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Sustainable Aspects for Consumer Products: Role Play with Consumers, Manufacturers, Traders, Certifiers and YOU

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 11:45 - 13:15

Location: Workshop C

Circular Economy

Overview

Sustainable Products? How to define? What’s in it for me? Pain-points and solutions.

Learnings

  • What is a sustainable product?
  • Who decides the criteria to measure sustainability?
  • Who checks the product and process as per these sustainability criteria?
  • How can you identify products that are more sustainable?
  • These are the questions that will be identified during this role play workshop.

Post Event Actions

  • How should sustainable products be incentivised?
  • Should sustainable products become the norm?
  • Discuss in your communities, at your workplaces, with your family and friends

Speakers

Martin Fan

Managing Director

TUV Rheinland Hong Kong Ltd

Martin Fan

Managing Director

TUV Rheinland Hong Kong Ltd

Martin has more than 17 years of experience in the Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) industry. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Council of Testing and Certification, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification, and circular economy advisory group of Business Environment Council. He wishes to use his knowledge and experience and share more ideas for a better, safer, greener and sustainable world.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

From government, business community, to each individual, I wish we all can have the sustainability mind-set and have real actions on it.

Elsa Pau

Founder & CEO

BlueOnion Group

Elsa Pau

Founder & CEO

BlueOnion Group

Elsa is a finance industry veteran focusing on sustainable, responsible, and impact investing. She advocates for investor protection and drives compelling propositions that benefit real change for the finance community. She is the Group CEO and founder of the FinTech portal, BlueOnion. Her latest venture, BlueOnion, promotes responsible investing by exposing the stewardship practices of asset managers, insurers, pension providers, and public companies. Her mission for BlueOnion is to steer financial services providers on the pathway of ethical approaches to address climate change and social injustice, helping investors achieve optimal returns with the highest moral responsibilities. Before creating BlueOnion, she was the Owner-operator of the 25-year-old publication, Benchmark, and a series of Wealth and Asset Management Awards Programs, Forums, and Quality Study operated under the Benchmark brand. She currently serves as an investment governor of a family office in Asia and a Committee member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Services Development Fund.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

May there be less talking and more walking, less pressurized regulation and more authentic actions, less bureaucracy and more collaboration between governments and the private sectors to drive real Sustainable Development Goals

Sheila Shek

Director, Sustainable Sourcing Environment

Adidas

Sheila Shek

Director, Sustainable Sourcing Environment

Adidas

Experienced Leader in Environmental Affairs with a demonstrated history of working in the sporting goods and apparel &footwear industry. Experience in industry collaboration on sustainability agenda and be an active advisory member in ZDHC group. Skilled in Environment management , Chemical management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Training, Product Development, and Fashion. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Chemical Technology from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Rodney Thu, Ph.D.

Director of Quality Assurance

Hasbro

Rodney Thu, Ph.D.

Director of Quality Assurance

Hasbro

Rodney Thu received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Hong Kong and has been working for Hasbro for 9 years. As the Director of Quality Assurance at Hasbro, his team is responsible for the quality of high risk material suppliers, vendor in-house & 3rd party testing laboratories, and monitoring of toy regulations (AP focused) & updating the internal Hasbro policies.

Rakesh Vazirani

Global Head of Sustainability Assurance, Business Stream Products

TUV Rheinland

Rakesh Vazirani

Global Head of Sustainability Assurance, Business Stream Products

TUV Rheinland

Connecting the dots between Risks (industry-specific, geographically-sensitive) AND Capital (Human,Material,Environmental). Rakesh leads Sustainability Services for TUV Rheinland’s Products Business Unit spread across 12 countries measuring the carbon footprint of a product, to quantifying sustainability impact metrics. Rakesh is member of European Union TAB on Environmental Footprint and ISO ESG Group

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Increased Transparency of commitments, vision, progress, and IMPACT.

Helga Vanthournout

Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting / ADM Capital Foundation

Helga Vanthournout

Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting / ADM Capital Foundation

Helga helps organisations around the globe set powerful sustainability agendas and find the straightest path towards circular models. Through Wealth of Flows Consulting and ADM Capital Foundation, she brings over 20 years of professional experience, accumulated at McKinsey & Company, the European Chemicals Bureau, and others. Helga authored many critically acclaimed reports on the Circular Economy, including with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Get the new HKSAR government set its sights on a more comprehensive, powerful waste management strategy for Hong Kong. Continue to initiate, and make circular economy models more accessible for HK companies.

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