EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

Unlocking the Power of Environmental Innovation

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 11:40 - 12:30

Location: Future Leaders Stage

People & Purpose

Overview

Key to securing the future of our planet is the next generation of ecopreneurs, whose innovative solutions represent the power of an environmentally and technology-savvy generation keen to bring about real and concrete change.

Learnings

  • Sharings of venture journeys and the opportunities and challenges of bringing their ideas to fruition
  • What challenges do young entrepreneurs face in funding and scaling their innovations?
  • How can businesses best tap into Hong Kong’s next generation of ecopreneurs, and support their aspirations for sustainable development through innovative thinking and actions?

Post Event Actions

  • Consider how your company and industry are engaging youths and young professionals in creative innovative solutions in line with our sustainability agenda.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Marina Chan

Senior Director & Head of Education

MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Marina Chan

Senior Director & Head of Education

MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Marina designs and leads learning experiences on innovation and entrepreneurship for Fortune 500 company executives, university students and high schools, with a focus on integrating SDGs in the venture creation process. Her career background spans banking, telecoms, and social entrepreneurship. She holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Make more sustainable choices by changing values and attitudes, expand our circle of concern and consider the full value chain.

Natalie Cheung

Melo Fellow Class of 2021

Project Melo

Natalie Cheung

Melo Fellow Class of 2021

Project Melo

Natalie is a Class of 2021 of Project Melo. She and her team collaborated with the CEOs of Shui On and Hang Lung by organizing a Sustainable Food Competition during XinTianDi Restaurant Week. The competition promoted awareness in sustainable food through engaging internal F&B tenants and external customers.

Natalie graduated with a BSc in Environmental Management and Technology in 2022. She currently works on ESG, Climate and Sustainability consulting and risk advisory.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Driving sustainability transformation through meaningful engagements and co-creation between Hong Kong’s youth and leaders from all sectors.

Deevansh Gupta

Co-Founder

Breer

Deevansh Gupta

Co-Founder

Breer

Deevansh is the Co-Founder of food-tech startup – Breer. Recently graduated from HKUST, he has a keen interest in brand strategy and social entrepreneurship, which is what drives his efforts at his company. He is passionate about making a difference in the world, and is using his skills to work for projects that focus on sustainability.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Over 2022, I hope to see a Hong Kong that has a greater understanding of the environmental problems that plague the world, and a community that is more conscious about their consumption and production choices.

Sharon Ng

Founder and CEO

Sootable

Sharon Ng

Founder and CEO

Sootable

Sharon is a Biological Science class of 2022 graduate from HKUST. She has always loved nature and her environmental awareness amplified when she took up the Environmental Science course where she gained knowledge about different types of environmental pollution which made her realise the severity of harm that Earth was facing. Therefore, she hopes to remedy it by cleaning up the waste that people has left behind, and to take a step further, transforming them into useful products.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Although VOCs have a short lifespan in the atmosphere, they are still greenhouse gases (GHGs). If we overlook them and do not carry out policies to curb them, we will lose a great opportunity to block a large source of GHG emission and hence, pollute the atmosphere continuously without limitations. Therefore, I hope the government will draft more policies to prevent any GHGs from reaching the atmosphere, which will improve climate change.

Vriko Yu

Co-founder and CEO

archiREEF

Vriko Yu

Co-founder and CEO

archiREEF

Vriko is the CEO and Co-founder of archiREEF, a CNN-featured green tech company which invented the world’s first artificial reef structure 3D-printed in terracotta. archiREEF is offering a one-stop solution for corporations to achieve greater environmental impact with a team of marine biologists, coral researchers and 3D printing technicians.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Let’s talk more about #ecosystemrestoration and #biodiversity

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