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Innovate for Growth events: Sustainability Experts Panel + Q&A

Is your brand looking to incorporate more sustainability into your business? Or want to know how to effectively scale the impact of your eco-friendly products/services or sustainability initiatives?

In this panel discussion, entrepreneurs and experts in sustainability and innovation from Media, Fashion, Service Design, Enterprise Software and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Consulting will be sharing their experiences and project case studies in leveraging innovation and creator partnerships to scale their sustainability impact.

Book your tickets here

Panelists:

Sonalie Figueiras, Founder & CEO
Green Queen

Sonalie Figueiras is the founder and editor-in-chief of Green Queen, Asia’s largest eco wellness media platform, advocating for social & environmental change using original, inspiring content. She is also the founder and CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe food accessible & affordable for all.
Michelle Lee, Marketing & E-Commerce Director
The R Collective

Michelle has over 10 years fashion retail and e-commerce experience, ranging from buying, product development, marketing, e-commerce to operations. Starting off with global e-commerce businesses, she later moved to ethical fashion retail to continue her focus of reducing fashion’s environmental impact.
Diana Chen, Host of Creative Mornings & Sustainability Advisor
Creative Mornings/The Purpose Business
Diana manages and advises on sustainability strategy and communications projects for some of Hong Kong and Asia’s biggest influencers, helping Asian businesses grow more responsibly.
Diana also hosts the Hong Kong chapter of CreativeMornings, a volunteer-run global creative community in over 200 cities around the world.
Anita Varshney, VP Strategy & Innovation
SAP Next-Gen, a Purpose Driven Innovation University and Community linked to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Anita leads global SAP Next-Gen programs key strategic pillars to engage with new audiences creating new experiences to supporting SAP’s strong leadership in Experience Management and the Intelligent Enterprise, making these core across their agendas, partnerships, and global communities.
Kate Okrasinski, Director of Innovation
MAKE Studios

As the Director of Innovation at MAKE Studios, Kate draws on her experience as an executive coach and strategic designer, to design and drive business, cultural and organisational innovation programs. Using a blend of human-centric disciplines (such as Design Thinking and Service Design), Kate helps people, teams, and organisations navigate the complex digital landscape to solve business challenges.
Kate Padget-Koh, Co-Founder
Fashionable Futures
/Kate Padget-Koh
Kate Padget Koh is a Founder, Consultant and Industry Expert with over 20 years experience in Fashion, Sustainability & Supply Chain. She has extensive industry experience in senior positions at Puma, PVH and Li & Fung, and has an established a Sustainable Art and Fashion Brand: Kate Padget-Koh, operating and building community through unique, intellectual and creative experiences.

By the end of this session, you will learn about:

  • Case studies of successful sustainability strategies and practical implementations 

  • How to partner with creators to maximise the appeal and reach of your sustainable products/services

  • Scaling positive environmental impact and brand awareness/engagement effectively with innovation

  • How to apply innovation to sustainability: Prototyping to minimize waste (time, money, love, resources) and maximize impact using design thinking 

  • The importance of locality and culture when it comes to creating content and engaging audiences in Asia. 

Event Details

Date: 7 Aug 2019

Time: 7-9.30pm

Venue: The Executive Centre, 43/F Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central

Format: 1 hour panel discussion followed by 30 minutes Q&A session with sustainability and innovation experts

Moderator: Laura Berning, Founder of TBC HK

Book your tickets here*

*Limited early bird tickets are available before 1 August, 2019

Event Partners

This event is run in collaboration with Design for Impact programme run by MAKE Studios.

Media Partners

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