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Organized by event company EnviroEvents, ReThink is a Hong Kong business event dedicated to sustainable development. ReThink has collaborated with Asia’s leading alternative protein company and social movement, Green Monday Group, to launch The Green Monday ESG Summit this October. The Summit, which is now a part of ReThink HK 2021, will focus on raising awareness about corporate sustainability.
Encourage corporate sustainability initiatives
ReThink HK is co-organized by the Business Environment Council, Hong Kong’s leading body championing the interests of the environment and enabling the shift to a low carbon economy.
The business event aims to drive action in sustainable development. It will be held over a period of two days – October 5 and 6, 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wanchai. During this period, business leaders and those practising sustainability in the city are presented with solutions to help them plan and execute sustainable strategies.
The Green Monday ESG Summit that has been newly added to the ReThink HK 2021 schedule, is expected to be held on the second day of the event. The Summit aims to inform, educate and equip Hong Kong-based businesses with tools to drive positive change in their companies as well as in the city.
A powerhouse lineup
The one-day Summit will invite experts from different fields to speak on topics covering important issues. These include sustainability trends that are critical for businesses, insights into the plant-based revolution, collaborative partnerships that help tackle challenges like food waste, and setting corporate ESG strategies to achieve a net-zero future.
Accelerating the rate of sustainable development in Hong Kong requires a collective responsibility and effective collaborations – we hope to inspire attendees to explore new partnerships of their own that will drive change towards a low-carbon and more equitable cityChris Brown, founder and director of ReThink HK
Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to speakers like Crystal Chan, vice president – Corporate Affairs & Impact, McDonald’s Hong Kong; Irene Chu, head of New Economy, head of Life Sciences, Hong Kong, KPMG; Sonalie Figueiras, founder & CEO, Green Queen, Ekowarehouse, and SourceGreenPackaging.com; Rob Garrett, head of Branding and Design, Black Sheep Restaurants; Gabrielle Kirstein, CEO & founder, Feeding Hong Kong; Joey Lau, assistant manager, Sustainable Development, Swire Group will address the audience.
Other speakers include Lawson Lau, executive director, Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited; Dr Peter Lee, director of R&D (Environmental), Nano and Advanced Materials Institute; Francis Ngai, Founder & Chief executive officer, Social Ventures Hong Kong; Tim Parker, founder & CEO, Circular City; Dr Merrin Pearse, sustainability advisor, The Purpose Business; Isabella Carvalho Silva, director of Strategic Ventures, Group Strategy & Corporate Development, AIA; and Felix Wong, senior analyst, Euromonitor International, with many more to be announced.
“Being asked to co-host the Green Monday ESG Summit is an honour and the programme is an excellent fit for our Sustainable Partnerships Theatre,” founder and director of ReThink HK, Chris Brown said in a statement. “Accelerating the rate of sustainable development in Hong Kong requires a collective responsibility and effective collaborations – we hope to inspire attendees to explore new partnerships of their own that will drive change towards a low-carbon and more equitable city.”
Attendees to the Summit should expect to be inspired and motivated to accelerate change in their businesses with actionable and trackable tools empowered by Green Monday and our partners.David Yeung, founder and CEO, Green Monday
Green Monday spearheading sustainable change
“Following the launch of the Green Monday ESG Coalition in April, I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to bring our ambition to the live stage at ReThink HK this October,” said David Yeung, founder and CEO of Green Monday. “The Green Monday ESG Summit reflects our aims to unify businesses with concrete plant-based solutions and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future. Attendees to the Summit should expect to be inspired and motivated to accelerate change in their businesses with actionable and trackable tools empowered by Green Monday and our partners.”
Through its food tech innovation arm OmniFoods, Green Monday Group encourages food choices that are better for the planet. The brand recently expanded its plant-based range to include seafood alternatives like a classic fillet—the world’s first non-breaded plant-based fish fillet, “OmniSalmon” and “OmniTuna”. One of OmniFoods’ achievements is slashing its prices by double digits to achieve price parity with pork in Hong Kong.
To date, the Group has secured US$100 million including its US$70 million funding round, recorded as the largest funding of its kind in Asia at the time. It has been backed by celebrities like James Cameron, Wang Leehom, Mary McCartney, and Susan Rockefeller.
The Group also launched the ‘Green Monday ESG Coalition’ to bring together businesses working on plant-based innovations to reach net-zero targets and build a resilient food system.
Furthermore, it has been named in Fortune’s 2020 ‘Change the World’ list, and Fortune China’s ’20 Most Socially Influential Startups in China’ list.
Early-bird delegate passes for ReThink‘s The Green Monday ESG Summit are available till August 13- all the proceeds will be donated to projects with ReThink HK’s Charity Partners, The Green Earth and ImpactHK.
Lead image courtesy of Shui On Land.
Green Queen is a media partner for the ReThink event.