ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Designing a Resilient City: Empowering Cross-Sector Collaboration for a Sustainable Future with a Strong Sense of Purpose

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 14:45 - 15:45

Location: Sustainable Communities Theatre

Redefining Value

Overview

COVID-19 has drawn renewed focus on the importance of resilience in Hong Kong as the city struggles to cope with the rapid social swings, changing social-economic patterns and disruptions in food supplies. The city is in desperate need of a new collective medium that enables multiple stakeholders to work together to build a resilient city. What can cross-industry collaboration achieve through creating impact from the ground-up, and how do initiatives like urban agriculture create a platform for actionable, lasting change?

14:45-15:00 Solo presentation by Wallace Lam, Managing Director Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

15:00-15:45 Panel discussion

Learnings

  • How is urban farming helping each sector to find meaningful purposes to fulfil their pledge to build a sustainable, more resilient city?
  • What are the concrete solutions that building owners and the private sector can adopt towards a regenerative city?

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insights on leading companies’ sustainability approaches, technical experience, and cross-sector collaboration.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Chiao Chang

Project Director

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Chiao Chang

Project Director

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Chiao brings a diversified background and experience, having been trained in civil and environmental engineering before pursuing a career in learning and development at Cathay Pacific. Passionate about nature and sustainability, he believes education and awareness are key drivers towards positive impact. Now, as Project Director at Rooftop Republic, he leads the team to deliver successful urban farm projects that align with our clients’ environmental and social objectives, with the aim of driving greater engagement and awareness around how we as citydwellers engage with our food, our environment and our communities.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Whether it’s for consumption, creation or simple enjoyment, when being tempted by convenience, my goal is to ask myself and see everyone to be more conscious with the daily decisions being made.

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica is the Head of Sustainability of MTR Corporation responsible for developing sustainability-related policies and strategies and driving sustainability initiatives for the Corporation. She is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in environmental and corporate sustainability. Jessica is a member of several international and local sustainability-related committees including UITP’s Sustainable Development Committee and HKGCC’s Environment & Sustainability Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Examiners of HKMA’s Hong Kong Sustainability Award.

Wallace Lam

Managing Director Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Wallace Lam

Managing Director Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Mr Wallace Lam is DBS Bank’s Managing Director and Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group, Hong Kong. He joined the bank in Sep 2021.

Mr Lam is responsible for managing and growing the bank’s franchise in the large corporate and mid-cap businesses in Hong Kong, as well as overseeing the strategic advisory and syndicated finance business.

Before joining DBS Hong Kong, Wallace was the Head of Corporate, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong at HSBC. With over 26 years of experience with HSBC, Wallace has held various senior management positions, including Head of High Yield Capital Markets for Asia-Pacific, Head of Client Coverage for Commercial Banking in China and Co-Head of Global Banking in Hong Kong.

Wallace graduated from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA, with a double emphases in Finance and Marketing.

Serena Wong

Deputy Head, Asia Purpose & Sustainability

Veolia

Serena Wong

Deputy Head, Asia Purpose & Sustainability

Veolia

Serena’s mission at Veolia is to make Purpose & Sustainability a business as usual in every aspect and everywhere in Asia. With an environmental management background, she focused on waste, urban agriculture, SDGs and in-house sustainability topics along her career journey in a wide spectrum of sectors, including government, social enterprise start-up, academia and MNC.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To nurture a community of active and passionate changemakers at work to amplify their local impact

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