ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

SME Retailers: The Case for Embracing Sustainable Business Practices

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 12:30 - 13:30

Location: BEC Sustainable Business Theatre

Overview

SME retailers often underestimate the value of their contribution towards supporting environmental sustainability. The amplification of SME retailers’ collective power of change will require engagement and collaboration with other ecosystem players, a rethinking of operating models, as well as the deployment of digital technologies to support decision making and the maintenance of growth ambitions and shareholder value creation.

Learnings

  • What does sustainability mean for SME retailers? Why should SME retailers be concerned?
  • What is the state of play in Hong Kong?
  • How can innovation and systematic changes in operating models and logistics, including physical vs online retail spaces, form part of retailers’ green strategies?

Post Event Actions

  • Rethink the role of stakeholder collaboration in facilitating the sustainable transformation of SME retailers.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Andrew Lam, SBS, JP

Steering Committee Member, Wofoo Community Service Network

Wofoo Social Enterprises

Andrew Lam, SBS, JP

Steering Committee Member, Wofoo Community Service Network

Wofoo Social Enterprises

Mr. Andrew Lam is a veteran town planner involved deeply in professional researches and education in parallel with his practice. His professional footprint covers a wide range of projects of various scale and nature, from all over China and Asia to the Middle East and many place else. Mr. Lam is elected as a member of the 7th Legislative Council of the HKSAR.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Capturing the potential of the Greater Bay Area, establish a policy and business platform for developing the needed scale, infrastructure and good practice for carbon-neutral production and trade.

Suki Cheung

Global Commerce and Corporate Communication Director

CN Logistics Limited

Suki Cheung

Global Commerce and Corporate Communication Director

CN Logistics Limited

Suki is a Director of CN Logistics and specialist in modern supply chains and business transformation. With 20 years of on hand experience in the logistics industry, exemplifying her life motto ‘PASSION drives Perfection’, she is an admired TEDx speaker and trainer from Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific.

Petty Lee

Project Manager

St. James' Settlement - Green Ladies & Green Little

Petty Lee

Project Manager

St. James' Settlement - Green Ladies & Green Little

Petty Lee joined St. James’ Settlement since 2013, she is responsible for Social Enterprise (SE) – Green Ladies & Green Little. Petty continues to lead the SE to promote the reuse of ladies fashion and employment for middle-aged women. The secondhand business was expanded to kids market in 2016 with the establishment of Green Little, which provides an eco-shopping platform for parents and kids and further promotes secondhand clothing for sustainable resource use. Green Ladies & Green Little were endorsed with the Social Enterprise Endorsement Mark organized by The Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited.

Samuel Lee

Chairman, Sustainability Task Force, HKRMA

Managing Director, Watsons Hong Kong

Samuel Lee

Chairman, Sustainability Task Force, HKRMA

Managing Director, Watsons Hong Kong

Mr. Samuel Lee joined A.S. Watson Group since 2006 and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director of Watsons Hong Kong in 2019 to lead the team to take the business forward in the fast track of retail. He will continue to redefine the new connected O+O (Offline plus Online) customer journey and drive the acceleration of digital transformation by demonstrating strong team culture of delivering results of data led decisions making and agile execution, putting a smile on customers’ faces.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Watsons commits in sustainability development in achieving its social purpose of “Look Good. Do Good. Feel Great.” and driving O+O (Offline plus Online) sustainability progress under Group’s Greener Stores Global Framework and Watsons’ 2030 Sustainability Targets.

Phoebe Leung

Sustainable Development Manager

Swire Properties

Phoebe Leung

Sustainable Development Manager

Swire Properties

Phoebe Leung is the Sustainable Development Manager of Swire Properties. Her work involves supporting the Company’s Sustainable Development (SD) 2030 Strategy, formulating resource management and circularity strategies, and driving the company’s SD tenant engagement strategy and programmes. Phoebe is a Chartered Environmentalist and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.

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