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Now is the time for businesses to come together and work for a sustainable planet!  Don’t miss WWF-Hong Kong’s Corporate Sustainability Summit, an annual gathering of corporates and SMEs to share best practices and tap the latest insights on corporate sustainability issues.

This year’s summit focuses on the theme “Our Planet, Our Business”, based on the successful Netflix documentary Our Planet, which shows the immense value of nature to the economy, the scale of the challenges we face, and the critical role that business can play. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on how companies can help achieve solutions through insights from WWF and other sustainability experts. 

The summit will also recognise our business partners from the Corporate Membership Programme (CMP), Low-carbon Office Operations Programme (LOOP), and Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP), who collectively, avoid tens of thousands tonnes in carbon emissions each year.

So make your business part of the solution by attending the WWF Corporate Sustainability Summit, to be held 29 November 2019 at the Eaton Club in Central!

“Corporate partnerships play a vital role in our work to influence the course of sustainability and conservation in Hong Kong and across the region. Our partnerships with the business sector aim to change behaviour and drive consumer results that would not be possible otherwise.” Peter Cornthwaite, CEO, WWF-Hong Kong 

Speaker Line-up


Peter Cornthwaite

 
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Peter Cornthwaite, Chief Executive Officer
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WWF-Hong Kong

Peter Cornthwaite joined WWF as CEO in June 2016 to steer necessary changes to policies, programmes and organisational direction, including transforming the Mai Po Nature Reserve into a 21st century nature classroom to enable our community to connect with nature and engage schools and youths in citizen science. Peter holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and sits on the board of Raleigh Hong Kong and is an external advisor to both Youth Outreach and Hong Kong Baptist University. He retired as Assistant Commissioner of Police in 2015 after 35 years of government service.

Philip Mok

 
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Phillip Mok
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Vice-Chairman, Verde Holdings Ltd
Executive Council Member, WWF-Hong Kong

Philip Mok is co-founder and Vice-Chairman of Verde Holdings Limited, an apparel design and manufacturing company based in Hong Kong and China. Since its conception in 2001 the company has expanded rapidly, serving major international brands. Philip also serves as the President of Hong Kong Tennis Association and is a member of WWF-Hong Kong’s Executive Council.

Christina Tang

 
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Christina Tang
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CEO and founder of Blue Sky Energy Technology

Blue Sky Energy Technology specialises in integrating sensors, data analytics and user-behavioral change solutions for buildings to improve their energy usage and indoor environmental performance. To date, the company provides services to more than 100 firms including the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as in Shanghai and Beijing. Christina serves in the Energy Advisory Committee and Advisory Council on the Environment of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Previously, Christina worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company and as a Global Fellow with Acumen.

Paul Zimmerman

 
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Paul Zimmerman
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CEO, Designing Hong Kong

Designing Hong Kong is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to promoting sustainability, quality of life and good design. An elected District Councillor representing the Pok Fu Lam constituency, Paul also sits on the boards of Civic Exchange, Professional Commons, Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, and the Patient Care Foundation. His Hong Kong Government advisory functions include the Harbourfront Commission. Paul has a Master’s in Social Science (Economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and a Master’s of Arts (Transport Policy and Planning) from the University of Hong Kong.

Alistair Monument

 
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Alistair Monument
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Conservation Impact Director, WWF Asia-Pacific

Alistair works with regional and national teams to build impactful initiatives that deliver bigger conservation outcomes for WWF in the region. Alistair previously led WWF’s Global Forest Practice, overseeing strategy, projects and initiatives in more than 60 countries worldwide. Alistair was previously Asia Pacific Director at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and founding Director of Accreditation Services International (ASI), FSC’s accreditation agency. He is a qualified forester and auditor with 25 years’ experience in over 40 countries, from multi-stakeholder initiatives, certification and conservation, to workers’ rights, ethical finance and strategic programme development.

Laurence McCook

 
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Dr Laurence McCook
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Head of Oceans Conservation, WWF-Hong Kong

Laurence works in science-based management and conservation of marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs. He has a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, in Canada, and more than 30 years’ experience, including on coral reefs in Australia, Indonesia and the “Coral Triangle”, the Pacific and Caribbean, as well as temperate ecosystems. He has worked with government, academic research, non-government and industry sectors, and international bodies such as the United Nations. Laurence’s work in China aims to strengthen management of coral reefs and tropical marine habitats generally. He is particularly interested in using natural capital and ecosystem service accounting to redress the mistaken perception that human development comes at the cost of nature conservation.

Jean-Marc Champagne

Jean-Marc Champagne, Head of Environmental Finance, Asia-Pacific 
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Jean-Marc Champagne, Head of Environmental Finance, Asia-Pacific
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Head of Environmental Finance, Asia-Pacific, WWF-Hong Kong

Jean-Marc advises institutional investors, lenders and underwriters on the financial and economic risks and opportunities related to climate change and environmental degradation issues, with the aim of shifting their financial flows toward sustainable investments. In addition, he originates and arranges commercially viable projects with environmental and conservation impact, either directly or via capital markets, with funding sourced from private as well as public institutions. Prior to WWF, he spent 17 years working for investment banks in New York and Hong Kong advising institutional investors.

David Olson

 
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David Olson, Director of Conservation
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Director of Conservation, WWF-Hong Kong

David Olson joined WWF-Hong Kong in January 2019 with extensive experience in conservation strategy development, protected area management, biodiversity surveys, field research, community-based conservation, illegal wildlife trade and anti-poaching programme, and endangered species conservation. David has worked on conservation projects in more than 50 countries, and served as director for several conservation science and field conservation programmes around the world, including in his previous posting as Country Director of the Zoological Society of London in Cameroon. David has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of California Berkeley, and a PhD in Zoology from the University of California Davis.

 
When 29 November 2019
14:00-17:00
 
Where 5/F, Champion Tower
3 Garden Road, Central

2019 Programme Rundown

14:00-14:15 Registration
14:15  Opening
Welcome remarks by WWF-Hong Kong CEO Peter Cornthwaite
Speech by Philip Mok, WWF-Hong Kong Executive Council Member and Development Committee Chair
14:35  Screening of Our Planet, Our Business
Inspired by the Netflix Our Planet series, this 38-minute film aims to address a common question from businesses: “What can we do to help”?
14:55  Leadership panel discussion on Our Planet, Our Business
15:40 Break (20 min)
16:00 LOOP & LCMP Awards Presentation
16:30 Corporate Membership Programme Awards Presentation
17:00 End of Presentation

Be sure to check out our corporate sustainability booths to equip yourself with the right tools to start your company’s journey towards sustainability!
 
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 See you there!