2023 Brochure released!

Going Circular

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 12:00 - 12:40

Location: BEC Sustainable Business Theatre

Circular Economy

Overview

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

Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting / ADM Capital Foundation

Helga Vanthournout

Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting / ADM Capital Foundation

Helga helps organisations around the globe set powerful sustainability agendas and find the straightest path towards circular models. Through Wealth of Flows Consulting and ADM Capital Foundation, 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 2022:

Get the new HKSAR government set its sights on a more comprehensive, powerful waste management strategy for Hong Kong. Continue to initiate, and make circular economy models more accessible for HK companies.

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

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

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

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

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 2022:

Push for change or it pushes you

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