REPLAY RETHINK HK 2021 - ON DEMAND

Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Headline Theatre Sponsor

Day 1 – Tuesday 05 Oct 2021

09:45 – 10:00

Opening Welcome

10:00 – 10:20

Opening Address: Decarbonising Hong Kong for 2050

Hong Kong is gearing up for carbon neutrality before 2050.  The ambitious target brings opportunities and challenges.  All of us need to support the decarbonisation transition towards zero carbon electricity, energy saving, green mobility and waste reduction.

Speakers

Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP

Secretary for the Environment

HKSAR Government

Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP

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.

10:25 – 11:15

Hong Kong and Our Decarbonisation Pathway

Hong Kong has set a target to become carbon neutral by 2050, but can it deliver? What’s our best path forward? Are there obstacles in the way? Can we turn transition risks into opportunities?  See what the city’s top listco’s are doing to fast track decarbonisation.

Learnings

  • How are corporates addressing climate risks that are already baked-in? How do corporates go about setting carbon targets?
  • Challenges faced e.g. lack of policy support and financing, available tech for capture and offsets, consumer pushback, fast-evolving climate science and uncertainty
  • Changing power mix, increasing building efficiency, and rethinking mobility & waste have the highest emission reduction potential for Hong Kong
  • Key opportunities to further fast track decarbonisation and bring forward carbon neutrality to 2050

Post-Event Actions

  • Assess your organization’s GHG emissions and try to improve your organization’s energy efficiency and mobility footprint
  • Understand that carbon neutrality or net zero is not achievable without carbon offsets globally, and requires the development of carbon trading markets and innovation in carbon capture tech. Hong Kong as a finance hub can help drive this.
  • Realise that regardless of whether we achieve carbon neutrality or net zero, we will have to up adaptation for baked-in impacts

Speakers

MODERATOR

Debra Tan

Director & Head

China Water Risk

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

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 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.

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

Legal Name: Cornerstone EV Charging Service Limited

11:30 – 11:45

Sustainable Transformation in the Automotive Industry

Ecological and social responsibility is embedded throughout the BMW Group strategy. Hear how BMW are accelerating technological innovations to drive environmentally friendly transformation, create cooperation with partners and suppliers to tackle the entire value chain and develop the “greenest” and most desirable premium products and experiences.

Learnings

  • Technological innovation in Automotive
  • Optimizing the Value Chain
  • Creating Sustainable Products
  • Thinking beyond CO2 – towards a circular economy

Speakers

Martijn Oremus

Managing Director

BMW Group Hong Kong

Martijn Oremus

Managing Director

BMW Group Hong Kong

Chairman, European Automotive Council

Martijn is an international business leader with broad interdisciplinary experience in premium automotive and luxury goods business. Since the beginning of 2019 Martijn has been based in Hong Kong where in his role as Managing Director for the BMW Group Importer Office he is responsible for the BMW and MINI business in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

11:45 – 12:35

Preparing for Mandated Climate Risk Disclosure (TCFD)

Climate disclosures in the financial sector can sometimes feel like chasing a moving target. Regulators in APAC understand the need for increased disclosure and are implementing new regulations and mandating disclosure in line with TCFD. This session will discuss emerging requirements and expectations around the scope and quality of climate disclosures in the region.

Learnings

  • Understand how TCFD climate disclosure can add value to your organization
  • Learn about the investors’ perspective on the importance of climate disclosure
  • Hear the latest good practice examples of climate disclosure from Asia Pacific
  • Get information on how your organization can take the next step in your climate disclosure journey

Post-Event Actions

  • Ask whether your company prepared and disclosed on its climate change strategy
  • Look at your own personal investments to see whether your portfolio contains climate resilient companies
  • Ask questions of companies your work with – customer and suppliers – how resilient they are to the effects of climate change

Speakers

MODERATOR

Piers Touzel

Managing Partner – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Environmental Resources Management

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.

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.

Nadira Lamrad

Director – Sustainability and ESG Advisory

Business Environment Council

Nadira Lamrad

Director – Sustainability and ESG Advisory

Business Environment Council

Dr Lamrad leads the sustainability and ESG advisory team at BEC, advising corporate clients on how to develop and communicate sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance. She monitors and analyses the latest market and regulatory developments to advise clients on potential ESG risks and opportunities. Dr Lamrad has worked with a number of large, small and medium enterprises, providing guidance and advisory services regarding their sustainability strategies, benchmarking, policy development and reporting. In her academic capacity, Dr Lamrad’s expertise covers global governance, private regulation, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Dr Lamrad investigated the role of business in sustainable development and introduced innovative models for understanding how corporate responsibility is operationalised in different jurisdictions. For the past decade, Dr Lamrad has applied her wide-ranging expertise to cultivate thought leadership around corporate sustainability, develop and execute sustainability strategies, and assess and improve overall performance.

Zoe Lau

Vice President

BlackRock

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

Legal Name: ERM-Hong Kong Limited

12:40 – 13:30

Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Finance – Now and Beyond

Carbon neutrality goals across the world present the biggest green and sustainable finance opportunities. As the door step to China and an international finance center, how has Hong Kong performed in recent years to position itself as the green and sustainable Finance hub? Where are the opportunities? What are some tools we can use to scale up?

Learnings

  • Key green and sustainable finance development in Hong Kong – Regulatory/policy landscape over the past two years and what to expect coming up
  • Opportunities as the bridge between China and Hong Kong – Issuers/corporates and financing perspectives
  • Green and sustainable finance outlook

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand key green and sustainable developments in Hong Kong
  • Evaluate how organisations can leverage green and sustainable financing opportunities
  • Develop the capacity to navigate and position your organisations in face of upcoming regulatory changes

Speakers

MODERATOR

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).

Kenneth Hui

Head (Market Development), External Department

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Kenneth Hui

Head (Market Development), External Department

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Kenneth Hui is the Head of Market Development Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), in charge of the HKMA’s efforts to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international financial centre. Prior to joining the HKMA, Ken was a senior manager at the Investment Products Division of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), specialising in regulatory policies on retail funds and innovative retail investment products. During his time at the SFC, Ken was seconded to the Secretariat of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, where he was responsible for global OTC derivatives reforms.

Christine Ip

CEO – Greater China

UOB

Christine Ip

CEO – Greater China

UOB

Christine Ip is CEO – Greater China of UOB and a non-executive director of UOB China. Ip has more than 30 years of experience in both consumer and corporate banking and has significant experience in the mainland China and overseas markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Hong Kong and a MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

With sustainability being integral to the competitive agility of every organisation, Christine Ip strives to ensure the 17 Sustainability Development Goals are firmly embedded in corporate strategy for the more sustainable environmental, social and governance outcomes.

Edoardo Francesco Sabatino

Sustainable Finance APAC

Intesa Sanpaolo

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 General Chamber of Commerce

For the past 159 years, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has grown together with Hong Kong and the business community. Our mission is to promote, represent and safeguard the interests of the business community in Hong Kong, and at the same time provide support, networks, training and business services to help the business community grow.

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

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

13:30 – 13:40

Sustainability and Foreign Direct Investment

Hong Kong is renowned as a centre for raising capital, and a hot topic around the world is sustainability. The demand for being sustainable is on the rise, not only in the investor community but also amongst your customers. Indeed, today companies are accountable to a wide range of stakeholders including investors, customers, employees and nongovernmental organisations that want to evaluate and assess a company’s impact on the world.

Learnings

Hong Kong’s sustainability development

Why Hong Kong?

  • A strong pipeline of funding with active investors such as VCs, PEs, and vibrant IPO market
  • Government incentives
  • Growing awareness

Opportunities from GBA

Speakers

Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion

Invest Hong Kong

Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion

Invest Hong Kong

Mr. Charles Ng heads the Sector Specialists Group helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. The nine Sector Speclialist Teams grouped under three Clusters namely: Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fintech, Financial & Professional Services and Lifestyle & Creative Industries offer a one stop service to help startups, scale ups, small medium enterprises and multinational corporations tap into the opportunities Hong Kong, the Guangdong, Hong Kong Macau Greater Bay Area, the Mainland and Asia have to offer to grow their business.

14:30 – 14:50

EU Policies for Sustainable Trade

The EU aims to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050, by decoupling economic growth from the use of resources and making sure nobody is left behind. Partnership with our trading partners and industry is crucial for this. How?

Learnings

  • How can the European Green Deal and EU’s trade policy make a difference – and is it enough? Ways to ensure climate action and trade policy in Europe makes a global impact.
  • What and which values should be part of a sustainability agenda?
  • Sustainable Corporate Governance: a business model in its own right?
  • Areas to engage with decision makers and create partnerships

Post-Event Actions

  • Support an ambitious sustainability agenda for the upcoming WTO Ministerial
  • Discuss and assess EU standards and policies and see how they fit locally and internationally
  • Partner up with local industry to explore sustainable business opportunities, and advocate for change

Speakers

Walter van Hattum

Head of Economic and Trade Section

European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

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

MODERATOR

Andrew Young

Associate Director (Innovation)

Sino Group

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.

Linda Bradley

Trade & Invest Commissioner Hong Kong for Sweden

Business Sweden

Linda Bradley

Trade & Invest Commissioner Hong Kong for Sweden

Business Sweden

Linda Bradley, MSc Industrial Engineering, is Sweden’s Trade and Invest Commissioner to Hong Kong as of this year. Sweden’s business promotion focus areas are Smart city development, Smart Energy and Sustainable consumption/food. Linda is Chairperson at Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong, helping innovative companies to tap into the market.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Sweden aims to be the first fossil-free welfare nation in the world.

This aim shows that Sweden’s strategy is not just about reducing emissions, but is also about doing so in a way that also enhances well-being. By showing that it is possible, we can inspire more countries to follow the same path.

Dr Shauhrat Chopra

Assistant Professor

School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Dr Shauhrat Chopra

Assistant Professor

School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Shauhrat S. Chopra received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 2015. His data-driven research is focused on guiding the sustainable design of future transformative emerging technologies. Dr. Chopra’s transdisciplinary collaborations with industrial partners enable actionable research toward sustainability and resilience of critical sectors, including energy, transportation, finance, textile, and food systems.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Designing and applying systems level modeling approaches for prospective sustainability assessment to inform decision-making.

Kent Jan

Director & Head of Corporate Development

Hongkong Land Limited

Kent Jan

Director & Head of Corporate Development

Hongkong Land Limited

Kent embraces change and challenges. He leads Hongkong Land on innovation activities, focusing on adding value to customers and the business by exploring and implementing new ideas and technologies. Prior to his current role, he held senior positions in corporate finance, business development, financial control and risk management in various industries including real estate, hospitality, banking and infrastructure sectors.

Shervin Sharghy

Founder

EcoBricks Limited

Shervin Sharghy

Founder

EcoBricks Limited

A former investment banker turned impact entrepreneur, Shervin has dedicated himself to developing a financially viable and scalable solution to the global plastic waste crisis and reducing the environmental damage and carbon footprint of the construction industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Increasing plastic waste recycling rates, creating a true circular economy solution and reducing embodied carbon in construction.

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’.

Legal Name: Sino Administration Serviced Limited

 

16:00 – 16:50

Corporate Governance – The Pathway to a Successful Sustainability Strategy

While much of the popular and media focus on ESG today is around the big environmental and social stories, corporate and investment insiders consistently say that the “G” is the foundation of ESG. What does this mean in practical terms? How are the boards of leading companies thinking through climate change and other major sustainability risks—and what new mechanisms are they using?

Learnings

  • What are institutional investors looking for from companies in terms of high-quality and financially meaningful ESG reporting? Do investors convey a coherent and consistent message to companies?
  • Looking forward, should executive compensation be linked to specific climate risk targets?
  • The pressures on Asian companies in all these areas are increasing rapidly. Crafting a sound strategic response is critical to corporate value, the natural environment and society over the long term. Should we wait for governments to set the agenda and direction?

Post-Event Actions

  • Rethink how high-quality and financially meaningful ESG reporting will evolve for your company, industry and investors in the coming years
  • Assess the governance mechanisms your company is implementing or planning to implement to mitigate climate change and other major sustainability risks
  • Consider and identify key stakeholders who will be crucial in your company’s development of a sustainability strategy for corporate value, the natural environment and society in the longer term

Speakers

MODERATOR

Jamie Allen

Secretary General

Asian Corporate Governance Association

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.

Gill Meller

Legal and Governance Director

MTR Corporation Limited

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.

Yoo-Kyung Park

APAC Head of Responsible Investment & Governance

APG Asset Management

Yoo-Kyung Park

APAC Head of Responsible Investment & Governance

APG Asset Management

Yoo-Kyung Park is Asia-Pacific head of the Global Responsible Investment and Governance Team at APG Asset Management Asia, an asset manager for Dutch pension funds, based in Hong Kong. Her main role is to oversee portfolios and implement Responsible Investment Policies on behalf of APG clients. Asset classes under her responsibility include: listed equities, listed real estate, infrastructure, and private/strategic real estate investments. She covers the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan and Australia, and actively engages with portfolio companies, market regulators/exchanges, and other institutional investors on corporate governance, environmental and social issues. Prior to APG, she was a securities analyst at international investment banks such as Barings Securities and KEB Salomon Smith Barney. She has covered a range of industry sectors including power/gas utilities, consumer, transportation, and heavy industries such as steel, chemicals and refining.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To help companies make brave decisions to shut down coal fired power facilities.

Wendy Yung

Founder

Practising Governance

Wendy Yung

Founder

Practising Governance

Wendy is an advocate for good corporate governance. She is a co-opted member of Audit and Risk Committee of Hospital Authority, and was previously Executive Director of Hysan Development. First trained as a solicitor, Wendy is a CPA and governance practitioner in HK. She is a law graduate, Oxford University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To contribute towards further enhancing the “G” (governance) factor.

16:55 – 17:35

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?

Learnings

  • Climate change risks’ impact on infrastructure and supply chains across different sectors
  • Corporate strategies in climate risk assessment – the process and collaborations needed to develop an adaptation plan
  • Opportunities for addressing physical risks from climate change in business strategy and the benefits of de-risking

Post-Event Actions

  • Assess whether your organisation has in place the measures and plans to adapt to and address future climate risks and extreme weather patterns
  • Understand how to leverage the latest climate science and predictive analytics tools for concrete actions for climate-resilient infrastructure
  • Explore city-level public-private sector collaboration to adapt to climate risks for urban infrastructure

Speakers

MODERATOR

Stacey Chow

Director and Asia Lead for Business & Society

Brunswick Group