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Climate Turbulence: What Businesses and Investors Can’t Afford to Ignore

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Part 2: Brace, Brace! How companies are responding to the climate turbulence ahead

Recent catastrophic weather events around the world have been in the headlines and are top of mind for business leaders. Storms have already destroyed billions of dollars of value, and curtailed income streams going forward. This does not bode well for a future with more climate-induced weather in the forecast.

In Part 1, we learned that leading financial institutions are starting to assess and actively hedge their exposure to corporate climate risk. In Part 2, we will hear how companies are taking steps to evaluate their exposure and institute resilience strategies – protecting people, assets and business continuity.

Jointly hosted by Britcham's Energy & Environment Committee,  AmCham's Environment & Sustainability Committee,  and the Business Environment Council.


About the speakers

Mark Harper has worked for over a decade in the field of corporate sustainability and environmental engagement. At JS&S Hong Kong, Mark is responsible for managing the Group’s ESG disclosures as well as advising operating companies on their own ESG submissions. In addition to his work on reporting, Mark is also responsible for assisting the Group on policy and strategy development, particularly in the areas of climate resilience, biodiversity and sustainable water management.

Mark has extensive experience of ESG disclosure standards such as GRI and the Hong Kong Exchange ESG Reporting Guide, as well as conducting sector focused benchmarking studies, corporate environmental management, as well as organizing hands-on corporate citizenship and CSR training programmes. Mark worked in a number of senior management roles before joining JS&S Hong Kong at high profile NGO’s including the Business Environment Council, where he was responsible for managing the organisations advisory services on ESG reporting and corporate sustainability strategy development.


Peter Chan has over 17 years of experience in the field of Building Services Systems construction before joining the Property and Facilities Maintenance field in 2003.

He has a strong interest in applying Sustainability principles in building systems operations as well as Reliability Centre Maintenance (RCM) approach to repair and maintenance planning.

Peter joined MGM MACAU in 2010. Under his leadership, the Property has won both the Energy Saving Award and the Energy Saving Concept Award two times, granted by CEM, the Macau Power Company; the Excellence in Facilitates Management award from IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) Hong Kong Chapter as well as the ASHRAE Technology Award by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers), Atlanta.


Derek Parkin is Chief Operating Officer of CLP Holdings Limited. He is responsible for the Group’s operations, engineering, construction and fuel procurement. He also leads CLP’s occupational health, safety and environment functions.

Derek has over 30 years of engineering and business management experience across Europe, Russia, Asia and South America. Prior to joining CLP, he was the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive Officer of UK Coal and served on the executive board of power and gas giant E.ON UK for more than five years before being appointed as the Managing Director of New Build and Technology of E.ON.

Earlier in his career, Derek worked in the construction industry with a FTSE 100 company and worked on a number of major infrastructure projects worldwide, including the construction of the Hong Kong International Airport, the Channel Tunnel and Heathrow Terminal 5.

As a chartered engineer, Derek holds an Executive MBA degree, a Master of Philosophy degree in Engineering and a BSc (Hons) in Mining Engineering.

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Climate Turbulence: What Businesses and Investors Can’t Afford to Ignore

Tue, March 06, 2018
12:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Mark Harper, Sustainable Development Manager, Sustainable Development Office, John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd


Peter Chan, Executive Director of Engineering, MGM Macau, MGM China Holdings Limited


Derek Parkin, Chief Operating Officer, CLP Holdings Limited

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