ESG Career Talk PyPcPs Episode 15, featuring Jayco Fung, Sophia Lau and Vincent Wong who will share with us their sustainability career journeys, words of advice and insights on the job prospects of sustainability practitioners

Featuring Jayco Fung, Sophia Lau and Vincent Wong, Matters Academy will premiere this session on 21 June 2022 (Tue) at 16:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8). Secure your seat here.

These prestigious speakers are bringing in their unique perspectives, with their diverse background and profile.

Jayco Fung

Jayco Fung joined the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC™) in January 2014 and now leads FSC market development across the region as the Head of Market Development for FSC Asia Pacific. Ms Fung has over 20 years of experience in the forestry sector. Prior to joining FSC, she served in both the public and private sectors, taking up environmental and sustainability roles relating to responsible forest management, value chains, trade and standard compliance matters.

FSC works to promote responsible forest management. Operating in more than 120 markets, it is the world’s most trusted forest certification scheme for businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies. Ms Fung has substantial experience with the FSC certification scheme and other international standards. Based in Hong Kong as a member of the FSC Asia Pacific Regional Team, she leads FSC’s B2B and B2C market development programmes in the region, and is responsible for the value chain growth strategy for FSC-certified forest-based materials and products, including tropical timber and non-timber forest products such as rubber. 

She initiates and develops partnerships with international brands, retailers and buyers to grow both demand and supply for FSC-certified products in the region. She also manages the FSC Promotional License Holders Programme which aims to increase the visibility of the FSC brand. Her ultimate aim is to develop market incentives and campaigns and establish collaborative programmes with industry associations and stakeholders to drive real improvements in forest management around the world for forests for all, forever. 

Sophia Lau

Ir Sophia Lau has been working in Environmental field for over 20 years. She started her career as an Asst. Environmental Engineer at China Harbour Engineering Company Limited. In 2007, she joined the airport community and developed the Flygreener carbon offsetting project at Cathay Pacific Airways as her first carbon project. Later on, she joined Airport Authority Hong Kong, established the Hong Kong International Airport Carbon Reduction Programme and led the programme for 8 years.

During the 10 years working at the airport, she conducted carbon audits and carbon training for a variety of airport companies which covered hotels, restaurants, logistics company, airlines and airline catering services etc. She also led the carbon audit software development project at Airport Authority Hong Kong in 2011 which is still being the key platform for AAHK to collect and calculate carbon emissions data for airport companies.

In 2019, Sophia established ASEL Environmental Consulting Company Limited to continue her aspiration to create sustainable environment and living. Under ASEL, she has been invited by various companies to provide consultancy and training services in particular on carbon audit and management.

Vincent Wong

Vincent Wong is mainly responsible for formulating, promoting and providing training on sustainable development of The Bank of East Asia, Limited. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, mainly serving small and medium-sized enterprises.

Before working in the banking industry, he worked in the marketing department of international organizations, including Toyota Crown, IKEA, etc. He has deep understanding about SMEs’ mindset and its operational difficulties.

He graduated from the University of Nottingham in UK, majoring in marketing, and obtained a master of science degree in marketing from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He believes best practice of SME would be flexible and well balance between sales & marketing and proper financial management. 

In addition, Mr. Wong has served as a guest lecturer in marketing courses at the Asia Pacific Research Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also shares SME financial skills and thought as a guest speaker in different occasions arranged by various business associations.

Glenn Frommer

Hosted by Dr Glenn Frommer of ESG Matters, we trust this episode will bring to the audience useful information and inspirations.

Feel free to write to us at ESG@matters.academy should have any questions in mind before hand. We will share them with the guest speakers, and try to get their answers during the career talk.

If this time slot does not fit you due to the time zone difference or any other reasons, the session will be made available on demand here. The same link gives you access to previous career talks on demand too.

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