Agenda

Seminar 3: Corporate sustainability: More than a fad?
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, JW Marriott Hong Kong
11:30am - 2:00pm

Corporate bosses claim to see the need for businesses to operate in a sustainable way.  But the pressures of delivering profits and dividends to shareholders and meeting customer expectations can make it difficult to embrace the concept and costs associated with corporate sustainability. For some firms, sustainability seems little more than a chance to generate positive PR. What value can sustainability deliver and, in turn, evolve from being a corporate PR exercise to a core part of the business?

Hear panellists debate the value of corporate sustainability, and discuss pressing questions such as:

  • Is green retail in Hong Kong greenwashed or businesses are acting 100% responsible?  
  • Should green financing be tied to measurable outcomes instead of sustainable initiatives? If so, how should investment products be structured?
  • Does innovation help to solve sustainability challenges or does it just shift emphasis to other areas?
  • What is the role of Hong Kong's policymakers in driving sustainable initiatives? Can we expect more targeted initiatives, such as the Green Charter?

*CPD e-Certificate will be issued upon request.


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration and networking coffee break


12:00 PM 

MC opening remarks and networking lunch


12:30 PM - 1:40 PM

Panel discussion:
Corporate sustainability: More than a fad?

Panellists:

  • Pat Dwyer, Founder and Director, The Purpose Business
  • Roger Lee, Chief Executive Officer, TAL Group
  • Michael McComb, Vice President, Communications and Sustainability, SAP Greater China
  • Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability, New World Development Company Limited

Moderator:

  • Denise Tsang, Hong Kong News Editor, South China Morning Post

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Q&A session


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

End of seminar and networking