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November 2017

Regional Air Quality Management HK Forum

20th November 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
HKUST Business School Central, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is holding a special forum for the International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regains (RAQM-5). The event is on Monday 20 November 2017, at HKUST Business School Central.

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December 2017

Post-BioBlitz Sharing Session

2nd December 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cafe 8, Rooftop, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier 8, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Tai Tam Tuk Foundation will present findings from the HK BioBlitz 2017. Photo by Dickson Wong

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Post-COP23 Hong Kong Forum

6th December 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
HKUST Business School Central, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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BACKGROUND The 2015 Paris Agreement has been signed by all 197 Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change and ratified by 170 of them. It came into effect on 4 November 2016 and applies from 2020. Only the USA has announced its intention to withdraw. The Paris Agreement is a high-level framework with constructive ambiguity on some issues. This year’s Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, under Fiji’s leadership continued the task of deconstructing the ambiguities to…

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Symposium on Sustaining the Ocean in the Asia Pacific

15th December 2017 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Open University of Hong Kong Hong Kong + Google Map

Civic Exchange Fellow Simon Ng will be one of many speakers at this all-day symposium. This is a paid event. Details and online registration are available at the below link.

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Healthy Cities in a Healthy World: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade

18th December 2017 @ 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

This event is part of the Roundtable Series for Movers & Shakers in Global Health, hosted by the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong. Full details and online registration are available at the below link.

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March 2018

The Blackrock Watershed: Why Solving Social and Environment Issues is Good Business

19th March 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Civic Exchange Visiting Fellow Paula DiPerna, a special adviser for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), will be one of four speakers at a discussion about companies' responsibility to contribute positive to society.

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April 2018

“Managing Vibrant Streets” Report Launch & Press Conference

11th April 2018 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
GLG, 9th Floor, St. George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

Introduction Walkable and dynamic streets are an essential part of any world-class city, especially one as busy and densely populated as Hong Kong. The Government has stated in plans like “2030+” that it wishes to promote walkability, which would in turn improve air quality, traffic congestion and quality of life. A major component of that is the improved management of the city’s streets. “Managing Vibrant Streets,” Civic Exchange’s report on street management, will be released at a launch event featuring…

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Green Jobs Matter: How and Why

16th April 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Civic Exchange Visiting Fellow Paula DiPerna, a special adviser for the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), will be  sharing her insights on trends in green finance, especially the increasingly critical role of ESG data and data management in corporate governance and global trends driving shifts of capital from high carbon to low carbon, and how this convergence will lead to growth in jobs in the professional green jobs sector, with an exciting demand for varied skill sets.

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Catching the Wave: HK as a Regional Green Finance Hub?

17th April 2018 @ 8:15 am - 10:00 am
HKUST Business School Central, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

On Tuesday April 17th 2018, Civic Exchange hosted an event Catching the Wave in HKUST’s Business School in Central on how Hong Kong could spearhead regional green finance development. Visiting Fellow Paula di Perna joined industry practitioners and experts on discussing the importance of embedding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into mainstream investing and finance. To an audience of more than 100 –which included Undersecretary of the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau Joseph Chan – Catching the Wave gathered…

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Master Class on Systemic Change

18th April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Civic Exchange Visiting Fellow Paula DiPerna will give a short introduction on her experience with large systems, current views and future priorities. This is an event co-organised by B Market Builder, Education for Good, Dream Impact and B Corp Consulting Group.

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