ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Human Factor Fresk: Is our Brain our Biggest Enemy or Strongest Ally for Sustainable Behaviour Change?

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 11:00 - 13:15

Location: Change Makers Stage

Redefining Value

Overview

How can we transform the way we do business to align profit with purpose, to create shared value?

SVIHK will co-host this session with Humans Matter, specialists in cognitive design, to explore how to accelerate sustainable measurable change.

Participants will be invited to play the Collaborative Game, which leverages cognitive science, to help diagnose what factors hinder or trigger our ability to change and adopt new behaviours, individually and collectively.

Learnings

Understand the links between our brain and the ability to adopt new behaviours in order to accelerate personal and corporate transformation required to create shared value.

Post Event Actions

Having understood what factors can develop our ability to take action, delegates can rethink the cognitive strategies they put in place to engage their teams in their corporate sustainable transformation toward shared value.

Speakers

Karen Choi

Partnership Development Representative

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen Choi

Partnership Development Representative

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen knows how instrumental a people-centric approach is to winning trust and working effectively with clients in all functions at companies of all sizes and across all industries.

Growing up in Hong Kong, living a year in Germany, Karen has a proven track record in client relationships management, partnership and community development, and event organisation. Before joining SVIHK, Karen worked in the German Chamber of Commerce as a bridge between the German and Hong Kong businesses. Leading some German corporate delegations in the energy industry, she discovered how business can play a role and positively impact the environment and society. She now puts all her energy into rallying companies, government and society’s partners through purpose-driven partnerships.

A sports enthusiast, Karen knows persistence and patience are essential for impactful change.

Ludovic Curtil

Director

Keep Learning Ltd

Ludovic Curtil

Director

Keep Learning Ltd

Innovating with technology in the apparel industry for more than 12 years, Ludovic always focused on bridging gaps and creating value through interdisciplinarity thinking. Today, he is exploring ways to leverage knowledge, technology and collaborative intelligence to nurture & accelerate individual and collective change.

Ralph Leonard

Development Director

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Ralph Leonard

Development Director

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Ralph has earned extensive experience during his some 40 years in Asia.  He has carried out charitable fundraising for global and local NGOs, in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, the Philippines and around Asia helping raise some US$300 million dollars.

Ralph has a deep and broad knowledge of philanthropy, Boards and management, due diligence and risk management in the Asian context.

Ralph has provided strategic advice, counsel, and extensive prospect research on major gift fundraising, prospect stewardship, and solicitation in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and China.  He has developed pan-Asia major gift fundraising strategic plans and capacity reviews.

Working over the decades to achieve Asian philanthropic impacts, Ralph aims to ensure CSV delivers a force multiplier to increase profits while impacting societies for good around Asia.

Virginie Ostrowski

Communications & Marketing Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginie Ostrowski

Communications & Marketing Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

As a Communications and Marketing professional, Virginie has devoted most of her career to purpose-driven organisations. She has the intimate conviction that collaboration between corporations, government and civil society is paramount to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Originally a journalist, Virginie turned to communications to leverage her professional skills towards society needs. From e-health to sustainable development, she helped raise awareness and drive change on critical issues. Before joining SVIHK, she was for several years Head of Communications in an organisation bringing together academics, public bodies and private companies to pioneer sustainability in transport and energy infrastructure.

Passionate by impact and innovation, Virginie brings her strategic and operational communications capacities to Shared Value Initiative. Originally from France, she has lived in Germany, Eastern Europe, Canada and Hong Kong, where she started sailing and open-water swimming.

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

With over 10 years in partnership, community management, and brand strategy, Karen believes that the most impactful changes can be achieved with purposeful collaborations. Before joining SVIHK, Karen was the Regional Brand and PR lead for National Geographic, where she oversaw the marketing, communications and brand strategy for Hong Kong Southeast Asia. She also managed the Explorer Community, aligning impactful brands with changemakers across Asia through common purpose and impact.

Passionate about social and environmental equity, Karen is determined to drive impact at scale through cross-sector partnerships.

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Leading private and social enterprises for over 25 years in multilateral, culturally diverse environments, Virginia is passionate about bringing to life innovations that impact our society.

Virginia has a demonstrated track record of securing strategic partnerships between corporations, governments, and non-profits to deliver on social impact projects. She started her career in telecommunications, building satellites, and the distribution of free-to-air television across 60 countries in Asia.

Seeing the uptake firsthand, Virginia focused on education, believing that investing in people is the key driver for impactful change. Bringing together diversity and crossing cultural divides is a pathway to create Shared Value in our world, aligning purpose with profit.

After serving on the board of several educational institutions, Virginia is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Adecco Group Foundation in Switzerland a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

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