Sustaining a Great City, the Hong Kong Example
Luncheon Discussion on Sustainable Development in Hong Kong
Registration at 12:15 pm
Luncheon at 12:30 pm
Close at 2:15 pm
Transportation, energy and shelter are essential for modern lives. Companies that provide these mass services to the general public play a vital role in the sustainable development of modern cities. How are transport needs balanced with development of a sustainable nature? How does a power firm square energy demands with environmental concerns? What are developers doing to make buildings greener? The Credit Suisse-Asia Society Sustainability Series brings together executives in these sectors to discuss sustainable solutions and opportunities for the city and for Asia's cities of the future.
Andrew Brandler has been Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings Ltd since 2000. Prior to joining CLP, he had extensive experience in the energy and utility sector in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Brandler is a Co-Chair of the Energy and Climate Focus Area of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Brandler holds a master’s degree from Cambridge University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Chan Lai Kiu is the Director of Design and Project at Hysan Development Co. Ltd. She recently completed the LEED and BEAM Plus Platinum project, Hysan Place. Dr. Chan was previously Design Director at P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd, and has won many local and international awards for her projects, including the Hong Kong Young Architect Award. She is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, and has previously served as Chair and member of various committees within the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong where she also earned her Ph.D.
Dr. Jacob Kam joined the MTR Corporation in 1995 and was appointed Operations Director in 2011. His responsibilities include the business strategy and the performance of the existing railway network in customer service, quality, operational efficiency, asset management and on-going capital investments. Dr. Kam is a chartered engineer, and is a member of the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He graduated from the University of Southampton, UK and received his doctoral degree from University College London.
Ronnie Chan (moderator) is Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, which deals in real estate and property investment, development and management. He also co-founded the privately-held Morningside group, which has owned and managed businesses in several sectors including manufacturing, media, healthcare, high tech and biotech. Mr. Chan is Co-Chair of the Asia Society and Chairman of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
The Credit Suisse – Asia Society Sustainability Series is a set of programs in five cities around the world which seeks to address sustainability issues and aims to promote awareness in the public sphere and provoke dialogue.