ABSTRACT: The concept of ‘sustainable development’ was the foundation of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. This event was the beginning of an international movement for Governments around the world to commence devising and implementing action plans and strategies for moving towards a more sustainable pattern of development. Since then, the business sector has slowly been drawn into the world of sustainable development, as have the communities surrounding them. Drawing from her 25 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability fields, Dr. Ng will share her perspectives on how and why the pace of corporate sustainability has changed.
BRIEF BIO: Dr. Jeanne Ng is currently the Director of the CLP Research Institute and Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited (HKIQEP). Dr. Ng holds a BSc in Toxicology from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong. She has extensive experience in the environmental industry and has held senior roles in international environmental/engineering consulting companies prior to joining CLP. She was involved in most of the early Hong Kong governmental air pollution and climate strategy and policy studies, and is regarded as one of Hong Kong’s experts in air and greenhouse gas emissions inventories. Dr. Ng is also a frequent guest lecturer on environmental and sustainable development issues at various Hong Kong universities. Dr. Ng is currently a Board member of a number of organisations including the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). She is also a member of the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Expert Panel, and a member of the Project Advisory Panel for Emerging Forms of External Reporting under the International Auditing & Assurance Standards Board (IAASB).