Finance & Supply Chains Theatre

From Manufacturing to Final-Mile Logistics: Climate Resilience and Decarbonisation

Day 2 : 15:20 – 16:10

Climate change is the biggest challenge of all time. Being one of the major contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, manufacturing and logistics industries must incorporate climate justice into their operation. While the world continually grapples with the effects of climate change, it is essential that we explore new ways to build resilience and decarbonize these industries.

In this panel session, experts will share their insights on supply chain sustainability and explore how brands and logistic careers can work together collectively to reduce carbon emissions.


  • How can manufacturing and logistics industries incorporate climate justice to reduce emissions?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for decarbonizing these sectors?
  • What role can renewable energy and green infrastructure play in reducing emissions?

Post-event Actions

  • Sharing event highlights and key takeaways with stakeholders, such as sponsors, partners, or the media.
  • Developing a plan for ongoing engagement with attendees or stakeholders, such as follow-up events or ongoing communication.


Merlin Lao

Head – Policy & Research

Mr. Merlin Lao is Head of Policy & Research at BEC. He leads the team to share develop clear policy positions on pressing climate and environmental topics in Hong Kong, through undertaking research on latest domestic and international trends, engaging with the Hong Kong SAR Government and connecting insights of the local business sector.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Mainstream circular economy actions along all value chain processes.

Catherine Cole

AmCham HK

Co-Chair of the AmCham Apparel, Footwear & Supply Chain Committee

Catherine began her career in 1994 working in sales and marketing for the very first US cargo airline awarded the rights to fly into China. This began her love of logistics and the sustainable movement of goods that are leading indicators of global markets. Since then her 25+ year career has encompassed roles in global marketing, strategy and operations for both start-ups and multinationals across Asia. She has also worked in a wide variety of industries — airline, consumer electronics, and fashion.

Most recently she was Co-Founder and CEO of MOTIF, the only global online education platform dedicated to the apparel & fashion supply chain, offering curated learning content in critical areas like ESG, sustainability and 3D transformation. Within 5 years, she built an agile, global team running an edtech platform with over 18,000 industry account holders from big brands, retailers and factories plus strategic partnerships with NGOs, universities and companies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Continue to champion systemic change in industries through sustainable sourcing and disruptive new business models by working closely with small and medium-sized companies with operations in Asia.

Wen Han

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Wen Han founded Windrose Technology in March 2022 with the goal of creating next-generation zero-emissions and intelligent heavy-duty trucks.

Currently, Windrose’s product are in the testing phase and are setting to achieve mass production in 2024, targeting the markets of China, the United States, and Europe.

Prior to founding Windrose, Wen served as Chief Strategy and Financial Officer of leading autonomous driving company Plus, having raised more than $380mm for the company.

Wen also worked at Bridgewater Associates and was part of the Silicon Valley team at leading investment firm GSR Ventures.

Wen graduated from Williams College in the United States and later earned his MBA from Stanford University.

Craig Katerberg

Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer

Mr Craig Katerberg has held senior management roles while being based in the United States, China, Europe and Australia over the past 10+ years. He has been leading a talented team to consummate over USD130B of complex transactions in the beverage sector during that time, negotiating and integrating several of the most significant global M&A transactions in the beverage sector, including for green operations in Australia, China, India, Korea, United States among other countries.

He is the Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer for Budweiser APAC (HK: 1876), a leading brewer focused on sustainable growth in Asia and a constituent of the blue-chip Hang Seng Index of the HKEX. Craig is responsible for Bud APAC’s ESG strategy and disclosure.

Zoe Yung

Sustainability Lead

Zoe is the Sustainability Manager at ASB Biodiesel. She has been involved in the biodiesel market since 2017 and has nearly 10 years of experience in verifying supply chains and consumer products, having previously worked for a certification body. Zoe also has experience managing local waste collection projects. She is a qualified International Sustainability Carbon Certification auditor.

To promote real sustainability, Zoe believes that effective environmental solutions should be designed from the primary source to the final transformation of resources. She graduated from the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Plymouth in the UK and holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Greenwich.

Apart from her work, Zoe is also a volunteer speaker at educational events, where she shares her knowledge and experience to educate the younger generation about environmental concepts and circular waste management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We guarantee that our biodiesel is produced from waste oil and we ensure a highly transparent and traceable supply chain. The use of biodiesel in Hong Kong can be further extended to various industries, including marine fuel and the use of B100 in Hong Kong.

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