REPLAY RETHINK HK 2021 - ON DEMAND

The BEC Theatre

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Schneider Electric

Programmed by

Tuesday 05 October 2021

Empowering Businesses to Lead for Impact

11:15 – 11:20

Opening Welcome

Speakers

Richard Lancaster

Chief Executive Officer

CLP Holdings Limited

Richard Lancaster

Chief Executive Officer

CLP Holdings Limited

Richard Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and in 2013 became CEO of the company, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific. He has more than 35 years of experience in the power industry and other industrial operations in his home country Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

In 2021, CLP is undertaking a review of Climate Vision 2050, the roadmap for decarbonising our business. CLP is committed to strengthening our decarbonisation targets at least every five years.

 

11:20 – 11:50

Defining New Business Leadership – Dialogue with C-level Executives

There is a call to redefine business leadership in the midst of green recovery and the “new normal”. What are the new business priorities and how to empower the business sector to better influence sustainability?

Learnings

  • Unprecedented disruptions, persistent global challenges and new risks are prompting business leaders to reflect on and redefine business priorities.
  • Long-term business sustainability and success could be measured not only by profit and financial benefits to shareholders, but also by shared value created for stakeholders and society at large.
  • Business leadership is required to bring about mindset shift and system transformation within the organisation and to inspire similar change amongst your supply chain partners.

Post-Event Actions

  • Identify the risks and challenges that would pose the greatest impact on your business
  • Define success within your organisation and how you would measure it
  • Re-assess priorities of your organisation and/or your sector given the new risks and challenges you are facing
  • Draw up a plan to charge towards your new priorities

Speakers

MODERATOR

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

As Director – Policy & Research of Business Environment Council (“BEC”), Mr Ng is responsible for BEC’s policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on environmental issues such as climate change and decarbonisation, circular economy, clean energy, sustainable mobility, air pollution and sustainable living environment.

Patrick Healy

Chairman

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited

Patrick Healy

Chairman

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited

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 2021:

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

Richard Lancaster

Chief Executive Officer

CLP Holdings Limited

Richard Lancaster

Chief Executive Officer

CLP Holdings Limited

Richard Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and in 2013 became CEO of the company, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific. He has more than 35 years of experience in the power industry and other industrial operations in his home country Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

In 2021, CLP is undertaking a review of Climate Vision 2050, the roadmap for decarbonising our business. CLP is committed to strengthening our decarbonisation targets at least every five years.

 

Ada Wong

Chief Executive Officer

Champion REIT

Ada Wong

Chief Executive Officer

Champion REIT

Ms Ada Wong is the CEO of Champion REIT, overseeing its strategic development as well as asset management and enhancement. She was honoured with the titles of Best CEO by FinanceAsia and Best IR by CEO by HKIRA. She is the Chairperson of APREA HK and Fellow member of RICS.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

As influencer, together with our stakeholders, we aim at creating positive ripple effects and bringing lasting impacts to our community.

12:00 – 12:40

Going Circular

Hong Kong remains a very linear city. Far-sighted corporate leaders will open up on their journey to becoming circular that would lead to new business experience and long-term benefits.

Learnings

  • Government policies and incentives not yet a place to drive systemic change
  • Business leadership is key to transform mindset and influence circularity
  • Taking a circular approach could lead to substantial growth potential and benefits will go beyond cost savings and financial gains

Post-Event Actions

  • Conduct a baseline review of material flows within your organisation
  • Instigate a mindset change by replacing “waste reduction and management” to “resource use and conservation”
  • Explore early opportunities to practice circularity in your operations

Speakers

MODERATOR

Helga Vanthournout

Founder and Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting Ltd

Helga Vanthournout

Founder and Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting Ltd

Helga helps organisations around the globe set powerful sustainability agendas and helps them find the straightest path towards circular models. Through Wealth of Flows Consulting, she brings over 20 years of professional experience, accumulated at McKinsey & Company, the European Chemicals Bureau, and others. Helga authored many critically acclaimed reports on the Circular Economy, including with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Get the HKSAR EPD set its sights on a more comprehensive, powerful waste management strategy for Hong Kong. Initiate, and make circular economy models more accessible for HK companies.

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 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 2021:

Further enhance packaging sustainability through reduce of material use, redesign for recyclability, as well as identifying suitable partners for environmentally preferable alternatives and recycling.

Stephane Heddesheimer

CEO, Recycling and Recovery

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

Stephane Heddesheimer

CEO, Recycling and Recovery

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

Stéphane Heddesheimer is CEO of SUEZ Recycling and Recovery in Asia, overseeing the waste management business in the region. He has 20+ years of experience in developing and delivering sustainable, long-term solutions for SUEZ clients in the field of recycling, waste-to-energy and resource recovery, with assignments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My personal 2021 challenge is to make solutions happen. I’ve been working with my team that help communities make a difference in how we use our planet’s resources.

Veera Sinnemaki

Program Manager for Climate for Global Production

H&M Group

Veera Sinnemaki

Program Manager for Climate for Global Production

H&M Group

Veera Sinnemäki is a Global Sustainability Program Manager for Climate at H&M Group driving the implementation of carbon positive strategy and goals in H&M Production.

Previously she was heading the sustainable chemical domain in the H&M Production supply chain.

Before moving to Hong Kong, Veera was regional Social Sustainability Manager in Shanghai, China, as well as shortly Sustainability Country Manager in Myanmar, always with H&M Group. Her previous career before fashion industry was with Nokia as Project Manager.

She holds a Master’s degree in Business Communication from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland, with studies on Chinese politics and diplomacy in Fudan university, Shanghai, China.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Push for change or it pushes you

Sponsored by

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Swire Coca-Cola HK (SCCHK) has been the authorized bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company since 1965. As the leading non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer in Hong Kong, SCCHK serves a wide range of beverages in an ever greener and more efficient manner to every corner of the city every day.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. SCCHK continues to redesign our primary packaging to achieve 100% recyclable and to increase its recycled material content.

2. Reduce waste by promoting our Bonaqua Water Stations and the BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Container) concept to local consumers.

3. Recover packaging waste through our reverse vending machines and community recycling programmes.

4. Establish a closed-loop economy and enhance recycling through partnership and collaboration.

Legal Name: Swire Coca-Cola Hong Kong

SUEZ

Booth D60

SUEZ, a world leader in environmental services for 160 years, has been a longstanding supporter of Hong Kong. As a key player in Hong Kong’s environmental sector, we provide sustainable solutions to maintain the resilience of the city. We also help clients move towards new models that consume fewer resources and fulfill their long-term decarbonisation target.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

To develop a roadmap to achieve our SUEZ 2030 sustainability goals on:

  • Reducing 45% carbon emissions
  • Meeting carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with +1.5oC trajectory
  • Supporting customers to reduce 20Mt of CO2eq emissions yearly
  • Providing 100% sustainable solutions

Solutions Showcase:

  • Waste Reduction & Recycling Management
  • Branding, Sustainable Products/Solutions, Circular Economy Solutions

Legal Name: SUEZ (Asia) Limited

12:40 – 13:10

Innovating for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Innovation is a key driver to business growth and development. How can businesses take a step further to innovate change for a better future for all?

Learnings

  • Innovation will play a major role in post-COVID recovery
  • Innovation that takes into account wider societal needs as well as social and environmental impact are extremely important in a future that emphasises sustainability, resilience, diversity and inclusiveness
  • How to align innovation with the new concept of green growth is an important topic for business leaders

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand the innovation strategy of your organisation, if any
  • Assess the lifecycle social and environmental impact of the innovation/technologies developed or adopted in your organisation
  • Devise a new strategy that would minimises the adverse impact identified above

Speakers

MODERATOR

Benjamin Wong

Head of Transport, Infrastructure and Advanced Manufacturing

Invest Hong Kong

Benjamin Wong

Head of Transport, Infrastructure and Advanced Manufacturing

Invest Hong Kong

Mr Benjamin Wong is from Invest Hong Kong, the Government department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment. He sits on the committee of the HK Maritime and Port Board and HKTDC.

Mr Wong holds a MBA degree from CUHK and a Bachelor degree from the University of Alberta. He is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society.

Serena Pau

Head of Development, Digital Products

CLP Innovation Enterprises Limited

Serena Pau

Head of Development, Digital Products

CLP Innovation Enterprises Limited

Serena currently manages the sourcing and development of digital products at CLP Smart Energy Connect (www.clpsec.com) as Head of Development.  She has led a team of digital talents to launch over 10 digital products in the smart building field to help make sustainability a practical reality for commercial and industrial clients in Hong Kong and China.

Prior to her appointment as Head of Development at CLP Innovation Hub, Serena is involved in starting her own tech start-up, Ozmo, and has been heavily involved in hardware and software development as well as product marketing in the past 14 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Using clpsec.com product to help more businesses and organisations improve energy efficiency and automation with its offerings of energy management solutions.

Ben Wong

Head of Open Innovation

Eureka Nova

Ben Wong

Head of Open Innovation

Eureka Nova

Ben manages and drives the strategy of Eureka Nova, a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation. Through Eureka Nova’s accelerator programs, open competitions and sandboxes, participating startups work with New World Group’s business units and corporate partners to design innovative technologies that solve real business problems. Ben also co-founded Impact Kommons, the first UN SDG accelerator in APAC focused on accelerating impact with purpose-driven startups.

Prior to Eureka Nova, Ben founded Startup Launchpad, now Asia’s largest I.o.T. startup trade event. He has helped startups raise more than $2 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. He is an angel investor and regularly mentors in startup support programs.

He holds positions as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Dongguan-Hong Kong Bay Area Association to drive innovation initiatives between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Ben graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Samantha Woods

Sustainable Development Manager

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

Samantha Woods

Sustainable Development Manager

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

Samantha is responsible for helping Swire’s businesses apply to the Swire Pacific Sustainable Development Fund. The fund offers up to HK$ 100 million annually to accelerate and scale up the adoption of technologies and innovative solutions that can help the Group meet its ambitious carbon, water and waste targets.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Find new ways to drive more investment and collaboration into tackling the global climate emergency.

Sponsored by

CLP Holdings Limited

The CLP Group is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific with investments spanning across Hong Kong, Mainland China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Australia. To support the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, the Group set out the Climate Vision 2050 to highlight its ambitions to decarbonise its portfolio and leverage advanced technologies and innovations to support its evolution into a Utility of the Future.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

CLP has strengthened its Climate Vision 2050 targets and commitments:

  • Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2050;
  • Meet science-based targets for 2030 to align with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Its interim targets for 2040 have also been strengthened for the same ambition; and
  • Phase out coal-based assets by 2040 — a decade earlier than pledged previously.

The Group will continue to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C and further review its targets at least every five years.

Legal Name: CLP Holdings Limited

Eureka Nova

Booth C40

Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation. They run Impact Kommons, with the New World Sustainability Team, that is focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Solutions Showcase:

  • Carbon Management
  • Corporate / Conglomerate
  • Green / Smart Buildings

Legal Name: Joy Square Limited Eureka Nova

Swire Pacific

Swire Pacific is an international conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong with a diversified portfolio of market leading businesses. We have five operating divisions: Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.

As a broad and influential business, we have a responsibility to build a thriving future in which we can create long-term value for our shareholders. Sustainability remains a strategic objective for the Swire Group to secure the future of our business and thereby the prosperity of the businesses with which, and communities in which, we operate.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

SwireTHRIVE, the group’s sustainability strategy, includes five strategic areas of Climate, People, Water, Communities and Waste. The group has set targets under each pillars, and 2030 ambitious targets for the three environmental areas. The group has also committed to net-zero by 2050.

Legal Name: John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

13:10 – 14:00

Deconstructing Future Smart Buildings

The majority of people spend most of their time in buildings – home, offices, schools, malls, etc. As such, how should future buildings look like to safeguard and maximise people’s well-being?

Learnings

  • What are we looking for in future buildings?
  • How to design, construct, manage and maintain people-centric buildings?
  • The property and construction sector and their value chain partners have a major role to play in communicating a common vision and delivering smart and sustainable buildings that are resilient and future-proof

Post-Event Actions

  • Consider how your buildings are performing in the key aspects described and discussed in this session
  • Identify areas where improvement can be made for tenants and occupants
  • Imagine how you can play a part in promoting future-proof buildings

Speakers

MODERATOR

Tim Lo

Head of System Development

BEAM Society Limited

Tim Lo

Head of System Development

BEAM Society Limited

Tim is a Chartered Environmental Surveyor and Town Planner specializing in sustainability town planning and low carbon development. He is well experienced in delivering green building project management and corporate sustainability solutions to government agencies and private sectors in Asia and North America. Tim has recently led several key initiatives to drive the sustainability transformation of existing buildings and aging community in Hong Kong, including the iBEAM automated project management platform, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Portfolio Assessment Scheme and Data Collection System for BEAM Plus NB v.1.2 Assessment Scheme.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

1. Empowering small and medium businesses to decarbonize and achieve social sustainability through powerful data analytics.

2. Partnering with Government agencies in formulating policies to advance Hong Kong sustainable goals.

3. Assisting NGOs and underprivileged in accelerating age-friendly community planning and increasing community resilience through professional guidance.

Donald Choi

Executive Director and CEO

Chinachem Group

Donald Choi

Executive Director and CEO

Chinachem Group

Driven by a deep-seated belief that design, innovation and technology can make the world a better place for all, Donald Choi is worker of the built environment. He has worked on a large number of high profile public and private projects worldwide. Alongside his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in NGO and professional bodies that focus on community, design and innovation.

Ivy Lee

Managing Director

Leigh & Orange Limited

Ivy Lee

Managing Director

Leigh & Orange Limited

Ivy is the Managing Director of Leigh & Orange (L&O), overseeing L&O’s business expansion and operations across Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Ivy is a visionary architectural leader with a passion for sustainable design and planning, which she supports with active community service and outreach.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

We are continuously developing and enhancing our holistic decarbonisation design approaches, with the ultimate goal of consistently achieving low or zero carbon outcomes for all our clients irrespective of their project limitations.

Kelvin Li

Director of Strategy and Business Development

Schneider Electric

Kelvin Li

Director of Strategy and Business Development

Schneider Electric

Kelvin Li serves as Director of Strategy and Business Development at Schneider Electric, formulating corporate strategies to drive business growth by leveraging innovative technologies in the energy industry. He holds over 20 years’ experience in power utility, energy consultancies, and energy corporations in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom. He holds three master degrees – MPA from Harvard University, MBA from London Business School, and MSc from The University of Hong Kong. He also got selected to The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme by The University of Cambridge.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

At Schneider Electric, our purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life is On.

Andrew Young

Associate Director (Innovation)

Sino Group

Andrew Young

Associate Director (Innovation)

Sino Group

Ir Andrew Young has over 38 years of executive experience, including Chief Commercial Officer of HKSTP and Director of Partnership Development for PolyU. He is now an Associate Director (Innovation) for Sino Group with responsibility to explore and identify innovations and technologies and investment opportunities in technology ventures.

Sponsored by

Leigh & Orange Limited

Booth BEC Pavilion : C11

Leigh & Orange is a leading international architectural practice headquartered in Hong Kong. Climate resilience, Social cohesion and Cost-effectiveness are the sustainable outcomes we deliver. Our solutions strive to go beyond the baseline and we innovate to transform our built environment into one that is self-sustained, empowered and humanly inspired.

Solutions Showcase:

  • Architects
  • Design / Interior
  • Green / Smart Buildings

Legal Name: Leigh & Orange Limited

Sino Group

Headline Sponsor for the Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Sustainability is central to what we do at Sino Group as we seek to create value for stakeholders and make business a driver of sustainability for a better future. Taking a holistic approach, we integrate sustainability into every aspect of our operations – from architectural planning to environmentally friendly provisions, from green property management to green innovations, from taking care of our colleagues to serving the community – to ‘create better lifescapes’.

Legal Name: Sino Administration Serviced Limited

 

14:40 – 15:00

The SDGs and Business

The SDGs is a universal policy agenda, plan of action declared in September 2015 at the UN Headquarters and came into effect on 1 January 2016. In this session, SUEZ Asia will be sharing with us first-hand how do Business contribute to the Goals.

Learnings

  • As a global leader in water solution and waste management, how SUEZ Asia’s advanced technologies help make a real change in Hong Kong
  • The SDGs are about People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership – a practical example of what Partnership means and how important it is
  • Regional/sub-regional realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities –  are they considered opportunities or challenges?

Post-Event Actions

  • Reflect on how your business creates actual change in the local community
  • Initiate cross-departmental discussions with your colleagues and map out your organisation’s impacts with the SDGs
  • Identify potential obstacles internally/externally when setting your organisational sustainable development goals

Speakers

MODERATOR

Verna Lin

Head of Greater China Regional Hub

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Verna Lin

Head of Greater China Regional Hub

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Ms Verna Lin, Head of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub, is an experienced sustainability and investment management professional. Her knowledge and exposure in capital market equips her to interpret ESG disclosure from investors’ perspective. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues. Verna, representing GRI, seeks continuing collaborations with policy makers in Greater China Region to further advance global sustainability agenda. Verna is a CFA charter-holder.

François Fevrier

CEO of Water

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

François Fevrier

CEO of Water

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

François Fevrier is CEO of SUEZ Water in Asia, overseeing operation and management of water businesses in the region. He has decades of experience in treatment infrastructure, technologies & solutions and operation in Middle East, India and Asia Pacific.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Sustainability is about how we individually act for the planet today and tomorrow. If we start taking steps now, we’ll have a better chance of ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

Sponsored by

SUEZ

Booth D60

SUEZ, a world leader in environmental services for 160 years, has been a longstanding supporter of Hong Kong. As a key player in Hong Kong’s environmental sector, we provide sustainable solutions to maintain the resilience of the city. We also help clients move towards new models that consume fewer resources and fulfill their long-term decarbonisation target.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

To develop a roadmap to achieve our SUEZ 2030 sustainability goals on:

  • Reducing 45% carbon emissions
  • Meeting carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with +1.5oC trajectory
  • Supporting customers to reduce 20Mt of CO2eq emissions yearly
  • Providing 100% sustainable solutions

Solutions Showcase:

  • Waste Reduction & Recycling Management
  • Branding, Sustainable Products/Solutions, Circular Economy Solutions

Legal Name: SUEZ (Asia) Limited

15:00 – 15:20

Business with Purpose – From Vision to Action

As “purpose” becomes the latest buzzword, global leaders are pushed to place the wellbeing of their people and planet alongside their pockets. How have we fared in Hong Kong, and what can we do more?

Learnings

  • Purpose is the new profit, and should be the foundation of every corporate social impact possibility
  • Hong Kong, as a global business hub, can and has led the way with a wide spectrum of corporate social innovation illustrations from rethinking talent engagement, to developing shared value products and services and fostering inclusive community development
  • How we can catapult forward to embed purpose into Hong Kong’s corporate DNA

Post-Event Actions

Food for thought:­

  • What is your organisation’s purpose and is it able to help your employees and stakeholders bring their own why to work?
  • How are existing business or sustainability initiatives aligning to your organisational purpose?
  • What can you do differently to rethink the needs of your stakeholders and mobilise their efforts to leverage your organisation as a vehicle to address observed social challenges?

Speakers

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

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

15:20 – 15:25

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Adam Koo

Chief Executive Officer

Business Environment Council

Adam Koo

Chief Executive Officer

Business Environment Council

Mr Koo has more than 30 years of executive experience throughout Asia in the private and NGO sectors. He has strong expertise in a broad spectrum of management disciplines, including strategic planning, finance, operations management and business development.

16:10 – 17:25

ESG Game (English)

End your day with this interactive business simulation game and experience emerging ESG risks/opportunities faced by corporates.

Learnings

  • Co-create a “sustainable world” with a team of business leaders while balancing business development and green growth
  • Understand the effects of ESG risks/opportunities on corporate decision-making and operations
  • Rethink the importance of business cooperation and ESG integration in enterprise risk management
  • Sharpen your leadership, teamwork and project coordination skills

Speakers

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

As Director – Policy & Research of Business Environment Council (“BEC”), Mr Ng is responsible for BEC’s policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on environmental issues such as climate change and decarbonisation, circular economy, clean energy, sustainable mobility, air pollution and sustainable living environment.

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Schneider Electric

Wednesday 06 October 2021

Sustainability for SMEs
in Cantonese with English supporting materials

Click here to download the programme in Chinese

Programme Sponsor

Supported by

11:00 – 11:05

Opening Welcome

Speakers

Adam Koo

Chief Executive Officer

Business Environment Council

Adam Koo

Chief Executive Officer

Business Environment Council

Mr Koo has more than 30 years of executive experience throughout Asia in the private and NGO sectors. He has strong expertise in a broad spectrum of management disciplines, including strategic planning, finance, operations management and business development.

11:05 – 11:15

Welcome from HSBC

Speakers

Christina Ong

Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Christina Ong

Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Ms Ong is responsible for driving the growth of HSBC’s business banking franchise in Hong Kong, strengthening the Bank’s commitment to support SMEs and startups through its expertise, extensive network and continuous digital innovations.

With more than 25 years of experience with HSBC, Christina has held various key management roles spanning client coverage across SMEs, mid-market segment and large corporates, strategy and propositions, as well as marketing.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Let us be your partner to help you with the transition to a sustainable business model. 

11:15 – 12:30

Supporting SMEs to Practise Sustainability: HSBC Living Business Programme

The HSBC Living Business Programme has been supporting SMEs to become competitive and sustainable since 2004. Project partners and award winners will share their experience with the audience.

Learnings

  • What is the HSBC Living Business Programme?
  • Why is sustainability important and relevant to SMEs?
  • What are the benefits to SMEs by practising sustainability?

Post-Event Actions

  • Explore how much you and your staff know about sustainability
  • Identify sustainability issues most relevant to your business operation
  • Look for external support to embark on your sustainability journey

Speakers

MODERATOR

CF Leung

Director – Operations

Business Environment Council

CF Leung

Director – Operations

Business Environment Council

C F Leung is currently the Director – Operations of Business Environment Council. As an environmental engineer with over 20 years of experience, he has been spearheading the development of sustainable buildings by leading and providing advisory services on a large number of green building initiatives. He also works on waste related projects by providing waste management and audit services for building sector and community events.

CF also involves in formulating and executing of several renowned environmental award programmes, including HSBC Living Business Awards and BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Let people to understand climate emergency. Influence them to change their behaviours to prevent the irreversible damage from climate change.

Darwin Leung

Assistant Project Manager

Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong

Darwin Leung

Assistant Project Manager

Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong

Trained as a town planner, Darwin has led a number of sustainability-related projects and research across diverse topics, including climate change mitigation, resilient cities, energy communities and business sustainability. Through these projects, Darwin has established extensive connections with various government agencies, professional institutions and international organisations, such as SD Council, PlanD, CEDD and CCICED.

Ophelia Lin

Founder and Managing Director

Meiriki Japan Company Limited

Ophelia Lin

Founder and Managing Director

Meiriki Japan Company Limited

Ms. Ophelia Lin is the Founder and Managing Director of Meiriki Japan with over 20 years of executive and management experience. She is committed to integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into business model and undertakes the initiative to fulfill corporate social responsibility. She completed a programme organized by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She later served as the founding president of “SME Sustainability Society” and is at the same time, appointed as the board governor of “Friends of the Earth (HK)” and a founding member of HKCSS“Caring SME Alliance”. She continues to inspire and assists SMEs to pursue sustainable development and works jointly to realize the vision of sustainable development.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Ms. Ophelia Lin is dedicated to building a platform to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration and bring together SMEs for a sustainable future. She continues to inspire and assists SMEs to pursue sustainable development through cultivation of leadership and knowledge exchange.

Christina Tang

Director

Blue Sky Energy Technology

Christina Tang

Director

Blue Sky Energy Technology

Christina Tang founded Blue Sky Energy Technology. Blue Sky specializes in creating sustainable communities by integrating sensors, data and behavioral change solutions, proven to improve occupants engagement, environmental performance and asset management. Prior to Blue Sky, Christina worked in Bain&Co as a management consultant and at social venture capital fund Acumen. She graduated from Brown University majoring in Environmental Sciences and Economics.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Let’s Act to Bring Blue Sky Back

Supported by

Business Environment Council

Booth C32

Business Environment Council Limited (BEC) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong.

Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility.

BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.

12:40 – 13:40

Sustainable Production, Consumption & Green Procurement

Promoting sustainable production, consumption and procurement will contribute significantly to resource conservation. How can we get the key players – consumers, businesses and government – to work together?

Learnings

  • What are the latest consumer behaviour and attitude towards sustainable consumption?
  • What needs to be done to drive behavioural change from the general population?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of businesses?
  • What policy support is needed from the government?

Post-Event Actions

  • Review the procurement policy of your company and look for opportunities to introduce green procurement practices
  • Identify means to reduce the environmental footprint of your products/services
  • Track consumer preference and expectation relevant to your business to inform your sustainable production action

Speakers

MODERATOR

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

As Director – Policy & Research of Business Environment Council (“BEC”), Mr Ng is responsible for BEC’s policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on environmental issues such as climate change and decarbonisation, circular economy, clean energy, sustainable mobility, air pollution and sustainable living environment.

Sarah Choi

Senior Manager – Environmental Management

Business Environment Council

Sarah Choi

Senior Manager – Environmental Management

Business Environment Council

Sarah is an Environmental Specialist with more than 10-year experiences in environmental and sustainability assessment, pilot schemes development and waste management. She mainly manages the key advocacy programmes undertaken by the Team, with diverse experiences on environmental sustainability, sustainability performances benchmarking, sustainability assessment, waste and recycling advisory, green procurement, carbon reduction, etc.

Tracy Chu

Senior Planning and Trade Practices Officer

Consumer Council

Tracy Chu

Senior Planning and Trade Practices Officer

Consumer Council

Jane Tong

Co-founder and Managing Director

Arredamenti Company Ltd – Giormani

Jane Tong

Co-founder and Managing Director

Arredamenti Company Ltd – Giormani

Ms. Jane Tong is the Co-founder and Managing Director of renowned sofa brand GIORMANI. GIORMANI was established in 1999 and has obtained more than 20 significant awards and recognitions. GIORMANI stores are all over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. GIORMANI also develops overseas markets through an international brand named “KELVIN GIORMANI”, exporting high-end custom-made sofas to over 20 countries worldwide; and it has set up showrooms in Hong Kong and more than 60 other cities. Ms. Tong is the Executive Vice Chairman, Secretary General of The Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Trade Association. She is also one of the committee members of Retail Industry Training Advisory Committee of Qualifications Framework, the HKSAR, and VTC Retail Trade Training Board. Ms. Tong was also invited to be professional judging panel or mentor for different tertiary educational projects, e.g. HKDI, VTC, etc., to support and nurture the new generation of furniture industry.

Sophie You

Head of Sustainability

Scandale éco-lingerie

Sophie You

Head of Sustainability

Scandale éco-lingerie

Sophie You is currently the Head of Sustainability of scandale eco-lingerie and has extensive experience of driving sustainability in the fashion and textile industry. She is specialized in leading continuous performance improvement programs which adhere to corporates’ environmental strategy. Partnering with external parties in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and India, she has successfully elevated more than 130 apparel and home factories and fabric mills of all sizes in saving their environmental footprint. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fashion & Textiles and also earned her PhD degree at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Supported by

Business Environment Council

Booth C32

Business Environment Council Limited (BEC) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong.

Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility.

BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.

14:30 – 16:00

Sustainability Clinic

These clinics aim to enlighten SMEs to practise sustainability through experience sharing from fellow SMEs in a relaxed, breakout setting.

Learnings

  • Why should SMEs pay attention to sustainability issues?
  • How to mobilise both senior management and frontline staff?
  • What are the success stories from and/or challenges faced by SMEs with regards to:
    • decarbonisation
    • environmental conservation
    • post-COVID recovery
    • social sustainability

Post-Event Actions

  • Discuss with your colleagues/management why sustainability topics are relevant to your company
  • Form a small working group in your company to take ownership of sustainability
  • Identify one or two issues most relevant to your business and explore possible actions

Speakers

MODERATOR

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

As Director – Policy & Research of Business Environment Council (“BEC”), Mr Ng is responsible for BEC’s policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on environmental issues such as climate change and decarbonisation, circular economy, clean energy, sustainable mobility, air pollution and sustainable living environment.

Stephen Au

Director

Diving Adventure Limited

Stephen Au

Director

Diving Adventure Limited

Stephen Au is the Founder and Course Director of Diving Adventure. He has trained thousands of divers and instructors at all levels in the past two decades.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Stephen Au will keep leading scuba divers from Diving Adventure and other stakeholders to participate in activities related to marine conservation.

Sam Cheung

Investor Account Manager, Capital Markets

CDP

Sam Cheung

Investor Account Manager, Capital Markets

CDP

Sam Cheung is the Investor Account Manager at CDP. Sam works with key financial institutions in Southeast Asia to raise awareness, build capacity and support a shift to financing that supports sustainable production and consumption of forests products. He previously led the engagements with listed companies in Australia and New Zealand to drive greater awareness and action on climate, forests, and water-related impacts and disclosures.

Prior to joining CDP, Sam worked at the International Chambers of Commerce and the Consulate of Argentina. He holds a MA from Sciences Po Paris and a BA from the University of Hong Kong.

Daisy Chow

CEO

Intimex Business Solutions Co., Ltd.

Daisy Chow

CEO

Intimex Business Solutions Co., Ltd.

Daisy Chow is the current CEO of Intimex Business Solutions Co. Ltd., which has provided E-commerce system development, digital marketing, online platform development and IT consultancy services to over 6000 clients ranging from SMEs and NGOs to large corporates, listed companies, MNCs and government departments for the past 20 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

A business model that creates shared value has increased our value of aiding others and self-interest and the company’s long-term sustainability.

Terry Fang

Executive Director

Sunta Chemical Limited

Terry Fang

Executive Director

Sunta Chemical Limited

  • Co-founder of Sunta Chemical Limited
  • Co-founder of Like Culture Education Limited
  • SME Sustainability Society (Committee Member: Training and Education)
  • Trade and Industry Department – SME Committee Member

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Sunta Chemical is dedicated to contributing to our society and promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in various aspects, and is committed to promote and practice work-life balance, eco-friendly lifestyle and environmental protection.

Joyce Lee

Director

Crown Gas Stoves Holdings Co Ltd

Joyce Lee

Director

Crown Gas Stoves Holdings Co Ltd

More than 20 years of working experience in LPG gas stoves. Also a Member of the Advisory Committee, HKSAR Gas Safety (2020-2022), GS1 SMEAB Committee (2019-2022), SMESS Member, BEC General Member 2019.

I hope that through my work, I can pass on the knowledge of gas safety through education, and that the concept of environmental protection will be delivered to the community from a young age.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

The Crown into CGS • The company does not forget to continuously develop public welfare affairs and also cooperates with different organisations to organise environmental protection activities, for example the door-to-door recycling of plastic bottles and glass bottles using existing resources.

Wilson Leung

Managing Director

CITY CUT HAIR SALON

Wilson Leung

Managing Director

CITY CUT HAIR SALON

CITY CUT HAIR SALON Founder; Teen Teen Outfilter Founder; Solan Cancer Care Founder; SMEss Exco member; Education Bureau – ITAC member; HKCAAVQ – Subject Specialist; VTC/IVDC – Subcommittee & Assessment Assessor

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Focal point on SDGs 3 , 8 , 11 – and pay close attention on other 14 goals

Jane Liu

Managing Director

Jenston Technology Corporation Limited

Jane Liu

Managing Director

Jenston Technology Corporation Limited

Jane Liu is the Managing Director of Jenston Technology Corporation Limited, a system integration consultancy and managed service provider for audio-visual solutions and collaboration technologies with headquarters in Hong Kong.

Jane’s own journey to sustainability has been fueled with an unrelenting passion for integrating sustainability in the business strategy in a way that reflects the unique values of the company. By making sustainable principles the cornerstone of the business, she has led the company to receive many top sustainability awards in Hong Kong for over a decade.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Jane is passionate about cultivating business sustainability leadership and management in SMEs. Being the Founding Vice President of SME Sustainability Society, Jane actively engages SMEs to peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing with the objective to inspire more SMEs to embark on the sustainability journey.

Elizabeth Lo

Corporate Engagement Officer

CDP Worldwide

Elizabeth Lo

Corporate Engagement Officer

CDP Worldwide

Prior to joining CDP, Elizabeth worked as a sustainability analyst in Ecovadis, a corporate sustainability rating agency headquartered in Paris. She holds a MSc in Sustainability and Business from the University of Leeds, and BA Business Management from the University of Sheffield.

Currently based in CDP’s Hong Kong office, Elizabeth engages with high-impact listed companies in the Hong Kong & Southeast Asia region to drive corporate action on climate, water and forests-related disclosures.

Rainer Sip

Founder

Baby Kingdom

Rainer Sip

Founder

Baby Kingdom

Rainer is the co-founder of Baby Kingdom. Over the last 20 years his company had won numerous awards in CSR, including the Total Caring Award from Caring Company scheme. Rainer is the founding member of SME Sustainability Society, an organisation co-founded with the CUHK with a mission of promoting corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. He is also the Vice Chairman of Social Synergy Fund, a NGO focusing on assisting the underprivileged ones in our society.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Reach out to our society, leveraging on our core confidences to achieve greater good.

Supported by

Business Environment Council

Booth C32

Business Environment Council Limited (BEC) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong.

Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility.

BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.

SMESS

16:15 – 17:30

ESG Game (Cantonese)

End your day with this interactive business simulation game and experience emerging ESG risks/opportunities faced by corporates.

Learnings

  • Co-create a “sustainable world” with a team of business leaders while balancing business development and green growth
  • Understand the effects of ESG risks/opportunities on corporate decision-making and operations
  • Rethink the importance of business cooperation and ESG integration in enterprise risk management
  • Sharpen your leadership, teamwork and project coordination skills

Speakers

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

Simon Ng

Director – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council

As Director – Policy & Research of Business Environment Council (“BEC”), Mr Ng is responsible for BEC’s policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on environmental issues such as climate change and decarbonisation, circular economy, clean energy, sustainable mobility, air pollution and sustainable living environment.

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Schneider Electric

All sessions are subject to change.