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Panel Discussion 2:

Transitioning to Green Jobs: Inclusion and the Non-sustainability Community

14:30 - 15:30 @ Auditorium

Key Takeaways

• Does education background matter? 
• What are the fields that are easier for ‘non-sustainability’ background students to enter?
• Are there any requirements / qualifications for some green jobs?
• How to identify the right job for yourself?

Speakers
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Ms. Celina Kwong

Account Director & GoGreen Lead

LinkedIn

Celina is an Account Director at LinkedIn, consulting businesses in Hong Kong on their talent planning, attraction and development strategies. 3 years ago, she embarked on her sustainability journey when she took on one more  role, as Linkedin Hong Kong’s GoGreen Lead. Leveraging experiences as LinkedIn’s internal sustainability advocate, LinkedIn’s data and insights in particular on the Green Economy, Celina is dedicated to scaling LinkedIn’s impact and contribution to a more sustainable and equitable future for the environment and the workforce, in particular on driving conversations around the development of green skills- professional and corporate capabilities that are essential to the transition towards a green economy.

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Ms. Chammie Lo

Final-Year Government & Laws Student

The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Chammie is a final-year government and laws student at HKU, aspiring to be a policy researcher fostering climate justice. Her curiosity in the intersection of climate change and socio-economic issues has driven her exploration of a sustainability career, encompassing advocacy for circular packaging, conducting climate migration research, and working on corporate emission disclosure. Her experience at COP 27 further solidified her passion for climate justice. Currently, she is conducting research on the role of nonprofits in achieving climate justice.

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Mr. Mark Cheung 
[Moderator]

Co-founder

NESS

Mark is the Co-Founder of NESS and is in charge of all NESS events. Apart from that, he is also a member of the UNDP Asia Pacific Youth Advisory Group on Environmental & Climate Justice, working with other youth, organizations, and governments on climate engagements, advocacy, and more. As the HK delegate of the 2022 Antarctica Expedition and the HK youth representative for COP26&27, he aims to use his experiences to empower youth and raise awareness of climate actions. He’s passionate about climate governance and justice and aspires to make a difference through public policy, events, and advocacy.

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Ms. Laila Ali

Policy & Research Officer

Business Environment Council

Laila holds the position of Officer within the Policy & Research Team at BEC. Her sustainability career began in Hong Kong after relocating from Germany and earning a MSc in Environmental Management from HKU. Throughout her academic and professional journey, she gained valuable experience in managing local and international sustainability initiatives. As a Policy & Research Officer at BEC, she contributes to the development of thought leadership and implementing change-making projects that support Hong Kong’s net-zero transition and improve business sustainability.

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Ms. Priscilla Lin

Sustainability and Strategy Manager

Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Limited

Ms. Priscilla Lin is the Sustainability and Strategy Manager at Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Limited. She leads and develops Schneider Electric Hong Kong's sustainability strategy, drives strategic initiatives to meet the company's sustainability commitments and collaborates with customers to achieve their sustainability and climate change commitments.

Before joining Schneider Electric (Hong Kong), Ms. Lin worked in corporate sustainability consultancy to advise businesses on formulating sustainability strategies, disclosures, and stakeholder engagement.

With experience in the international non-profit field, she specializes in engaging the public and youth in sustainable development, particularly in reducing social 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. Outside of work, she focuses on raising awareness of community solar and climate-friendly food systems and has mentored various youth climate community projects.

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