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[Webinar] Science Based Targets in Reality – The Swire Coca-Cola Case Study
Event Date: 15 Sep 2020
Event Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: Webinar through Microsoft Teams
Fee: Free
Contact: Ms Chloe Ho
Telephone: 2784 3956

Setting Science Based Targets in reality remains challenging for many companies, who find themselves challenged by both the depth of the carbon targets required and the long term strategic nature of the target setting exercise.  However another picture is emerging – that going through the SBT process unlocks innovative new approaches that help manage material environmental risks and strengthen the core business along with reducing the carbon footprint.

This webinar introduces the approach taken by Swire Coca-Cola in the context of the food and beverage sector and will look at:

  • The business case behind SCC’s SBT which is one of the most ambitious in the sector
  • The major drivers behind the carbon reduction strategy
  • The key implementation challenges
  • Insights for other Hong Kong and Asian businesses interested in SBTs and in particular those participating in the BEC Low Carbon Charter



Mr William Davies
General Manager, Sustainability, Swire Coca-Cola Limited

  • St.Andrews University, Scotland, UK – M.Sc in Physiology
  • Been with the Swire Group for 24 years, worked across a number of their operating companies in shipping, trucking, agriculture and aircraft maintenance, in a number of countries
  • Currently heading Sustainability for Swire Coca-Cola, the fifth largest bottler for The Coca-Cola Company, which has the franchise rights for Southern Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan and a part of the western US.
  • Helped found #Drink Without Waste – a consortium of drinks producers, retailers, NGOs, universities, think tanks, resource managers (recyclers) and a number of other high footfall well renowned companies in HK, to help address the need to keep soft drink containers from landfill and general leakage.
  • Based in Hong Kong.



Mr Simon Ng
Director – Policy & Research, Business Environment Council

Mr Simon Ng is Director – Policy & Research of Business Environment Council. He is responsible for BEC’s work on policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on various environmental issues that BEC focuses on. Trained as a geographer, Mr Ng is known for his ground-breaking work on ship emissions inventory in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta in which his collaboration with the shipping industry led to the launch of the Fair Winds Charter. He is also well regarded for his research and engagement work on walkability.
Mr Ng has over 20 years of experience in academic/policy research, project management and stakeholder's engagement. Before joining BEC, he was Chief Research Officer of a leading independent public policy think tank and was a visiting scholar of a top university in Hong Kong. 
Mr Ng is also a member of many professional bodies of transport & logistics and environmental management. Internationally, Mr Ng is an Expert Member of the UNCRD Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia since 2006.



Mr Liam Salter

Liam is CEO at RESET Carbon Ltd.  RESET’s work focuses on developing and implementing commercially driven low carbon and other environmental management programs for Asian and international corporate clients.  The company is also increasingly regarded as a leading practitioner in the emerging field of supply chain sustainability solutions, working with sectors such as apparel, consumer retail, electronics and food and beverages to drive improved environmental performance with a strong commercial focus.

Previously Liam was the Director of WWF’s International’s Asia-Pacific Climate Programme, where he built and managed a ten-country team.  At WWF Liam also co-led the design and set-up of the Gold Standard, which is now a leading certification system for project level carbon offsets and other environmental and social attributes.  

Liam holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.



Date &  Time: 15 September 2020 (Tuesday), 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Webinar through Microsoft Teams 

*the webinar link will be sent by email 2 days before the event.

Fee: Free of Charge

Please fill in the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM to reserve your seat(s). Successful registrations will be notified separately. For enquiries, please contact Ms Chloe Ho (T. 2784 3956 | E.



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