Innovations & Technology Theatre

Transformative Innovations: Building a Low-Carbon and Resilient City

Day 2 : 12:20 – 13:10

Our climate ambitions will require changes in the ways in which energy, mobility, buildings, waste management and other goods and services are delivered, distributed and consumed. How does harnessing collective technological innovation help us gain momentum, and accelerate Hong Kong’s path towards becoming a more resilient and future ready city?


  • How can the business community best collaborate and make use of digital innovation to drive progress on sustainable business practices? Perspectives from reducing greenhouse gases, developing climate resiliency, promoting a circular economy and more.
  • What obstacles exist, and how can we overcome them? Perspectives from finance, technology, operations and more.
  • How can we leverage market opportunities – locally and with the GBA – to scale solution trials and adoption, with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship, technical skills development and innovative technology applications?

Post-Event Actions

  • Rethink how your company and industry can contribute to bringing people and ideas together and harness collective innovation.


Natacha Cuvelier

Greater China Marketing Lead, Managing Director

Natacha Cuvelier is a Managing Director at Accenture Song, where she spearheads the Marketing Transformation Practice in Greater China. With over 12+ years, She excels in strategic consulting, specializing in digital transformation, marketing, e-commerce and operations across various regions such as Greater China, ASEAN, ANZ and Europe.

Throughout her career, she has worked with esteemed organizations in different industries, such as Retail, Travel, Hospitality and Consumer Goods. Helping them navigate the ever-changing landscape of digital transformation to achieve their business goals. Natacha’s passion lies in empowering businesses to cultivate robust customer relationships and deliver exceptional customer experiences that set industry benchmarks.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope to see proactive behavioral changes toward sustainability at an individual level (e.g. mindful water consumption, minimizing waste production) and to see corporates actively investing in reducing their carbon footprint, not just publicizing activities and goals they have.

Bruce Chong

Director of Climate & Sustainability

Dr Bruce Chong is the City Advisory, Climate & Urban Sustainability Leader for Arup in the East Asia region. He is also Arup’s Skill Leader of City Resilience and Sustainable Infrastructure Design. Bruce has more than 20 years in the industry, leading strategic projects on carbon, climate, smart city and circular economy. Bruce is a Cambridge Overseas Scholar and a Research Fellow at Sydney University. He is also a fellow of ICE, IET and CIBSE, taking an active role for the industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Drive the industry to set solid targets on net zero, circular economy and climate resilience; and create value to the society as a whole.

Steven Lai

Chief Executive, Environmental Engineering

Steven Lai is the Chief Executive of Environmental Engineering at ATAL Engineering Group, overseeing the Group’s environmental engineering operations. With over 30 years of experience in infrastructure mechanical and electrical engineering, Steven has a proven track record in designing and implementing innovative solutions that enhance the efficiency, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of water, wastewater, solid waste treatment processes and infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and overseas.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Increased use of renewable energy and hydrogen, proper and effective waste separation to enhance recycling and waste-to-energy, more underground infrastructure, and use of AI with big data

Antonio Ng


Antonio has dedicated 20 years of his life leading sustainable design, innovation and strategy for some of the world’s most renowned architecture, engineering and construction firms. But with buildings and construction sector’s global carbon emission remain stubbornly at around 40% year after year, Antonio decided to chart a different course by founding Formwork IO in 2020 with the goal to drastically reduce upfront carbon and Scope 3 emissions in the built environment. Formwork IO applies Whole Life Carbon Thinking to design innovative products that help developers and asset managers win the Net Zero Embodied Carbon race.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To reach carbon neutral in the R&D of our initial paving block product. Personally, I hope to see the development of Hong Kong as regional carbon exchange for both mandatory and voluntary carbon markets.

Eimund Loo

Partner, Digital Advisory

With over 20 years of experience in the Professional Services and Information Technology sectors across four continents, Eimund has a proven track record of creating and delivering sustainable, innovative, and impactful business value for Fortune 500 clients, government departments and small-to-medium enterprises through in-depth advisory services and digital transformations.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would love to be part of the sustainability transition of Hong Kong where we move from checking boxes and focusing only on mandatory reporting towards real impactful change in society.

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