The Sustainable Development Goals – A US$3 Trillion Per Year Opportunity

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The Sustainable Development Goals – A US$3 Trillion Per Year Opportunity

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched in September 2015 with a commitment to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change. Two years on, we see great progress across governments, businesses and civil society – but more needs be done. An approximate amount of US$2-3 trillion of additional investments per annum is quoted to meet all the goals and various stakeholders need to come together in what is possibly an unprecedented form of collaboration especially between the public sector and private institutions to finance the SDGs. Come join us to hear from those in the throes of action.


About the speakers
Chaoni Huang is a trilingual economist who has years of experience in financing to investment solutions, through Green & Sustainable research and advisory services, to clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. She has recently moved to Hong Kong.






James Gifford is well known in mainly academia and advisory circles in impact investing and related areas.  One of his prestigious roles is founding executive director of UN Principles for Responsible Investment.




With more than a decade experience on the nexus of sustainable and responsible business issues, Janice Lao has worked for various sizes and types of enterprises in the transport, energy, extractive, consumer and property sectors.







An Australian corporate-lawyer-turned-activist, Mina Guli started Thirst to educate consumers about water conservation, Last year she ran 40 marathons across seven deserts on seven continents—in just seven weeks—while collecting conservation pledges online.




About the moderator 

Pat Dwyer has over 15 years sustainability leadership experience, most recently as Global head of CSR & Sustainability for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, known for being one of the first Asian hotels to be listed on the DJSI. Since setting up TPB, Pat has worked with Asia Pacific corporates on sustainability strategy & disclosures as well as overall engagement.

Pat serves on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Environment and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.




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Non-Member $ 320.00 HKD
Student $ 120.00 HKD
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The Sustainable Development Goals – A US$3 Trillion Per Year Opportunity

Tue, November 28, 2017
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Chaoni Huang, Director, Green and Sustainable Solutions, Investment Banking, APAC, Natixis


James Gifford, CIO Head of Impact Investing, UBS Wealth Management


Janice Lao, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd


Mina Guli, Founder and Director, Thirst, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, 7 Deserts Marathon & Water Advocate


Moderated by Pat Dwyer, Founder and Director, The Purpose Business (TPB), World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Room 307-8, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
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