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The BEC Theatre

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Schneider Electric

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Day 1: Tuesday 5th 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 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?

Speakers

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 is Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited. He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, a Non-Executive Director of Swire Properties Limited and Air China Limited. Mr. Healy has been with the Swire Group for more than 30 years.

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 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

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.

Speakers

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 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.

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.

Payal Jain

Head of Sustainability – Global Production

H&M Group

Experience in textile industry for almost 23 years in Supply Chain including factories, buying agencies and Brands. Labor Rights and Industrial Relations has been the core to my work. Empowering people, collaboration with Business partners and Stakeholders to create a Sustainable Fashion has been the approach in every role that I have worked.

I have worked in India & Bangladesh within the area of Sustainability and South Korea where Sustainability was part of driving Sustainable Business. Based in Hongkong now, responsible for Sustainability for Global Production together with the team of experts working on Social and Environmental topics. I believe sustainability is an enabler to a fair and long-term business model where we can calculate the social and environmental development and impact within the countries where we operate.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My ambition is to bring sustainability as a enabler to change, bring awareness, empower people to question, challenge and create solutions to make a meaningful change in the industry.

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.

SUEZ Asia – 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

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?

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?

Speakers

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

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 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 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

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

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’.

 

 

14:40 – 15:00

The SDGs and Business

Speakers

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.

Emmanuelle Prono

Group Vice President Sustainability

Techtronic Industries Company Limited

Emmanuelle Prono has been working for years in the field of compliance and legal at TTI and became early this year the Group Vice president sustainability, leading TTI’s global sustainability initiatives. Emmanuelle studied International law and International business law and more recently sustainability business management.

15:00 – 15:20

VIP Talk

15:20 – 15:25

Closing Remarks

Speakers

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.

15:50 – 17:05

Business Risk Game (English)

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Schneider Electric

Day 2: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Sustainability for SMEs
in Cantonese with English supporting materials

11:00 – 11:05

Opening Welcome

Speakers

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 – 12:20

Supporting SMEs to Practise Sustainability: HSBC Living Business Programme

Speakers

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

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

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 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.

12:30 – 13:30

Sustainable Production, Consumption & Green Procurement

Speakers

Tracy Chu

Senior Planning and Trade Practices Officer

Consumer Council

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.

14:15 – 15:45

Sustainability Clinic

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.

16:00 – 17:30

Business Risk Game (Cantonese)

Supporting organisations and speakers to be announced very soon!

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Schneider Electric

All sessions are subject to change.