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Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

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Day 1 – Tuesday 05 Oct 2021

09:45 – 09:55

Opening Ceremony: Photo Call

09:55 – 10:00

Opening Welcome

10:00 – 10:20

Opening Address: Decarbonising Hong Kong for 2050

Speakers

Mr Wong Kam-sing

Secretary for the Environment

HKSAR Government

Mr Wong Kam-sing was born in 1963 and graduated from the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong.  He received further education on sustainable built environment in the postgraduate program from the University of British Columbia in Canada.  He assumed the post of the Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government on 1 July 2012.

As an architect by profession, Mr Wong has been promoting sustainable built environment since 1990s.  His designs and researches on sustainable built environment have won him various local, regional and international awards.  He served as the founder Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Chairman of the Professional Green Building Council and the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and has contributed to the promotion and research of the standards and guidelines for sustainable built environment applicable to the high-density urban environment of Hong Kong.

During his tenure as the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong has launched and updated a number of policy blueprints covering air quality, waste management, energy saving, climate actions and biodiversity.

10:20 – 11:10

Hong Kong and Our Decarbonisation Pathway

Speakers

Debra Tan

Director & Head

China Water Risk

Tan heads CWR, a non-profit that aims to “mainstream” water and climate risks into financial decision-making and corporate strategies. She built CWR from an idea into a leader in the global water risk conversation, be it waternomics or valuation methodologies. Tan spends her spare time exploring Himalayan glaciers in Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Ensuring water for all in a changing climate.

Lawson Lau

Executive Director

Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited

Mr. Lawson Lau is the Executive Director of Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited. Prior to founding Cornerstone Technologies, Lawson spent over 19 years in the construction industry, primarily on product management and business development.

Lawson runs all facets of the business and oversees Cornerstone Technologies’ innovation efforts in EV (Electric Vehicle) charging, sustainable energy and IT solutions starting from 2016.

Jim Taylor

Senior Director – Planning & Development

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Jim is Senior Director – Planning & Development at CLP Power Hong Kong, where he is responsible for supporting the company’s future long term strategic development and regulatory regime.  He has extensive senior management experience of electricity, gas and environmental issues with leading companies in both regulated and deregulated energy markets in the UK and Australia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

2021 is CLP’s 120th year.  We aim to use our experience and expertise to work with government and other key stakeholders this year to develop a practical roadmap to help Hong Kong reach carbon neutrality before 2050.

Dr Mark Watson

Group Head of Sustainability

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

As Group Head of Sustainability at John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd, Mark is responsible for setting overall Group strategy on sustainability issues, covering material environmental risks such as climate change, water, energy and waste, social issues as well as overseeing external ESG investor ratings and performance, and green finance initiatives.

Supported by

China Water Risk – Booth NGO Lounge

A think tank creating a world where water & climate risks are embedded in business & finance to enable better decisions.

Hong Kong 2050 is Now – Booth MP11

Hong Kong 2050 is Now is a Hong Kong-based platform for education, collaboration, and action on the climate crisis. We seek to inspire ambitious target setting, induce behaviour change, and mobilise collective action towards a carbon-neutral Hong Kong.

We believe tackling the climate crisis does not need to compromise quality of life. The decarbonisation of our city is not only technically feasible, but also offers “multiple wins,” including significant economic and environmental benefits. We believe a decarbonised city is people-centric, more liveable, healthier, and economically successful. That is what we envision for Hong Kong.

To achieve these benefits and reach net-zero emissions at reasonable cost, action must be taken as soon as possible.

Sponsored by

Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited – Booth A60

In the midst of the modern world with various environmental challenges, building a carbon-free planet needs everyone’s participation. Cornerstone Technologies continuously strives for easily accessible sustainable innovations. Through our EV charging, Cornerstone Energy as well as Cornerstone IT, we help fast track you toward a cleaner future.

Solutions Showcase:

  • GreenTech
  • Sustainable Products
  • Sustainability Services

11:45 – 12:35

Preparing for Mandated Climate Risk Disclosure (TCFD)

Speakers

Piers Touzel

Managing Partner – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Environmental Resources Management

Piers is ERM’s Managing Partner for China/Hong Kong/Taiwan. He works with industrial and financial sector clients to identify, quantify, manage and disclose sustainability risks.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To educate others about the realities of climate change and the steps that can be taken to reduce emissions.

Mark Harper

Group Sustainable Development Manager

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

At Swire Mark is responsible for the Group’s ESG disclosure and TCFD reporting as well as guiding the development of Group strategy on Climate, and Waste. He sits on the Board and Executive Committees of a number of NGO’s including Business Environment Council, Drink Without Waste and HeroesToo.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Rollout of the Group’s Net Zero Carbon emissions and zero to landfill commitments. Finalising the Group’s climate risk assessment process and analysis.

Zoe Lau

Vice President

BlackRock

Zoe Lau is a Vice President at BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship (BIS) team in APAC. She is responsible for engaging with listed companies in BlackRock’s portfolio on corporate governance and sustainability issues. She also contributes to BlackRock’s interactions with regulators and industry organizations on relevant policy matters in the region.

Supported by

Business Environment Council – Booth C32

Business Environment Council Limited (BEC) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong.

Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility.

BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.

Sponsored by

Environmental Resources Management – Booth C65

At ERM, sustainability is our business. We are the largest global sustainability consultancy, partnering with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative sustainability solutions and unlocking commercial opportunities. We have been in Hong Kong since 1987 and our diverse team supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. Setting ambitious science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as part of a unified private sector response to the global risks of climate change. Validated by the Science Based Targets initiative, this makes us an early adopter among the professional services sector.

2. Achieving net-zero carbon emissions across our operations by 2025.

3. Reporting to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard through our annual Sustainability Report.

4. Meeting the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, and through it a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and the Sustainable Oceans Principles.

5. Respecting human rights and a world free of slavery. We recognize our responsibility to support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, as defined by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We report annually in compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

6. Signatory to the Race at Work Charter driven by Business in the Community.

Solutions Showcase:

  • ESG Reporting / Consultancy
  • Professional Services
  • Sustainability Services

12:50 – 13:40

Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Finance – Now and Beyond

Speakers

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).

Edoardo Francesco Sabatino

Sustainable Finance APAC

Intesa Sanpaolo

Edoardo Francesco Sabatino is an intrapreneur and manages Sustainable Finance deals of Intesa Sanpaolo, IMI Corporate & Investment Banking division in APAC. On the institutional side, he is a Member of the HKGCC – Environment & Sustainability Committee. Furthermore, he is pursuing a joint Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School and Hong Kong University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

I’m keen to boost Circular Economy practices in APAC, discover new business opportunities related to sustainability and work toward a better will for our planet, oceans and communities.

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.

14:30 – 14:50

EU Policies for Sustainable Trade

Speakers

Walter van Hattum

Head of Economic and Trade Section

European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

My career combines commercial with sustainability policies. I worked for the ILO in Nigeria; the Dutch MFA and for the EU on nuclear fusion, humanitarian aid and health policies. Recent postings include Indonesia and the Philippines, where I served as head of the trade section of the EU Delegation, following which I was responsible for leveraging EU’s trade (preferences) for improving labour, human rights and environmental standards. In January 2021, I was appointed head of the trade section of the EU office to Hong Kong and Macao.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Supporting the green transformation
  • Green/sustainable finance/trade and values/partnerships
  • Be mindful of own behaviour

14:50 – 15:40

Integrating Innovations to Accelerate Sustainable Development in Hong Kong

Speakers

Andrew Young

Associate Director (Innovation)

Sino Group

Ir Andrew Young has over 38 years of executive experience, including Chief Commercial Officer of HKSTP and Director of Partnership Development for PolyU. He is now an Associate Director (Innovation) for Sino Group with responsibility to explore and identify innovations and technologies and investment opportunities in technology ventures.

Sponsored by

Sino Group

Headline Sponsor for the Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Sustainability is central to what we do at Sino Group as we seek to create value for stakeholders and make business a driver of sustainability for a better future. Taking a holistic approach, we integrate sustainability into every aspect of our operations – from architectural planning to environmentally friendly provisions, from green property management to green innovations, from taking care of our colleagues to serving the community – to ‘create better lifescapes’.

 

 

16:00 – 16:50

Corporate Governance – The Pathway to a Successful Sustainability Strategy

Speakers

Jamie Allen

Secretary General

Asian Corporate Governance Association

Jamie Allen is the founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association, an independent membership association carrying out original research, advocacy and education on corporate governance in Asia since 1999.

Roberto Guidetti

Group CEO & Director

Vitasoy International Holdings

After his Economics degree and MBA in Italy, Roberto worked at Procter & Gamble in Europe and Asia across local, regional and global roles. He then became Vice President & General Manager of Coca-Cola China. He joined Vitasoy as Group CEO in 2013, and is also Director of Ariston Thermo Group.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Advance Vitasoy ESG framework KPIs of Making the Right Products (sustainable plant-based) in the Right Way (energy and waste reduction, workforce); Emissions reduction glidepath; Progress in external ESG ratings

Gill Meller

Legal and Governance Director

MTR Corporation Limited

Gill Meller is MTR’s Legal & Governance Director. She is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Company’s environmental, social and governance strategy and also leads the Company’s legal, company secretarial, compliance, insurance and risk management functions and a central procurement and supply chain function.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My sustainability goal is to really embed ESG thinking within MTR so that it just becomes the way that we do business.

16:50 – 17:30

Climate Risk Adaptation in Action

Climate risks are the top global risks in terms of both likelihood and impact for the next decade, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Risks Report. What can organisations do to assess, manage and take concrete actions to address physical risks from climate change?

Speakers

Stacey Chow

Director and Asia Lead for Business & Society

Brunswick Group

Brunswick Group is a global strategic advisory firm that advises leading companies on how to navigate critical issues that span the interconnected financial, political, and social arenas. Stacey leads Brunswick’s Business & Society work for the Asia Pacific region, and advises companies on sustainability, social purpose, stakeholder engagement and leadership positioning for senior executives. Prior to Brunswick, Stacey worked at the World Economic Forum and World Bank.

Dr Entela Benz

Chief Executive Officer

Intensel – Climate Risk Solutions

Entela is the CEO and Co-founder of Intensel Limited, an AI-powered climate science for predicting climate related risks. She serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Finance, HKUST Business School, and has delivered several ESG training for companies. Entela hold various board level advisory positions. She graduated with a PhD in Financial Engineering from SFI, Switzerland, MPhil in International Economics from HEI, Geneva, Switzerland and Certificate of Finance from Oxford University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Make physical climate risk analytics accessible to business and people.

John Haffner

General Manager – Sustainability

Hang Lung Properties Ltd.

John Haffner is General Manager – Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties Ltd., where he is responsible for formulating the Group-wide sustainability strategy and driving its execution. He has more than two decades of experience in cleantech, infrastructure and sustainability in Asia and North America, and is proficient in Mandarin.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To make significant progress against defined sustainability goals both professionally and personally.

Liu Ye

Catastrophe Risk Manager

SCOR

Liu Ye is an enthusiast in natural catastrophe risk management. She leads part of the modeling team in Scor P&C Asia-Pacific and has broad experience over the region. She believes in the role of insurance, science and technology in facilitating climate change adaptation and building a resilient and sustainable society.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Help combat climate change and its impacts.

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Day 2 – Wednesday 06 Oct 2021

10:10 – 10:25

Opening Welcome

Speakers

Andrew Young

Associate Director (Innovation)

Sino Group

Ir Andrew Young has over 38 years of executive experience, including Chief Commercial Officer of HKSTP and Director of Partnership Development for PolyU. He is now an Associate Director (Innovation) for Sino Group with responsibility to explore and identify innovations and technologies and investment opportunities in technology ventures.

Sponsored by

Sino Group

Headline Sponsor for the Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Sustainability is central to what we do at Sino Group as we seek to create value for stakeholders and make business a driver of sustainability for a better future. Taking a holistic approach, we integrate sustainability into every aspect of our operations – from architectural planning to environmentally friendly provisions, from green property management to green innovations, from taking care of our colleagues to serving the community – to ‘create better lifescapes’.

 

 

10:25 – 10:50

Sustainability Leadership in a Decade of Action

By live video

In this fireside chat, Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan will interview Jeff Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer of Levi Strauss & Co on how to drive even more impact in sustainability at this critical junction in the sustainable development movement.

Speakers

Chris Coulter

CEO

GlobeScan

Chris works with leadership organizations to help them better understand and respond to shifting stakeholder expectations, build trust with key constituencies and exert greater influence in shaping the future. Chris has two decades of experience in providing evidence-based counsel in the areas of reputation, purpose and sustainability. He is passionate about building trusted and recognized leadership for GlobeScan’s clients.

Jeffrey Hogue

Chief Sustainability Officer

Levi Strauss & Co.

Jeffrey Hogue is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Levi Strauss & Co., where he leads the sustainability and circular economy efforts for the 168-year-old company, working to create positive environmental and social impact across global operations.

Supported by

GlobeScan

GlobeScan is a strategy and research organisation that advises on sustainability issues for corporations, NGOs, and governmental organisations. We offer specialist research, advisory and engagement services and partner with clients to meet strategic sustainability objectives.

10:50 – 11:30

Markets over Morals: Sustainability as a Better Way to Do Business

Speakers

Pamela Mar

Executive Vice President, Knowledge and Applications

Fung Group

Pamela Mar leads the development of knowledge and applications which support the Fung Group’s strategic response to disruption driven by technology, the rise of sustainability, geopolitical risk and the changing nature of consumption. Current explorations include trade finance, sustainable finance and the global supply chain’s evolution after Covid-19.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Drive sustainability into finance and supply chains.

12:10 – 13:00

Sustainable Development – The New Ambition Powering Hong Kong’s Conglomerates

Speakers

Jonathan Mark Lloyd

Group Corporate Secretary

Jardine Matheson Limited

Jonathan joined Jardines in HK in January 2018 and has taken a leading role in the development and implementation of the Group’s sustainability strategy over the past two years. He spent many years as a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the UK, Europe and Asia, before joining Tesco in 2005, where his role included leading engagement with investors on ESG matters and working closely with the group’s sustainability team.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To embed an effective approach to measurement and reporting of sustainability progress across our Group companies, and drive high levels of colleague engagement in our sustainability agenda.

Ellie Tang

Head of Sustainability

New World Development Company Limited

Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited and K11 Concepts Limited, where she founded the function and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, leads sustainable financing initiatives, and founded Nature Discovery Park at K11 MUSEA.

Dr Mark Watson

Group Head of Sustainability

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

As Group Head of Sustainability at John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd, Mark is responsible for setting overall Group strategy on sustainability issues, covering material environmental risks such as climate change, water, energy and waste, social issues as well as overseeing external ESG investor ratings and performance, and green finance initiatives.

13:00 – 13:50

Powerful Partnerships for a Circular Economy: The Story of Plastic Reborn

To promote waste reduction and local plastics circular solutions, Watsons HK and P&G HK launched Plastic Reborn, a 3-year, territory-wide plastic container recycling program in February. Plastic Reborn is partnering with The Loops Hong Kong, a local recycling company, and New Life Plastics, a local recycling facility located in Eco Park.

Speakers

Renee Chan

Customer Director

Watsons Hong Kong

Renee Chan, Customer Director of Watsons Hong Kong, is a seasoned marketer with over 15 years of experience in turning data insights into O+O customer experience campaign to grow loyalty via online and offline platforms. She refreshes social purpose of Watsons – “Look Good, Do Good. Feel Great.” to engage customers in fostering sustainable lifestyle.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Watsons commits in sustainability development in “Look Good. Do Good. Feel Great.” and will strengthen two core goals to its 2030 Group Sustainability Roadmap – better waste management and more responsible Own Brand products.

Yvette Fan

Managing Director and Vice President

Procter & Gamble Hong Kong Ltd

Yvette has more than 17 years of experience in leadership role on strategy and portfolio management across P&G China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Aside from being an advocate for corporate’s force for good, she is also the key sponsor and ally to P&G’s citizenship initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To develop circular solutions with partners and the society to reduce plastic waste to landfill in Hong Kong through P&G’s 3-year Plastic Reborn program.

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.

Jorch Wong

Founder

The Loops Hong Kong

Entrepreneur with a creative solution in the recycling and circular economy industry, founded The Loops Hong Kong, providing professional recycling service among commercial and residential client.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Build a better loop for recycling in Hong Kong.

Sponsored by

P&G

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ariel®,  Braun®,  Crest®, Gillette®,  Head & Shoulders®,  Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Rejoice®, SK-II®, VS Sassoon® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands from the Headquarter.

For local P&G information, visit us at http://www.pghongkong.com.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

To help build awareness, participation & confidence in the HK circular economy so that HK can reduce the plastic waste to landfill and increase plastics recycling

14:30 – 14:50

The Business of Biodiversity (Introduction)

By live video

We need to rapidly scale and speed up business action and policy ambition for a nature-positive, net-zero and equitable world. Biodiversity underpins the health of both the planet and people.

Speakers

Eva Zabey

Executive Director

Business for Nature

Eva leads Business for Nature coalition that drives nature-positive business action and policy ambition. Previously, Eva spent 15 years at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), leading work on natural, social and human capital measurement and valuation for business decision-making and disclosure, including the Natural Capital Protocol.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Amplify the voice of leading business to drive action and policy ambition to a nature-positive, net-zero and equitable world.

14:50 – 15:30

The Business of Biodiversity (Panel)

Speakers

Terence Fong

Partner

Environmental Resources Management

Terence has >21 years’ experience in ecological research, environmental management and conservation and is highly familiar with International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards, particularly PS6 and ‘Critical’ habitat evaluation. He has managed, designed and supervised numerous Projects, particularly renewables spanning across wider Asia Pacific region to meet client requirements.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Helping my clients to achieve no-net-loss and/ or net gain for biodiversity.

Chinali Patel

Consul – International Illicit Finance Policy Lead

British Consulate General Hong Kong

Chinali Patel is a UK diplomat at the British Consulate General in Hong Kong leading on illicit finance policy. Chinali maintains excellent relationships with key influencers, wider civil society and international partners to ensure a coordinated and responsive approach to issues which need addressing at international, regional and local level in addressing illicit finance.

Nancy Wang

Director, Sustainable Finance

ANZ

Sustainable Finance specialist at ANZ originating, structuring and guiding for best practice transactions. We are actively engaging with corporates on the transition to a low carbon economy and bringing the diversity of financing formats available in loans, capital markets, and transaction banking to support an inclusive transition.

Sponsored by

Environmental Resources Management – Booth C65

At ERM, sustainability is our business. We are the largest global sustainability consultancy, partnering with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative sustainability solutions and unlocking commercial opportunities. We have been in Hong Kong since 1987 and our diverse team supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability.

Our sustainability goals for 2021:

1. Setting ambitious science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as part of a unified private sector response to the global risks of climate change. Validated by the Science Based Targets initiative, this makes us an early adopter among the professional services sector.

2. Achieving net-zero carbon emissions across our operations by 2025.

3. Reporting to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard through our annual Sustainability Report.

4. Meeting the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, and through it a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and the Sustainable Oceans Principles.

5. Respecting human rights and a world free of slavery. We recognize our responsibility to support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, as defined by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We report annually in compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

6. Signatory to the Race at Work Charter driven by Business in the Community.

Solutions Showcase:

  • ESG Reporting / Consultancy
  • Professional Services
  • Sustainability Services

15:30 – 15:45

The Power of Nature: Unlocking the Potential of Nature-Based Solutions to Tackle Climate Change (Introduction)

Speakers

Will McGoldrick

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific

The Nature Conservancy

William McGoldrick is the acting Regional Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, he leads a USD $45 million program across 12 countries in support of TNC’s two foremost priorities: protecting lands, oceans and freshwater; and tackling climate change through science-based mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Supported by

The Nature Conservancy – Booth NGO Lounge

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. We work in Hong Kong to invest in nature-based solutions while empowering its urban population to address critical environmental challenges. Leveraging our data-backed science and global expertise, we aim to improve the local ecological, economic and social value of Hong Kong’s natural resources.

15:45 – 16:30

The Power of Nature: Unlocking the Potential of Nature-Based Solutions to Tackle Climate Change (Panel)

Speakers

Will McGoldrick

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific

The Nature Conservancy

William McGoldrick is the acting Regional Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, he leads a USD $45 million program across 12 countries in support of TNC’s two foremost priorities: protecting lands, oceans and freshwater; and tackling climate change through science-based mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Robert Barker

Chief Sustainable Business Officer – CIB APAC

BNP Paribas

Rob Barker is Chief Sustainable Business Officer, CIB Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas. Building on 28 years in financial markets and 15 years at BNP Paribas, Rob leads the definition and approach for sustainable finance for the corporate and institutional banking franchise in the bank for Asia Pacific.

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.

Michael Korora

Partner

OBJECT TERRITORIES

Michael Kokora is a partner at OBJECT TERRITORIES, a critical design practice based in Hong Kong and New York that works at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. We engage the built environment at scales ranging from strategic interventions to architectural projects and regional masterplans. We explore the spatial conditions between objects (buildings) and territories (landscapes) to develop intelligent forms with a commitment to public space and environmental activism. Michael is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and teaches in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Developing the potential for new ecologies and habitats in coastal, terrestrial, and urban conditions.

Supported by

The Nature Conservancy – Booth NGO Lounge

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. We work in Hong Kong to invest in nature-based solutions while empowering its urban population to address critical environmental challenges. Leveraging our data-backed science and global expertise, we aim to improve the local ecological, economic and social value of Hong Kong’s natural resources.

16:45 – 17:30

Carbonless Asia Challenge – Hong Kong

To meet its carbon targets, industries in Asia need to decarbonize – fast. This session will introduce some Carbonless trailblazers, and preview the upcoming Carbonless Hong Kong Challenge.

Headline Theatre Sponsor

All sessions are subject to change.