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Day 1: Tuesday 5th 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

11:10 – 11:55

Achieving Exponential Value Chain Impact Through Standardised Measurement

11:55 – 12:40

Decarbonising the Supply Chain

Speakers

Tracey Kilminster

Ethical Manager

Sainsbury Argos

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.

12:40 – 13:25

Measuring Social Performance & Impact

Speakers

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.

Miran Ali

Managing Director

Bitopi Group

Miran Ali is Managing Director of Bitopi Group, Vice President of BGMEA and Director at RSC.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To continue the journey towards a sustainable garments industry.

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

13:25 – 14:10

Supply Chain Innovation to Drive a Green Hong Kong

Speakers

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 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 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, 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

14:10 – 14:15

Closing Remarks

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

Speakers

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

Speakers

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

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 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 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

Speakers

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 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 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.

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.

16:45 – 17:40

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

Speakers

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 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

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 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 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 assesment

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

17:40 – 17:45

Closing Remarks

Speakers

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

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Day 2: Wednesday 6th 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.

10:45 – 10:50

Opening Welcome

Speakers

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

Speakers

Coco Du

Research Assistant Professor

Institute for Public Policy, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

My research focuses on environmental policy, green finance and regional innovation. In particular, I am interested in utilizing the practical research approach to address real-life policy problems. At the Institute for Public Policy, our central objective is to connect research and policy, and provide answers to the questions that urgently demand to be tackled.

Ivy Lau

General Manager East Asia

Climate Bonds Initiative

Ivy leads business development and stakeholder engagement in East Asia at CBI. She manages business opportunities in the region and forges strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in green and sustainable finance. She also dedicates herself to policy advisory and capacity building programmes that help accelerate the low carbon economic transition.

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 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

Speakers

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.

Benjamin Patrick McQuhae

Founder

Ben McQuhae & Co

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.

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.

Speakers

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

Speakers

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

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 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.

Sean Purdie

Managing Partner, Power – Asia Pacific

ERM

Sean has over 20 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific power industry, working in senior roles in power sector consultancy, investment and project development. He joined ERM in 2013 as their power sector lead for Asia Pacific.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My focus is to lead the power sector transition to a low carbon future.

13:10 – 13:25

New Standards for Smart Buildings Under a New Normal

Speakers

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

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

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.

Speakers

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.

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 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

14:05 – 14:10

Closing Remarks

Speakers

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

14:35 – 15:25

Financing Businesses to Leapfrog to a Low-carbon Economy

Speakers

Ellen Lam

Senior Advisor, Environmental Finance

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-HK)

Ellen focuses on WWF’s Environmental Bond Initiative aiming to promote effective and credible environmental bonds standards in Hong Kong and the region, based on international best practice. As a member of the green bond working group of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, she also works closely with financial industry leaders to support the HKSAR government’s initiative to encourage more green bond issuances and investments.

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 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.

15:45 – 16:35

Case Study: Financing Green & Sustainable Real Estate

Speakers

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 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.

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.

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

16:55 – 17:45

Case Study: FinTech & Sustainable Finance

Speakers

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 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 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.

 

17:45 – 17:50

Closing Remarks

Headline Theatre Sponsor

All sessions are subject to change.