GGEF Roundtable 2016 – When Cleantech Meets Capital

The GGEF roundtable in Hong Kong themed “When Cleantech Meets Capital” focused on identifying green innovations and actionable solutions in business. Against the backdrop of fast-changing economic conditions and daunting environmental challenges, cleantech companies will play an instrumental role in transforming societal norms- given sufficient financial backing and government support.

DATE: 14 November 2016
LOCATION: JW Marriott Hong Kong
PARTICIPANTS: Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Environmental Leaders, Innovators, Investors 

 


TIME


AGENDA DESCRIPTION

08:30

REGISTRATION
WELCOME COFFEE & TEA

09:00

WELCOME REMARKS

MC:
Ms Anne Copeland, Managing Director and Sustainability Advisor, Copeland & Partners


Speakers:

Ms Christina Lee, Group CEO of GGEF & GGEC
Prof Lye Lin-Heng, Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), National University of Singapore

Special Speaker: Chartering The Path Towards Green Development 
Mr Li Hai Feng, Executive Director and Vice President, Beijing Enterprises Water Group

09:35

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – WHY CLEANTECH MATTERS

Robert Swan was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Youth. He is a polar explorer, a leader in energy innovation and founder of the 2041 Foundation.

Robert will inspire you with his story of how the dream of becoming the first person in history to walk to the North and South Poles through teamwork and commitment became a reality. His mission of 2041 on how can one save a continent owned by all of us over a 50-year mission. His voyages around the world with young leaders and their yacht ‘2041’ that runs only on renewable energy to the Antarctic.

Stay tuned as Robert makes the exciting announcement on his next challenge at the upcoming GGEF roundtable!


Speaker:

Mr Robert Swan, OBE, Environmental Leader, 2041

10:30 LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

10:45

TOPIC I: RETHINKING CONSUMPTION: SUSTAINABILITY IS THE NEW FASHION

Millennials are a burgeoning consumer class with growing affluence, with an estimated $170B of purchasing power globally. Their consumption and purchasing decisions will have a tremendous impact on global sustainability efforts. With a growing demand for ‘sustainable’ and ‘green’ products which recognizes the impact on environment and community, we hear the success stories from companies who have the foresight on this front, and how they win their consumers through changing their game plans.


Moderator:

Dr David Bevan, ESG Risk Management Consultant, GGEC

Speakers:
Dr Christina Dean, Founder and CEO, Redress
Ms Deborah Biber, Chief Executive, Pacific Basin Economic Council
Ms Jude Wu, Managing Director, Conservation International Hong Kong
Mr Samuel Kwong, Group Sustainable Development Manager, John Swire & Sons (HK)

11:35 TOPIC II: CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES UNDER ‘BELT AND ROAD’ INITIATIVE

China’s “Belt and Road” initiative will create stronger links of energy, transport and information along the historical Silk Road that connects Europe to the Middle East to Asia, and the Maritime Silk Road that encompasses Southeast Asia, Oceania and East Africa. This initiative will transform the economics of the region, particularly in industries related to water, foods and energy. How can clean technologies companies identify and monetize under such this initiatives? What role can investors play to propel such growth? Apart from infrastructures, where could investors find ‘gold’ in ‘green’ within clean technologies along this old marine silk road? Could it facilitate clean technologies transfer and create more jobs in China?


Moderator:

Mr Wang Feng, Editor-in-Chief, FTChinese.com, Financial Times

Speakers:
Mr Albert Oung, Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Myanmar Chamber of Commerce
Mr Alfred Pang, Vice Chairman, Silk Road Finance Corporation Ltd
Dr Witman Hung, JP, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen
Mr Simon Littlewood, Partner, EU-China Fund Management

12:30 LUNCHEON
14:00 TOPIC III: (DUAL DIALOGUES) IN CONVERSATION: FAMED POLAR EXPLORERS TALK CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE IMPACT OF GGEF & 2041 ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION

[Part 1]
An exclusive conversation with two of the world’s leading Arctic explorers – Robert Swan OBE, the first person to walk to both poles and Annabelle Bond OBE, who in 2005 became the fastest woman to climb the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, achieving the feat in only 360 days. A year later, Annabelle set off for the North Pole. Passionate campaigners on the effects of global warming, Robert and Annabelle will share their personal observations, experiences and concerns in this exclusive fireside chat.


Moderator:

Mr John Dawson, Director, Artemis Associates; Former Bloomberg TV Anchor

Speakers:
Ms Annabelle Bond, OBE, International Adventurer
Mr Robert Swan, OBE, Environmental Leader, 2041


[Part 2]

The International Antarctic Expedition is an exhilarating and unpredictable adventure- a life
changing experience for the international group of men and women joining Robert Swan and the 2041 Team to the last great wilderness on earth. Antarctica provides a unique setting for this expedition, bringing together people from across the globe to debate, discuss, determine and experience firsthand the effects of climate change. GGEF is proud to be one of the sponsors for 3 distinguished post-graduate students to join Robert Swan in the past. We are going to hear their life-changing experience along with Sandra, who was inspired at GGEF 2014 and decided to raise funds to take part in the expedition this year. Moving forward, GGEF will be expanding its influence through meaningful partnership in the region.


Moderator:

Ms Louisa Wong, Executive Chairman, Global Sage; Polar Explorer

Speakers:

Mr Robert Swan, OBE, Environmental Leader, 2041
Ms Sandra Marichal, Regional Content Strategist Facebook IQ APAC
Mr Tan Chee Wee, GGEF Ambassador 2014, Climate Change and Sustainability Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Mr Wang Hai Zhou, GGEF Ambassador 2015, Renmin University post-graduate student

15:20 LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
15:35 TOPIC IV: FROM SMART HOMES TO SMART CITIES

Smart homes and smart cities are no longer novel concepts, but are the denizens of Earth embracing them? We look at a number of influencing factors, including the Internet of Things (IoT), the role of government, the importance of cleantech and opportunities in R&D. In this session, we also consider various issues relevant to building and running a successful smart city.


Moderator:

Mr John Dawson, Director, Artemis Associates; Former Bloomberg TV Anchor

Speakers:
Mr Cliff Wu, General Manager, Hong Kong EV Power
Mr Edan Lee, Managing Director, Olympus Capital Asia
Dr Suket Singhal, Country Manager, Secure Meters
Mr Sekhar Kondepudi, Associate Professor, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities & IoT and Director, MSc in Environment Management (MEM) Program School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

16:25 CLOSING REMARKS
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