Mukul Deoras has almost four decades of experience leading consumer product businesses across the globe. He is currently based in Hong Kong and is the President of Colgate-Palmolive Asia Pacific covering major countries like China, India, Australia and South East Asia.
Previously Mukul was the Global Chief Marketing Officer for the company based in New York from 2015 to 2018. Mukul joined Colgate-Palmolive in 2004 and worked as General Manager of the business in Thailand and subsequently relocated to New York to take over the role of Vice President and General Manager of Global Personal Care business. In 2010 Mukul moved to India to head the India and South Asia business and later in 2012 he took on the role of President of Asia based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Colgate-Palmolive Mukul was with Unilever India from 1984 to 2004 and held leadership roles of increasing responsibility.
Mukul is the Chairman of the Board of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd - a publicly listed company in India - and also serves as a Board member of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a NYSE listed leading global hospitality company. He holds a Post Graduate degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
Nneka Chike-Obi is Senior Director, APAC Head of ESG Ratings and Research at Sustainable Fitch, overseeing bond, framework and entity-level evaluations (Ratings) and cross-sector thematic analysis (Research)for the region.
Before joining Fitch in 2020, Nneka worked in emerging markets’ impact investing and private equity at Acorus Capital in Hong Kong and AgDevCo in London, focusing on the natural resources and industrial sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. She previously worked as a commodities analyst at ICAP and Barclays Capital.
Nneka has an M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and a B.A. from Stanford University.
She is a Governing Board member of Climate Governance Initiative (established by the World Economic Forum in 2019) and Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter, an Expert Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports since 2014, a Council member, Publishing Board of Magazine member and a Deputy Chair of the training committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), an Advisory Board member of Asia Climate Forum, faculty of Competent Boards, CSIA and FITC, guest lecturer of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, board member of Hope of the City, advisory council/committee member of GARP (HK) and FarmacyHK.
She holds a Climate Designation certificate from Competent Boards, a Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate and a Financial Risk Manager certificate from Global Association of Risk Professionals, an ESG Investing certificate from CFA UK, a CAIA certificate from Chartered Alternative Investment Association, and a Palladium Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard certificate. She was a Responsible Officer in regulated activities 4 and 9 licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Her board and senior executives training in English, Cantonese and Putonghua spans all 5 continents.
In her 43 years of serving the financial community in China, Hong Kong SAR, the USA and Australia, she has established and managed asset management/investment companies, consultancy practices, and new business units within major financial institutions, including co-Founding Peregrine Asset Management (Hong Kong) in the early 1990’s. She held senior roles at Bank of America, Citicorp, Westpac Banking Corporation, Mingly Corporation, Shanghai AJ Trust and Investment Company, Cupola Capital Limited, Booz & Company, Yaozhi Asset Management International, Arta TechFin Corporation, BlueOnion, Bai Xian Asia Institute, Habitat for Humanity, Centreon Technology, and Great Glory Strategies. She was a board member of various non-profits organizations.
Agnes has a PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with dissertation titled “Do carbon risks matter for Hong Kong equity prices?”, an MBA from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, a BSc (Honors) from Roosevelt University in USA and is a graduate of the Stanford University Senior Executive Leadership Program and the 2011 Stanford Directors’ College. She has authored a book on investing in H-shares, a Harvard Business case, a chapter in CFA Society Hong Kong’s 30th anniversary book “Rise from Crises”, and a positive psychology book ‘Tall Miracles’.
Mr Mark Harper has worked for around 20 years in the field of corporate sustainability. As Group Head of Sustainability at Swire, Mr Harper is responsible for managing the Group Sustainable Development Office, and leading on the design, execution and performance monitoring of global corporate strategy for sustainability for the Swire Group, and on acting as the lead change agent in driving improved sustainability performance and best practices, with a view to further embed sustainability into overall business strategy for Swire.
Prior to taking up the Group Head of Sustainability role, Mr Harper had worked at John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd. for over seven years, where he was responsible for managing the Group’s ESG disclosures as well as advising operating companies on their own ESG submissions. In addition to his work on ESG ratings, Mr Harper was also responsible for advising the Group on policy and strategy development, particularly in the areas of climate resilience, biodiversity and sustainable waste management. He also sits on the Board of Business Environment Council, the Executive Committee of the Drink Without Waste working group and is Vice Chair of the Environment and Energy Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Mr Harper has extensive experience of ESG disclosure standards such as GRI and the Hong Kong Exchange ESG Reporting Guide, as well as conducting sector focused benchmarking studies, corporate environmental management, as well as organising hands-on corporate citizenship and CSR training programmes.
Before joining John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd., Mr Harper worked in a number of senior management roles at high profile NGOs including the Earthwatch Institute, Fauna & Flora International, China Water Risk, and Business Environment Council, where he was responsible for managing the organisations advisory services on ESG reporting and corporate sustainability strategy development.
Helen Amos, Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong at JLL Hong Kong, has 20 years’ experience in the sustainability sector. She specialises in the development and implementation of decarbonisation targets and strategies for both operational and embodied carbon. She has a wealth of knowledge on how to face challenges in achieving carbon reduction in the real estate sector for investors, building owners and occupiers.
Helen leverages her international expertise from delivering projects in Asia, Africa and the UK in commercial real estate, retail and industrial assets to drive measurable outcomes, working with both investors and occupiers.
Samuel KWONG is the General Manager - ESG of Chinachem Group with over 25 years of experience in sustainability with multinational conglomerates covering businesses including sports & entertainment, food & beverages, aviation, hospitality, real estate, retail, shipping & infrastructure developments. Prior to joining Chinachem, he has been with HKJC, Swire Pacific, KCRC and sustainability consultancies. He is a director of HKIQEP, past Chairman of CIWEM HK & former director of HKGBC & HKBEC. Samuel is an engineer by training with bachelor and master degrees from The University of Hong Kong and a master degree of environmental engineering from ENTPE, France, MBA degree from the Chinese University Hong Kong and a degree of laws from the University of London.
Jack is a CRM and digital practitioner with over 22 years related experience. Prior joining Chinachem Group (CCG) , Jack has gained extensive knowledge as Consultant involved in the fields of Hospitality, Retail, FMCG, Airlines and FSI projects to assist various MNC clients to evolve in the design and implementation of various CRM and digital solutions. In 2019, Jack joined CCG and was the Group Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation of Nina Hospitality, leading all digital initiatives, IT projects, Digital Marketing and Loyalty Marketing. Currently, Jack leads the Group CRM department from strategies to implement CCG Hearts to the market.
Mr Edwin Keh is the CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. He also teaches supply chain operations in the Operations, Information and Decisions Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement. Prior to Wal-Mart Edwin managed a consulting group that has done work for companies on supply chain, manufacturing, and product design. The practice also did work for non-profit organizations and charities. Edwin co-founded the Consortium for Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC) sponsored by the Wharton School and Tsinghua University.
Edwin had a career as senior executive with several international consumer goods and retail companies. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Edwin is on the advisory board of multiple social enterprises, research organizations, and NGOs and served on the Board of Whittier College, CA and the Expert Panel of H&M Foundation’s Global Change Award.
Edwin was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2020 by the HKSAR Government for his research work during the pandemic. He was named “Asia’s Most Influential” 2022 by Tatler, the best of Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders by Inside Retail Hong Kong in 2019 and is on the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 as one of the most influential people in Technology and Digital sector. Edwin is a recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award. Edwin holds over 30 IPs and most have won global invention awards.
Lena brings with her a combined experience in finance and social impact. Graduated from Simon Fraser University, Canada with her BBA in Finance and Marketing, she started her career as a financial analyst in Hong Kong. Following that she served in number of asset management firms specializing in serving HNWI and institutional clients then she further herself by obtaining the qualification as a CFA charterholder.
With the arrival of her first child, Lena decided to invest the first few years focusing on the family and eventually landed herself into the social innovation space by founding Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs, a non-profit organization that empowers mothers to continue having their venture. She has also later founded a new venture Womentors to build better workplaces for companies and professional women. Alongside her consultancy business, she is also leading the pre career initiatives for 100 Women in Finance in Hong Kong. Over the years, she has developed strong passion in sustainability especially on gender equality and diversity & inclusion and she is very active serving herself as committee member and advisor in a number of organizations such as HK Association of Business and Professional Women and AIESEC.
A mother of two girls, Lena is passionate to build a more empathic world with more gratitude for our next generation. In her leisure time, she enjoys having a sip of coffee or wine with friends and is eager to learn.
Myriam Mwizerwa is the Head of the UN Migration, IOM Hong Kong SAR, China Sub-Office where she leads a dynamic team committed to supporting diverse migrant populations and the communities wherein they live. Current priorities include: promoting Business and Human rights and ethical recruitment of migrant workers; strengthening access to justice for exploited persons; facilitating safe movement of vulnerable migrants; and continuing engagement with public and private sectors to realize the many positive benefits of labour migration. As a strategic and experienced leader, Myriam works with governments, civil society and the private sector to collaboratively design and deliver innovative programs to strengthen responsible business and eliminate human trafficking, modern slavery and forced labour.
Myriam’s work is grounded in fourteen years of global and technical experience in Asia, Europe, Africa and the USA. Prior to joining IOM in Hong Kong SAR, Myriam was with IOM in London, UK where she managed labour migration projects across four countries in Europe with strong collaboration with the local government, NGOs and the private sector.
Tan heads CWR, a non-profit that aims to “mainstream” water and climate risks into financial decision-making and corporate strategies. She steered CWR from an idea into a leader in the water risk space globally. Today, CWR’s pioneering work on assessing and valuing risk exposure to acute water risks as well as rising chronic risks such as freshwater scarcity and coastal threats, can be found on TCFD’s Knowledge Hub, highlighted by the IFRS’s CDSB Application Guidance for Water-Related Disclosures and featured in Palgrave MacMillan textbooks amongst others.
Besides multiple report/project collaborations with financial institutions to unpack sector water risks, her thought leadership on “waternomics” is published by Nature Springer; she is a also contributing author to the latest IPCC 6th Assessment Report: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Tan is a prolific speaker on water risks and water security delivering keynotes, participating in panel discussions at water prize seminars, numerous investor & industry conferences as well as G2G and academic forums.
Before venturing into the world of water, Tan worked in finance, spending over a decade as a chartered accountant and investment banker specializing in M&A and strategic advisory. She spends her spare time exploring glaciers in Asia.
Mike Thomas is a Founding Partner and the Managing Director at The Lantau Group, an economic consultancy focusing on the energy sector in the Asia Pacific region. For the past three decades, Mike’s consulting work has centred around the intersection of regulation and competition in the energy sector. He works with stakeholders throughout the region on matters involving commercial transactions, regulation and market design, strategy, and economic evidence in commercial, competition, and regulatory disputes. He leads TLG’s work in sustainability, having directed related engagements for sustainability leaders in technology and supply chain partners, governments, utilities, and research and global institutes.
Prior to co-founding The Lantau Group, Mike headed the Asia Pacific Energy & Environment practice of a global consulting firm and was based in Wellington, New Zealand for ten years. He moved to Hong Kong in 2007 and co-founded The Lantau Group in 2010. He began his consulting career in the United States where he worked for 10 years with a firm that, among other things, specialised in energy sector transformation and the introduction of competition in energy markets.
Mike has an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School (PAE Prize), and a BA in Economics from Carleton College.
Dr Robin Kennish is a Senior Partner at ERM and is the Asia Lead for Renewables & Climate Change Services. Robin’s focus is on advising his Clients on their transition to a low carbon economy and working with their teams to ensure that a robust strategy is in place so they can meet their climate, nature and ESG goals. This has included advisory services around climate disclosures including CDP and TCFD, GHG assessments, net-zero transition plans and SBTi submissions. Robin has significant experience in obtaining approvals (regulatory permits as well as lenders) for energy projects in the Asia region including offshore and wind, hydropower, waste to energy and solar.
Jessica Pyman is Control Risks’ Regional Head of Business Intelligence in Asia Pacific. With teams located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, India, Singapore, South Korea, and Sydney, she is responsible for all aspects of business intelligence services delivered in the region. Jessica is experienced in advising clients on managing deal-related corruption, integrity and broader ESG risks throughout Asia Pacific, across all sectors. She has a particular expertise in using business intelligence to support fraud investigations, litigation and for tracing and recovering assets.
Pamela Mar is the Managing Director of the Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Singapore. The DSI is a public private partnership backed by the ICC, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization, World Customs Organization and the Singapore government, that accelerates the digitalization of global trade in three areas: convergence on digital standards, legal and policy reform, and digital readiness across the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining the DSI, Pamela was Executive Vice President for Supply Chain Futures, and then EVP for Knowledge and Applications for the Fung Group, a Hong Kong based multinational supply chain manager where she was also the first Group head of Sustainability. She was named one of Asia’s ten A-list sustainability leaders in 2019, and is a recognized industry leader in this area. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Pamela was based in Shenzhen, China, as a Director of Global Finance for TCL Multimedia Technology, the first major Chinese company to go global by buying a major foreign brand.
Prior to TCL, Pamela ran Greater China for the World Economic Forum, based in Geneva for five years. Pamela was born in New York and went to university in the USA, but has spent the majority of her life abroad. She speaks English, French and Chinese, and holds a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Yale University and an honors M.Sc from the London School of Economics.
Jessica is the Head of Sustainability of MTR Corporation responsible for formulating sustainability strategies and driving sustainability initiatives for the company. She developed a corporate Climate Change Strategy and leads regular review of climate risks and controls for different business units. Recently, she has formulated a long-term decarbonisation roadmap and science-based carbon reduction targets for MTR, as well as developing a set of key performance indicators to gauge and drive the company’s sustainability performance.
Jessica is a seasoned sustainability professional with over 25 years of experience in environmental and corporate sustainability. She is a member of various international and local sustainability-related committees including UITP’s Sustainable Development Committee, WEF’s Community of ESG Practitioners, and HKGCC’s Environment & Sustainability Committee. Jessica is a member of the Programme Advisory Committee of a sustainability-related MSc programme offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a member of the Board of Examiners of HKMA’s Hong Kong Sustainability Award.
Dr Yongping Zhai graduated from Department of Thermal Engineering of Tsinghua University in 1983. Subsequently he studied in Institute of Energy Policy and Economics Grenoble, France, and received PHD in Energy Economics in 1989.
He joined Asian Development Bank in September 2000 and served as Chief of Energy Sector Group at ADB, in charge of energy policy formulation and promotion of low-carbon technologies in Asian developing countries.
In July 2021, he joined Tencent as Senior Advisor in Strategy Development Department, supporting the company’s carbon neutrality operations and renewable energy development.
Jason is an Associate Partner of the Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change Team with ERM based in Hong Kong. Jason provides clients with services including ESG Ratings, Climate Change Risk Assessments, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantification, ESG Strategies, and ESG Due Diligence. Other service areas include EHS Management, EHS Auditing, Sustainable Operations, and Air Quality. Jason is an experienced project manager, managing projects across multiple geographies in the Asia Pacific region and globally, and has performed services in countries including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar primarily for the technology, power, finance, and manufacturing sectors. Prior to Hong Kong, Jason was located in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing various services to clients including air quality compliance, greenhouse gas reporting and audits, and regulatory analysis and compliance.
Genevieve Hilton has worked in corporate affairs and sustainability in Asia Pacific since 1994, primarily in Vietnam and Hong Kong. At Lenovo, she led the communications function in Asia Pacific and supports the company’s intelligent transformation strategy.
Before Lenovo, she was Head of External Communications and Corporate Citizenship at BASF for 11 years. There, she handled stakeholder engagement, corporate citizenship (non-profit activities), sustainability reporting, crisis readiness, online communications, media relations, corporate publications, and channel management, for 18 markets in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining BASF, she was Senior Vice President, Client Services, at Ketchum Greater China, and held a variety of agency roles in Hong Kong and Vietnam. She is also Vice President, Professional Development for the Hong Kong Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and is the recipient of the IABC Excellence Award for contribution to the communications profession in Asia Pacific.
Martina Kerbl, Vice President Asia Key Account Management at Bureau Veritas CPS, is working with a large variety of global consumer brands and retailers on their sustainability strategy including traceability and ESG solutions. She has been with Bureau Veritas CPS in Hong Kong since 2017, leading a team in charge of over 100 brand and retail clients. With strong background in the apparel, hardgoods and toy industry and great passion for sustainability initiatives, she loves to drive innovation and solution design to help companies move towards a greener and more transparent supply chain and sourcing strategy.
Stacey advises organizations on building social-purpose narratives, strategies and initiatives around environmental, social and governance issues. Advising clients on stakeholder engagement, issues management, global partnerships, and leadership positioning for C-suite executives, she helps companies to future-proof their businesses in order to build long-term resilience and global competitiveness.
Stacey has tri-sector experience in the government, non-profit and corporate arenas from a 18-year career across the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, and has a background in international development, trade and investment promotion and infrastructure development.
On a pro-bono basis, Stacey is a committee member of the 30% Club Hong Kong, a member of the Environment and Sustainability Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) & Energy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Stacey has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a Professional Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge -Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She was a 2012-2015 Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum.
Patricia Slawinska is an ESG Private-Sector Engagement Consultant at IOM - UN Migration. With over a decade of experience in executive corporate strategy in Asia Pacific and Europe, Patricia is passionate about driving results around ESG, SDGs and integrating CSR strategies. She has led innovative climate projects, promoted renewable energy, and invested in sustainable global environmental protection. She is also the co-organizer of a social entrepreneurship community in Hong Kong called Impact Circles, advocating, and supporting SDG projects in Asia and around the world.
Chris Baird is a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience in the supply chain quality and sustainability management industry for the Technology Products and Consumer Goods market. As the Vice President of Global Strategic Business Development for Bureau Veritas CPS based in Hong Kong, Chris has worked within the quality and sustainability services industry for over 20-years, including the last 13 in Hong Kong for Bureau Veritas. Chris and his team have driven the successful launch of dozens of initiatives to drive growth, expand market share, and forge strategic partnerships. Chris’ major focus remains on driving the innovation and diversification within Bureau Veritas, critically, a comprehensive suite of sustainability solutions.
Eimund is a Partner with ERM based in Hong Kong and leads the Digital Advisory team. With over 20 years of experience in the Professional Services and Information Technology sectors across four continents, Eimund has a proven track record of creating and delivering sustainable, innovative, and impactful business value for Fortune 500 clients, government departments and small-to-medium enterprises. Focused on the intersection between sustainability, technology and people, Eimund helps his clients to understand, create, implement and iterate ESG-related digital solutions that solve real-world business challenges, particularly around data collection, analytics and visualization to communicate effectively.
Catherine is a sustainability strategist with over 25 years of experience working for multinationals and start-ups across Asia in global marketing, new business development and management consulting roles, all through a sustainable impact lens. Her industry experience spans airlines, fashion & apparel, consumer electronics, NGO and ed-tech.
Most recently, Catherine was CEO and co-founder of MOTIF, an education platform for the apparel and textile supply chain offering curated learning content in critical areas such as ESG, sustainability and 3D transformation. She currently is Sustainable Growth Catalyst at B Purpose Bureau as well as ESG Course Facilitator for GoImpact Capital Partners.
Catherine holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a bachelors and masters degree in Chinese history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christina is a founding member of Web3 Women, runs her own communications consultancy, and most recently led Bullish’s external and internal communications, public relations and media relations.
Based in Hong Kong, she joined the cryptocurrency exchange’s parent company Block.one in 2019 after senior roles at global and U.S. boutique public relations agencies in Hong Kong, New York and Orlando. Previously, Christina also led the product PR team at Samsung Electronics America.
Her consultancy provides strategic communications advice, content creation, executive communications and thought leadership support as well as coaching for public speaking.
Born and raised in Malaysia, she started her career as a financial journalist with Reuters, working in senior roles in New York, Dallas, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and India for more than 20 years.
Christina is a writer at heart, who believes in the power of words to inform, inspire and influence. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in International Affairs, and from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism.
She sits on the board of SENsational Foundation, is a role model at Inspiring Girls Hong Kong, a member of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau, and was an inaugural member of the Asia Pacific Association of Corporate Directors’ Sustainable Communications Programme that provides pro bono PR support to local charities.