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Carbonless Asia Challenge – Hong Kong

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 17:00 - 17:45

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Decarbonisation

Overview

To meet its carbon targets, industries in Asia need to decarbonize – fast. This session will introduce some Carbonless trailblazers, and preview the upcoming Carbonless Hong Kong Challenge.

Learnings

  • State of play re: decarbonization challenges and strategies emerging in Asia
  • Introduction to specific players’ decarbonization priorities and game plans
  • Carbonless Asia’s collaborative approach to accelerating decarbonization

Post Event Actions

  • Measure internal corporate progress towards decarbonization vs. those shared on the panel
  • Explore new technologies, approaches and collaborative mechanisms
  • Contribute to forthcoming Carbonless Hong Kong Challenge

Speakers

MODERATOR

Rachel Fleishman

Head of Partnerships

Carbonless Asia

Rachel Fleishman

Head of Partnerships

Carbonless Asia

A veteran sustainability professional who has worked at the confluence of strategy, business development, advocacy and communications, Rachel focuses on bringing innovative technologies and business models to the urgent task of decarbonizing Asia.

Rachel holds a BA from Tufts University in Boston and an MBA from Kellogg in Chicago.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My goal is to accelerate decarbonization in Asia by connecting critical value chain managers with technologies, materials, software and business models to radically reduce their carbon footprints.

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica is the Head of Sustainability of MTR Corporation responsible for developing sustainability-related policies and strategies and driving sustainability initiatives for the Corporation. She is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in environmental and corporate sustainability. Jessica is a member of several international and local sustainability-related committees including UITP’s Sustainable Development Committee and HKGCC’s Environment & Sustainability Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Examiners of HKMA’s Hong Kong Sustainability Award.

Alexandra Tracy

President

Hoi Ping Ventures

Alexandra Tracy

President

Hoi Ping Ventures

Green Finance Advisor, Friends of the Earth (HK)

Advisor to the World Bank Climate Investment Funds

Former advisor to UN Green Climate Fund

Alexandra Tracy is President of Hoi Ping Ventures in Hong Kong, which she founded to provide research and consulting on green finance and sustainable investment in Asian emerging markets.  She is currently Private Sector Observer to the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, having for several years served as Active Private Sector Observer to the United Nations Green Climate Fund.

Alexandra is a director of RIMM Sustainability Pte Ltd in Singapore and sits on a number of corporate and non profit boards in Hong Kong, including Tom Hugh Limited, where she is non executive Chairman, and the Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation.  She is also a director of the Climate Markets & Investment Association in the UK, and an Advisor to the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology’s Asian Family Business Research Centre, Friends of the Earth Hong Kong and the NDCI.org climate commitment community.

From 2013 to 2019, Alexandra was a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  She acted as non executive Chairman of the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia for six years, stepping down in 2015, and was instrumental in establishing the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change during this period.

Alexandra speaks and writes regularly on sustainable finance, development and infrastructure issues.  She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and MA degrees from Yale University and Cambridge University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Mobilise private capital for green infrastructure.


Gemini Yang

Partner, Financial Risk Management

KPMG

Gemini Yang

Partner, Financial Risk Management

KPMG

Gemini is a Partner in Financial Risk Management team of KPMG Hong Kong. She has 15 years of experience at quantitative analysis and modelling development. Recently, Gemini has been assisting Hong Kong banks on compliance and implementation of their ESG, Climate Risk Management, Climate Risk Stress Testing, etc.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Support on KPMG’s continued focus on delivering growth in a sustainable way and providing climate solutions for member firms, clients and society.