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Global Sustainable Development Initiative

Global Sustainable Development Initiative

Our First Knowledge Exchange Sustainable Development and Real estate Industry

Sustainable Development (SD) is a pattern of growth in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come.

Exploring the potential of SD, our project looks at knowledge flows and exchanges, as well as the formation of environmentally conscious action groups. Project partners include universities from Hong Kong and Shenzhen, industry and professional associations, local and foreign companies. These organizations comprise green/clean technology, public agencies, think tanks, NGOs and public representatives.

In SD everyone is a user and provider of information, therefore broad public participation in decision making is a fundamental requisite for achieving lasting SD goals.

Please join us a lively and practically focused discussion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference.

Date: Friday, 20 April 2012

Venue: M-Lab InnoCentre, Unit 601, Level 6, 72 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Time: 14:00 – 16:50 (seats are limited, please book early)

Fee: HK$ 100 (coffee/tea included)

MTR: Exit C2, Festival Walk, InnoCentre

Speakers         

Prof. Cees de Bont PhD, Dean, School of Design, Chair Professor of Industrial Design, PolyU, HK 3-5 minutes opening remarks incl. a personal statement concerning design and SD, www.sd.polyu.edu.hk

Chris Toepker, GM, Multimedia Innovation Centre & M-Lab, HK, www.sd.polyu.edu.hk 3-5 minutes introduction of M-Lab incl. a personal statement concerning SD

Tytus Michalski, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur in Residence at M-Lab, HK, www.m-lab.hk 10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Awareness of SD within the Financial Industry

Graham Leach, Angel Investor, voteCSR, HK, www.votecsr.com 10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Modern Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Christophe Bongars, CEO, SustainAsia Ltd., HK, www.sustainasia.com 10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Cleantech and Eco-efficiency

Christoph Ziesel, MD, CleanInVention Ltd., Hong Kong, www.cleaninvention.com 10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Shareholder value versus Sustainable Development

Dr. Josie Close, School of Energy and Environment, CityU at STP, HK, www.cityu.edu.hk/see 10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Low-carbon buildings in Sustainable Communities

Elena Poleganova, Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLC, HK, www.nixonpeabody.com  10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Sustainable Investing and Redefining Fiduciary Responsibility

Thomas (C.W.) Wong, Sust. & Tech. Support Manager, CLP Power Ltd., HK, www.clpgroup.com  10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Building Energy Efficiency

Francis (T.S.) Chui, Application Strategy and Architecture Manager, CLP Power Ltd., HK 10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Smart Home Solutions for Residential Customers

 For Further Info Please Visit our Website: http://www.cleaninvention.com/first-gsdi-flyer.html



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