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Impact-Driven Partnerships for Systems Change

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 16:15 - 17:30

Location: Change Makers Stage

Redefining Value

Overview

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

Assistant General Manager - Sustainability

Sino Group

Melanie Kwok

Assistant General Manager - Sustainability

Sino Group

Melanie is the Assistant General Manager (Sustainability) of Sino Group, she oversees a range of sustainability projects related to ESG Stakeholder, Stakeholder Engagement and Heritage Conservation. Being a specialist in the realm of Sustainable Development, Melanie has also gained extensive experiences in Sustainable Tourism and Stakeholder Engagement.

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Management from the Imperial College London, a Master Degree of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Postgraduate Degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. She is also a certified Sustainable Tourism Professional by Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Joining hands with our stakeholders in creating better lifescapes.

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.

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