Her experience in LATAM, Asia and Europe made her passionate about diversity and the power of empathy in driving positive outcomes.

Sponsored by

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Booth F65

Compass Group Hong Kong started the milestone since 1994 with headquarter based in Chertsey, UK. We’re the ones behind the great tasting food and vital support services at your workplaces and schools. Sustainability is crucial to our business, and we built our strategies around our: People, Performance, and Purpose.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

  1. Supporting our people, clients, and consumers in recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Increasing participation rate on plant-based diet within our operating units
  3. Environmental game changer approach for food waste through collaboration with our partners

Solutions Showcase:

  • Food & Food Supply
  • Sustainability in corporate catering service

Legal Name: Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

14:00 – 14:45

A New Vision for Responsibly-Sourced Seafood

The seafood industry has received significant attention regarding both environmental and social risk(s) and sustainability. This is especially the case in South East Asia region. A number of standards have been established and companies have made commitments to primarily environmental certifications and/or initiatives. Are these standards sufficient, and what opportunities exist for organisations to move from traditional risk-based compliance to wider value creation for workers, communities and companies?

Learnings

  • What environmental and social standards and schemes exist for the seafood sector today?
  • How are these standards used and what are the gaps? We explore perspectives relating to different stakeholder groups, fish stocks, countries and sustainability issues
  • How can technology be used to identify, track, monitor and report on current and future environmental and social risks/metrics?
  • What is the “new vision” for how seafood could be responsibly sourced and what is needed to make it a reality?

Post-Event Actions

  • Conduct a gap analysis of the procurement practices in your organisation
  • Map your current seafood supply chain by commodity, fish stock, country and tier
  • Complete a risk assessment of your current seafood purchasing by fish stock, country and tier
  • Engage and partner with your peers via industry groups including the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition (HKSSC)
  • Design and implement a risk-based responsible sourcing strategy and set targets that have senior level commitment

Speakers

MODERATOR

Dr Kevin Franklin

Chief Operating Officer, Advisory and Chief Product Officer

ELEVATE Global

Dr Kevin Franklin

Chief Operating Officer, Advisory and Chief Product Officer

ELEVATE Global

Kevin leads our global consulting, product and analytics functions. He has 20 years’ experience advising business on global risks, analytics and management systems. This includes extensive senior level engagement with many of the world’s largest companies on corporate strategy, sustainability, metrics-driven risk management and award-winning integrated reporting.

Prior to ELEVATE, Kevin was the Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Maplecroft where he also oversaw the product and supply chain management practice. This included work on supply chain strategy, organizational resilience, responsible sourcing, human rights due diligence and compliance across a range of sectors including consumer goods, manufacturing, electronics and extractives.

Kevin has a Master’s degree in Policy and Planning, and a PhD from Warwick Business School with a focus on systems theory, collaborative decision-making, and the role of data / analytics in performance management. He is an experienced auditor and has authored numerous reports / delivered key note sessions at numerous high-level international fora.

Richard Ekkebus

Director of Culinary Operations and F&B

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Richard Ekkebus

Director of Culinary Operations and F&B

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Richard Ekkebus is the Culinary Director at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, overseeing all cuisines at one of the city’s most luxurious and distinctive five-star hotels. Under Richard’s supervision and guidance, Amber, the hotel’s contemporary, fine dining restaurant, was bestowed with the Sustainable Restaurant Award, listed No. 31 in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 and for the 13 consecutive years, awarded two Michelin stars by the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau 2021. Being a pioneer in sustainable culinary and restaurant operations, Richard is committed to driving culinary exploration and creativity. He is admired for his innovative and sustainable approach towards contemporary French cuisine.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

For Director of F&B and Culinary Operations at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Richard Ekkebus and the Amber team, modern luxury could not be redefined without considering the footprint that human activity leaves on the planet. Ever since its early days, Richard has been leading the change for a cleaner, safer, more equitable food system. At Amber, sustainability is more than a buzzword – it’s a pillar upon which the restaurant is built.

At every step, Richard considers its connection with the world – the people, food, and environment. From requiring transparency, sustainability and ethical standards in sourcing, to being vigilant about waste reduction and recycling, to contracting local artisans, ensuring equal work for equal pay, and sharing its experiences with the wider community, honest and actionable sustainability initiatives are intricately woven into Richard’s values and everyday processes.

Richard believes that culinary excellence cannot be achieved without a commitment to a sustainable world. For its efforts in upholding sustainable values, Amber has received recognition from organizations near and far, including:

Asia’s 50 Best, Sustainable Award 2020 – Most Sustainable Restaurant A Foodie World, The Foodie Forks 2020 – Sustainability Award Food Made Good, The Environment Award 2020

Chris Hanselman

Managing Director

Pacific Rich Resources Limited

Chris Hanselman

Managing Director

Pacific Rich Resources Limited

The Hanselmans have been in the fish business since 1908. The business did pass down through the generations. However, I decided to try some other opportunities, in Asia and so never went directly into the business. But in 2000, having worked for the Hong Kong Government and then an NGO, with an increasing awareness of overfishing in our oceans, I decided to attempt to educate people of the benefits of purchasing seafood from ‘responsibly sourced’ suppliers and supplying them with these items in Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Continue to preach the gospel about ‘responsibly sourced seafoods’, but not let bureaucracy in the way of continued improvements.

Gloria Lai

Manager, Oceans Sustainability

WWF-Hong Kong

Gloria Lai

Manager, Oceans Sustainability

WWF-Hong Kong

Gloria joined WWF in 2015 working on Seafood Choice Initiative. She provides stakeholders including seafood suppliers, F&B industry and corporations with advices on sourcing sustainable seafood. In 2018, the Sustainable Seafood Week led by her with the conservation team successfully gained more than 300 restaurant and supermarkets outlets’ support, to raise public awareness on sustainable seafood. Prior to joining WWF, Gloria worked in marketing for different restaurant groups. Currently, she is also the project manager of WWF’s Sharks Conservation and Ecological Footprint Programme.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • To raise public awareness on sustainable seafood and fill the knowledge gap so that we can leverage the consumer power and make a bigger impact
  • To facilitate the process of product labelling improvement among the seafood industry to increase transparency

Supported by

Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition

The HKSSC offers a practical and collaborative way to demonstrate good sourcing practices by its members committing to voluntary codes on responsible seafood sourcing. HKSSC members come together to find solutions to shared challenges, and drive the agenda with the support of a Secretariat. Expert groups are engaged to ensure sourcing practices tackle pressing issues such as illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing, overfishing, traceability, harmful fish farming practices and risks to human health.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

  • Grow membership (buyers or sellers of seafood in HK; other organisations that can influence seafood sourcing decisions)
  • Add local retailers to membership e.g. supermarkets
  • Produce sustainability risk profiles for up to 10 species that have not been assessed elsewhere (e.g. WWF) but that are sourced by our members
  • Launch an online sustainable seafood sourcing platform with the support of our members

15:15 – 16:00

Innovations and Collaborations to Fight Food Waste

This session will discuss how Hong Kong companies and consumers are faring in the fight against food waste. Participants will see new roles they can play at work and at home

Learnings

  • Understanding the environmental, social and business case for reducing food waste
  • The importance of data and measurement being the first step to action
  • The relationship between food waste and sustainable development
  • How technology can help the challenges of transporting and storing food waste plus other recyclables

Post-Event Actions

Knowing the financial, social and environmental benefits of reducing food waste:

  • Undertake a food waste audit at work (and at home) to identify key reasons and sources of food waste
  • Implement steps to reduce generating food waste
  • Ensure any edible food surplus is efficiently identified then safely and sustainably redistributed to those in need
  • Educate colleagues and friends about the difference before “Best Before” Dates vs “Use By/Expiry” Dates
  • Redirect any non-edible food waste away from landfill and instead to feeding animals of making compost (e.g. O-Park)

Speakers

MODERATOR

Dr Merrin Pearse

Sustainability Advisor

The Purpose Business

Dr Merrin Pearse

Sustainability Advisor

The Purpose Business

Merrin is a facilitator and connector. He has a wide range of international experience working for Government Departments, SMEs, international companies and NGOs in stakeholder engagement roles, quality assurance and sustainability.

Utilising his land surveying expertise and experience in delivering experiential leadership learning programs on sustainability with a problem solving engineer’s mind, he is able to come up with alternative scenarios for client issues.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To reconnect people with nature:

  • So more of humanity realises they are part of nature and not separate from nature; and
  • To reveal business opportunities that enhance ecosystems.

Henry Ho

Sustainable Development Manager

Cathay Pacific Group – Subsidiaries

Henry Ho

Sustainable Development Manager

Cathay Pacific Group – Subsidiaries

Henry is an award-winning sustainability professional. He is the Sustainable Development Manager at Cathay Pacific Group- Subsidiaries which develops and implements sustainability strategy and initiatives across four CX Subsidiaries.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Devoted to inspire and affect our society to move towards sustainability through Caring, Learning, and Innovation.

Gabrielle Kirstein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Feeding Hong Kong

Gabrielle Kirstein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Feeding Hong Kong

Gabrielle Kirstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Hong Kong, a registered charity with a mission to fight hunger in Hong Kong and reduce the amount of quality food being sent to our city’s landfills.  Feeding Hong Kong achieves this by collecting high quality food that would otherwise be thrown away and redistributing it to frontline charities feeding people in need.

Gabrielle started her career at the international advertising agency Bates and their integrated communication consultancy 141 London.  She moved to Hong Kong in 2003 and continued her career in communications and events with Euromoney Institutional Investor, The Economist Group and others, until founding Feeding Hong Kong in 2011.

Gabrielle is a Board Director of Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry and co-founder of The Redress Design Award, Redress’ flagship programme. She holds a BA in English Literature from Durham University and  MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Zero Hunger

Lawson Lau

Executive Director

Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited

Lawson Lau

Executive Director

Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited

Mr. Lawson Lau is the Executive Director of Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited. Prior to founding Cornerstone Technologies, Lawson spent over 19 years in the construction industry, primarily on product management and business development.

Lawson runs all facets of the business and oversees Cornerstone Technologies’ innovation efforts in EV (Electric Vehicle) charging, sustainable energy and IT solutions starting from 2016.

Supported by

Feeding Hong Kong

Booth NGO Lounge

Feeding Hong Kong’s mission is to reduce the amount of quality food sent to our city’s landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. We do this through delivering a B2B logistics service, which links food companies with surplus stock to charities directly feeding those in need. Last year, through our partnerships with the food industry, we saved 725 tonnes of food from landfill. Instead, this was redistributed to 130+ charity partners and supported over 3 million meals for people in need.

Sponsored by

Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited

Booth A60

In the midst of the modern world with various environmental challenges, building a carbon-free planet needs everyone’s participation. Cornerstone Technologies continuously strives for easily accessible sustainable innovations. Through our EV charging, Cornerstone Energy as well as Cornerstone IT, we help fast track you toward a cleaner future.

Solutions Showcase:

  • GreenTech
  • Sustainable Products
  • Sustainability Services

Legal Name: Cornerstone EV Charging Service Limited

16:00 – 16:45

Rethinking Sustainable Packaging Solutions

The impact of non-biodegradable, fossil fuel-based single-use plastic (SUP) and other disposables on our environment and human health is at crisis levels. To support the phased ban on these items in Hong Kong, how can we mainstream the use of reusables, circular economy approaches and the uptake of environmentally-responsible alternatives?

Learnings

  • Moving from linear systems focused on disposal, recycling and composting
  • Rethinking business models to implement circularity and make reusable systems viable
  • Scaling the adoption of environmentally-responsible, lower climate impact alternatives
  • Creating partnerships for change

Post-Event Actions

  • Audit your daily activities to identify how you can reduce your use of disposables
  • Explore opportunities to adopt reusables and integrate circularity initiatives into your operations
  • Identify how your organisation can adopt environmentally-responsible alternatives to SUP and other disposables
  • Explore opportunities to collaborate with partners within your sector, building or community to implement viable initiatives at scale that adopt reusables and alternative materials

Speakers

MODERATOR

Anne Copeland

CanChamHK Representative/ Sustainability Advisor

Canadian Chamber / Copeland & Partners Ltd.

Anne Copeland

CanChamHK Representative/ Sustainability Advisor

Canadian Chamber / Copeland & Partners Ltd.

Anne has 30+ years of sustainability experience, as an independent advisor and for Sedgwick Richardson, Arowana Impact Capital, ADB and, previously, IFC, HKU, ERM and others in HK and Canada. Other roles include the HKSAR Council for SD, GRI’s Stakeholder Council, Cancham’s SD and Women’s committees and The Women’s Foundation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To raise awareness, share best practices and support business, the financial sector and people to integrate sustainability/ESG best practices into their lives and work.

Rob Garrett

Head of Branding and Design

Black Sheep Restaurants

Rob Garrett

Head of Branding and Design

Black Sheep Restaurants

Head of Branding and Design, Rob Garrett is focused on developing engaging narratives, connecting people to the experience though tangible design and digital content. Originally from South Africa, Rob now heads up creative initiatives for Black Sheep Restaurants.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Rob is currently working on reducing single use packaging for Black Sheep Restaurants premium delivery service, GO in the hopes of building a sustainable reusable container delivery infrastructure.

Dr Peter Lee

Director of Research and Development (Environmental)

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

Dr Peter Lee

Director of Research and Development (Environmental)

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

Dr. Peter Lee oversees the market segment of Environment, having successfully driven development and commercialization of technologies in air and water purification, green coatings, waste recycling as well as biodegradable materials. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Before joining NAMI, Dr. Peter Lee had worked in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries in the US for more than 20 years. He has over 30 publications and holds more than 30 patents.

Tim Parker

Founder & CEO

Circular City

Tim Parker

Founder & CEO

Circular City

Tim Parker is the founder of Circular City, a Hong Kong based zero waste tech startup, developing circular economic business models with smart connected products.

He has recently launched CHOOSE: REUSE, Hong Kong’s first reusable takeout packaging service with embedded tech, to give F&B and their customers a new choice when ordering takeout.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Disrupt single use packaging
  • Give customers and business a new choice
  • Launch Hong Kong’s first reusable takeout with embedded tech offering to F&B

Sponsored by

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

Booth C62

NAMI is designated by the HK Government as a R&D Center for nanotechnology and advanced materials. NAMI undertakes research in Construction, Electronics, Energy Environmental and Healthcare, and strives for commercialization of the technologies to benefit the industry and the society, and re-industrialization to promote economic growth and sustainability of HK.

Solutions Showcase:

  • GreenTech
  • Waste Reduction & Recycling Management

Legal Name: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited

16:45 – 17:30

Corporate ESG Strategies for Realising Our Net-Zero Ambition

With the increasing severity of climate change impacts, corporates are now expected to do their part to align their strategies with global decarbonisation targets. Many corporates have announced net zero commitments, but what does this really mean?

Learnings

  • How corporates can set and achieve their decarbonisation goals
  • The role of finance (asset managers, banks, insurers)
  • The impact of supply chains on decarbonisation efforts
  • Potential impact of carbon pricing

Post-Event Actions

  • The need for collaborative efforts to decarbonise
  • Possible developments of regional carbon exchange
  • Business opportunities beyond the risk narrative

Speakers

MODERATOR

Irene Chu

Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability, Head of New Economy and Life Sciences

KPMG

Irene Chu

Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability, Head of New Economy and Life Sciences

KPMG

Irene is a Partner of KPMG China specializing in new economy companies and ESG advisory.  She is the Co-Chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Council for KPMG in HK and leads KPMG’s I&D programs covering gender, generational, skills and embracing differences.  She currently leads the New Economy and the Life Sciences sectors for KPMG in the Hong Kong region and co-leads the Hong Kong ESG team supporting clients on ESG reporting, sustainability strategies, climate change and decarbonization and impact measurement and assurance.  Irene is also a board member of KPMG Foundation which supports and promotes KPMG’s CSR pillars.  Outside of KPMG, Irene serves as a board member of WWF Hong Kong and is actively involved in their conservation and environmental finance initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Help businesses see that we can transform the relationship between the environment and the economy into a non-zero sum game, and decarbonize the global economy while creating business opportunities and narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor.

Joey Lau

Assistant Manager, Sustainable Development

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

Joey Lau

Assistant Manager, Sustainable Development

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

Joey supports the design, execution and performance monitoring of the Group’s Sustainable Development Strategy, SwireTHRIVE, and manages sustainability accounting within the Group. She plays a key role in sustainability data analytics, involving performance monitoring, trend analysis and risk management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Development of a roadmap for our group’s net zero carbon emissions, water neutrality and zero waste to landfill commitment by 2050.

Zhang Huifeng

Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific

HSBC

Zhang Huifeng

Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific

HSBC

Mr Zhang Huifeng joined HSBC in 2005. As the Regional Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific, he oversees the Bank’s sustainability strategy in the region. This include community investment in future skills, climate change, sustainable finance, community service areas. Before joining HSBC, Mr Zhang had worked at BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO in trade finance and corporate banking area. His team is working closely with the whole sale and retail banking businesses to promote sustainable finance and investment within the Bank to support the development of low carbon economy.

Noemie Peiffer

Head of Sustainable Finance, Capital Markets Group, Global Banking APAC

BNP Paribas

Noemie Peiffer

Head of Sustainable Finance, Capital Markets Group, Global Banking APAC

BNP Paribas

  • Noemie heads Sustainable Finance, Capital Markets Group, for Global Banking APAC at BNP Paribas
  • Noemie has over 12 years of experience in investment banking with specific focus on the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors across APAC
  • Noemie led multi-million award winning sustainable transactions as Sustainability Advisor in APAC across sectors both for corporate and institutional clients. Some recent examples include Coles AUD1.3bn Sustainability Linked Loan in Australia and TotalEnergies Envision USD80m Green Loan in China.
  • Noemie represents BNP Paribas in the APLMA Sustainable Loans Committee

Sponsored by

KPMG

Businesses want to understand how ESG can help them identify new revenue streams, reduce costs, mitigate risks and attract investors, while helping to contribute towards a more sustainable future.

KPMG China has a dedicated cross-functional team of experts who help corporates and public sector clients plan and execute ESG programmes to create long-term value.

Whether your organisation is just beginning its sustainability journey or expanding its current ESG initiatives, we have the knowledge and capabilities to support you.

Source: https://home.kpmg/cn/en/home/services/audit/business-reporting-andsustainability/the-sustainability-imperative.html

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

KPMG has committed to becoming a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, having
set a 1.5°C science-based target. From 2021, KPMG China also targets purchasing
100% renewable energy.

Legal Name: KPMG

17:30 – 17:35

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Alvin Lee

Senior ESG & Communications Manager

Green Monday Group

Alvin Lee

Senior ESG & Communications Manager

Green Monday Group

Alvin is currently Senior ESG & Communications Manager of Green Monday Group, the pioneer in Asia to launch a large scale plant-based movement by advocating flexitarian lifestyle. Alvin graduated from the Department of Ecology and Biodiversity, HKU in 2003. Before joining Green Monday, he pursued an alternative eco-education pathway by being a cetacean researcher in Hong Kong waters, a lobbyist for animal welfare organizations, and a journalist and for ~10 years contributed stories to most of local media specializing in green culture and tourism features. He is also a Permaculture PDC graduate and passionate in biodiversity studies.

Summit speakers to be announced very soon!
All sessions are subject to change.