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Paving Your Professional
Career Path in Sustainability

Episode 13

In this hour-long session, honourable speakers Ms. Ding Li and Mr. Jonathan Li from London will share with us about their sustainability career journeys, words of advice and insights on the job prospects of sustainability practitioners. 

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Meet the Speakers

Ding Li
Senior Strategy Consultant
Longevity Partners (UK)
Ding leads Longevity Partners' Strategy service and advises clients on the development of ESG strategies, policies, and action plans. With experience working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, and Paris, Ding supports companies in embedding sustainability principles into their business operations and organisational culture.

Ding was an honouree of 2018 "30 Under 30" organised by GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ('WBCSD'), World Top 10 Finalists of the Famelab International in the UK Cheltenham Science Festival. She is a gymnast and a science communicator in her free time.
Jonathan Li
Associate Director- Sustainability
Savills (UK)
Jonathan Li is the Associate Director of Sustainability at Savills (UK) Limited, offering strategic advices to help asset owners in the EMEA region bridge the gap between overarching global ESG issues and actual operational challenges at asset-level.

Jonathan has gone through a highly diverse career journey in sustainability over the past 14 years in Hong Kong. Starting his career as an editor for high school sustainability textbook, Jonathan has been involved in policy research at a university, infrastructure and international development at a global engineering consultancy firm, business and community engagement at a local NGO, and organisational transformation at a blue-chip listed company. Such level of career diversity enables him to connect different facets of sustainability and look for holistic solutions.

Moving to the second phase of his career journey, Jonathan now aspires to leverage his knowledge and experiences in sustainability to strengthen the connection between the UK and Hong Kong, to facilitate knowledge exchange, and to drive global changes in a more collaborative manner.
Dr Glenn Frommer
ESG Matters
Dr Glenn Frommer is one of the pioneers of sustainability and the environmental movement. He has worked in the field for more than thirty years and was involved in the drafting of the GRI G4 Reporting Guideline, the AccountAbility 1000AP Standard, and Reporting 3.0.

Prior to founding ESG Matters, Glenn held senior management positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd. in Hong Kong for more than twenty-two years where he embedded sustainability through an Enterprise Risk Management approach and implemented China’s and the transport sector’s first climate change policy. His extensive cross-sector and cross-industrial experience extends throughout the international arena, specifically in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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Sustainability is a rising sector gaining increasing attention and interest. However, the general consensus is that there is a need for the market to build up ESG capacity to keep up with this movement. 

We have invited ESG practitioners from different industries to share their personal career journeys, words of advice, and insights on job prospects. 
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