ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Workshops

Deep Dive Sessions

Wednesday 05 October

Workshop A

11:45 – 13:15

Landlord-Tenant Partnerships for Workplace Sustainability

Landlord-tenant partnership is fundamental to a sustainable built environment. In this workshop, we will dive into a case study of Swire Properties (landlord) and Polar Air Cargo (tenant), where they joined hands to advance each other’s sustainability journey through Swire Properties’ Green Performance Pledge (GPP). This discussion will engage the audience to explore landlord-tenant synergies and rethink how both parties can leverage their resources, expertise and network to influence corporate strategies, improve sustainability and operational performance and motivate employee participation.

Learnings

  1. Synergies in the landlord-tenant relationship and different approaches to build partnership
  2. How can landlord-tenant partnerships can benefit each party’s sustainability performance
  3. Key success factors to employee engagement in a company’s sustainability journey

Post-Event Actions

  1. Evaluate ways to leverage landlord-tenant synergies as part of sustainability strategy implementation
  2. Explore, develop and participate in tenant-landlord partnership opportunities
  3. Assess challenges and opportunities to engage employees on company’s sustainability strategy

Speakers

Joanne Lai

Senior Sustainable Development Officer

Swire Properties

Joanne Lai

Senior Sustainable Development Officer

Swire Properties

Joanne Lai is the Senior Sustainable Development Officer of Swire Properties. Her work involves supporting the Company’s Sustainable Development (SD) 2030 Strategy, and leading the planning and implementation of SD tenant engagement initiatives that focus on resource and circularity, such as HK’s first Smart Waste Reduction Challenge, and the pioneering Smart Reusable Cup Programme.

Phoebe Leung

Sustainable Development Manager

Swire Properties

Phoebe Leung

Sustainable Development Manager

Swire Properties

Phoebe Leung is the Sustainable Development Manager of Swire Properties. Her work involves supporting the Company’s Sustainable Development (SD) 2030 Strategy, formulating resource management and circularity strategies, and driving the company’s SD tenant engagement strategy and programmes. Phoebe is a Chartered Environmentalist and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Gladys Li

Senior Sustainability Specialist

Polar Air Cargo Worldwide

Gladys Li

Senior Sustainability Specialist

Polar Air Cargo Worldwide

Gladys is the Senior Sustainability Specialist of Polar Air Cargo, offering the largest fleet of Boeing freighters among U.S scheduled all-cargo carriers. As the first employee dedicated to Polar’s sustainability development, Gladys supports the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for global sustainability strategic planning, focusing on the facility, equipment, partnership, education, employee communication and engagement in the APAC and U.S.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I want to see more young leaders and sustainability specialists contributing to the sustainability development of Hong Kong and making a change.

With thanks to

13:30 – 15:00

Contaminated Land Management for Circular City Planning

Land is an important and limited resource within our community. This session will explore the various brownfield redevelopment options and approaches to enable circular city planning.

Learnings

  • How to assess contaminated land risks
  • What are the regulatory framework and procedures
  • What options are present to managed contaminated land
  • How to evaluate the cost-benefits of remedial options

Post-Event Actions

  • How to consider contaminated land risks early in development projects
  • Adequately factor in remedial works within the Works Program
  • Understand some of the common techniques and strategies involved

Speakers

Dr Alex Cheung

Associate Director, Environment, China Region

WSP

Dr Alex Cheung

Associate Director, Environment, China Region

WSP

Dr Alex Cheung is WSP’s Associate Director of Environment in China region. With over 30 years of experience, Alex is a Chartered Chemist specialises in wastewater treatment, waste management and environmental risk management, including water quality improvement, environmental site assessments and contamination remediation works. He has been listed in Stanford University’s list of the World’s Top 2% of the Most-Cited Scientists.

Dr Paul Kau

Managing Director, Environment, Greater China

WSP

Dr Paul Kau

Managing Director, Environment, Greater China

WSP

Dr Paul Kau is WSP’s Managing Director of Environment in Greater China region. He is also the firm’s global leader for the Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) Technical Community, focusing on technical excellence associated with asset transfers, particularly within the manufacturing sector. With his vast experience in carrying out environmental health & safety assessments and remediation projects throughout Asia for 25 years, Dr Kau is leading a strong team of environmental experts to shape our Future Ready net zero built environment through seamless cross-sector collaborations.

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15:15 – 16:45

From Capsule to Art – Recycled Aluminum Artwork Workshop

This will be an interactive workshop where guests can learn how to make decorations or accessories using our aluminium capsules. Participants can also create their own art pieces while learning about our aluminium separation process and 2nd life products.

Learnings

  • What are the types of waste classification
  • Why should we do waste classification
  • How a coffee capsule is used for upcycling

Post-Event Actions

  • Send used coffee capsules to Nespresso for recycling
  • By placing upcycling products on your work desk, remind yourself to reuse, reduce and upcycle
  • Spread the idea that Nespresso capsules are made of aluminium, which can be 100% recycled

Speakers

Smice Tang

Founder

Mad.tal

Smice Tang

Founder

Mad.tal

Smice Tang is an experienced event and exhibition designer. As the founder of Mad.tal, he aims at demonstrating waste classification and metal waste upcycling. In addition to his primary job function, Smice has been recognized by Nespresso HK for his extraordinary commitment to upcycling metal wastes.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To let people know the importance of waste classification, recycling and upcycling.

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Workshop B

11:45 – 13:15

How Companies Can Leverage ESG to Establish Credibility in the New Normal

ESG topics will be discussed and analysed from several perspectives, from discussing about environmental, social and governance issues, defining the working framework and current standards to greenwashing and real-case applications, each of our speakers from different business sectors will share a complete overview of how companies can leverage ESG to establish credibility in the new normal.

Learnings

  • ESG’s evolution and how it will help shape future impact
  • What drivers were linked to ESGs rising eminence
  • How to approach existing challenges in analysis and monitoring
  • ESG Standards and Reporting Formats
  • Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

Post-Event Actions

  • Evaluate current ESG practices in place
  • Take serious steps into adopting new standards or reporting formats
  • Consider taking actions to offset carbon emissions

Speakers

Alessandro Bisagni

Founder and President

BEE Incorporations

Alessandro Bisagni

Founder and President

BEE Incorporations

Alessandro Bisagni is the Founder & President of BEE Incorporations, an international sustainability engineering consulting and technology company specializing in the creation of green and healthy buildings. Over his career he has managed more than 400 green building projects across 35+ countries. BEE is the most experienced green building consultancy in the retail sector worldwide.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Alessandro’s mission is to leverage business to do good. This includes educating corporations about tangible ways to build, renovate, and operate spaces sustainably while also helping advance sustainability in our urban environment.

Federico Fontolan

Digital Innovation Lead

CRIF

Federico Fontolan

Digital Innovation Lead

CRIF

Federico Fontolan is a Business Development Manager for CRIF Digital solutions, supporting financial and non-financial institutions to effectively implement their digitalization and automation strategies through data, analytics expertise and dedicated solutions.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Increased enforcement of policies to improve waste recycling and circular economy and concrete measures to support citizens and enterprises in their effort towards sustainability.

Walter Marin

Founder

Plug The Impact

Walter Marin

Founder

Plug The Impact

Walter Marin, Founder & CEO of Plug The Impact, Plug The Sun and Fast Power, is a successful and versatile leader with extensive global experience across renewable energy domains and solar energy management. He is spearheading the companies’ rapid growth with his vision to push for a transformation of the solar home system domain and micro/mini-grid solar solutions, making a difference in people’s lives globally. Thanks to a vast career of almost four decades in this sector, Walter’s wish is to put his experience and knowledge at the service of humanity.

Supported by

13:30 – 15:00

It’s Getting Hot In Here – Climate Leadership through Uncertain Times

Using our trademarked design thinking methodology, “Dream, Focus, Plan, DO”, The DO will guide you from thinking to implementing innovative climate actions in these uncertain times.

Learnings

  1. How to approach solving a complex problem like climate change
  2. How to develop flexibility and creativity in problem solving
  3. How to be innovative in climate leadership and action
  4. How to go from prototyping to DOing

Post-Event Actions

  1. Join The DO Community, The DO expert network, and DOer Whatsapp group to continue co-creation with local and global entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
  2. Actualise your ideas by joining The DO’s programs in APAC, like The DO Challenge, Smart City Summit and The DO Innovation Series.
  3. Join The DO’s Upskill course on climate leadership and sustainability to further your knowledge on climate action
  4. Work with The DO to bring innovative climate solutions to life

Speakers

Belinda Esterhammer

Managing Director

The DO Asia

Belinda Esterhammer

Managing Director

The DO Asia

Belinda is the Managing Director of The DO Asia, an award winning social impact advisory with a mission to enable companies and individuals to thrive in a purposeful new economy that is sustainable and innovative. Prior to joining The DO, Belinda founded a marketing consultancy, spearheaded the APAC community growth for a global tech community, worked for UNICEF and led high-profile marketing campaigns for a “Big 4” female entrepreneur program.

Aigul Safiullina

Community Catalyst

The DO Asia

Aigul Safiullina

Community Catalyst

The DO Asia

Aigul is a multilingual community builder, entrepreneur, and certified breathwork & sound therapist.

With the background in environmental journalism across 3 continents and passion for climate leadership, corporate wellness and innovation, Aigul is currently co-creating a happier and healthier Hong Kong at The DO Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to see Hong Kong more inclusive, more eager to live sustainably as part of the normal lifestyle. I hope to see more people, families and communities uplifting and empowering each other to be kinder to Mother Earth.

Supported by

15:15 – 16:45

Action Towards Net Zero – Patterning Sustainability through Digitalization

The HKSAR Government has introduced the Smart City Blueprint with an aim of enhancing and expanding the existing city management measures and services. One of the areas emphasized in the blueprint is Smart Environment, which calls for the use of commercially available technological application to create a low carbon and more sustainable environment for the people. In this session, the speakers will showcase and discuss on the newest smart city solution and advanced data analytics platform to cope with the Smart City Blueprint and to assist building owners to decarbonize their property portfolios.

Learnings

  • Realize the use of high-quality data to enhance green building performances.
  • Identify the opportunities of ESG data analytics in the real estate financing processes.
  • Recognize the power of advanced data analytics in buildings and how it helps with fulfilling the SDG.

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand the industry’s latest trend in using data analytics to improve construction efficiency.
  • Learn about the global Smart City movement and its effect on the green industry.
  • Acknowledge that data analytics is crucial to the decarbonization of buildings.

Speakers

Margaret Ho

Manager, Industry Development, Environment and Sustainability

Construction Industry Council

Margaret Ho

Manager, Industry Development, Environment and Sustainability

Construction Industry Council

Margaret Ho is a dedicated ESG and sustainability specialist who pursues to assist the local construction industry to leap on the net-zero journey. With solid experience in ESG strategies and communications as well as academic training in environmental management, Margaret sheds light on how to leverage innovation to propel sustainable development in a communicative way.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

The sustainability concept to be embedded into every entity’s core values as an essential move for the survival and prosperity of the society and environment.

Dr Calvin Kam

Founder & CEO

Strategic Building Innovation (SBI) & bimSCORE

Dr Calvin Kam

Founder & CEO

Strategic Building Innovation (SBI) & bimSCORE

Dr. Calvin Kam FAIA, PhD, PE, LEED AP, CCBM is the Founder/CEO of Strategic Building Innovation & bimSCORE.

A licensed architect as well as an engineer in the USA, Calvin is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), where he specializes in strategic innovation such as Management Scorecards, Building Information Modeling, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), and Digital Twins.  Calvin has advised public and private owners globally on VDC, Strategic Innovation and Digital Twins, and was an appointed international expert for APEC, China, Singapore and United Kingdom.

Tim Lo

Head of System Development

BEAM Society Limited

Tim Lo

Head of System Development

BEAM Society Limited

Tim is a practicing town planner and environmental surveyor with extensive experience in planning, engineering and managing smart city and digital infrastructures. Tim spearheaded the development of numerous smart environment tools and infrastructures to enhance the efficiency, robustness and data integrity of ESG metrics within the building industry, including the BEAM Plus Portfolio Assessment, iBEAM Assessment Automation System and the iBEAM Unison BIM to BEAM Plus data integration platforms.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  • Adoption of data analytics to enhance building performances.
  • Recognize the power of advanced data analytics in buildings and how it helps with fulfilling the SDG.
  • Introduce more policy initiatives to incentivize the use of data to decarbonize our buildings.

Garrick Sze

Project Director – M&E

Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.

Garrick Sze

Project Director – M&E

Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.

Garrick is currently the Project Director – M&E in Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (SHKP), supervising office, hotel, retail, service apartment, residential and data centre projects, both in HK and in China.

He is one of the nominated Directors in BEAM Society Limited. He is also currently one of the Panel Advisor for EMSD Best Practice for Operation & Maintenance.

Garrick is very supportive to innovations in project planning and construction delivery. Most SHK new projects are now using BIM in design and construction stages. He proactively supports the deployment of DfMA and MiMEP.

Garrick is also actively involved in deployment of new technologies for Smart, Energy Efficient and Healthy Environment. They include application Internet of Things (loT), Artificial Intelligence (Al) and advance Indoor Air Quality technologies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Use digital technologies to help our construction and projects to be safer, greener and smarter. Less wastage and less energy consumption.

Sr Paul Tsui

Chief Executive Officer

Esri China (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Sr Paul Tsui

Chief Executive Officer

Esri China (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Sr Paul Tsui is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Esri China (Hong Kong) while Esri is the world leader of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping software. Sr Tsui is serving as the Chairman of Land Surveying Division of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS).

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

GIS and location intelligence are being adopted for achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals whether it is at the government, or organisational level.

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Workshop C

11:45 – 13:15

Sustainable Aspects for Consumer Products: Role Play with Consumers, Manufacturers, Traders, Certifiers and YOU

Sustainable Products? How to define? What’s in it for me? Pain-points and solutions.

Learnings

  • What is a sustainable product?
  • Who decides the criteria to measure sustainability?
  • Who checks the product and process as per these sustainability criteria?
  • How can you identify products that are more sustainable?
  • These are the questions that will be identified during this role play workshop.

Post-Event Actions

  • How should sustainable products be incentivised?
  • Should sustainable products become the norm?
  • Discuss in your communities, at your workplaces, with your family and friends

Speakers

Martin Fan

Managing Director

TUV Rheinland Hong Kong Ltd

Martin Fan

Managing Director

TUV Rheinland Hong Kong Ltd

Martin has more than 17 years of experience in the Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) industry. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Council of Testing and Certification, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification, and circular economy advisory group of Business Environment Council. He wishes to use his knowledge and experience and share more ideas for a better, safer, greener and sustainable world.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

From government, business community, to each individual, I wish we all can have the sustainability mind-set and have real actions on it.

Elsa Pau

Founder & CEO

BlueOnion Group

Elsa Pau

Founder & CEO

BlueOnion Group

Elsa is a finance industry veteran focusing on sustainable, responsible, and impact investing. She advocates for investor protection and drives compelling propositions that benefit real change for the finance community. She is the Group CEO and founder of the FinTech portal, BlueOnion. Her latest venture, BlueOnion, promotes responsible investing by exposing the stewardship practices of asset managers, insurers, pension providers, and public companies. Her mission for BlueOnion is to steer financial services providers on the pathway of ethical approaches to address climate change and social injustice, helping investors achieve optimal returns with the highest moral responsibilities. Before creating BlueOnion, she was the Owner-operator of the 25-year-old publication, Benchmark, and a series of Wealth and Asset Management Awards Programs, Forums, and Quality Study operated under the Benchmark brand. She currently serves as an investment governor of a family office in Asia and a Committee member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Services Development Fund.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

May there be less talking and more walking, less pressurized regulation and more authentic actions, less bureaucracy and more collaboration between governments and the private sectors to drive real Sustainable Development Goals

Sheila Shek

Director, Sustainable Sourcing Environment

Adidas

Sheila Shek

Director, Sustainable Sourcing Environment

Adidas

Experienced Leader in Environmental Affairs with a demonstrated history of working in the sporting goods and apparel &footwear industry. Experience in industry collaboration on sustainability agenda and be an active advisory member in ZDHC group. Skilled in Environment management , Chemical management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Training, Product Development, and Fashion. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Chemical Technology from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Rodney Thu, Ph.D.

Director of Quality Assurance

Hasbro

Rodney Thu, Ph.D.

Director of Quality Assurance

Hasbro

Rodney Thu received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Hong Kong and has been working for Hasbro for 9 years. As the Director of Quality Assurance at Hasbro, his team is responsible for the quality of high risk material suppliers, vendor in-house & 3rd party testing laboratories, and monitoring of toy regulations (AP focused) & updating the internal Hasbro policies.

Rakesh Vazirani

Global Head of Sustainability Assurance, Business Stream Products

TUV Rheinland

Rakesh Vazirani

Global Head of Sustainability Assurance, Business Stream Products

TUV Rheinland

Connecting the dots between Risks (industry-specific, geographically-sensitive) AND Capital (Human,Material,Environmental). Rakesh leads Sustainability Services for TUV Rheinland’s Products Business Unit spread across 12 countries measuring the carbon footprint of a product, to quantifying sustainability impact metrics. Rakesh is member of European Union TAB on Environmental Footprint and ISO ESG Group

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Increased Transparency of commitments, vision, progress, and IMPACT.

Helga Vanthournout

Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting / ADM Capital Foundation

Helga Vanthournout

Director

Wealth of Flows Consulting / ADM Capital Foundation

Helga helps organisations around the globe set powerful sustainability agendas and find the straightest path towards circular models. Through Wealth of Flows Consulting and ADM Capital Foundation, she brings over 20 years of professional experience, accumulated at McKinsey & Company, the European Chemicals Bureau, and others. Helga authored many critically acclaimed reports on the Circular Economy, including with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Get the new HKSAR government set its sights on a more comprehensive, powerful waste management strategy for Hong Kong. Continue to initiate, and make circular economy models more accessible for HK companies.

With thanks to

13:30 – 15:00

Digital Innovation on Sustainability Governance

Digital Transformation has been one of the first step and initiative for Enterprise to achieve sustainability goal. The development of the ESG technology is rapidly growing, what is available to support Enterprise to achieve better sustainability goal and what should Enterprise be aware by using those technology.

Learnings

  • Digital innovation in the ESG market
  • Showcase of Digital platform on ESG data
  • The governance and standards that businesses should be aware of and adopt on digital transformation

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insight on digital transformation
  • How important is the digital transformation on achieving sustainability goals
  • Understand the governance and standards adopted on digital transformation

Speakers

Raymond Lui

Director, Enterprise Solution & Marketing

BSI Pacific Limited

Raymond Lui

Director, Enterprise Solution & Marketing

BSI Pacific Limited

Raymond Lui is the Enterprise & Marketing Director of BSI Pacific. He is also ISO 27001 Information Security and ISO 14064 Green House Gas verification Lead auditor. Raymond is focusing on providing Sustainability and Digitization international standard governance to support industry to build up their capability. With understanding the international guideline, he also provide the end to end process and advise on sustainability journey. In the past, Raymond has focused on building up Green Finance capability and supporting on different business to provide guidance on starting their Green project and sustainability strategy.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  1. As a International Standard certification body, BSI would like to provide Sustainability knowledge to the market to achieve carbon neutrality (SGD 4 Quality Education)
  2. BSI is an Sustainability achievement partner and provide the governance on building up the Sustainability Strategy (SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals)
  3. BSI is acting as guidance advisor on building Sustainable Cities and communities with related standard governance on data and securities (SGD 11 Sustainable cities and communities)
  4. BSI is providing industry insight for compliance and governance to innovate and influence the industry sustainability change (SGD 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure)

Kevin Ng

CEO

InnoBlock Technology

Kevin Ng

CEO

InnoBlock Technology

Kevin is the CEO at InnoBlock Technology. InnoBlock focus on Blockchain as a service, especially in the Supply Chain, ESG, and Fintech. Establish business across Asia. He has 26 years’ experience in IT industry. He is the VP of Financial Industries Global Sales at Huawei Shenzhen HQ. His responsibilities encompass developing Huawei’s global FSI Business. He has global work experience in Asia, EMEA, and Latin America.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Sustainability starts from your inner circle: Increase the awareness of equality and importance of decarbonization in workplace, by reducing energy consumption and maintain a healthy working environment to achieve long-term success.

Dr. Sr. Kenny Siu

Responsible Officer

Chinese Enterprises Securities Co. Ltd.

Dr. Sr. Kenny Siu

Responsible Officer

Chinese Enterprises Securities Co. Ltd.

Dr. Sr. Kenny Siu, was awarded a Professional Diploma in Building Surveying from Hong Kong Polytechnic University , a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Australia and a PhD in Economics from Jiang Xi University of Finance and Economics. He was admitted as a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  He has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, project management and consultancy in the property industry. He has the experience of employment with a number of major property developers, including Shui On Properties Limited(1993-1994), Harbour Ring Property Development Limited (now known as China Oceanwide Property Sino Limited)(1994-1997) , SIIC Investment Company Limited (1997-2009) and Hsin Chong Construction Group (2014-2016).

He now is the Responsible Officer of Chinese Enterprises Securities Co. Ltd. and an INED of listed company Unitas Holdings Limited (8020).

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Hong Kong still needs to be vigorously promoted to make more people aware of the SDGs. Education is the first step from kindergarten to senior should know about and integrate into their lives.

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15:15 – 16:45

Offsetting Co2 and Replacing Single Use Plastic with Bamboo

In this fun educational and hands on workshop we will learn how bamboo can be used to help us strive towards carbon neutrality and to replace non biodegradable materials such as plastic and polystyrene.

Afterwards you will take part in planting some different ornamental species of bamboo to take home.

Learnings

  • How we use bamboo as a force for good
  • Utilising technology to improve efficiency and transparency
  • How we are developing a full-cycle ecosystem from nature back to nature
  • Vertically integrated supply chain to provide local jobs to the community
  • Hong Kong government initiatives to help us on our journey

Post-Event Actions

  • Join the #TaKeBambooMovement to make small changes to make a big impact together
  • Be more mindful about reusing and recycling consumable products
  • Come to visit our bamboo farms in Hong Kong and get involved in person

Speakers

Rob Davenport

Founder & CEO

TaKe Group

Rob Davenport

Founder & CEO

TaKe Group

A self-grown entrepreneur with over 15 years experience working across the creation of brands, distribution and product sourcing in the home and kitchenware sectors.

Born near Manchester in the UK I was brought up with a strong ethos on caring about the environment and sustainability. I was often found on the allotment at the weekends growing organic fresh fruits and vegetables and learned to appreciate nature from a young age.

I aim to make a difference every day, big or small, towards respecting and treasuring nature, improving our lives and well being on this lovely planet.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I want to see Hong Kong work together to strive towards carbon neutrality with the government actively getting involved to support local initiatives and assist to create more jobs for the local community. Recycling Infrastructure should be streamlined to allow an efficient cycle of consumable products use, drop-off and final recycling here in Hong Kong to close the loop.

Albert Yip

Chairman

Syndicate Capital Group

Albert Yip

Chairman

Syndicate Capital Group

Albert Yip is the Chairman of Syndicate Capital Group, which has a strong focus in ESG and Fintech investments. Mr. Yip has over 30 years of C-Suite experiences from Fortune 500 leaders in Asia Pacific and United States that are frontiers in ESG MSCI. Mr. Yip is the first honoree in Asia to receive WACE Award and sitting on the board of governors in many international charitable bodies and NGOs. With his remarkable contributions in the sustainability, Mr. Yip was also awarded with Hon Doctorate Degree as well as Medal of Honor from overseas authorities. He has been appointed to Task Force on Sustainable and Inclusive Finance of United Nations ESCAP ESBN since 2018.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Hope to see Hong Kong to be the center of excellence for promoting the use of innovative technology for sustainability over ESG/SDG and also the international hub of carbon credit trading.

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Thursday 06 October

Workshop A

11:45 – 13:15

Reducing the Cost of Waste: Avoidance and Recycling of Beverage Packaging

In light of the upcoming implementation of municipal solid waste charges, property managers are facing the challenge of reducing waste charges by removing recyclables from their waste stream, and sorting recyclables to maximise their value. Let’s discuss the challenges and opportunities.

Learnings

  • How can property managers best work with stakeholders to reduce waste?
  • How can property managers work to grow the volume and value of recyclables? Perspectives on keeping recyclables separate

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand how and where property managers can focus efforts on separating recyclables, such as via the installation of separate recycling bins for beverage containers, and making space for sorting and cleaning within or next to properties.
  • Exchange and gain insights on tenants’ and users’ waste disposal habits.

Speakers

Paul Zimmerman

Chair

Drink Without Waste

Paul Zimmerman

Chair

Drink Without Waste

Paul Zimmerman is a Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman. He is chairing the Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group, an alliance of some 50 stakeholders – from manufacturers to green groups – formed to reduce waste from beverage consumption. Its “Drink Without Waste” initiative seeks to recover 70%-90% of PET and liquid carton containers by 2025.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  • Agreement on a Producer Responsibility Scheme for beverage containers in Hong Kong
  • Promote a circular economy where used packaging has a market value that incentivises recovery and re-use
  • Grow the network of water and drink dispensers in support of people bringing their own bottle

Supported by

13:30 – 15:00

Systems, Services and Our Sustainable Future

This hands-on workshop will leverage the foundations of Design Thinking to introduce participants to Systems and Service Thinking and unlock new opportunities to create and thrive in a more sustainable and equitable future.

Learnings

  • Gain familiarity with the tools that help define, understand and work in ambiguity
  • Explore the relationships and dynamics that maintain the status quo
  • Anticipate and evaluate challenges from diverse perspectives
  • Ideate individual behaviours in collective impact

Post-Event Actions

  • Apply the tools and mindsets learned to challenges within your organisation
  • Leverage creative thinking to explore new opportunities for better outcomes
  • Explain the value of Design Thinking and Systems & Service Thinking in your organisation

Speakers

Kate Okrasinski

Managing Director

MAKE Studios Asia

Kate Okrasinski

Managing Director

MAKE Studios Asia

Kate is an executive coach and strategic design specialist. She has helped clients to embed Design Thinking into their organisations and apply it to solve complex business, human and societal challenges. She integrates leadership development, co-creation techniques and agile practices to facilitate transformation, cultural and organisational change.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

A celebration of the ability, knowledge and craft of repairing, reusing and repurposing to reduce our patterns of over consumption.

Supported by

15:15 – 16:45

Restoring the Climate One Meal at a Time

The food we eat and how we grow it is a major driver of climate change. In this workshop, we invite you to rethink the way we view food and explore how we can move towards restorative and climate-friendly diets and food systems.

Learnings

  • Rethinking the way we view food and where it comes from.
  • What do food labels tell us about the key ingredients in our favourite foods?
  • What are the health benefits of a balanced and nutritious diet?
  • How and where is food grown and processed today?
  • Why is there a need for our current food systems to change?

Post-Event Actions

  • Be mindful of where food comes from and how it is produced.
  • Plan ahead when buying food and groceries so as to minimise food waste.
  • Choose healthier and more climate-friendly food choices (e.g. more vegetarian meals).

Speakers

Joel Tomas

Director of Partnerships

Zero Foodprint Asia

Joel Tomas

Director of Partnerships

Zero Foodprint Asia

With over 25 years in hospitality operations, he is now helping others shift towards more responsible operations. With ZFPA Joel looks after partnerships – whether on recruiting and on-boarding restaurants and food businesses or to answer any questions they may have throughout this journey.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

A better understanding of the link between food and climate change.

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 11 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 2022:

My goals are to raise awareness on sustainable investing; beak 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.

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Workshop B

10:00 – 11:30

Scaling Decarbonisation Impact in Manufacturing Supply Chain through Industry Collaboration – Apparel Sector Case Study

  • Background introduction on the Carbon Leadership Program (CLP), and what we are doing in this program to drive decarbonisation in the apparel industry
  • Stories from CLP: Brands sharing
  • Elements from CLP that can be extended to other industries (distilling those elements): Standardization, capacity building, collaboration
  • How can we expand to other industries? (Small groups discussion format)

Learnings

  • With the success of CLP in the apparel industry, how can we apply learnings in consumer goods manufacturing?
  • What are some foreseen challenges of implementing a program like CLP in your industry? Perspectives on collaboration, partnerships, nature of supply chains
  • What do you think the apparel industry can learn from your industry when driving decarbonisation?

Post-Event Actions

  • Call for collaboration in your industry to drive decarbonisation together
  • Gain insights on how to drive collaborative efforts with standardised tools and methodologies to speed up the effort

Speakers

Shubham Singh

Senior Consultant

RESET Carbon

Shubham Singh

Senior Consultant

RESET Carbon

Shubham is an environmental consultant focusing on developing strategies, roadmaps and engage supply chain stakeholders to drive the carbon and water reductions and support the clients in achieving their carbon and water commitments. Currently, Shubham is leading the ‘Low Carbon Consumer Goods’ practice within the company along with multiple projects, one of which is the Carbon Leadership Program (CLP).

Shubham received his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan with a focus on municipal and industrial wastewater treatment technologies and bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi. ​

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11:45 – 13:15

ESG Game

Find food for thought with this interactive business simulation game and experience how emerging ESG risks and opportunities would affect your targets and actions.

Learnings

  • Co-create a “sustainable world” with a team of players, balancing business development, environmental benefits, and social responsibility
  • Understand the impact of ESG issues on corporate decision-making and operations
  • Sharpen your leadership, teamwork, and project coordination skills

Post-Event Actions

  • Recognise the market situation, resources on hand, and all-round effects of your moves
  • Review the goals and priorities of your organisation or yourself
  • Rethink the aim, meaning, and outcome of business collaborations
  • Integrate ESG into enterprise risk management

Speakers

Toby Cheng

Assistant Manager – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council Limited

Toby Cheng

Assistant Manager – Policy & Research

Business Environment Council Limited

Mr. Toby Cheng is a member of the Policy & Research team of BEC. He has been providing environmental and sustainability consultancy services, including environmental impact assessments and ESG-related advisory, serving many public and private clients and projects. He has a strong background in research, modelling and data analysis.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

With the surging global attention in sustainability, I seek policy changes in both the public and private sector to match with the latest international agenda and ambitions.

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13:30 – 15:00

Fantastic ESG Opportunities and Where to Find Them – Vetting and Tracking Your ESG Investments with Data and Analytics

The rise of conscious consumption has been driving more sustainable business decisions. As ESG awareness continues to grow in the region, Asian investors are now demanding more sustainable investment opportunities. This workshop offers practical insights and helpful resources to empower investors and wealth management advisors to identify, screen and monitor ESG investments as our society pushes for a more sustainable future through making sustainable decisions.

Learnings

  • What “Conscious Investors” can achieve in driving sustainability?
  • ESG investments – are they merely publicity stunts?
  • ESG vs. ROI – do ESG investments offer lower returns?
  • Where to find ESG opportunities?
  • How to screen and monitor an ESG investment?

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as an investor and consumer to drive more sustainable business decisions
  • Incorporate sustainability as a critical investment or purchase decision factor
  • Leverage ESG indices and scoring tools to screen and monitor your ESG portfolio

Speakers

Dr. Kenneth H.W. Cheung

Partner

Ecomatrix ESG Consulting Limited

Dr. Kenneth H.W. Cheung

Partner

Ecomatrix ESG Consulting Limited

Dr. Kenneth Cheung is a seasoned finance professional. With over 20 years of experience in the financial sector, Kenneth specialises in trust management, asset management and risk control. Kenneth now serves as a senior trustee of New York Guaranty Trust and has received a wide range of awards, including being named as the Top 100 International Financial Advisor for 2012 & 2013.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

As expected, the increasing attention given to the environment, social and governance issues in 2021 was expected to continue. This growth is expected to continue throughout 2022. Due to the increasing number of people who are aware of these issues, it is expected that the ESG agenda will continue to be discussed in the private sector and at government level. Due to the wide variety of environmental and social issues that are being discussed globally, it can be hard for people to keep up with all of the latest developments. This is why it is important that they are able to keep up with the most important legislation and political commitments.

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Workshop C

10:00 – 11:30

Biodiesel and Sustainable School Buses

Sustainable school buses is one of TASS’s four areas of focus for systems change. This workshop will explore the practicalities of implementing low carbon fuel (biodiesel) in school buses in HK drawing on the experience of our member schools and their students and our partners.

Learnings

  • Introduction to biodiesel as an ultra-low carbon fuel
  • Case studies of biodiesel in school buses in other cities
  • Discussion of systems level challenges for biodiesel in HK and how to overcome them
  • Opportunities for schools and their bus companies to innovate and lead the way

Post-Event Actions

  • Meeting between school administration, TASS, school bus company and biodiesel company
  • Propose a route for pilot demonstration
  • Develop plan of action
  • Implement

Speakers

MODERATOR

Anthony Dixon

Founder and Chairman

The Alliance for Sustainable Schools