In this interview, Judy Wong, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Tricor Group, and Director of SVPHK, explains how Tricor solves some of their pain points through their purpose portfolio and how this forward-thinking approach has helped them through the pandemic.
Reflecting on the last few months of industry events, partner conversations and Member meetings, here are my observations on some major barriers to social innovation in Hong Kong. Some of my views may be unpopular, but then again we’re not here to be mainstream. Alongside each is an example of what we’ve tried in overcoming that barrier, in case it’s useful to others.
As a sustainability professional, I often heard versions of the same message: “sustainability is for rich companies that have money to spare”. Over the years, this outlook has changed in part due to greater exposure to climate risks. Before we truly understood the magnitude of the Covid pandemic, the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report’s top risks in terms of likelihood and impact heavily featured environmental issues.
CREATIVE COLLISION defies description, which is why we always use the term “non-conference”. It’s a forum for discussion, a platform for ideas exchange, a stage for speaking and a sandpit for experimentation, ideation and creativity. Most of all however, it is a place where large and small businesses, NGOs and social innovators, academia and government can meet to spark ideas and forge unlikely partnerships. We have turned to the session leaders themselves for their key takeaways, asking them how their learnings from the 2020 event can be used to build back better with Shared Value.
ReThink, Hong Kong’s sustainability forum held 28-29 October, set itself a high bar by asking from the outset, how can we help businesses accelerate change towards a more sustainable future? Moderated by SVPHK CEO Gaëlle Loiseau, the panel 'Effective partnerships with positive impact on Hong Kong's ecosystem’, dug deep into this question by focusing on the ‘how’, and recognising that attempting change at scale in isolation is futile unless players join together for greater impact and intentional Shared Value.
We’re proud and very excited that two Shared Value Project Hong Kong Members are winners of the 2020 Shared Value Awards. Adrian Cheng, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-Chairman at New World Development Company Limited has been named Shared Value Champion, while SUEZ NWS received the Shared Value Project of the Year to Watch for their work on the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.