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The Business of Biodiversity (Panel)

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 14:50 - 15:30

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Food & Nature

Overview

Biodiversity is everybody’s business. The source of everything we eat and drink, and most of what we wear and furnish our homes with. It is, like the climate, in extreme crisis. This panel will explore the drivers and opportunities for sustaining and restoring our biodiversity.

Learnings

  • Redefining the universal value of biodiversity
  • Identifying systemic failures that lead to biodiversity loss
  • Highlighting new frameworks for sustaining biodiversity 

Post Event Actions

  • Understand your personal supply chain – explore the source, footprint and natural support systems of your food, clothing and furniture
  • Read the Dasgupta Report (or at least the executive summary) 
  • Make personal and business decisions that respect and support our continuing freedom to enjoy what biodiversity offers
  • Contribute to or be ready for, TNFD

Speakers

MODERATOR

Mike Kilburn

Independent Sustainability Adviser

Mike Kilburn

Independent Sustainability Adviser

Mike Kilburn has built and led cross-disciplinary teams to develop and implement groundbreaking and practical solutions to Hong Kong and the global aviation sector’s sustainability challenges around climate, biodiversity, air quality, and waste for more than 20 years.

Terence Fong

Partner

Environmental Resources Management

Terence Fong

Partner

Environmental Resources Management

Terence has >21 years’ experience in ecological research, environmental management and conservation and is highly familiar with International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards, particularly PS6 and ‘Critical’ habitat evaluation. He has managed, designed and supervised numerous Projects, particularly renewables spanning across wider Asia Pacific region to meet client requirements.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Helping my clients to achieve no-net-loss and/ or net gain for biodiversity.

Chinali Patel

UK Diplomat leading on illicit finance policy

British Consulate General in Hong Kong

Chinali Patel

UK Diplomat leading on illicit finance policy

British Consulate General in Hong Kong

Chinali Patel commenced International Illicit Finance Policy lead role at the British Consulate General in Hong Kong in April 2019 and prior to that was in UK Law Enforcement for 13 years.

The role has a specific focus on policy and strategy – enhancing diplomatic engagement, capability and capacity building in close coordination with HMG, local and international partners to tackle illicit finance.

Chinali also leads on Diversity and Inclusion at the British Consulate including community outreach, collaboration with partners on key initiatives to promote greater diversity and inclusiveness and sharing best practice and learning on various platforms. Chinali has also been a mentor to amazing cross sector mentees over the last 8 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Greater cross sector collaboration and initiatives in achieving sustainability goals and in doing so embedding and nurturing diverse talent.

Nancy Wang

Director, Sustainable Finance

ANZ

Nancy Wang

Director, Sustainable Finance

ANZ

Sustainable Finance specialist at ANZ originating, structuring and guiding for best practice transactions. We are actively engaging with corporates on the transition to a low carbon economy and bringing the diversity of financing formats available in loans, capital markets, and transaction banking to support an inclusive transition.

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