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IPCC scientists have warned that a 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures is a crucial threshold for avoiding the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change. 


To prevent the planet from passing the point of no return, this is the defining decade.

start date September 5, 2022
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1.5°C Summit 2022

1.5°C Summit 2022

William McGoldrick

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy

Vriko Yu

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, ArchiREEF

Victor Yim

Head of Fintech, Cyberport Hong Kong

Speaker: Mr Simon Hojka, Project Director, New World Development

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Simon Hojka
Simon Hojka Project Director, New World Development

For the property industry that has such permanence and long-term outlook, decisions made at design and construction stage are critical. Architectural experts and specialists from leading companies will share the latest trends and innovations in green building design and construction from Hong Kong and around the world, setting the stage for what we can expect from buildings in the future.

Felix Pak Ling TANG
Felix Pak Ling TANG Director, Project and Development, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Shing Koon Kwan
Shing Koon Kwan Director, Leigh & Orange Ltd
Miranda Wong
Miranda Wong Senior Manager, Sustainability, New World Development & K11
Jacques Gauthier
Jacques Gauthier VP Business Development, Upbrella International

Number 11 of the UNSDG goals is to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. One important way is to allow nature to connect back to the city, and integrate nature-based solutions in building and urban designs. Experts in the field will share the latest trends in nature-led designs, technology that facilitates the incorporation, and how we can let the city grow together with nature.

Katy Yung
Katy Yung Managing Partner, Sustainable Finance Initiative
Jan Willem Roël
Jan Willem Roël Chief Technology Officer, FlexBase International Ltd.
William McGoldrick
William McGoldrick Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy
Joy Gai
Joy Gai Asia Pacific programmes head, World Green Building Council

Speaker: Ms. Vriko Yu, Co-founder and CEO, ArchiREEF

Vriko Yu
Vriko Yu Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, ArchiREEF

How can businesses play a role in advancing the UNSDGs? By carefully taking social and environmental considerations into their business planning, and holding themselves accountable for sustainability goals. Speakers from leading sustainable brands and related ecosystem players will share insights on how to create business models and practices that can truly realise the UNSDGs within their industry.

Devana Ng
Devana Ng Co-Founder , Invisible Company
Karen Ho
Karen Ho Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong
Venisa Chu
Venisa Chu Regional Sustainability Director, APAC, L'Occitane Group
Ada Yip
Ada Yip Chief Empowerment Officer, Urban Spring

Agriculture, in particular, animal farming, is a major emitter of greenhouse gas and driver of deforestation. The way our food is produced needs to change, yet we are so used to what is served on our plates. This is why scientists and investors are coming up with innovative ways to recreate the same taste, texture and nutritional profiles of animal products, without harm to animals and the environment. In this panel, speakers will be sharing the latest products and investment trends in the sustainable meals, and what it means for our future diets.

Johanna Chan
Johanna Chan Director of Ecosystem Innovation, Dream Impact
Rohit Bhattacharya
Rohit Bhattacharya Chief Financial Officer, Next Gen Foods
Sonalie Figueiras
Sonalie Figueiras Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Green Queen Media
Maija Itkonen
Maija Itkonen Chief Executive Officer & co-founder, Onego Bio Ltd

Ben Wong
Ben Wong Head of Open Innovation, Eureka Nova, New World Development

Charles Ng
Charles Ng Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong

Climate change is the defining issue of this decade and we are at a defining moment. In this startup panel, entrepreneurs will share their journey on leveraging disruptive technologies to ease climate crisis and the impact they are bringing to the world.

Natalie Chung
Natalie Chung Climate and Energy Policy Researcher, Member of the HKSAR Government Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee
Kenneth Chung
Kenneth Chung Head, Finance & Capital Markets, Avant
Entela Benz
Entela Benz CEO, Intensel
Anthony Stewart
Anthony Stewart Chief Financial Officer, Ampd Energy
Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson Chief Executive Officer, Vantem Global Inc.

Keynote by representative Professor Michael Leung, Professor, Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Professor of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

LEUNG Kwok Hi Michael
LEUNG Kwok Hi Michael Professor, Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Professor of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

To tackle a global climate crisis, the financial tools and data infrastructure that supports green tech can be as important as the technology itself. Experts and entrepreneurs in the sector of green finance and data will share the technological infrastructure that needs to be set up to power everything from carbon markets and ESG reporting, to cleantech projects and impact investments.

Mark Blick
Mark Blick Diginex, CEO
Jack Lin
Jack Lin President, Mio Tech
Ellie Tang
Ellie Tang Director, Sustainable Investing, Fidelity International
Edward Lau
Edward Lau Chief Financial Officer, New World Development
Victor Yim
Victor Yim Head of Fintech, Cyberport Hong Kong
Jasmine Duan
Jasmine Duan Investment Strategist , RBC Wealth Management

A less considered side of the ever-expanding Internet is the carbon emissions of electricity used to power data centres. How are software and Web3 companies reducing/offsetting their carbon emissions? Leading experts and entrepreneurs from the sector will share their insights on the role data plays in planning for sustainability, as well as measures taken to reduce and offset their impact on the environment.

Kenta Sato Solutions Architect , Amazon Web Services (AWS Japan)
Davis bookhart
Davis bookhart Director, Sustainability/ Net-Zero Office, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Lee Williamson
Lee Williamson Regional Editorial Director, Power & Purpose and Business Director, Gen.T, Hong Kong, Tatler Asia
Chris Georgen
Chris Georgen Founder & Managing Director, Topl

Keynote by Mr Martijm Oremus- Managing Director, BMW Regional Office Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

Martijn Oremus
Martijn Oremus Managing Director BMW Group Importer Region Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

Thought leaders will discuss mobility beyond electric vehicles. This panel will offer a holistic view on “urban mobility of the future”, and how various components form a future-ready transportation system to achieve the smart and sustainable needs of Hong Kong.

Jason Yuen
Jason Yuen Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SOCIF Limited
Peggy Tse
Peggy Tse Chief Strategy Officer, Good City Foundation
Sunnie S.Y. Lau
Sunnie S.Y. Lau Director, Head of Smart City Research and Industry Collaboration, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
Simon Ng
Simon Ng Chief Executive Officer, Business Environment Council

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become popular in recent years but are yet far from mainstream. What will accelerate their growth in the upcoming decade? Entrepreneurs and business leaders from the electric vehicle ecosystem will share insights on infrastructure needs, technological innovations and policy changes that are required to support the growing EV industry.

Ray Leung
Ray Leung Managing Director, Hong Kong & Macau BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited
Richard Lai
Richard Lai Editor-in-Chief, Engadget Chinese
Geir Bjørkeli
Geir Bjørkeli Chief Executive Officer, Corvus Energy
Gene Soo
Gene Soo Head of Ecosystem - Global Innovation, MTR

With so much capital being invested into sustainability and climate technologies, how do investors ensure that their capital and investment is going towards technologies, companies & innovations that are making a real impact and are not just greenwashing?

Djoann Fal
Djoann Fal General Partner, The Atlas Capital
Elsa Pau
Elsa Pau Founder and CEO, BlueOnion
Amie Shuttleworth
Amie Shuttleworth Head of Sustainable Investment, Undivided Ventures
Mingles Tsoi
Mingles Tsoi Chief eXploration Officer, ParticleX
Manna Chong
Manna Chong Manager - Technology Innovation, Eureka Nova, New World Development

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  • Date : September 5, 2022 - September 5, 2022
  • Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (UTC+8)

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  • start date Start Date: September 5, 2022
  • Organizer Organizer: Charles Ng
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  • Designation Designation: Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong

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