ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Mastering Data Management to Optimise ESG Efforts in SMEs

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 15:30 - 16:20

Location: BEC Sustainable Business Theatre

Redefining Value

Overview

Accurate and timely data is an important element in ESG management to assist enterprises quantifying their performances in environmental, social and governance factors with objective standards and methods. In recent years, ESG data has become a critical consideration for investors, clients or regulators in decision-making, calling on SMEs to prioritise ESG data management on their agenda. This session will discuss the importance of ESG data for SMEs and how data can be effectively utilised to help review performances, identify supply chain risks, make crisis management decisions and draw business and investment opportunities.

Learnings

  • Why ESG data is essential for SMEs’ businesses, such as reviewing performances, identifying risks, driving businesses and attracting investments?
  • How should SMEs set up appropriate ESG data management strategy?
  • What are the challenges of SMEs in collecting accurate and timely operational data in regard of ESG performance indicators? What solutions are available?
  • Suggestions on how SMEs can effectively integrate data management into business operations

Post Event Actions

  • ESG data does not only play an important role in assessing performances, but also has specific functions in business development and attracting investments
  • With limited resources, SMEs should strategically invest in ESG data management, including on Social and Governance indicators, to help identify pain points and business risks, as well as to enhance transparency to clients
  • Nowadays, ESG data management tools are widely available to support SMEs in managing data effectively
  • SMEs shall rethink how useful ESG data can be collected in their daily operation to support management and business development, and lay foundation for longer-term growth

Speakers

MODERATOR

Clara Chan

Executive Deputy Chairman

Federation of Hong Kong Industries

Clara Chan

Executive Deputy Chairman

Federation of Hong Kong Industries

Ms Clara Chan is the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and the Chairman of ESG Committee in the Federation. She is also the Representative of Lee Kee International Limited, a leading solutions provider for metals in China and ASEAN region.

Herbert Chia JP

Venture Partner

Sequoia Capital China

Herbert Chia JP

Venture Partner

Sequoia Capital China

Former Vice President of Alibaba Group, Member of Governance Committee of Hong Kong Growth Portfolio, Member of Digital Economy Development Committee and Board of Director of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

It is both the opportunity and challenge for Hong Kong companies to achieve proper digital transformation, the companies must first understand “Big data” as a game-changer in the way companies make sustainable decisions and manage their business.

Miranda Kwan

Director, Knowledge Solutions

SGS Hong Kong Limited

Miranda Kwan

Director, Knowledge Solutions

SGS Hong Kong Limited

Miranda Kwan is currently the Director of Knowledge Solutions, SGS Hong Kong Limited with more than 20 years of management experience in the Testing, Inspection & Certification Industry. Miranda is mainly responsible for the overall strategy and management of the International Certification, Sustainability, Training and Technical Consultancy Services.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope Hong Kong can be one of the most innovative sustainable region in the world to let different stakeholders to sustainable growth together.

Derek Yuen

Partner, ESG Reporting and Assurance

KPMG

Derek Yuen

Partner, ESG Reporting and Assurance

KPMG

Derek joined KPMG China in 2020 and provides assurance and ESG advisory services to wide range of clients. Derek is a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Sustainability. He has been advising clients on ESG strategy from formulation to execution and assisting clients to drive business transformation to achieve sustainable growth.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I look forward to an accelerated move towards net zero, where a sustainable lifestyle is promoted and prioritised, and our carbon footprint is measured and accounted for.

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