Hong Kong, (10 August 2022) – The Asia Sustainability Conference returns this year as a hybrid conference co-presented by the South China Morning Post and Cyberport Hong Kong, taking place on August 16th and 17th, with in-person and virtual participation from speakers and audience members alike.
The conference counts amongst its stellar lineup of speakers Mr Joseph H. L. Chan, JP Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury from the Government of Hong Kong SAR, Dr. The Hon. Lam Ching-Choi, SBS, JP. Chairman, Council for Sustainable Development Dr. Katinka Weinberger, Chief of Environment and Development Policy Section (EDPS) UNESCAP, Mr. Albert Oung, Executive Council Member & Green Economy Task Force Chair, UNESCAP Sustainability Business Network, Mr. Terence Chow, Head, RBC Wealth Management, Asia, Mr. Peter Yan, CEO of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and Ms. Catherine So, CEO of the South China Morning Post.
A full list of the 55 conference’s speakers can be accessed here.
Bringing together business leaders, sustainability practitioners, and policymakers from Hong Kong and across the APAC region to deliberate on key issues, growth opportunities, and urgent priorities in sustainability technology and investing for good, the Asia Sustainability Conference offers premier thought leadership content under the overarching theme of From Principles to Practices: Sustainable Actions for Future Generations, such as:
- How can Asian investors dive into the blue economy?
- How corporate can partner with start-ups to steer sustainability forward
- Can foodtech and agritech put an end to world hunger as global food insecurity worsens?
- How will Asia’s smart cities manage the environmental impact, urban resilience and financing in the new normal?
The full agenda can be accessed here.
The conference will be emceed by Desmond So, an international television presenter and emcee based in Hong Kong. He is the longest-serving front man of television market leader TVB’s lifestyle and luxury-living show Dolce Vita. Previously, he was also host of a movie- based, entertainment news program on STAR Movies. His programs have reached millions of viewers in Greater China, Southeast Asia, and beyond. Desmond’s corporate experience includes being a private banker at Citi Private Bank and a consultant at CBRE, the world’s largest real estate company.
The Asia Sustainability Conference is supported by Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide, the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, as well as the World Green Organisation, with RBC Wealth Management as the conference’s platinum sponsor and the Chinese University of Hong Kong as the knowledge partner.
ABOUT THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.
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