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Getting It Right: Synergising Nature and Net-Zero Strategies

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 14:25 - 15:15

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Food & Nature

Overview

Businesses rely on nature for resources, ecosystem services and healthy societies for their own prosperity and continuity. As nature loss exacerbates due to climate change and human ecosystem destruction, businesses are starting to realise the material risks of nature loss for their long-term success – as well as opportunities for incorporating nature and biodiversity into business strategies to ensure long-term viability of business models, stable supply chains, access to new markets and services, and improved relationships with stakeholders.

Learnings

  • Nature and climate change are inextricably connected. At COP26, for the first time, nature was placed firmly on the climate agenda, and biodiversity loss recognised as among our top global risks. In the context of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a compelling case for businesses to address both crises simultaneously.
  • What are the opportunities and barriers for business to synergise commitments to nature and a net-zero pathway?
  • What are some tools and techniques that businesses can use to assess and minimise adverse impacts on ecosystems? How can businesses support biodiversity and conservation initiatives, and promote greater awareness among employees and stakeholders?

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insights on the state of play by the private sector locally, regionally and globally.
  • Rethink how your company and industry can become an agent of change for nature.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lulu Zhou

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific (HK)

The Nature Conservancy

Lulu Zhou

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific (HK)

The Nature Conservancy

Lulu Zhou has has more than 15 years of professional experience in international NGO management and strategic development, and she is currently leading the philanthropy and conservation programs in Hong Kong with The Nature Conservancy. Her responsibility focuses on both building the conservation vision and on-the-ground work locally, and strengthening the supporter base in Hong Kong that ensures TNC’s financial sustainability throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff is a sustainability professional with 11 years of financial services experience. At LGT, she combines her financial services experience with her expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to embed sustainability concepts throughout the organization. Prior to this, Mariam was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she advised asset and wealth managers on ESG integration.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

My goals are to raise awareness on sustainable investing; beak down the complexity of the climate crisis and empower people with knowledge needed to act as a change agent; and continuously improve on my own sustainable lifestyle.

Venisa Chu

Regional Sustainability Director - APAC

L'Occitane Group

Venisa Chu

Regional Sustainability Director - APAC

L'Occitane Group

Venisa leads L’Occitane Group’s sustainability transformation in Asia Pacific focusing on its 3 priorities of climate, biodiversity and diversity and inclusion. She is responsible for crafting APAC’s strategy to align with the Group’s ambition to be B Corp certified by 2023. With over 15 years of experience in sustainability, real estate, and technology sectors, her expertise lies in stakeholder engagement, business operations and strategy, and risk mitigation in North America and Asia.

Venisa holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Bring more attention to biodiversity by highlighting its relationship with climate change. She would like to see systemic change in rewarding those who contribute to HK’s net zero plan both at the personal and commercial levels.

Teresa Hartmann

Director, Market Formation

International Emissions Trading Association

Teresa Hartmann

Director, Market Formation

International Emissions Trading Association

Teresa Hartmann is the Director of Market Formation at IETA, focusing on integrity in carbon markets. Previously, Teresa worked at the World Economic Forum as the was the Lead for Climate and Nature, developing initiatives on net zero, industry decarbonization and natural climate solutions. Prior to joining the Forum, Teresa worked on sustainable finance and the SDGs at UNEP, the UN Secretariat and GIZ.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

A big uptick on climate and nature action

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