• Over 200 Delegates Join BEC EnviroSeries Conference on Low Carbon Recovery from COVID-19

    9 July 2020

    (9 July 2020, Hong Kong) Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司 (“BEC”) held its flagship event, the EnviroSeries Conference yesterday (8 July) at The Mira Hong Kong. Entitled “Business Sustainability in the midst of Disruption, Turbulence and Recovery”, the Conference brought together over 200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics who are keen and ready to push for an innovative, low carbon approach to recover from the lows of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Over 200 delegates join BEC EnviroSeries Conference on low carbon recovery from COVID-19.

    Mr Richard Lancaster, Chairman of Business Environment Council, highlighted the tough challenges, extended risks but also new-found opportunities faced by businesses in such difficult time, and how corporate leaders are building resilience and adaptability into their business planning and operations for long-term sustainability.

    At the Conference, speakers and panelists deliberated several key topics including the challenge of decarbonisation after COVID-19, the pressing need to invest in the resilience and wellness of our city, the quest for a future-ready workforce that can rise to the challenges and respond to the opportunities in the transition towards a low carbon economy, and how the boardroom and investors can lead the way in low carbon recovery. Among the speakers and panelists at the Conference were (in order of appearance):

    • Dr María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business coalition
    • Prof Christine Loh, SBS, OBE, JP, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • 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, Hong Kong and China Gas Co. Ltd.
    • Mr Justin Wu, Head of Asia-Pacific, BloombergNEF
    • Mr Donald Choi, Executive Director and Group 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
    • Ms Vicki Fan, CEO, Mercer Hong Kong
    • 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, Chair, The Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals
    • Mr Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited
    • Mr Ashley Ian Alder, JP, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission
    • Ms Kate Hodson, Partner, Ogier
    • Ms Pratima Divgi, Regional Director, CDP
    • Mr Jean-Louis Nakamura, CEO, Lombard Odier (Hong Kong) Limited

    EnviroSeries Conference is BEC’s flagship event that aims to provide a cross-sector forum for stakeholders to discuss and address key issues related to Hong Kong’s environmental sustainability, and serves as a BEC’s key initiative for thought leadership development on important topical issues.

    Richard Lancaster, Chairman of BEC and Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings Limited, says businesses need to take a long-term view and focus on sustainability to prepare for unexpected challenges and increase resilience. Amid the current focus on combating the pandemic, it is also important for us not to lose sight of the equally-urgent challenge of climate change.

    For more information about BEC EnviroSeries Conference, please visit the official website.

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