Achieving massive business growth at the cost to the environment and society is no longer an option. It is the time for sustainable and ethical businesses to thrive. But how DOES one build a company in Asia while ensuring conscious business practices? Can we actually work with ‘degrowth’ goals whilst also managing the demands from your board and investors? What measures do you need to put in place to grow intentionally and slowly but still achieve traction and benefit from market demands and momentum? We ask the business leaders across Asia with sustainability at the forefront to answer these questions and more in this lively panel discussion.
Passionate, proactive and perseverant, Anushka is a young entrepreneur who is also a polyglot, being able to speak 5 languages including Cantonese and Mandarin. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Breer and CoronAI, and CTO and Co-founder of StayK. Currently studying Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, she wants to use her position to make a positive difference in the world, and inspire others to do the same.
Christian is an entrepreneur with international experience who loves connecting people and ideas, adventure endurance running on the Hong Kong trails, and lives by the motto “I travel, I observe, I learn.” He has developed projects in more than 20 countries spanning four continents, gaining rich experience working with people in culturally diverse environments. In 2013, he started a business venture in Asia with the listed parcel locker firm InPost (AMS: INPST), an exciting journey intersecting three different industries: e-commerce, logistics, and retail. Following InPost’s decision to downsize its investments in Asia and exit the Hong Kong market in 2015, he set up “Alfred24” to build sustainable delivery networks around the globe and to make deliveries sustainable, efficient, and convenient for all.
Emery is an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, especially for the LGBT+ community. ‘Coming out’ on LinkedIn as Transgender has taught Emery the power of lived experiences and representation in the business world. Since then Emery has become a TEDx speaker and a podcast host – The Awkward Turtle At Work. An interview-style podcast that talks to people who choose to pursue an unconventional career path in order to be their authentic selves. During the day, Emery is a corporate recruiter which gives him a great insight into what other businesses across APAC are doing in efforts to hiring and DEI work