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CUHK Sustainability Conference 2019

CUHK Sustainability Conference 2019

6 May 2019 (Mon) 8:45 AM - 6 May 2019 (Mon) 7:00 PM

Organized by CUHK CSR Club


Venturing into its 12th year, CUHK CSR Conference has, over the years, evolved into a platform for confluence of cross-disciplinary ideas and practices that fuel the engine of sustainable growth.

Sustainability is a world-view that reaches beyond CSR and encompasses emerging approaches such as Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) initiatives, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Impact Investments, Creating Shared Value among others.

Keeping these developments in view, CUHK CSR Conference is now called CUHK Sustainability Conference, a name truly representative of its endeavor towards creating a sustainable world.

Our theme this year: CSR & Beyond: The Quest for a Sustainable Future


08:45 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:20 Welcome Speech by Joanna IU, CUHK CSR Club

09:20 – 09:25 Inauguration by Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK

09:25 – 09:30 Opening Remarks by Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean, CUHK Business School

09:35 – 09:45 Introduction to the conference

09:45 – 11:00 Panel Discussion 1

                          Redefining Sustainability: The necessity of being story-makers and not storytellers!

                          Genevieve Hilton, BASF

                          Mark Harper, John Swire & Sons

                          Rhys Blumberg, Hong Kong Rugby Union

                           Roger Levermore, CUHK Business School

11:00 – 11:20 Tea Break 1

11:20 – 12:35 Panel Discussion 2

                          Circular Economy: How rethinking resources is a war on waste!

                          Edwin Lau, Green Earth Hong Kong

                          Hanna Hallin, H&M

                          Kay Liu, Redress

                          Hetti Cheung, CUHK Business School

                          Sebastien Pivet, AS Watson Group

                          Venisa Chu, New World Development Company Limited

12:35 – 13:50 Lunch

13:50 – 14:45 Changemakers Talk Series A

                         If not us, then who?

                          Tony Verb, GreaterBay Ventures and Advisors

                          Patrik Sandin, The Natural Step

                          Changemakers Talk Series B

                          If not us, then who?

                          Alessandro Bisagni, BEE

                          Charles d’Haussy, ConsenSys

14:45 – 15:00 Tea Break 2

15:00 – 16:15 Panel Discussion 3A

                          ESG Integration and Green Finance: Approaches in Asia

                          Albert Lai, Carbon Care Asia Limited

                          Juliette Macresy, Vigeo Eiris

                          Marie Rosencrantz, HKUST Business School

                          Tracy Wong Harris, Hong Kong Green Finance Association

                          Water Cheung, StormHarbour Securities (HK) Limited

                          Panel Discussion 3B

                          Sustainable Workplaces: Learning to Walk the Talk in Organizations

                          Amie Shuttleworth, Cundall

                          Angela Chow, Cachet Group

                          Megan Lam, Neurum Limited

                          Olivia Wong, John Swire & Sons

16:15 – 16:30 Tea Break 3

16:30 – 17:30 Workshop A

                         ESG Reporting: A Practitioner’s View of Future Sustainability Reporting

                          Yuan Yuan, CECEPEC

                          Workshop B

                           Sustainable Systems: What is systems thinking and how can it help us analyze ecosystem-level problems?

                           Vince Siu, SUSTAINHK & Epiphany

17:30 – 17:40 Closing Remarks by Prof. Andrew Chan, Director of EMBA Programme, CUHK Business School

17:40 – 18:00 Closing Ceremony

18:00 – 19:00 Networking Session

Please note that Changemakers Talk Series A & Changemakers Talk Series B, Panel Discussion 3A & Panel Discussion 3B and Workshop A & Workshop B are parallel sessions.

Group discount of 15% on purchase of 4 tickets. (No promo code required)

If you have a promo code, please input the promo code after you fill in the required details on the checkout page.

For more details on the conference, please check our website at

As the organizing committee, we would like to thank our sponsors and partners:

Sustainability Partners

A.S. Watson Group

Johnson Electric Industrial Manufactory Limited

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Sustainability Advocates

CLP Holdings Limited

MTR Corporation

Orient Overseas Container Line Limited

Wynn Macau Limited

Session Support

Carbon Care Asia Limited

Supporting Organisations

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

HandsOn Hong Kong

Splash Community Projects

Marketing Partners

Business Environment Council

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Hong Kong

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Shared Value Project Hong Kong

Social Enterprise Research Academy

Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineer Environmental Division

Technology Partners



A&A Limited

CUHK CSR Club presents a sharing platform which brings together students and industry leaders across the globe to share best practices of sustainability. The committee organizes events to foster a habitat of sustainable thinking for future leaders of society, connecting to CUHK Sustainability Conference, the annual Asia's largest student driven conference, venturing into its 12th year in 2019.