Mr. Tim Chan is responsible for ESG integration, research and related activities in Asia at Manulife Investment Management, including engaging with companies on ESG issues. Before joining Manulife Investment Management, Tim worked at Ernst & Young Hong Kong as an ESG advisory manager, where he provided ESG risk assessment consulting services to financial institutions, corporates and the government.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder and an EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst.
Mr. Eric Chong, President & CEO of Siemens Hong Kong & Macao, is leading the overall strategy in electrification, automation and digitalization, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Chong is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Business Environment Council (BEC) and is serving as the Chair of BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group.
Mr. Martin Cresswell is Technical Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA). He is a Marine Engineer with over 40 years experience of operating, managing and building merchant ships. He is currently Chairman of the Marine Committee of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and was past Chairman of the HKSOA Technical Committee from 1996 to 2009. He is an active member of the Lloyds Register, ABS and DNVGL Technical Committees in Hong Kong.
Dr. Wee Kean Fong is the Deputy China Country Director and Senior Advisor to the Subnational Climate Action initiative at World Resources Institute (WRI). In China, Dr. Fong is leading WRI’s China Climate and Energy Program. He has been actively supporting provinces and cities in China to develop emissions peaking and long-term deep decarbonization strategy. He is also a senior advisor to a global initiative on subnational low carbon action which focuses on supporting cities and regions to measure greenhouse gas emissions, set emissions reduction targets, and plan and implement actions.
Mr. David Foster is Vice Consul for Economic Diplomacy at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong, leading on climate change, biodiversity and the illegal wildlife trade. He has a background in counter-trafficking, counter-terrorism and human rights, gained from postings in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sudan.
Prof. Cara Horowitz is the Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. She researches public policy debate and legislative reform to address climate change and its effects. She serves on the governing boards environmental organizations, including the Climate Law Institute, Climate Resolve, and the Green LA Coalition. Prior to joining UCLA, she worked as a staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Mr. Lawrence Iu works at Civic Exchange on the ‘HK2050 Is Now’ project focused on how Hong Kong can reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. He previously worked in a multinational corporation and a higher institution on circular economy, green chemistry and other research projects. He holds a MPhil in Environmental Engineering, a MSc in Environmental Science and Management and a BEng in Chemical and Bioproduct Engineering from HKUST.
Mr. Joseph Law is Senior Director Planning and Development for CLP Power, the Hong Kong electricity business of CLP Group. CLP Power is a vertically integrated electricity supply business, serving 5.8 million people in its supply area. Joseph is responsible for corporate and strategic planning, tariff and regulatory management, as well as commercial projects developments. He has a range of experience in the energy business from finance, renewable energy development, project management, strategic planning and commercial development. Joseph has a banking background before joining CLP and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Ray Leung is one of the Section Heads in the Cross Boundary and International Group of the Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government, responsible for climate change policy coordination. One of his key work areas is to coordinate the development of Hong Kong's long-term decarbonisation strategy. Before joining the group, Ray has worked in various groups of the department, responsible for air quality monitoring, emission inventory compilation, as well as development and implementation of different programmes to control vehicle emissions.