Soft skills for sustainability: leadership for the shift

Day 2 : 10:15 – 11:30

Transitioning to a sustainable model for future generations is complex. Leading change in a VUCA environment requires adapting the way we assess a situation, make decisions, and interact with others. Through experiential collective learning, explore your soft skills potential as a change leader.

Session Discussion Points
Three key meta-skills for sustainability leadership: (1) care, (2) design simplifying stories, (3) create common meaning

Intended Post-Event Actions for Delegates
Assess your and the team’s soft skill maturity needed for achieving your sustainability goals, and support one and others in the learning path.


Marine Veillon

Humans Matter

Managing Consultant

Although French born and raised, Marine Veillon spent the last 10 years working across Asia, in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Her experience spans from urban project development, trade show organization to business transformation and change management in various industries: retail, luxury, wine and spirits, services and more.

A curious and agile professional, Marine is passionate about enabling others to develop meaningfully and adapt to new realities.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I want to contribute to Hong Kong’s re-invention as a sustainable city and society, fostering individuals well-being and ability to act, innovating for a better future.

Joyce Wong

Humans Matter

Managing Consultant

With over a decade of professional experience in cross-sector collaboration, social innovation, impact and strategy consulting for the public and private sectors, project design, implementation and communications, Joyce is a seasoned change consultant and well-versed facilitator and presenter at design thinking and capacity-building workshops. She also has a pop-up bookstore with an interesting curation that focuses on social issues and designing for good (in Sai Ying Pun!)

Her previous experience spans government consulting in Hong Kong and the UK, capacity building, innovation and grantmaking for nonprofits and businesses, and corporate communications. She holds two master degrees in Global History and Global Studies from the London School of Economics and Leipzig University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

> Accelerate the sustainable transition by empowering its pioneers and early adopters
> Develop soft skills to foster the ability to act of those who want to leave a better place for the future generations
> Support sustainable leaders with tools that help them reach their purposes
> Create awareness and engagement towards climate change and biodiversity erosion through engaging workshops
> Work on behavioral change in order to implement new sustainable behaviors for individuals and teams

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