Paving Your Professional
Career Path in Sustainability

Episode 16

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. Gladys Li, Ms. Joyce Chu, and Ms. Natalie Chung will share with us their sustainability career journeys, words of advice and insights on the job prospects of sustainability practitioners. We have also invited Ms. Peggy Lee to be a moderator for this episode.

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  26 July 2022 (Tue) 16:00 - 17:00 (GMT+8)

Meet the Speakers

Gladys Li
Senior Sustainability Specialist
Polar Air Cargo Worldwide
Gladys is the Senior Sustainability Specialist of Polar Air Cargo, offering the largest fleet of Boeing freighters among U.S scheduled all-cargo carriers. Polar Air is part of Atlas Air Worldwide Holding, Inc, and Deutsche Post DHL Group. As the first employee dedicated to Polar’s sustainability development, Gladys supports the Chef Financial Officer for global sustainability strategic planning, focusing on the facility, equipment, partnership, education, employee communication and engagement in the APAC and U.S. 

Gladys believes education changes attitude; attitude changes behaviour; behaviour changes habits. She particularly contributes effort to communication and education, making sure everyone in the company understands the WHY, WHAT and HOW of every single guideline, project, and innovation with sustainability. A long term and solid sustainable culture start with understanding. 

Gladys is a passionate diver who contributes to raising awareness of marine pollution, especially the “ghost net” (debris fishing net in the ocean). Gladys has participated in ocean dive clean up since 2019 and aims to spread her energy across Asia, such as the Philippines and Vietnam, in the future.
Joyce Chu
ESG Senior Officer
HKBN
Joyce Chu is the ESG Senior Officer of HKBN Group, supporting the company in embedding ESG strategies and plans into HKBN’s culture and business operations, while raising the environmental awareness within the company. She is also responsible for translating and communicating these efforts across departments. 

Joyce started off her career at a global engineering consultancy firm, advising clients on various sustainability related projects such as green building, carbon reduction targets and plans. Joyce has also engaged in ESG reporting, helping clients align with local and international standards. She has worked on pioneering sustainability projects to improve ESG's performance of the company, allowing her to learn by doing. She loves ballet dancing in her free time.
Natalie Chung
Sustainability Associate
DFI Retail Group
Natalie Chung works as a sustainability associate at DFI Retail Group, creating the overarching sustainability framework and managing work streams on establishing and tracking ESG targets. She also serves at advisory councils of the Hong Kong Government, including the Council for Sustainable Development and Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee. 

Natalie holds an MPhil in Environmental Change and Management (Distinction) at University of Oxford as the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholar, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Resource Management (First Class).
Peggy Lee
Environmental and Sustainability Management Professional
Peggy is an environmental and sustainability management professional with over 18 years of  experience. She served as an in-house expert in listed multi-national companies, covering the energy, hospitality, property development, food and beverage, as well as the water and waste management industries. She advises C-suite and senior management on sustainability strategy, and also works with middle management and frontline teams on implementation. 

Peggy’s experiences cover heavily on sustainability reporting, carbon accounting and scenario analysis, climate risk assessments, SBT/net-zero, sustainable financing, water and waste management.
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.