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Speakers

ReThink HK 2021 brings you insight and inspiration from over 300 expert speakers – meet them below and get to know them before the event in October.

Jamie Allen

Secretary General

Asian Corporate Governance Association

Jamie Allen

Secretary General

Asian Corporate Governance Association

Jamie Allen is the founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association, an independent membership association carrying out original research, advocacy and education on corporate governance in Asia since 1999.

Philo Alto

Founder

Asia Value Advisors

Philo Alto

Founder

Asia Value Advisors

Philo Alto (李家仁) is the founder of Asia Value Advisors (AVA), a purpose-driven philanthropic capital advisory firm based in Hong Kong. Through bespoke advisory services, convening, and research, AVA seeks to inform and inspire individuals and organisations to create sustainable impacts.

His work included advising The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust on program curation for its inaugural Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum in 2016 with 60 globally-renowned speakers and attracting over 1,300 delegates; convening an impact investing forum with the Rockefeller Foundation to grow impact investing in Asia; and, hosting a Foundation Philanthropy Roundtable to explore what’s next in creating sustainable value.

Philo has also co-authored two publications: Mind the Gap: Lessons and Findings from EngageHK and Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow Impact Investing in HK.  His work has been cited in books such as Problem Solving: HBS Alumni Making a Difference in the World (2019) and The Power of Impact Investing.

Philo received his MBA and MPA from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. He was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Citibank prior to founding AVA. Among his voluntary engagements include serving as a board chairman of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund, an advisor to Sustainable Finance Initiative, Social Ventures Hong Kong and Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong, and an officer of the HBS Association of Hong Kong. He also serves as a global editor advisory board of Impact Entrepreneur magazine (US) and the Alliance magazine (UK).

Jeffrey Andrews

Social Worker

Christian Action – Centre for Refugees

Jeffrey Andrews

Social Worker

Christian Action – Centre for Refugees

An Indian by descent, Hong Kong-born and raised Jeffrey Andrews is one of the first ethnic minority registered social workers in Hong Kong. Committed to helping refugees and minority rights, in 2014 he travelled to the United Nations in Geneva to speak about the issues of segregated schools. He has been featured in numerous documentaries, news articles, TV programmes. He has received The Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation awarded in recognition of his dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the enhancement of racial harmony and integration to Hong Kong. Recently been selected as 2019 JCI Top Outstanding young persons and also 2019 Cathay Pacific’s Change Makers award and his beloved football team Manchester United recognised him as one of 7 Global heroes. He has been with Christian Action’s Centre for refugees for 11 years as a social worker and now assistant manager.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Promote understanding and action in addressing systemic racism for advancements through community led initiatives within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

Pushing diversity and inclusion practices at the heart of racial equity through engaging different sectors of society to Integrate the elimination of Systemic Racism, and highlight racial and ethnic discrimination, in order to bring about change to corporate and community responsibility and continuing to provide platform for dialogues, racial and cultural bridging initiatives.

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff is a sustainability professional with 10 years of financial services experience. At LGT, she combines her financial services experience with her expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to embed sustainability concepts throughout the organization. Prior to this, Mariam was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she advised asset and wealth managers on ESG integration.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My goals are to raise awareness on sustainable investing; break down the complexity of the climate crisis and empower people with knowledge needed to act as a change agent; and continuously improve on my own sustainable lifestyle.

Ir Walter Au

Director

Lik Kai Engineering Co, Ltd.

Ir Walter Au

Director

Lik Kai Engineering Co, Ltd.

Ir Walter Au is a Director of several engineering companies within Sun Hung Kai Properties Group, providing E&M contracting and green solution services for new project development and property management. A Fellow of HKIE and CIBSE, Ir Au serves on various professional bodies and advisory committees. He actively promotes the application of advanced construction technologies, various energy and carbon reduction initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Property development and management play an important role in the path to carbon neutrality. To achieve this goal, I shall stay ahead of evolving engineering trends to exceed user expectations in terms of sustainability and livability.

Stephen Au

Director

Diving Adventure Limited

Stephen Au

Director

Diving Adventure Limited

Stephen Au is the Founder and Course Director of Diving Adventure. He has trained thousands of divers and instructors at all levels in the past two decades.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Stephen Au will keep leading scuba divers from Diving Adventure and other stakeholders to participate in activities related to marine conservation.

Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC; Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong

KPMG

Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC; Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong

KPMG

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer & Retail Practice in the ASPAC region. He is part of the KPMG Global Consumer & Retail Steering Group as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers, Connecting Hong Kong – Perspectives on our future as a smart city, Connected Cities – insights across the ASPAC region and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in both the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the globe and has completed his Executive Masters in Technology & Innovation with the Poly University as well as the MIT Executive Leadership & Innovation Program.

Ashley Bang

Data Scientist

ADM Capital Foundation

Ashley Bang

Data Scientist

ADM Capital Foundation

Ashley is a data scientist who is passionate about applying spatial and statistical modeling techniques to inform conservation strategies and climate change policies. As a Fulbright Research Fellow and NOAA Hollings Scholar, she has gone from characterizing critical habitats of salmon in Alaska to quantifying coral reef resilience in Taiwan. Ashley holds a degree in Geology and Biology from Brown University.

Swati Bani

Director

Foundation for Shared Impact

Swati Bani

Director

Foundation for Shared Impact

Swati Bani, an experienced finance professional, is passionate about solving most challenging social problems and helps social enterprises to reach their full potential and scale their social impact by leveraging her experience and skills.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

1. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by running mentoring programs.

2. Reduce inequality within and among countries by education and skill based volunteering.

Robert Barker

Chief Sustainable Business Officer – CIB APAC

BNP Paribas

Robert Barker

Chief Sustainable Business Officer – CIB APAC

BNP Paribas

Rob Barker is Chief Sustainable Business Officer, CIB Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas. Building on 28 years in financial markets and 15 years at BNP Paribas, Rob leads the definition and approach for sustainable finance for the corporate and institutional banking franchise in the bank for Asia Pacific.

Karena Belin

Founder and CEO

WHub & AngelHub

Karena Belin

Founder and CEO

WHub & AngelHub

Karena Belin, Co-founder & CEO of WHub and Co-founder & COO/CFO/RO (Responsible Officer) of AngelHub; Member of the Startup Committee of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) of the HK S.A.R., Member of the HKTDC Belt and Road & Greater Bay Area Committee, Ambassador of StartupAsiaBerlin initiative from the German Senate in Berlin, Vice-President TiE HK, member of the Hyderabad FinTech Forum core team and of the FinTech Association of HK. International keynote speaker, judge and mentor incl. Techstars’ Startup Next, Chicago Booth’s GNVC, the APK (Asia Pacific Conference of the German Industry), Google EYE, RISE Conference and Web Summit, Jeju Peace and Prosperity Conference, Let’s Ignite Bangalore India, Techsauce Thailand, Tech Open Air Berlin, IFLR, global YNG+ program by YPO. 10 Best Female Entrepreneurs of the World award by True Global Ventures and Women of Hope Awardee. President of the Parent Faculty Organization at Hong Kong International School (HKIS). Previously, Finance Group Manager at Procter&Gamble in Europe, Northeast Asia and Greater China.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

At WHub and AngelHub, we believe in the power of the community. Unleashing the full potential of SDG Goal 17 is not only part of our mission, but the success behind helping our communities thrive!

Dr Entela Benz

Chief Executive Officer

Intensel – Climate Risk Solutions

Dr Entela Benz

Chief Executive Officer

Intensel – Climate Risk Solutions

Entela is the CEO and Co-founder of Intensel Limited, an AI-powered climate science for predicting climate related risks. She serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Finance, HKUST Business School, and has delivered several ESG training for companies. Entela hold various board level advisory positions. She graduated with a PhD in Financial Engineering from SFI, Switzerland, MPhil in International Economics from HEI, Geneva, Switzerland and Certificate of Finance from Oxford University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Make physical climate risk analytics accessible to business and people.

Christian Bergenstråhle

General Manager

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Christian Bergenstråhle

General Manager

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Multi-entrepreneur with a background from marketing, communication and design. Since 2020 General Manager at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To encourage and execute initiatives within sustainability through the SwedCham Sustainability Committee, to highlight the importance for more individuals and companies.

David Bishop

Associate Professor of Teaching

The University of Hong Kong and Foundation for Shared Impact

David Bishop

Associate Professor of Teaching

The University of Hong Kong and Foundation for Shared Impact

David Bishop is a multi-award winning educator within the HKU Business School, and an active participant in the social impact scene.

Maria Blanca

Co-Founder

Womentors

Maria Blanca

Co-Founder

Womentors

María Blanca is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) with Double Degree in International & European Business from France and Mexico. With over 15 years of experience working with banks and MNCs in Europe and Asia, María has acquired extensive management accounting and budgeting knowledge. She has also specialised in ESG and B-corp framework. Previously she has successfully established strategic alliances for multiple international companies in ASEAN. María also held positions as CFO and Finance Director with SME’s in Hong Kong. She contributed her knowledge in corporate governance and financial controlling to assist companies in achieving business goals.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

1. To increase the representation and inclusion of women in the workforce. Eliminate unconscious bias and stereotypes by providing training and assisting companies in implementing higher criteria around HR procedures and policies such as hiring, promotion and appraisal reviews. Create more inclusive workplaces where quotas are not the primary driver, rather implementing these changes at their overall core objectives.

2. To drive a positive impact in the workforce by implementing more creative and tailored D&I strategies that can trigger a more inclusive and diverse organisational culture.

3. Create corporate awareness and keep working with the government in addressing gender equality issues, especially around working mothers.

Olivier Blum

Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer

Schneider Electric

Olivier Blum

Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer

Schneider Electric

Olivier graduated from Grenoble Business School in France (GEM,France).

He began his career at Schneider Electric in 1993 and held various positions in the France Commercial organization, from Sales Engineer to Vice-Director Country Sales.

In 2001, he was appointed as Secretary of the Executive Committee and Global Company Program Vice President.

In 2003, he moved to China as Final Low Voltage Activity Director and was nominated in 2006 as the Head of Strategy and Marketing Director for China.

In 2008, he was appointed Managing Director & Country President of Schneider Electric, India.

At the end of 2012, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Retail Division. In 2014, he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Executive Committee. On June 2019, he was awarded the Chief Human Resources Officer of the year, in the 24th Annual Director of Human Resources Award which was organized by Cadremploi, Morgan Phillips Hudson, Le Figaro and Fyte.

Olivier is Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Member of  the  Executive Committee starting April 1st 2020. He joined at the same time the board of AVEVA Group PLC (Global leader in Industrial Software) as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee.

Lauren Boucher

Circular Fashion Programme Director

Redress Ltd

Lauren Boucher

Circular Fashion Programme Director

Redress Ltd

Lauren is the Director of the Circular Fashion Programme at Hong Kong environmental charity Redress, working to tackle the problem of clothing waste in Hong Kong by increasing the re-use, re-sale and recycling of clothing. The Programme empowers consumers and retailers by building local infrastructure to extend the life of clothing as well as through education and training to encourage positive use and disposal habits.

Linda Bradley

Trade & Invest Commissioner Hong Kong for Sweden

Business Sweden

Linda Bradley

Trade & Invest Commissioner Hong Kong for Sweden

Business Sweden

Linda Bradley, MSc Industrial Engineering, is Sweden’s Trade and Invest Commissioner to Hong Kong as of this year. Sweden’s business promotion focus areas are Smart city development, Smart Energy and Sustainable consumption/food. Linda is Chairperson at Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong, helping innovative companies to tap into the market.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Sweden aims to be the first fossil-free welfare nation in the world.

This aim shows that Sweden’s strategy is not just about reducing emissions, but is also about doing so in a way that also enhances well-being. By showing that it is possible, we can inspire more countries to follow the same path.

Cameron van Breda

Co-founder & CEO

Hollo

Cameron van Breda

Co-founder & CEO

Hollo

Cameron is a Cofounder and the CEO of Hollo – a health-tech social enterprise focused on developing digital therapeutics for behavioral health. With our unique AI, we gamify recovery pathways for those facing chronic illnesses. His international background and passions led to inter-disciplinary projects around healthcare, biotechnology, deep-tech, accessibility, and sustainability.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Improve access to mental healthcare infrastructure in local communities in Asia.

Charlotte Breyer

Director

Soap Cycling Limited

Charlotte Breyer

Director

Soap Cycling Limited

Charlotte Breyer specializes in connecting the corporate community with good social causes to create sustainable positive impact. Charlotte has worked for NGOs in the overseas aid sector and is also the co-founder of Big Heroes Ltd., a social enterprise connecting corporates with great local charity organisations through professionally managed social team-building events in Singapore. She believes a sustainably thriving business is in touch with its impact on people and planet, and that respect for the triple bottom line is the best foundation for long-term success.

Mark Cameron

Head of Energy and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Jones Lang LaSalle

Mark Cameron

Head of Energy and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Jones Lang LaSalle

Mark is Head of JLL’s Energy & Sustainability Services team for Asia Pacific. He works with real estate occupiers and investors to develop & implement sustainability strategies towards a Net Zero Carbon future. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife, 2 kids and Frank the cat.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Do more with less – make positive change to earth.

Rachel Catanach

President & Senior Partner, Greater China

FleishmanHillard

Rachel Catanach

President & Senior Partner, Greater China

FleishmanHillard

Current Chair of PRHK and President of Greater China for FleishmanHillard, Rachel Catanach is responsible for the firm’s Greater China operations and a highly sought-after senior counsellor on branding, sensitive issues and reputation management. She’s a strong advocate for the PR industry and a regular commentator on industry issues.

Isabelle Chabrat

Co-founding Director

Ocean3C

Isabelle Chabrat

Co-founding Director

Ocean3C

Hong Kong-based Isabelle Chabrat is co-founder and Director of Ocean3C where she is mostly focusing on Development, Events and Partnerships with stakeholders from all sides. Over the years she has been dedicating most of her time to Ocean related topics and sustainability, while keeping her activity in the media industry.

Prior to this she has led a career in Marketing and Sales starting with IBM and following with smaller structures in New York (9 years) and Hong Kong (15 years). She has been involved numerous times in nonprofit organizations, before setting up her first environmental association in 2016, followed by Ocean3c in 2019. All her experiences in a multicultural context has enabled her to connect with players from all backgrounds, promoting Collaboration towards SDG14.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

“With knowing comes caring” ( Sylvia Earle )

  • Share and explain our current knowledge on Ocean sustainability and its importance in the Climate Crisis
  • Involve business stakeholders in the “Caring”

 

Jean-Marc Champagne

Head of Environmental Finance and Bankable Nature Solutions Asia

WWF-Hong Kong

Jean-Marc Champagne

Head of Environmental Finance and Bankable Nature Solutions Asia

WWF-Hong Kong

Jean-Marc’s main focus is heading up WWF’s newly launched Bankable Nature Solutions initiative for Asia, which aims to originate and develop scalable bankable projects with conservation impact. He is also managing the Asia-Pacific portion of the origination facility for the €160 million Dutch Fund for Climate and Development.

He was instrumental in launching the Climate Impact Asia Fund in January 2020 and is a member of its Investment Advisory Committee. He also advises institutional investors, lenders, and underwriters on the financial and economic risks and opportunities related to climate change and environmental issues.

Prior to WWF, he spent 17 years in the financial industry advising institutional investors on equities and equity derivatives. He started his investment banking career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York City and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, working for BNP Paribas and Jefferies. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

Renee Chan

Customer Director

Watsons Hong Kong

Renee Chan

Customer Director

Watsons Hong Kong

Renee Chan, Customer Director of Watsons Hong Kong, is a seasoned marketer with over 15 years of experience in turning data insights into O+O customer experience campaign to grow loyalty via online and offline platforms. She refreshes social purpose of Watsons – “Look Good, Do Good. Feel Great.” to engage customers in fostering sustainable lifestyle.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Watsons commits in sustainability development in “Look Good. Do Good. Feel Great.” and will strengthen two core goals to its 2030 Group Sustainability Roadmap – better waste management and more responsible Own Brand products.

Woody Chan

CSR & Sustainability Manager

foodpanda

Woody Chan

CSR & Sustainability Manager

foodpanda

Woody Chan leads corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives at foodpanda, strengthening its commitment to grow sustainably with its ecosystem of riders, merchants, and consumers. As an advocate for environmental sustainability, Woody has also participated in various speaking engagements, from TEDx talks and university seminars to industry forums and panels.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To make every delivery experience as sustainable as possible through cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing plastic waste and minimising food waste.

Denman Chan

Senior Director (Sales, Equality & Inclusion)

Procter & Gamble Hong Kong Ltd

Denman Chan

Senior Director (Sales, Equality & Inclusion)

Procter & Gamble Hong Kong Ltd

Denman is the Head of Sales at P&G Hong Kong & Macau, overseeing the Sales and Trade Marketing function. His extensive experiences cover different channels, categories and markets. Denman is also leading the regional Equality & Inclusion team, aspiring to create a world that everyone is valued, included and respected.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Denman is passionate about embedding sustainability into a core business strategy, as a powerful force for good. He aspires advancing the local circular economy development, to stand against climate change.

Kenny Chan

Vice President

Siemens Energy Limited

Kenny Chan

Vice President

Siemens Energy Limited

Active profession in energy industry for more than 20 years in the field from power generation, transmission and distribution down to low voltage electrical installation. Deep involvement on new energy solution including wind & solar power, hydrogen and energy storage in Siemens.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Boosting the new energy solution and renewable energy to support the decarbonization goal of Hong Kong & GBA area.

Yvonne Chan

Manager of Business and Strategy

Intensel Limited

Yvonne Chan

Manager of Business and Strategy

Intensel Limited

Yvonne is Manager of Business and Strategy, Intensel Limited, an AI-powered climate science for predicting climate risks. Yvonne has diverse experience working in climate and sustainability issues within business and NGO sectors. She has a MSc in Climate Change Finance and Investment from University of Edinburgh, and is a CPA.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Bridging the business and people with scientists to better understand physical climate risk, and support the world to strengthen resilience capacity and take climate action.

Nellie Chan

Head of Google Customer Solutions

Google Hong Kong

Nellie Chan

Head of Google Customer Solutions

Google Hong Kong

Nellie joined Google in 2019 as Head of Google Customer Solutions for HK, focusing on helping business of all sizes to build their online presence and grow their business locally and globally. Nellie has over 20 years of experience of commercial experience of which the last 15 years have been dedicated to digital.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To become an advocate for sustainability through a change in consumption behavior, working towards waste reduction and decreasing carbon footprint.

Maria Chan

Director, Content Partnerships – National Geographic Partners, APAC

National Geographic

Maria Chan

Director, Content Partnerships – National Geographic Partners, APAC

National Geographic

Oversees the production and development of impact platforms through partnerships connecting Nat Geo’s unique network of Explorers, Storytellers and local stories to global audiences.

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica Chan

Head of Sustainability

MTR Corporation Limited

Jessica is the Head of Sustainability of MTR Corporation responsible for developing sustainability-related policies and strategies and driving sustainability initiatives for the Corporation. She is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in environmental and corporate sustainability. Jessica is a member of several international and local sustainability-related committees including UITP’s Sustainable Development Committee and HKGCC’s Environment & Sustainability Committee.

Crystal Chan

Vice President – Corporate Affairs & Impact

McDonald’s HK

Crystal Chan

Vice President – Corporate Affairs & Impact

McDonald’s HK

Crystal Chan possesses extensive experience in corporate communications. She has hands-on experience in communications on governance and environmental issues as well as stakeholder engagement.

She is a member of the MBA Alumni Advisory Board of HKUST and HKUST Connect Advisory Board, and a founding board director of JUST FEEL, a registered NGO advocating for compassionate communication.

Bonnie Chan

Associate Director – Corporate Social Investment and Talent Experience

HKBN Group

Bonnie Chan

Associate Director – Corporate Social Investment and Talent Experience

HKBN Group

Joined the Company in 2007 and has had exposure in various talent engagement initiatives including talent management, learning and development and administration. Since 2015, after taking the role of Head of CSI, she made a paradigm shift from corporate social responsibility to a corporate social investment approach and guide HKBN’s purpose to do good.

Ronna Chao

Chairperson

Novetex Textiles

Ronna Chao

Chairperson

Novetex Textiles

Ronna is Chairperson of Novetex Textiles Limited, a textile industry market leader with operations across Hong Kong, China, and Asia. Since joining the family-run business in 2010, she has spearheaded initiatives that challenge and improve industry standards and practices, including The Billie System, an innovative textile recycling process.

As CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited and a Director of Novelpark Investments Limited, Ms. Chao’s responsibilities cover investment and portfolio management, and property redevelopment. Ms. Chao is also CEO of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI).

Ms. Chao has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University, and earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Annie Chen

Chair

RS Group

Annie Chen

Chair

RS Group

Annie is the Chair of RS Group, and believes we should, and can, “invest in the future we want to create”. Besides challenging RS Group to invest its own capital sustainably, and advocating for sustainable finance in Hong Kong, Annie also actively supports causes that focus on climate change through natural capital conservation.

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Florence Cheng is the Head of Impact Strategy of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk). She leads SVhk’s advisory projects with corporate and non-profit partners to innovate purpose-driven positioning and activate business capabilities for shared impact creation. She also manages SVhk’s portfolio ventures including the Community Resilience Fund.

 

Simeon Cheng

Group Director – Sustainability

Vitasoy International Holdings Limited

Simeon Cheng

Group Director – Sustainability

Vitasoy International Holdings Limited

Simeon is a sustainability professional with 25 years of experience leading the development and implementation of sustainability strategies in corporations. He has also served in many external roles including GRI’s Global Sustainability Standards Board between 2015/2016.

Simeon holds a Fellowship with IChemE, UK, a Fellowship with HKIEIA, and degrees in engineering, business administration and law.

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Suzanne Cheung is the Head of Sustainability and directs the Public Affairs and Communications Department of Swire Coca-Cola HK. She develops and executes sustainability strategies and actions in HK market based on the Swire Coca-Cola 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, covering ‘Planet’, ‘Product’ and ‘People’, which includes sustainable packaging advancement.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Further enhance packaging sustainability through reduce of material use, redesign for recyclability, as well as identifying suitable partners for environmentally preferable alternatives and recycling.

Diane Cheung

Managing Director 

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Diane Cheung

Managing Director 

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Diane Cheung is currently the Managing Director of Compass Group Hong Kong Limited , a leading global contract caterer with 70+ clients locations in HK and serving 5 millions + meal per year. She actively leads the acceleration of integrating green menu into our business model as being an ethical and responsible business making a positive impact has always remained the highest priority.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Supporting our people, clients and consumers in recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, through our innovative, sustainable and nutritious catering services for the workplaces and schools.

Sam Cheung

Investor Account Manager, Capital Markets

CDP

Sam Cheung

Investor Account Manager, Capital Markets

CDP

Sam Cheung is the Investor Account Manager at CDP. Sam works with key financial institutions in Southeast Asia to raise awareness, build capacity and support a shift to financing that supports sustainable production and consumption of forests products. He previously led the engagements with listed companies in Australia and New Zealand to drive greater awareness and action on climate, forests, and water-related impacts and disclosures.

Prior to joining CDP, Sam worked at the International Chambers of Commerce and the Consulate of Argentina. He holds a MA from Sciences Po Paris and a BA from the University of Hong Kong.

Benita Chick

CEO and Founder

Encompass HK

Benita Chick

CEO and Founder

Encompass HK

Benita is educated with a B.A. from Cornell University and M.A. from Boston University . With her experience in community outreach to environmental education for universities, NGOs and think tanks, Benita founded Encompass HK in 2018 to further the mission of advocating for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Benita is passionate about raising awareness of SDG12 as that’s the goal that’s least concerned by HK public. She is doing this with experiential-learning programs on biodynamic wine, sustainable coffee tasting and other events.

Donald Choi

Executive Director and CEO

Chinachem Group

Donald Choi

Executive Director and CEO

Chinachem Group

Driven by a deep-seated belief that design, innovation and technology can make the world a better place for all, Donald Choi is worker of the built environment. He has worked on a large number of high profile public and private projects worldwide. Alongside his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in NGO and professional bodies that focus on community, design and innovation.

Sarah Choi

Senior Manager – Environmental Management

Business Environment Council

Sarah Choi

Senior Manager – Environmental Management

Business Environment Council

Sarah is an Environmental Specialist with more than 10-year experiences in environmental and sustainability assessment, pilot schemes development and waste management. She mainly manages the key advocacy programmes undertaken by the Team, with diverse experiences on environmental sustainability, sustainability performances benchmarking, sustainability assessment, waste and recycling advisory, green procurement, carbon reduction, etc.

Dr Shauhrat Chopra

Assistant Professor

School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Dr Shauhrat Chopra

Assistant Professor

School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Shauhrat S. Chopra received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 2015. His data-driven research is focused on guiding the sustainable design of future transformative emerging technologies. Dr. Chopra’s transdisciplinary collaborations with industrial partners enable actionable research toward sustainability and resilience of critical sectors, including energy, transportation, finance, textile, and food systems.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Designing and applying systems level modeling approaches for prospective sustainability assessment to inform decision-making.

Stacey Chow

Director and Asia Lead for Business & Society

Brunswick Group

Stacey Chow

Director and Asia Lead for Business & Society

Brunswick Group

Stacey leads Brunswick Group’s Business & Society practice in Asia, and advises clients on sustainability, ESG and social purpose strategies, stakeholder engagement, and thought leadership positioning for senior executives.  She previously worked at the World Economic Forum and World Bank, and has more than 15 years of experience in sustainable development, infrastructure development and public-private partnerships.  She was a 2012-2015 Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Helping companies reach sustainability goals through global partnerships and technological innovation.

Daisy Chow

CEO

Intimex Business Solutions Co., Ltd.

Daisy Chow

CEO

Intimex Business Solutions Co., Ltd.

Daisy Chow is the current CEO of Intimex Business Solutions Co. Ltd., which has provided E-commerce system development, digital marketing, online platform development and IT consultancy services to over 6000 clients ranging from SMEs and NGOs to large corporates, listed companies, MNCs and government departments for the past 20 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

A business model that creates shared value has increased our value of aiding others and self-interest and the company’s long-term sustainability.

Cynthia Chow

Associate Director, Smart City Team

KPMG

Cynthia Chow

Associate Director, Smart City Team

KPMG

Cynthia is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice. She focuses on planning and execution of Hong Kong/China business development strategies. Working with her team to identify and develop long-term, sustainable account and sector strategies for key clients, and related country & community programs. Cynthia is driving the KPMG Smart City Initiative and project managing external and internal stakeholders in shaping thought leadership, private public partnerships and project collaboration around major city themes of sustainability, liveability and connectivity. She takes an interest in the development of China’s Greater Bay Area and Connected & Sustainable Cities and produced various KPMG publications on these topics. In her spare time, she hosts the Hong Kong Eco Film Festival.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Collaborating with clients and stakeholders to progress our smart + green city goals. Let’s get connected!

Tracy Chu

Senior Planning and Trade Practices Officer

Consumer Council

Tracy Chu

Senior Planning and Trade Practices Officer

Consumer Council

Isaac Chu

Sustainability Support Manager

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Isaac Chu

Sustainability Support Manager

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2012, Isaac currently works as the Sustainability Support Manager with key missions to implement renewable energy projects, reduce waste in operations and improving materials sourcing in the Club. He runs internal stakeholder engagement workshops to prepare key departments on MSW charging and drive waste reduction.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Supporting the organisation to implement more renewable energy projects and accelerating awareness increase on climate urgency in the organisation and the wider community.

Irene Chu

Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability, Head of New Economy and Life Sciences

KPMG

Irene Chu

Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability, Head of New Economy and Life Sciences

KPMG

Irene is a Partner of KPMG China specializing in new economy companies and ESG advisory.  She is the Co-Chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Council for KPMG in HK and leads KPMG’s I&D programs covering gender, generational, skills and embracing differences.  She currently leads the New Economy and the Life Sciences sectors for KPMG in the Hong Kong region and co-leads the Hong Kong ESG team supporting clients on ESG reporting, sustainability strategies, climate change and decarbonization and impact measurement and assurance.  Irene is also a board member of KPMG Foundation which supports and promotes KPMG’s CSR pillars.  Outside of KPMG, Irene serves as a board member of WWF Hong Kong and is actively involved in their conservation and environmental finance initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Help businesses see that we can transform the relationship between the environment and the economy into a non-zero sum game, and decarbonize the global economy while creating business opportunities and narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor.

Darren Chuckry

Chair, Hong Kong

The Marketing Society

Darren Chuckry

Chair, Hong Kong

The Marketing Society

Managing Partner of HK Initiative, Chair of the Marketing Society and the Asia Chair and Regional VP of PCMA. Previously, Darren was MD of Uniplan Hong Kong where he was responsible for driving brand experience transformation and innovation with global brands across Asia including Mercedes, Huawei, Audi, UBS, and Google.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Become an advocate and leader in pursuing and promoting sustainability that drastically reduces plastic pollution and creates a future where people and the planet come first!

Natalie Chung

Co-Founder

V’air Hong Kong

Natalie Chung

Co-Founder

V’air Hong Kong

Chung Sum Yue Natalie is an environmentalist and social innovator born and raised in Hong Kong, currently pursuing MPhil in Environmental Change and Management at University of Oxford as the Millennium Scholar. Inspired by a polar explorer since young, Natalie has dedicated her life for climate action. At the age of 18, she co-founded “V’air Hong Kong” to promote sustainable ecotourism for climate change mitigation. She serves as a member at the Council for Sustainable Development and the Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee of the HKSAR Government.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My sustainability goal is to stimulate green recovery post COVID-19, ensuring that resources are dedicated to building more resilient socioeconomic systems that are equitable and stay within environmental thresholds. I also wish to contribute in constructing urban circular bioeconomy and enhancing climate adaptation plans for vulnerable communities.

Ir Colin Chung

Chairperson of Technical Review Committee

BEAM Society Limited

Ir Colin Chung

Chairperson of Technical Review Committee

BEAM Society Limited

Ir Chung has over 30 years of experience in sustainable buildings, building services and energy efficient system design, energy management and audit. Colin is the fellow member of HKIE and many other local and international professional institutions. Colin is also the member of Advisory Committee of School of Energy & Environment, CityU and Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU.

Hermia Chung

Co-Founder

FoodCycle+

Hermia Chung

Co-Founder

FoodCycle+

Hermia stayed and worked in several farms during her time in Australia and New Zealand. She obtained the Certificate of Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in Australia and joined as a tour guide of Produce Green Foundations after returning to Hong Kong. Hermia is the Co-Founder of FoodCycle+ and helps FoodCycle+ to recycle local organic waste into high quality compost, and use the compost in FoodCycle+ Farm.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

FoodCycle+ aims to promote local organic recycling via growing fresh, and low carbon organic vegetables with high quality local compost. We produce local organic compost by recycling organic waste. The use of local compost helps to regenerate the poor soil, and also mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon into soil.

Anne Copeland

CanChamHK Representative/ Sustainability Advisor

Canadian Chamber / Copeland & Partners Ltd.

Anne Copeland

CanChamHK Representative/ Sustainability Advisor

Canadian Chamber / Copeland & Partners Ltd.

Anne has 30+ years of sustainability experience, as an independent advisor and for Sedgwick Richardson, Arowana Impact Capital, ADB and, previously, IFC, HKU, ERM and others in HK and Canada. Other roles include the HKSAR Council for SD, GRI’s Stakeholder Council, Cancham’s SD and Women’s committees and The Women’s Foundation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To raise awareness, share best practices and support business, the financial sector and people to integrate sustainability/ESG best practices into their lives and work.

Olivia Cotes-James

Founder

LUÜNA naturals

Olivia Cotes-James

Founder

LUÜNA naturals

Olivia is the founder and CEO of LUÜNA. She is Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2021, Tatler’s Generation T 2021, Hong Kong Women’s Advocate of the Year 2020 and the IPWS Young Business Leader of the Year 2020. LUÜNA is a purpose-driven period wellness company. Built between Hong Kong and Shanghai, LUÜNA exists to redefine the traditional period care industry to create social and environmental impact. Olivia launched the company in 2019, after learning about the harmful effects of the traditional period industry’s use of conventional cotton and non-cotton materials. Today, healthy LUÜNA period care products are available for subscription online, through retailers including Watsons and in bathrooms of major corporations and schools through the company’s unique dispenser system.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

1. Increase education around and adoption of reusable period care products to vastly reduce plastic period waste.

2. Launch subscription service which offers the user a carbon free period by working with partners to offset carbon emissions from the service.

3. Support corporates, schools, brands and organizations to supply eco-friendly period care products.

Chris Coulter

CEO

GlobeScan

Chris Coulter

CEO

GlobeScan

Chris works with leadership organizations to help them better understand and respond to shifting stakeholder expectations, build trust with key constituencies and exert greater influence in shaping the future. Chris has two decades of experience in providing evidence-based counsel in the areas of reputation, purpose and sustainability. He is passionate about building trusted and recognized leadership for GlobeScan’s clients.

Simon Cox

Senior Economics Writer

The Economist

Simon Cox

Senior Economics Writer

The Economist

I write about economics and China’s development for The Economist. I’ve spent 15 years with the magazine, including stints in London and Delhi. In 2014, I became an investment strategist and Managing Director for Bank of New York Mellon, before returning to the paper in 2016.

Martin Cresswell

Technical Director

Hong Kong Shipowners Association

Martin Cresswell

Technical Director

Hong Kong Shipowners Association

Martin is a Marine Engineer who has over 40 years’ experience, operating, managing and building deep sea merchant ships. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. as Technical Director he was a Board Member of the “China Navigation Co Pty Ltd” , Swire Group’s, deep sea shipping company, who fully supported Martin’s efforts building and operating ships with the lowest possible CO2/tonne/mile.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Supporting Hong Kong Shipowners Association Members in meeting the challenges of the decarbonisation of shipping by providing timely technical and regulatory assistance.

Jonathan Cummings

President APAC

Landor & Fitch

Jonathan Cummings

President APAC

Landor & Fitch

Jonathan is President APAC of the world’s leading brand transformation company, Landor & Fitch. Based in Hong Kong since 2008, Jonathan leads a team of 300 across the region working with some of the world’s most innovative businesses to help shape extraordinary futures.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Jonathan believes strongly that if brand-led is at the core of brand strategy as opposed to a side thought, sustainability is central to creating true differentiation and delivering brand purpose.

Penny Davis

Brand, Customer and Corporate Affairs Director

Bupa Hong Kong

Penny Davis

Brand, Customer and Corporate Affairs Director

Bupa Hong Kong

Penny is the Brand, Customer and Corporate Affairs Director of Bupa in Hong Kong, leading a growing function that is focused on engaging people to live healthier and more sustainable lives. With a background mixing marketing and corporate affairs, Penny has worked across financial services, government, NGOs and now healthcare.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To reduce my personal footprint from food and fashion consumption, and to learn more about the incredible biodiversity of Hong Kong and how macro factors impact it.

Nathaëlle Davoust

General Manager – Hong Kong and Macau

L’Occitane Group

Nathaëlle Davoust

General Manager – Hong Kong and Macau

L’Occitane Group

International career in Retail Beauty (Paris – NY – Tokyo – HK). Happily married and mother of two children. Interested about women empowerment and sustainability. Love hiking and playing.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Local impact on waste management and biodiversity.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya

Executive Officer

Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya

Executive Officer

Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya is a Hong Kong born Bangladeshi. She is currently an Executive Officer at the Institute of Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

She is pursuing her Master of Laws in Human Rights [LLM(HR)] at the University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Law).

A member of the Commission on Children, she helps to drive work for the benefit of children in relation to policy development regarding research and public engagement, children with specific needs, children protection, rights and development.

Jonathan Drew

Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Jonathan Drew

Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Jonathan Drew leads the ESG Solutions Group for Global Banking at HSBC.  Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Jonathan started his banking career more than 20 years ago in London and after working in rapidly emerging Latin America and raising capital for large scale projects in the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia and notably China.  During this time, he has been involved in successful transactions across a wide range of sectors including advising on and arranging finance for projects and business across industrial and services sectors including energy, manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure, with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored products including to meet the often large and always specific needs of clients

In recent years Jonathan has also been responsible for the structuring and delivery of sustainable bonds, loans and other financial support for corporate and institutional clients as well as collaborating with colleagues across businesses in the creation of sustainable investment opportunities. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and also chairs the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Delivering capital solutions to enable clients to transition and grow their business to be resilient and create real value for their stakeholders.

Clement Dumont

Co-Founder and Chief Biologist Officer

Algoon

Clement Dumont

Co-Founder and Chief Biologist Officer

Algoon

Before becoming an entrepreneur in founding his sports events company, Clement Dumont managed his laboratory in marine conservation at the University of Hong Kong. His research focused on marine conservation and fisheries management with a Ph.D. on sea urchin fisheries in North America.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Battle global warming and produce healthier food with seaweeds

Richard Ekkebus

Director of Culinary Operations and F&B

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Richard Ekkebus

Director of Culinary Operations and F&B

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Richard Ekkebus is the Culinary Director at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, overseeing all cuisines at one of the city’s most luxurious and distinctive five-star hotels. Under Richard’s supervision and guidance, Amber, the hotel’s contemporary, fine dining restaurant, was bestowed with the Sustainable Restaurant Award, listed No. 31 in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 and for the 13 consecutive years, awarded two Michelin stars by the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau 2021. Being a pioneer in sustainable culinary and restaurant operations, Richard is committed to driving culinary exploration and creativity. He is admired for his innovative and sustainable approach towards contemporary French cuisine.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

For Director of F&B and Culinary Operations at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Richard Ekkebus and the Amber team, modern luxury could not be redefined without considering the footprint that human activity leaves on the planet. Ever since its early days, Richard has been leading the change for a cleaner, safer, more equitable food system. At Amber, sustainability is more than a buzzword – it’s a pillar upon which the restaurant is built.

At every step, Richard considers its connection with the world – the people, food, and environment. From requiring transparency, sustainability and ethical standards in sourcing, to being vigilant about waste reduction and recycling, to contracting local artisans, ensuring equal work for equal pay, and sharing its experiences with the wider community, honest and actionable sustainability initiatives are intricately woven into Richard’s values and everyday processes.

Richard believes that culinary excellence cannot be achieved without a commitment to a sustainable world. For its efforts in upholding sustainable values, Amber has received recognition from organizations near and far, including:

Asia’s 50 Best, Sustainable Award 2020 – Most Sustainable Restaurant A Foodie World, The Foodie Forks 2020 – Sustainability Award Food Made Good, The Environment Award 2020

Emma Elias

Responsible Business Manager

Clifford Chance

Emma Elias

Responsible Business Manager

Clifford Chance

Emma Elias is based in Hong Kong as the Asia Pacific Responsible Business Manager at leading international law firm Clifford Chance. Her remit includes the firm’s Asia Pacific pro bono, philanthropy and community outreach, and diversity and inclusion programmes.

Sylvia Evans

Global Head of Communications

Vistra

Sylvia Evans

Global Head of Communications

Vistra

Sylvia started her career in government affairs and has over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, issues management, and public policy across public and private sector organisations. She holds a MPA – University of Southern California, a MBA – University of California, Irvine, and a BA, Political Science – University of California, Irvine.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Lead and support the positioning and communication of Vistra’s sustainability goals – internal policies and initiatives, as well as how we are helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals.

Yvette Fan

Managing Director and Vice President

Procter & Gamble Hong Kong Ltd

Yvette Fan

Managing Director and Vice President

Procter & Gamble Hong Kong Ltd

Yvette has more than 17 years of experience in leadership role on strategy and portfolio management across P&G China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Aside from being an advocate for corporate’s force for good, she is also the key sponsor and ally to P&G’s citizenship initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To develop circular solutions with partners and the society to reduce plastic waste to landfill in Hong Kong through P&G’s 3-year Plastic Reborn program.

Terry Fang

Executive Director

Sunta Chemical Limited

Terry Fang

Executive Director

Sunta Chemical Limited

  • Co-founder of Sunta Chemical Limited
  • Co-founder of Like Culture Education Limited
  • SME Sustainability Society (Committee Member: Training and Education)
  • Trade and Industry Department – SME Committee Member

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Sunta Chemical is dedicated to contributing to our society and promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in various aspects, and is committed to promote and practice work-life balance, eco-friendly lifestyle and environmental protection.

François Fevrier

CEO of Water

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

François Fevrier

CEO of Water

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

François Fevrier is CEO of SUEZ Water in Asia, overseeing operation and management of water businesses in the region. He has decades of experience in treatment infrastructure, technologies & solutions and operation in Middle East, India and Asia Pacific.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Sustainability is about how we individually act for the planet today and tomorrow. If we start taking steps now, we’ll have a better chance of ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO

Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com

Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change through inspiring & empowering original content and one of the world’s leading outlets for alternative protein news. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products and the co-founder & CEO of SourceGreenPackaging.com, the world’s first global marketplace for sustainable packaging with a mission to fight single-use plastic waste.

With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade, sustainability, alternative proteins and green packaging, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including Harvard Business School and two times at TEDx. Further, Sonalie is a global advisor at Social Ventures Hong Kong, an Impact Purpose Organisation committed to re-imagining Hong Kong as a purpose-driven city, an advisor at The Remedy Project, which revolutionises access to justice for migrant workers globally, a cause close to her heart, and she is an avid home cook and published cookbook author.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Grow Green Queen Media, Grow SourceGreenpackaging.com.

Rachel Fleishman

Head of Partnerships

Carbonless Asia

Rachel Fleishman

Head of Partnerships

Carbonless Asia

A veteran sustainability professional who has worked at the confluence of strategy, business development, advocacy and communications, Rachel focuses on bringing innovative technologies and business models to the urgent task of decarbonizing Asia.

Rachel holds a BA from Tufts University in Boston and an MBA from Kellogg in Chicago.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My goal is to accelerate decarbonization in Asia by connecting critical value chain managers with technologies, materials, software and business models to radically reduce their carbon footprints.

Terence Fong

Partner

Environmental Resources Management

Terence Fong

Partner

Environmental Resources Management

Terence has >21 years’ experience in ecological research, environmental management and conservation and is highly familiar with International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards, particularly PS6 and ‘Critical’ habitat evaluation. He has managed, designed and supervised numerous Projects, particularly renewables spanning across wider Asia Pacific region to meet client requirements.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Helping my clients to achieve no-net-loss and/ or net gain for biodiversity.

Dr Kevin Franklin

Chief Operating Officer, Advisory and Chief Product Officer

ELEVATE Global

Dr Kevin Franklin

Chief Operating Officer, Advisory and Chief Product Officer

ELEVATE Global

Kevin leads our global consulting, product and analytics functions. He has 20 years’ experience advising business on global risks, analytics and management systems. This includes extensive senior level engagement with many of the world’s largest companies on corporate strategy, sustainability, metrics-driven risk management and award-winning integrated reporting.

Prior to ELEVATE, Kevin was the Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Maplecroft where he also oversaw the product and supply chain management practice. This included work on supply chain strategy, organizational resilience, responsible sourcing, human rights due diligence and compliance across a range of sectors including consumer goods, manufacturing, electronics and extractives.

Kevin has a Master’s degree in Policy and Planning, and a PhD from Warwick Business School with a focus on systems theory, collaborative decision-making, and the role of data / analytics in performance management. He is an experienced auditor and has authored numerous reports / delivered key note sessions at numerous high-level international fora.

Bas Fransen

CEO and Founder

EcoMatcher

Bas Fransen

CEO and Founder

EcoMatcher

Passionate about addressing the climate crisis with technology and innovative business models. Proven track record in product and portfolio development, global partnerships, marketing, sales, and growth strategies for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Planting more trees, eating less meat, and buying less stuff.

Eileen Gallagher

Associate Director, Sustainability & Climate

BSR

Eileen Gallagher

Associate Director, Sustainability & Climate

BSR

Eileen Gallagher leads BSR’s climate change practice in Asia, working closely with companies to mitigate climate risk, build resilience across the value chain, and accelerate a net zero economy.

Before joining BSR, Eileen was vice president at Edelman, where she implemented strategic sustainability plans for companies to optimize resources, source responsibly, and build community engagement programs. While at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Eileen advanced policy solutions on climate change, sustainable development, and urban resiliency.

Eileen holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Rob Garrett

Head of Branding and Design

Black Sheep Restaurants

Rob Garrett

Head of Branding and Design

Black Sheep Restaurants

Head of Branding and Design, Rob Garrett is focused on developing engaging narratives, connecting people to the experience though tangible design and digital content. Originally from South Africa, Rob now heads up creative initiatives for Black Sheep Restaurants.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Rob is currently working on reducing single use packaging for Black Sheep Restaurants premium delivery service, GO in the hopes of building a sustainable reusable container delivery infrastructure.

Lisa Genasci

CEO

ADM Capital Foundation

Lisa Genasci

CEO

ADM Capital Foundation

Lisa Genasci is the founder and CEO of ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF), an innovative philanthropic vehicle established to support critical research and impact-driven approaches to promoting environmental conservation in Asia. Lisa has also helped lead private credit manager ADM Capital’s ESG integration, heads the ADMC ESG Committee and sits as an observer to the ADMC Investment Advisory Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To push for change across some of our most intransigent environmental challenges: Our depleting oceans, the nexus between forestry and development, air quality and public health, the intersections among food, energy and water.

Charles Goddard

Editorial Director

The Economist Group

Charles Goddard

Editorial Director

The Economist Group

Charles Goddard imagines and builds The Economist Group’s flagship initiatives. He works closely with partners on themes ranging from ageing and longevity to climate change, global health security and the sustainable ocean economy. Based in Hong Kong, Charles was previously editorial director, Asia, at the Economist Intelligence Unit and managing director of the Economist Corporate Network, a peer network for senior executives. He is executive director of the Group’s World Ocean Initiative.

Mathew Gollop

Managing Director

ConnectedGroup/Recruit4Good

Mathew Gollop

Managing Director

ConnectedGroup/Recruit4Good

Mathew has been in the executive search industry since 1997 and in Asia (with ConnectedGroup) since 2001. In addition to leading the business, Mathew has helped define and shape ConnectedGroup’s social purpose, and his team support the not for profit community in Hong Kong, connecting talent to help amplify worthy causes.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To continue building a talent-oriented capacity enhancing platform for the not for profit community.

Liza Green

Head of Corporate Citizenship and Foundations APAC

Credit Suisse

Liza Green

Head of Corporate Citizenship and Foundations APAC

Credit Suisse

Liza is Head of Corporate Citizenship Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse and Executive Director of the Credit Suisse APAC Foundation, based in Hong Kong. She is responsible for overseeing regional grant-making and the management and impact assessment of the Credit Suisse philanthropy portfolio, working with local country management and foundations in multiple locations across Asia.

Manav Gupta

CEO

Brinc

Manav Gupta

CEO

Brinc

Manav is the Founder & CEO of Brinc. Brinc is a different breed of venture capital and accelerator firm. Core to Brinc’s business is their belief that some of the world’s biggest challenges can be solved by entrepreneurs, who Brinc likes to call GAME CHANGERS. More game changers will make a positive impact on the world if they are given the right backing. And that’s what Brinc is here for. To support and mentor founders and their teams from across the world and provide investment to help them grow. Brinc believes that technology focused start-ups, with the right backing and support can fundamentally change how we move, what we eat, how we feel and where we live for the better.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Making 1,000 climate conscious investments in the next 5 years.

John Haffner

General Manager – Sustainability

Hang Lung Properties Ltd.

John Haffner

General Manager – Sustainability

Hang Lung Properties Ltd.

John Haffner is General Manager – Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties Ltd., where he is responsible for formulating the Group-wide sustainability strategy and driving its execution. He has more than two decades of experience in cleantech, infrastructure and sustainability in Asia and North America, and is proficient in Mandarin.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To make significant progress against defined sustainability goals both professionally and personally.

Mokhtari Amir Majdi Hamed

Director

Asia Circular Economy Association

Mokhtari Amir Majdi Hamed

Director

Asia Circular Economy Association

Hans Majdi (PhD, in civil engineering ), currently with THEi, is working on a project regarding circular carbon economy via plastic waste incorporation into asphalt pavement. Prior to this he served there as a lecturer instructing courses on sustainable materials for built environment.

Chris Hanselman

Managing Director

Pacific Rich Resources Limited

Chris Hanselman

Managing Director

Pacific Rich Resources Limited

The Hanselmans have been in the fish business since 1908. The business did pass down through the generations. However, I decided to try some other opportunities, in Asia and so never went directly into the business. But in 2000, having worked for the Hong Kong Government and then an NGO, with an increasing awareness of overfishing in our oceans, I decided to attempt to educate people of the benefits of purchasing seafood from ‘responsibly sourced’ suppliers and supplying them with these items in Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Continue to preach the gospel about ‘responsibly sourced seafoods’, but not let bureaucracy in the way of continued improvements.

Mark Harper

Group Sustainable Development Manager

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

Mark Harper

Group Sustainable Development Manager

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

At Swire Mark is responsible for the Group’s ESG disclosure and TCFD reporting as well as guiding the development of Group strategy on Climate, and Waste. He sits on the Board and Executive Committees of a number of NGO’s including Business Environment Council, Drink Without Waste and HeroesToo.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Rollout of the Group’s Net Zero Carbon emissions and zero to landfill commitments. Finalising the Group’s climate risk assessment process and analysis.

Adam Harper

Founder & Managing Director

Ashbury

Adam Harper

Founder & Managing Director

Ashbury

Adam Harper is the Founder and Managing Director of Ashbury. The firm integrates communications strategy with original content creation for financial sector clients, with a strong emphasis on ESG and technology. Adam was previously HSBC’s Head of Communications for Greater China and Regional Head of Communications for Global Banking and Markets, Asia-Pacific. He has lived in Hong Kong since 2004 and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Helping clients tell unmissable stories about how they are contributing to more sustainable economies and markets.

Tracy Wong Harris

Vice President and Deputy Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Tracy Wong Harris

Vice President and Deputy Secretary General

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Tracy Wong Harris is the Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).

Tracy Wong Harris

Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Tracy Wong Harris

Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Tracy Wong Harris is the Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).

Walter van Hattum

Head of Economic and Trade Section

European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Walter van Hattum

Head of Economic and Trade Section

European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

My career combines commercial with sustainability policies. I worked for the ILO in Nigeria; the Dutch MFA and for the EU on nuclear fusion, humanitarian aid and health policies. Recent postings include Indonesia and the Philippines, where I served as head of the trade section of the EU Delegation, following which I was responsible for leveraging EU’s trade (preferences) for improving labour, human rights and environmental standards. In January 2021, I was appointed head of the trade section of the EU office to Hong Kong and Macao.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Supporting the green transformation
  • Green/sustainable finance/trade and values/partnerships
  • Be mindful of own behaviour

Patrick Healy

Chairman

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited

Patrick Healy

Chairman

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Coca-Cola Limited

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 2021:

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

Tamsin Heath

Deputy Head of Mission

British Consulate-General

Tamsin Heath

Deputy Head of Mission

British Consulate-General

Tamsin Heath currently serves as the Deputy Head of Mission at the British Consulate-General.

She arrived in Hong Kong in August 2019 as Deputy Consul General. Tamsin joined the Diplomatic Service in 2005 as a diplomatic service economist working on economic issues, and as the economist in the Iraq Policy Unit in 2006-2007.  Her first posting was as 2nd Secretary Economic and Trade Policy in Beijing, working on the UK/China Economic and Financial Dialogue, as well as intellectual property issues.

After Beijing, she worked as First Secretary Economic, Energy & Climate Change at the British Embassy in Riyadh, and then as Head of Yemen policy in London, where she acted briefly as Charg d’Affaires in Sana’a in 2013. Between 2013 and 2015 Tamsin was Private Secretary to the FCO Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service.

She moved to Hong Kong from The Hague after three years working for the Dutch Development Bank FMO, as Senior Strategy Advisor and Head of Public Affairs.

Before joining the FCO, Tamsin worked for the Chief Economist of the Royal Bank of Scotland group and at HM Treasury. She studied Economics at the University of Cambridge.

Tamsin is married with two children, Emily and Thomas.

Stephane Heddesheimer

CEO, Recycling and Recovery

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

Stephane Heddesheimer

CEO, Recycling and Recovery

SUEZ (Asia) Limited

Stéphane Heddesheimer is CEO of SUEZ Recycling and Recovery in Asia, overseeing the waste management business in the region. He has 20+ years of experience in developing and delivering sustainable, long-term solutions for SUEZ clients in the field of recycling, waste-to-energy and resource recovery, with assignments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

My personal 2021 challenge is to make solutions happen. I’ve been working with my team that help communities make a difference in how we use our planet’s resources.

Brian Henderson

Founder

Whole Business Wellness

Brian Henderson

Founder

Whole Business Wellness

Brian brings his 30 years of leadership experience to help organisations develop wellness strategies at individual, team and organisation level using story telling, experiential learning and resilience assessments to build wellness capabilities and culture at all levels.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Promote SDG 3 (good health & wellbeing) and 8 (decent work & economic growth) through the corporate wellness work we do at Whole Business Wellness.

Charles Ho

Project Director (Social Housing)

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Charles Ho

Project Director (Social Housing)

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Mr. Charles Ho is the Project Director of Community Housing Movement in The Hong Kong Council of Social Services (HKCSS). Charles joins the Hong Kong Council of Social Service since 2013. He is currently managing social housing projects and advocating affordable housing for the grassroots families through the Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To combat housing poverty and build a health living environment for people of different ages.

Henry Ho

Sustainable Development Manager

Cathay Pacific Group – Subsidiaries

Henry Ho

Sustainable Development Manager

Cathay Pacific Group – Subsidiaries

Henry is an award-winning sustainability professional. He is the Sustainable Development Manager at Cathay Pacific Group- Subsidiaries which develops and implements sustainability strategy and initiatives across four CX Subsidiaries.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Devoted to inspire and affect our society to move towards sustainability through Caring, Learning, and Innovation.

Howard Ho

Senior Project Manager

Transport and Housing Bureau

Howard Ho

Senior Project Manager

Transport and Housing Bureau

Howard Ho is a Senior Engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing housing projects. His work covers the project management, contract administration, design analysis, building control, cost evaluation and quality assurance.

Currently Howard is working as a Senior Project Manager to take part in the development of transitional housing in Transport and Housing Bureau.

Jeffrey Hogue

Chief Sustainability Officer

Levi Strauss & Co.

Jeffrey Hogue

Chief Sustainability Officer

Levi Strauss & Co.

Jeffrey Hogue is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Levi Strauss & Co., where he leads the sustainability and circular economy efforts for the 168-year-old company, working to create positive environmental and social impact across global operations.

Estella Huang

CEO

Children’s Medical Foundation

Estella Huang

CEO

Children’s Medical Foundation

Estella Huang Lung is CEO of Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF), and a founding Governor of The Women’s Foundation. At CMF, she leads programs bringing underprivileged families access to medical care, reducing preventable death and strengthening healthcare systems. Her initiatives also aim to inspire leadership and sustainability for the next generation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Scale impact through Every Baby Rescued to reach more of the 50 million families in need through our sustainable program and impact investing.

Kenneth Hui

Head (Market Development), External Department

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Kenneth Hui

Head (Market Development), External Department

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Kenneth Hui is the Head of Market Development Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), in charge of the HKMA’s efforts to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international financial centre. Prior to joining the HKMA, Ken was a senior manager at the Investment Products Division of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), specialising in regulatory policies on retail funds and innovative retail investment products. During his time at the SFC, Ken was seconded to the Secretariat of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, where he was responsible for global OTC derivatives reforms.

Zhang Huifeng

Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific

HSBC

Zhang Huifeng

Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific

HSBC

Mr Zhang Huifeng joined HSBC in 2005. As the Regional Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific, he oversees the Bank’s sustainability strategy in the region. This include community investment in future skills, climate change, sustainable finance, community service areas. Before joining HSBC, Mr Zhang had worked at BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO in trade finance and corporate banking area. His team is working closely with the whole sale and retail banking businesses to promote sustainable finance and investment within the Bank to support the development of low carbon economy.

Lyn Ip

Global Head of Supply Chain Sustainability

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

Lyn Ip

Global Head of Supply Chain Sustainability

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

I am an ESG professional and a staunch driver/supporter of collaborative initiatives within the industry, who is committed to working with partners across the value chain to create sustainability opportunities and identify best practices and technologies that contribute as agents of change for all.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Drive greater collaboration within the value chain and between industry partners with a focus on sustained and meaningful impact.

Francis Ip

Executive Director & Deputy CEO

Yip’s Chemical Holdings Limited

Francis Ip

Executive Director & Deputy CEO

Yip’s Chemical Holdings Limited

Mr. Francis Ip is the Executive Director and Deputy CEO of Yip’s Chemical, a HK-listed company dedicated to the manufacturing and sales of solvents, coatings, inks and lubricants for 5 decades. He has been driving the transformation of the Group towards being more environmentally friendly, service and end-user oriented.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Yip’s Chemical is committed to promoting “Business with Purpose”. We endeavour to integrate business and social goals, and connect stakeholders from different sectors related to the chemical industry to create a better future for our community.

Christine Ip

CEO – Greater China

UOB

Christine Ip

CEO – Greater China

UOB

Christine Ip is CEO – Greater China of UOB and a non-executive director of UOB China. Ip has more than 30 years of experience in both consumer and corporate banking and has significant experience in the mainland China and overseas markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Hong Kong and a MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

With sustainability being integral to the competitive agility of every organisation, Christine Ip strives to ensure the 17 Sustainability Development Goals are firmly embedded in corporate strategy for the more sustainable environmental, social and governance outcomes.

Lawrence Iu

Climate Change & Partnerships Lead

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Climate Change & Partnerships Lead

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu is the Climate Change & Partnerships Lead at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change model and impactful public policy. Currently, he focuses on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.

Previously he worked in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Mr. Iu led environmental sustainability and occupational health & safety projects across Asia Pacific and coordinated emerging technology management, circular economy and green chemistry research.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Despite these difficult times, we must remain forward looking and anticipate the time of recovery. Even more so, we are now in a favourable position to make fundamental policy decisions to rethink our economic model, making it fit for a low carbon missions world, and to set course for a better, sustainable, and more liveable future for Hong Kong.

Kent Jan

Director & Head of Corporate Development

Hongkong Land Limited

Kent Jan

Director & Head of Corporate Development

Hongkong Land Limited

Kent embraces change and challenges. He leads Hongkong Land on innovation activities, focusing on adding value to customers and the business by exploring and implementing new ideas and technologies. Prior to his current role, he held senior positions in corporate finance, business development, financial control and risk management in various industries including real estate, hospitality, banking and infrastructure sectors.

Dr Martial Jaume

Co-Founding Director

Ocean3C

Dr Martial Jaume

Co-Founding Director

Ocean3C

Martial Jaume is a former research professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry (HKUST, HKU). He currently serves as Sciences teacher and Sustainability Pedagogical Coordinator at French International School of Hong Kong.

His love for implementing student-centred learning approaches likely comes from his past as a research team leader and because they are, to him, stunning ways to help students develop critical skills while delving deeply into their academic content. His focus on Science-based learning offers opportunities for students to actively explore and address challenges while building skills in teamwork and communication, research, data collection and analysis, community engagement, and reflection.

He holds a PhD (in the field of Immunology) from the University of Toulouse, France, where he completed his research training at INSERM, a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministries of Health and Research.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Nurture, equip, and empower a new generation of school-aged children and their communities to enhance their Ocean literacy. This would support them to become positive change-maker to safeguard our Oceans by allowing them to understand the fundamentals of Ocean sustainability.

SDG#4, #13, #14, #17

Lynn Johannson

President

E2M

Lynn Johannson

President

E2M

Lynn Johannson is an eco-entrepreneur. With experience in over 60 countries, she has written international standards for environmental management and their interdependency with green finance. She advises governments, NGOs, big and small enterprises, as a respected innovator in the synergy of practices and concepts for a better, greener economy.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Collaboration requires eco-literacy, fierce dedication to intellectual honesty, innovation, the democratisation of capital markets, the protection of primary wealth and its efficient conversion for a greener, better, wealthier world economy.

Dr Lucy Jordan

Associate Professor

University of Hong Kong

Dr Lucy Jordan

Associate Professor

University of Hong Kong

Dr. Jordan is a trained social worker with PhD in Social Welfare. Her research and practice maintains a central commitment to addressing issues related to gender equality and decent work with a particular focus on Asian families in developing countries and less advantaged women in high-income societies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

SDG3 Good health and well-being; SDG5 Gender equality; SDG8 Decent work and economic growth

Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP

Secretary for the Environment

HKSAR Government

Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP

Secretary for the Environment

HKSAR Government

Mr Wong Kam-sing was born in 1963 and graduated from the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong.  He received further education on sustainable built environment in the postgraduate program from the University of British Columbia in Canada.  He assumed the post of the Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government on 1 July 2012.

As an architect by profession, Mr Wong has been promoting sustainable built environment since 1990s.  His designs and researches on sustainable built environment have won him various local, regional and international awards.  He served as the founder Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Chairman of the Professional Green Building Council and the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and has contributed to the promotion and research of the standards and guidelines for sustainable built environment applicable to the high-density urban environment of Hong Kong.

During his tenure as the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong has launched and updated a number of policy blueprints covering air quality, waste management, energy saving, climate actions and biodiversity.

Cesar Jung-Harada

Director

Scoutbots

Cesar Jung-Harada

Director

Scoutbots

Cesar Jung-Harada is a French-Japanese inventor, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and educator. Cesar is a TED Speaker and Senior Fellow, former Researcher and Project Leader at MIT. He holds a MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, and sailed around the world in 2013-2014.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Develop the world’s best coral reef mapping robot. Pilot the future of offshore biomass, solar, and hydrogen production.

Mushtaq Kapasi

Managing Director, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific

International Capital Market Association

Mushtaq Kapasi

Managing Director, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific

International Capital Market Association

Mushtaq Kapasi is ICMA’s Chief Representative for the Asia-Pacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar, and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Help to create effective and credible market standards and regulation that help to increase investment into environmental and social projects through the Asian capital markets.

Bill Kentrup

Co-founder & Head of Origination

Allinfra

Bill Kentrup

Co-founder & Head of Origination

Allinfra

Bill has been involved in Asia’s environmental and infrastructure markets since 2001 across Noble Environmental Solutions & Carbon Credits and as Head of Asia Environmental Financial Products and Head of Asia Renewables at Macquarie Bank and Macquarie Capital. More recently, Bill is applying blockchain technology to the financing of infrastructure and environmental assets through Allinfra.

Mike Kilburn

Independent Sustainability Adviser

Mike Kilburn

Independent Sustainability Adviser

Mike Kilburn has built and led cross-disciplinary teams to develop and implement groundbreaking and practical solutions to Hong Kong and the global aviation sector’s sustainability challenges around climate, biodiversity, air quality, and waste for more than 20 years.

Christy Kilmartin

VP Marketing

Kontoor Brands

Christy Kilmartin

VP Marketing

Kontoor Brands

Christy Kilmartin is an award winning marketer who has focused his career on bettering people and planet. After helping athletes perform their best during his time with Nike and Adidas, Christy shifted into the broader holistic eco, health and wellness zone with Timberland and most recently, Lee and Wrangler brands.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To help make sustainability the new sexy.

Gabrielle Kirstein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Feeding Hong Kong

Gabrielle Kirstein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Feeding Hong Kong

Gabrielle Kirstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Hong Kong, a registered charity with a mission to fight hunger in Hong Kong and reduce the amount of quality food being sent to our city’s landfills.  Feeding Hong Kong achieves this by collecting high quality food that would otherwise be thrown away and redistributing it to frontline charities feeding people in need.

Gabrielle started her career at the international advertising agency Bates and their integrated communication consultancy 141 London.  She moved to Hong Kong in 2003 and continued her career in communications and events with Euromoney Institutional Investor, The Economist Group and others, until founding Feeding Hong Kong in 2011.

Gabrielle is a Board Director of Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry and co-founder of The Redress Design Award, Redress’ flagship programme. She holds a BA in English Literature from Durham University and  MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Zero Hunger

Michael Kokora

Partner

OBJECT TERRITORIES

Michael Kokora

Partner

OBJECT TERRITORIES

Michael Kokora is a partner at OBJECT TERRITORIES, a critical design practice based in Hong Kong and New York that works at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. We engage the built environment at scales ranging from strategic interventions to architectural projects and regional masterplans. We explore the spatial conditions between objects (buildings) and territories (landscapes) to develop intelligent forms with a commitment to public space and environmental activism. Michael is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and teaches in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Developing the potential for new ecologies and habitats in coastal, terrestrial, and urban conditions.

Ivy Kong

Chief Executive Officer, Asia

WSP (Asia) Limited

Ivy Kong

Chief Executive Officer, Asia

WSP (Asia) Limited

With 20 years’ experience in engineering consultancy and an established track record in delivering major infrastructure projects, Ivy is leading over 3,200 staff in 12 WSP offices across Asia to harness the region’s unique opportunities and challenges through collaborative and innovative engineering solutions, fostering Asia’s sustainable growth.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Drawing strategies for the entire Asia operations to meet WSP’s firmwide net zero emissions commitment across its value chain by 2040; strengthening collaboration with clients and partners to reduce emissions.

Adam Koo

Chief Executive Officer

Business Environment Council

Adam Koo

Chief Executive Officer

Business Environment Council

Mr Koo has more than 30 years of executive experience throughout Asia in the private and NGO sectors. He has strong expertise in a broad spectrum of management disciplines, including strategic planning, finance, operations management and business development.

Mark Kramer

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

FSG

Mark Kramer

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

FSG

Mark R. Kramer, a former lawyer and venture capitalist, is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. Mark co-authored the seminal article “Creating Shared Value” which won the 2011 McKinsey Award for best article in the Harvard Business Review. In 2000 Mark and Prof. Michael Porter founded FSG, a global mission-driven consulting firm which supports the Shared Value Initiative and the Collective Impact Forum.

Dr Calvin Lee Kwan

Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance

Link Asset Management

Dr Calvin Lee Kwan

Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance

Link Asset Management

Dr. Calvin Lee Kwan is Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance at Link Asset Management and an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He’s a pioneer in green finance and a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s (UNEPFI) Investment Commission, and co-chair of its Property Working Group.

Dr. Kwan holds a Masters and Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California and an EMBA from Kellogg – HKUST School of Management.

Melanie Kwok

Senior Sustainability Manager

Sino Group