[Video Recording Recap]
[Presentation slides - Margaret HO]
[Presentation slides - Ir C.S. HO]
[Presentation slides - Patrick HO]
Speakers: Ir. C. S. HO & Mr. Patrick HO
Date: 25 August 2022 (Thu)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CPD hours: 1.5 hours
The CIC Green Product Certification (GPC) adopts a comprehensive approach to evaluate multiple environmental aspects such as carbon footprint, greenhouse gases emission, human toxicity, resource consumption, ecosystem impact etc., of building and construction materials and products. It provides a transparent platform for stakeholders to make an informed choice on selecting sustainable materials and products. In the seminar, guest speakers would provide an introduction of the certification, as well as give a sharing on how it helps with green procurement and gaining credits and bonus under BEAM Plus NB v2.0.
Ir C. S. HO
General Manager, BEAM Society Ltd
Ir C. S. Ho is a practicing engineer as well as a lawyer. He graduated with BSc (Engineering) from HKU, then earned an MBA, a Post-graduate Diploma in Software Engineering, and PCLL from HKU; and LLB from Manchester Metropolitan University of UK.
He is currently the General Manager of BEAM Society Ltd, Chairman of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, the Co-Convenor of the Committee on Green & Sustainable Finance of UNESCO HK Association, a Barrister-at-law at the High Court of Hong Kong, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong, teaching engineering and legal subjects at both the graduate and post-graduate levels.
Before joining the legal profession, Ir C. S. Ho had been working with Hong Kong Housing Authority as the Chief Building Services Engineer, heading the Building Services Section responsible for the design and construction of BS installations of all the new public housing development projects. Ir Ho is a Chartered Engineer, a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and a Corporate Member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He had also served as a committee member of The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC); and the Electrical Division and the Building Services Discipline Advisory Panel of HKIE.
Deputy Head, Sustainable Development, Swire Properties Limited
Patrick Ho, Swire Properties’ Deputy Head, Sustainable Development, is responsible for formulating and executing a corporate sustainability strategy for the Company’s global operations across Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland and U.S.A. portfolios. Through engaging stakeholders, setting targets and developing action plans, he leads a team to manage the full spectrum of the Company’s environmental, social and economic impact and to integrate ESG considerations into every facet of Swire Properties’ business.
In his role, Patrick works with senior leaders to establish the 1.5°C Science-Based Targets (SBT) to align with the pathway of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. He also worked on developing the Green Finance Framework for Swire Properties’ first US$500 million green bond and HK$500 million sustainability-linked loan, responding to emerging areas of sustainability such as Climate-related Financial Disclosures aligned with TCFD, embodied carbon emissions analysis for new development projects, and a strategic assessment of the climate-related physical and transition risks and opportunities under various future climate scenarios.
Patrick also led Swire Properties maintains its top listings on several global and regional sustainability indices and ratings, including the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (ranked 7th globally, 1st in Asia in 2021), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB, Global Sector Leader in Mixed Use Developments for 5th consecutive year), MSCI ESG Ratings (highest “AAA” for 4th consecutive year) and Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index (No. 1 in Hong Kong for 4th consecutive year).
Patrick is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and a Certified Carbon Auditor Professional. He is a Member of the Corporate Advisory Board of World Green Building Council, a Member of Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Expert Advisory Group for Building Sector, and a Steering Committee Member of Climate Change Business Forum of the Business Environment Council.