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Panel Discussion 1:

The Current and Future Green Jobs Market in Hong Kong

to inform the youth the growth and prospect of the green jobs market across different sectors in Hong Kong

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Key Takeaways

•  What are the most in-demand green jobs in the market, as well as emerging trends and new technologies that are shaping the industry?

•  What are the key sectors and industries that are driving growth in the market?
• Professionalisation of environmental / sustainability practitioners and how it will shape future green jobs market
• Future projections for the green jobs market: A discussion of projections for the size and growth of the market, as well as any potential challenges and opportunities for job seekers.

Knowing More About our Speakers

Mr. Choi Chan Gyu
Event Officer, NESS; Student at HKUST

Chan is a sustainability enthusiast, and dreams of a green future. Striving to leverage his life towards a net zero society, Chan believes that making sustinability profitable is key to bringing green impacts. As a third year student studying Environmental Management and Technology (EVMT) in HKUST, Chan has numerous expereinces in sustainability consulting in both Korea and Hong Kong.

Timothy Smith
Business Director, HAYS Hong Kong

Timothy has twelve years of APAC recruitment experience and over this time has managed diverse teams specialising in Sales & Marketing, Retail, Professional services, FMCG, B2B, Travel/Tourism, Ecommerce, Fin-tech, Construction, Property, Engineering and Manufacturing recruitment.


Tim now leads the Hays Sustainably practice, recruiting mid to senior level roles within the Sustainability and ESG space.  His team covers four key pillars: Corporate Sustainability, Banking and Financial Services, Consulting (Professional Services) and Engineering/Green-building.

His success has come from executive search assignments where he has successfully placed some of the region’s most influential sustainability leaders. As organisations map out ambitious sustainability targets, Timothy and his team are well geared up to identify world class candidates to assist companies accelerate towards these goals, through strategic talent acquisition.

Ms. Grace Kwok
Director and Chairman of Professional Development Committee, HKIQEP

Grace is a seasoned sustainability professional with more than 20 years’ experiences in sustainable design and green building projects in Hong Kong, China and across Asia-Pacific. With environmental engineering background, Grace is a keen advocate of regenerative sustainability for the built environment. She is currently a member of the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee, Director of Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals, Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council, and Founding Vice President of Greater Bay Area Carbon Neutrality Association.  Outside Hong Kong, she led AEC Group to become WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Net Zero Collaborator, and shares best practices through her roles in the LEED Technical Advisory Group, BRE ESG Advisors Club, IWBI Health Equity Advisory, GRESB Real Estate Standards Committee and Infrastructure Net Zero Working Group. Driven by a vision to shape a sustainable future for all, Grace works with building and other sectors through ESG and Green Finance advisory to build climate resilience and accelerate net-zero transition.

Ms. Haily Chan
Sustainable Development Manager, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited

Haily has 8+ years of experience in the field of environmental policy and corporate sustainability. At JS&S Hong Kong, Haily is responsible for managing the Group’s capacity building programmes and communications strategy to further embed sustainability within the business. In addition to advising senior management of key developments and policies related to sustainable development, she is also responsible for supporting the implementation of the Group’s sustainability strategy, SwireTHRIVE, with a focus on managing water and supply chain impacts through setting relevant targets and policies and monitoring progress.


Haily has extensive experience on ESG disclosures, stakeholder engagement and policy advisory. Prior to her role at JS&S Hong Kong, she worked with a number of listed companies on benchmarking studies, climate risks assessment and strategy development. 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.

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