2023 Brochure released!

Sustainable Development – The New Ambition Powering Hong Kong’s Conglomerates

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 12:10 - 13:00

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Redefining Value

Overview

Conglomerates are full of complexity with large, diverse businesses spread across different industries and countries. Each business experiences its own unique set of challenges and opportunities for sustainable development. How are Hong Kong’s conglomerates addressing the most pressing social and environmental risks today, taking on leadership roles to drive systemic change throughout their multi-industry companies, and facing these issues head on while maintaining value creation?

Learnings

  • How to identify, understand and manage the myriad ESG risks across multi-industry companies
  • How to move from risk to opportunity – from risk to resilience
  • The internal governance – policies, mechanisms, oversight and support – that is essential to take a leadership position on key sustainable development issues
  • How to systemic drive change throughout a large, complex organization
  • How to leverage innovation and collaboration to inspire ambition levels

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insight on how some of the world’s most complex organizations are navigating sustainability across different industries and countries
  • Understand the characteristics of strong governance to help raise levels of ambition for sustainable development
  • Explore how to turn risks into leadership opportunities to make meaningful impact at the scale that’s needed to address today’s most pressing issues

Speakers

MODERATOR

Eileen Gallagher

Associate Director, Sustainability & Climate

BSR

Eileen Gallagher

Associate Director, Sustainability & Climate

BSR

Eileen Gallagher leads BSR’s climate change practice in Asia, working closely with companies to mitigate climate risk, build resilience across the value chain, and accelerate a net zero economy.

Before joining BSR, Eileen was vice president at Edelman, where she implemented strategic sustainability plans for companies to optimize resources, source responsibly, and build community engagement programs. While at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Eileen advanced policy solutions on climate change, sustainable development, and urban resiliency.

Eileen holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Jonathan Lloyd

Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Jardine Matheson Limited

Jonathan Lloyd

Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Jardine Matheson Limited

Jonathan joined Jardines in January 2018 and has taken a leading role in the development and implementation of the Group’s sustainability strategy over the past three years. He spent many years as a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the UK, Europe and Asia, before joining Tesco, the leading international retailer, in 2005, where he led engagement with investors on ESG matters.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

HK government taking effective steps, including developing appropriate policies, to drive businesses to act ambitiously on climate change, transform for more circular economies and support more inclusive communities.

Ellie Tang

Head of Sustainability

New World Development Company Limited

Ellie Tang

Head of Sustainability

New World Development Company Limited

Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited and K11 Concepts Limited, where she founded the function and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, leads sustainable financing initiatives, and founded Nature Discovery Park at K11 MUSEA.

Dr Mark Watson

Group Head of Sustainability

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

Dr Mark Watson

Group Head of Sustainability

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

As Group Head of Sustainability at John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd, Mark is responsible for setting overall Group strategy on sustainability issues, covering material environmental risks such as climate change, water, energy and waste, social issues as well as overseeing external ESG investor ratings and performance, and green finance initiatives.