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BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020: Business Sustainability in the midst of Disruption, Turbulence and Recovery
   
Event Date: 8 Jul 2020
Event Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: The Mira Hong Kong


Thank you for your interest in registering for the EnviroSeries Conference. The event is now fully booked. If you would like to be put on wait list, please contact Ms Shania Cheng (T: 2784 3958 | E: shaniacheng@bec.org.hk)
 


BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020

Business Sustainability in the midst of Disruption, Turbulence and Recovery

Reflecting on the unprecedented disruption the world is facing in recent months, the main objective of this conference is to challenge our conventional wisdom and find an innovative, low carbon approach to recover from the lows of the COVID-19 outbreak. The conference will highlight the tough challenges, extended risks as well as new-found opportunities faced by businesses in such difficult time, and to showcase how corporate leaders are building resilience and adaptability into their business planning and operations for long-term sustainability.

To facilitate discussion, the conference will be structured into 4 main sessions:

Session 1: Decarbonisation amid economic downturn and plummeting fuel price
This session deliberates the prospect of new energy in the light of plummeting fossil fuel price, how the energy market will react and pan out in the short and medium term, the importance of government policy to decarbonise the energy sector, and how that would affect decision makers in the corporate sector from multinationals to small and medium sized enterprises.
 
Session 2: Investing in a resilient built environment
This session focuses on the built environment – buildings, communities and public spaces, and how innovative approaches and methods such as sustainable construction methods, zero carbon design, people-centric planning, and healthy buildings and places, just to name a few, could contribute to the resilience and wellness of the city. If buildings are the crux of many of our sustainability issues, how can we use it as the focal point to decarbonise and revolutionise the built environment sector?
 
Session 3: Developing a Future-Ready Workforce
As the imperative to transition to a more sustainable economy becomes more urgent, how can companies prepare their workforce? Thinking through the realities of an ageing workforce, technological transformations and new challenges, businesses will need to examine their talent pool and see whether they have the right skill sets in place to respond to the challenges and opportunities that arise from the low carbon transition. How can companies prepare to identify skill shortages, fill the gaps, and attract/retain next generation talent? Meanwhile, as investors are indicating greater interest in the ESG performance of a company, ESG is moving up the agenda in the boardroom. Board directors need to enhance their ESG competence to be able to reflect on and respond to these demands to provide effective strategic guidance.
 
Session 4: How the boardroom and investors can lead the way in low carbon recovery
This session concludes the conference by highlighting the major role the boardroom will play at the very top of the corporate world, and how their decisions could be influenced by the demand and expectation of their investors. The drop in consumer demand as a result of COVID-19 caused a significant decline in emissions. Combined with the drop in the oil price, this decline in emissions and the related market volatility has provided a preview of a future scenario which resembles a shock transition as a result of a sudden imposition of regulations which require an immediate cut in emissions. What are the lessons learned from this experience? Are investors looking at the experiences on this period as an indication of potential corporate resilience in the face of instability related to climate change? ESG and green finance as a driver of low carbon recovery/transition in this opportune time will be discussed. 
 

 
Confirmed Speakers/Moderators/Panellists *arranged in order of appearance
  • Dr María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business coalition
  • Prof Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Mr Simon Ng, Director – Policy & Research, Business Environment Council
  • Mr Mike Kilburn, Assistant General Manager, Sustainability, Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • Dr Christian Hübner, Director Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V
  • Mr Victor Kwong, General Manager – Corporate Sustainability, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
  • Mr Justin Wu, Head of Asia-Pacific, BloombergNEF
  • Ir C.F. Leung, Director – Operations, Business Environment Council
  • Mr Donald Choi, CEO, Chinachem Group
  • Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development, Swire Properties Limited
  • Dr Calvin Lee Kwan, General Manager – Corporate Development & Strategy, Link Asset Management Limited
  • Mr Keith Cheng, Head of Digital Hub, Siemens Advanta Solutions, Siemens Limited
  • Mr C.W. Cheung, Director – Development, Business Environment Council
  • Ms Vicki Fan, CEO, Mercer (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Ms Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability, New World Development Company Limited
  • Ms Pamela Mar, Executive Vice President – Knowledge and Application, Fung Academy
  • Dr Jeanne Ng, Chairman, the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals
  • Dr Nadira Lamrad, Assistant Director – Sustainability & ESG Advisory, Business Environment Council
  • Mr Richard Lancaster, CEO, CLP Holdings Limited
  • Mr Ashley Alder, JP, CEO, The Securities and Futures Commission 
  • Ms Kate Hodson, Partner, Ogier
  • Ms Pratima Divgi, Director, CDP Hong Kong 
  • Mr Jean-Louis Nakamura, CEO, Lombard Odier (Hong Kong) Limited

(Click HERE for speaker’s profile)
 

Registration Fee                                                                                                         

 1.  BEC Members (Please click here to check if you are a member of BEC)

 

 Standard & Group Rate (Per Head)

 Standard                   

 For Group of 3 or more #

 Council Members       

  HK$720

 HK$540*
 (40% discount)

 Corporate Members         

  HK$765

 General Members

  HK$810

 Affiliate Members

  HK$810

  2. Non-BEC Members

 Standard & Group Rate (Per Head)

 Standard

 For Group of 3 or more #

 HK$900

 HK$630*
 (30% discount)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Members of Supporting Organisations: 10% discount* on registration fee (after the early bird registration deadline)

*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

#3 or more participants register at the same time.


Thank you for your interest in registering for the EnviroSeries Conference. The event is now fully booked. If you would like to be put on wait list, please contact Ms Shania Cheng (T: 2784 3958 | E: shaniacheng@bec.org.hk)
 

CDP Hours & Certification

All delegates who attend the full day conference can apply for a certificate of attendance (7.5 CPD Hours) issued by the BEC Institute of Environmental Education.


Sponsorship Enquiries: Ms Jill Chow (T: 2784 3942 | E: jill@bec.org.hk)

 

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Nov 2019

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