Net Zero & Nature Positive Theatre (Keynote)

Hong Kong’s Net-Zero Pathway: Coming Together for Our Decisive Decade

Day 1 : 10:00 – 10:50

We are in the decisive decade for climate action. The push for net zero is driving businesses to come together and deliver on ambitious pledges to reduce their carbon footprint. In face of escalating climate risks, how are industry players in Hong Kong joining forces for an urgent, coordinated response with policymakers, investors, innovators and the wider society?


  • How are some of Hong Kong’s most complex organisations working to engage internal and external ecosystems to navigate climate action across multiple industries and geographies?
  • What systemic changes and partnerships are needed to help us execute climate commitments, and turn transition risks to opportunities? How can we work together to tackle challenges, while maintaining growth ambitions and shareholder value creation?
  • How can leadership companies leverage innovation to inspire ambition and drive solutions to reduce our carbon footprint over the next five to ten years? What are our biggest barriers?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on leading organisations’ carbon reduction approaches and cross-industry solutions.
  • Rethink actions that your company and industry should focus on over the next ten years to turn risks into leadership opportunities, and make meaningful impact at the scale needed to address today’s most pressing climate challenges.
  • Understand why business leaders have a compelling and common interest to work along each other and ensure the transformation of every aspect of industry to contribute to a net-zero economy by 2050.


Anne Kerr


Dr Anne Kerr, Managing Director Greater China, at Mott MacDonald is actively involved in the British Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong where she chaired the Environment and Energy Committee, created the Smart City Forum, was Vice Chair and now Chair of the General Committee having been appointed in September 2022.

Patrick Healy


Patrick Healy is Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited. He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, an Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Air China Limited.

Mr Healy has been with the Swire Group for more than 30 years. He joined John Swire & Sons in 1988 as a management trainee. After six years with the Group’s Industries Division in Hong Kong and Germany, he transferred to the Beverages Division in 1994, where he worked in various roles across the Group’s Mainland China Coca-Cola bottling operations in Beijing, Nanjing, Xian and Xiamen until 2012. He was General Manager of the Shaanxi bottler from 2001-2005 and General Manager of the Fujian bottler from 2005-2008. In July 2008 he was appointed CEO, HAECO Xiamen. Mr Healy returned to Hong Kong in 2012 to take up the role of Managing Director, Swire Coca-Cola. He became Chairman of Swire Coca-Cola and Cathay Pacific on 1st October and 6th November 2019 respectively.

Mr Healy is a Member of the Task Force on External Relations chaired by The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.  In addition, Mr Healy is an Advisory Board Member of the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) and a Member of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong General Committee.

Mr Healy was born in 1965 and graduated in 1988 from St. John’s College, Cambridge University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages. He is married with three children.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Driving the rollout of the group sustainability strategy SwireTHRIVE and associated targets.

Luanne Lim

Chief Executive, Hong Kong

Luanne Lim was appointed Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC, in 2022, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong, HSBC, a role that she has held since 2017.
Ms Lim has more than 25 years of banking industry experience. Since joining HSBC in Singapore in 1999, she has held leadership roles and spearheaded strategic initiatives across HSBC’s key markets, including mainland China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. She is currently a board member of HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd.
She is a Vice Chairperson of HK Association of Banks, and sits on the Banking Advisory Committee and Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee of HK Monetary Authority. She is also a council member of Treasury Markets Association, and a member of Academy of Finance, Financial Education Coordination Committee of the Investor and Financial Education Council, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Taskforce on Trade and Investment of the HK Trade Development Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

The global climate crisis requires global solutions. As Hong Kong’s global bank, we are committed to partnering with our customers, including those in heavy emitting sectors, to support their transition.

Albert Wong


Mr. Albert Wong has 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership experience through roles with various multinationals that have provided him with deep China and Asia-Pacific insight, plus critical understanding of building companies and investment networks, and solving market needs. Prior to HKSTP, he spent 15 years in total with GE at its US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China. He served as CEO, GE Oil & Gas China, as well as CEO, GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific.

YU Ching Yan, Johnny

Head of Sustainability

Mr Yu Ching Yan, Johnny joined the Company in 2020 as the advisor to Chairman. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Yu held various senior positions with UBS, Credit Suisse and Price Waterhouse in both Hong Kong and London. He brought 28 years of extensive experience covering multiple disciplines including sales and marketing, investment advisory, accounting, tax and risk management and control. He leads the sustainability development of the Company and won the prestigious Business Leadership in Sustainability Award at the Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2022, organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). He also provides strategic advisory on property sales and marketing, policy formulation, digital transformation and innovation. Mr Yu graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London with a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and attained his MBA degree in Finance with City University of London. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

My sustainability goals for 2023:

  • Henderson Land Development Company Limited’s 2030 Sustainability Vision, ‘G.I.V.E.’, has four primary drivers: Green for Planet, Innovation for Future, Value for People and Endeavour for Community, aligning with our commitments to the UNSDGs.

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