From Responsibility

            to Business Sustainability 

Speakers

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Tim Lui is the Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive since October 2018.

Mr Lui is a Fellow Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was elected President of HKICPA in 1997.

Mr Lui joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London in 1978 and returned to Hong Kong in 1984. During his career at PwC, he served as the Senior Tax Partner, Lead Director of the Board of Partners and a member of the Global Board. He retired as a Senior Advisor of PwC in 2018.

Mr Lui has been active in public and community service. Currently, he is Chairman of the Education Commission and a member of the University Grants Committee and the Public Service Commission. In the past, he was Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, the Joint Committee on Student Finance, and the Standing Commission on Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service and the Employees' Compensation Insurance Levies Management Board.

Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission

Mr. Tim Lui, SBS, JP

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Professor Cheung is currently Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK and appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research since 2013. An active advocate for promoting women's status through scientific research, Professor Cheung established the Gender Research Centre in 1985, and initiated the Gender Studies Programme at the University. Over the years her efforts have led to an increased awareness of gender issues in academia as well as the community at large. From 1996 to 1999, Professor Cheung served as the Founding Chairperson of the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, setting up the mechanism to eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities for women and men, and for people with disabilities.

Professor Cheung obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research expertise lies in cross-cultural personality assessment and psychopathology, personality and vocational behavior, gender equality, and women leadership.

Professor Cheung is dedicated to public service and has served on many government committees and advisory bodies, including the Electoral Affairs Commission, Advisory Group on Eliminating Discrimination against Sexual Minorities, the Women's Commission, the Independent Police Complaints Council, the Regional Council, and the Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning. She was invited as a special delegate to the 7th to the 11th Sessions of the National Congress of Chinese Women. In recognition of her contributions to the community, she was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1988 and a Hong Kong Affairs Advisor from 1995 to 1997. She was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997. She received the Silver Bauhinia Star award from the HKSAR Government in 2016 for her contributions to the promotion of equal opportunities and exemplary international achievements in psychology, cross-cultural and gender studies.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Fanny M.C. Cheung, SBS, OBE, JP

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Professor Kalok Chan is the Dean of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School and Wei Lun Professor of Finance of CUHK.

 

Prof. Chan joined CUHK Business School from his previous role as Chair Professor of Finance and Acting Dean of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School. Prior to that, he was Head of HKUST’s Finance Department from 2003 to 2013, the founding director of the HKUST-NYU Stern Joint Master in Global Finance program, and had established the Value Partners Centre for Investing. He was associate professor of finance at Arizona State University prior to joining the HKUST.

 

Prof. Chan obtained his B.S.Sc. in Economics from CUHK, and PhD in Finance from Ohio State University. As a leading scholar and a prominent researcher, Prof. Chan has had numerous publications in top ranked finance journals, and has been ranked as the top finance researcher in the Asia-Pacific region by the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, most recently in 2011. His research interests focus on dynamics of asset prices, derivatives, market micro-structure, and international financial markets.

 

Prof. Chan is active in contributing to the profession. He has been Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the HKIB Outstanding Financial Management Planner Awards since 2009. Prof. Chan was also the President of Asian Finance Association from 2008 to 2010, and currently serves as a member of Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Housing Authority, EFAC Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, TraHK Supervisory Committee and Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission.

Dean of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School and Wei Lun Professor of Finance.

Professor Kalok Chan

Anthony Cheung is the Managing Director at Hamon Asset Management. He oversees Sustainable and ESG Investing, as well as Emerging Markets investments across the group. He is registered under the HK regulator as Responsible Officer for Asset Management (Type 9). Prior to Hamon, Anthony served as Executive Director and Portfolio Manager at BNP Paribas in Hong Kong and as Senior Portfolio Manager at Pictet Asset Management in London. Before Pictet, Anthony worked at Gartmore Investment Management as an Investment Manager in the Global Emerging Markets team. Anthony was awarded Topgun Investment Minds of Asia 2012 and 2013, the only Asian fund manager based in Europe who received the award.

Anthony serves as the Deputy Chairman of Training Committee at Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD) to promote shareholders engagement and sustainable finance in Asia. He founded the HKIoD Global Directorship Programme in 2017 and represented Hamon as one of the leading asset managers in Asia to support the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) and Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century. He advises several NGO boards and serves as the China Representative of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI UK) Regional Advisory Council.

Anthony is an active participant in “Belt and Road Initiative” and as such regularly speaks on the Investments and Green Finance in the Frontier and Emerging markets, stock connect, bond connect and new developments of the HK financial markets.

Anthony is the first in Asia to be awarded the Certified European Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst (CEESGA) designation. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and the Investment Management Certificate. He completed the Prince of Wales's Business Sustainability Programme at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Anthony is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Managing Director, Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing,

Hamon Asset Management

Mr. Anthony Cheung

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Professor Carlos Lo is the Head of the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, founder of the Sustainability Management Research Centre in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the founder of the Centre for Business Sustainability, CUHK Business School.  

Carlos main research interests are in the areas of law and government, environmental management, public sector management, and corporate social and environmental responsibility, within the contexts of China and Hong Kong. To prompt adaptation of CSR, he also offered consulting services and organized management training programs for the public and business sectors.

In 2012, Carlos initiated an ambitious research initiative using a systematic approach to institutionalizing CSR. He pioneered The Hong Kong SME Business Sustainability Index and Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index. These indexes allow comparisons between companies based on their CSR performance, as well as clear feedback on the impact of CSR initiatives.

Director, Centre for Business Sustainability, CUHK Business School

Professor Carlos Lo

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Prof. Carolyn P. Egri is the William J.A. Rowe EMBA Alumni Professor, and Academic Director of the Executive MBA Program in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and international management. She has published extensively in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Journal of World Business. Prof. Egri is currently an Associate Editor for Business & Society, and serves on 12 journal editorial boards. She has also been an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Learning & Education, Feature Editor for Organization & Environment, and Guest Co-editor of five journal special issues. Prof. Egri has been Chair of the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management, and on the Advisory Board for the Network for Business Sustainability.

Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Professor Carolyn Egri

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Professor Christine Loh is the chief development strategist at the Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is also teaching at the Anderson School of Management, the University of California at Los Angeles.

She serves on several boards relating to the maritime sector, corporate disclosure, and philanthropy. Loh was the Under Secretary for the environment in the HKSAR Government (2012-17); the founder-CEO of Civic Exchange (2000-12), a non-profit think tank; and a legislator (1992-97 and 1998-2000). Before her political and public policy career, Loh was an international commodities trader.

Professor Loh’s experience spans the world of government, international business, non-profit organisations, and education. She is also a published author of many academic and popular works. Her private interest is in the arts.

Chief Development Strategist, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professor Christine Loh

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Hendrik Rosenthal is responsible for the CLP Group’s sustainability-related strategy, reporting and communications. He supports the senior management in sustainability and climate change-related risk management and advises on sustainability matters of the Group’s power business in the Asia-Pacific region.

With 20 years of experience in environmental management across the public, private and NGO sectors, Hendrik previously led research and consulting projects in Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He began his career in natural resource management and environmental policy, through various positions at Canadian government agencies in environment and development. After moving to Hong Kong in 2008, Hendrik promoted sustainability practices via private sector projects and through policy engagement for industry associations. Prior to joining CLP, he was a senior manager of applied sustainability at a multinational company, responsible for implementing corporate sustainability strategy in the nutrition and health business and providing sustainability advisory services for key customers in Asia Pacific.


Hendrik holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (magna cum laude) degree from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Director - Group Sustainability, CLP Group

Mr. Hendrik Rosenthal

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Mr Zhang Huifeng joined HSBC in 2005. As the Regional Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific, he oversees 
the Bank’s sustainability strategy in the region, community investment in education, environmental protection, 
community service and staff volunteering etc. His team is 
also working closely with the whole sale and retail banking businesses to promote sustainable finance within the Bank to support the development of low carbon economy.  
Before joining HSBC, Mr Zhang had worked at BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO in trade finance and corporate banking 
area. His prior experiences also include 7 years project management and consulting for World Bank and Asian Development Bank financed projects in China.  
Mr Zhang has a MBA degree from Manchester Business School, UK. 

Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific,
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Mr. Huifeng Zhang

Heading up Towngas’ Corporate Affairs Department both in Hong Kong and mainland China, Isaac Yeung spearheads the Group’s efforts in stakeholder engagement and CSR. Mr Yeung is also tasked with establishing policies, developing strategies, and monitoring issues in relation to sustainability as Secretary of Towngas’ Sustainability Committee and Member of the Sub-Committee on Promotion of Corporate Volunteering, Social Welfare Department.

In 2012, Mr Yeung pioneered the practice of incorporating CSR performance into annual results announcements of all of Towngas’ over 100 joint-venture companies, placing Towngas at the forefront of the industry in terms of sustainability disclosure. He also organised the Corporate Social Responsibility Forum, the first of its kind to be hosted by a private gas entity in mainland China.

General Manager- Corporate Affairs

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

Mr. Isaac Yeung

A veteran volunteer for environmental charity organization Friends of the Earth (HK) for over 28 years.  14 years as FoE (HK)’s non-salaried executive director between 1993-2006 and 14 years as Board of Governor since 2006 to present. 

 

In the past 28 years, she had been involved in championing both Hong Kong and China’s environmental sustainability. On the home ground, monitoring Hong Kong’s environmental policies, advocating polluter-pay-principle, mobilizing public participation and promoting corporate environmental responsibility and accountability.

 

Across the border, she offered vision and leadership to steer FoE (HK)’s China mission since 1992.  Raising China’s nationwide green awareness, sowing green seeds, inspiring grassroot activism, incubating youth green leaders, and capacity building NGOs to actualize Do-it-Yourself environmentalism.  Her green footprint covered 33,033 km reaching out to 16 provinces and major cities in China spreading the green message to over 940,000 people.  She has contributed to China’s green awakening through grassroot empowerment, particularly women folks, budding green groups and university youth.

 

Recent years, she pioneered the “Dongjiang Upstream Downstream River Partnership” Project to safeguard Hong Kong and Southern China’s water security.  The launch of the “Sons of Dongjiang” youth volunteer program and the “Water Forum” aims to build a Dongjiang stakeholder platform to protect headstream ecology and to showcase the importance of public participation in holistic water resource management.

 

A tireless sustainability pathfinder and a selfless evergreen volunteer, Mei Ng was awarded the United Nations “Global 500 Laureate” in Year 2000.  In the same year, she was appointed “China Environment Envoy” by China’s National Environment Bureau.  She received the Hong Kong SAR Bronze Bauhinia Medal in 2003.

Chairperson, Friends of the Earth (HK)

Mrs. Mei Ng, BBS

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Miranda Kwan is currently the Director of Certification and Business Enhancement, SGS Hong Kong Limited with more than 18 years of management experience in the Certification and Training industry. She is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the division. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemical Technology and an MBA from HK Polytechnic University. For community services, Miranda is the Member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board, Member of the Accreditation Advisory Board (AAB) under the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Member of the Gas Safety Advisory Committee, Member of the Hong Kong Strategy, Member of the Assessment Planning Sub-committee of Recognition Prior Learning Assessment Office TIC of The Open University of Hong Kong and Vice President of Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors.

Director of Certification and Business Enhancement,

SGS Hong Kong Limited

Ms. Miranda Kwan

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Simeon is the Head of Sustainability of the MTR Corporation. He holds a Fellowship in Chemical Engineer, and also holds qualifications in business and law. He has over 25 years of experience in environmental protection and sustainability. Apart from MTR’s core work, he is also widely engaged externally with local and international organisations.

Head of Sustainability, 
MTR Corporation Limited

Mr. Simeon Cheng

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Stephen is one of the founders of CSR Asia, a social enterprise based in Hong Kong and the leading provider of information, training and consultancy services about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Asia-Pacific region.

He is an expert on CSR in Asia, Asian labour law, occupational health and safety standards, and labour issues and standards in supply chains. He is widely published in academic journals on CSR, labour standards, auditing, workplace conditions in supply chains, and so on. He is an international speaker and regularly sought after by government agencies and the media, and has provided services for numerous companies on CSR-related issues in Asia (including Cathay Pacific, Walt Disney Company, Hewlett-Packard, etc). He is also a regular contributor to specialist magazines in the region (including Fortune magazine – Chinese edition, Asian Quality, and others), and sits on various international. He holds a PhD in Asian Studies from Murdoch University in Australia

Professional Consultant, Department of Management, CUHK Business School

Dr. Stephen Frost

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