EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

Cross-Sectoral Approach to Overcome Decarbonisation Challenges: A Case Study by Cathay Pacific

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 16:55 - 17:45

Location: Sustainable Partnerships Theatre

Decarbonisation

Overview

The aviation industry has recognised Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as the main lever to meet its net-zero 2050 target. However, transitioning into SAF offers its own challenges. In this session, learn about how Cathay Pacific is working with its value chain and corporate customers to accelerate the transition.

Learnings

  • The decarbonisation challenges facing airlines and users of aviation services
  • The importance and challenges of Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  • How corporates can meet indirect emissions reduction that is aligned with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)
  • Creative solutions and cross-sectoral collaboration to tackle decarbonisation challenges

Post Event Actions

  • Understanding your organisations’ carbon footprint related to aviation activities
  • Set your indirect emissions reduction target
  • Increase understanding and commitment with the use of renewable energy for air travel

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu is Executive Director at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change models and impactful public policies. His current focuses are on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He has successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government stakeholders to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.

In his previous roles in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Lawrence led environmental sustainability and occupational health & safety projects across Asia Pacific and coordinated emerging technology management, circular economy and green chemistry research.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Despite these difficult times, we must remain forward looking and anticipate the time of recovery. Even more so, we are now in a favourable position to make fundamental policy decisions to rethink our economic model, making it fit for a low carbon missions world, and to set course for a better, sustainable, and more liveable future for Hong Kong.

Grace Cheung

Group Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Cathay Pacific Airways

Grace Cheung

Group Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Cathay Pacific Airways

Looking after sustainable development and corporate social responsibilities for the Cathay Pacific Airways Group, Grace is a firm believer that commercial organisations have a responsibility to be proactive in terms of their environmental practices and have an obligation to give back to the communities they operate in.

Jonathan Drew

Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia-Pacific

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Jonathan Drew

Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia-Pacific

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Jonathan Drew leads the ESG Solutions Group for Global Banking at HSBC.  Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Jonathan started his banking career more than 20 years ago in London and after working in rapidly emerging Latin America and raising capital for large scale projects in the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia and notably China.  During this time, he has been involved in successful transactions across a wide range of sectors including advising on and arranging finance for projects and business across industrial and services sectors including energy, manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure, with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored products including to meet the often large and always specific needs of clients. In recent years Jonathan has also been responsible for the structuring and delivery of sustainable bonds, loans and other financial support for corporate and institutional clients as well as collaborating with colleagues across businesses in the creation of sustainable investment opportunities. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and also founding chair of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Delivering capital solutions to enable clients to transition and grow their business to be resilient and create real value for their stakeholders.

Peter Lee

General Manager, Sustainability

Airport Authority

Peter Lee

General Manager, Sustainability

Airport Authority

Mr. Lee is the General Manager, Sustainability of the Airport Authority. He supports, guides and advises the Authority on the formulation and implementation of long-term sustainability strategies. He also leads and manages all environmental matters related to the planning and implementation of the Expansion of the Hong Kong International Airport into a Three-Runway System, which is to maintain Hong Kong as an international aviation hub at the heart of Asia Pacific region. Before joining the Airport Authority in June 2012, Mr. Lee has over 20 years’ experience in environmental and engineering consultancy, leading and managing the EIA studies for a number of major infrastructure and urban development projects such as Kai Tak Development, Integrated Waste Management Facilities, Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A, Deep Bay Link, and so on. Mr. Lee is a founding fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals and the Secretary General of the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund and the Fisheries Enhancement Fund.

Nik Sam

Assistant Manager, Corporate and Community Sustainability

WWF-Hong Kong

Nik Sam

Assistant Manager, Corporate and Community Sustainability

WWF-Hong Kong

Mr. Nik Sam joined WWF-Hong Kong in 2017. Nik is leading the Low Carbon Operation Programme designed to empower corporates in transitioning to net zero.

He also dedicates time to climate policy research and stakeholder engagement, with a recent publication “Broader Application of Biofuel in Hong Kong” advocating for the development and deployment of waste-based biofuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in greater China region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Risk also means opportunities to turn B-A-U into something innovative and extraordinary. It is time for all climate and sustainability actions to come to life!

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