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HONG KONG’S BEST ATTENDED AND MOST AMBITIOUS BUSINESS EVENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT #OnlyWayForward

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Day 1 – Thursday 14 Sept

HK2050isNow Energy and Mobility Summit

The HK2050isNow Energy and Mobility Summit will highlight low carbon transition strategies and technologies driving Hong Kong’s decarbonisation efforts, and how an alignment of the Northern Metropolis and GBA offers opportunities for a systemic, future-proof transition. It will unpack trends and insights on evolving energy portfolios and pertinent upstream and downstream challenges, as well as the dynamics between innovation, cybersecurity and resiliency in our low carbon energy and mobility ecosystem.

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11:00 – 11:05

Welcome Address: HK2050isNow Energy & Mobility Summit

11:00 – 11:05

Speakers

Ambrose Cheong BBS

Chairperson

Mr Ambrose Cheong, BBS pursued a civil engineering career in Hong Kong for 38 years and retired in 2020. He worked for a contractor and the then Mass Transit Railway Corporation before joining the Government in 1983. He was then working in various departments/bureaux. His last position was the Project Manager heading the West Development Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. He is currently the Chairperson of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Hong Kong Association.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Hong Kong to be developed into a smart and green city which is sustainable, carbon neutral and climate resilient.

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11:05 – 11:20

Opening Address and Report Launch: HK2050isNow Energy & Mobility Summit

11:05 – 11:20

Speakers

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Lawrence Iu is Executive Director at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change models and impactful public policies. His current focuses are on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He has successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government stakeholders to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.

In his previous roles in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Lawrence led environmental sustainability and occupational health & safety projects across Asia Pacific and coordinated emerging technology management, circular economy and green chemistry research.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Despite these difficult times, we must remain forward looking and anticipate the time of recovery. Even more so, we are now in a favourable position to make fundamental policy decisions to rethink our economic model, making it fit for a low carbon missions world, and to set course for a better, sustainable, and more liveable future for Hong Kong.

Bon Cheung

Research Analyst

Bon is graduated from the BSc student in Environmental Management and Technology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Currently, he is working as a Research Analyst at Civic Exchange. He has been leading research related to transition finance and taxonomy development. Bon has published several impactful articles related to green and sustainable finance development in major newspapers and business magazines. One of his recent articles about ESG risks is featured in the Knowledge Hub of the Chartered Banker Institute. Bon has also been influencing the market by hosting industry workshops and talks for market practitioners. For instance, he has been invited as a guest lecturer in a course offered by HKU-SPACE (Certificate for Module: Leadership in Applied ESG and Sustainability). With these achievements, he was recognised and nominated as one of the representatives of the HKUST to compete for the Oxford Green Finance Prize 2023.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Bring Theory to Practise, Connect Stakeholders, Facilitate the Low Carbon Transition in the GBA.

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11:20 – 12:10

Unifying Visions: The Northern Metropolis, GBA and a Clean Energy Future

11:20 – 12:10

China has pledged to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. What progress has been made so far? Hear from experts on the role of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in spurring China’s energy transition, and how development of the Northern Metropolis can be aligned in areas of digitalisation and green finance to drive the development of clean energy innovation.

Learnings

  • How can Hong Kong fast-track integration with the GBA, and align the city’s energy transition with national ambitions? In what ways is the Northern Metropolis an opportunity for integrated planning and transformative adaptation?
  • How can Hong Kong’s innovation and technology sector serve challenges in the Northern Metropolis-GBA opportunity? What technologies are being developed? What are the barriers, and how can they be overcome?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on the role of the Northern Metropolis as an innovation and technology corridor in developing a high-quality GBA, and the opportunities for businesses in the region.
  • Rethink how your company and industry can contribute to the acceleration of our own and national green-energy transition via regional collaboration and innovation.

Speakers

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Lawrence Iu is Executive Director at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change models and impactful public policies. His current focuses are on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He has successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government stakeholders to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.

In his previous roles in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Lawrence led environmental sustainability and occupational health & safety projects across Asia Pacific and coordinated emerging technology management, circular economy and green chemistry research.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Despite these difficult times, we must remain forward looking and anticipate the time of recovery. Even more so, we are now in a favourable position to make fundamental policy decisions to rethink our economic model, making it fit for a low carbon missions world, and to set course for a better, sustainable, and more liveable future for Hong Kong.

Daniel Chan

Head of Greater Bay Area

Daniel Chan is Head of Greater Bay Area at HSBC. He spearheads HSBC’s strategic development in GBA, a key focus of the Bank’s Asia growth strategy. He leads the overall business strategy development and implementation in GBA, across all business lines and functions to capture opportunities brought by GBA’s economic growth and policy enhancement measures. He is an HSBC veteran with over 30 years’ experience, holding senior leadership positions in HK, Singapore, Mainland China in recent 15 years.

Xiaoqian Jiang

Project Manager/Associate

Xiaoqian JIANG is the Low Carbon Planning Project Manager, based in WRI China Office. She is one of the core team members of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol City Accounting Project to develop the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC). In China, she mainly works on the area of subnational carbon emissions peak and carbon neutrality through projects such as capacity building and policy research. Her focused regions are the GBA and Sichuan province.

Stephen Lai

Senior Vice President, Director of Operations, Hong Kong

Stephen Lai is Senior Vice President and Director of Operations overseeing AECOM’s operations in Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of experience in delivering major multidisciplinary urban development and infrastructure projects for the HKSAR government as client, covering areas of investigation management, design, construction management and contract administration.

Stephen’s diverse portfolio of Hong Kong projects include Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link; various new town developments such as New Development Areas in Northern Metropolis, Kai Tak Development, Tseung Kwan O New Town Development; Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel, Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link and Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel, among many others.

With his vast experience in project delivery and operations, Stephen is also heading the Asia Internal ESG initiative of AECOM and leading the business development in GBA by leveraging our resources, capability and experience development in Hong Kong.

Dr Xiaoliang Yang

Country Manager China

Dr. Xiaoliang Yang joined the Global CCS Institute as China Country Manager in March 2022. In his current role, Xiaoliang leads the Institute’s effort to develop and execute policy, advocacy, & client engagement strategies to build political and financial support for CCUS development in China. Xiaoliang holds a PhD in Environmental Science from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a MPA from Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

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12:10 – 12:20

Energy Innovation Hong Kong Needs for a Net-Zero Future

12:10 – 12:20

This section will provide an overview on the technology innovation HK needs to carbonize the hard to abate sectors, including trucks, shipping and aviation. Hydrogen, sustainable fuels, carbon capture and storage, electrification will have their specific role to play in different circumstances.

Speakers

Kathy Gao

Senior Associate

Kathy Xitong Gao is a Senior Associate with BNEF based in Hong Kong. She leads the BNEF’s hydrogen coverage in the APAC region with a focus on China. She leads the team’s coverage on hydrogen export, demand, and company activities. She has spoken in lots of international conferences, including the Indonesia Net Zero Summit and the ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2022. Before joining the hydrogen team, she was in the Technology & Innovation team with BNEF covering digital technologies and early-stage climate technologies.

Kathy holds a Master’s degree in Energy Resource and Environment from Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC and a Bachelor in International political economy from Renmin University in Beijing. Before joining BNEF she had project finance experience in a solar development company and a battery startup in the US.

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12:20 – 13:10

Our Future Energy Fix: Rethinking Strategies and Alternative Value Chains

12:20 – 13:10

As commercial, industrial, domestic and other forms of electricity consumption continue to grow, decarbonisation of the energy sector remains of highest priority in order for the city to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.  What opportunities exist for Hong Kong to diversify its energy mix to include more clean energy sources, and fund and procure local renewable energy technologies?

Learnings

  • As hydrogen, waste-to-energy and other new energies emerge to fulfil their potential as clean energy sources, what are the opportunities and challenges – technological, financial, geopolitical – of adoption in Hong Kong?
  • What are the partnerships, technological, regulatory and investment support required for viability and scaling up cost-efficient, high quality solutions?
  • Case studies from the transportation, buildings and additional sectors

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on the latest technological, regulatory and investment trends for developing renewable and clean energy sources in Hong Kong.
  • Consider how your company and industry can step up decarbonisation ambitions in tandem with the city’s transition to cleaner energy sources.

Speakers

Peter Thompson

East Asia Energy Business Leader

Peter Thompson is a Director and East Asia Energy Business Leader for Arup based in Hong Kong. He has more than 35 years of experience in the management of the design and implementation of major energy and infrastructure works projects across a wide variety of overseas countries. In line with the firm’s strategy to facilitate the development of sustainable future outcomes, he has a focus on works that lead to positive climate impacts, improved resilience and net-zero solutions.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To facilitate and enable the implementation of a hydrogen economy for the city.

Vincent De Givry

Principal

Vincent is a specialist of energy transition for corporate and industries. He is working for 1 year at Blunomy. Before that he was working 30 years in industries as chemical (Solvay), aeronautic (Airbus) and automotive (Tier1), with different roles of which marketing director. He has a passion in analysing possibilities, switching business model, building coalition, working in details the challenges to engage successful decarbonisation. He has strong expertise in hydrogen and regulation evolution.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To support Hong Kong to build a solid energy transition roadmap, quickly activable and driving the path to put the city as a global leader, a green reference.

David Fung

General Manager – Product Planning & Distribution

David Fung brings decades of experience in Product Planning leadership positions, primarily in the global automotive industry. David is currently the General Manager – Product Planning & Distribution of Inchcape Greater China. Through his extensive market knowledge, David is responsible in informing the planning and design of new models, tailoring to the needs of markets in Hong Kong and Macao

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

HK should consider to align with the Mainland and adopting a more balace approach in the development of alternative energy vehicles, on top of EV e.g hydrogen.

Peipei Gao

China Management Consulting Lead

Peipei Gao is AFRY’s China Management Consulting Lead based in Beijing. With 18 years of experience in energy and utilities sectors, she is a recognised expert in cross-border energy sector mergers and acquisitions. At AFRY, Peipei leads a team of China power market experts to advise multinational companies and global investors on renewables sector transactions. With in-depth power market insights, she also actively works with corporates looking to achieve ambitious climate targets, helping businesses chart an actionable path to address wicked sustainability problems against China’s complex and fast-changing policy and market landscape. She most recently worked with a global apparel retailer to identify renewable electricity procurement solutions for 200+ suppliers across China.

Prior to joining AFRY, she was Investment Director at CITIC Construction overseeing the company’s overseas investment, and before that she had held positions at Aramco, EDF, and BP.

Rory Meng

Vice General Manager

Vice General Manager of Asset Integrity Management, Industrial Services & Cybersecurity. Ten years of professional experience in machinery manufacturing, automotive, energy and chemical industry, lithium battery production and other industries of product and production safety, serving more than 30 related manufacturers and leading the completion of security management system construction services for more than 8 enterprises.

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14:00 – 14:50

The Digital Pathway to Net-Zero

14:00 – 14:50

Digital Technology has emerged as a powerful tool to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. Transition to a net zero future requires a fundamental shift in the way we produce and consume energy, advanced technology like BIM system, artificial intelligence and blockchain can help us optimize energy use, reduce waste, and increase efficiency.

In this panel session, we will discover how digital technology can be leveraged to accelerate the transition to a net-zero future, while also creating new economic opportunities and improving quality of life for people in Hong Kong. Our panellists will also discuss the challenges and opportunities of implementing digital solutions.

Learnings

  • How can digital technology help accelerate the transition to a sustainable future?
  • What challenges and opportunities do businesses face when implementing digital solutions to achieve a net-zero future, and how can they effectively address these challenges while maximizing the opportunities?
  • In what ways can advanced technologies optimize energy use and increase efficiency in business operations?

Post-Event Actions

  • Invest in digital technologies like smart grids, renewable energy management systems, and electric vehicles to optimize energy use and reduce waste.
  • Using BIM process and digital technology can be the differentiator to turning traditional carbon intensive, wasteful and sub-optimally designed buildings into high performing, low carbon construction projects of the future.
  • Partner with sustainability experts and organizations to stay up-to-date on the latest digital innovations and best practices for achieving net-zero emissions.

Speakers

Ada Fung

President

Ar Prof Ada FUNG, BBS, is President of Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment Information Management Associations, and Chair of Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART International.

She is Honorary Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, amongst other appointments.

An architect by profession, Ada Fung is the Former Deputy Director of Housing (Development & Construction) of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, overseeing all facets of public housing development representing homes for almost half of the Hong Kong population. Retired from the Housing Authority in end 2017, Ada continues her drive on sustainability and quality in the built asset industry.

She is Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (2013 – 2014), Past Director and Board Secretary of the World Green Building Council (2018-2020), and Past Chair of Committee on BIM of the Construction Industry Council(2017-2023).

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Ada Fung’s Sustainability Goals for 2023-2024 follow the buildingSMART’s vision in the full realization of the societal, environmental and economic benefits of open sharable infrastructure and building asset information into commercial and institutional processes worldwide. We aim to facilitate the active use and dissemination of open data standards enabling infrastructure and building asset data and lifecycle processes.

Terence Lui

CEO

Terence is the Founder and CEO of Varadise Limited. With a strong background in digital transformation, he previously served as the Head of Digital Transformation at a prominent contractor company. Throughout his career, Terence has been at the forefront of innovative development projects, specializing in BIM Analytics, AI analytics, IoT, VR, and business intelligence (BI). His primary focus has been on leveraging technology to drive business transformation and efficiency. A remarkable achievement in his career was becoming a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) at the young age of 32, making him one of the world’s youngest ICE fellows. His dedication to the field is evident in his expertise in construction digitalization, particularly in the automation of site monitoring processes.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Terence’s vision is to revolutionize the construction industry by utilizing data-driven approaches to enhance productivity, quality, and safety. He firmly believes in adopting an integrated construction approach, which he calls Construction 2.0, to optimize construction practices and outcomes.

James Thompson

Head of Digital

James Thompson is the Head of Digital at Gammon Construction and his focusses include Innovation, Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) and leading the CoE of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Gammon. James strives to improve the Hong Kong Construction industry and champions the adoption cross industry global best practice and bleeding edge technologies to improve corporate outcomes related to digital transformation and innovative corporate change.

James has more 17 years of global experience working in Hong Kong, UK and Middle East delivering BIM, PLM & GIS for public and private sector clients in construction, manufacturing, & industrial sector projects.

Personally, James is very passionate about climate change and developing the next generation to help us save and improve the environment we live in today.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Digital Efficiency: Implement technology and digital tools to streamline construction processes and reduce waste. This will include adopting advanced BIM software, AI for optimization, or predictive analytics tools to anticipate and avoid inefficiencies.

Energy Efficiency: Implement digital technologies during the construction phase to improve the energy efficiency of our projects and can be used during operations and in-use phases.

Claudio Trucco

Digital Lead, Buildings + Places, Asia

Claudio Trucco is the Digital Lead for Buildings & Places, Asia, at AECOM. He is an architect and a strategy and innovation professional with over ten years’ experience across Asia’s built environment sector. Having worked in China, Thailand and Hong Kong, Claudio has worked on a wide range of project types within the realm of smart cities and sustainable urban design. His main focus is to integrate digital processes and tools seamlessly into every stage of a project’s lifecycle, resulting in enhanced values for clients and stakeholders. Claudio holds an MBA from the Macquarie University of Sydney and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Genova.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To develop stronger and more impactful global partnerships and collaborations aiming to create inclusive and sustainable solutions in the built environment, addressing the challenges posed by climate challenge.

Colin Tsoi

Solution Lead, Edge Solutions – Fujitsu Uvance

Colin is the Solution Lead at Fujitsu Hong Kong, responsible for designing and building the digital transformation solution and roadmap for enterprise customers. Colin has a knack for crafting innovative solutions that propel enterprise customers through their digital transformation journeys, effectively addressing their unique business challenges. Colin’s innovative and strategic approach has seen him design and implement cutting-edge solutions that leverage the power of IoT, AI and Data Analytics. His profound understanding of the digital landscape allows him to craft tailored strategies that devise robust applications, streamlining operations, and gain a competitive edge. His personal passion lies in harnessing the power of technology to transform sustainability from a mere aspiration into a measurable and attainable objectives. Colin was graduated from the University of Liverpool, he also holds a Master Degree from the University of York.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Using data to help organisations to identify inefficiencies, waste points, and improve recycling or waste management. Collaborate and co-create with customers using digital technologies to fostering transparency, accountability, and collective action towards their sustainability goals.

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14:50 – 15:10

Tech Talks: Sustainable Energy/ Energy Efficiency

14:50 – 15:10

Speakers

Beena Sharma

CEO

Beena is the CEO and Co-Founder of CCU International. CCU International provide next generation carbon capture technology that captures and utilises carbon dioxide from industry emissions.

Beena is a multi-award-winning professional who sits on multiple international boards including the Society for Low Carbon Technologies and Carbon Capture Storage Brazil. Having worked in multiple industries, her experience has taken her to various locations around the world. Industries including oil & gas, renewables, manufacturing, construction, and healthcare.

Beena has proven experience in managing high growth and innovative businesses, developing climate change programmes, and driving net zero strategy for businesses. She is a professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a Postgraduate in Psychology and is a qualified Carbon management specialist.

Ir Antonio Chan

Deputy Managing Director

Antonio Chan is currently the Deputy Managing Director of REC Engineering Group oversees the entire operation composed of REC Engineering Co. Ltd., REC Engineering Contracting Co. Ltd., REC (China) Co. Ltd., REC M&E Engineering (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., REC Engineering Co. Ltd. (Macao Branch), REC Building Services (Macao) Ltd., REC Green Technologies Co. Ltd., REC Green Energy Solutions Co. Ltd., REC Environmental Technology (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd., Tin Sing Chemical Engineers Ltd, O-Link International Co. Ltd. and Hoi Fai Lift Engineering & Services Ltd.

Antonio has been in the industry for more than 30 years and has been working in various professions including consultants, contractors and developers. He has been working in Hong Kong, China Mainland, Singapore as well as United Kingdom.

Tung Wong

Head of Marketing

Tung Wong is currently the Head of Marketing at Signify Hong Kong (formerly known as Philips Lighting). Tung is a seasoned marketing leader specializing in smart home and smart cities technologies and is passionate in finding innovative ways in turning the business to growth trajectory. Tung is dedicated to leading the team to accelerate the deployment of highly energy saving system and solution to support Hong Kong to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and pioneer in circular economy in lighting industry to reducing waste to landfill. Tung holds a MSc in Electronic Engineering degree from HKUST.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Dedicated to support Hong Kong to accelerate to transition to the carbon neutrality with innovative and pragmatic solutions.

 

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15:20 – 16:10

Keep Hong Kong Flying Sustainably – Why Does it Matter to You?

15:20 – 16:10

Do you know that over 70 million passengers travelled by air to or from Hong Kong each year pre-pandemic? And local airlines in Hong Kong emitted more than 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to a half of the Hong Kong’s local carbon emissions (41 million tonnes). The question of how to make flying in Hong Kong more sustainable becomes a challenging issue, and at the same time, new approaches are emerging from the perspectives of airlines, businesses, and individuals.

Learnings

  • What is Hong Kong’s path to decarbonise as a leading aviation hub?
  • What opportunities are there for Sustainable Aviation Fuel value chain in Hong Kong and GBA?

Post-event Actions

  • Be able to understand share, and support a Sustainable Aviation Fuel value chain best practices in the region.
  • Explore investment opportunities for Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
  • Advocate for incentives and policies that facilitate Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

Speakers

Genevieve Hilton

Co-Chair, AmCham E-ESG Committee

Geneviève Hilton is co-chair of the Energy & ESG committee of AmCham Hong Kong. She previously spearheaded ESG and corporate citizenship at Lenovo and BASF in Asia. Starting from 1994, she held a variety of agency roles in Hong Kong and Vietnam.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I want to see Hong Kong embrace its obvious role as a business sustainability leader in Asia Pacific by fully incorporating sustainability into companies’ strategic operations.

Grace Cheung

General Manager Sustainability

Grace Cheung is the General Manager of Group Sustainable Development Department at Cathay Pacific. Since taking up her role in 2017, Grace has turned sustainability from a standalone specialist function to an integrated strategic and operational imperative in the airline group.

During Grace’s tenure, Cathay Pacific has committed for its net zero carbon emissions goal by 2050, supported by its mid-term target for using 10% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. The airline group is a founding member of Aviation Climate Taskforce and has also launched the first major Corporate SAF Programme in Asia in 2022. The airline has also cut more than 50% of its inflight single-use plastics (SUP) last year compared to 2018.

Grace represents the airline in a number of industry working groups devoted to sustainability and environmental issues, including the ones at International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the oneworld Alliance.

Simon Ng

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Simon Ng is Chief Executive Officer of Business Environment Council (BEC). He works closely with BEC Board of Directors in setting and implementing organisation goals and strategies conducive to supporting BEC members and the wider business community in the transition towards net-zero economy and a sustainable Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Support more corporates in Hong Kong to embark on their net-zero journey.

Assyl Ikhsan

Executive Director, Transition Finance

Ms. Assyl Ikhsan has joined the Transition Finance team in SCB Singapore as an Executive Director in Jul-2022. Main areas of focus are advisory and creation of financing solutions to support decarbonisation activities of the bank’s clients.
Previously, she was part of the Energy Transition Analysis team at BHP looking at transition solutions and trends in mining sector across the value chain.
Prior to BHP, she has worked at Temasek (Singapore) as FIG investment manager and JPMorgan (London, Hong Kong, Singapore) as FIG advisory and M&A banker.
Assyl holds a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Clear near- and medium-term targets and pathway to decarbonise supported by set of effective policies, mandates, and incentives.

Philip Siu

Co-founder and CEO

Mr. Philip Siu is the Co-founder and CEO of EcoCeres, Inc. – a world-leading Bio-refinery Platform on sustainable biomass. He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees from Cambridge University in the 80s’ and completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2016.

In an illustrious career spanning 36 years prior to founding EcoCeres, Mr. Siu has led and achieved several ground-breaking milestones. At the turn of the new millennium, Mr. Siu led the design, construction and operation of an Aviation Fuel Tank Farm, the largest in scale of its kind in the world, under a 40 Years’ Franchise with the HK Airport Authority.

In 2008, he developed from ground the business platform on new energy, which aims to develop innovative solutions to upgrade low-value feedstock to high-value products. Sustainable biomass is a key choice of feedstock, and from that a new and independent business platform – EcoCeres evolved in 2021, of which Mr. Siu is the founding CEO. EcoCeres has a strategic focus on the conversion of waste-based biomass into a wide spectrum of biofuels and biopolymers, and is now one of the leading suppliers of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. EcoCeres aspires to becoming a global leader in providing de-carbonization solutions much needed by the world to attain carbon neutrality.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We will continue to increase our production of both SAF and cellulosic ethanol and hope to help Hong Kong become a SAF hub by cooperating with the Hong Kong government and local airlines to advocate for supportive policies and regulations to promote SAF development and adoption.

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16:10 – 17:05

The EV Journey for Hong Kong: Moving People & Products

16:10 – 17:05

Electric vehicles have gained immense popularity in recent years, not just as a sustainable mode of transportation, but also as a way to reduce air pollution and promote cleaner living. Hong Kong has been at the forefront of this electric vehicle revolution, with its government and citizens showing a strong commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable transportation.  

Today, we have brought together a panel of experts who will share their insights and experiences on the EV journey in Hong Kong. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to electric vehicles, the impact on the environment and society, and the latest technological advancements that are driving this change.  

Learnings 

  • What are the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to electric vehicles in Hong Kong? 
  • How does the transition to electric vehicles impact the environment and society in Hong Kong?  
  • What are some of the latest technological advancements that are driving the transition to electric vehicles in Hong Kong?  

Post-Event Actions 

  • Sharing the insights and outcomes of the panel discussion with relevant stakeholders, such as government officials, industry leaders, and community groups, to promote awareness and drive action towards sustainable transportation. 

Speakers

Irene Chu

Partner, ESG Advisory Head of New Economy Hong Kong (SAR)

Irene leads ESG reporting and assurance for KPMG in Hong Kong and advises listed and private companies on sustainability and climate strategy.

Irene has experience across a range of sustainability advisory services including but not limited to sustainability reporting, materiality assessment, stakeholder engagement, corporate sustainability framework, key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets setting (including SBTs), corporate ESG capability maturity assessments, ESG due diligence, sustainability ratings, decarbonisation and data pre-assurance.

Stephen Cheung

Head of Digital Energy & Smart Solutions

Stephen Cheung is the Head of Digital Energy & Smart Solutions of Schneider Electric Hong Kong. He is responsible for the business development in Hong Kong and Macau, overseeing projects such as smart energy management, energy efficiency and electric vehicle charging solutions. With years of experience in the energy management field, Stephen is a proven expert who has played an instrumental role in several large-scale government and commercial projects at Schneider Electric.

Stephen joined Schneider Electric in the year 2002 as Sales Engineer and with his sheer hard work and dedication has come through the ranks. He is widely regarded for his proven analytical and problem-solving skills and his ability to identify talent, build large culturally diverse teams and capitalize on opportunities. Stephen has pursued a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Estyn Chung

General Manager

Estyn Chung is the General Manager of Uber for Hong Kong, overseeing local operations and is responsible for growing the business in Hong Kong. Estyn believes that efficient point to point mobility coupled with technology and innovation is not only beneficial to riders in Hong Kong, but is also an integral step to fulfilling Hong Kong’s smart city ambition.

Estyn led the launch of Uber Taxi in Hong Kong and the acquisition of HK Taxi to build what is now the #1 Taxi business for Uber globally. He hopes to reinvigorate the industry by providing more income opportunities for drivers and bringing a better experience to Hongkongers.

Prior to Uber, Estyn spent over a decade in Investment Banking in Asia and Australia with UBS, a Swiss Bank. He then went on to become a Co-Founder and CEO of CANOPY, a career platform for millennials headquartered in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Anna Engblom

Managing Director

Anna joined the Volvo AB business in September 2003 and has advanced to the position of leadership. She has been the managing director of Volvo Trucks in Southeast Asia and Japan since January 2022. She has a track record of 21 years as a successful business head, aggressively increasing sales and boosting profitability in several global markets for the Volvo business. She has demonstrated leadership skills and a solid understanding of the industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

As an organisation, Volvo Trucks has a sustainability position of ‘Population growth, urbanization, digitalization and a continuously expanding middle class are trends leading to an increased need of sustainable transport.

Stanely Pong

Chairman

Stanley Kit Pong is the Chairman and Founder of Hong Kong Battery Recycling Centre, the first waste battery recycling plant located at EcoPark, Tuen Mun.
His metallurgical experience derived from working for over four decades as a Director of Shiu Wing Steel Limited, the only steel manufacturing plant in Hong Kong.

 

Anthony Yan

Senior Staff Scientist

The current Senior Staff Scientist at China Everbirght Green Technology Innovation Research Institute(subsidiary of China Everbright Environment Group Limited), responsible for leading the R&D activities in the field of photovoltaic and energy storage.

With a PhD in Materials Science from City University of Hong Kong, Anthony has 10+ years of experience in R&D. He also holds a 6 Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Intellectual Property Manager certification. Since 2016, Anthony has been actively involved in the development of lithium-ion battery recycling technology, which has provided him with a deep understanding of the policies and trends in the Chinese lithium-ion battery industry.

China Everbright Environment Group Limited has grown into the largest environmental enterprise in China, a leading player in Asia’s environmental protection industry, the world’s largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, and a world-renowned environment group.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We are aims to achieve significant milestones in Li battery recycling for Hong Kong. The objectives include enhancing collection infrastructure, increasing public awareness, and implementing efficient recycling processes.

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17:05 – 17:55

A New Mobility Ecosystem: Innovating for a Low Carbon Future

17:05 – 17:55

Digital technologies are crucial to the transformation of our mobility ecosystem towards more sustainable and resilient models. And businesses are in a unique position to harness the value of digital solutions and increase access to data sources across different modes of transportation, with a view to enhancing safety and accessibility, and lowering carbon emissions in our journey towards zero emissions.

Learnings

  • What technological and data innovations are needed to de-risk and scale deployment growth towards low-carbon mobility in Hong Kong?
  • How can industry keep pace with new technological opportunities and adapt to challenges, regulatory support and synergy with government and other relevant stakeholders?
  • What does the climate-cyber resiliency nexus mean for our sustainable mobility transition? What is the state of play in Hong Kong?

Post-Event Actions

  • Rethink how your company and industry can support the mobility transition to best address barriers and risks of transformation.

Speakers

Eli Konvitz

Expert in sustainable urban development

Eli Konvitz is an independent expert advisor and consultant in sustainable urban development and innovation, and adjunct associate professor at HKU. Previously he was a director at Atkins, co-founded startup localCarbon, and at Arup in London.

Eli sits on the ULI HK executive committee and the HKIUD’s public affairs and international affairs committees. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Building on Hong Kong’s existing advantages and quiet achievements to show the city and the world what is possible, and accelerate positive change for real and timely effects.

Allyson Browne

Climate Campaign Director, Ports

Allyson Browne is Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Director, leading their Ports for People campaign to end port and ship pollution. Allyson has contributed to renewable energy and climate policy for more than 10 years, including as Director of Regulatory Affairs for SRECTrade, where she collaborated with industry and grassroots organizations on renewable energy policies; as Chief of Staff to Jared Blumenfeld for California Governor Newsom’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign, Energy & Environment team; and as a consultant on energy in cities, cannabis, and cryptocurrency. She contributed to systemic and emerging climate movement ecosystem mapping at Climate2025 and global research on renewable energy development for REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report. Allyson holds a Juris Doctor degree from GGU School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from USC Marshall School of Business. She lives in San Francisco.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Hong Kong is uniquely positioned to accelerate momentum and progress on sustainability and to spread that change worldwide. I hope that this event will serve as a springboard for ideas and opportunities for cross-sector, public and private collaboration on innovative solutions. With the support of policy, finance and private sector innovation, we can advance a just, equitable and sustainable future for everyone.

Adam Leishman

Chief Executive Officer

Adam is a dynamic leader and visionary, with a proven track record of delivering transformational changes to bus systems around the world including London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Adam established Ascendal Group in 2018, with a vision of bringing cities to life through public transport and now has operations in four continents. He is currently CEO of Bravo Transport, owner of Citybus (responsible for moving around 1 million passengers a day) and Bravo Media (Hong Kongs second largest media agency).   He has actively pushed for Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Buses to be operated in Hong Kong and has approval to commence trials later this year, and introduced Hong Kongs first ever battery electric double deck bus, leading the way for zero emission buses in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We are active in working with Government to fast track zero emission buses to Hong Kong. We also believe there is a tremendous opportunity to transform public transport in Hong Kong to generate further modal shift which will have a substantial impact in Hong Kong.

Christoph Meyer

General Manager Hong Kong, South China & Macau

Christoph is appointed as General Manager Hong Kong, South China and Macau for Lufthansa Group since February 1, 2020. He is responsible for Passenger Sales of Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) in Hong Kong, South China and Macau market.

Christoph previously worked as Head of Content & Dialogue Marketing for SWISS based in Zurich. He was responsible for airline sponsoring, event management, social media channels, newsletters and tourism partnerships.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023

  • Raise and increase the awareness of sustainability in the aviation and tourism industry in Hong Kong.
  • Promote the transition and investment of Hong Kong to become a green tourism hub.

Ian Reeds

Principal Engineer

Ian Reeds is a Principal Engineer at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

He is a transportation systems engineer, delivering low carbon infrastructure design and rail and transport planning on transit developments globally including Southeast Asia, Middle East, Japan and Australia. His projects have included a range of light and heavy rail, high speed, metro, bus and alternative systems, such as Personal Rapid Transit and Autonomous Rapid Transit. He is based in Hong Kong.

Ian is a Chartered Member of The Institute of Mechanical Engineering.

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10:30 – 10:40

Catalyzing Hong Kong’s Low Carbon Transition and Climate Solutions Ecosystem

10:30 – 10:40

Speakers

Barry Kwong

Director, Sustainability

Barry is a highly regarded sustainability professional with over 25 years of experience advising business leaders on formulating sustainability strategies and integrating them into corporate values and culture.
In 2022, Barry joined the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) where he currently leads the sustainability strategy and HKSTP’s net zero roadmap implementation. His role also involves driving the momentum of building the next generation of bankable climate solutions ecosystem for Hong Kong and beyond.
Prior to joining HKSTP, Barry served as the Regional Head of the Climate Solutions Partnership at HSBC Asia Pacific. Throughout his 15-year tenure at HSBC, Barry acted as a subject matter expert, offering guidance to top management on advocating for sustainability.
In addition to his professional roles, Barry served on the vetting committees of the Environment & Conservation Fund and the Council for Sustainable Development.

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10:40 – 10:50

Future Proof Design in Commercial Development

10:40 – 10:50

Speakers

YU Ching Yan, Johnny

Head of Sustainability

Mr Yu Ching Yan, Johnny joined the Company in 2020 as the advisor to Chairman. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Yu held various senior positions with UBS, Credit Suisse and Price Waterhouse in both Hong Kong and London. He brought 28 years of extensive experience covering multiple disciplines including sales and marketing, investment advisory, accounting, tax and risk management and control. He leads the sustainability development of the Company and won the prestigious Business Leadership in Sustainability Award at the Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2022, organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). He also provides strategic advisory on property sales and marketing, policy formulation, digital transformation and innovation. Mr Yu graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London with a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and attained his MBA degree in Finance with City University of London. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

My sustainability goals for 2023:

  • Henderson Land Development Company Limited’s 2030 Sustainability Vision, ‘G.I.V.E.’, has four primary drivers: Green for Planet, Innovation for Future, Value for People and Endeavour for Community, aligning with our commitments to the UNSDGs.

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10:50 – 11:40

Green Tech for Low Carbon City Transition

10:50 – 11:40

Join HKSTP’s session, “Green Tech for Low Carbon City Transition” to explore the role of green technology in achieving a low-carbon future for Hong Kong. Discover how different ecosystem players are driving change and developing the strategic roadmap for the transition.

Learnings

  • The crucial role of green technology in achieving a sustainable, low-carbon future
  • Efforts from different ecosystem players to support the Hong Kong Climate Action Plan and catalyze the transition to a low-carbon city through innovation and collaboration
  • Best practices and successful case studies for green technology adoption to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability

Post-Event Actions

  • Explore the potential of green technology to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability in your own organization or community
  • Connect with HKSTP to learn more about their initiatives to catalyze the ecosystem and drive the transition to a low-carbon city in Hong Kong
  • Network with other delegates and potential partners to share ideas and collaborate on innovative solutions for low-carbon city

Speakers

Barry Kwong

Director, Sustainability

Barry is a highly regarded sustainability professional with over 25 years of experience advising business leaders on formulating sustainability strategies and integrating them into corporate values and culture.
In 2022, Barry joined the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) where he currently leads the sustainability strategy and HKSTP’s net zero roadmap implementation. His role also involves driving the momentum of building the next generation of bankable climate solutions ecosystem for Hong Kong and beyond.
Prior to joining HKSTP, Barry served as the Regional Head of the Climate Solutions Partnership at HSBC Asia Pacific. Throughout his 15-year tenure at HSBC, Barry acted as a subject matter expert, offering guidance to top management on advocating for sustainability.
In addition to his professional roles, Barry served on the vetting committees of the Environment & Conservation Fund and the Council for Sustainable Development.

Margaret Ho

Senior Manager, Industry Development

Margaret is an ESG and sustainability specialist dedicated to driving the construction industry’s progress towards a net-zero future. With a wealth of experience developing ESG strategies and plans for construction companies, and a strong academic background in environmental management, Margaret currently spearheads numerous sustainability initiatives at the Construction Industry Council. Her mission encompasses culture shaping, standardisation, and tools development and adoption such as the CIC Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT), CIC Sustainable Finance Certification Scheme (SFCS), CIC Green Product Certification (GPC).

Having previously excelled as a corporate communications professional for over a decade, Margaret’s true passion lies in translating sustainable development principles and goals into tangible actions and values.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

In 2023-24, my sustainability goal is to establish a platform that raises awareness about sectoral sustainability and empowers the construction industry to take tangible actions towards a greener future.

Samuel Kwong

General Manager – ESG

Samuel KWONG is the General Manager – ESG of Chinachem Group with over 25 years of experience in sustainability with multinational conglomerates covering businesses including sports & entertainment, food & beverages, aviation, hospitality, real estate, retail, shipping & infrastructure developments. He is a director of HKIQEP, past Chairman of CIWEM HK & former director of HKGBC & HKBEC. Sam is an engineer by training with bachelor and master degrees from The University of Hong Kong and a master degree of environmental engineering from ENTPE, France, MBA degree from the Chinese University Hong Kong and a degree of laws from the University of London.

YU Ching Yan, Johnny

Head of Sustainability

Mr Yu Ching Yan, Johnny joined the Company in 2020 as the advisor to Chairman. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Yu held various senior positions with UBS, Credit Suisse and Price Waterhouse in both Hong Kong and London. He brought 28 years of extensive experience covering multiple disciplines including sales and marketing, investment advisory, accounting, tax and risk management and control. He leads the sustainability development of the Company and won the prestigious Business Leadership in Sustainability Award at the Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2022, organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). He also provides strategic advisory on property sales and marketing, policy formulation, digital transformation and innovation. Mr Yu graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London with a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and attained his MBA degree in Finance with City University of London. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

My sustainability goals for 2023:

  • Henderson Land Development Company Limited’s 2030 Sustainability Vision, ‘G.I.V.E.’, has four primary drivers: Green for Planet, Innovation for Future, Value for People and Endeavour for Community, aligning with our commitments to the UNSDGs.

Shelley Zhou

Head of Corporate Sustainability

Ir Dr Shelley Zhou is currently Head of Corporate Sustainability at Hang Seng Bank. Prior to joining Hang Seng, Dr Zhou led ESG services in APAC for Capco, where she developed ESG products and solutions for financial institutions in Asia-Pacific, established a capable team to deliver net-zero strategy advisory and ESG consultancy services, and provided internal capacity-building and external executive training on climate and ESG related topics. Dr Zhou is a sustainability professional, has 20+ years’ experience in corporate sustainability, environmental and carbon management consultancy, new energy and biotechnology in Hong Kong, China and Singapore, covering government, banking, financial, real estate and retail sectors.

Shelley holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She is also Adjunct Professor at HKUST.

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11:40 – 12:20

Tech Talks: Powered by HKSTP

11:40 – 12:20

Session Description coming soon!

·        Carbon Exchange (Hong Kong) Limited
·        Carnot Innovations Limited
·        HONG KONG NATION-SYNERGY INTERNATIONAL HYDROGEN POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
·        i2Cool Limited
·        Luquos Energy Limited
·        Mioying Financial Technology (HK) Limited
·        Sensestek Solutions Limited
·        Volar Aerospace Limited

Speakers

Ashish Justin

CEO and Founder

Ashish is a qualified professional with extensive expertise in energy management and automation. He holds a Master’s degree in Automation from the prestigious Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and is a Certified Energy Manager. With over a decade of experience, Ashish has worked with renowned clients such as MGM Macau, Sands Resorts, and Swire Properties, among others, helping them identify and address operational defects to improve their energy efficiency. He has also gained valuable insight into the negative impact of inefficient maintenance practices on overall outcomes, having dealt with these issues directly in his previous roles. In 2018, Ashish became the CEO of Carnot Innovations Limited, where he has led the completion of over 90 AI energy saving projects across Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

300 to 500 buildings will be deployed with Carnot’s AI Energy Saving solution and we contribute to make Hong Kong a greener city.

Marco Lee

Co founder

As the Cofounder and VP of Technology at Volar Aerospace, Marco oversees the development of technology and R&D initiatives to facilitate green aviation. His responsibilities include spearheading research on electric aircraft infrastructure and software to support the deployment of electric air taxi services, as well as commercializing electric aircraft for sustainable aviation.

With over seven years of experience in the tech industry, Marco has a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions in various fields, including semiconductor, consulting, airline, web3, and advertising tech industries. He is now leveraging his expertise to advance green and sustainable initiatives through the adoption and development of new technologies in the aviation industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

In my opinion, it would be great to see Hong Kong at the forefront of advancing technology for a sustainable aviation ecosystem. Hong Kong is well-placed to support the implementation of new green technologies, thanks to its established green infrastructure, such as green financing and carbon credits trading systems. This infrastructure serves as a solid basis for the widespread adoption and transfer of sustainable new technologies.

Jack Lin

President

Previously the Managing Director and Head of APAC Client Coverage at MSCI, Jack possesses over 20 years of leadership in the financial industry. Prior to MSCI, Lin was previously head of South Asia at Amundi. He also led and managed teams in global asset management, including as Head of Asia Pacific and Co-CEO International at US-based Janus Capital and Managing Director in Asia at Franklin Templeton, where he helped open offices in Japan, Vietnam, China and Korea. His expertise in financial markets and green capital has helped to drive efforts in sustainable investing solutions.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

A stronger drive for green finance and net zero both from top-down and bottom-up

Gabby Tsang

Marketing Officer

Gabby is the marketing officer of Carbon Exchange (Hong Kong) Limited. She is passionate about sustainability development and ESG issue, in particular on social aspects. She pays attention to the latest ESG topics in Hong Kong and worldwide. She is engaging in the design of sustainability software, namely ESGBOT, SMART 610, etc.

ESGBOT is a Smart Corporate ESG Reporting software. It is designed for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Gabby is ambitious to offer helps to those in needs while seeking for supports and resources in the society in achieving sustainability goals.

Simon Wang

CEO

Dr Wang Zengyue is the Co-founder and CEO of Luquos Energy. Dr Wang Zengyue received his B.E. degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering from CUHK in 2015, and PhD degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering from CUHK in 2021. He has experience over 10 years in developing advanced flow battery materails and systems in Prof. Yi-Chun Lu’s team.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We aim to provide safe & low-cost energy storage solutions to enable renewable energy utilization in Hong Kong.

 

Kelvin Wong

CEO

Kelvin Wong, a seasoned professional in the technology and sustainability space, serves as the CEO of Sensestek Solutions Limited. Armed with a strong educational background in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Executive Management, Kelvin’s expertise extends beyond traditional boundaries. As a certified carbon auditor, he focuses on leveraging the potential of IoT applications to revolutionize the agriculture and aquaculture industries. Kelvin’s innovative approach involves precise carbon emission calculations, enabling the strategic deployment of multiple upcycling solutions. By spearheading the implementation of a food waste circular economy, Kelvin and his dedicated team are making significant strides in reducing carbon emissions and fostering a sustainable future.
My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Kelvin’s sustainability goal is to establish a self-sustainable agriculture and aquaculture farming demo site, exemplifying the potential of IoT and traditional farming methods in swiftly curbing carbon emissions. Through innovative approaches like food waste elimination, recycling, and upcycling within a circular economy framework, he aims to showcase how these practices can revolutionize the industry.

Cynthia Zhu

CEO

Cynthia Zhu, CFA
CEO of Sinosynergy International
Founder and Council Member of International New Energy Industry Alliance
Committee Member of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong

Cynthia is the CEO of Sinosynergy International. She has over 15 years international experiences in UK, Hong Kong and mainland China. Before joining Sinosynergy, her focus was on energy, healthcare sector and investment. She was the chairwoman of a Hong Kong listed company in the energy sector.

Cynthia is the founder and council member of International New Energy Industry Alliance and one of the committee members of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong. She has been awarded The Outstanding Businesswomen Award 2020 in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

– To introduce hydrogen vehicles & applications in Hong Kong
– To raise public awareness of hydrogen technology and zero-carbon lifestyle in Hong Kong
– To promote international collabrations on hydrogen technology and industry

Dr. Martin Zhu

Co-founder

Dr. Martin Zhu, PhD graduate (supervisor: Dr. Edwin TSO) from the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, member of the Green Technology and Finance Development Committee of HKSAR. His research focuses on understanding the fundamentals of heat transfer, energy conversion, and engineered materials. He strives to integrate theory and experiments to create innovative solutions for enhancing phase-changing, air cooling, dehumidifying, thermal management, thermal rectification, micro-droplet manipulation, and energy-efficient building technologies. Incubated by HK Tech 300 program, he and his team formed the startup, i2Cool, to commercialize their cooling technologies developed in the laboratory for energy saving. Empowered by the self-developed and ever-improving products, as well as fueled by the highly adaptive and long-term strategies, i2Cool successfully attracted interest from various sectors of society, creating a significant social impact.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Paint a cooler and better Hong Kong with electricity-free cooling technology.

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12:20 – 13:10

Transformative Innovations: Building a Low-Carbon and Resilient City

12:20 – 13:10

Our climate ambitions will require changes in the ways in which energy, mobility, buildings, waste management and other goods and services are delivered, distributed and consumed. How does harnessing collective technological innovation help us gain momentum, and accelerate Hong Kong’s path towards becoming a more resilient and future ready city?

Learnings

  • How can the business community best collaborate and make use of digital innovation to drive progress on sustainable business practices? Perspectives from reducing greenhouse gases, developing climate resiliency, promoting a circular economy and more.
  • What obstacles exist, and how can we overcome them? Perspectives from finance, technology, operations and more.
  • How can we leverage market opportunities – locally and with the GBA – to scale solution trials and adoption, with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship, technical skills development and innovative technology applications?

Post-Event Actions

  • Rethink how your company and industry can contribute to bringing people and ideas together and harness collective innovation.

Speakers

Natacha Cuvelier

Greater China Marketing Lead, Managing Director

Natacha Cuvelier is a Managing Director at Accenture Song, where she spearheads the Marketing Transformation Practice in Greater China. With over 12+ years, She excels in strategic consulting, specializing in digital transformation, marketing, e-commerce and operations across various regions such as Greater China, ASEAN, ANZ and Europe.

Throughout her career, she has worked with esteemed organizations in different industries, such as Retail, Travel, Hospitality and Consumer Goods. Helping them navigate the ever-changing landscape of digital transformation to achieve their business goals. Natacha’s passion lies in empowering businesses to cultivate robust customer relationships and deliver exceptional customer experiences that set industry benchmarks.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope to see proactive behavioral changes toward sustainability at an individual level (e.g. mindful water consumption, minimizing waste production) and to see corporates actively investing in reducing their carbon footprint, not just publicizing activities and goals they have.

Bruce Chong

Director of Climate & Sustainability

Dr Bruce Chong is the City Advisory, Climate & Urban Sustainability Leader for Arup in the East Asia region. He is also Arup’s Skill Leader of City Resilience and Sustainable Infrastructure Design. Bruce has more than 20 years in the industry, leading strategic projects on carbon, climate, smart city and circular economy. Bruce is a Cambridge Overseas Scholar and a Research Fellow at Sydney University. He is also a fellow of ICE, IET and CIBSE, taking an active role for the industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Drive the industry to set solid targets on net zero, circular economy and climate resilience; and create value to the society as a whole.

Steven Lai

Chief Executive, Environmental Engineering

Steven Lai is the Chief Executive of Environmental Engineering at ATAL Engineering Group, overseeing the Group’s environmental engineering operations. With over 30 years of experience in infrastructure mechanical and electrical engineering, Steven has a proven track record in designing and implementing innovative solutions that enhance the efficiency, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of water, wastewater, solid waste treatment processes and infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and overseas.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Increased use of renewable energy and hydrogen, proper and effective waste separation to enhance recycling and waste-to-energy, more underground infrastructure, and use of AI with big data

Antonio Ng

Founder/Director

Antonio has dedicated 20 years of his life leading sustainable design, innovation and strategy for some of the world’s most renowned architecture, engineering and construction firms. But with buildings and construction sector’s global carbon emission remain stubbornly at around 40% year after year, Antonio decided to chart a different course by founding Formwork IO in 2020 with the goal to drastically reduce upfront carbon and Scope 3 emissions in the built environment. Formwork IO applies Whole Life Carbon Thinking to design innovative products that help developers and asset managers win the Net Zero Embodied Carbon race.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To reach carbon neutral in the R&D of our initial paving block product. Personally, I hope to see the development of Hong Kong as regional carbon exchange for both mandatory and voluntary carbon markets.

Eimund Loo

Partner, Digital Advisory

With over 20 years of experience in the Professional Services and Information Technology sectors across four continents, Eimund has a proven track record of creating and delivering sustainable, innovative, and impactful business value for Fortune 500 clients, government departments and small-to-medium enterprises through in-depth advisory services and digital transformations.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would love to be part of the sustainability transition of Hong Kong where we move from checking boxes and focusing only on mandatory reporting towards real impactful change in society.

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13:50 – 14:40

How Building an Innovative Corporate Culture Can Lead to Better Sustainability Results

13:50 – 14:40

Sustainability can be top-down but also bottom-up in the setting of a corporation. The real determinant of how sustainability goals can be executed and lead is to create a culture that employees can thrive and therefore drive the opportunities from the bottom-up.

This panel will explore how organisations can make the first step and what is the key to this strategy’s success?

Learnings

  • How to build an innovation culture in an entity?
  • How using a shared value approach can lead to innovative business models and technologies in sustainability?

 

 

Speakers

Ariel Shtarkman

Managing Partner