Net Zero & Nature Positive Theatre (Keynote)

Beyond the Scope: Accelerating Decarbonisation Across the Value Chain

Day 1 : 11:00 – 12:05

Measuring and managing supply chain emissions plays an integral role in realising our net-zero ambitions. As companies and governments look to reduce their carbon footprints and meet ambitious climate goals, it is vital to consider the broader scope of emissions, including those from upstream and downstream activities.

One of the struggles associated with addressing carbon footprints is the challenges posed by Scope 3 emissions. Hear from leaders in this space on how they try and move beyond Scope 1 & 2, as a key opportunity for emissions and cost reduction as well as positive engagement with all stakeholders. They will also explore the value chain process as we explore the path to net-zero.


  • While companies are in a unique position to influence supplier behaviours, operations and investments, competing priorities and supply chain complexity have led to delayed action in this space. What are some trends and challenges that leaders are seeing in the Scope 3 reporting and management landscape?
  • What opportunities and challenges are there on the path to net-zero?
  • How are leadership companies scaling up collaborations and articulating holistic engagement plans with investors, clients, suppliers and teams?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on concrete steps companies are taking to assess and address Scope 3 emissions hotspots in their value chains, and building and maintaining positive relationships with investors, clients, suppliers and teams.
  • Understand how you can equip your company with the insights and tools it needs to identify energy efficiency and cost reduction opportunities relevant to Scope 3 in its supply chain.
  • Understand that the global nature of many supply chains allows companies to support decarbonisation beyond our borders.


Robin Hicks

Associate Editor

Robin has lived and worked in Asia Pacific since 2006, in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. He has 20 years’ experience in journalism. Robin is associate editor of Eco-Business, where he reports on the latest trends in sustainability in Asia Pacific. He has a particular interest in biodiversity, plastic pollution, the palm oil trade, and Southeast Asia’s energy transition. He spends weekends rescuing snakes, birds, monkeys and lizards as a volunteer for Singapore animal welfare charity ACRES.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would hope to see conservation of the pink dolphin, biodiversity in Lantau and press freedom.

Giuliana Auinger

Head of Sustainability Business APAC

Giuliana Auinger is the Head of Sustainability Business APAC at Schneider Electric. She is responsible for managing the region’s Energy & Sustainability Services and Sustainability Consulting organization, with the mission to help large enterprises deliver climate mitigation actions and reduce carbon emissions using technological solutions.

Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Giuliana was a strategy consulting Partner at KPMG, practice leader at Axiom and management consultant at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and Booz & Company.

Giuliana has an MBA from the University of Hong Kong and a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Bristol.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

A complete transformation to being a truly Sustainable city – accelerated transition to renewable energy, wholly circular economies, advanced conservation of energy and resources, pioneering approach to investment and economic policies….to name a few.

John Haffner

Deputy Director — Sustainability

John Haffner is Deputy Director – Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties, 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. John was a World Fellow at Yale University, and has more than 20 publications on various topics including the environment, energy and international affairs.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

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

Michael Long

New World Development Company Limited

Group Head of Sustainability

Michael joined New World Group as the Head of Sustainability leading the Group in shaping the next evolution of their ambitious sustainability agenda. Michael enjoys many aspects of the role and its challenges, from advising on responsible investment approaches and sustainable finance options to reimagining business products and services in a climate changed world and aligning social value creation to business decision-making.

Michael possesses over 28 years of experience in sustainability and environmental management across a range of industry sectors in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. In his prior role, Michael was the Head of Sustainability and Foundation in Asia at Lendlease and more recently delivered its first Mission Zero Roadmap, WELL Health Safety Rating across its office portfolio and helped secure its Regional and Sector leadership in GRESB across its REIT and Funds portfolio.

Dedy Mahardika

Senior SBT Engagement Manager, Southeast Asia & Oceania

Dedy is the SBT Engagement Manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania at CDP based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He focuses on the development of the regional corporate engagement and strategic collaboration to bring more uptakes in the region. Dedy earned a M.Sc of Environment and Energy Engineering from Kyungpook National University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would like to see more uptakes of the Hong Kong companies in joining the SBTi and set their corporate climate ambition to be in-line with the climate latest science.

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