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Whilst CSR projects aim at doing good for the community and stakeholders of a corporation, they are often related to maintaining equilibrium in current stakeholder interests. How can we ensure that future generations also benefit from CSR projects carried out now? How can companies ensure that their CSR projects leave a positive impact now and in the future?

The conference will gather industry experts, academia and NGOs to share their views and experience, in order to draw useful insights to sustain CSR indefinitely.


08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Address
Prof. Kalok CHAN, Dean of CUHK Business School,
Wei Lun Professor of Finance
09:15 - 09:45 Keynote Speech I – China Everbright Intl. Ltd.
Nurturing a Sustainable Environment and Society with Advanced Clean Technologies
09:45 - 10:15 Keynote Speech II – Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Value of Our Integrated Business Model
10:15 - 10:30 Morning Break
10:30 - 11:45 Panel Discussion:
Building Resilient Global Supply Chain with Sustainability
11:45 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:15 Workshops
Track 1: ESG Reporting & Trend
Track 2: B-Corp 101
Track 3: Digitally Enabling the Next Generation
14:15 - 14:45 Keynote Speech III - PwC China
Sustainable Development Goals: How they Impact Businesses and how to Better Embed these into the System
14:45 - 15:00 Afternoon Break
15:00 - 16:00 Panel Discussion
Fulfilling Social Missions with Cross-Boundaries Collaboration
16:00 - 16:30 Closing Keynote Speech - Dream Impact
Here is my Future CV, Where's Yours?


Participants can look forward to a day of engaging discussions on sustaining CSR indefinitely, as we hear from industry experts, academia and opinion leaders. Speakers lined up for the conference include:

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Mr. Raymond WONG

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, China Everbright International Limited

Keynote Speaker
Nurturing a Sustainable Environment and Society with Advanced Clean Technologies

Mr WONG Kam Chung, Raymond is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Wong holds a Master of Business Administration Degree, a Master of Management Degree in Information Technology Management from Macquarie University, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Accountancy from the City University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of United Kingdom and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He has extensive experience in accounting, finance and auditing areas.

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Mr. Christoph GANSWINDT

Executive Director, Information Technology & Sustainability
The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Keynote Speaker
The Value of Our Integrated Business Model

Mr. Christoph GANSWINDT, as Executive Director and member of the Executive Board of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, is responsible for leading the Information Technology & Sustainability Division to provide innovative technology solutions that contribute significantly to the Club's mission and strategic objectives. Since the main income of the Hong Kong Jockey Club is based on its wagering business, information technology plays the key role for the Club’s core business together with its world leading horse racing operation.

Christoph has over 29 years of experience in general management, computer science, organisation-, process- and business development.

His career milestones are management responsibilities on different levels at T-Mobile GmbH in Germany (market leader in the German GSM mobile market); at Satellindo Corp. (Indonesian Telecommunication Operator for Fixed, Wireless and Satellite Networks) being member of the Board of Management; CIO of Viag Interkom GmbH (today O2 Mobil Communications); member of the top executive group board / CIO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG / Passenger Airline; Executive Board Member / CIO of Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Home (German fixed line Telecommunication); member of the Board / CIO of Telekom Deutschland GmbH (German fixed line and wireless Operator).

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Mr. Callum DOUGLAS

Corporate Responsibility Director, China and Asia Pacific,
PwC China

Keynote Speaker
Sustainable Development Goals: How They Impact Businesses and How to Better Embed These into the System

Mr. Callum DOUGLAS joined PwC China in 2008 as Corporate Responsibility (CR) manager for PwC China and Hong Kong, and leads the strategy across PwC’s key areas of CR focus – Responsible Business, Environmental Stewardship and Community Engagement.

His role involves working with the firm’s CR committee to drive PwC’s CR programmes which range from community partnerships and volunteering; working with PwC’s environmental sustainability manager to improve the firm’s internal environmental performance and engage PwC’s workforce in environmental issues; working with HR teams on innovative ways to provide a great place for PwC employees to work and develop in; and helping PwC live up to its position as a market leader in a responsible way.

In 2011 Callum’s role expanded to include the coordination PwC’s CR across the Asia Pacific, working with CR practitioners in PwC member firms across the region to share best practices and experience, support strategy development, and align strategies and activities across the region with PwC’s Global CR strategy.

Prior to joining PwC, Callum worked with Chinese grassroots NGOs in capacity building and corporate partnership roles, before working with the United Nations and the Beijing Communist Youth League on a Beijing Olympics related project aimed at strengthening volunteering for development in China.

Callum holds a BA in Chinese and Asia Pacific Studies from Leeds University and a post graduate degree in Economics from the University of London. He has been living in Beijing since 2006.

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Co-Founder, Dream Impact

Keynote Speaker
Here is my Future CV, Where's Yours?

Dr. KK TSE is the Founding Chair of Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum and the Founding Chair and Chief Education Officer of Education for Good CIC Ltd. He has held senior executive positions in the Shui On Group before setting up his own management consulting company, KK Tse & Associates in 1992.

He retired early from 2000 onwards and has been active in promoting social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. He is the first member of the Ashoka Support Network in Hong Kong since September, 2007. And he is the Co-founder of a social enterprise, DiD (HK) Ltd., which brought Dialogue in the Dark to Hong Kong in 2008. Since 2010, Dr Tse became a member of the Government-appointed Social Enterprise Advisory Committee.

Apart from that, Dr Tse has been actively working on social entrepreneurship related publications and is the Editor for several books on social entrepreneurship including 《新愚公移山:十個社會企業創業者的故事》(2007), Everyday Legends: Stories of 20 Great UK Social Entrepreneurs《社會企業妙點子》(2008) and《公益創業: 青年創業與中年轉業的新選擇》. He has been the Founding Editor of the biweekly Social Entrepreneurs Newsletter published electronically since June 2007.

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Dr. Bernard CHENG

Associate Sustainability Consultant
suPPPort Ltd.

Building a Resilient Global Supply Chain with Sustainability

Dr. Bernard CHENG is one of the pioneers in Corporate Sustainability research and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2008, he finished his PhD on quantifying sustainability for industries. He developed a framework of measurement that goes beyond the traditional Triple Bottom Line of “economic, environmental and social” but also includes "innovation, institutional and ethics”.

After coming to Hong Kong in 2011, he has undertaken sustainability projects with listed companies (VTech), private companies (Mission Hills), WWF and SERI on strategic planning, implementation and reporting, stakeholder engagement and auditing. He has helped to develop Certified GRI Standards
training and is also working on projects in B Corp Impact Assessments, Growth Mindset, Design Thinking and Lean Startup.

Besides sustainability, Dr. Cheng provides Industry 4.0 consultancy in developing innovative service, technology and business model, as well as company-wide mindset change.

Paula Miquelis-web


Co-Founder and Operations Director
Green is the New Black

Building a Resilient Global Supply Chain with Sustainability

Ms. Paula MIQUELIS is an entrepreneur, sustainability geek and creative. She co-founded Green Is The New Black (GITNB), Asia’s first conscious festival and online platform for people who want to
#LiveMoreConsciously by improving the way they think, work and consume while doing more good in the world. This is a place where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand.

Having previously worked as a consultant in sustainability doing projects for MNCs across Asia, Paula is skilled in creating impactful partnerships between social enterprises and large
corporations. She is a trained storyteller who uses videography and photography to create stories for change. Born and raised in Nice – Southeast of France, her curiosity and passion for travels led her to study in Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. Asia has become her home and playground. Her dream is to empower people to care about our planet through inspiring, engaging and fun communications.

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Mr. Simon PAN

Senior Manager, Training and Technical Advisory, Supplier Management,
Intertek China

Building a Resilient Global Supply Chain with Sustainability

Mr. Simon PAN is a veteran in CSR auditing industry with over 15 years of practical experiences in audits, trainings and program development, especially in China-specific legal requirements and standards related to supplier CSR auditing and sustainability.

He is a senior CSR auditor with Intertek, and has performed over 500 social compliance audits including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Motorola and Apple. Simon is a WRAP, SA8000 and RBA qualified auditor as well. Simon is an experienced tutor in CSR training and received excellent feedback from delegates who have attended his training. He focuses on solutions for social audits as technical expertise.

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Mr. Sébastien PIVET

Quality Assurance Director (Health and Beauty Retail), and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility,
A.S. Watson Group

Building a Resilient Global Supply Chain with Sustainability

With over 18 years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Mr. Sébastien PIVET is responsible for implementing and overseeing compliance programmes for manufacturers and products sold across the 24 health and beauty markets of A.S. Watson Group.

Sébastien heads dedicated Quality Assurance teams across Asia and Europe, responsible for ensuring that suppliers have good manufacturing and ethical practices in place, and to enforce product safety and quality at various steps, from new product development, manufacturing, distribution, to post-market surveillance.

As an active member of the Group’s Global CSR Committee since 2010, Sebastien became the Head of CSR in 2014. Besides monitoring the Group’s performance against CSR objectives set by the Global CSR Committee, he initiated the launch of several responsible sourcing and environmental initiatives within the Group and with external manufacturers.

He is also the President of the CSR Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong, and an active member of the newly formed Hong Kong Retail Management Association sustainability task force. Sebastien is a graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (France) with a Master of Science degree in engineering.

Gap Agata Smeets-web


Director, Sourcing Strategy
Gap Inc.

Building a Resilient Global Supply Chain with Sustainability

Ms. Agata SMEETS is part of the Sourcing Strategy group at Gap Inc.’s Hong Kong headquarters where she is responsible for setting environmental sustainability strategy for the company’s sourcing organization. She works with numerous internal and external stakeholders to advance the company’s water initiatives, including reducing water consumption across the value chain, shifting to a sustainable fiber portfolio, and driving transparency into Gap Inc.’s supply chain.

Formerly, Agata was part of Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice focusing on sustainable supply chains. She also helped found the Sustainability Forum research effort at the Washington D.C.-based Corporate Executive Board, which brought together 800 cross-functional executives with an interest in sustainability. She is a graduate of Yale University and Johnson at Cornell.

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Mr. Harris Tim NG

Managing Director,
CSR-Today Sustainability Consulting

Workshop: ESG Reporting and Trend

Mr. Harris Tim NG is an open-minded, analytical and articulate individual who relishes challenges and with the ability to communicate comfortably at all levels. He has proven track records in Financial and Business Management, Merger & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Start up Investment. He also
provides Consulting Service to different MNCs in the areas of Sustainability Reporting, Sustainability Innovation and Business Turnaround. 

Harris spent about two years doing intensive work on global eCommerce practice (B2B & B2C), strategies and success stories with concentration in Digital Marketing, Customer Experience, Journal & Relationship approaches. He acts as a Consultant for one of the leading European B2B software groups.

In recent years, he has been working on Sustainability and Sustainability Innovation for large MNCs in Asia.

Skott Taylor

Mr. Skott TAYLOR

Founder and Director of NewSeed Creative Consulting Ltd
Co-Founder, B Corp Consulting Group of Hong Kong

Workshop: B-Corp 101

Mr. Skott TAYLOR is a Canadian entrepreneur, artist, and adventurist who has been living in Asia since 2003. He is the Founder / Director or NewSeed Creative Consulting, an Senior Consultant at Bridge Partnership Hong Kong, a Co-Founder of RavenXP, and a Co-Founder of Hong Kong’s B Corp Consulting

His work at NewSeed and Bridge Partnership Hong Kong focuses around leadership development and helping organizations identify and align their core purpose, cultural vision and business strategy through interactive arts based engagement. Within this work, Skott’s purpose is to help leaders show up as the best version of themselves to inspire their organizations, live their purpose and be an active force for good in the world. RavenXP is Skott’s latest start up focuses on reconnecting global professionals and their friends to the wild through specially crafted international tours with leading local adventure guides and instructors. These tours aim to inspire and up-skill participants while addressing the stresses and health issues connected with working in today’s hyper connected world.

Since 2015 Skott has been active in developing the Hong Kong B Corp movement, along with helping several companies attain their certification in Beijing, Hong Kong, California and Singapore.

Cognizant Patrick Choy-web

Mr. Patrick CHOY

Senior Director, Cognizant

Workshop: Digitally Enabling the Next Generation

Mr. Patrick CHOY, Senior Director, Cognizant is focused on business development of Cognizant in Hong Kong. Patrick’s role is to help customers transform their business, operating and technology models for the digital era, while at the same time ensuring cost and operational efficiencies.

As a senior leader Patrick is a mentor for Cognizant’s ELT program for fresh graduates. In a career spanning 32 years, Patrick has been instrumental in business development in several multi-national companies such as Xerox, Kodak, Geac (formerly Dun & Bradstreet), SchlumberSema, Hewlett-Packard, Atos, Oracle and FRS Global. He has international experience, particularly in the UK, where he has served investment banks.

Patrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Queen Mary College, University of London. Apart from work, Patrick enjoys playing bass guitar and drums. His other interests include sailing, golfing, photography and travelling.

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Mr. Michael CHEN

Founder, Taiwan Good Fish
(Asher Co.)

Fulfilling Social Missions with Cross-Boundaries Collaboration

Mr. Michael CHEN is the founder of Taiwan Good Fish (Asher Co.). His company (one of the 22 B corps in Taiwan) promotes ecological farming techniques and environmental protection. It was established to overcome the challenges of water shortages caused by severe weather conditions. The ultimate goal is to cultivate a friendly ecosystem for agriculture, fisheries, tourism, public services and business activities.

Taiwan's creative water engineering technology and innovative, comprehensive aquaculture techniques are well known and have been adaopted by a lot of countries to improve their aquaculture. Currently, the company fully combines both technologies to reduce property loss and casualties due to drought or flood caused by global warming, through slowing down land subsidence in Taiwan. 

Taiwan Good Fish (Asher Co.) cooperates with Carrefour (one of the global leaders in food retail) and DBS (one of the largest financial services groups in Asia). The company anticipates to provide an innovative solution to resolve social and environment problems via the business model. It is a way leading to green living that is good for human beings and the earth.

Helen Duce

Ms. Helen DUCE

Managing Partner,
GreenOcean Group

Fulfilling Social Missions with Cross-Boundaries Collaboration

Ms. Helen DUCE is a founding partner of GreenOcean Group, an Asian focused sustainable business consultancy. Her work focuses on strategy, capability and implementation, working with  multinational businesses like Unilever and SAB Miller; Non-Profits such as HarvestPlus and FIA; and academic institutes, including INSEAD and CUHK. She also acts as Chief Marketing Officer for a Singapore founded start up called ‘The Halal Dining Club’ that recently raised nearly $1million in seed funding. She is the founder and leader of the Singapore ‘Lean in’ Chapter, an organisation spearheaded by Sheryl Sandberg to encourage women to pursue their career ambitions through peer to peer support.

Helen is a former Global FMCG marketer. She started her career with Unilever, where she spent 12 years, before co-founding and running a successful global marketing consultancy that was sold to WPP in 2014. Helen has a First Class Honours degree in Marketing & Psychology from Lancaster University and an executive MBA from INSEAD.

Dr. Ilex Lam CUHK 2018

Dr. Ilex LAM

Founder and CEO,

Fulfilling Social Missions with Cross-Boundaries Collaboration

With over 20 years of leadership role in global financial institutions including the Regional Head of Credit Suisse Asset Management, Janus Capital Group and CEO of BEA Union Investment Management, Dr. Ilex Lam has received the Award of “2011 Top Ten Most Outstanding Entrepreneurs with the Most Influential Investment Management Services in China”.

Ilex is the founder of iEnterprise, a social enterprise aiming at unleashing the talents of people with disability (PwD) and the disadvantaged to be employed and self-reliant. His paper  consolidated the merit of creating shared value of the Tripartite Collaborative Model among social enterprise, corporate and NGO was published in the European conference of “Efficiency as a Source of the Wealth of Nations” in 2015 and became a contributing author to the book, “The Essence and Measurement of Organizational Efficiency”. The practice of this cross-sector collaboration via iEnterprise was featured in “Creative – Hong Kong” TV program produced by Our HK Foundation and the Asian Study of “Innovations that Unlock the Resources of Business for the Common Good”.

Ilex also serves as the Senior Advisor to UNDP SDG Impact Finance, Chairman of ESG and Impact Investing Research Committee of GCAMA, OC Member of Social Enterprise Summit HK 2018, Board Member of CareER, Advisor of HK Shared Good Values and Teen Future Association.

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Mr. Simon POOLE

Managing Director, Splash Projects

Fulfilling Social Missions with Cross-Boundaries Collaboration

Simon Poole is the Managing Director of Splash Projects, which has delivered programmes to more than 45,000 participants across the world. Since starting the projects arm of Splash in 2005, he has worked on programmes involving hospices, respite homes, schools for children with special needs, homeless charities and remote communities in need.

Simon previously spent 23 years in the British Forces as a Parachute Engineer and a senior instructor at the Royal School of Military Engineering and Joint Services Military Diving School, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of specialist training programmes for a wide range of people including Special Forces. He also managed construction projects involving more than £5m worth of engineering equipment.

A member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), he is also an Emergency Medical Technician in Remote Care, an HSE qualified Commercial Diving Instructor in Underwater Demolition and Construction, a Yacht Master Sail (RYA cruising instructor) and a Mountain Leader.

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Executive Director,
HandsOn Hong Kong

Fulfilling Social Missions with Cross-Boundaries Collaboration

Ms. Sue TOOMEY has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and championing global causes. As Executive Director for HandsOn Hong Kong, Sue’s focus is developing the strategic direction and leading the team to mobilize and empower the community to volunteer. In 2017, she oversaw the development and launch of Serve-a-thon, Hong Kong’s first community service marathon where thousands of volunteers gave their time to serve more than 15,000 of Hong Kong’s most in need.

Prior to joining HandsOn, Sue was Vice President, Global Events for The Economist Group where she created and led award-winning events and initiatives addressing global issues, including ocean sustainability, food security, diversity and inclusion, as well as international politics and business. She previously ran her own social enterprise and headed a national marketing agency while living in Mumbai and led the event marketing team for Saatchi and Saatchi Los Angeles before moving to Asia. Sue has an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California.

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Early bird tickets are available till 20 April 2018.