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Green Monday ESG Summit

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Supported by

Sustainable Partnerships Theatre

Day 2 – Wednesday 06 Oct 2021

11:00 – 11:15

Keynote Opening

11:15 – 12:00

The New Green Consumer – Sustainability Trends Shaping Business

Speakers

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

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

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Grow Green Queen Media, Grow SourceGreenpackaging.com.

Felix Wong

Senior Analyst

Euromonitor International

Felix specializes in Food & Nutrition at Euromonitor International, Hong Kong, offering market insights for a diverse portfolio of topics, e.g. Packaged Food, Fresh Food, Pet Food, Health & Wellness, Sustainability, etc.

Felix accumulated extensive marketing and research experience for consumer goods and services, and is experienced in research planning, content development, project management and marketing development.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Inspired by my company, I endeavour to use as little plastic material as possible, and try to spread this pursuit of reducing resources exhaustion to my friends and colleagues.

12:00 – 12:45

The Plant-Based Revolution of Our Times

Speakers

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

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

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Grow Green Queen Media, Grow SourceGreenpackaging.com.

Supported by

Green Queen Media

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

13:15 – 14:00

Transformative Partnerships: How Corporates Collaborate to Accelerate Change

Speakers

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

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

CY Chan

Co-Owner, Chief Talent & Purpose Officer

HKBN Group

CY oversees the Group’s Talent engagement and corporate social investment strategy, he leads a professional team to champion HKBN’s Talent-first culture, drive long-term Talent succession, define purposeful + profitable leadership and operations, to ensure the sustainable development of the Group.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To facilitate the Group to “Make our Home a Better Place to Live” through successfully executing our ESG strategy and hopefully influence other companies to work together towards purpose for good.

14:00 – 14:45

A New Vision for Responsibly-Sourced Seafood

15:00 – 15:15

Keynote Presentation

15:15 – 16:00

Innovations and Collaborations to Fight Food Waste

Speakers

Dr Merrin Pearse

Sustainability Advisor

The Purpose Business

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

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To reconnect people with nature:

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

Gabrielle Kirstein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Feeding Hong Kong

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

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

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Zero Hunger

Lawson Lau

Executive Director

Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited

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

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

Supported by

Feeding Hong Kong – Booth NGO Lounge

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

Sponsored by

Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited – Booth A60

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

Solutions Showcase:

  • GreenTech
  • Sustainable Products
  • Sustainability Services

16:00 – 16:45

Rethinking Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Speakers

Rob Garrett

Head of Branding and Design

Black Sheep Restaurants

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

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

Dr Peter Lee

Director of Research and Development (Environmental)

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

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

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

Tim Parker

Founder & CEO

Circular City

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

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

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

Sponsored by

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute – Booth C62

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

16:45 – 17:30

Corporate ESG Strategies for Realising Our Net-Zero Ambition

Speakers

Joey Lau

Assistant Manager, Sustainable Development

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

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

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

17:30 – 17:35

Closing Remarks

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