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2023 Speakers

2023 Speakers

ReThink HK 2023 brings you insight and inspiration from 500+ expert speakers.

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Giuliana Auinger

Schneider Electric

Head of Sustainability Business APAC

Giuliana Auinger is the Head of Sustainability Business APAC at Schneider Electric. She is responsible for managing the region’s Energy & Sustainability Services and Sustainability Consulting organization, with the mission to help large enterprises deliver climate mitigation actions and reduce carbon emissions using technological solutions.

Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Giuliana was a strategy consulting Partner at KPMG, practice leader at Axiom and management consultant at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and Booz & Company.

Giuliana has an MBA from the University of Hong Kong and a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Bristol.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

A complete transformation to being a truly Sustainable city – accelerated transition to renewable energy, wholly circular economies, advanced conservation of energy and resources, pioneering approach to investment and economic policies….to name a few.

Chris Brown

ReThink HK and The ReThink Foundation

Founder & Director

Chris has 20 years of experience working on large-scale business events. Originally from the UK, Chris has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2015. Chris moved to Hong Kong to establish a North Asia office for a London-based trade expo organiser and launch a series of digital transformation events. The challenges of living sustainably and a developing concern around the exponential threats of the global climate emergency compelled Chris to “rethink” his own personal contribution to Hong Kong and how he could best make a positive impact on a city he now proudly calls home.

Chris conceived, designed and launched the ReThink HK event during the first part of 2019 – undeterred by the challenges faced by live events at that time, due to civil unrest, the new event concept for uniting the full business and sustainability ecosystem, championing positive action and shared responsibility received excellent support. The inaugural 2020 event was, unsurprisingly, delayed due to COVID but finally ran, in-person, at the K11 Quarry Bay with 450 attendees and all delegate fees were donated to local charities.

Chris’ experience in hosting content-led expo-style healthcare events in the UK, where partnerships and collaboration were crucial to scale and success, provided the foundation for Chris to widen the supporting-network of organisations and sponsors for ReThink HK. The event was moved to the HKCEC for the 2021 edition and resulted in Hong Kong’s best attended event dedicated to the business of sustainability, with over 2,200 attendees. Chris is proud to have maintained the event’s impact pledge; with all delegate fees contributing to impact projects with local Hong Kong charities.

Working alongside the Business Environment Council, Consulates and trade promotion offices, Chambers of Commerce, specialist industry associations, NGOs and action groups the collective ambition for ReThink HK is to accelerate change in Hong Kong – the event returns for its fourth edition this September at the HKCEC, will host over 6,000 attendees and aims to be at least carbon neutral.

All proceeds from delegate fees will be redirected to the newly incorporated Rethink Foundation, a not-for-profit focussed on helping registered NGOs build capacity and operate more sustainably.

Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Italian from the University of Plymouth (UK). Chris is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce’s Social Sustainability Committee, sits on the Executive Committee and the Sustainability sub-committee of the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

  • Greater action from businesses to contribute towards a more sustainable HK
  • Encourage other event organisers to commit to sustainable solutions
  • Demonstrate that businesses can be operated profitably and with purpose

Anthony Cheung

Climate Governance Initiative

Steering Committee Member

Anthony is the Head of ESG at Polymer Capital and serves on the Climate Governance Initiative HK Steering Committee, responsible for driving sustainable investment and climate transition via corporate engagement. He also serves as a Supervisory Board Member of World Benchmarking Alliance and Deputy Chairman of the HKIoD Training Committee.

Mr Tse Chin-wan

HKSAR

Secretary for Environment and Ecology

Mr Tse joined the former Environmental Protection Agency in 1985 which was subsequently reorganised in 1986 to become the current Environmental Protection Department (EPD). Throughout the service with EPD, Mr Tse had taken up a wide range of duties at professional and senior managerial levels. He was appointed as a Deputy Director of Environmental Protection in 2013 and subsequently as the Under Secretary for the Environment in August 2017.

Mr Tse possesses a broad spectrum of experience in various areas of environmental protection, including law enforcement, computer modelling, environmental impact assessment and cross-boundary cooperation with the Mainland.  During his tenure as the Under Secretary for the Environment, he helped spearhead the formulation of policies on air quality, waste management, climate actions and conservation.

Sophie le Clue

ADM Capital Foundation

CEO

Sophie has worked for 30 years in the field of environmental protection and conservation, principally in the Asia Pacific region. She joined ADMCF a year after its founding in 2007, as director responsible for developing the Foundation’s environmental programme. Today, ADMCF focuses almost solely on environmental issues regionally, while maintaining some legacy children at risk projects. Its four strategic programmes include : Acting for Climate, Living Oceans, Water, Wildife Trade. In late 2021, Sophie stepped into ADMCF’s CEO role .

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope to see the new Administration embracing Hong Kong’s environmental challenges to ensure our well being and a healthy environment . This will require setting aspirational goals as well as policy enhancements and reform across a broad range of environmental issues.

Chris Coulter

GlobeScan

CEO

Chris works with leadership organizations to help them better understand and respond to shifting stakeholder expectations, build trust with key constituencies and exert greater influence in shaping the future.
Chris has two decades of experience in providing evidence-based counsel in the areas of reputation, purpose and sustainability. He is passionate about building trusted and recognized leadership for GlobeScan’s clients. He holds an MA in International Affairs and has substantive international experience having lived in North America, Europe and Asia. Chris has been with GlobeScan since 1998. He is a member of Walgreen’s Corporate Responsibility Advisory Board, and the Multinational Subcommittee of B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council. He is also the Chair of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. He is a co-author of two books, All In: The Future of Business Leadership (2018) and The Sustainable Business Handbook (2022), and has a podcast, All In: The Sustainable Business Podcastdership for GlobeScan’s clients.

Yulia Dobrolyubova

Environmental Resources Management

Partner, Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change Lead, Asia

Yulia is a Partner at ERM Thailand leading Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change services and a team of consultants across Asia. She has 17 years’ experience in strategy consulting leading the design of GHG mitigation / Net Zero roadmaps, climate and ESG strategies for public and private sector clients and financial institutions, including over 13 years in Asia-Pacific. She is also an author and reviewer of a number of studies and publications and a frequent presenter at Asia ESG events.

Sam Fleming

Earth Blox

Co-Founder

Sam Fleming is a co-founder of Earth Blox, which helps organisations accelerate their sustainability transition with climate and nature analytics. Earth Blox gives users satellite image insights at scale to measure and report impacts on nature and climate risk. Map and analyse key metrics for biodiversity, water and carbon across forestry, agriculture, and financed and insured assets, worldwide.

Lisa Genasci

ADM Capital Foundation

Managing Director, Sustainable Finance

Lisa is a Managing Director for ADM Capital Climate and Sustainability Advisor for the ADM Capital direct lending funds, an innovative philanthropic vehicle established to support critical research and impact-driven approaches to promoting environmental conservation in Asia. Lisa has also helped lead private credit manager ADM Capital’s ESG integration, heads the ADMC ESG Committee and sits as an observer to the ADMC Investment Advisory Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To push for change across some of our most intransigent environmental challenges: Our depleting oceans, the nexus between forestry and development, air quality and public health, the intersections among food, energy and water.

Crystal Geng

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Asia ESG Research Lead

Crystal GENG Yichen

Asia ESG Research Lead, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Crystal joined the ESG research team of BNPP AM in the beginning of 2023 and focusing on ESG integration in all asset classes and research in Asia. She is responsible for conducting localized ESG research and engagement under BNPP AM’s global ESG framework. Crystal is also responsible for implementing the global sustainability strategy with our Asian business partners such as JVs.
She has 10+ years diverse sustainability experience. Preciously she was the Principle ESG expert and head of ESG Strategy in Ping An Insurance Group. Crystal has also worked in EY as ESG consultant, S&P Global as the Head of China ESG solution. She has participated in establishment of several ESG regulations in China and overseas.
Crystal holds MBA in Finance from Cornell and Tsinghua University. She graduated from National University of Singapore, majoring in sustainable development.

John Haffner

Hang Lung Properties Limited

Deputy Director — Sustainability

John Haffner is Deputy Director – Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties, where he is responsible for formulating the Group-wide sustainability strategy and driving its execution. He has more than two decades of experience in cleantech, infrastructure and sustainability in Asia and North America, and is proficient in Mandarin. John was a World Fellow at Yale University, and has more than 20 publications on various topics including the environment, energy and international affairs.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To make significant progress against defined sustainability goals both professionally and personally.

Fitri Hasibuan

Konservasi Indonesia

Program Senior Director

Fitri Hasibuan has over 18 years of experience in environmental work. Before joining Konservasi Indonesia, she has managed various projects in Conservation International since 2013 following the completion of her Master’s study in environmental management at the University of Queensland, Australia. While in Conservation International, she had experience in managing Sustainable Landscape Partnerships (SLP) with a USD 20 million portfolio for a five-year period as well as the Conservation Stewardship Global initiative. She also managed program portfolio in Asia Pacific countries, including India, Fiji, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Previously, Fitri worked in several NGOs and humanitarian organizations focusing on sustainable agriculture, community development, and climate change projects.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Finance to climate actions for developing nations in Asia increased by 20%

Patrick Healy

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited

Chairman

Patrick Healy is Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited. He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, an Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Air China Limited.

Mr Healy has been with the Swire Group for more than 30 years. He joined John Swire & Sons in 1988 as a management trainee. After six years with the Group’s Industries Division in Hong Kong and Germany, he transferred to the Beverages Division in 1994, where he worked in various roles across the Group’s Mainland China Coca-Cola bottling operations in Beijing, Nanjing, Xian and Xiamen until 2012. He was General Manager of the Shaanxi bottler from 2001-2005 and General Manager of the Fujian bottler from 2005-2008. In July 2008 he was appointed CEO, HAECO Xiamen. Mr Healy returned to Hong Kong in 2012 to take up the role of Managing Director, Swire Coca-Cola. He became Chairman of Swire Coca-Cola and Cathay Pacific on 1st October and 6th November 2019 respectively.

Mr Healy is a Member of the Task Force on External Relations chaired by The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.  In addition, Mr Healy is an Advisory Board Member of the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) and a Member of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong General Committee.

Mr Healy was born in 1965 and graduated in 1988 from St. John’s College, Cambridge University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages. He is married with three children.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Driving the rollout of the group sustainability strategy SwireTHRIVE and associated targets.

Robin Hicks

Eco-Business

Associate Editor

Robin has lived and worked in Asia Pacific since 2006, in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. He has 20 years’ experience in journalism. Robin is associate editor of Eco-Business, where he reports on the latest trends in sustainability in Asia Pacific. He has a particular interest in biodiversity, plastic pollution, the palm oil trade, and Southeast Asia’s energy transition. He spends weekends rescuing snakes, birds, monkeys and lizards as a volunteer for Singapore animal welfare charity ACRES.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would hope to see conservation of the pink dolphin, biodiversity in Lantau and press freedom.

Patrick Ho

Swire Properties Limited

Deputy Head, Sustainable Development, Swire Properties / Member, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Patrick is responsible for formulating and executing the Sustainable Development 2030 Strategy for Swire Properties’ global operations across Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland and U.S.A. portfolios. Through engaging stakeholders, setting science-based targets and developing action plans, he leads a team to manage the full spectrum of the Company’s environmental, social and economic impact and to integrate ESG considerations into every facet of the Company’s business.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to see HK able to establish a science-based approach to guide its efforts on decarbonisation and resource circularity.

Sam Inglis

ADM Capital Foundation

Wildlife Programme Manager

Sam is the Wildlife Programme Manager for the ADM Capital Foundation, where he oversees projects on wildlife trade and crime. An experienced researcher, Sam has worked on a range of environmental issues in Asia, including water security, cryospheric change and wildlife trade. He continues to develop the Foundation’s research on Hong Kong’s impacts on global biodiversity, engages the private sector on combatting converging wildlife & organised crimes, and contributes to policy discussions

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Continued expert engagement with policy makers and agencies to complement and fill gaps and loopholes in wildlife trade policies, and render existing policies more impactful through better enforcement

Chelsea Jiang

AXA

Chief Technical and Innovation Officer, General Insurance, Greater China & Director of Strategy, General Insurance, Asia

Chelsea Jiang is the Chief Technical and Innovation Officer for General Insurance for Greater China & Director of Strategy for General Insurance, Asia, for AXA Group.
Chelsea has held previous position in underwriting, distribution and claims working across most APAC countries, notably Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. Her focus is to drive technical excellence, business strategy and delivery using data, analytics and innovation.
Chelsea holds degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Higher awareness of real life and business impact of climate change. Take actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change and create a sustainable future together.

YU Ching Yan, Johnny

Henderson Land Group

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.

Anne Kerr

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Chair

Dr Anne Kerr, Managing Director Greater China, at Mott MacDonald is actively involved in the British Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong where she chaired the Environment and Energy Committee, created the Smart City Forum, was Vice Chair and now Chair of the General Committee having been appointed in September 2022.

Melanie Kwok

Sino Group

Assistant General Manager – Sustainability

Melanie is the Assistant General Manager (Sustainability) of Sino Group, she oversees a range of sustainability projects related to ESG Stakeholder, Stakeholder Engagement and Heritage Conservation. Being a specialist in the realm of Sustainable Development, Melanie has also gained extensive experiences in Sustainable Tourism and Stakeholder Engagement.

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Management from the Imperial College London, a Master Degree of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Postgraduate Degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. She is also a certified Sustainable Tourism Professional by Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Joining hands with our stakeholders in creating better lifescapes.

Wallace Lam

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group

Mr Wallace Lam joined DBS in August 2021 as Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking Group, Hong Kong.

Mr Lam is responsible for managing and growing the bank’s Hong Kong corporate and institutional banking franchise, including the corporate finance advisory as well as the syndicated finance businesses.

Before joining DBS, Wallace had over 26 years of experience and held numerous senior management positions at HSBC, including Head of Corporate, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong; Co-Head of Global Banking, Hong Kong; Head of Client Coverage, Mainland China; and Managing Director and Head of High Yield Capital Markets and Commercial Banking Debt Origination, Asia Pacific.

Wallace is a member of the Supervisory Board, the Audit Committee, and Taskforce on Financing of the Hong Kong Housing Society; member of the Funds Management Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Authority as well as Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.

Luanne Lim

HSBC

Chief Executive, Hong Kong

Luanne Lim was appointed Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC, in 2022, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong, HSBC, a role that she has held since 2017.
Ms Lim has more than 25 years of banking industry experience. Since joining HSBC in Singapore in 1999, she has held leadership roles and spearheaded strategic initiatives across HSBC’s key markets, including mainland China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. She is currently a board member of HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd.
She is a Vice Chairperson of HK Association of Banks, and sits on the Banking Advisory Committee and Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee of HK Monetary Authority. She is also a council member of Treasury Markets Association, and a member of Academy of Finance, Financial Education Coordination Committee of the Investor and Financial Education Council, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Taskforce on Trade and Investment of the HK Trade Development Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

The global climate crisis requires global solutions. As Hong Kong’s global bank, we are committed to partnering with our customers, including those in heavy emitting sectors, to support their transition.

Jonathan Lloyd

Jardine Matheson Limited

Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Jonathan joined Jardines in January 2018 and has taken a leading role in the development and implementation of the Group’s sustainability strategy over the past three years. He spent many years as a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the UK, Europe and Asia, before joining Tesco, the leading international retailer, in 2005, where he led engagement with investors on ESG matters.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

HK government taking effective steps, including developing appropriate policies, to drive businesses to act ambitiously on climate change, transform for more circular economies and support more inclusive communities.

Christine Loh

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment

Christine Loh is Chief Development Strategist at Institute for the Environment at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Visiting Scholar at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Center for Global Management. She serves on the boards of CDP Worldwide, Global Maritime Forum, New Forests Pty Limited, and Towngas Smart Energy. She is a published author of many academic and popular works; her latest book is on COVID-19 from a global governance perspective.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To help inform the gap of knowledge between science, policy and finance with respect to sustainability.

Michael Long

New World Development Company Limited

Group Head of Sustainability

Michael joined New World Group as the Head of Sustainability leading the Group in shaping the next evolution of their ambitious sustainability agenda. Michael enjoys many aspects of the role and its challenges, from advising on responsible investment approaches and sustainable finance options to reimagining business products and services in a climate changed world and aligning social value creation to business decision-making.

Michael possesses over 28 years of experience in sustainability and environmental management across a range of industry sectors in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. In his prior role, Michael was the Head of Sustainability and Foundation in Asia at Lendlease and more recently delivered its first Mission Zero Roadmap, WELL Health Safety Rating across its office portfolio and helped secure its Regional and Sector leadership in GRESB across its REIT and Funds portfolio.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Hong Kong has a unique opportunity to become a regional leader through accelerating its transition towards a leading sustainable city. Transforming our real estate sector and built environment relies on us focusing on our most carbon intensive construction materials, increasing collaboration between landlords and tenants on circular economy, realizing greater efficiency in our existing and new building stock and further integrating climate risk into our design thinking and master planning.

Jun Ma

Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)

Founding Director

Ma Jun led the development of China’s first environmental public database in 2006 and then the Blue Map, a mobile app that visualizes environmental and climate data to help the public monitor corporate emissions and use “micro-reports” against environmental violations.

Based on Blue Map data, IPE continues to promote green supply chain and empower public supervision, motivating more than 20,000 companies to openly address their violation problems or disclose carbon emissions data. The digital solutions developed by IPE, including the ecological redline zone map, serve major banks in their green finance practice.

In 2006, he was awarded as China’s “Green Person of the Year” and was named as one of TIME Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Influential People. Ma was also honored with the Magsaysay Award in 2009 and the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012. In 2019, Ma was invited as a Special Observer by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. In 2022, Ma received the Asia Game Changer Awards.

Dedy Mahardika

CDP

Senior SBT Engagement Manager, Southeast Asia & Oceania

Dedy is the SBT Engagement Manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania at CDP based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He focuses on the development of the regional corporate engagement and strategic collaboration to bring more uptakes in the region. Dedy earned a M.Sc of Environment and Energy Engineering from Kyungpook National University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would like to see more uptakes of the Hong Kong companies in joining the SBTi and set their corporate climate ambition to be in-line with the climate latest science.

Andrew Mitchel

Global Canopy

Founder & Senior Advisor

Andrew has spent a lifetime at the frontline of tropical forest conservation & is an international thought leader on sustainable finance, climate change & forests. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Stewardship Council of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure. He engages with banks, investors & insurers worldwide on emerging regulations, reporting & disclosure, linked to risks & opportunities in sustainable finance. As Founder & Senior Adviser to Global Canopy, one of the world’s leading providers of ‘data for nature’, he helped to accelerate the understanding of forests & climate within the UNFCCC & pioneered biodiversity disclosure among corporations worldwide. As a zoologist, Andrew pioneered the scientific exploration of rainforest canopies using aerial walkways & participated in many research expeditions to remote regions of the world. In 2023, he received the Founders Medal, from the UK’s Royal Geographical Society, a Royal Medal approved by King Charles III.

Alistair Monument

World Wide Fund for Nature International

Conservation Impact Director, Asia Pacific

As WWF International’s Conservation Impact Director in Asia Pacific, Alistair supports regional and national teams to build impactful strategies, partnerships and programmes that deliver real conservation outcomes. Alistair was Global Forest Practice Lead with WWF from 2016-2019, prior to which he was Asia Pacific Director at Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and founding Director of Accreditation Services International (ASI) with over 25 years of experience in sustainability across 40 countries.

Simon Ng

Business Environment Council

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.

Martin Putnam

Airport Authority Hong Kong

Senior Manager, Biodiversity, Sustainability

Martin is an experienced sustainability professional with over 25 years experience driving and implementing practical and effective sustainability programmes, primarily in Hong Kong.Martin had a key role in the environmental planning for HKIA’s expansion into a 3-runway system, including securing an Environmental Permit for the mega-project and working to implement far reaching mitigation and enhancement commitments during project implementation. A key focus now is supporting the establishment of a much expanded marine protected area in N. Lantau waters together with implementing broad ranging enhancement initiatives intended to add value to nearby marine habitats.

In addition to working on biodiversity challenges, Martin previously led the design and roll out of an airport-wide carbon footprint and emissions reduction programme at HKIA, establishing a partnering and engagement approach across the airport business community to leverage a reduced airport environmental footprint.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Ever hopeful for real, collective, international progress on driving reduced environmental impacts in the context of increasingly ambitious yet often conveniently distant targets. On a personal scale, trying to make better choices and decisions in day to day life to better address local environmental impacts that I can control or influence.

Andika Putraditama

Lestari Capital

Head of Rimba Collective

Andika leads the implementation & strategy development of the Rimba Collective financing mechanism at Lestari Capital. He oversees Rimba Collective’s cross-department coordination, policy research & advocacy, and alignment with corporate sustainability platforms such as the SBTi & SBTN. He serves as a member of the SBTi Technical Advisory Group & SBTi BVCM Expert Advisory Group on behalf of Lestari Capital.

Andika has over 10 years of experience in sustainable land use & commodities in Southeast Asia. Before joining Lestari Capital, he was Deputy Program Director at WRI Indonesia, where he helped establish WRI’s Indonesia office & managed its forest & land use portfolio. He received a Master of Science in Forestry from Northern Arizona University as the recipient of USAID-CIFOR Fellowship.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Hong Kong has a unique opportunity to lead the region in advancing nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. As a global financial center, Hong Kong can mobilize capital and expertise to support forest conservation and restoration projects across Asia. Financial actors in Hong Kong should set ambitious sustainability goals that demonstrate its commitment to the global efforts to halt and reverse deforestation.

Agnes KY Tai

BlueOnion Limited

Chief EC.ESG Investment Strategist

Agnes has held senior roles in the financial community over the past 43 years, including being Co-Founding Director of Peregrine Asset Management (HK) in 1991, and is a former SFC-licensed Responsible Officer (RA 4 & RA 9).

Agnes holds certifications in Climate Designation (Competent Boards), Sustainability and Climate Risk (GARP), Financial Risk Manager (GARP), ESG Investing (CFA UK), CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association), and a Palladium Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard Certificate.

She is a Governing Board member of Climate Governance Initiative working closely with World Economic Forum, Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter, an Expert Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports, an Advisory Board member of Asia Climate Forum, an ESG judge for the Benchmark Funds of the Year Awards.

She has a PhD from HKUST with dissertation titled “Do carbon risks matter for Hong Kong equity prices?”

May Tan

China Light and Power Holdings

Independent Non Executive Director

Ms May Siew Boi TAN was an Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and its Chief Executive Officer from July 2014 to February 2017.

In 2016, Ms May TAN was the Chairwoman of The Hong Kong Association of Banks.

Currently she sits on several corporate and charity boards in Hong Kong including Link Asset Management and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Manager. In June 2017, she joined the Board of MSIG Insurance HK Limited. In terms of charity boards, May is on the Board of Oxfam HK and the HK Youth Arts Foundation.

At Standard Chartered May was instrumental in encouraging diversity & inclusion and started the Women’s Network in Hong Kong before she became the Executive Sponsor of the bank’s Global Women’s Internal Network for 5 years. She was awarded the AMCHAM 2014 Professional Woman of the Year.

Debra Tan

China Water Risk

Director & Head

Tan heads CWR, a non-profit that aims to “mainstream” water and climate risks into financial decision-making and corporate strategies. Today, CWR’s work on the assessing and valuing risk exposure to rising freshwater scarcity to coastal threats, is highlighted as tools and useful resources under the IFRS’s CDSB Application Guidance for Water-Related Disclosures and feature in Palgrave MacMillan textbooks. Tan is also a contributing author to the latest IPCC 6th Assessment Report: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Adapting to rising water risks in a new climate future

Albert Wong

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

CEO

Mr. Albert Wong has 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership experience through roles with various multinationals that have provided him with deep China and Asia-Pacific insight, plus critical understanding of building companies and investment networks, and solving market needs. Prior to HKSTP, he spent 15 years in total with GE at its US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China. He served as CEO, GE Oil & Gas China, as well as CEO, GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific.

Derek Wu

AXA Climate

Lead Consultant

Derek works as the Lead Consultant at AXA Climate to bring AXA’s risk expertise onto the topics of climate and nature and advise big corporations, financial institutions, and non-profits in the APAC region.

Throughout his career, Derek has supported clients across various sustainability fronts, including climate and biodiversity risk assessments, scenario analysis, sustainability and business resilience strategy development and ESG engagements and due diligences. His guidance has enabled operation teams, management, and boards to navigate the increasing scrutiny and uncertainty posed by climate change.

Derek’s academic background in environment management and technology has provided him with a strong foundation for his work, as he continues to deepen his knowledge in this ever-evolving field. Outside of work, Derek is an avid scuba-diver and mountain climber, which you will find him either out in the wild or indoor planning for his next liveaboard or hiking trip.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Having witnessed first-hand how plastics are affecting the nature, both land and ocean, a big goal I wish to make happen is to reduce single-use plastics, personally and among colleagues (to make the daily pile of single-use plastics disposed after lunch disappear!)

Isaac Yeung

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

Head of Corporate ESG/ Head of Corporate Affairs

Having served at The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas, HK.0003) for over 30 years, Isaac Yeung’s experience spans ESG, company secretarial services, human resources, project investment, corporate affairs and beyond. He sits on the board of directors for multiple major gas companies with businesses across the Chinese Mainland. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Climate Governance Initiative HK Chapter.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To elevate biodiversity risk mitigation and integrate TNFD into the risk management modeling of corporations.