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Hong Kong has set a target to become carbon-neutral by 2050. But can it deliver? What is our best path forward?

The HK2050isNow Energy and Mobility Summit will highlight business strategies, policies and technology for decarbonising energy, in tandem with China’s latest energy commitments as part of the 14th Five Year Plan. It will unpack industry’s input to national energy ambitions, opportunities and gaps in renewable energy procurement and funding, the development and adoption of low-carbon transportation technologies, as well as strategies for a more transit-friendly and pedestrian-centric metropolis.

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Day 1 – Wednesday 05 Oct 2022

11:00 – 11:05

Opening Welcome: HK2050isNow Energy & Mobility Summit

Speakers

Evan Auyang

Chairman

Civic Exchange

Evan Auyang

Chairman

Civic Exchange

Mr Evan Au Yang is the Group President of Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based multinational blockchain technology and investment company focused on developing the digital property rights ecosystem, including play-to-earn games, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), blockchain marketplaces, infrastructure and more.

Mr Au Yang is also the Chairman of the Board of Civic Exchange, a non-partisan public policy think tank. He serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on three boards: the Urban Renewal Authority, Sun Hung Kai & Co. Ltd., and Asia Financial Holdings Limited. He is an Advisor for Our Hong Kong Foundation, and serves on the Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Development Fund Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Advisory Council for Institute at Brown for Environment and Society for Brown University, as well as the Board of Advisors of Hong Kong 2050 is Now. In addition, Mr Au Yang is a lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy.

11:05 – 11:20

Shaping the Future of Sustainable Mobility

With the mobility sector contributing to approximately 25% GHG emissions globally, how can we make a transition to a more low-carbon future? Sustainable and green mobility charts a promising path for cities like Hong Kong to meet the rising demand from mega trends such as climate change and ageing population.

Learnings

To drive the future of sustainable mobility:

  • Digitalization, electrification, automation and green technologies like hydrogen and renewable energy are key enablers
  • Energy-efficient rail solutions and services will transform the operations of mass transits and their infrastructure
  • Door-to-door intermodal solutions can empower cities to take care of the first mile and the last to meet social challenges
  • Adoption of a life-cycle management approach creates constant value along mobility assets; this in turn supports to reduce carbon footprint

Speakers

Jens-Peter Brauner

Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Mobility Limited Hong Kong

Jens-Peter Brauner

Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Mobility Limited Hong Kong

Jens-Peter is an expert in the transportation sector for 30 years and a Fellow of IET. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and economic psychology, because for him, technology and people belong together, especially when it comes to digital transformation. As the CEO of Siemens Mobility in Hong Kong, he is working with business partners to make this city smarter and more sustainable.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To accelerate the adoption of sustainable mobility and energy-optimized operations for mass transit and properties

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11:20 – 12:10

Aligning Hong Kong and China’s Energy Sector Transition: Regional Collaborations for Our Future in Renewables

It has been close to two years since China pledged to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. What progress has been made so far? This panel will discuss Hong Kong’s energy transition in line with national ambitions – implications and opportunities for Hong Kong’s power sector, gaps and solutions in renewable energy funding and procurement, and the needs and challenges of increasing energy storage.

Learnings

  • What role does Hong Kong’s power sector play, in line with China’s energy commitments as part of its 14th Five Year Plan? What business strategies, policies and technologies are being adopted to accelerate the decarbonisation of energy?
  • How can Hong Kong best collaborate and fast-track integration with the GBA? What opportunities exist in the competitive market of renewables? What are the barriers, and how can they be overcome?
  • Are there any out-of-the-box solutions that Hong Kong could consider?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on the state of play by Hong Kong and China’s energy sector, and how we can best accelerate our own and national net-zero targets via regional collaborations for renewables.
  • Consider how your company and industry can step up decarbonisation ambitions, in tandem with the region’s rapid transition to cleaner energy sources.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Grace Kwok

Chairman and Executive Director / Director

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited / Hong Kong Green Building Council

Grace Kwok

Chairman and Executive Director / Director

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited / Hong Kong Green Building Council

Grace is a seasoned sustainability professional with more than 20 years’ experiences in sustainable design and green building projects in Hong Kong, China and across Asia-Pacific. With an environmental engineering background, Grace is a keen advocate of regenerative sustainability for the built environment. She is currently a member of the Council for Sustainable Development, Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council, Director of Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals and Founding Vice President of Greater Bay Area Carbon Neutrality Association.  Outside Hong Kong, she led AEC Group to become WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Net Zero Collaborator, and shares best practices through her roles in the LEED Technical Advisory Group, BRE ESG Advisors Club, IWBI Health Equity Advisory, and GRESB Real Estate Standards Committee. Driven by a vision to shape a sustainable future for all, Grace works with building and other sectors through ESG and Green Finance advisory to build climate resilience and accelerate net-zero transition.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To accelerate our own net zero transition, we have been striving to achieve our goal of net zero carbon business operation by 2030. I hope to see a clearer decarbonization roadmap for different sectors and how cross-sectoral collaboration could be facilitated to achieve the carbon neutrality goal.

Professor Linda Chelan Li

Professor / Director

Department of Public and International Affairs / Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong

Professor Linda Chelan Li

Professor / Director

Department of Public and International Affairs / Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong

Professor Linda Chelan Li is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Public and International Affairs, City University of Hong Kong. She stresses the role of collaboration as well as conflict in understanding politics and public policy. Her major areas of research include intergovernmental relations, government reforms, public finance, cross-border relations and sustainable development.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To identify, analyze and develop solutions to meet critical sustainability issues in Hong Kong and the Asian Region from a cross-disciplinary, cross-border and cross-sector perspective.

Yushen Liu

Co-head of APAC Commercial, BloombergNEF

Bloomberg

Yushen Liu

Co-head of APAC Commercial, BloombergNEF

Bloomberg

Yushen joined the company in 2009, she manages BNEF commercial teams in Greater China, Japan, and Korea, as well as the overall operational efficiency of the business in the APAC region. Through engaging with both internal and external stakeholders, she helps the company build strategic relationships with key clients and is responsible for developing long-term business strategies. Yushen and her teams manage an impressive client’s portfolio across utilities, energy corporations, supply chain companies, banks, funds and policy makers. Yushen is also responsible for coordinating and managing BNEF’s marketing, events, and localization efforts in the region.

Yushen holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Nankai University and a MSc Degree on Human Resources Management and Organizational Analysis from King’s College London, and is a current EMBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jim Taylor

Senior Director – Planning & Development

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Jim Taylor

Senior Director – Planning & Development

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Jim is Senior Director – Planning & Development at CLP Power Hong Kong, where he is responsible for supporting the company’s future long-term strategic development and regulatory regime. He has extensive senior management experience of electricity, gas and environmental issues with leading companies in both regulated and deregulated energy markets in the UK and Australia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

We aim to use our experience and expertise to work with the government and other key stakeholders to support Hong Kong’s long-term decarbonisation strategy set out in the Climate Action Plan 2050 and help the city reach carbon neutrality before 2050.

Mike Thomas

Managing Director

The Lantau Group

Mike Thomas

Managing Director

The Lantau Group

Mike Thomas is a founding partner and managing director at The Lantau Group, an economic consultancy focusing on the energy sector in the Asia Pacific region. Mike advises energy sector stakeholders on matters involving commercial transactions, regulation and market design, strategy, and economic evidence in commercial, competition, and regulatory disputes.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Through careful attention to the details, find ways to make better decisions to reach sustainability objectives faster and at lower cost and more equitably for everyone.

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12:10 – 13:00

Getting Real: Hong Kong’s Paradigm Shift to a Hydrogen Economy

Power generation and transportation are among the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong. Decarbonisation of these sectors is therefore a priority, in order for the city to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. As hydrogen emerges to fulfil its longstanding potential as a clean energy source, what are the opportunities and challenges of its adoption in Hong Kong?

Learnings

  • How can Hong Kong best tap into hydrogen’s potential for a clean, secure and affordable energy future?
  • What are the partnerships, technological, regulatory and investment support required for viability and scaling up?
  • What are the barriers to developing a hydrogen economy in Hong Kong, and how best to overcome them?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on the latest technological, regulatory and investment trends for developing a hydrogen economy.
  • Understand the potential of hydrogen for a net-zero economy by 2050, including how hydrogen compares with other fuels for decarbonisation by industry.
  • Rethink how your company and industry could collaborate and support the deployment of hydrogen in Hong Kong.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Victor Kwong

Victor Kwong

Mr Victor Kwong is General Manager – Corporate Sustainability at HK & China Gas. He is Council Member of Institute of ESG & Benchmark, has also been Director of Business Environment Council, Founding President of The Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety and Health Associations, etc.

Mr Kwong has more than 39 years of experience in the areas of corporate sustainability, environmental protection, building energy saving, occupational health and safety, fire protection, crisis management and security protection, etc. He coordinates the corporation’s efforts to improve sustainability and safety performance through effective risk management system, energy saving programs, carbon reduction, climate change risk reduction, etc.


Ir. Kenny Chan

Vice President

Siemens Energy Limited

Ir. Kenny Chan

Vice President

Siemens Energy Limited

Active profession in energy sector for more than 20 years in the field from power generation, renewables energy, transmission and distribution down to low voltage electrical installation. Deep involvement on new energy solution including wind & solar power, hydrogen and energy storage in Siemens Energy

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Go ahead with innovative hydrogen application project in Hong Kong to make a solid step to reach decarbonization goal of Hong Kong

Summer Chen

Climate Advisory Specialist

ERM

Summer Chen

Climate Advisory Specialist

ERM

Summer is a senior advisor of business low carbon economy transition and supports companies at all stages of their decarbonisation journey, from developing a net zero strategy, implementing energy efficiency or reduction measures, to deploying low-carbon technologies, such as CCUS, Hydrogen. She was nominated as the Impact Champion by Women in Renewables Asia in 2021.

Alfred Wong

Chief Executive Officer – China

Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Alfred Wong

Chief Executive Officer – China

Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Alfred Wong is the CEO of Ballard China. He holds P&L responsibility for Ballard’s business in China and its joint venture with Weichai Power. He also serves on the board of directors of Wisdom Motor.

In his 22 years with Ballard, Alfred has led global technical and commercial teams focused on helping customers transition to hydrogen energy in mobility and stationary power applications.  He has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest fuel cell programs and partnerships, and worked with stakeholders to deploy over 3,500 fuel cell electric vehicles in various demonstration fleets.

Alfred is a licensed Professional Engineer (Canada), and holds B.A.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, a MBA from Simon Fraser University, and an executive leadership certificate in Corporate Governance from Stanford University.

Isaac Yeung

Head of Corporate ESG

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

Isaac Yeung

Head of Corporate ESG

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

Having served at Towngas for over 30 years, Isaac Yeung’s experience spans ESG, company secretarial services, human resources, project investment, corporate affairs and beyond.

Mr Yeung holds a MBA degree from CityU and a BBA degree from CUHK. He is an Associate with the designations of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional of The Chartered Governance Institute UK and an Associate of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

It would be great, if possible, to witness the wider application of hydrogen technologies in Hong Kong through active collaboration between different stakeholders.

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13:00 – 13:10

Civic Exchange Reports: The Greater Bay Area Green Building Project

Led by Civic Exchange, this project is the third of a series of reports part of a research initiative on green buildings, and represents a collaboration between HK2050 is Now, the Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance and Hong Kong Green Finance Association. The report will examine four cities in the Mainland China – Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan and Zhuhai – with the aim of reviewing data availability, existing policies, challenges and obstacles for building emissions reduction, and to provide suggestions from perspectives of government policy, corporate action and financial tools.

Speakers

Karina Chow

Research Analyst

Civic Exchange

Karina Chow

Research Analyst

Civic Exchange

Karina Chow is a Research Analyst at Civic Exchange, focusing on the decarbonization of the building sector and the Greater Bay Area. Her interest lies in public policy and hopes to address Hong Kong’s environmental problems through research-based, impactful policies. Karina holds a BSc in Environmental Management and Technology from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

13:10 – 13:20

How to Turn Climate Risk into Profitability

Understand how climate risk is going to affect us for a net-zero future and how to turn climate risk into profitability.

Learnings

  • Understand what climate risks are for built environment key metrics.
  • What are the key metrics for climate risk?
  • How to drive net zero for your organisation?
  • How to use building sustainability / ESG data to create a win-win case between landlord and tenants?

Post-Event Actions

  • Call for your immediate actions to plan out for the next 3 to 10 years to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Gain insights on how to drive net zero with technology, approaches, building services domain knowledge.
  • Understand the beauty of creating value for both landlord and tenant by making use of sustainability / ESG data wisely.

Speakers

Arthur Lam

CEO & Co-Founder

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam

CEO & Co-Founder

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam is the CEO, Co-founder and director of Negawatt Utility Limited, an AIoT (Artificial Intelligent of Things) prop-tech company specializing in smart building digitization and ESG solutions. As a serial entrepreneur, he has over 14 years in property technologies with the focus on sustainability. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2008 and he is a certified Carbon Audit Professional and a certified Energy Manager of The Association of Energy Engineers (Hong Kong Chapter).

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  • Supporting large corporates to meet ESG requirement
  • Deployment of COVID risk management to increase public health & safety awareness
  • Reducing energy consumption for large corporates to meet upcoming CO2 reduction target of 2030
  • Enhancement of communication between stakeholders to improve corporate management efficiency

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13:20 – 14:10

Synergising for Energy Efficiency and Demand Management: A Case Study on our Built Environment

Despite the progress that has been made to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, there remains a lack of specification on whether a building is energy efficient and achieving its designed operating efficiencies. Adding to this are privacy concerns relating to the transparency of energy data. How can we synergise data collection and utilisation for better energy efficiency and demand management for buildings in Hong Kong?

Learnings

  • How can we create an enabling environment for collecting data from buildings? What are the existing infrastructural and regulatory barriers for enhancing energy data transparency?
  • How can business leaders interpret and utilise the data effectively for their decision making?
  • What role do SMEs play in energy data in collaboration with corporates?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights from leading companies on building energy efficiency as well as data disclosure and utilisation
  • Rethink your own operations with consideration for energy efficiency, drawing on case studies from our built environment.
  • Seek business opportunities and partnerships to better interpret and utilise your own energy data for positive impact.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Peter Chan

Technical Director, Sustainable Building Design

Atkins China Ltd

Peter Chan

Technical Director, Sustainable Building Design

Atkins China Ltd

Peter Chan is a qualified LEED AP, BEAM Pro and sustainable building specialist consultant with over 28 years of experience in leading numerous sustainability assignments related to the built environment. These include: providing energy saving and decarbonising advice for over 30 government premises for Retro-commissioning (RCx) projects; and formulating sustainable building design options for over 50 developments to achieve the superior BEAM/LEED Platinum rating.

Arthur Lam

CEO & Co-Founder

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam

CEO & Co-Founder

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam is the CEO, Co-founder and director of Negawatt Utility Limited, an AIoT (Artificial Intelligent of Things) prop-tech company specializing in smart building digitization and ESG solutions. As a serial entrepreneur, he has over 14 years in property technologies with the focus on sustainability. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2008 and he is a certified Carbon Audit Professional and a certified Energy Manager of The Association of Energy Engineers (Hong Kong Chapter).

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  • Supporting large corporates to meet ESG requirement
  • Deployment of COVID risk management to increase public health & safety awareness
  • Reducing energy consumption for large corporates to meet upcoming CO2 reduction target of 2030
  • Enhancement of communication between stakeholders to improve corporate management efficiency

Dr. Ruffina Thilakaratne

Associate Professor / Chair RIBA Hong Kong Chapter

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Dr. Ruffina Thilakaratne

Associate Professor / Chair RIBA Hong Kong Chapter

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Dr. Thilakaratne is an academic and a Fellow of the RIBA specialized in environmental sustainability with over 20-years international experience. She is a LEED-AP, WELL-AP, Certified Carbon Auditor, and a BEAM Professional. Ruffina is experienced in large scale mixed-use development projects, healthcare and education, science & technology projects.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

In order for Hong Kong to achieve Net-Zero targets by 2030 and 2050, I wish to see commitments on renewable energy production, mandating OTTV and mandating Whole Building Lifecycle Assessment for all new projects.

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15:05 – 15:15

Civic Exchange Reports: The Zero Emissions Mobility Project

With private car numbers on the rise and usage of dated technology in transportation systems, traffic conditions and pollution have worsened in recent years, contributing to increasing carbon emissions in Hong Kong.

This session will highlight the changes needed for the transportation industry to tackle technological, infrastructural, regulatory and funding challenges. This will include tech-based solutions — such as battery electric buses, hydrogen fuel cell buses, government subsidies, and green financing— as well as efficiency solutions, such as reliability improvements with the help of “big data” and customer-facing upgrades.

Post-Event Actions

  • Encourage a modal shift in transportation systems.
  • Rethink how we can improve road efficiencies, including the growth of corporate vehicle fleets.
  • Support retrofitting, such as the installation of catalytic converters, on all ICE vehicles prior to 2032 to accelerate emissions reduction and improve Hong Kong’s air quality.

Speakers

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

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 2022:

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.

15:15 – 16:05

Accelerating Business Transformation Towards the New Mobility Paradigm – Financing Solutions and Barriers

Despite growing policy support for accelerating low-carbon transportation and fleet electrification in Hong Kong, numerous barriers and risks continue to impede progress at meaningful scale. Some of these barriers are technological in nature, such as the suitability of battery range to fleets’ duty cycles. Others relate to the financing of electrification projects, such as concerns on ownership costs and residual value.

Getting to scale will therefore require entirely new approaches. In this session, speakers will share innovations in business models and financial strategies that are key to de-risking adoption and unlocking needed levels of deployment growth.

Learnings

  • Why transformation of business models and the value chain is key to unlocking deployment growth towards low-carbon mobility in Hong Kong
  • How decision makers can best address barriers and risks of transformation, and unleash private market capital at the scale and speed needed

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on current challenges and approaches that are being adopted to transform business models, such as the internalisation of external costs of carbon.
  • Rethink how your company and industry can support the acceleration of fleet electrification and Hong Kong’s low-carbon mobility ambitions.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

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 2022:

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.

Jens-Peter Brauner

Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Mobility Limited Hong Kong

Jens-Peter Brauner

Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Mobility Limited Hong Kong

Jens-Peter is an expert in the transportation sector for 30 years and a Fellow of IET. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and economic psychology, because for him, technology and people belong together, especially when it comes to digital transformation. As the CEO of Siemens Mobility in Hong Kong, he is working with business partners to make this city smarter and more sustainable.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To accelerate the adoption of sustainable mobility and energy-optimized operations for mass transit and properties

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Suzanne Cheung is the Head of Sustainability and directs the Public Affairs and Communications Department of Swire Coca-Cola HK. She develops and executes sustainability and communications strategies and actions in HK market based on the Swire Coca-Cola 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, covering ‘Planet’, ‘Product’ and ‘People’, which includes sustainable packaging advancement.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More innovation in sustainable packaging through reduction of materials, redesign for recyclability, circular economy and a producer responsibility scheme that enable cost-effective consumer packaging recycling.

Adam Leishman

Chief Executive Officer

Bravo Transport Services Limited

Adam Leishman

Chief Executive Officer

Bravo Transport Services Limited

Adam is a dynamic leader and influencer, with a proven track record of delivering transformational changes to bus systems around the world including London and Singapore when he was CEO of Tower Transit. Off the back of these award-winning, high-profile successes, Adam established Ascendal Group, with a vision of bringing cities to life by re-thinking public transport systems in the world’s leading cities. With operations currently across three continents, advisory projects in over 50 cities globally, Adam is redefining standards as to what good public transport looks like. He is currently leading one of Hong Kong’s primary bus operators, Bravo Transport, the owner of Citybus and New World First Bus which serves more than 1 million passengers on over 300 routes a day.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

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 on the sustainability of Hong Kong.

Dr Henry Wong

General Manager – MTR Lab

MTR Corporation Ltd.

Dr Henry Wong

General Manager – MTR Lab

MTR Corporation Ltd.

Henry is a seasoned professional with multi-disciplinary working experiences covering corporate strategy, business transformation, new growth business and investment, engineering and technology as well as project management. He is currently the General Manager – MTR Lab responsible for leading and managing the development and operation of new growth business anchored on innovation and technology in the areas of smart city, smart mobility, construction technology, railway technology and green technology supporting ESG. He is also overseeing a corporate venture arm specializing on technology investment.

Prior to his current role, he was the Head of Corporate Strategy of MTR Corporation responsible for formulation of business strategy of the group, and took part in and managed the execution of a corporate-wide transformation programme. Henry is also a chartered civil engineering with experience on mega infrastructure project management, civil engineering design and R&D.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Continuous development of a society with equality that takes care all walks of life balancing environmental, social and economical needs.

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16:05 – 16:55

E-Mobility: Harnessing Policy and Technology on Our Low-Carbon Journey

As electrification of transportation systems progresses globally, there is a need for us to prepare on all fronts to meet a new era of rapid and widespread adoption of EVs, in line with the Hong Kong government’s target to attain zero vehicular emissions before 2050. And as stakeholders continue to keep pace with new technological and infrastructural opportunities and adapt to challenges, regulatory support and synergy between government, industry and other relevant stakeholders will be key.

Learnings

  • What levels of policy and regulatory support will be needed for businesses to achieve a rapid transition to zero vehicular emissions? How can we harness the “Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles” to drive greater public-private collaboration?
  • What are some current technological and infrastructural barriers, and what opportunities exist to overcome them?
  • To achieve a quantified modal shift to EV adoption, what best-in-class initiatives can Hong Kong draw from other leading cities?

Post-Event Actions

  • Rethink public-private collaboration to enhance regulatory and policy support for the popularisation of EVs and our transition towards zero vehicular emissions.
  • Gain insights on proven and developing innovations in the fast-emerging EV space.
  • Consider opportunities for investing in the modal shift towards widespread EV adoption.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Sylvia He

Associate Professor

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sylvia He

Associate Professor

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sylvia He is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is on the Editorial Board of Journal of the American Planning Association, Transportation Research Part D, Travel Behaviour and Society, and Asian Transport Studies. She is Board Member of the International Association for China Planning, the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research, and the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies.

Nelson Chow

Consulting Partner, Greater China

Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited

Nelson Chow

Consulting Partner, Greater China

Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited

Based in Hong Kong, Nelson is a Consulting Partner of Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited. Nelson has been assisting CEOs and senior executives in transformational initiatives to drive growth and operational excellence for many years. His areas of focus include Energy, Consumer Products and Public sectors. Nelson is a regular speaker at forums and has published thought-leadership articles related to e-mobility, sustainability and the Greater Bay Area. He has recently been invited to speak at the SCMP Climate Change Hong Kong Summit 2022, share views on radio programs at Metro Broadcast, contribute an article to Bloomberg, and many more. Nelson is the President of the Institute for Supply Management Hong Kong branch (ISM-HK) and he also teaches global supply chain at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

David Fung

Deputy General Manager – Product Planning & Distribution

Inchcape Greater China

David Fung

Deputy General Manager – Product Planning & Distribution

Inchcape Greater China

David Fung brings decades of experience in Product Planning leadership positions, primarily in the global automotive industry. David is currently the Deputy 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 Macau.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Broaden coverage of incentives to include all environmentally friendly vehicles as well (eg plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle)

Ir Michael Hing Sun Law

Assistant Commissioner/Technical Services

Transport Department, HKSAR Government

Ir Michael Hing Sun Law

Assistant Commissioner/Technical Services

Transport Department, HKSAR Government

Mr Michael Law graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering. Since then, he has been working in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for various civil engineering projects, including the design and construction of To Kwa Wan Typhoon Shelter and the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel, which is now under construction. He has also been substantially involved in information technology during his career. For example, he was the Chief Engineer/Smart Mobility of the Transport Department in 2018 responsible for intelligent transport systems. He is now Assistant Commissioner/Technical Services of the Transport Department responsible for delivery of various smart mobility initiatives.

Cliff Wu

General Manager

Hong Kong EV Power Limited

Cliff Wu

General Manager

Hong Kong EV Power Limited

Cliff joined Hong Kong EV Power Limited (香港電動能源有限公司, “EV POWER”) in March 2014 and is currently the General Manager for the company directing multidisciplinary teams, managing daily operations, R&D, P&L and strategic decisions, as well as taking forward the investment and development of EV charging infrastructure in Hong Kong and Macau.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Let’s cooperate in the development of INTELLIGENT, GREEN and SUSTAINABLE charging infrastructure in Hong Kong.

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16:55 – 17:45

Cross-Sectoral Approach to Overcome Decarbonisation Challenges: A Case Study by Cathay Pacific

The aviation industry has recognised Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as the main lever to meet its net-zero 2050 target. However, transitioning into SAF offers its own challenges. In this session, learn about how Cathay Pacific is working with its value chain and corporate customers to accelerate the transition.

Learnings

  • The decarbonisation challenges facing airlines and users of aviation services
  • The importance and challenges of Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  • How corporates can meet indirect emissions reduction that is aligned with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)
  • Creative solutions and cross-sectoral collaboration to tackle decarbonisation challenges

Post-Event Actions

  • Understanding your organisations’ carbon footprint related to aviation activities
  • Set your indirect emissions reduction target
  • Increase understanding and commitment with the use of renewable energy for air travel

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

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 2022:

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.

Grace Cheung

Group Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Cathay Pacific Airways

Grace Cheung

Group Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Cathay Pacific Airways

Looking after sustainable development and corporate social responsibilities for the Cathay Pacific Airways Group, Grace is a firm believer that commercial organisations have a responsibility to be proactive in terms of their environmental practices and have an obligation to give back to the communities they operate in.

Jonathan Drew

Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia-Pacific

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Jonathan Drew

Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia-Pacific

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Jonathan Drew leads the ESG Solutions Group for Global Banking at HSBC.  Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Jonathan started his banking career more than 20 years ago in London and after working in rapidly emerging Latin America and raising capital for large scale projects in the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia and notably China.  During this time, he has been involved in successful transactions across a wide range of sectors including advising on and arranging finance for projects and business across industrial and services sectors including energy, manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure, with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored products including to meet the often large and always specific needs of clients. In recent years Jonathan has also been responsible for the structuring and delivery of sustainable bonds, loans and other financial support for corporate and institutional clients as well as collaborating with colleagues across businesses in the creation of sustainable investment opportunities. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and also founding chair of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Delivering capital solutions to enable clients to transition and grow their business to be resilient and create real value for their stakeholders.

Peter Lee

General Manager, Sustainability

Airport Authority

Peter Lee

General Manager, Sustainability

Airport Authority

Mr. Lee is the General Manager, Sustainability of the Airport Authority. He supports, guides and advises the Authority on the formulation and implementation of long-term sustainability strategies. He also leads and manages all environmental matters related to the planning and implementation of the Expansion of the Hong Kong International Airport into a Three-Runway System, which is to maintain Hong Kong as an international aviation hub at the heart of Asia Pacific region. Before joining the Airport Authority in June 2012, Mr. Lee has over 20 years’ experience in environmental and engineering consultancy, leading and managing the EIA studies for a number of major infrastructure and urban development projects such as Kai Tak Development, Integrated Waste Management Facilities, Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A, Deep Bay Link, and so on. Mr. Lee is a founding fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals and the Secretary General of the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund and the Fisheries Enhancement Fund.

Nik Sam

Assistant Manager, Corporate and Community Sustainability

WWF-Hong Kong

Nik Sam

Assistant Manager, Corporate and Community Sustainability

WWF-Hong Kong

Mr. Nik Sam joined WWF-Hong Kong in 2017. Nik is leading the Low Carbon Operation Programme designed to empower corporates in transitioning to net zero.

He also dedicates time to climate policy research and stakeholder engagement, with a recent publication “Broader Application of Biofuel in Hong Kong” advocating for the development and deployment of waste-based biofuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in greater China region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Risk also means opportunities to turn B-A-U into something innovative and extraordinary. It is time for all climate and sustainability actions to come to life!

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Closing Remarks

Speakers

Louis Wong

Chairman

Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong Association

Louis Wong

Chairman

Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong Association

Louis joined the ICE HKA in 2013 and became Chairman in 2021. He is the Deputy General Manager of Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, responsible for overseeing its building projects in HK.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Responsible consumption and production – shift towards a more resource efficient economy by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources, encourage recycle and reduce waste.

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