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Wednesday 05 October

Workshop A

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

Dr Alex Cheung

Associate Director, Environment, China Region

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

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.

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

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

Supported by

13:30 – 15:00

ESG and the World

This workshop will explore the relationship of the SDGs with economic development, and what it takes for us to achieve “ESG Utopia”.

Learnings

  • How does ESG create value and impact our daily lives?
  • What is the correlation between ESG and economic development?

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

Anthony Dixon

Founder and Chairman

The Alliance for Sustainable Schools

Anthony Dixon is a renewable energy and sustainability expert. In addition to founding TASS, Anthony is the founder of Helios Renewable Energy – a solar energy company, and Metanoia – a consultancy working with schools to make a difference to the sustainability of their campus and community through practical, accessible and effective solutions that also educate and empower students.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Schools leveraging their collective influence to catalyse systems change in four key areas of environmental impact – school buses, school uniforms, school food and school buildings.

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15:15 – 16:45

Coffee’s Circular Journey – Coffee Ground Planting Workshop

This will be a fun, hands-on workshop using compost made from used coffee capsules and allowing guests to create their own plant.

Learnings

  • To understand the Nespresso capsule recycling program in Hong Kong
  • To reuse used capsules and coffee grounds in more innovative ways
  • To discover how used coffee grounds from recycled Nespresso capsules are being turned into coffee compost to help plants grow

Post-Event Actions

  • Send used coffee capsules to Nespresso for recycling
  • Have your own plant creation at home or in the office, reminding yourself to reuse, reduce and upcycle
  • Share with friends how Nespresso capsules can be recycled to create a better environment

Speakers

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 2022:

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.

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Suite S226-227 (Level 2)

10:00 – 12:00

HKRMA Retail Sustainability Forum 2022

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