October 7, 2023 (Saturday)
Industry-specific Speed Networking Session
10AM - 12NN
MB121, University of Hong Kong
Sustainability becomes a hot topic nowadays and many corporates or organizations start incorporating ESG into their business operation. In-house sustainability team plays an important role within the company, setting the short- and long-term goals, monitoring the progress for reaching the achievements, mostly important, tackling the sustainability-related issues.
Specific skills and knowledge from Environmental, Social and Governance are equipped to respond the regulatory changes, fulfill the societal needs and strive for sustainability of business development. It requires strong relationship building skills, no matter working with the internal colleagues or outside parties likes suppliers. In-house sustainability team requires a sensitive sense in reacting with the global mega-trend, being familiar with inside or outside the business. Last but not the least, they will present the sustainability report at a certain period of time, focusing on the outstanding performance achieved. Overall speaking, in-house sustainability is a vital component of responsible corporate citizenship and long-term business success.
Abraham is the Senior Officer, Sustainability of the Airport Authority Hong Kong. His work involves supporting the implementation of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Carbon Reduction Programme and working closely with internal departments and external business partners to advance sustainability at the HKIA.
Prior to this, Abraham had experiences in aviation, aerospace, real estate, planning and engineering sectors covering carbon and waste management, ESG and EHS strategy, environmental impact assessments and environmental management systems.
Desmond is responsible to support the development and implementation of sustainable practices, in contributing to Hysan Development’s ongoing efforts to create a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible organization.
In the past two years, Desmond worked in an ESG consultancy, from advisory and report writing to in-house role that involves net zero roadmap setting, climate-related disclosures, value chain engagement and executing a corporate sustainability strategy of a local conglomerate. He takes lead in sustainability performance data, sustainability reporting, ESG ratings and Sustainability awards.
Desmond is currently pursuing a taught master’s degree at Poly U after he received his bachelor’s degree of environmental sciences during the undergraduate study. He is also a qualified professional on environmental management and green building, e.g., BEAM Affiliate, LEED Associate, WELL AP, WiredScore AP, etc.
Haily has 9+ years of experience in the field of environmental policy and corporate sustainability. At Swire, she advises on key policies and developments related to sustainability and supports the implementation of the Group’s sustainability strategy, SwireTHRIVE, with a focus on managing water and supply chain impacts. She also manages the Group’s capacity programmes and engagement strategy to further embed sustainability within the business.
Haily has extensive consultancy experience prior to working at Swire. She holds a master’s degree in environmental policy and regulation and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. She believes that empathy and building strong relationships are key to creating a sustainable future.
Emily Ng joined ANTA Sports Products Limited (Stock code: 2020) in 2014 and is the Senior Manager, ESG for the company. She has been preparing the first ESG report since 2015 and has become an active participant in promoting sustainability and corporate governance. Currently, she is responsible for ESG disclosure and strategy within the company. Before joining the sustainability team, she was the Senior Investor Relations Manager, and was named the second place in Rising Star from the IR Magazine in 2017 as well as the third place in Best IR Professional-Sell Side from the Institutional Investor in 2019. Prior to joining ANTA Sports, she had two years of work experience in the banking and finance industry.
Emily graduated from Macquarie University in Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Finance degree. She is currently an Associate of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly: The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (formerly: The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators). She is also pursuing the Master of Social Sciences in the field of Sustainability Leadership and Governance at the University of Hong Kong from 2021 to 2023.
Passionate about corporate sustainability and aviation decarbonisation, Khalil is the Sustainable Development Assistant Manager of Cathay Pacific, working on ESG disclosures, communications, and waste management projects. Prior to joining Cathay Pacific, he was a sustainability consultant, partnering with clients from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises in diverse industries. Khalil graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, majoring in Geography and Politics and Public Administration, from the University of Hong Kong.
Priscilla Lin is the Sustainability and Strategy Manager at Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Limited. She leads and develops sustainability strategy across the Group and drives strategic initiatives to meet the Group's sustainability commitments.
Before joining Schneider Electric (Hong Kong), Ms. Lin worked in corporate sustainability consultancy to advise businesses on sustainability strategy formulation, disclosures, and stakeholder engagement. She had extensive experience in sustainable development, particularly in reducing inequalities and addressing climate change through global citizenship education and community engagement.
As a climate advocate, Ms Lin has participated in the 26th and 27th UN Climate Change Conferences in Glasgow and Sharm El Sheikh and promoted community solar to accelerate the renewable energy transition for Hong Kong to reach the 2050 carbon neutrality goal.