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Climate change has climbed to the top of corporate agenda as the world races to limit global warming to 1.5°C as per the Paris Agreement. To achieve this, global greenhouse gas emissions will have to peak before 2025 at the latest and ultimately reach net zero by 2050. Given the limited window of opportunity available, immediate, rapid and large-scale reduction of all greenhouse gases will be needed if the 1.5°C goal is to be attained. How can businesses play a part in turning the tide on climate change while building resilience against climate impacts? What are the challenges, opportunities and tools that companies should be aware of in taking action to address climate change?

Join us at a seminar on 18 October when climate and sustainability experts from Arup, including Ir Dr Bruce Chong, Ir Dr Tony Lam and Dr Homan Wong, will share practical advice on ways businesses can mitigate climate-induced risks and promote sustainability in a corporate setting.

They will be joined by Gill Meller from MTR, Suzanne Cheung from Swire Coca-Cola HK, and Dennis Wong from HKT, for a panel discussion on best practices and key challenges in driving climate-resilient development.

This is the fourth in a series of seminars on 'Decarbonizing Hong Kong 2050', which focuses on how the government, businesses and communities are working towards Hong Kong's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

For participants attending online, please refer to the following:

- Upon successful registration of the event, a unique webinar link will be sent to your registered email (attendee email) 2 working days before the event. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide here should you experience any issues in locating the webinar link.
- Instructions on downloading Zoom and joining a webinar can be found here. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the software in advance of the webinar.
- Please log in 15 minutes (at 10:45 am) before the event begins, through the link that will be sent to your registered email.

For participants attending in-person, please refer to the following:

- Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
- Pre-registration for in-person attendance is required and the Chamber reserves the right to decline such an application.
- Attendees are required to scan the "Leave Home Safe" QR code on arrival at the Chamber and should wear a mask at all times. They are also subject to temperature checks.
- Attendees, who feel unwell are advised against in-person attendance at the Chamber. If attendees are required to undergo compulsory testing, please kindly bring along a negative PCR or RAT test result when attending physically.
- Food and beverages will not be provided.

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Ir Dr Cary Chan

Executive Director

Hong Kong Green Building Council

Ir Dr Cary Chan is the Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council with the vision of driving the green building agenda for Hong Kong. He established Hong Kong’s Green building assessment tool in 1995 and has been appointed as the Chair of WorldGBC Asia Pacific Network since 2021. Ir Dr Chan is also a long-serving member of the HKGCC Environment & Sustainability Committee.

Ir Dr Tony Lam

Director

East Asia Decarbonisation & Sustainability Leader

Arup

Ir Dr Tony Lam is experienced in tackling environmental impacts on built environment. He has led various sustainable projects including the K11 Atelier King's Road and CIC Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) in Hong Kong, Hualian Residence in Taiwan, and South Beach in Singapore. Currently a WELL Faculty member and IWBI Global Research Advisory Council Member, he is leading a team to implement innovative solutions using IoT and big data to achieve zero carbon objectives for properties and facility operations.

Dr Homan Wong

Associate

East Asia Climate & Sustainability

Arup 

Dr Wong has over 15 years of experience in climate impacts modelling, ESG, engineering management, sustainable infrastructure planning, and climate-related financial analysis. He is an Associate Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society and a member of HKIEIA. He is presently working on projects in carbon management, climate impacts prediction, adaptation and resilience planning, TCFD scenario-based climate finance.

Ir Dr. Bruce Chong

Director

East Asia Climate Change, Urban Sustainability & Smart City

Arup

Ir Dr Chong specialises in resource efficiency, green infrastructure, and smart and resilient planning with a recent focus on a statistical based approach to conduct SBTi, TCFD, ESG and related climate risk. He has led various strategic consultancy projects on smart cities, climate resilience, city informatics and circular economy for city governments and international organisations including the World Bank and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Dennis Wong

Senior Vice President

 Emerging Technologies

HKT

Mr Wong has over 20 years of experience in IT and leads HKT’s business and product development for Emerging Technologies with the aim to accelerate digital transformation of businesses and the public. He also offers consultancy on smart city and building projects.

Gill Meller

Legal & Governance Director 

MTR Corporation

Ms Meller oversees MTR Corporation’s legal, insurance and risk management, as well as its central procurement and supply chain. She also leads the assurance function on key risk areas and overall ESG strategy of MTR. She is the Vice Chair of the Chamber’s Legal Committee and a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform. She is also the Immediate Past President and Ex-officio council member of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute, as well as a member of the Listing Committee of HKEX.

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola HK

Ms Cheung is a corporate member of the HKIEIA and HKIQEP. She has over 12 years of experience in sustainability from strategy and policy development to management and advisory. Her expertise covers waste management, green purchasing, environmentally preferable products, and climate change. She directs the stakeholder engagement of Swire Coca-Cola HK on corporate developments and achievements, and leads its initiatives under ‘Planet’, ‘Product’ and ‘People’.

Language English
Date and Time 2022/10/18 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Chamber Theatre 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Gillian Tam
Tel: 28231246
Email: gillian@chamber.org.hk
Fee
  • HK$ 100 for Members / HK$ 200 for Non-Members (online via Zoom)
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (in person (HKGCC members only))
+$50 for booking offline
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 3 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
- A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for all offline bookings (e.g. fax, e-mail, post) for all Chamber events. Go online today by downloading our app or registering on the HKGCC website to save the environment and money.
- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.
- This event is for members only. At most 2 representatives from each member company may attend.

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