REPLAY RETHINK HK 2021 - ON DEMAND

Change Makers Stage

Tuesday 05 October 2021
Redefining Impact

In Partnership with

Redefining Impact aims to accelerate the social impact space’s transition towards the creation of systems change. This can be achieved through Foundation for Shared Impact (FSI)’s Shared Impact Model: broad collaboration and sharing of knowledge, information, and resources to ensure that goals and operations are synchronised, resources are maximised, and overlap and waste is minimised.

From redefining corporate social responsibility, focusing corporate giving on systemic issues, to driving effective philanthropy, Redefining Impact will feature panel discussions with some of the forerunners in these areas, each bringing their insights on innovative solutions as corporates, social impact leaders, and funders. 

The solutions are here. With broader support and collaboration, we can work together to drive greater, shared impact and enact systems change. Redefining Impact hopes to showcase some of the systems-changing solutions, and to serve as a conversation starter, which participants can take away to craft an actionable plan going forward.

Redefining Impact

11:00 – 11:15

Opening Welcome: What is Impact? How can FSI’s Shared Impact Model Accelerate Systems Change?

Speakers

Swati Bani

Director

Foundation for Shared Impact

Swati Bani

Director

Foundation for Shared Impact

Swati Bani, an experienced finance professional, is passionate about solving most challenging social problems and helps social enterprises to reach their full potential and scale their social impact by leveraging her experience and skills.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

1. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by running mentoring programs.

2. Reduce inequality within and among countries by education and skill based volunteering.

11:15 – 12:30

Redefining CSR Through Community Connections

Corporates are increasingly redefining CSR, whether by making social purpose part of their business model or supporting impact-based corporate volunteering initiatives. Community Connections is a programme that connects corporates with social impact organisations to drive systems change. Corporates can enhance employee engagement while employees can develop their leadership and accelerate personal and career growth.

Learnings

  • How did Community Connections start in 2015? Why did the founding companies/Corporate Committee engage FSI to take over the Community Connections Program in 2020?
  • How does Community Connections differ from other kinds of skills-based volunteering opportunities typically offered to corporate employees?
  • How does Community Connections benefit the Program’s Social Impact Partners? How did the partnership with Corporate Participant start, and what was the positive outcome?
  • How does Corporate Participants’ participation in the Community Connections Program benefit their career and personal growth?
  • What is needed for skills-based volunteering to effectively drive change in our society?

Post-Event Actions

  • For corporates: Explore how Community Connections can help your company drive systems change in the society, enhance employee engagement and support employees’ personal and career growth
  • For individuals: Communicate Community Connections to your CSR colleagues for opportunities to start impact-based corporate volunteering

Speakers

MODERATOR

Winnie Tam

Client Relationship Manager

PwC

Winnie Tam

Client Relationship Manager

PwC

Winnie is Client Relationship Manager at PwC responsible for enhancing client experience across China. Previously, she was a headhunter covering financial services, and worked at the Bank of East Asia’s facilitating cross-border corporate loans. Besides, she volunteers for NGOs in an advisory capacity and for youth programmes as a mentor/coach.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Enable young adults to seek for better careers through increased creativity and higher resilience
  • Improve employee experience

David Bishop

Associate Professor of Teaching

The University of Hong Kong and Foundation for Shared Impact

David Bishop

Associate Professor of Teaching

The University of Hong Kong and Foundation for Shared Impact

David Bishop is a multi-award winning educator within the HKU Business School, and an active participant in the social impact scene.

Emma Elias

Responsible Business Manager

Clifford Chance

Emma Elias

Responsible Business Manager

Clifford Chance

Emma Elias is based in Hong Kong as the Asia Pacific Responsible Business Manager at leading international law firm Clifford Chance. Her remit includes the firm’s Asia Pacific pro bono, philanthropy and community outreach, and diversity and inclusion programmes.

Estella Huang

CEO

Children’s Medical Foundation

Estella Huang

CEO

Children’s Medical Foundation

Estella Huang Lung is CEO of Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF), and a founding Governor of The Women’s Foundation. At CMF, she leads programs bringing underprivileged families access to medical care, reducing preventable death and strengthening healthcare systems. Her initiatives also aim to inspire leadership and sustainability for the next generation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Scale impact through Every Baby Rescued to reach more of the 50 million families in need through our sustainable program and impact investing.

12:30 – 12:45

Integrating Tree-Planting Into Your Business

What is transparent tree-planting? How do we do this? What can transparent tree-planting do for you and your business?

Learnings

  • How technologies can enable transparent and engaging tree-planting
  • How EcoMatcher’s customers use transparent tree planting in their businesses
  • EcoMatcher’s global “footprint” and short term plans

Post-Event Actions

  • Pilot transparent tree-planting in the business
  • Jointly explore innovative business models that integrate transparent tree-planting

Speakers

Bas Fransen

CEO and Founder

EcoMatcher

Bas Fransen

CEO and Founder

EcoMatcher

Passionate about addressing the climate crisis with technology and innovative business models. Proven track record in product and portfolio development, global partnerships, marketing, sales, and growth strategies for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Planting more trees, eating less meat, and buying less stuff.

Sponsored by

EcoMatcher

EcoMatcher, a certified B-Corporation, plants trees and complete forests with vetted foundations and NGOs from around the world specialized in planting trees. Through technologies, EcoMatcher knows everything about each tree planted offering full transparency. Each tree can be virtually visited. Companies use trees for corporate gifts, rewards, loyalty, and employee engagement programs. EcoMatcher is a strategic partner of the United Nations.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

Plant 10 million trees by 2021 and prepare for 1 billion trees planted by 2023.

Legal Name: EcoMatcher

13:30 – 14:45

The Power of Data and Technology in Driving Social Impact and Systems Change

Data has the power to create a more inclusive, innovative and resilient society, and to enact change and vastly expand impact. However, utilising data to drive social impact also comes with its challenges. In this session, learn more about the tech-based shared impact solutions by FSI and our partner companies.

Learnings

  • How can data and technology be utilised to create a more inclusive, innovative and resilient society?
  • How can data be used to connect stakeholders and donors, and offer transparency and efficiency to the social impact space?
  • What are the challenges that come with utilising data to drive social impact?

Post-Event Actions

  • Think about how data and technology can improve your company or organisation’s impact-driven work
  • Consider collaborating with organisations that can help you improve project or funding outcomes
  • Consider the ethical and legal challenges when utilising data and technology to drive social impact

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lee Williamson

Regional Editorial Director, Generation T

Tatler Asia

Lee Williamson

Regional Editorial Director, Generation T

Tatler Asia

Lee Williamson is a Hong Kong-based journalist with a decade of experience in the Greater China region. Formerly in the editor’s chair at Time Out Beijing, he now heads up editorial for Generation T, Tatler Asia’s content and events platform for the Leaders of Tomorrow. He was selected as a WAN-IFRA Young Media Leaders Fellow 2020.

Ashley Bang

Data Scientist

ADM Capital Foundation

Ashley Bang

Data Scientist

ADM Capital Foundation

Ashley is a data scientist who is passionate about applying spatial and statistical modeling techniques to inform conservation strategies and climate change policies. As a Fulbright Research Fellow and NOAA Hollings Scholar, she has gone from characterizing critical habitats of salmon in Alaska to quantifying coral reef resilience in Taiwan. Ashley holds a degree in Geology and Biology from Brown University.

Sanjukta Mukherjee

Board Director

Foundation for Shared Impact

Sanjukta Mukherjee

Board Director

Foundation for Shared Impact

An economist who has worked for the International Labor Organization and the International Finance Corporation, currently heads PwC’s Thought Leadership team for HK.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My personal goals are: (a) to reduce consumption of non-vegetarian food therefore we do two vegetarian meals/week (b) to continue to recycle clothes.

Cameron van Breda

Co-founder & CEO

Hollo

Cameron van Breda

Co-founder & CEO

Hollo

Cameron is a Cofounder and the CEO of Hollo – a health-tech social enterprise focused on developing digital therapeutics for behavioral health. With our unique AI, we gamify recovery pathways for those facing chronic illnesses. His international background and passions led to inter-disciplinary projects around healthcare, biotechnology, deep-tech, accessibility, and sustainability.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Improve access to mental healthcare infrastructure in local communities in Asia.

Supported by

Generation T

Generation T is a community media platform for young leaders shaping Asia’s future. Through inspirational content and curated events, we celebrate the drive and disruptive spirit of entrepreneurs and creatives across the region. Generation T operates in eight territories across Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia.

 

15:00 – 16:15

Better Philanthropy for a Bright Future: Changing the Way We Give and Have Impact

Billions of dollars are given out every year in Hong Kong, but many NGOs and funders alike suffer incredible financial loss on both the back and front end of the application process. The systems we have to channel these funds are insufficient and are preventing organizations from reaching their potential impact. 

Funders have a unique opportunity to transform how we invest in and support NGOs. By supporting more back-end resources, such as mentoring, impact assessment, capacity building and more, funders can leverage their grants to maximize NGO performance and uplift the sector as a whole.  

In this session, we’ll hear from top funders on how they are promoting more effective philanthropy and a stronger impact ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Learnings

  • COVID-19 has created a transformative moment for funders to help meet organizations’ needs. What challenges – new or old – do you believe the philanthropic sector is facing in Hong Kong and how have you helped to address these?
  • How are you leveraging your grantmaking program to change the sector for the better? Please share some specific examples and stories that show why you took this approach.
  • This type of philanthropy is still fairly new in Hong Kong. How did you get your team’s buy-in to adopt this new strategic direction? What common questions or criticisms have you had that you’ve needed to address? 
  • What is your vision for NGOs in Hong Kong and across the region? How are you as a funder helping to achieve this?
  • In 1-2 sentences, what is your #1 piece of advice for other funders to help drive this type of effective philanthropy? Your advice for social impact organizations?

Post-Event Actions

Look internally at your own programs:

  • Look at the big picture for your impact; how your team can provide pro-bono support and skills training in addition to your philanthropic donation
  • Be clear and simple with your application and reporting processes. How can you standardize your application to make it easier for NGOs to complete? What directions, tips, and examples can you provide to help NGO team members provide the information you need?

Seek out external advice and feedback, especially from your grantees:

  • Ask the NGOs you support what operational challenges they have and evaluate how you might be able to help
  • Talk with your peers about their grantmaking approach and try to share and compare data to inform your future grantmaking

Speakers

MODERATOR

Kait Sheridan

Founder & CEO

Runwell Global Consulting

Kait Sheridan

Founder & CEO

Runwell Global Consulting

Kait Sheridan is the founder and CEO of Runwell Global, a boutique social impact consulting agency, that specializes in helping organizations take big ideas and put them to action. She has over a decade of experience in program management, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and content development, thought leadership and executive coaching, and digital campaigns, with a focus on developing global impact programs to scale.

Philo Alto

Founder

Asia Value Advisors

Philo Alto

Founder

Asia Value Advisors

Philo Alto (李家仁) is the founder of Asia Value Advisors (AVA), a purpose-driven philanthropic capital advisory firm based in Hong Kong. Through bespoke advisory services, convening, and research, AVA seeks to inform and inspire individuals and organisations to create sustainable impacts.

His work included advising The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust on program curation for its inaugural Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum in 2016 with 60 globally-renowned speakers and attracting over 1,300 delegates; convening an impact investing forum with the Rockefeller Foundation to grow impact investing in Asia; and, hosting a Foundation Philanthropy Roundtable to explore what’s next in creating sustainable value.

Philo has also co-authored two publications: Mind the Gap: Lessons and Findings from EngageHK and Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow Impact Investing in HK.  His work has been cited in books such as Problem Solving: HBS Alumni Making a Difference in the World (2019) and The Power of Impact Investing.

Philo received his MBA and MPA from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. He was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Citibank prior to founding AVA. Among his voluntary engagements include serving as a board chairman of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund, an advisor to Sustainable Finance Initiative, Social Ventures Hong Kong and Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong, and an officer of the HBS Association of Hong Kong. He also serves as a global editor advisory board of Impact Entrepreneur magazine (US) and the Alliance magazine (UK).

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff is a sustainability professional with 10 years of financial services experience. At LGT, she combines her financial services experience with her expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to embed sustainability concepts throughout the organization. Prior to this, Mariam was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she advised asset and wealth managers on ESG integration.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My goals are to raise awareness on sustainable investing; break down the complexity of the climate crisis and empower people with knowledge needed to act as a change agent; and continuously improve on my own sustainable lifestyle.

Liza Green

Head of Corporate Citizenship and Foundations APAC

Credit Suisse

Liza Green

Head of Corporate Citizenship and Foundations APAC

Credit Suisse

Liza is Head of Corporate Citizenship Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse and Executive Director of the Credit Suisse APAC Foundation, based in Hong Kong. She is responsible for overseeing regional grant-making and the management and impact assessment of the Credit Suisse philanthropy portfolio, working with local country management and foundations in multiple locations across Asia.

Sponsored by

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

LGT is a leading international private banking and asset management group that has been fully controlled by the Liechtenstein Princely Family for over 90 years. As at 30 June 2021, LGT managed assets of CHF 275.0 billion (USD 297.4 billion) for wealthy private individuals and institutional clients. LGT employs over 3900 people who work out of more than 20 locations in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East.

Thinking and acting sustainably is firmly enshrined in our corporate culture. We want to fulfill our social and corporate responsibility, give back to society, use natural resources carefully and contribute to climate protection.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

At LGT, we want to be among the pioneers when it comes to sustainability. Having a concrete framework and objectives can help us to advance the issue further. As a founding member of the UN’s Net-Zero Banking Alliance initiative, we join other representatives of the sector in taking an important step on the path to a more sustainable future.

Our sustainability commitments serve as our guide when making strategic and operational decisions. We are convinced that as a financial services provider, the only way to be successful in the long term is if we take natural resources into account – in our day-to-day operations, and in our investment decisions.

H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, Chairman LGT: “LGT aims to reduce net emissions from its operations and investments to zero by 2030. To achieve net-zero emissions from operations, LGT has set group-wide targets for 2025 that include reductions in CO2 emissions, energy consumption and paper consumption.

On the investment side of the business, LGT’s target is to reduce the carbon footprint of its own investments to the greatest degree possible by 2030. LGT also aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of those investments in its client portfolios that can be influenced, i.e. that are directly managed.”

Legal Name: LGT Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch

16:15 – 17:30

Impact-Driven Partnerships for Systems Change

Being one of the biggest global employers, the hospitality industry is seeing an increased awareness of sustainable development, but some hospitality and F&B companies are heads and shoulders above their peers in advancing their sustainability goals, and the headway they are making is shaped by their partnerships with civil society organisations such as GREEN Hospitality. In this discussion, we will look at some case studies of successful implementation of pilot programmes, innovations and collaborative efforts to build a more sustainable hospitality industry.

Learnings

  • The critical role that the hospitality industry plays in advancing sustainable development
  • The challenges faced by hospitality businesses in achieving sustainability goals
  • How cross-sector partnership can expedite sustainability progress

Post-Event Actions

  • Map out your company’s sustainability goals
  • Identify solution providers in the civil society and establish collaboration or partnerships
  • Connect, collaborate and exchange knowledge on innovative solutions

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lucia Loposova

Executive Director

GREEN Hospitality

Lucia Loposova

Executive Director

GREEN Hospitality

Lucia’s interest in sustainability started while studying at the university where she researched the social impact of tourism and the traditional food heritage. She holds a joint master’s degree in Tourism Management with focus on sustainability and has been involved in social impact space, diversity & inclusion, and the nonprofit sector throughout various NGOs over the past decade. Most recently, Lucia has become the Executive Director of GREEN Hospitality and is the Education Program Manager at the Foundation for Shared Impact, delivering experiential learning programs at the University of Hong Kong.

Charlotte Breyer

Director

Soap Cycling Limited

Charlotte Breyer

Director

Soap Cycling Limited

Charlotte Breyer specializes in connecting the corporate community with good social causes to create sustainable positive impact. Charlotte has worked for NGOs in the overseas aid sector and is also the co-founder of Big Heroes Ltd., a social enterprise connecting corporates with great local charity organisations through professionally managed social team-building events in Singapore. She believes a sustainably thriving business is in touch with its impact on people and planet, and that respect for the triple bottom line is the best foundation for long-term success.

Melanie Kwok

Senior Sustainability Manager

Sino Group

Melanie Kwok

Senior Sustainability Manager

Sino Group

Being a specialist in the realm of Sustainable Development in Hong Kong and China for over 15 years, Melanie has gained extensive and international experiences in formulating a range of Corporate Sustainability Strategies/Programmes, ESG Policies, as well as Heritage and Cultural Conservation Projects.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To promote sustainable tourism in the trend of staycation.

Joshua Wong

Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

Joshua Wong

Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

Joshua leads the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability function at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited – the owner and operator of the iconic Peninsula Hotels and luxury commercial properties, clubs and services. He has experience on improving company’s sustainability performance, enhancing internal policies and guidelines, driving more effective environmental, social and governance disclosure, engaging with internal stakeholders and identifying collaboration opportunities with like-minded partners. He was also involved in the development of the company’s Sustainable Luxury Vision 2030, which covers emerging topics such as climate risks, sustainable building, circular economy, responsible sourcing, animal welfare, modern slavery, diversity and inclusion, and community investment.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Overcome adversity and identify risks and opportunities in a post-COVID world. Continue to enhance our connection with local communities; work with like-minded partners, charities and NGOs to identify innovative solutions that could drive systemic changes and create positive impacts to our society and the planet.

Supported by

Soap Cycling

Booth NGO Lounge

Soap Cycling is a nonprofit organization that works with the hospitality industry to collect, process, and distribute lightly used soap bars and bottled amenities. These life-saving items are then distributed to disadvantaged communities around the world, particularly Asia. Our vision is to use soap recycling as a tool to engage the local community and inspire the next generation in leading the way to a more sustainable future.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. Reduction of Hospitality waste

2. Reuse and Recycling

3. Responsible consumption & Upcycling

Sponsored by

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

 

Wednesday 06 October 2021
Redefining Value

In Partnership with

Redefining Value is designed to challenge our conventional understanding of value across the private, public and civil sectors, to enable a more holistic approach that creates Shared Value. We will explore different forms of “value” from three levels – individual, communities and systems – in this track curated by Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong (SVIHK).

How do we balance trade-offs in the move toward stakeholder capitalism? How are businesses and impact players partnering to solve unmet needs with new models? Join us in interactive sessions and case discussions to explore how systems are evolving and how this could be adopted in your decision-making.

Redefining Value

11:00 – 11:15

Opening Welcome

Speakers

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Leading private and social enterprises for over 25 years in multilateral, culturally diverse environments, Virginia is passionate about bringing to life innovations that impact our society.

Virginia has a demonstrated track record of securing strategic partnerships between corporations, governments, and non-profits to deliver on social impact projects. She started her career in telecommunications, building satellites, and the distribution of free-to-air television across 60 countries in Asia.

Seeing the uptake firsthand, Virginia focused on education, believing that investing in people is the key driver for impactful change. Bringing together diversity and crossing cultural divides is a pathway to create Shared Value in our world, aligning purpose with profit.

After serving on the board of several educational institutions, Virginia is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Adecco Group Foundation in Switzerland a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

11:15 – 12:45

“Hot Seat” Stakeholder Simulation

In the era of “stakeholder capitalism,” this popular roleplay game was designed by SVIHK to simulate how diverse stakeholders would challenge corporate claims on purpose. Come try on different hats with our updated prompts and join the ranks of 130+ players who’ve had an entertaining learning experience at CREATIVE COLLISION and beyond.

Learnings

  • How do we communicate corporate purpose and Shared Value stories credibly to diverse stakeholder groups with unique demands and critiques?
  • How can our company be bold and experimental in tackling complex issues, while protecting our reputation and managing risks at the same time?
  • How do we truly balance and serve more stakeholders, beyond shareholders, especially through turbulent times?

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand how corporate claims on impact can be perceived and challenged by different stakeholders
  • Learn how to prioritise stakeholders and engage them as allies and endorsers
  • Draw on the experience to better design impact initiatives and communication

Speakers

Rachel Catanach

President & Senior Partner, Greater China

FleishmanHillard

Rachel Catanach

President & Senior Partner, Greater China

FleishmanHillard

Current Chair of PRHK and President of Greater China for FleishmanHillard, Rachel Catanach is responsible for the firm’s Greater China operations and a highly sought-after senior counsellor on branding, sensitive issues and reputation management. She’s a strong advocate for the PR industry and a regular commentator on industry issues.

12:45 – 13:00

Integrating Tree-Planting Into Your Business

What is transparent tree-planting? How do we do this? What can transparent tree-planting do for you and your business?

Learnings

  • How technologies can enable transparent and engaging tree-planting
  • How EcoMatcher’s customers use transparent tree planting in their businesses
  • EcoMatcher’s global “footprint” and short term plans

Post-Event Actions

  • Pilot transparent tree-planting in the business
  • Jointly explore innovative business models that integrate transparent tree-planting

Speakers

Bas Fransen

CEO and Founder

EcoMatcher

Bas Fransen

CEO and Founder

EcoMatcher

Passionate about addressing the climate crisis with technology and innovative business models. Proven track record in product and portfolio development, global partnerships, marketing, sales, and growth strategies for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Planting more trees, eating less meat, and buying less stuff.

Sponsored by

EcoMatcher

EcoMatcher, a certified B-Corporation, plants trees and complete forests with vetted foundations and NGOs from around the world specialized in planting trees. Through technologies, EcoMatcher knows everything about each tree planted offering full transparency. Each tree can be virtually visited. Companies use trees for corporate gifts, rewards, loyalty, and employee engagement programs. EcoMatcher is a strategic partner of the United Nations.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

Plant 10 million trees by 2021 and prepare for 1 billion trees planted by 2023.

Legal Name: EcoMatcher

13:30 – 14:45

Colliding 6 Forms of Capital

Join us for an unusual mix of perspectives and cases to explore critical intersections between the six forms of capital: Natural, Social, Human, Intellectual, Manufactured & Financial Capital. How do we value and prioritise each one? How can we move to a more integrated approach in daily decisions?

Learnings

  • Explore the undervaluation of natural capital & social capital through local cases
  • Debate the overextension of human capital and manufactured capital in Asia
  • Interweave the role of intellectual and financial capital in business decisions
  • Cross-feed ideas for transitioning toward sustainable value creation

Post-Event Actions

  • Learn how to factor in different forms of capital and value in your decisions
  • Reflect on how the shift toward integrated metrics may affect your organisation
  • Review how your current approach could evolve toward creating Shared Value

Speakers

MODERATOR

Martina Mok

Head of Programmes & Partnerships

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Martina Mok

Head of Programmes & Partnerships

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

As Head of Programmes & Partnerships, Martina manages member services and builds tri-sector partnerships to promote the adoption of Shared Value. Drawing from tri-sector experience in public relations and sustainable business, Martina believes in the power of collaboration and corporate social innovation for scalable, sustainable development.

Jeffrey Andrews

Social Worker

Christian Action – Centre for Refugees

Jeffrey Andrews

Social Worker

Christian Action – Centre for Refugees

An Indian by descent, Hong Kong-born and raised Jeffrey Andrews is one of the first ethnic minority registered social workers in Hong Kong. Committed to helping refugees and minority rights, in 2014 he travelled to the United Nations in Geneva to speak about the issues of segregated schools. He has been featured in numerous documentaries, news articles, TV programmes. He has received The Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation awarded in recognition of his dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the enhancement of racial harmony and integration to Hong Kong. Recently been selected as 2019 JCI Top Outstanding young persons and also 2019 Cathay Pacific’s Change Makers award and his beloved football team Manchester United recognised him as one of 7 Global heroes. He has been with Christian Action’s Centre for refugees for 11 years as a social worker and now assistant manager.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Promote understanding and action in addressing systemic racism for advancements through community led initiatives within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

Pushing diversity and inclusion practices at the heart of racial equity through engaging different sectors of society to Integrate the elimination of Systemic Racism, and highlight racial and ethnic discrimination, in order to bring about change to corporate and community responsibility and continuing to provide platform for dialogues, racial and cultural bridging initiatives.

Mathew Gollop

Managing Director

ConnectedGroup/Recruit4Good

Mathew Gollop

Managing Director

ConnectedGroup/Recruit4Good

Mathew has been in the executive search industry since 1997 and in Asia (with ConnectedGroup) since 2001. In addition to leading the business, Mathew has helped define and shape ConnectedGroup’s social purpose, and his team support the not for profit community in Hong Kong, connecting talent to help amplify worthy causes.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To continue building a talent-oriented capacity enhancing platform for the not for profit community.

Athena Ng

Board Member

Friends of the Earth (HK)

Athena Ng

Board Member

Friends of the Earth (HK)

Athena Ng is the Board Member and Honorary Treasurer of Friends of the Earth (HK), one of Hong Kong’s most prominent and long established green groups. She is a CFA Charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant of Hong Kong and the State of Virginia. She is a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential holder and a Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) of The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). Athena holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from The University of Virginia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Advocacy of decarbonisation through green finance education.

Vivien Teu

Partner, Head of Asset Management & ESG

Dentons Hong Kong LLP

Vivien Teu

Partner, Head of Asset Management & ESG

Dentons Hong Kong LLP

Vivien Teu is a corporate and commercial lawyer with focus on the financial institutions sectors, specialised in investment funds, financial services and related regulatory matters. Vivien has extensive experience in providing strategic advice on legal and regulatory issues in the structuring of asset management, investments or financing arrangements, investment funds and collective investment schemes, joint ventures, private equity and private M&A, and other commercial as well as private clients wealth management matters, across key jurisdictions, asset classes and structures.

As a thought-leader and as a strong believer of responsible capital and social finance, Vivien has dedicated efforts on ESG and impact focus within her investment funds and corporate legal practice, as well as advising on private and corporate foundations, charities, social enterprises, philanthropy and impact. Since joining Dentons, Vivien is part of the Global ESG Leadership Group and the Co-Lead for Sustainable Finance.

Vivien is a member of the advisory board of AVPN – Asia’s largest impact funders network, and is separately also a director of EMpower Hong Kong – The Emerging Markets Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that supports at-risk youth in emerging market countries.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021

Bringing others along on ESG and impact, through intentional and extensive internal and external engagements, contributing to capacity and knowledge building in the broader legal and market ecosystems.

Supported by

Friends of the Earth (HK)

Friends of the Earth (HK) was established in 1983 as a charitable organization. It is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent green groups with a vision to promote a healthy and sustainable environment for all. FoE (HK) hopes to make Hong Kong climate ready for a resilient and sustainable future.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

  1. SDG 11. Sustainable Cities and Commitments
  2. SDG 13. Climate Action
  3. SDG 17. Partnership for the Goals

15:00 – 16:15

Reimagining Tri-sector Models for Decent Housing

Land is arguably Hong Kong’s most highly valued resource, and housing one of our most complex social issues. As a case study for innovative tri-sector partnerships, how can collaborative social housing models help alleviate the crisis? We delve into two current large-scale projects in a dialogue with civil society voices to dissect this wicked problem.

Learnings

  • Reveal the compounding factors underpinning local land value & housing supply
  • Showcase social housing efforts in progress between uncommon partners
  • Open up a candid dialogue between stakeholders on access, equity, affordability

Post-Event Actions

  • Learn how tri-sector partnerships can be designed to tackle systemic issues
  • Understand how broader community development creates ripple effects
  • Consider how tri-sector collaboration could be applied to your issues of focus

Speakers

MODERATOR

Dorothy Lam

Co-founder & Chief Catalyst

Dream Impact

Dorothy Lam

Co-founder & Chief Catalyst

Dream Impact

With a multi-dimensional background and experience in emerging technology, social innovation and arts in New York City, Hong Kong, Berlin & Abu Dhabi, she integrates various disciplines of wellness, resilience and innovation of how businesses can integrate community-driven and human-centric solutions to solve today’s pressing social issues. Having successfully built a network of 140+ social startups, NGOs, universities, impact investors and corporates to work on cross-sector collaborations, Dream Impact is the leading impact ecosystem builder in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

We are driven to channel capital to scale the most promising projects and to bridge corporates, NGOs and universities to work with direct service social enterprises to maximize reach and impact.

Charles Ho

Project Director (Social Housing)

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Charles Ho

Project Director (Social Housing)

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Mr. Charles Ho is the Project Director of Community Housing Movement in The Hong Kong Council of Social Services (HKCSS). Charles joins the Hong Kong Council of Social Service since 2013. He is currently managing social housing projects and advocating affordable housing for the grassroots families through the Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To combat housing poverty and build a health living environment for people of different ages.

Howard Ho

Senior Project Manager

Transport and Housing Bureau

Howard Ho

Senior Project Manager

Transport and Housing Bureau

Howard Ho is a Senior Engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing housing projects. His work covers the project management, contract administration, design analysis, building control, cost evaluation and quality assurance.

Currently Howard is working as a Senior Project Manager to take part in the development of transitional housing in Transport and Housing Bureau.

Suvan Law

Deputy Director

Christian Concern for the Homeless Association

Suvan Law

Deputy Director

Christian Concern for the Homeless Association

Suvan Law is the Deputy Director at CCHA, providing support and services to homeless and people living in poor housing. She has served the underprivileged for over 20 years including “cage home” residents and unwed pregnant women in HK; refugees in the U.S.; university students and needy children in Mainland China. Suvan has a Master’s in Social Work and is a registered social worker.

Dr Jane Lee

Director

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Dr Jane Lee

Director

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Dr. Jane Lee is Director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican) Welfare Council. In 2008, she initiated an annual event, Social Enterprise Summit and served as the Chair for 9 years. She was Founding Chief Executive of Hong Kong Policy Research Institute and now remains as a member of the Board of Directors. Currently, her engagement in government committees includes Chair of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force., Commission on Poverty, Community Care Fund Task Force, Antiquities Advisory Board, Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation, Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for the Better Living, Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee.

In NGOs, she is Executive Committee Member of St James Settlement, Council Member of Sheng Kung Hui St. Christopher’s Home Limited, Vice-chair of Management Committee of HKSKH Lady Maclehose Centre.

In education, she serves as Chair and Supervisor of the IMC of SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, Supervisor of The True Light Middle School of Hong Kong, Vice-chair of School Council of Macau Anglican College, Vice-chair of School Council of Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau), Council Member of St. John’s College, The University of Hong Kong, and Member of Board of Governors, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education.

Andy Mok

Senior Project Manager

Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.

Andy Mok

Senior Project Manager

Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.

Andy Mok has been working in real estate development for more than two decades and is now the Senior Project Manager in Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. Being an architect and working as a project manager for years, his works cover from government municipal complex to comprehensive commercial development; from project planning to development handover; from private residential development to transitional housing for those in need.

Supported by

Dream Impact

Dream Impact is a community of socially minded entrepreneurs. We share the same vision in creating collective social impact through our businesses and together develop an innovative and resilient network.

Dream Impact is registered in Hong Kong as a limited company by shares. We are inspired by the guiding principle of UK’s Community Interest Company. Our profits, will be divided into three equal parts, one-third will be re-invested to grow the company, one-third will be donated to social causes aligned with our mission, and one-third will be shared by staff and directors.

16:30 – 17:45

Redesigning Our Value Systems

Come hear from Mark Kramer, co-author of “Creating Shared Value,” on the new “hybrid metrics” approach and why we need systemic overhaul for impact. Then join our newly designed Wheel of Fortune game show with players from diverse business and impact perspectives as they strive to balance People, Planet & Profit – with your input.

Learnings

  • Compare how different “systems” – financial, manufacturing, philanthropic – make contrasting decisions on the same scenarios based on value priorities
  • Examine how systems of value measurement and impact management are evolving and converging, across management, reporting, investing and more
  • Learn how to reconcile tensions & start making decisions with Shared Value lens

Post-Event Actions

  • Learn about changing frameworks to measure and communicate value and impact
  • Understand how evolutions in the private and civil sectors may affect each other
  • Apply Shared Value thinking in designing strategies, programmes and metrics with partners

Speakers

MODERATOR

Simon Cox

Senior Economics Writer

The Economist

Simon Cox

Senior Economics Writer

The Economist

I write about economics and China’s development for The Economist. I’ve spent 15 years with the magazine, including stints in London and Delhi. In 2014, I became an investment strategist and Managing Director for Bank of New York Mellon, before returning to the paper in 2016.

Ronna Chao

Chairperson

Novetex Textiles

Ronna Chao

Chairperson

Novetex Textiles

Ronna is Chairperson of Novetex Textiles Limited, a textile industry market leader with operations across Hong Kong, China, and Asia. Since joining the family-run business in 2010, she has spearheaded initiatives that challenge and improve industry standards and practices, including The Billie System, an innovative textile recycling process.

As CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited and a Director of Novelpark Investments Limited, Ms. Chao’s responsibilities cover investment and portfolio management, and property redevelopment. Ms. Chao is also CEO of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI).

Ms. Chao has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University, and earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Mark Kramer

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

FSG

Mark Kramer

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

FSG

Mark R. Kramer, a former lawyer and venture capitalist, is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. Mark co-authored the seminal article “Creating Shared Value” which won the 2011 McKinsey Award for best article in the Harvard Business Review. In 2000 Mark and Prof. Michael Porter founded FSG, a global mission-driven consulting firm which supports the Shared Value Initiative and the Collective Impact Forum.

Gabriel Wilson-Otto

Director, Sustainable Investing

Fidelity International

Gabriel Wilson-Otto

Director, Sustainable Investing

Fidelity International

Gabriel works closely with Fidelity’s investment professionals to integrate sustainability considerations into investment processes, develop proprietary sustainability ratings, identify long term sustainable investment trends and strategic opportunities, and represent Fidelity’s sustainable investment capabilities to clients.

Gabriel joined Fidelity from BNP Paribas Asset Management’s (BNPP AM) where he was Global Head of Sustainability Research and managed the global ESG Analyst team. He joined BNPP AM from Goldman Sachs where he was Head of GS SUSTAIN Asia (Goldman Sachs ESG equity research team).

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.

Ruby Yong

Program Director

The D. H. Chen Foundation

Ruby Yong

Program Director

The D. H. Chen Foundation

Ruby is Program Director of The D. H. Chen Foundation, a Hong Kong-based private philanthropic organization founded by Dr. Din Hwa Chen, also Founder of Nan Fung Group. Aspiring to build a compassionate society, the Foundation has been endeavoring to steer innovative, impactful and sustainable community philanthropic initiatives in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other parts of the world to enrich lives.

Ruby is also a Board Director of several Hong Kong non-profits including Teach for Hong Kong, Shakespeare4All and Voice of History, which all share the mission of promoting educational equity, innovation and diversity.

All sessions are subject to change.