REPLAY RETHINK HK 2021 - ON DEMAND

Sustainable Resources Theatre

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Tuesday 05 October 2021

Rethinking Supply Chains

In Partnership with

Full supply chain visibility has been deprioritised in many businesses and industries over the past decades – resulting in complex and sometimes indirect risks that are significant, material and challenging. The global pandemic has further exposed – and is exponentially increasing – those threats, making it imperative for companies to revisit their supply chain strategies, address systemic risks and improve business resilience.

Full visibility of supply chain performance is key to achieving carbon footprint reduction or even net-zero goals, individually or collectively.  Rethinking Supply Chains will look at the examples from the Apparel, Footwear and Textile industries, and explore how businesses (Brands, Retailers, Sourcing Agents, Manufacturers) have taken collective actions to drive transparency within the supply chain, as well as implement and measure sustainability performance to drive efficiencies and accelerate the adoption of efficient carbon solutions. 

Rethinking Supply Chains will address the challenges across all industries due to the lack of visibility and trusted tools. It will also discuss company best practices, technology trends and solutions, expert insights, and inspiration on managing the complex and ever-changing supply chain.

At the same time, the program will also present how the apparel and footwear industries have been using the Higg Index, a suite of tools measuring the value chain sustainability in a standardized way. The Higg Index was developed by the SAC’s multi-stakeholder membership, collaborating together to transform businesses for exponential impact.

11:00 – 11:10

Opening Welcome

Speakers

Anderson Lee

Business Director

HK Non-Woven

Anderson Lee

Business Director

HK Non-Woven

Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (APAC)

Anderson Lee is a highly respected expert in sustainability issues relating to the fashion industry, manufacturing, business and policy. He spent 7 years serving Sustainable Apparel Coalition as a board member and has founded its APAC division to further enable and advocate for businesses to shift towards more sustainable practices in Asia. In recent years, he is also serving on the board of directors for Redress.

He is also the Business Director of Hong Kong Non-Woven Group, one of the first companies to introduce closed-loop manufacturing facilities and chemical-free low carbon manufacturing processes. An active contributor to various multi-stakeholder initiatives, Anderson is the convenor of the Fashion Industry Development Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Innovation and Sustainability; a Member of the Qualifications Framework, Textiles and Clothing for the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; a voting member of the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group in the USA. Additionally he is on the steering group of a number of government-funded carbon reduction projects and has been a judge for the EcoChic Design Award (now known as the Redress Design Award) for several cycles. Anderson is passionate about igniting change in tomorrow’s fashion leaders.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

We anticipate Hong Kong will continue to evolve and adapt sustainability in ways that few can predict. We have the largest green bond supported from the government and we tend to exceed people’s expectations.

11:10 – 11:55

Achieving Exponential Value Chain Impact Through Standardised Measurement

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” The plethora of tools and approaches now available in the apparel industry for sustainability too often lead to duplication of effort, inefficient use of key resources, green-washing and simply just confusion. What is the importance of alignment on how we measure and report on social and environmental impacts? And why is it critical to delivering the exponential positive impacts needed for the industry in the 21st century?

Learnings

  • Why is it important to have aligned sources of measurement and reporting for the industry that deliver consistency in collecting credible, meaningful, actionable data?
  • How has the Sustainable Apparel Coalition approached this challenge in the last 10 years through the development of the Higg Index Tools? What are the Tools? What have been the challenges and what have been the successes?
  • How does such an aligned approach support all critical value chain stakeholders?
  • What is needed next in the use of tools such as the Higg Index to truly drive positive exponential impact?

Post-Event Actions

  • Review what aligned, collaborative tools, resources and initiatives are available for you in your industry that will support you in delivering the greatest positive social and environmental impacts in your value chain
  • Consider critically your own proprietary programmes and tools, to see whether they really deliver the greatest collective impacts, whether they are duplicative, or whether they add value
  • Establish a plan and roadmap to support, engage and incorporate where necessary relevant tools and approaches into your organisation and systems as you play your role in driving your industry’s positive exponential impact

Speakers

MODERATOR

Anderson Lee

Business Director

HK Non-Woven

Anderson Lee

Business Director

HK Non-Woven

Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (APAC)

Anderson Lee is a highly respected expert in sustainability issues relating to the fashion industry, manufacturing, business and policy. He spent 7 years serving Sustainable Apparel Coalition as a board member and has founded its APAC division to further enable and advocate for businesses to shift towards more sustainable practices in Asia. In recent years, he is also serving on the board of directors for Redress.

He is also the Business Director of Hong Kong Non-Woven Group, one of the first companies to introduce closed-loop manufacturing facilities and chemical-free low carbon manufacturing processes. An active contributor to various multi-stakeholder initiatives, Anderson is the convenor of the Fashion Industry Development Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Innovation and Sustainability; a Member of the Qualifications Framework, Textiles and Clothing for the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; a voting member of the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group in the USA. Additionally he is on the steering group of a number of government-funded carbon reduction projects and has been a judge for the EcoChic Design Award (now known as the Redress Design Award) for several cycles. Anderson is passionate about igniting change in tomorrow’s fashion leaders.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

We anticipate Hong Kong will continue to evolve and adapt sustainability in ways that few can predict. We have the largest green bond supported from the government and we tend to exceed people’s expectations.

Vic Lau

Customer Success Manager

Higg Co

Vic Lau

Customer Success Manager

Higg Co

With 15 years experience in the Corporate Responsibility industry, Vic has a wealth of knowledge working with brands and retails, for a variety of consumer goods. He is particularly insightful in managing Social Labour Programs in the supply chain. A believer of industry collaboration and empowerment in driving positive impact to the environment.

Delman Lee

Vice Chair

TAL Apparel Limited

Delman Lee

Vice Chair

TAL Apparel Limited

Delman leads TAL Apparel on its long-term strategy and continuous innovations with major focuses on digital transformation, disruptive technologies, business model innovations and sustainability. He is responsible for the innovative services and leads the sustainability journey of TAL for the past 15+ years. Delman is the board member of Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the chairman of Hong Kong Sustainability Award of HKMA.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To lead change in how the world sustainably clothes itself.

Angela Ng

Senior Manager, Higg Facility Tools

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Angela Ng

Senior Manager, Higg Facility Tools

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Started out to become a business entrepreneur in the early days of her career, Angela dedicated the last 15 years to social and environmental sustainability, from working professionally with supply chain and business integration to local volunteering. She is on a mission to make a difference to whoever she touches.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Angela works with industry experts to develop an enhanced version of standardised tools that will help the industry to create a sustainable future through sustainable manufacturing practices.

11:55 – 12:40

Decarbonising the Supply Chain

With fashion considered to be responsible for 3-5% of global Greenhouse Gas Emissions, how does and can the apparel, footwear and textile industry decarbonise their supply chains at the speed needed to meet global commitments? What are the key areas for intervention, what tools and resources are available and how should the industry collaborate with key stakeholders to address this huge challenge?

Learnings

  • What are the priority areas for intervention? What are the key tools and resources available to help the industry in material choices, energy choices and efficiency, and innovation in “next gen” materials?
  • What are some of the solutions in these priority areas and how can they be scaled with collaboration and collective action?
  • How can the industry access developing breeds of sustainable finance to invest in solutions and equipment to accelerate the development of low-carbon supply chains?
  • How do lessons learnt from the apparel, footwear and textile sectors apply to the wider industry in terms of goal-setting and actioning on areas of intervention, while mapping progress?

Post-Event Actions

  • Assess the key areas of GHG emissions impact in your supply chain, or identify and engage with organisations and tools to help you assess this
  • Map and identify where your biggest impacts are, and develop a plan and roadmap of action
  • Identify key partners and initiatives to join and work with to deliver the maximum impact

Speakers

MODERATOR

Angela Ng

Senior Manager, Higg Facility Tools

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Angela Ng

Senior Manager, Higg Facility Tools

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Started out to become a business entrepreneur in the early days of her career, Angela dedicated the last 15 years to social and environmental sustainability, from working professionally with supply chain and business integration to local volunteering. She is on a mission to make a difference to whoever she touches.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Angela works with industry experts to develop an enhanced version of standardised tools that will help the industry to create a sustainable future through sustainable manufacturing practices.

Lyn Ip

Global Head of Supply Chain Sustainability

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

Lyn Ip

Global Head of Supply Chain Sustainability

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

I am an ESG professional and a staunch driver/supporter of collaborative initiatives within the industry, who is committed to working with partners across the value chain to create sustainability opportunities and identify best practices and technologies that contribute as agents of change for all.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Drive greater collaboration within the value chain and between industry partners with a focus on sustained and meaningful impact.

Shirley Jane Kwong

Head of Business Development, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Hong Kong

HSBC

Shirley Jane Kwong

Head of Business Development, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Hong Kong

HSBC

Shirley is a seasoned banker with extensive experience spanning across client coverage, product management and business strategy. She leads teams of trade specialists in HK, providing international trade and supply chain finance solutions to businesses of all sizes. Innovation under her leadership include e-commerce merchant finance and ESG initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To be an advocate in spreading the importance & awareness of sustainability lifestyle on a personal front, within the company as well as in putting sustainability solutions for the Bank’s clients.

Joyce Tsoi

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability

VF Corporation

Joyce Tsoi

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability

VF Corporation

Joyce Tsoi is Senior Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability in Global Sustainability & Responsibility Team at VF Corporation. She has over 15 years of industry experience in spearheading corporate social responsibility, environmental management and sustainability in multiple industries including apparel & footwear, electronics, sporting goods, hardgoods, home textiles and accessories. She currently leads VF’s global sustainability efforts across VF’s purpose-led, performance driven supply chain. Through planning and implementation of corporate sustainability strategies, she develops programs and roadmap activities to achieve VF’s sustainability objectives and goals including Science Based Targets. She collaborates widely with internal and external stakeholders to quantify and drive positive environmental impacts in the industries to scale the adoption and verification of Higg Index, wastewater compliance program and energy efficiency & renewable energy program.

Joyce is a chemical and environmental engineer by training, she received honorary degrees from University College London, U.K., Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London, U.K. and a PhD. in Environmental Management and Sustainability from the University of Hong Kong. In addition to her academic credentials, Joyce is a certified carbon auditor, ISO 14001 lead auditor and a fellow member of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM) U.K. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance, University of Hong Kong since 2016. Her teaching interests include environmental management and auditing systems, supply chain and resource management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Half our environment footprint by 2050; Science Based Target, 55% of GHG emissions on all VF’s own & direct operations by 2025, 30% GHG emissions on all VF’s indirect operations by 2030. 100% renewable energy for VF’s owned and operated facilities.

Sponsored by

Headline Sponsor for the Sustainable Partnerships Theatre
Programme Sponsor for Sustainability for SMEs (day 2 / BEC Theatre)

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of $2,976bn at 30 June 2021, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

HSBC is committed to:

• Achieving net zero in our own operations and supply chain by 2030 or sooner
• Supporting our portfolio of customers to thrive through transition
• Dedicating between $750bn and $1trn of finance and investment by 2030 to help our customers transition
• Unlocking next-generation climate solutions

 

12:40 – 13:25

Measuring Social Performance & Impact

“Take care of your people and they will take care of your business”: that’s how the saying goes. Key to walk the talk is to develop tools, operating models, metrics and also the commitment to drive social performance and impact.

Joining us on this panel, are two seasoned Executives who have consistently walked the talk and taken their companies to new heights. Representing two of Hong Kong’s most famous and well-respected apparel companies which are equally involved in manufacturing and retailing throughout Asia: please meet Erik Otto Ryd, Chairman of Hop Lun and Edgar Tung, COO for the Esquel Group.

Learnings

  • How to drive impact on social performance within a global supply chain?
  • What are the trends and opportunities related to the “S” in ESG?
  • What keeps these two Leaders up at night?
  • What are their predictions on sustainable supply chain?

Post-Event Actions

  • Evaluate the ESG risks and opportunities in your business
  • Pick two or three key areas of influence where you can drive sustainable improvement
  • And then, accelerate the change!

Speakers

MODERATOR

Ian Spaulding

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

ELEVATE Global

Ian Spaulding

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

ELEVATE Global

Ian Spaulding is the Founder and CEO of ELEVATE – the industry leader in sustainability and supply chain services globally. Mr. Spaulding is recognized globally as a preeminent thought leader and authority on supply chain social, environmental and business performance. Mr. Spaulding leads ELEVATE to partner with more than 350 global companies to design, build and manage data-driven sustainability linked programs with Assessment, Advisory, Program Management and Analytics.

As an industry leader in supply chain and sustainability initiatives for nearly 25 years in Asia, Europe and the United States, Mr. Spaulding is regularly featured as a speaker at major events and in a range of top-tier media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Bloomberg and CNN. Prior to founding ELEVATE, Ian worked at Sears Holdings, KPMG and BSR. At Sears Holdings, he was the Director of Global Compliance where he pioneered the largest effort to promote greater transparency and continuous improvement among thousands of manufacturing facilities globally.

Erik Otto Ryd

Chairman

Hop Lun

Erik Otto Ryd

Chairman

Hop Lun

Erik Ryd was born in Sweden and came to Hong Kong 35 years ago. He is the founder of Hop Lun and 6ixty 8ight. Hop Lun is one of the largest suppliers of bras in the world and 6ixty 8ight is a playful lingerie brand with 300 stores in Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

With over 30,000 employees, Hop Lun’s priority is that everyone earn a living wage. Other goals include to use at least 25% sustainable sourced material and to increase women in supervisory position.

Edgar Tung

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Esquel Enterprises Limited

Edgar Tung

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Esquel Enterprises Limited

Edgar Tung is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Esquel Group, one of the world’s leading textile and apparel companies employing over 35,000 people worldwide.

Edgar is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of solid general management experience in different industries including investment banking, apparel technology, quality assurance as well as food and beverage retailing, after starting his career as an administrative officer of the Hong Kong Government and participated in the launch of Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) System. He is the founding Chairman of the Youth Arch Foundation that aims at identifying and developing young leaders. He also sits on the Board of the Esquel-Y.L. Yang Education Foundation.

Edgar graduated from the Imperial College, London and obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Fellow of Aspen China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Lead Esquel to help tackle climate change by developing a roadmap toward carbon neutrality no later than 2050, and narrow the wealth gap by providing quality employment and digital empowerment.

 

Sponsored by

ELEVATE Global

Booth D65

ELEVATE is the industry leader in sustainability and supply chain services globally. We design, build and manage data driven sustainability linked programs with AssessmentAdvisoryProgram Management and Analytics that drive positive impact.

Solutions Showcase:

  • ESG Reporting / Consultancy
  • Sourcing & Supply Chain
  • Sustainability Services

Legal Name: ELEVATE Hong Kong Holdings Limited

13:25 – 14:10

Supply Chain Innovation to Drive a Green Hong Kong

Globalisation and outsourcing have contributed towards developing a long and complicated network of supply chain, but the environment has been sacrificed as cost is the major focus. This session will explore innovative ways and practices to address this problem.

Learnings

  • What are the challenges in promoting a green supply chain?
  • Are there any innovative measures or practices to address these challenges?
  • What are some successful applications in Hong Kong?
  • Could these innovative ways be scaled up and promoted across industry e.g. clothing and textiles?

Post-Event Actions

  • To review whether these innovative practices can be applied to your supply chain
  • To develop strategy, pilot projects and set objectives with long term and short term goals
  • To measure and monitor your progress
  • To report your performance and share your successful stories in your industry

Speakers

MODERATOR

Felix Lam

Head of Sustainability

Green Council

Felix Lam

Head of Sustainability

Green Council

Felix has promoted sustainability to corporates through different initiatives including training workshops, seminars, consultancy services, membership program etc.. Before working in Green Council, he worked in The Hong Kong & China Gas Company Limited for 27 years in Purchasing & Supply Management. His last position was Head of Corporate Supplies.

Lauren Boucher

Circular Fashion Programme Director

Redress Ltd

Lauren Boucher

Circular Fashion Programme Director

Redress Ltd

Lauren is the Director of the Circular Fashion Programme at Hong Kong environmental charity Redress, working to tackle the problem of clothing waste in Hong Kong by increasing the re-use, re-sale and recycling of clothing. The Programme empowers consumers and retailers by building local infrastructure to extend the life of clothing as well as through education and training to encourage positive use and disposal habits.

Vivek Ramachandran

Chief Executive Officer

Serai

Vivek Ramachandran

Chief Executive Officer

Serai

Vivek Ramachandran is the Chief Executive Officer of Serai, a new tech venture owned by HSBC. Based in Hong Kong, Serai is a B2B platform where buyers and suppliers can search and transact via trusted networks. Before Serai, Vivek was the Global Head of Growth & Innovation, at HSBC Commercial Banking. He was responsible for co-ordinating key strategic growth initiatives, exploring new business models and driving the adoption of new technologies. He was also the Global Head of Product for HSBC’s Trade & Receivables Finance business.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

I see technology as a critical enabler to businesses achieving their sustainability objectives. Our goal at Serai is to make it easier for businesses to build supply chain transparency and to act upon this information. We have started with the Fashion industry.

Angus Tsang

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

CN Logistics International Holdings Limited

Angus Tsang

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

CN Logistics International Holdings Limited

Angus, CFO of CN Logistics International Holdings Limited. He has been assisting the CEO in transformational initiatives to drive growth, operation excellence and margin improvement, and led the IPO project of the company. Angus has over 13 years of experience in financial management, investor relations management and company secretarial matters.

Supported by

Green Council

Booth G40

Green Council is a non-profit charitable environmental stewardship organisation and certification body of Hong Kong established in 2000.With the motto of “Conservation begins with Education”, the Green Council is fully committed to provide continued education and training on sustainable procurement, environmental management, waste management, energy conservation, etc.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. To recognise the organisations for those projects that contributed to UN SDGs.

2. To promote water conservation among non-domestic sectors.

3. To advance the capacity of corporate members in mitigation of climate change.

Sponsored by

CN Logistics International Holdings Limited

Booth F20

CNL Group is a well-established international logistics solutions provider. Specialised in high-end fashion and wine sectors while ranking no. 1 in distribution and logistics in both Hong Kong and China. Accredited by InnoESG Prize 2021, ISO 14001, and ISO 14064, CNL is actively engaged in promoting sustainability in the logistics industry. Pioneer in green supply chain, CNL introduced the one-stop green logistics solution, CNL Green Solutions, co-creating solutions with client’s brands to reduce the impact in every step of the supply chain management on the environment.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. Advocate our one-stop green logistics solutions – CNL Green Solutions

2. Drive sustainable supply chain and waste reduction at source

3. Facilitate Green solutions by building trusted recycling partners to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recreate preloved items and recyclable materials

4. Offer comprehensive carbon consultation, statistical assessment, carbon neutralisation by contributing to renewable energy projects

5. Promote the adoption of electric deliveries by investing in clean transportation

Solutions Showcase:

  • Carbon Management
  • Circular Economy Solutions
  • Sustainability Services

Legal Name: CN Logistics Limited

Serai

Booth Start-Up Pavilion

Serai is the digital B2B platform by HSBC that makes global trade easier for apparel businesses. As a member you can build new relationships and strengthen existing ones. Companies can share information about their business, products and services to create a trusted ecosystem across the supply chain. Our supply chain Traceability solution helps apparel companies, including suppliers and manufacturers in Hong Kong, map out and trace order flow through their global supply chain, to gain product-level material transparency into their supply chain. Having all this information in one place can help them drive operational efficiencies, manage underlying risks and eventually achieve greater trust in their extended supply chain and track their sustainability initiatives.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. To empower apparel companies to make data-driven and more informed decisions to achieve their sustainability goals

2. To help apparel companies map out and trace order flow throughout their global supply chain

3. To collaborate with the apparel industry to shape the future of supply chains, advocating the importance of supply chain transparency and sustainability

Solutions Showcase:

  • ICT & Data
  • Sourcing & Supply Chain

Legal Name: Serai Limited

Rethinking Waste

In Partnership with

Rethinking Waste is a series of panel discussions that focuses on waste management strategies and possible actions on the 4 ‘Rs’: Reduce, Redesign, Recover and Recycle. With the aim of reducing plastic waste by 2030, the professional panel and experience sharing sessions will provide practical tips and guidelines to help businesses, and Hong Kong, become greener and more sustainable.

14:30 – 15:00

Opening Welcome: Uniting Industry Stakeholders to Influence Policy Change

Only few beverage containers are collected post-consumption. How can we grow the recovery rate of plastic bottles, liquid cartons, cans and others? Can we recover 70 -90% of used beverage packaging by 2025? It is a task set by Drink Without Waste, an alliance of participants across the beverage value chain, resources management and NGOs. We recently met our first milestone: Government’s consultation on the Producer Responsibility Scheme for beverage packaging.

Learnings

  • Drink Without Waste history, operations, milestones and our 4Rs
  • Effectiveness of cross-party collaboration in influencing policy change
  • You don’t have to agree on everything – the process matters
  • Next step: Asking everyone else to join Drink Without Waste

Post-Event Actions

  • Self-assess your organization for contributing to Drink without Waste
  • Improve your ESG performance by acting on the 4Rs: Reduce, Redesign, Recover, Recycle
  • Explore the potential of working with waste reduction experts

Speakers

Paul Zimmerman

Chair

Drink Without Waste

Paul Zimmerman

Chair

Drink Without Waste

Paul Zimmerman is a Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman. He is chairing the Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group, an alliance of some 50 stakeholders – from manufacturers to green groups – formed to reduce waste from beverage consumption. Its “Drink Without Waste” initiative seeks to recover 70%-90% of PET and liquid carton containers by 2025.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Agreement on a Producer Responsibility Scheme for beverage containers in Hong Kong
  • Promote a circular economy where used packaging has a market value that incentivises recovery and re-use
  • Grow the network of water and drink dispensers in support of people bringing their own bottle

15:00 – 15:50

Reduce: Campaigns & Collaborations for Reducing Single-use Beverage Packaging

Almost 200 tonnes of PET bottles and liquid cartons are wasted in landfills daily. They are also frequently found on shores and the countryside. Recycling rates are below 1 percent. Are there innovative solutions?

Learnings

  • With consideration for the waste hierarchy, what are some innovative solutions for avoidance or reduction?
  • Are there any technical or psychological hurdles that are preventing the development of reduce options?
  • What players are needed to facilitate effective reduction at scale?
  • What kind of support should these players provide to encourage the public to embrace these reduce options?

Post-Event Actions

  • As CEO of your organisation, have you thought of minimising the consumption of bottled/pre-packed drinks/water as part of corporate policy?
  • As Head of Sustainability or HR, have you considered how you can educate your employees and colleagues on plastic pollution to inspire them to use reusable cups/bottles?
  • As Property Manager, have you thought of setting up a drinking water system for your company or building?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Edwin Lau

Founder and Executive Director

The Green Earth

Edwin Lau

Founder and Executive Director

The Green Earth

Mr Lau has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since the late 1980s aiming to catalyze green policy development and community action. In 2009, Lau was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the government in recognition of his long-term contribution to the cause of environmental protection and education.

Isaac Chu

Sustainability Support Manager

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Isaac Chu

Sustainability Support Manager

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2012, Isaac currently works as the Sustainability Support Manager with key missions to implement renewable energy projects, reduce waste in operations and improving materials sourcing in the Club. He runs internal stakeholder engagement workshops to prepare key departments on MSW charging and drive waste reduction.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Supporting the organisation to implement more renewable energy projects and accelerating awareness increase on climate urgency in the organisation and the wider community.

Andes Leung

Head of Impact Lifestyle

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Andes Leung

Head of Impact Lifestyle

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Andes Leung, Head of Impact Lifestyle of Social Ventures Hong Kong and CEO of RunOurCity Foundation. Andes leads the Impact Lifestyle division, includes WE+ (impact consumption), BottLess (reusable solutions) and RunOurCity (running & wellness). He is an ultra-marathoner completed over 100 marathons and ultra-marathons. He published 2 books about marathons.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021

Establishment and promotion of Impact Lifestyle for the community, corporations and individuals; includes impact consumption, green living and wellness habits.

Ada Yip

CEO

Urban Spring Co., Ltd

Ada Yip

CEO

Urban Spring Co., Ltd

Ada is the Chief Executive Officer of Urban Spring, a purpose-driven startup with a mission to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles through building a network of well-designed and well-maintained water refill stations. She is also a director of WYNG 43 Social Investment which invests financial and human capital in innovative mission-focused companies. Prior to these ventures, Ada was the Program Director of the i2i (incubation to investment) program at SOW Asia. Ada also sits on the board of Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts and Education For Good. She volunteers at a number of non-profit organizations and is a part of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities under the Social Welfare Department of the Hong Kong Government.

Ada was born and brought up in Hong Kong. She has been fully dedicated to supporting the social entrepreneurship development in Hong Kong since 2013. Prior to embarking on this journey, Ada worked at a number of financial institutions in Toronto, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management – To address the overall water-use efficiency and prevention of dumping of chemicals and materials like plastic, our focus is to demystify information about drinking water quality and prevent unnecessary consumption of single-use plastics since COVID.

Supported by

The Green Earth

Booth NGO Lounge

The Green Earth is a charitable organization established locally with an aim to drive Hong Kong into a healthy and green city by motivating the government, businesses and individuals to contribute their efforts towards a truly sustainable mode of development, through policy advocacy, corporate partnership and green civic education.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. To arouse public awareness in plastic pollution and call for the wise use of plastic

2. To advocate the deployment of Producer Responsibility Legislation to effectively manage single-use beverage bottles

3. To lobby for transparent disclosure of corporate environmental performance

4. To promote the concept of Leave No Trace and sustainable trail management

5. To strengthen the cooperation between local and international environmental groups to end illegal waste trade

16:05 – 16:45

Redesign: Designing for Low Packaging Waste in Hong Kong

These days, packaging design is about more than just aesthetics and functionality. Both consumers and companies are also looking at the amount of material in packaging, as well as what will happen to it when it is no longer needed. Minimising packaging is the goal, but how are companies balancing this with packaging that looks good, functions well and is easily recyclable?

Learnings

  • The opportunity for brands to differentiate themselves through sustainable packaging
  • Moving towards packaging sustainability throughout all elements of the business
  • The challenges of educating both consumers and employees on packaging to reach corporate sustainability goals

Post-Event Actions

  • Assess your packaging portfolio, both primary and secondary, to see where improvements can be made, flagging worst offenders, identifying immediate opportunities and planning for longer-term changes
  • Ensure your marketing material shares the correct information, is easy to understand and portrays your sustainability messaging effectively
  • Bring people aboard from across the organisation. A sustainable packaging effort cannot be carried by the sustainability/ procurement functions alone.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Dana Winograd

Director – Operations

Plastic Free Seas

Dana Winograd

Director – Operations

Plastic Free Seas

Dana co-founded Plastic Free Seas (PFS) 8 years ago, with the goal of educating youth in Hong Kong on the issue of plastic marine pollution, empowering them with the knowledge and tools they need to be part of the solution, and make change happen within HK. PFS has reached over 70,000 students in 200 plus local and international schools across Hong Kong.

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Suzanne Cheung is the Head of Sustainability and directs the Public Affairs and Communications Department of Swire Coca-Cola HK. She develops and executes sustainability strategies and actions in HK market based on the Swire Coca-Cola 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, covering ‘Planet’, ‘Product’ and ‘People’, which includes sustainable packaging advancement.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Further enhance packaging sustainability through reduce of material use, redesign for recyclability, as well as identifying suitable partners for environmentally preferable alternatives and recycling.

Jonathan Cummings

President APAC

Landor & Fitch

Jonathan Cummings

President APAC

Landor & Fitch

Jonathan is President APAC of the world’s leading brand transformation company, Landor & Fitch. Based in Hong Kong since 2008, Jonathan leads a team of 300 across the region working with some of the world’s most innovative businesses to help shape extraordinary futures.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Jonathan believes strongly that if brand-led is at the core of brand strategy as opposed to a side thought, sustainability is central to creating true differentiation and delivering brand purpose.

Linda Yan

Director of Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability

L’Oreal Hong Kong

Linda Yan

Director of Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability

L’Oreal Hong Kong

Linda currently oversees communications, sustainability and public affairs for L’Oréal Hong Kong. Prior to L’Oréal, Linda was External Affairs Director for Reckitt and Mead Johnson Nutrition covering Hong Kong and Taiwan. Before that, Linda spent close to 10 years with Edelman Public Relations.

Sponsored by

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Swire Coca-Cola HK (SCCHK) has been the authorized bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company since 1965. As the leading non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer in Hong Kong, SCCHK serves a wide range of beverages in an ever greener and more efficient manner to every corner of the city every day.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. SCCHK continues to redesign our primary packaging to achieve 100% recyclable and to increase its recycled material content.

2. Reduce waste by promoting our Bonaqua Water Stations and the BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Container) concept to local consumers.

3. Recover packaging waste through our reverse vending machines and community recycling programmes.

4. Establish a closed-loop economy and enhance recycling through partnership and collaboration.

Legal Name: Swire Coca-Cola Hong Kong

16:45 – 17:40

Recovery & Recycling: Strategies & Solutions for Accelerating Effective Recovery and Recycling of Valuable Waste Materials

Recyclable packaging does not always get recycled – because it is too expensive, too cumbersome, or simply because we cannot be bothered. Taking beverage and food packaging as a starting point, this session will help us systematically move beyond these barriers.

Learnings

  • Households and business owners are a critical first step in the reverse value chain. Keeping recyclables separate and disposing of them correctly is an invaluable contribution to strong recycling outcomes. How can we compel them to participate – in high numbers and with vim and vigour?
  • Circular models for business and society tend to upend our conventional notions of producer and consumer, of seller and buyer. How can organizations along the value chain adjust to these new and changing roles?
  • Recovering parts and materials in the Hong Kong market implies that these become available for our local supply chains. In how far do recycling and other closed-loop models offer an opportunity for reindustrializing Hong Kong?

Post-Event Actions

  • As a retailer, determine how to nudge my customers towards stronger recycling participation: how can the trust in my brand, the accessibility of my infrastructure, or my operational know-how contribute to strong recycling outcomes?
  • As a waste operator or recycler, shift from a “processor mindset” to a “producer mindset”: how can I bring secondary materials to market with reliable specifications and in meaningful volumes?
  • As a producer, contribute to healthy recycling markets by creating a steady and sizeable pull for recycled materials: what share of my portfolio, what share of my market is most suitable to start the transition with?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Helga Vanthournout

Founder and Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting Ltd

Helga Vanthournout

Founder and Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting Ltd

Helga helps organisations around the globe set powerful sustainability agendas and helps them find the straightest path towards circular models. Through Wealth of Flows Consulting, 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 2021:

Get the HKSAR EPD set its sights on a more comprehensive, powerful waste management strategy for Hong Kong. Initiate, and make circular economy models more accessible for HK companies.

Woody Chan

CSR & Sustainability Manager

foodpanda

Woody Chan

CSR & Sustainability Manager

foodpanda

Woody Chan leads corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives at foodpanda, strengthening its commitment to grow sustainably with its ecosystem of riders, merchants, and consumers. As an advocate for environmental sustainability, Woody has also participated in various speaking engagements, from TEDx talks and university seminars to industry forums and panels.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To make every delivery experience as sustainable as possible through cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing plastic waste and minimising food waste.

Joseph Lim

Business Development Director

Veolia

Joseph Lim

Business Development Director

Veolia

Mr Lim has been involved in developing waste projects across Asia over the last 25 years. In recent years, he has been focused primarily on projects in Hong Kong with Veolia. He also represents Veolia Hong Kong in Drink Without Waste.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Turning waste into resource

Nigel Mattravers

Joint Venture Representative

New Life Plastics

Nigel Mattravers

Joint Venture Representative

New Life Plastics

Nigel is a chartered civil engineer and waste manager with more than 40 years’ international experience including both engineering and finance. He has particular expertise in the waste and resource management sector and is part of the team developing the New Life Plastics project using state-of-the-art technology to help manage part of HK’s plastic waste problem.

Kim Siu

Business Innovation and Planning Director

A.S. Watson Group

Kim Siu

Business Innovation and Planning Director

A.S. Watson Group

Kim is responsible for strategic-planning, marketing, insights, R&D, digital transformation and change management in the company. He had been working closely with the industry, expert groups, the government and NGO sector concerning plastic wastes, to develop sustainable manufacturing best practices in the past 10 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Open the door to the circular economy of plastic waste in Hong Kong. Move beyond package Redesign and Recycle, and lead the industry into Recovery, Reduce, Reuse.

Sponsored by

foodpanda

foodpanda is a leading on-demand delivery platform in Asia dedicated to bringing consumers a wide range of food, groceries and more, quickly and conveniently. With a footprint of 13 markets across the region, foodpanda recognises its environmental impact and is dedicated to minimising this though cutting carbon emissions, reducing plastic waste and tackling food waste.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. Assess and offset carbon emissions across APAC markets

2. Launch Sustainable Packaging Programme for restaurant partners

3. Conduct reusable food container pilot programme

4. Set up a Sustainable Restaurant Criteria and invite restaurant partners for assessment

5. Scale up a “Less Rice” menu feature to reduce consumer food waste

Legal Name: Delivery Hero Food Hong Kong Limited

17:40 – 17:45

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Paul Zimmerman

Chair

Drink Without Waste

Paul Zimmerman

Chair

Drink Without Waste

Paul Zimmerman is a Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman. He is chairing the Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group, an alliance of some 50 stakeholders – from manufacturers to green groups – formed to reduce waste from beverage consumption. Its “Drink Without Waste” initiative seeks to recover 70%-90% of PET and liquid carton containers by 2025.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Agreement on a Producer Responsibility Scheme for beverage containers in Hong Kong
  • Promote a circular economy where used packaging has a market value that incentivises recovery and re-use
  • Grow the network of water and drink dispensers in support of people bringing their own bottle

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Wednesday 06 October 2021

Rethinking Energy

In Partnership with

To achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Hong Kong has to find ways to further reduce the use of fossil fuels. As the energy sector is one of the main contributors to carbon emission in Hong Kong, deep decarbonization of power generation will be critical for Hong Kong.

Rethinking Energy is a series of panel discussions that will focus on energy decarbonisation strategy, policies and technology, from both national and local perspectives.

10:30 – 10:45

Opening Keynote: E-Mobility in Hong Kong – BMW Concessionaires’ Role in Supporting the Popularisation of Electric Vehicles

Importing electric vehicles will guide Hong Kong’s future direction to attain zero vehicular emissions before 2050. This will help to achieve government targets to strive for carbon neutrality and EV’s popularization. What is BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited doing to manage, and take concrete actions to help promote the trend?

Learnings

  • The roadmap and development of Hong Kong towards achieving e-mobility
  • The contribution and opportunities of BMW EVs to Smart City
  • The role of BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited as an importer and dealer in Hong Kong
  • The solution and collaboration needed for achieving e-mobility in Hong Kong

Post-Event Actions

  • Assess whether measures are in place and develop one-stop solutions to match with demands
  • Encourage support from the general public and educate them about EVs and charging solutions
  • Promote eco-responsibility and battery recycling and explore collaborations with the public and private sectors

Speakers

Ray Leung

Managing Director – Hong Kong & Macau

BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited

Ray Leung

Managing Director – Hong Kong & Macau

BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited

Mr. Ray Leung has extensive automotive dealership experience across Greater China region. He joined BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited as Managing Director – Hong Kong and Macau since January 2020. Under his leadership, the company undergoes continuous enhancement and remains as one of the leading automotive companies in Hong Kong and Macau.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Electric vehicles are becoming new alterative in the automotive industry. We support the sustainable development, by providing more electric models to Hong Kong Market and developing an all-rounded charging solution.

10:45 – 10:50

Opening Welcome – Rethinking Energy

Speakers

Lisa Genasci

CEO

ADM Capital Foundation

Lisa Genasci

CEO

ADM Capital Foundation

Lisa Genasci is the founder and CEO of ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF), an innovative philanthropic vehicle established to support critical research and impact-driven approaches to promoting environmental conservation in Asia. Lisa has also helped lead private credit manager ADM Capital’s ESG integration, heads the ADMC ESG Committee and sits as an observer to the ADMC Investment Advisory Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To push for change across some of our most intransigent environmental challenges: Our depleting oceans, the nexus between forestry and development, air quality and public health, the intersections among food, energy and water.

10:50 – 11:30

Accelerating the Net-Zero Transition: Strategic Action for China’s 14th Five-Year Plan

As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China has a crucial role to play in decarbonization and energy transition. In September 2020, President Xi Jinping pledged to achieve carbon emissions peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. National plans and strategic actions are critical in accelerating this net-zero transition.

Learnings

  • Transitioning to cleaner sources of electricity
  • Roadmap to achieve 2030/2060
  • China’s national carbon market and GBA’s role
  • Green finance to facilitate the transition

Post-Event Actions

  • Examine your organization’s position towards net-zero
  • Establish your own company’s targets for carbon emissions peak and carbon neutrality
  • Green finance in supporting your organization’s transition

Speakers

MODERATOR

Benjamin Steuer

Assistant Professor

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Benjamin Steuer

Assistant Professor

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Benjamin’s research is centred on the Circular Economy and waste recycling in China and Hong Kong. With about 10 years in the field, he worked in domains of Chinese household waste recycling, informal waste management, e-waste and waste plastics. Outside of academia Benjamin provided consulting services to the GIZ Germany and Presans France.

Ivy Lau

Head of Sustainable Finance

Mizuho Securities Asia Limited

Ivy Lau

Head of Sustainable Finance

Mizuho Securities Asia Limited

Ivy is the Head of Sustainable Finance at Mizuho Securities Asia Limited.  Based in Hong Kong, she leads and drives the overall ESG initiatives and efforts in the Asia Pacific region with a focus on capital markets and banking products.  She engages actively with government authorities, regulators, financial institutions and corporates, and advises on their ESG frameworks, as well as decarbonisation strategies and sustainability roadmaps.

Prior to joining Mizuho, Ivy was the General Manager of the East Asia region at Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), an international not-for-profit organisation, which is a pioneer in the ESG development globally.  During her 5-year tenure, she drove CBI’s business development and policy advisory efforts and helped establish CBI’s China office.  Ivy led on forging strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in green and sustainable finance in Greater China, Japan and South Korea.

Dr Kevin Lo

Associate Director

David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Kevin Lo

Associate Director

David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. Kevin Lo is Assistant Professor of Geography and Associate Director of David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) at HKBU. Kevin is a human geographer with expertise in environmental governance. He has won several competitive grants from the Research Grants Council and has published in many leading journals.

Mike Thomas

Managing Director

The Lantau Group

Mike Thomas

Managing Director

The Lantau Group

Mike Thomas is a founding partner and managing director at The Lantau Group, an economic consultancy focusing on the energy sector in the Asia Pacific region. Mike advises energy sector stakeholders on matters involving commercial transactions, regulation and market design, strategy, and economic evidence in commercial, competition, and regulatory disputes.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Through careful attention to the details, find ways to make better decisions to reach sustainability objectives faster and at lower cost and more equitably for everyone.

11:30 – 12:10

Decarbonising the Energy Sector in the GBA via Regional Collaboration

From the latest IPCC Scientific Basis report findings, the urgency to decarbonise our energy system and peak our carbon emissions as soon as possible has reached new heights. This panel will share their insights on how collaboration at home, within the Greater Bay Area, can facilitate the urgent decarbonization of the energy systems in the region.

Learnings

  • How can key economic regions like the GBA lead China’s emissions peaking, accelerate long term carbon neutrality and stimulate job creation and economic benefits?
  • Most major urban centres such as London, New York and Sydney draw on their hinterland for the resources necessary to decarbonise. What opportunities are there for regional cooperation, such as for Hong Kong, to leverage more GBA or other regional collaboration?
  • What policy and financial tools are needed to facilitate energy decarbonization?
  • How can we create an environment to develop the channels and talent to enable collaboration on energy?

Post-Event Actions

  • Build climate change & energy awareness by calculating your annual energy carbon footprint
  • Consider purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and/or carbon credits to make your year’s use of energy carbon neutral
  • Purchase products and services that are less energy or carbon intensive
  • Express your desire and support for carbon neutral energy to Government, business and the community

Speakers

MODERATOR

Dr Jeanne Ng

Chairman

HKIQEP

Dr Jeanne Ng

Chairman

HKIQEP

Dr Jeanne Ng is currently the Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited (HKIQEP) and Director of the CLP Research Institute.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Continue working on SDG 13 – Climate Action, SDG 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth and SDG 7 – Affordable & Clean Energy.

Ben McQuhae

Founder

Ben McQuhae & Co; Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Ben McQuhae

Founder

Ben McQuhae & Co; Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Ben is an industry leading transactional lawyer qualified in England and Hong Kong and an active leader in sustainable finance. He is a founder of the HK Green Finance Association and is the HK representative and member of the Steering Committee of the United Nations Financial Centres for Sustainability network.

Eddie Wu

Senior Director – Commercial (China)

CLP Holdings Limited

Eddie Wu

Senior Director – Commercial (China)

CLP Holdings Limited

As Senior Director – Commercial (China), CLP Holdings, Mr. Wu is responsible for managing the commercial aspects of CLP’s generation assets in China, including market sales, risk management, carbon & green and development of innovative smart energy businesses in China. Prior to this, he held various senior positions in CLP – Power Grid, Marketing and Customer Services, Strategy and Planning and Energy Services. Before joining CLP, he worked for McKinsey & Co. in the Greater China region and the utility industry in New Zealand and Australia. Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and an MBA from USA & New Zealand. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer of HKIE and an Executive Committee member of the JC-PIPI chapter of IEEE Hong Kong.

Lin Zhang

Assistant Professor

City University of Hong Kong

Lin Zhang

Assistant Professor

City University of Hong Kong

My research is in the area of energy economics with a focus on policies that contribute to the sustainable development of the society. The main objectives of my research are two folds: 1) investigation of effectiveness of energy policies under implementation or discussion, which will lead to 2) the development of sustainable energy policies to tackle greenhouse gases emissions and global climate change.

12:10 – 12:20

HK2050isNOW Energy Report Presentation

Expanding on the deep decarbonization roadmap developed in the first report under the Hong Kong 2050 is Now initiative, “Towards a Better Hong Kong: Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050”, this report focuses on the decarbonization of the power sector in Hong Kong, covering the generation and transmission of electricity and piped gas from a supply perspective. Based on the in-depth analysis of different power technologies, this report defines concrete pathways and implementation roadmaps for policy makers and the power sector.

Learnings

The analysis presented in this report takes a closer look at developing domestic renewable energy resources, sourcing nuclear and renewable energy from neighbouring regions, replacing coal with gas, coupled with negative emission technologies such as Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) technology, or with green hydrogen, and replacing distributed gas with a net-zero emission source.

Post-Event Actions

As zero and low carbon emitting technologies are newer and still being developed, the high costs are often prioritised and prevent the environmental benefit. However, if Hong Kong is to meet its decarbonization targets, greater investment will need to be injected into green products and technologies in order to further develop them and ultimately lower the cost of such technologies to enable widespread use. Hong Kong should continue to explore the use of various technologies and a diverse fuel mix consisting of natural gas, nuclear, renewable energy technologies, hydrogen, and other clean or low carbon sources.

Speakers

Lawrence Iu

Climate Change & Partnerships Lead

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Climate Change & Partnerships Lead

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu is the Climate Change & Partnerships Lead at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change model and impactful public policy. Currently, he focuses on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.

Previously he worked in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Mr. Iu 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 2021:

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.

12:20 – 13:10

Shifting to a Hydrogen Economy: A Roadmap to Reality

To achieve zero carbon emission by 2050, green hydrogen is presented as a substitute for fossil fuel and the basis of a new economy.  How could a total shift of fuel be achieved within merely three decades?

Learnings

  • Green hydrogen produced with renewable energy set to replace fossil fuel
  • Emerging technologies in production, storage, transport and utilisation
  • The issue of a balanced development in which demand and supply grow at matched rates
  • Roles of government, business, professionals and the community in building the hydrogen economy
  • International partnership in associated developments: technology, commercialization, regulatory regime, etc.

Post-Event Actions

  • Appreciate the magnitude of change required by all components of the society in the transition from fossil fuel to green hydrogen and examine how it would impact on your organization
  • Take preparatory steps so that your organization could benefit from the transition and avert its negative impacts
  • Examine how your organization could contribute towards the rapid transition to green hydrogen and the new hydrogen economy

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lam Chiu Ying

HK2050isNow Senior Advisor

Civic Exchange

Lam Chiu Ying

HK2050isNow Senior Advisor

Civic Exchange

Lam Chiu Ying is an ex-director of the Hong Kong Observatory. He is active on the internet promoting awareness about climate change and advocating quick responsive actions. As a veteran bird-watcher he is passionate about the conservation of nature and keen to develop a nature-friendly way of life.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Take as little as possible from Nature and leave as little trace as possible on departure.

Kenny Chan

Vice President

Siemens Energy Limited

Kenny Chan

Vice President

Siemens Energy Limited

Active profession in energy industry for more than 20 years in the field from power generation, transmission and distribution down to low voltage electrical installation. Deep involvement on new energy solution including wind & solar power, hydrogen and energy storage in Siemens.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Boosting the new energy solution and renewable energy to support the decarbonization goal of Hong Kong & GBA area.

Victor Kwong

General Manager – Corporate Sustainability

Hong Kong & China Gas Co. Ltd.

Victor Kwong

General Manager – Corporate Sustainability

Hong Kong & China Gas Co. Ltd.

Victor is General Manager – Corporate Sustainability. He is also Director of Business Environment Council, Immediate Past President of The Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety and Health Associations, etc.

Towngas operates over 430 projects in the Hong Kong and mainland China. These include piped city-gas projects, distributed energy systems, solar systems, water sectors, efficient energy applications and exploration & utilization of emerging environmentally-friendly energy, etc.

Mr. Kwong has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of corporate sustainability, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, fire protection and crisis management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To set the future low carbon transition roadmap and to identify more renewable energy opportunities.

Anita Varshney

Global Vice President, Strategy SAP S/4HANA Sustainability

SAP

Anita Varshney

Global Vice President, Strategy SAP S/4HANA Sustainability

SAP

Anita is spearheading SAP’s strategy on Sustainability Management across SAP’s product portfolio, working closely with experts and leaders across different board areas. She is driving collaboration with SAP’s partners and wider ecosystem, accelerating innovation and delivering customer success on their sustainability ambitions.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Coverage of the 17 SDGs

13:10 – 13:25

New Standards and Smart Building Solutions Under a New Normal

The New Normal has forced us to reboot our working behaviour and standards. What are the trends of building standards and how can technology achieve the balance between ESG and building operation efficiency to boost confidence for building re-entry?

Learnings

  • New sustainable building standards under a new normal
  • Technology to balance energy efficiency and air quality
  • What do tenants look for in quality leasing space?

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand your leasing space/building climate risk exposure
  • Evaluate your leasing space/building in terms of ESG performance
  • Establish short/mid/long term goals to make your building future-proof

Speakers

Arthur Lam

CEO

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam

CEO

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam is the co-founder, co-CEO and director of Negawatt Utility Limited. He is a certified Carbon Audit Professional and a certified Energy Manager of The Association of Energy Engineers (Hong Kong Chapter). He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2008. Before joining the Company, he was an Associate in Myo Capital Advisers Limited from November 2008 to June 2009.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Supporting large corporates to meet ESG requirement
  • Deployment of COVID risk management to increase public health & safety awareness
  • Reducing energy consumption for large corporates to meet upcoming CO2 reduction target of 2030
  • Enhancement of communication between stakeholders to improve corporate management efficiency

13:25 – 14:05

Decarbonising Hong Kong Through Improving Building Energy Efficiency

This session will look into the key steps for improving Hong Kong’s building energy efficiency and the sustainable finance instruments that could be employed to substantially reduce emissions.

Learnings

  • What are the key steps to improving Hong Kong’s building energy efficiency?
  • How can we make it a powerful tool to substantially reduce emissions?
  • How can holistic performance-based guiding frameworks help, instead of solely relying on fixed standards?

Post-Event Actions

  • What action can delegates take now?
  • How are their assets performing?
  • What areas can be improved?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Lawrence Iu

Climate Change & Partnerships Lead

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Climate Change & Partnerships Lead

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu is the Climate Change & Partnerships Lead at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change model and impactful public policy. Currently, he focuses on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.

Previously he worked in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Mr. Iu 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 2021:

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.

Dr Calvin Lee Kwan

Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance

Link Asset Management

Dr Calvin Lee Kwan

Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance

Link Asset Management

Dr. Calvin Lee Kwan is Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance at Link Asset Management and an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He’s a pioneer in green finance and a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s (UNEPFI) Investment Commission, and co-chair of its Property Working Group.

Dr. Kwan holds a Masters and Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California and an EMBA from Kellogg – HKUST School of Management.

Arthur Lam

CEO

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam

CEO

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam is the co-founder, co-CEO and director of Negawatt Utility Limited. He is a certified Carbon Audit Professional and a certified Energy Manager of The Association of Energy Engineers (Hong Kong Chapter). He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2008. Before joining the Company, he was an Associate in Myo Capital Advisers Limited from November 2008 to June 2009.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Supporting large corporates to meet ESG requirement
  • Deployment of COVID risk management to increase public health & safety awareness
  • Reducing energy consumption for large corporates to meet upcoming CO2 reduction target of 2030
  • Enhancement of communication between stakeholders to improve corporate management efficiency

Jenny Lee

Under Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Jenny Lee

Under Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Jenny is the Under Secretary General for Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA). Jenny has over two decades of experience in equity derivatives, hedge fund management and human resource consulting with Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan and Mercer, based in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Jenny Co-Founded Development Finance Asia and is CFA Certified in ESG investing.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Committed to supporting HK’s pledge to reach net zero by 2050 and for it to be an international green and sustainable finance hub.

Supported by

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Founded in September 2018, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) creates a platform that offers channels and opportunities to facilitate the development of green finance and sustainable investments in Hong Kong and beyond. It aims to mobilize both public and private sectors resources and talents in developing green and sustainable finance policies, to promote green and sustainable finance business and product innovation within financial institutions.

Sponsored by

Negawatt Utility Limited

Booth A45

Negawatt is a multiple awards winning, prop-tech company with AIoT (Artifical Intelligent of Things) that provides proprietary cloud-based software with IoT devices integration for buildings, aiming to increase energy and building operation efficiency by digital transformation.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. Supporting large corporate to meet ESG requirement

2. Deployment of COVID risk management to increase public health & safety awareness

3. Reducing energy consumption for large corporate to meet upcoming CO2e reduction target of 2030

4. Enhancement communication between stakeholders to improve corporate management efficiency

Solutions Showcase:

  • Efficient Energy & Utilities
  • Green / Smart Buildings
  • GreenTech

Legal Name: Negawatt Utility Ltd

14:05 – 14:10

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Annie Chen

Chair

RS Group

Annie Chen

Chair

RS Group

Annie is the Chair of RS Group, and believes we should, and can, “invest in the future we want to create”. Besides challenging RS Group to invest its own capital sustainably, and advocating for sustainable finance in Hong Kong, Annie also actively supports causes that focus on climate change through natural capital conservation.

Rethinking Finance

In Partnership with

Rethinking Finance gathers expertise from Hong Kong’s financial institutions to raise awareness within the wider business ecosystem. The expert panel and case-study sessions will unpack the complexities of green and sustainable finance and start the discussion on how organisations can access a new breed of sustainable financing when investing in eco-friendly projects, solutions and equipment to accelerate towards a low-carbon economy and adopt a sustainable way of doing business.

14:30 – 14:35

Opening Welcome

Speakers

Tracy Wong Harris

Vice President and Deputy Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Tracy Wong Harris

Vice President and Deputy Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Tracy Wong Harris is the Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).

14:35 – 15:25

Financing Businesses to Leapfrog to a Low-carbon Economy

This session will unravel the relationship between green and sustainable finance and achieving carbon neutrality, with the aim of encouraging and raising awareness among industries on a low-carbon business model – for a low-carbon economy.

Learnings

  • What are the opportunities, risks and costs of not transitioning the business to a carbon neutral model by 2050?
  • What are the green and sustainable products, structures, market players and standards in the market? How can SMEs, asset owners and multinational corporations access green financing?
  • What practical steps can be taken to transition into a low carbon business model? Standards and certifications and supply chain impact

Post-Event Actions

  • What actions can delegates take now?
  • Engage with financiers and consultants to review current business models and identify a pathway to carbon neutral

Speakers

MODERATOR

Jenny Lee

Under Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Jenny Lee

Under Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Jenny is the Under Secretary General for Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA). Jenny has over two decades of experience in equity derivatives, hedge fund management and human resource consulting with Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan and Mercer, based in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Jenny Co-Founded Development Finance Asia and is CFA Certified in ESG investing.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Committed to supporting HK’s pledge to reach net zero by 2050 and for it to be an international green and sustainable finance hub.

Tracy Wong Harris

Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Tracy Wong Harris

Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Tracy Wong Harris is the Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).

Eunice Tan

Head of Credit Research, Asia-Pacific

S&P Global Ratings

Eunice Tan

Head of Credit Research, Asia-Pacific

S&P Global Ratings

Eunice chairs S&P’s APAC Credit Conditions Committee, focusing on regional credit trends. She is also sector lead for APAC insurance ratings. Eunice is amongst the most influential women globally in the field of re/insurance named by “Intelligent Insurer” magazine. She graduates from Nanyang Technological University with an actuarial science major.

Johnny Yu

Advisor to Chairman

Henderson Land Development Company Limited

Johnny Yu

Advisor to Chairman

Henderson Land Development Company Limited

Mr Yu has extensive experience covering multiple disciplines including sales and marketing, investment advisory, accounting, tax, risk management and control, with his recent focus being digital transformation, innovation and sustainability. He previously held senior positions with UBS, Credit Suisse and Price Waterhouse in both Hong Kong and London. Mr Yu is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

15:45 – 16:35

Case Study: Financing Green & Sustainable Real Estate

This expert panel discussion will cover the latest developments, impacts and direction of travel in deploying green finance to drive sustainable outcomes.

Learnings

  • Practical experience in deploying green finance
  • The role of finance performance in driving sustainability
  • The future role of technology in green financing
  • The importance of collaborating with others to deliver sustainability solutions

Post-Event Actions

  • Initiate action on the ground in your company or sector for real change
  • Explore innovative reduction measures for which could benefit from green financing
  • Revisit sustainability initiatives delayed through lack of finance

Speakers

MODERATOR

Mark Cameron

Head of Energy and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Jones Lang LaSalle

Mark Cameron

Head of Energy and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Jones Lang LaSalle

Mark is Head of JLL’s Energy & Sustainability Services team for Asia Pacific. He works with real estate occupiers and investors to develop & implement sustainability strategies towards a Net Zero Carbon future. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife, 2 kids and Frank the cat.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Do more with less – make positive change to earth.

Carmen Ng

Director of Sustainability

Langham Hospitality Group

Carmen Ng

Director of Sustainability

Langham Hospitality Group

Carmen Ng is Director of Sustainability at Langham Hospitality Group. In her role, she leads and drives the sustainability strategy within the Group. She is responsible for a diverse range of sustainability programmes including strategy and policies development, management system, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, communication and reporting. She also believes in sustainability is everyone’s responsibility and her role is implanting this concept like a DNA into every colleague in the company.

Anthony Tse

Head, Corporate Banking

UOB Hong Kong

Anthony Tse

Head, Corporate Banking

UOB Hong Kong

Anthony Tse is Head of Corporate Banking for UOB Hong Kong overseeing the Bank’s corporate banking business and driving the Bank’s strategy locally. Tse has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry, in particular the corporate banking sector, with international and regional banks.  Tse holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

With a proven track record of structuring some of the first green and sustainability linked loans, Anthony Tse will continue to develop and customise innovative financing solutions that help businesses grow responsibly.

Dennis Wu

Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited

Dennis Wu

Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited

Mr Dennis Wu is the Vice Chairman and Executive Director of AEC Group (Stock Code: 8320.HK) mainly focusing on Green and Healthy Buildings, Environmental Consultancy and Sustainability Advisory. He is also the Founder and CEO of AEC Capital Group focusing on sustainable finance, real estate and investment management.

Mr Wu has over 20 years of experience in finance industry. He worked in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services Department – Financial Institution Group of Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers in early 2000. Then, he worked for CITIC Capital Group focusing on alternative asset management including private equity, real estate, mezzanine, venture capital and marketable securities for 17 years since 2003. During his career in CITIC Capital, Mr Wu was appointed as Executive Director for Finance Department, Principle Investment Department, and Culture and Tourism Department respectively.

Currently, Mr Wu is a Co-Chair of Green and Sustainable Private Equity Working Group under Hong Kong Green Finance Association. He is also a Director of Hong Kong Private Equity Finance Association.

Supported by

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

The Chamber is one of Hong Kong’s biggest and most active independent international business organisations representing a broad span of British, Hong Kong and international companies doing business in, with, or through Hong Kong.

The Chamber encourages diversity in its membership and activities and has over 1,000 members from the biggest multinationals through to a broad range of medium and smaller companies and start-ups. The Chamber’s aim is to help our members grow their business, and promote and represent their business interests by providing representation and advocacy; networking and brand exposure; as well as information and insight.

Sponsored by

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited

Booth E50

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited (AEC Group; Stock Code: 8320.HK) is an award-winning leader in sustainability and environmental consulting services. As the first-of-its-kind listed company in Hong Kong, we have extensive real-world experience in leading and supporting organizations spanning across different geographical regions and diversified industries to improve their environmental performance, offer climate resilience solutions and achieve sustainable development in both project and company levels.

Solutions Showcase:

  • ESG Reporting / Consultancy
  • Green / Smart Buildings
  • Sustainability Services

Legal Name: Allied Environmental Consultants Limited

As a leading bank in Asia, UOB is committed to contributing to the region’s long‑term economic, social and environmental well‑being. We keep customers at the centre and provide sustainable financing to help them advance their businesses responsibly. We also nurture professionals and uphold corporate social responsibility with focuses on art, children and education.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

  1. Drive growth sustainably
  2. Keep customers at centre
  3. Develop professionals of principle
  4. Uphold corporate responsibility

Solutions Showcase:

  • Finance & Investments

Legal Name: United Overseas Bank Limited

16:55 – 17:35

Case Study: FinTech & Sustainable Finance

This session will look into the meeting points of investments, sustainability and tech innovations. As the sustainability agenda continues to transform the financial sector, and ESG considerations continue to evolve, the development and adoption of innovative technologies will lead to future financial ecosystems tailored to reach inclusive and sustainable development.

Learnings

  • Technology as a driver for capital markets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The potential of AI and big data in enabling specialised technologies to analyse environmental risks and pertinent economic impacts
  • Digitalisation of sustainability bonds and transactions where this comes into play
  • The importance of data aggregation, reporting and communication in line with global standards

Post-Event Actions

  • Consider the importance of FinTech to the city’s green finance ambitions and how this will impact your organisation and sector
  • Consider how you can equip yourself/your organisation with further industry knowledge and identify the partnerships and collaborations needed to enable ready action

Speakers

MODERATOR

Helene Li

Co-Founder

GoImpact Capital Partners

Helene Li

Co-Founder

GoImpact Capital Partners

Helene Li, a key voice and one of the top sustainable finance influencers globally. As an enthusiastic advocate for Sustainable Finance and Impact Investment, Helene is currently the CEO and co-founder of GoImpact, as well as a sought after speaker and moderator at conferences and industry summits in Sustainable Development.

Mushtaq Kapasi

Managing Director, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific

International Capital Market Association

Mushtaq Kapasi

Managing Director, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific

International Capital Market Association

Mushtaq Kapasi is ICMA’s Chief Representative for the Asia-Pacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar, and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Help to create effective and credible market standards and regulation that help to increase investment into environmental and social projects through the Asian capital markets.

Bill Kentrup

Co-founder & Head of Origination

Allinfra

Bill Kentrup

Co-founder & Head of Origination

Allinfra

Bill has been involved in Asia’s environmental and infrastructure markets since 2001 across Noble Environmental Solutions & Carbon Credits and as Head of Asia Environmental Financial Products and Head of Asia Renewables at Macquarie Bank and Macquarie Capital. More recently, Bill is applying blockchain technology to the financing of infrastructure and environmental assets through Allinfra.

Sponsored by

Allinfra

Allinfra Climate is a blockchain-based platform that helps institutions achieve sustainability goals. Collecting environmental information directly from devices, our end-to-end solution allows users to store, use or monetise this verifiable, auditable data. Together with our asset tokenization platform, we are bringing access, choice and liquidity to global infrastructure and environmental assets.

Legal Name: Allinfra Ltd

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All sessions are subject to change.