ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

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.

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:

In 2020, only 28% of HK’s fuel mix for electricity generation was from renewables or nuclear. We need to speed up the transition from non-renewables to renewables in order to reduce pollution and most importantly, greenhouse gas emission which leads to global warming.

Hayley Wong

Sustainability Strategist

archiREEF Limited

Hayley Wong

Sustainability Strategist

archiREEF Limited

Hayley drives the sustainability strategies at the recently named Forbes Asia 100 to Watch green tech company archiREEF, which created the world’s first 3D-printed coral reef tiles. Coming from a mixed background of science and communications, she is passionate about translating science-based methodologies into easily comprehensible and actionable ways of ecosystem restoration.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

The United Nations have declared 2021–2030 as the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration – I’d really like to see the city being part of this global effort, especially through innovation and technology, which Hong Kong has always been great at!

Whitney Yu

Melo Fellow Class of 2021

Project Melo

Whitney Yu

Melo Fellow Class of 2021

Project Melo

Whitney joined Project Melo as a Class of 2021 Fellow. During the project, she and her team collaborated with the CEOs of Shui On and Hang Lung by organising a Sustainable Food Competition during XinTianDi Restaurant Week, with the aim of promoting awareness towards sustainable food through engaging internal F&B tenants and external customers.

Currently, Whitney is a final year undergraduate student studying Environmental Management and Technology.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

During this year, I hope to see the Hong Kong community push ahead on Hong Kong’s limited climate ambitions – to “walk the talk” on our Climate Action Plan 2050!

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