Finance & Supply Chains Theatre

Diversifying Global Supply Chain Footprints

Day 2 : 11:35 – 12:25

For many years companies have been looking to mitigate risk and diversify their supply chains while simultaneously ensuring a continued supply of raw materials, including essential commodities often associated with deforestation risk or climate change. But what has really changed?
Supply chains are hard to set up and hard to dismantle. Given today’s global stresses and spotlight on ESG, multinational companies are still juggling questions around where and how to anchor supply chains. Can responsible sourcing be the main pivot for future ready supply? How should companies evaluate the risk and build supply chains for the future that are resilient, sustainable and agile.


  • What are the risks inherent in today’s supply chain footprints?
  • Is end-to-end visiblity still a constraining factor?
  • Is the solution as simple as a China+1 strategy?
  • How do you leverage the capacity and capability of other Asian countries?
  • What strategies and roadmaps are companies putting in place to transition their supplychains? What role does AI play in this planning?
  • With ESG as a strategic and sustainable lens, what changes in supply chain approach need to happen?


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.

Karl Borgschulze

Circular Solutions Limited


With more than 30 years of experience in the direct field with factories, tanneries and dye manufacturers in the important procurement markets, Karl has a comprehensive expertise in the optimization of value chains and international sustainability management and is in charge of the strategic alignment of CSI. Due to his well-founded industry knowledge and global commitment, Karl has an extensive network of international NGOs, companies, government institutions and media circles. Against this background he has increasingly focused on the development of industry solutions in recent years.

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).

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