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Circular Offices: Championing Circularity in Workplaces of the Future

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 14:10 - 14:55

Location: BEC Sustainable Business Theatre

Circular Economy

Overview

By designing out waste and pollution and keeping resources in use, businesses can start to embrace circularity in the very place that defines them – the office. Hear from leaders in the space on how circular economy practices are incorporated in the whole lifespan of an office – from the fixtures and fittings of the building, to office design, furnishings and consumables, daily operation and eventual deconstruction.

Learnings

  • What is the state of play in Hong Kong?
  • How does having a circular office strategy futureproof your business?
  • What are some ways for business to achieve their circularity aspirations in the office, from workplace design, to service and maintenance contracts, procurement practices and waste management for office consumables? What challenges and barriers exist, and how can they be overcome?

Post Event Actions

  • Rethink how your office can embrace circularity by sourcing more sustainably, harness technology for space, energy, resource and waste management.
  • Understand that the way businesses are designed and organised bring benefits beyond meeting circularity goals, such as workforce appeal and retention.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Prof. Carlos Lo

Professor and Head, Department of Government and Public Administration; Director of Centre for Business Sustainability (CBS) at CUHK Business School

CUHK

Prof. Carlos Lo

Professor and Head, Department of Government and Public Administration; Director of Centre for Business Sustainability (CBS) at CUHK Business School

CUHK

Prof. Lo is currently the Head of Department of Government and Public Administration and the Director of the Centre for Business Sustainability at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is dedicated to promoting CSR as a progressive business model that permits corporations and SMEs to achieve business sustainability through the launch and compilation of the Business Sustainability Indices covering SMEs in HK and the listed companies in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area and Greater China.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I wish to see more corporations taking systematic and innovative approaches to deliver benefits to the society, contribute to building a more inclusive and climate-resilient Hong Kong.

Helen Amos

Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong

JLL

Helen Amos

Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong

JLL

Helen Amos, Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong has over 18 years’ experience in the sustainability sector. She specialises in the development and implementation of decarbonisation targets and strategies for both operational and embodied carbon. She brings wealth of knowledge on how to face challenges in achieving carbon reduction in the real estate sector. Helen will leverage her international expertise delivering projects in Asia, Africa and the UK in commercial real estate, retail and industrial assets to drive measurable outcomes, working with both investors and occupiers.

Pamela Hinton

General Manager

Sustainable Office Solutions

Pamela Hinton

General Manager

Sustainable Office Solutions

With over 19 years’ experience as a multi-disciplinary designer, Pamela Hinton has worked on a vast array of award winning, global projects. Inspired by a desire to boost innovation and drive positive change, she joined SOS in 2021. As General Manager for SOS, she supports organisations on their path to decarbonisation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Integration of circular practices, procurement of high quality furniture and sustainable waste management in all corporate real estate projects.

Laurent Meunier

Cofounder, CTO and COO

Spare-it

Laurent Meunier

Cofounder, CTO and COO

Spare-it

Laurent is a software engineer and a green-tech entrepreneur based on Boston, USA. Laurent co-founded Spare-it, a SaaS platform for Workplace Sustainability, leveraging live data from the office to engage employees in taking actions to reduce their impact.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope Hong Kong will continue to invest on waste reduction, both through governmental incentives and private projects. New waste reduction technologies can deliver their full potential if properly funded and promoted.

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