[Co-organised by BEC] Post-COP27 Hong Kong Forum(只有英文版本)

Event Date
12 Jan 2023
Event Time
9:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
BEC Auditorium
顯示活動詳情 Hide Event Details


The global business community articulated an important mindset shift throughout the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP27”) in Sharm el-Sheikh of Egypt, from making pledges to deploying concrete action to decarbonise their business.

Co-hosted by Business Environment Council (BEC), Civic Exchange (CEx), and HKUST Institute for the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability (HKUST-IENV/ENVR), this event aims to provide a forum for Hong Kong’s COP27 participants to share their observations with the Hong Kong business community and other key stakeholders. Specifically, this forum will focus on the latest development of the ISSB disclosure standard and transition pathway. Both topics have been discussed widely throughout COP27.

Event details:

Date: 12 January 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 9:30a.m. – 12:10p.m. (Registration starts at 9:10a.m.)
Venue: BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Format: In-Person
Language: English
Fee: Free of charge but registration is required




09:30 – 09:35 

Opening Remarks

Mr Kevin O’Brien, Chairman, Business Environment Council  

09:35 – 09:45 

Presentation 1: COP takeaway – Climate Science  

Prof Alexis Lau, Head, Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST

09:45 – 09:55 

Presentation 2: COP takeaway – Climate negotiations  

Mr Walter van Hattum, First Counsellor / Head of Trade Section, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

09:55 – 10:25 

Panel 1: Pressure for decarbonisation shifting to Non-State Actors 

  • Mr Robert Gibson, Fellow, Civic Exchange (Moderator)
  • Mr Walter van Hattum, First Counsellor / Head of Trade Section, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao
  • Ms Kit Law, Principal Manager – Strategic Planning, CLP
  • Mr Dennis Wan, Associate Director, Capital Markets (SEA & OC), CDP

10:25 – 10:40 


10:40 – 11:10 

Coffee break  

11:10 – 11:20 

Presentation 3: COP takeaway – Young talent perspective

Ms Karina Chow, Assistant Manager, Civic Exchange

11:20 – 11:50

Panel 2: Transition plan – How can we deliver the change we need?

  • Mr Merlin Lao, Head – Policy & Research, Business Environment Council (Moderator)
  • Dr Calvin Kwan, Head of Sustainability & Risk Governance, Link REIT
  • Ms Ivy Lau, Head of Sustainable Finance, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited
  • Ms Benedicte Nolens, Head of BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre, Bank for International Settlements

11:50 – 12:05 


12:05 – 12:10 

Closing Remarks

Ms Susanna Wong, Chair, Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group, Business Environment Council


Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email during the first week of January 2023.

For enquiries, please contact us at event@bec.org.hk or 2784 3958.