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Wednesday 05 October 2022

Rethinking People & Purpose

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Purpose is the new Profit. In recent years, purpose is emerging as a competitive advantage and a powerful way to blend business and society. But how can businesses capture this opportunity for better change? How should organisations prioritize purpose to give customers, suppliers, employees and investors the ultimate reason to support and go the extra mile for them?

Rethinking People & Purpose is designed to activate a stronger supporting ecosystem to advance purpose-led values, and to inspire purposeful leadership and future talents for Hong Kong’s business community.

11:00 – 11:10

Opening Welcome: Rethinking People & Purpose

Speakers

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Mr. Francis Ngai is the Founder of Social Ventures Hong Kong. As an Impact Designer for cities of the future, he has founded and incubated hundreds of social innovation projects since 2007, with an innovation portfolio that spans Hong Kong’s first venture philanthropy fund, notable social start-ups (Green Monday, Light Be social housing, Hatch co-working factory, COMM,ON community clubhouse, Playtao Education), and next generation impact talent programmes (Creative Beings youth apprenticeship, House of Social Innovators impact holidays and the Social Leaders Programme).

In order to empower the ecosystem of NewUrban movements like “Purpose Business & Start-up”, “Exponential Philanthropy”, “Impact Storytelling” and more, Francis founded SONOVA and COSMOS together with co-partners within SVhk. They provide professional services on impact and communications advisory, capacity building and collaboration support to corporates, foundations, SPOs and the public sector.

11:10 – 12:00

Places with Purpose: Impact Partnerships to Build Prosperous Neighbourhoods for All

From local employment, community arts to people-centric programming, more and more organisations are looking at ‘software’ development as a complement to ‘hardware’ innovations enabled by placemaking to uplift Hong Kong’s neighbourhoods and its communities. How has this place-based approach fared in Hong Kong so far and to what extent is cross-sector partnerships critical to early successes?

Learnings

  • A place-based approach offers a geographic focus to unite local resources to build better social and economic prospects. Why does this matter and how can this approach be applied as a business strategy to co-create more prosperous and inclusive neighbourhoods?
  • What are the secret ingredients to unlocking successful and effective cross-sector collaborations at a district level?
  • Which local neighbourhoods may serve as strong local models of impactful place-based partnerships, and which ones may require more attention in the future development of Hong Kong?

Post-Event Actions

  • Rethinking opportunities for place-based impact: what are the needs specific to the local communities closest to your base of operations?
  • Rethinking actions in place: how can your organisation take action to address local needs and thrive together with the local community?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy / Co-Founder

Social Ventures Hong Kong / COSMOS

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy / Co-Founder

Social Ventures Hong Kong / COSMOS

​​Florence Cheng is the Head of Impact Strategy at Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) and Co-Founder of COSMOS, its corporate impact consultancy arm. She is an experienced social leader dedicated to driving business and community partnerships, including the Community Resilience Fund (award-winning bridging loan facility for social enterprises) and Business with Purpose (an impact movement to advance businesses as a force for good).

 

Leo Chan

Service Development Manager

Woopie Social Enterprises

Leo Chan

Service Development Manager

Woopie Social Enterprises

Mr Leo Chan is the Service Development Manager of Woopie Social Enterprises / Woopie Foundation, and is responsible for identifying local community service needs as well as exploring potential service models in line with Woopie’s vision including but not limited to high-quality community care and diversified support services for the elderly ageing in place.

My Sustainable Development Goals for 2022:

A sustainable innovation-based service model is fundamental to the development of the elderly care service sector in facing the opportunities and challenges of a super-aged society.

Virginie Goethals

Managing Director and Co-Founder

RUN HK

Virginie Goethals

Managing Director and Co-Founder

RUN HK

Virginie Goethals is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of RUN Hong Hong. The organization focuses on on trauma rehabilitation through sport and education for the most vulnerable refugees and aims at creating an inclusive and diverse society in Hong Kong and beyond.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to support pathways that lead to cross sector partnerships that promote diversity and inclusion in Hong Kong leading to sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Vickie Ho

Director of Communications

Rosewood Hong Kong

Vickie Ho

Director of Communications

Rosewood Hong Kong

A seasoned communication professional from the luxury and fashion industries. Before Rosewood, Vickie co-created engaging experiences and digital content with creatives and brands in Lane Crawford; and rolled out its Sustainability programme globally. In 2020, she joined Rosewood Hong Kong and launched the Business-meets-purpose BluHouse restaurant and local empowerment initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I believe in buying less fast fashion and wearing clothes more before throwing away. Bring their own mug for coffee and reduce single use paper cups.

Dr Carmen Ng

General Manager (Elderly Services)

Hong Kong Housing Society

Dr Carmen Ng

General Manager (Elderly Services)

Hong Kong Housing Society

Dr Carmen Ng is a senior social work executive with broad experience in strategic planning, stakeholder management, service development and operations. Carmen is responsible for formulating strategies and overseeing the operations of elderly housing and related services of the organisation. Prior to that, Carmen had held leadership roles in various social services organisations to steer the development of new service models to respond to the changing needs of the society.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To promote social sustainability through fostering intergenerational solidarity, the younger and older generation shall be brought together to maximise social capital, in order to improve quality of life of all ages.

With thanks to

12:00 – 12:15

Case Sharing: House of Social Innovators

How can we move from purpose to impact? Introducing House of Social Innovators – an impact fellowship pilot that empowers working professionals as the next generation of impact intrapreneurs through intensive learning, work experience and personal impact forward plan.

Learnings

  • How can we reconnect with our talents to explore the intersection of our inner lives and the future we want to build?
  • What are the tested methods to activate a sense of purpose and experiences learnt from our pilot cohort?

Post-Event Actions

Stay tuned to Social Ventures Hong Kong and our House of Social Innovators LinkedIn page on the latest updates.

Speakers

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy / Co-Founder

Social Ventures Hong Kong / COSMOS

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy / Co-Founder

Social Ventures Hong Kong / COSMOS

​​Florence Cheng is the Head of Impact Strategy at Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) and Co-Founder of COSMOS, its corporate impact consultancy arm. She is an experienced social leader dedicated to driving business and community partnerships, including the Community Resilience Fund (award-winning bridging loan facility for social enterprises) and Business with Purpose (an impact movement to advance businesses as a force for good).

 

12:15 – 13:05

The New Impact Makers: Reigniting Purpose, Passion and Pursuit of Change Among Young Professionals

The Great Resignation signals a “purpose gap” particularly among young professionals as many navigate the tensions between personal and business values. How can young professionals, who want more to life, find new ways to work towards building the future they would like to see? And what can their employers offer to earn the loyalty of their future leaders?

Learnings

  • Nearly 9 of 10 millennials indicated they were willing to take a pay cut to work at a company whose mission and values align with their own, says a 2018 LinkedIn Workplace Culture Report – why is this so important to our young people?
  • How can our young professionals bring together their personal and professional purpose across different sectors in Hong Kong?
  • What are the opportunities for businesses to engage young talents through building a purpose-led workplace culture? And what are the ways to overcome practical challenges and balance business demands?

Post-Event Actions

  • Personal reflection: what is your “why”, and your personal “purpose statement”? What are the opportunities to integrate your “why” in your everyday work?
  • Company reflection: Do you feel your organisation has a purpose-led workplace culture? What is the one thing that can bring your talents together under a common goal, and how can that be further developed to foster a positive sense of belonging and togetherness?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Rachel Wong

Assistant Manager, Impact Capital

Business with Purpose

Rachel Wong

Assistant Manager, Impact Capital

Business with Purpose

Rachel is an Assistant Manager in the Purpose Capital team at Social Ventures Hong Kong which designs new platforms for capital, ranging from grants to investments and extra-financial resources, to have a social impact. A key area she focuses on is in purpose leadership and talent programmes such as the Asia Social Innovation Award and House of Social Innovators to empower the next generation of young impact leaders. She is also a Manager on AVPN’s Hong Kong team. Prior to SVHK, she worked in financial services and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Global Business and Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya (Barbie)

Executive Officer

The Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya (Barbie)

Executive Officer

The Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya is a Hong Kong-born Bangladeshi. She is currently an Executive Officer at the Institute of Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

She is pursuing her Master of Laws in Human Rights [LLM(HR)] at the University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Law).

A member of the Commission on Children, she helps to drive work for the benefit of children concerning policy development regarding research and public engagement, children with specific needs, children protection, rights and development. She is also the Coordinating Committee member of the Project for Adaptation, Inclusion and Social Integration for Ethnic Minorities.

She is also a DreamBacker, who assists student-initiated projects to become a reality through awareness-building, mentorship, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing support. All projects seek to make a genuine difference in the community through creative solutions that align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Jeff Tang

Partner, Financial Services Leader, Greater China and ASEAN People Advisory Services

Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited

Jeff Tang

Partner, Financial Services Leader, Greater China and ASEAN People Advisory Services

Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited

Jeff leads the People Advisory Services practice for Financial Services clients in the Greater China and ASEAN regions at EY. Based in Hong Kong, he focuses on helping clients deliver their organizations’ vision by putting people at the center. He brings an understanding of strategic and functional HR knowledge along with commercial and business acumen to help organizations successfully realize strategic potential and drive tangible results.

As a leader, he is also one of EY’s thought leaders in the areas of Executive Remuneration, Performance Management, Talent Management, Workforce Strategy and Transformation.

Jeff currently co-chairs EY’s diversity & inclusivity network UNITY, and serves on EY’s global team in driving cultural activation for the organization.

Lee Williamson

Regional Editorial Director, Power & Purpose and Business Director, Gen.T, Hong Kong

Tatler Asia

Lee Williamson

Regional Editorial Director, Power & Purpose and Business Director, Gen.T, Hong Kong

Tatler Asia

Lee Williamson is a Hong Kong-based journalist with over a decade of experience in Asia. He leads Power & Purpose, a new platform encompassing Tatler’s thought leadership content, events and experiences across Asia, including Gen.T, Front & Female and Asia’s Most Influential. He was selected as a WAN-IFRA Young Media Leaders Fellow 2020.

Stephanie Yau

Counsellor

Stephanie Yau

Counsellor

Stephanie is a counsellor with professional training at HKU and qualified as a national certificated play therapist. Since 2020, she has completed over 300 counselling hours and 2 years of training in several humanistic approaches. In her career in branding and public relations field, she has curated over 1000 media coverages and over 50 programmes and events, including community events.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Stephanie hopes we can co-create a healthy community in which everyone can involve and strengthen communities by empowering others who feel vulnerable, and also allowing ourselves to accept help.

Supported by

With thanks to

13:05 – 13:55

The Future of Corporate Wellness: Integrating Purpose, People and Planet

In the post-pandemic era, physical and mental health are emerging as a top social impact priority among businesses of all sizes. But can we rethink wellness more holistically? How can businesses capture this renewed attention and activate change also for the wider community and our planet?

Learnings

  • The pandemic has taught us that wellness will remain a priority for a long time to come – in what ways should conventional definitions of wellbeing be challenged and reimagined? What are the local and global trends on this?
  • What are the good-practice models to engage busy citydwellers to prioritise health and wellness to achieve shared prosperity for our people and the planet?
  • How might businesses and community organisations take action together to make Hong Kong a “Wellness City” by 2030?

Post-Event Actions

Rethink the potential synergies and opportunities across existing talent engagement and social impact programmes against the eight dimensions of holistic wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial and environmental

Speakers

MODERATOR

Titania Woo

Executive Director

The Hong Kong Management Association

Titania Woo

Executive Director

The Hong Kong Management Association

Ms Woo joined the HKMA in 1995 and is now the Executive Director overseeing departments of Council and Committee, Finance and Accounting, HR, Administration, Membership and Management Services. Under her insightful leadership, the HKMA launched the Hong Kong Sustainability Award in 2016 and the “Business with Purpose” platform in 2021.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

With sustainability being one of the HKMA’s core values, Ms Woo aspires to accelerate the purpose movement in Hong Kong and “The Decade of Purpose Business”.

Graham Barkus

Chief Health Officer

EQ Lab

Graham Barkus

Chief Health Officer

EQ Lab

Graham Barkus works with leaders and organisations to integrate health & wellbeing into personal and professional development strategies and practice. His approach brings together an extensive background spanning cognitive-behavioural and integrative health coaching, lifestyle medicine and conflict/dispute resolution, to help clients individually or collectively make better change, faster.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I would love to see health and wellbeing integrated into our understanding of sustainability, and sustainability integrated into business strategy, rather than treated and resourced as a separate set of actions and outcomes.

Yuman Chan

General Manager, Bupa Hong Kong

Yuman Chan

General Manager, Bupa Hong Kong

Yuman has over 26 years of experience working in Asia, Europe and the US in roles related to technology, change, risk management, operations and strategy. As the General Manager for Bupa in Hong Kong’s insurance business, Yuman works with leaders across Hong Kong to offer smart and sustainable healthcare solutions to customers, as well creating an employee culture where people at Bupa are supported to feel at their best.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Making a better world is a focus for Bupa – we recently planted 1,000 local species seedlings on 10,000 square feet of woodland across Hong Kong’s trails. This initiative inspired me to do more away from the office too. Whenever I can, I get involved with beach cleans or litter picking when out hiking. Hong Kong’s beautiful landscape gave so much to us during the pandemic, so I believe it’s important to raise awareness with each other and for generations to come.

Gigi Lau

Head Marketing and Sustainability

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Gigi Lau

Head Marketing and Sustainability

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Gigi has been in the food industry for over 10 years, from working in high street restaurant group to now corporate catering services. As the Head of Marketing and Sustainability at Compass Group in Hong Kong, she takes great ownership in building better communication channels to actively promote Compass’s Social Purpose strategy which builds around People, Safety, and Sustainability to all the stakeholders.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Food is our Passion. This has always been the motto at Compass. Being part of this family and also loving food everyday, I hope to see how we can spread the words out to wider channels to promote and educate on stopping food waste and also the benefits and ways of pursuing a healthier diet to across different generations.

Andes Leung

Co-founder and CEO

RunOurCity Foundation Ltd.

Andes Leung

Co-founder and CEO

RunOurCity Foundation Ltd.

Start up RunOurCity in 2013. Since then, 13,000 students have trained for running 10km with significantly improved their physical and mental health. Out of which over 50% are underprivileged groups. Organized large scaled races such as HONG KONG STREETATHON with average 10,000 runners in single event.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More healthy lifestyle in terms of both physically and mentally including youth, families and SEN students.

With thanks to

13:55 – 14:00

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Titania Woo

Executive Director

The Hong Kong Management Association

Titania Woo

Executive Director

The Hong Kong Management Association

Ms Woo joined the HKMA in 1995 and is now the Executive Director overseeing departments of Council and Committee, Finance and Accounting, HR, Administration, Membership and Management Services. Under her insightful leadership, the HKMA launched the Hong Kong Sustainability Award in 2016 and the “Business with Purpose” platform in 2021.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

With sustainability being one of the HKMA’s core values, Ms Woo aspires to accelerate the purpose movement in Hong Kong and “The Decade of Purpose Business”.

Rethinking Urban Resilience and Liveability

Sponsored by

In Partnership with

Our cities are facing an unprecedented resilience crisis, with our heavy dependence on a global industrialised food system that relies on an unsustainable linear production to disposal model. The global pandemic has further exposed our vulnerabilities, alongside the breakdown of global and national food supply chains. With 70% of the world’s population (6 billion) projected to live in cities by 2045, there is a strong and urgent case for cities to strategise and redesign the way forward.

Farm the City is a movement that brings together practitioners and stakeholders to explore how urban farming can be the catalyst towards greater climate and urban resilience. Through integrating ecology, urban agriculture and the built environment into a regenerative urban ecosystem, we aim to collaboratively imagine and design the blueprint of our future green cities – powered by local, circular food production models.

14:30 – 14:45

Opening Welcome: Farm the City

In the face of rapid urbanisation and the accelerating climate crisis, cities and their residents have to step up from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. Through this session, we challenge the conventional role of urban farming as a simply production asset, and aim to drive a radical rethinking of a holistic eco-system that integrates urban agriculture with urban development to achieve climate resilient and more liveable cities.

Learnings

  • Is urban farming the key driver to help cities to achieve toward a greater end and impact?
  • What are the key crisis points within our food system that can be changed to contribute towards climate action, and a more regenerative city?

Post-Event Actions

  • How can we encourage partnerships and eco-system thinking across multiple stakeholders to drive greater city resilience?
  • Urban agriculture has been heralded as a solution, but can it deliver?

Speakers

Andrew Tsui

Co-Founder and CEO

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Andrew Tsui

Co-Founder and CEO

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Andrew is an impact entrepreneur. After working 15 years in both the public and private sectors, he co-founded Rooftop Republic. His team developed an award winning Urban Farming As A Service model which transforms buildings into circular food hubs that makes growing food simple and close to everyone.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  1. Pick more food from regenerative farming that is better for our health and planet.
  2. Make local produce more accessible to city dwellers to reduce food miles.
  3. Support enterprises that are making real and lasting impacts.

14:45 – 15:45

Designing a Resilient City: Empowering Cross-Sector Collaboration for a Sustainable Future with a Strong Sense of Purpose

COVID-19 has drawn renewed focus on the importance of resilience in Hong Kong as the city struggles to cope with the rapid social swings, changing social-economic patterns and disruptions in food supplies. The city is in desperate need of a new collective medium that enables multiple stakeholders to work together to build a resilient city. What can cross-industry collaboration achieve through creating impact from the ground-up, and how do initiatives like urban agriculture create a platform for actionable, lasting change?

14:45-15:00 Solo presentation by Wallace Lam, Managing Director Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

15:00-15:45 Panel discussion

Learnings

  • How is urban farming helping each sector to find meaningful purposes to fulfil their pledge to build a sustainable, more resilient city?
  • What are the concrete solutions that building owners and the private sector can adopt towards a regenerative city?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on leading companies’ sustainability approaches, technical experience, and cross-sector collaboration.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Chiao Chang

Project Director

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Chiao Chang

Project Director

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Chiao brings a diversified background and experience, having been trained in civil and environmental engineering before pursuing a career in learning and development at Cathay Pacific. Passionate about nature and sustainability, he believes education and awareness are key drivers towards positive impact. Now, as Project Director at Rooftop Republic, he leads the team to deliver successful urban farm projects that align with our clients’ environmental and social objectives, with the aim of driving greater engagement and awareness around how we as citydwellers engage with our food, our environment and our communities.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Whether it’s for consumption, creation or simple enjoyment, when being tempted by convenience, my goal is to ask myself and see everyone to be more conscious with the daily decisions being made.

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica is the Head of Sustainability of MTR Corporation responsible for developing sustainability-related policies and strategies and driving sustainability initiatives for the Corporation. She is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in environmental and corporate sustainability. Jessica is a member of several international and local sustainability-related committees including UITP’s Sustainable Development Committee and HKGCC’s Environment & Sustainability Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Examiners of HKMA’s Hong Kong Sustainability Award.

Wallace Lam

Managing Director Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Wallace Lam

Managing Director Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Mr Wallace Lam is DBS Bank’s Managing Director and Deputy Head of Institutional Banking Group, Hong Kong. He joined the bank in Sep 2021.

Mr Lam is responsible for managing and growing the bank’s franchise in the large corporate and mid-cap businesses in Hong Kong, as well as overseeing the strategic advisory and syndicated finance business.

Before joining DBS Hong Kong, Wallace was the Head of Corporate, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong at HSBC. With over 26 years of experience with HSBC, Wallace has held various senior management positions, including Head of High Yield Capital Markets for Asia-Pacific, Head of Client Coverage for Commercial Banking in China and Co-Head of Global Banking in Hong Kong.

Wallace graduated from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA, with a double emphases in Finance and Marketing.

Serena Wong

Deputy Head, Asia Purpose & Sustainability

Veolia

Serena Wong

Deputy Head, Asia Purpose & Sustainability

Veolia

Serena’s mission at Veolia is to make Purpose & Sustainability a business as usual in every aspect and everywhere in Asia. With an environmental management background, she focused on waste, urban agriculture, SDGs and in-house sustainability topics along her career journey in a wide spectrum of sectors, including government, social enterprise start-up, academia and MNC.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To nurture a community of active and passionate changemakers at work to amplify their local impact

With thanks to

15:45 – 16:45

Buildings and Liveability: Envisioning a New City Landscape

Placemaking, conceptualising around authentic interactions, and solidifying planet-first behaviours through design and programming will be among the ingredients that form the urban blueprint of the future. How does elevating the role of a localised circular food system add value to the dynamics of urban design and city planning? Through interactions among practitioners and sharing of case studies, this session aims to illuminate the opportunities and the challenges of designing for a new city landscape centred around food regeneration models.

15:45-16:00 Solo presentation by Tiffany Lau, Executive Director, Head of Urban Ecosystems, JLL Asia Pacific

16:00-16:45 Panel discussion

Learnings

  • Cities around the world are finding new means for city development – how is urban agriculture becoming the driving force for this new phase of development?
  • How can this positive change be effected and permeate across all levels of spaces – from the nucleic level of an office, to the living organism of the city?

Post-Event Actions

  • To gain insights and formulate a vision for future cities and neighbourhoods.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Wendy Y. Tsai

Project Director / Lead Member

The Oval Partnership / Urban Land Institute

Wendy Y. Tsai

Project Director / Lead Member

The Oval Partnership / Urban Land Institute

Wendy Tsai is a Registered Architect with international experience and multidisciplinary expertise in retail and hospitality, residential, master planning, interior and FF&E design. Highly perceptive to the macro swings in trends and tuned into the social impacts these have on community building and demographic shifts, Wendy approaches design with a strategic planning vision, that ventures beyond the physical built environment. Leveraging wide interests and understanding diverse perspectives, she works with client teams to curate bespoke narratives and develop holistic product positioning that continually evolve and adapt with time.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

In current and upcoming projects, I aspire to have client buy-in on actively implementing sustainable practice, thinking, and materiality for a more resilient future.

Alexander M. Duggie RLA, FHKILA, RLA, CMLI, HKIEIA, HKIUD, HKIQEP, BEAM Pro (NB, EB, ND)

Managing Director

URBIS Limited

Alexander M. Duggie RLA, FHKILA, RLA, CMLI, HKIEIA, HKIUD, HKIQEP, BEAM Pro (NB, EB, ND)

Managing Director

URBIS Limited

Sandy is a Registered Landscape Architect, a Fellow of the HKILA and, for the past 27 years, the Managing Director of URBIS Limited, a multi-award winning design consultancy focusing on town planning, urban design and landscape design. He is particularly concerned with the sustainable design of the public realm.

Tiffany Lau

Executive Director, Head of Urban Ecosystems

JLL Asia Pacific

Tiffany Lau

Executive Director, Head of Urban Ecosystems

JLL Asia Pacific

Tiffany Lau is the Head of Urban Ecosystems for JLL Asia Pacific, with a base in Hong Kong. She has 18 years of experience within the real estate industry, primarily focused on repositioning and redeveloping commercial real estate in New York City and Hong Kong. Tiffany was also the Executive Director for Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hong Kong, overseeing the Hong Kong Chapter with a mission to demonstrate leadership in the responsible use of land.

With an extensive global network, she has worked on a number of high-profile projects including the repositioning and redevelopment of Penn Plaza, Industry City, and various public-private partnerships and creative asset management strategies for a diverse citywide portfolio of commercial properties and land holdings during her time in the Bloomberg Administration.

Tiffany holds and M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York, and a B.A. in Urban Design & Architecture from New York University, and has been on various boards for ULI, Columbia University, and is currently a Steering Committee member of WalkDVRC, an NGO focused on walkability in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Prioritise people, specifically in the areas of liveability, walkability, and social equity. I hope to see the inclusion of Universal Design standards to truly ensure HK is a great city for all – that enables our elderly to “age in place”, and future generations to participate in its continuous evolution.

Wing Leung

Director

M Moser Associates

Wing Leung

Director

M Moser Associates

Wing has more than 30 years of experience in workplace project management. He has a loyal client base including many well-known businesses within the multinational corporate sector. As a Director at M Moser Associates, he brings experience in project integration, revitalisation and design excellence to deliver innovative projects across the globe.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

We actively support our clients’ net zero aspirations by developing advanced tools to implement low carbon strategies and deliver measurable high performance. We further support their ESG objectives through our integrated project delivery and multi-disciplinary expertise.

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16:45 – 17:30

The Future of Impact with New Tech

The wave of new technology, from web3, blockchain and even the metaverse has created a ripple effect across sectors ranging from retail, gaming, art and real estate. What are the opportunities for the impact eco-system to tap into these technologies to change the game around generating, tracking and amplifying impact?

Learnings

  • How does innovation and tech drive sustainability in real estate?
  • How does technology help to accelerate impact and strengthen tracking methodology?
  • New technologies to be discussed include application of blockchain into impact tracking, Green NFTs and Web3 to create new social-focused user experiences, open up new fund-raising avenues, and activate new collaborative cross-sector partnerships.
  • Sectors to be covered would include impact/NGO sectors as a whole but also to explore and investigate the role of technology in creating impact towards greater urban resilience.

Post-Event Actions

To expand our horizons in the application of new technology in generating greater impact across all sectors.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Charles Ho

Marketing Manager

The Wall Street Journal

Charles Ho

Marketing Manager

The Wall Street Journal

Charles Ho is Marketing Manager at The Wall Street Journal, overseeing global subscribers benefits and the loyalty proposition WSJ+ for The Wall Street Journal. Immersing himself in an international team, Charles spearheads WSJ+’s global strategy and members retention – from students through to professional memberships and networks. The Wall Street Journal now has the largest membership in its history. Alongside this he is responsible for the Asian@DJ, Pride@DJ, and DJ Wellness initiatives across the region.

With twenty years of experience in the media industry, Charles joined Dow Jones from the Financial Times where he served as Campaign and Marketing Manager for FT Live. He is currently based in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

A paperless office, less number of meetings but more sharing.

Andy Ann

CEO & Chairman

NDN Group

Andy Ann

CEO & Chairman

NDN Group

Andy is a serial entrepreneur, author and impact investor. He is an expert in digital transformation and a venture builder that founded NDN Group in 2002. He built over 30 ventures from pure ideas to multimillion dollar exits.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Supporting humanity to making dreams to reality possible.

Jessica Cheung

Co-founder, Operations Director

Hong Kong Impact Data Consortium Chain (IDCC)

Jessica Cheung

Co-founder, Operations Director

Hong Kong Impact Data Consortium Chain (IDCC)

Jessica has co-found IDCC, a non-profit organization supported by SIE Fund, to develop impact measurement capacity building and digital transformation for social innovation ecosystem in Hong Kong. She worked with 9 key impact intermediaries and over 100 no. of Social Purpose Organizations in the past 2 years, to develop their impact models with progressive use of Web3 technologies powered by ixo.

Jessica also regularly teaches Urban Design studio and Smart Cities course in CUHK, Jessica’s goal is to integrate people-centered design in sustainable living with her impact practice.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Always understand people’s needs on the ground while bringing new technologies to empower communities.

Kenneth Wong

Strategic Account Director

Google

Kenneth Wong

Strategic Account Director

Google

Kenneth Wong is a strategic account director on Google’s cloud team, which supports customers on cloud journey. He has a passion for sustainability and helps customers achieve their sustainability goal. Before Google, he also worked for Amazon, Microsoft and MySpace.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

My goals is to protect the planet and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Supported by

17:30 – 17:35

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Andrew Tsui

Co-Founder and CEO

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Andrew Tsui

Co-Founder and CEO

Rooftop Republic Urban Farming

Andrew is an impact entrepreneur. After working 15 years in both the public and private sectors, he co-founded Rooftop Republic. His team developed an award winning Urban Farming As A Service model which transforms buildings into circular food hubs that makes growing food simple and close to everyone.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  1. Pick more food from regenerative farming that is better for our health and planet.
  2. Make local produce more accessible to city dwellers to reduce food miles.
  3. Support enterprises that are making real and lasting impacts.

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Thursday 06 October 2022

Rethinking Workforce Transformation

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In today’s business world, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has power far beyond buzzwords. In addition to being the right thing to do from a moral perspective, there is also a compelling business case for launching DEI programmes in our workplace.

Key discussions in Rethinking Workforce Transformation will address DEI as a business and communication strategy, and why creating a culture of respect and belonging in which all employees feel empowered to contribute their best will only serve to benefit our organisations in the long term.

10:30 – 11:20

The New Business Imperative: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion