EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

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 Alex Cheung, Managing Director, 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.

Alex Cheung

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group

Alex Cheung

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group

Mr. Alex Cheung joined DBS in July 2009 and is responsible for growing the bank’s franchise in the corporate and commercial banking businesses in Hong Kong.

He is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of corporate and commercial banking experience with diversified industry, product and institutional exposure.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

As a purpose-driven bank, DBS has a role to play in addressing sustainability issues. Our approach to sustainability is guided by a sense of purpose to create value for the long term, by managing our business in a balanced and responsible way.

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