- 17 Oct 2019
Powering Sustainable Opportunities: The Key to Success
We are glad to support this wonderful Discussion Panel on Sustainability.
We are going to be there too, with our organic veggies to provide fresh snacks! See you there! :)
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Powering Sustainable Opportunities: The Key to Success, organized by Bakbamboo in conjunction with Ucommune will be an evening of sharing ideas and meeting with a varied range of experts who are embracing sustainability and promoting ESG goals in their industry.
Whilst in many respects, Hong Kong is in its nascent stages of implementing effective ESG criteria, there are many ways that industry groups and educators are promoting and driving change and addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The main purpose of this event is to create a knowledge sharing platform and to gain practical “hands-on” information from leading industry professionals.
The evening gathering will centre around a panel discussion which will discuss how industries are addressing climate change in Hong Kong/Macau and looking at ways of incorporating sustainability goals within their businesses.
Areas of the discussion will aim to bring light on what are the key obstacles that corporations are currently facing whilst also sharing experiences that demonstrate key successes.
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Group Corporate Sustainability Manager - John Swire and Sons (H.K) Ltd
At Swire, Mark is responsible for Group ESG disclosure as well as guiding the development of Group strategy on Waste Management, Water, Biodiversity and Climate Resilience.
He also sits on the Board and Executive Committees of a number of Hong Kong NGO’s and Initiatives including Business Environment Council and Drink Without Waste.
He has over 15 years’ experience in the field of Corporate Sustainability across both the Public and NGO sectors, in Europe, USA and Asia.
Director of Sustainability - Sands China Ltd
Originally from Belgium, Meridith spent 4 years working in Africa with the EU and UN on Health development programs before discovering Macao 14 years ago.
She joined Sands China Ltd and the pre-opening team of The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in 2006 as a Technical Writer working behind the scenes to document policy and procedures for all the hotel operational departments. Driven by a never settle mindset, Meridith accepted a new challenge to lead and manage the Sands China sustainability efforts in support of Las Vegas Sands Corporate’s global sustainability program - Eco360 at the end of 2018.
In her new role, Meridith is now responsible for developing and implementing sustainability programs and initiatives to effectively integrate sustainability into the resort’s practices, procedures, and culture.
Principal Lecturer - Hong Kong University & Shanghai Fudan University and Serial Social Entrepreneur
David Bishop is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and Fudan University, Shanghai. Mr. Bishop is the founder of Soap Cycling, a non-profit employing used hotel soap to enhance the lives of disadvantaged communities around Asia, and co-founder of Fair Employment Agency, a non-profit employment agency focused on overcoming the exploitation of migrant laborers.
As a serial social entrepreneur, Mr. Bishop is constantly searching for commercial solutions to societal problems.
He is also a proud father to three beautiful children.
Co-Founder - EcoDrive Hong Kong and Founder at The Lion Rock Press
Claire grew up between two cultures, having a Hong Kong Chinese mother and an English father, and she draws on these influences every day in the running of her premium stationery and gift company, The Lion Rock Press.
Supporting local causes wherever she can, her idea of the now cult “No Plastic Mm Goi” range of eco products was born of a passion to wage war with the problem of single-use plastics in the city, and to try and make going green cool and aspirational. A co-founder of the non-profit, EcoDrive, Claire works tirelessly to promote the awareness and reduction of single-use plastics in Hong Kong, specialising in Corporate Outreach, having started industry roundtables with many of the city’s most influential business leaders.
Managing Director and Sustainability Advisor - Copeland & Partners Ltd
With over 30 years of work experience, and over 20 in Asia, she assists companies and the financial sector to identify and manage environmental and social risks and embed sustainability issues into operations and reporting. Her clients range from multinationals to private equity firms and sector experience ranges from supply chain management, infrastructure, transportation, manufacturing and agribusiness, to hospitality, health care and education.
She was formerly the Environment and Social Specialist for Asia Pacific with the International Finance Corporation and previously worked for consultancy firms BMT, HKPC and ERM in Hong Kong, and the LURA Group in Canada. Anne was a founding member of the HKSAR Council for Sustainable Development (SD)’s Strategy Sub-committee, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s Stakeholder Council, the HK Business Coalition on the Environment, and led Cancham’s SD Committee for its first 7 years and remains an Advisor to the Committee.
About the Co-hosts:
Bakbamboo. Made by BAK Group Ltd
Our business is consultancy, sustainability services and supplier of customised, eco-friendly, sustainable alternative products at a wholesale level to hotels, resorts, aviation and beyond. Our products are carefully selected based on their environmental impact, with the ultimate goal to assist in the reduction of single-use plastics and management of waste control in these industries in Hong Kong and globally.
Ucommune is a network of collaborative co-working spaces. Currently present in 44 cities around the world, it had become a platform that supports the pursuit of a higher quality of life and a higher quality of business.