Net Zero & Nature Positive Theatre (Keynote)

The Case for Biodiversity Risk and Impact Disclosures

Day 1 : 15:50 – 16:40

Launched in June 2021, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) aims to give companies and financial institutions a complete picture of their evolving nature-related risks and opportunities. It offers a framework to disclose their performance and act to support a shift in capital flows towards nature-positive outcomes. Two years on, what has been done and what is yet to come?


  • Why should businesses invest in assessing and reporting on their biodiversity strategies? Perspectives on building resilience in value chains, managing regulatory risks, boosting stakeholder confidence and more.
  • How do Hong Kong and Asia come into play? How can we ensure that this global framework accounts for the unique needs and expectations for one of the world’s most biodiverse regions?

Post-Event Actions

  • Consider how biodiversity loss, and the market and policy responses to it, pose risks and opportunities for your company and sector in terms of asset allocation and risk management.
  • Further investigate the opportunities for your industry’s involvement in the developing stage of the TNFD framework.


Yulia Dobrolyubova

Partner, Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change Lead, Asia

Yulia is a Partner at ERM Thailand leading Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change services and a team of consultants across Asia. She has 17 years’ experience in strategy consulting leading the design of GHG mitigation / Net Zero roadmaps, climate and ESG strategies for public and private sector clients and financial institutions, including over 13 years in Asia-Pacific. She is also an author and reviewer of a number of studies and publications and a frequent presenter at Asia ESG events.

Patrick Ho

Swire Properties

Head of Sustainable Development & TNFD Taskforce Member

Patrick is responsible for formulating and executing the Sustainable Development 2030 Strategy for Swire Properties’ global operations across Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland and U.S.A. portfolios. Through engaging stakeholders, setting science-based targets and developing action plans, he leads a team to manage the full spectrum of the Company’s environmental, social and economic impact and to integrate ESG considerations into every facet of the Company’s business.

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

  • Guided by the Sustainable Development 2030 Strategy, continue to pioneer sustainable business practices, adopt cutting-edge technologies and innovation, and actively share best practices with the business community.
  • Engage actively with all stakeholders in HK and the region to foster partnerships and develop collective solutions for the net-zero transitions.

Andrew Mitchel

Founder & Senior Advisor

Andrew has spent a lifetime at the frontline of tropical forest conservation & is an international thought leader on sustainable finance, climate change & forests. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Stewardship Council of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure. He engages with banks, investors & insurers worldwide on emerging regulations, reporting & disclosure, linked to risks & opportunities in sustainable finance. As Founder & Senior Adviser to Global Canopy, one of the world’s leading providers of ‘data for nature’, he helped to accelerate the understanding of forests & climate within the UNFCCC & pioneered biodiversity disclosure among corporations worldwide. As a zoologist, Andrew pioneered the scientific exploration of rainforest canopies using aerial walkways & participated in many research expeditions to remote regions of the world. In 2023, he received the Founders Medal, from the UK’s Royal Geographical Society, a Royal Medal approved by King Charles III.

Derek Wu

Lead Consultant

Derek works as the Lead Consultant at AXA Climate to bring AXA’s risk expertise onto the topics of climate and nature and advise big corporations, financial institutions, and non-profits in the APAC region.

Throughout his career, Derek has supported clients across various sustainability fronts, including climate and biodiversity risk assessments, scenario analysis, sustainability and business resilience strategy development and ESG engagements and due diligences. His guidance has enabled operation teams, management, and boards to navigate the increasing scrutiny and uncertainty posed by climate change.

Derek’s academic background in environment management and technology has provided him with a strong foundation for his work, as he continues to deepen his knowledge in this ever-evolving field. Outside of work, Derek is an avid scuba-diver and mountain climber, which you will find him either out in the wild or indoor planning for his next liveaboard or hiking trip.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Having witnessed first-hand how plastics are affecting the nature, both land and ocean, a big goal I wish to make happen is to reduce single-use plastics, personally and among colleagues (to make the daily pile of single-use plastics disposed after lunch disappear!)

Isaac Yeung

Head of Corporate ESG/ Head of Corporate Affairs

Having served at The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas, HK.0003) for over 30 years, Isaac Yeung’s experience spans ESG, company secretarial services, human resources, project investment, corporate affairs and beyond. He sits on the board of directors for multiple major gas companies with businesses across the Chinese Mainland. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Climate Governance Initiative HK Chapter.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To elevate biodiversity risk mitigation and integrate TNFD into the risk management modeling of corporations.

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