Paving Your Professional
Career Path in Sustainability

Episode 15

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. 

In this hour-long session, Ms. Jayco Fung, Ms. Sophia Lau, and Mr. Vincent Wong will share with us their sustainability career journeys, words of advice and insights on the job prospects of sustainability practitioners. 

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Meet the Speakers

Jayco Fung
Head of Market Development,
Asia Pacific
Forest Stewardship Council
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
Founder
ASEL Environmental Consulting Company Limited
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
Senior Sustainability Manager
The Bank of East Asia, Limited

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.
Dr Glenn Frommer
Founder
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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