Co-founder and Senior Partner
Currently a Senior Partner of IO Sustainability, Steve has over 17 years of experience in sustainability and corporate responsibility (S&CR) as a senior executive at two leading S&CR organizations. For AccountAbility he served as the Director of Global Advisory Services and a member of the Board of Directors. For the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Steve served as the Director of Research and Development.
Vice President of Production and Development
Bayer Material Science
Since April 1, 2011, Dr. Ulrich Liman has been assigned as Senior Vice President of Bayer MaterialScience (China) Co., Ltd. He is responsible for Research & Development in Asia Pacific region. Dr. Liman was previously Vice President of Production and Development within the Business Unit Polycarbonates Advanced Resin Division Europe.
Director - Marketing & Public Affairs
Steve leads marketing & public affairs globally for NatureWorks LLC, a company formed with the unique mission of bringing to market a broad family of performance plastics and fibers created from plants, not oil. He is responsible for the strategy, direction and management of the company’s external communications, media relations, issues management, and brand.
Plastic Industry Development Center, Taiwan
Dasdy is a member of the Quality Environment and Safety Department of the non-profit organization of PIDC, and has led the team in developing the Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics Verification Platform. In order to advocate for the Taiwanese PCR industries, she obtained the title of first EPEAT authorized verifier in Taiwan. She is currently working with Green Electronics Council (GEC) in developing a possible PCR plastics verification scheme for EPEAT since it is obligatory under EPEAT for registered products to have minimum PCR plastic contents. PIDC has been promoting the process of turning petro-based plastics waste into valuable materials and expanding the application of biodegradable plastics.
Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Pat Gallardo serves as global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
She has been responsible for developing and implementing “Sustainability,” Shangri-La’s Social Responsibility programme in almost 80 Shangri-La properties worldwide. Under Pat’s leadership, Shangri-La Asia became the only hotel group within the Hang Seng Sustainability Index from 2011 to present. She has programmes and policies in environment stewardship, green design, colleague volunteerism, employment of People with Disabilities and has developed a CSR Module that equipped over 40,000 colleagues with a basic understanding of sustainability & climate change issues.
Winner of the Gothenburg Sustainability Prize in 2012.
Dr. Biddle started MBA over 19 years ago – literally from his garage. He has since grown his company to what is now the world’s leading multi-national company recovering plastics from end-of-life durable goods, such as computers, electronics, business equipment, appliances and automobiles. MBA is headquartered in Richmond, California and has over 300 million pounds per year of processing capacity in the US, Europe and China to turn waste into plastics for use right back into the same types of products from which they came. Some of the largest manufacturers in the world use MBA’s plastics to replace virgin plastics in their new products.
Recognizing for his innovative spirit in the field of sustainable material development based on today’s ever growing urban trash resources, Arthur was selected by Mayor Bloomberg as New York City’s Venture Fellows 2012, awarded the Finalist of Wall Street Journal’s Asian Innovator Award 2011, recognized as the Winner of Financial Times’ Earth Award 2010 (global product category), reported by Economist’s cover story, April 2012, ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’ as one of the global inventors with “new game-changing ingredients” that has “a concrete advantage.” National Geographic Channel’s ‘Megastructure’ series featured Mr. Huang and his MINWIZ team in an hour long documentary telling the vivid story of their ground breaking trash-to-building R/D process broadcasted across 140 countries in 26 languages since 2011. In 2012, CNN’s ‘EcoSolution’ program featured MINIWIZ and Huang’s quest to develop up-cycling technology to “profit from urban mining” in Taiwan by collecting world’s post consumer trash including, e-waste, consumer packaging/containers, and industrial agriculture by-products.
Chief Person Against Dirty - Hong Kong, Method
Phil has been in Hong Kong for 5 years from where he leads business development in Asia for method. Method is USA’s fastest growing household care company and aims to bring green to the mainstream by combining style and substance in it’s laundry, cleaning and personal care lines. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Phil helped establish method’s European operations in UK. He joined method having fallen in love with the company’s mission whilst supplying them via his own sourcing company, Clean Sourcing. Phil is very passionate about transparency and authenticity in sustainable supply chain solutions when building a brand. His remit is to build the method brand in Asia and where possible, he leans into his years of experience in operations to seek sustainable solutions which have relevance to methods partners and stakeholders, whether they be suppliers, retailers or consumers.
Dopper and the Dopper Foundation
Dutchman Merijn Everaarts is a visionary entrepreneur since the year 2000 in the event and marketing business.
Today, Merijn has only one priority: his initiative for a better world, the Dopper, a sustainable reusable water bottle company which has grown in 2 1/2 years to an established social enterprise selling more than 500,000 units. Dopper is a social enterprise. By selling the award-winning Dutch-designed water bottle, Merijn drives awareness for reducing plastic waste, promotes drinking water and provides access to clean water for people in Nepal. He has set his target to establish eight Dopper embassies around the world by 2017. With 3 embassies already in place, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Hong Kong, he is on track with his aim to change the world and save it from plastic pollution, and provide clean drinking water to everyone on the planet.
Explorer, BBC Presenter, and Correctionist
Vice President, Royal Geographical Society
Paul is a man at the front line of business challenges and exploration, helping scientists to unlock global mysteries for the past 30 years in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet. Paul is Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society, an active explorer, television and radio broadcaster, a field science expert, journalist and published author. He has been working in Antarctica and the Arctic every year since 1990.
A popular and sought-after presenter, his television credits include the highly acclaimed BBC Oceans, Voyages of Discovery, Take One Museum and Meltdown. He reports for BBC News and makes regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, current affairs programmes and Sky News. He is currently filming his new BBC documentary on plastic in the oceans. He also works with corporate partners to build long term, innovative solutions to environmental issues.
Under Secretary for the Environment
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Ms Christine Loh was the Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit public policy think tank Civic Exchange prior to joining the HKSAR Government in September 2012. Prior to founding Civic Exchange in 2000, Ms Loh had spent nearly a decade as a politician and member of the Legislative Council (1992-97 and 1998-2000).
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, ASIA PACIFIC
ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT
Charles Goddard leads the Economist Intelligence Unit’s editorial services in Asia-Pacific, including Corporate Network, a peer group for senior decision-makers of global businesses operating in the region. A journalist by background, he has worked across a range of publications and services at the Economist Intelligence Unit, including as author of the China Market Atlas series and director of its research divisions. He is a frequent traveler and speaker, interacting regularly with business and government leaders across Asia. He is presently also leading The Economist’s World Oceans Summit, a major global event on the sustainable use of our seas.
One Liter of Light
Illac Diaz is a former corporate executive who has since gone on to establish several foundations that provide sustainable solutions to societal problems. He is the executive director of MyShelter Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been engaged in improving the lives of many Filipinos through the creation of sustainable solutions for using recycled materials for the building of clinics and classrooms in rural areas.
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Markland Infrastructure Asia
Allard Nooy has over 25 years of experience and broad and extensive strategic executive leadership experience in the water, waste water, solid waste management, waste to energy, power, renewable energy and infrastructure sector in emerging markets and has successfully managed to develop, acquire, and implement infrastructure, energy and environmental Companies throughout the Asia Pacific region over the last 20 years.
Until recently, he was CEO JITF Water Infrastructure Ltd and JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd, based in New Delhi, India. Both companies are part of the OP Jindal Group, a US$ 20 bn. and India’s 4th largest conglomerate. Allard was P&L responsible for both companies and led the development and implementation of the growth strategy, projects execution and creation of new assets. He led negotiations and closed contracts valued of over US$ 250m. He was accountable for the implementation of India’s first Waste to Energy facility in a Public Private Partnership.
Anderson Asia (Holdings) Limited, Green Island Cement (Holdings) Limited and Green Island International Limited
Don Johnston has been with the Cheung Kong Group since 1988. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Retired). He is a member of the Institute of Engineers (Australia) and a fellow of the Institute of Quarrying. His recent business activities included building a cement plant in Guangdong Province and developing a waste management business in Hong Kong.
Sai Kung District Counsel
Christine is a District Counselor of the Sai Kung district in Hong Kong. She is the Chairperson of the Tseun Kwan O Industries and Commerce Association, and Consultant of the New Territories SME Association.
New Energy Corporation
David Sneddon has 20 years of international supply chain management experience. David has extensive business restructuring, development and commercial leadership experience, gained in complex Logistics, Distribution and Manufacturing environments across Asia-Pacific. He was a senior executive for 10 years in Asia with the Li & Fung Group, a renowned global supply chain multinational, and held various leadership positions including Managing Director – Hong Kong & Southern China, Managing Director – South East Asia, Chief Customer Officer – Asia, Corporate Sustainability Officer and Director – Sustainability. David is tasked with leading the development of New Energy’s two Build Own Operate (BOO) projects in Western Australia, in addition to pursuing the international expansion of New Energy as the global Licensee (ex-Americas) for the Entech low temperature gasification technology.
Director for Corporate Sustainability
Dr Tang has over 20 years of experience in sustainability and environmental management. He has been involved in waste, transportation, energy, water and planning projects for AECOM Asia. He is also leading AECOM’s sustainability and CSR initiatives in Asia. Dr Tang is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, a Certified Management Consultant and a Chartered Chemist (Royal Society of Chemistry). He has authored a number of papers as well as delivered talks on the business and institutional challenges for sustainable development in Asia.