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  • Spread innovative insights;
  • Stretch knowledge boundaries.

Build a Sustainable Future


Recent Forums

Feed Sustainable Future with Artificial Meats: Are We Ready for FoodTech Revolution?
Are We Ready for FoodTech Revolution?
9 June 2022 (Thursday)
Artificial meat

Artificial meats, either plant-based or cultured, are meat without animals in essence. Besides protecting animal welfare and resolving food shortage, they are developed to remedy the harming livestock farming, which emits about 15% of global greenhouse gases. To serve as sustainable meat alternatives, artificial meats must be sufficiently nutritious, healthy, tasty, and affordable. Are they ready to revolutionize our diet needs? What are the challenges and opportunities for food-tech start-ups and green-food entrepreneurs? Explore with us.

Speaker(s): Carrie Chan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Avant Meats
Joshua Ng, Co-Founder, Good Food Technologies
Alvin Lee, Senior ESG & Communications Manager, Green Monday
Moderator: Natalie Lung, Program Manager for the Food Technology Accelerator Program, Brinc
Sustainable Buildings: Green or Gone, Goal or Gold?
Reaping both Intangible and Tangible Benefits from Improving Energy Efficiency
2 June 2022 (Thursday)

Buildings in Hong Kong — a city that never sleeps — account for the city’s 90% of electricity used and over 60% of carbon emitted. To mitigate the adverse environmental impacts, the Government has issued subsidies for qualified buildings to retrofit energy-efficient systems. However, many buildings are still far from green. What are and how to alleviate the concerns that prevent buildings from turning green? Could green turn gold? How? Explore the answers with experienced engineers and architects.

Speaker(s): Ir Dr. Cary Chan, Executive Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council
Ir. Colin Chung, Managing Director, WSP (Asia) Limited
Mr. Tony Ip, Founder and Director, Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd
Moderator: Ir Dr Conrad Wong, BBS, JP, Vice Chairman, Yau Lee Holdings Limited
From Fashion Conscious to Fashion Conscience
How to Dress Fashionably and Sustainably?
30 May 2022 (Monday)

Before putting on your new t-shirt and jeans, do you know they might have depleted tons of clean water, travelled thousands of miles in non-recyclable packaging emitting plenty of CO2? It doesn’t have to be THIS way! To foster sustainable fashion, relevant experts will explore how the fashion industry, one of the most polluting industries, could reduce environmental damage by adopting innovative materials, evoking production ethics, and empowering consumers to make greener choices with technologies that enable supply chain transparency.

Speaker(s): Edwin Keh, MH, CEO, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA)
Walden Lam, Co-founder, Unspun
Kayla Wong, Founder, Basics for Basics
Moderator: Candice Wang, Managing Director, PFI Fareast
Sustainable Finance
A Pathway Towards Carbon Neutrality
7 April 2022 (Thursday)

To cope with climate crisis, carbon neutrality by 2050 is recognized as the world's most urgent mission. This urgency has drawn the attention of socially responsible investing, known as sustainable finance, that prioritises financial returns alongside environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. Towards a low-carbon transition, the market has seen an increased array of ESG financial instruments (e.g., sustainability-linked bonds, carbon credit ETF, etc.). What are the developments of the instruments and their potential? Explore the relevant issues with us.

Speaker(s): Philip Peñaloza, Director of Impact Philanthropy, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy
Jeffrey Young, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Grandly Financial Group
Eddy Lam, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Direxion Investment
Moderator: Angel Chang Wei, Founder, Shanghai Sustainability Communications Advisory
Managing through Supply Chain Disruptions
Innovative Solutions for Business Resilience
17 June 2021 (Thursday)
Managing through Supply Chain Disruptions

Preventing deliveries of the right products to the right customer at the right place in the right quantity at the right time in the right condition at the right cost, supply chain disruptions caused by unforeseen events (e.g., Suez Canal blockage) or catastrophes (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic) often pose substantial operational and financial consequences. How might companies mitigate the disruption risks with innovative strategies and smart technologies? Corporate leaders from various industries will share their experiences and advice.

Speaker(s): Bobby Liu, Co-founder & CEO, Milton Holdings
Ronald Iu, CEO, Airstar Bank
Keith Ip, CMO, SF Express Hong Kong
Moderator: Henry Ko, Managing Director, Asia of Flexport
Catching the Digital Wave
The Burgeoning Challenges and Opportunities for FinTech Talent Development
3 June 2021 (Thursday)
Catching the Digital Wave

As a global hotbed for FinTech startups and scaleups, Hong Kong has seen a talent gap wherein supply for a myriad of skills required for digital transformation is not meeting demand. To prevent talent shortage, what are essential strategic imperatives for corporates? How should individual talents develop relevant core competencies to align with the resulting opportunities for advancement? Leading experts are invited to address these questions.

Speaker(s): Dr. Lucas Hui, Acting Co-CEO cum CTO, ASTRI
Jeff Tang, Partner, EY
Fred Ngan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bowtie
Philip Tam, Founder, CryptoSX
Moderator: San Lee, Head of Talent Acquisition, ASTRI
2018-19 Past Forums
Thought-provoking cross-industry issues, e.g. KOL x AI, 5G x Smart City, Social Good x Blockchain, etc. Guest speakers like Chip Tsao, Broadcaster talked about KOL marketing and Tech gurus discussed opportunities in 5G and challenges in business applications...
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2017-18 Past Forums
Insightful topics varies from technology, business, entrepreneurship and social issues. Guest speakers like Ricky Wong, CEO of HKTV Mall discussing how disruptive technologies influence retail business and Gigi Chao, Founder of Faith in Love sharing views on kindness...
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2017-18 Digital Business Innovation Festival
Bridging Education, Technology and Business
The Festival, with the theme “One Health · Digital Society · Smart City”, provides you with an interactive experience to explore innovations in digital business and mobile technology so as to improve well-being, increase social welfare, and enhance quality life.
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2016-17 Past Forums
Unfolding business frontier across the areas of digital marketing, venture capital and more. Guest speakers like Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of LKF Group talked about his philosophy in business...
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SHARP Forum Advisory Board

Founder Prof. Kevin CHIANG (MBA Director)
Advisor Dr Wilson CHAN
Ms. Leslie Yu
Ms. Stephanie Ng
Dr. CK Leung
Ms. Renee Sin
Ms. Circle HUEN