Paving Your Professional
Career Path in Sustainability

Episode 6

Tuesday, 13 July 2021
16:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8)

About the Event

Sustainability is a rising sector gaining increasing attention and interest. However, the general consensus is that there is a need for the market to build up ESG capacity to keep up with this movement. 

Some of the questions commonly asked by those who would like to pursue a career in sustainability and ESG include:

What is a typical path to becoming an ESG/sustainability professional? 

What skills and knowledge are needed? 

What does the job entail? 

What roles and functions are available?  

What are the differences between working for a consultancy firm and working for a corporation? 

What are the prospects, both locally or globally?

In this episode, Professor Christine Loh will share her personal career journey, words of advice, and insights on job prospects. During this one-hour panel discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to raise questions and receive first-hand information on the industry.

About the Speakers

Guest Speaker

Professor Christine Loh

Chief Development Strategist
Institute for the Environment, HKUST

Professor Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, is Chief Development Strategist at the Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was Under Secretary for the Environment in the HKSAR Government (2012-17) and a Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (1992-97 and 1998-2000). Loh has been active in public policy and politics since the 1980s. She founded and was the CEO of the non-profit think tank, Civic Exchange (2000-12).

Professor Loh is currently a board member of the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation, CDP Worldwide, Global Maritime Forum and New Forests Pty Ltd, member of the BASF Stakeholder Advisory Council, and an Advisor to HSBC’s Climate Advisory Panel. She teaches a course on non-market risks at the Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles. She is a published author of many academic and popular works. Her expertise in environmental policy is well-known, including advising the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency on issues relating to air pollution and public health. Loh is a lawyer by training, and a commodities trader by profession. She received honorary degrees of Doctor of Law from the University of Hull and Doctor of Science from the University of Exeter.

Series Moderator

Dr Glenn Frommer

Founder,
ESG Matters

Dr Glenn Frommer is one of the pioneers of sustainability and the environmental movement. He has worked in the field for more than thirty years and was involved in the drafting of the GRI G4 Reporting Guideline, the AccountAbility 1000AP Standard, and Reporting 3.0.

Prior to founding ESG Matters, Glenn held senior management positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd. in Hong Kong for more than twenty-two years where he embedded sustainability through an Enterprise Risk Management approach and implemented China’s and the transport sector’s first climate change policy. His extensive cross-sector and cross-industrial experience extends throughout the international arena, specifically in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Glenn holds a PhD in Aerospace Sciences, is a Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, a member of several international and local professional bodies, a Fulbright Fellow, and a published author. Glenn is also the Honorary Chair of the UITP Sustainable Development Commission, having started the Working Group in 2001. 

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Previous Episodes

Episode 1

Speakers:

  • Suzanne Cheung, Head of Sustainability of Swire Coca-Cola
  • Jessica Chan, Head of Sustainability of MTR Corporation Limited
  • Dr Glenn Frommer, Founder of ESG Matters

Episode 2

Speakers:

  • Ruby O, Founder & Chairperson of the Society of Food and Environmental Health (Macao)
  • Jeehae Kim, Chief Digital Officer of MCM Worldwide
  • Dr Glenn Frommer, Founder of ESG Matters

Episode 3

Speakers:

  • Simeon Cheng, Group Director – Sustainability and Corporate Communications of Vitasoy International Holdings Limited
  • Leonie Kelly, Ogier Global, Director – ESG and Impact Advisory of Ogier
  • Dr Glenn Frommer, Founder of ESG Matters

Episode 4

Speakers:

  • 蘇小真-財團法人家樂福文教基金會執行長;家樂福企業社會責任暨溝通總監;家樂福公司發言人
  • 呂盈潔-國泰金控企業永續辦公室經理
  • 李佳芬-Google 供應鏈社會責任項目經理
  • 曾孟卓 (Gordon)-益思智顧問

Episode 5

Speakers:

  • Dr Calvin Kwan Lee, Head of Sustainability of Link Asset Management Limited
  • Dr Glenn Frommer, Founder of ESG Matters

Episode 6

Speakers:

  • Professor Christine Loh, Cheif Development Strategist of the Institute for the Environment, HKUST
  • Dr Glenn Frommer, Founder of ESG Matters