Finance & Supply Chains Theatre

Traceability and Transparency: The Tech Opportunity for Supply Chains Sustainability

Day 2 : 10:35 – 11:25

With the push from consumer and government across the world, businesses are demanded to adopt sustainable business models. Supply chains operate within a complex and interconnected global ecosystem, which make sustainable practice very complicated. However, revolutionizing technology like blockchain can change this. Digital tools and platforms can also be implemented to enhance supply chain transparency and traceability to monitor and track every step of the operation.

In this panel, our field experts will share how companies can leverage technology to promote supply chain sustainability. There will also be discussions on the benefits of embracing these principles and why it’s no longer a choice but a necessity.


  • Why are transparency and traceability essential for promoting sustainable practices and meeting customer demands?
  • How can technology, such as blockchain and IoT, enhance transparency and traceability in supply chains?
  • What are the metrics companies should track for ESG compliance and sustainability evaluation?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of implementing these technologies in supply chains, including costs and resources required?


Post-event Actions

  • Attendees and organizers can put the insights and discussions into practice by implementing transparent and traceable supply chains


Lindsey Hermes

Independent Supply Chain Consultant

Lindsey Hermes is an independent supply chain consultant, and most recently the Global Commercial Director, Digital Solutions at Avery Dennison. She works with some of the world’s largest brands and retailers to deliver digital solutions to transform supply chains, improve customer experience and enable the circular economy. A firm advocate for purpose-driven tech, Lindsey is passionate about helping companies to use technology as a driver of supply chain transparency.

My sustainability goals for 2023:

Reducing food and packaging waste, and adoption of global standards in sustainability reporting.


Gabriel Amouyal

Audit Services Director

Gabriel Amouyal leads QIMA’s Audit Services team, supporting auditors on-site in all QIMA countries of operation, managing relevant back-office teams, and advising brands and retailers on the implementation of efficient CSR programs. Gabriel moved to China fourteen years ago, starting as a field auditor with a focus on CSR topics, such as environmental management, carbon emissions, and energy management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would like to see a ban of non-reusable plastics, such as food takeaways or plastic bags

Johanna Levy


Johanna Levy joined GIA in July 2022 as VP ESG to develop strategic programs that strengthen the Institute’s mission. Levy came to GIA from Firmenich, the largest privately owned company in the flavor and fragrance industry. As senior director of global environmental excellence and previously director of sustainability for North America, she built ambitious programs focused on supply chain transparency and net positive impact. Before Firmenich, she worked in-house and as a consultant for Google, Nestlé and the World Gold Council. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts in the field of environmental sciences from Harvard University, a Master of Science in sustainability from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in management from ESCP in France.

Michelle Mak

Dun & Bradstreet (HK) Limited 

Head of ESG and Enterprise Learning

Michelle Mak is the Head of ESG and Enterprise Learning of Dun & Bradstreet in Hong Kong. In addition to her dedication to establishing an ecosystem of partners with government agencies, enterprises and start-ups for a greener future, she has led D&B HK to become the first office in D&B’s global network to join as a Signatory of United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainable development initiative. Since 2020, Michelle has been appointed as a member of the Technology Voucher Program Committee by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the SAR Government.

Michelle co-founded an award-winning social enterprise, Make The Change, in Singapore in 2013 with like-minded partners, providing creative services such as education and mentoring, community development and corporate social responsibility to NGOs and social enterprises. Micelle was selected as the ESG Person of the Year and Top Women to Watch in Greater China, by Campaign Asia in 2021. Same year she has won GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award.

Currently Michelle is also holding positions of Board Member of Sensational Foundation, a registered charity in Hong Kong; Vice President of Lions Club of Hong Kong IFC, as well as Vice President of Scouts Association (Yau Tsim District Hong Kong).

Ellen Wu

General Manager

Ellen is an impact investor turned General Manager at Reset Carbon, an environmental consulting firm with 14+ years of experience in Asia. She has devoted her time in helping Fortune 500 businesses reduce their carbon footprint and meeting their goals through executing on the ground with the businesses and their value chain in Asia. She was previously the Chief Information Officer at Manulife China, and has 2 decades of experience in Fintech and data analytics worked across US, Europe and Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Support as many businesses as possible to achieve their Carbon Reduction goals and helping businesses see the strategic values of being sustainable in their operations and their value chains.

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