Social Sustainability Committee

The purpose of the Social Sustainability Committee is to educate and empower the Hong Kong business community to align social sustainability, purpose and profit with a specific Committee focus on poverty alleviation and reducing inequalities in Hong Kong.

This Committee will focus on helping Chamber members and the wider business community to understand better Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Shared Value (CSV), the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 'S' in Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) through collaborative partnerships and events.

The Committee will look to influence policy at all levels from government to business (big and small) on social sustainability best practices and support the Chamber and its members to engage proactively with the Hong Kong local community through NGO engagement and community outreach.

Join the Committee

Katherine RumbleChairHabitat for HumanityRead moreRead lessKatherine is Director of Growth & Governance at Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, a leading global housing NGO serving the Hong Kong community.
Katherine brings over 20 years of professional experience in finance, project management, community engagement, strategy and business development. Her multi-sector career spans private banking, offshore wealth management, UK Government and international nonprofit. Katherine is passionate about real estate, sustainable development and poverty alleviation. She joined Habitat as a volunteer in 2017 and now provides visionary leadership across established and developing areas of revenue generation, partnerships, events, advocacy, marketing and communications, governance, risk and compliance, as well as deputizing for the CEO. Her extensive experience in the private sector enables her to develop strategic partnerships with multi-national corporations, private family foundations and high net worth individuals to address housing issues in Hong Kong and fund international development projects, as well as work with bilateral donors to provide humanitarian aid in the Asia Pacific region.
Born in the UK, Katherine has lived in Hong with her two teenage daughters since 2016. She has been actively involved in the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong since 2019 and is currently Vice Chair of the Social Sustainability Committee.
Dawn Isaac Vice ChairBlack Dog ConsultantsRead moreRead lessHaving spent 12 years in the banking industry - through good times and bad, in both London and Hong Kong and building on those experiences, I'm working with a boutique training, facilitation and coaching consultancy which has a large impact and presence on our clients all around Asia.
Ivy WongVice ChairBaker McKenzieRead moreRead lessIvy Wong is the Chair of Baker McKenzie's Capital Markets Practice Group in Asia Pacific and serves on the Global Capital Markets Steering Committee. Ivy is a Hong Kong, English and New York qualified partner based in Hong Kong. Her practice focuses on IPOs, securities offerings, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and general corporate work. She has led many unprecedented and high-profile securities offerings and cross-border transactions, including many successful listings that are first of its kind on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and multiple landmark and innovative deals that won industry awards. Ivy has extensive expertise in handling international clients and resolving issues arising from different regulatory regimes. Her clients include many reputable listed companies, multinational corporates and conglomerates, financial institutions and fund houses. Ivy was shortlisted for Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2019 and 2021, and is named one of the leading Capital Markets practitioners in Hong Kong. She has been quoted and interviewed by international media and journals including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Reuters. She serves as the Hong Kong lead partner of Baker McKenzie's BakerWomen Committee and is a member of the Firm's Junior Lawyer Committee. She is also one of the panel judges for the Hong Kong Corporate Governance and ESG Excellence Awards organised by the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. Ivy has obtained her Master of Laws degree from London School of Economics and Political Science, Bachelor of Laws degree from The University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of British Columbia.
Clarissa McveyMemberDepartment for International TradeRead moreRead lessCissa is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Campaign Manager for Asia, with the UK Department for International Trade in Hong Kong - where she also chairs the Consulate’s Green and Social Responsibility Committee. With a passion for public-private sector join-up, Cissa is committed to sustainability focused initiatives, the strength in partnerships and supporting NGOs across Hong Kong. She has recently completed a Business Management course at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. Prior to moving 10 years ago into PR, Events and Trend Analysis in Asia, Cissa was a Commercial Buyer for Tesco, having begun her career at John Lewis Head Office, taking her to factories across Europe, South Asia and Greater China. She has an MBA from the University of Warwick, where she focused her final thesis on Bangladesh supply chains. Cissa is passionate about learning and supporting others, she is a Mentor on the British Consulate-General’s Women’s Mentoring Programme and a trainee Coach for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the UK.
Wesley PangMemberEversheds SutherlandRead moreRead lessWesley is a partner in the Global Litigation and Dispute Management Group at Eversheds Sutherland. He is based in Hong Kong, where he leads the international arbitration practice in Asia. Wesley has over a decade of experience in advising private and sovereign clients on commercial and investor-State disputes under various institutional rules. He has particular expertise in energy sector and infrastructure project disputes in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He worked for several years with Shearman & Sterling in their New York, Paris and London offices. During this time he worked on some of the largest, most complex disputes in the world. More recently, he has acted for a North African State in its defence of claims by a Korean contractor in ongoing investment arbitration proceedings administered by the PCA under the UNCITRAL Rules and the Hong Kong subsidiary of a North American construction company in defending against an arbitration seated in Hong Kong brought by a State-owned contractor in relation to the design of an infrastructure project in the Greater Bay Area under the HKIAC Domestic Arbitration Rules. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Wesley was Managing Counsel at the HKIAC. In addition to promoting the HKIAC and the use of arbitration as a form of dispute resolution, he oversaw a team of Counsel and Deputy Counsel within the Secretariat handling the Centre’s caseload under various HKIAC rules, the UNCITRAL Rules and the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance. Wesley has authored publications and spoken widely on international arbitration. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of International Law of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, a member of the ICC-HK’s Arbitration & ADR Committee and a Vice-Chair of the Central/East Asia & China Committee of the American Bar Association. He also represented the HKIAC during the September 2019 session of UNCITRAL Working Group II in Vienna. Wesley is a member of the SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators and the KCAB Panel of International Arbitrators. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Hong Kong where he is the course convenor for the Arbitration Practice, Procedure & Drafting module (LLAW6157) for the LL.M in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution. He is also the Co-Chair of CSR & Pro Bono Committee for the Hong Kong office. He is admitted to practice law in New York and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York, USA) in Hong Kong.
Emma HarveyMemberGammon Construction LimitedRead moreRead lessEmma is Group Sustainability Manager for Gammon Construction Limited. She joined Gammon in 2015 and is responsible for advising on project-specific environmental issues as well as driving corporate sustainability across Gammon. Her current areas of focus are the implementation of Gammon’s Responsible Growth – 25 by 25 sustainability strategy and mapping the route to net zero carbon. Emma has 27 years' professional experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Ho Chi Minh City. Her background covers environmental consulting, multi-disciplinary project management, value and construction risk management facilitation, business development, sustainable urban planning, tourism planning and green buildings. Emma is Group Sustainability Manager for Gammon Construction Limited. She joined Gammon in 2015 and is responsible for advising on project-specific environmental issues as well as driving corporate sustainability across Gammon. Her current areas of focus are the implementation of Gammon’s Responsible Growth – 25 by 25 sustainability strategy and mapping the route to net zero carbon. Emma has 27 years' professional experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Ho Chi Minh City. Her background covers environmental consulting, multi-disciplinary project management, value and construction risk management facilitation, business development, sustainable urban planning, tourism planning and green buildings.
Fiona DonnellyMemberRead moreRead lessOwner/director of Red Links, a consultancy that helps develop responsible business through strategy, engagement and sustainability services. Fiona is a long term Hong Kong-er and has spent her career in various roles in professional services. She has developed a speciality and interest in sustainability since 2007, and now leads the Red Links Sustainability Consortium, a network of experienced sustainability and business professionals that helps with bespoke consultancy in ESG, and in the focus areas of investment and ESG – in association with UK-HQd specialists Leaders Arena – as well as climate risk and TCFD.
Susannah MorleyMemberBritish CouncilRead moreRead lessSusannah Morley is Director Partnerships North East Asia. In this role she leads partnership pursuits, planning and coordination with corporates, foundations and philanthropic institutions for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan. Previously Susannah was Director Programmes and Partnerships in Hong Kong for three years where she was responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the arts and education & society programmes and for developing strategic partnerships. In this role she led the transformation of the programmes team from being government-grant dependent and delivery-focused, to a market-oriented, impact-led team sustained by new income streams from third party funders. She also oversaw the development and delivery of SPARK: The Science and Art of Creativity, the British Council’s first festival of ideas. Before joining the British Council in 2015, Susannah spent more than ten years’ working in the higher education sector where she held a variety of senior administrative posts, focused on developing university-industry collaborations, managing key stakeholder relationships and measuring research impact, at the Universities of Cambridge and Essex in the UK, and the University of Melbourne in Australia. Susannah is a returnee to both Hong Kong and the British Council, where she began her career in the 1990s working on a series of major cultural events to mark the transfer of Hong Kong’s sovereignty to China.
Miwa ChanMemberInternational Justice MissionRead moreRead lessMiwa serves as the Executive Director with International Justice Mission (IJM) Hong Kong - a global non-profit organization in over 25 different countries fighting to end Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, supporting its advancement growth in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining IJM, Miwa specialized within the Retail and Loyalty space for over a decade since 2006. Certified as an Organizational and Executive Coach, Miwa is passionate about using a coaching approach to establish meaningful partnerships with public, private and NGO sectors, to use the collective power to resolve societal issues, notably in serving and protecting vulnerable communities. Miwa received her Master and Bachelor business degrees from universities in France and Singapore respectively. She has a mixed racial background from Southeast Asia and currently lives in Hong Kong; speaking English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa Indonesia and French languages.
Rob DavenportMemberTake FoundationRead moreRead lessA self-grown entrepreneur with over 15 years experience working across the creation of brands, distribution and product sourcing in the home and kitchenware sectors. Born near Manchester in the UK I was brought up with a strong ethos on caring about the environment and sustainability. I was often found on the allotment at the weekends growing organic fresh fruits and vegetables and learned to appreciate nature from a young age. I aim to make a difference every day, big or small, towards respecting and treasuring nature, improving our lives and well being on this lovely planet.
Michael ChanMemberMayer BrownRead moreRead lessMichael is the Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Mayer Brown. With a background in learning and development and cross-disciplinary knowledge in psychology and public health, Michael is currently leading the firm’s diversity & inclusion effort in Asia.. Outside of work, Michael is part of the Global Shapers Community Hong Kong Hub, a youth leadership initiative of the World Economic Forum. Michael is also an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy, a leadership program for young social purpose leaders and innovators in the Greater China region.
Will SpenceMemberHH GlobalRead moreRead lessAfter graduating from Sheffield University with a degree in Business Management, I spent 5 years with a firm in London, managing marketing collateral for a diverse range of premium retail brands. In 2012 I made the move to Hong Kong and set up my own procurement business, managing the production and global delivery of printed matter, luxury packaging and various other forms promotional merchandise. During this time I also established a photobook business, specialising in personalised children's board books. In 2019 I joined HH Global as a Regional Account Director and quickly progressed to my current role of Hong Kong Country Manager, where I lead the local client services team for this global leader in outsourced marketing executions.
Moraine ChanMemberLaureus Sport for GoodRead moreRead lessMoraine is a highly experienced and impact-driven business practitioner who has managed new business for good initiatives for both regional and listed companies. Using a data-driven approach, Moraine analyzes complex datasets to identify gaps while cultivating corporate partnerships to achieve business objectives. Her areas of expertise include corporate communications, and PR. Moraine has also been recognized for her marketing achievements as a recipient of the award for best branded content and integrated media campaigns.
Isabella KongMemberERMRead moreRead lessAssessing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk for clients in ERM's Sustainable Finance team, Isabella is a quick learner and enjoys problem-solving especially on issues linked to climate change and social inequality. Driven, creative and an analytic team player, she is passionate about making the world a more sustainable place. Holding a double First Class honours degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge, she hopes to become an environmental professional specialising in sustainable finance frameworks such as Equator Principles, TCFDs and UNPRI, towards building resilient futures for all.
Ben CooperMemberAshford Benjamin LtdRead moreRead lessBen has been awarded Best Legal & Compliance Headhunter in Asia-Pacific by AsiaMoney Headhunters Poll and Best Recruitment Consultant in Asia-Pacific by Global Recruiter. He has a over a decade of experience completing search mandates for lawyers and compliance professionals on a global basis; including Head of Legal & Compliance, General Counsel and Partner appointments. As a Barrister of England & Wales and an Associate Member of the Hong Kong Law Society, Ben's personal network of lawyers and compliance professionals extends across the globe. Ashford Benjamin is a leading executive search firm, focusing on the legal, compliance, and risk professions. The majority of our projects are retained, confidential searches for notable law firms, financial institutions, and other commercial entities, targeted on finding the highest calibre lawyers and compliance professionals for key, senior vacancies.
Rocky ChowMemberHong Kong Rugby UnionRead moreRead lessExperienced C-Suite Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the sports and wellness industry. Skilled in Coaching, Sales, Dietary Supplements, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Team Building. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Sports Administration from University of Canberra.
Chris BrownMemberReThink HKCRead moreRead lessEvents are in my blood; I’ve been connected to the conference and expo industry since my early teens (possible earlier) and have had a diverse career working on large scale events around the globe and across multiple industries. Well designed, well executed business events connect influential and empowered stakeholders in ways that they would not otherwise be connected – they add value to a professional community and facilitate collaboration. Having relocated to Hong Kong in 2015, and setting up my own business in 2019, it is now my privilege to host ReThink HK and provide our city with a high-value business event focussed on accelerating the rate of sustainable transformation towards a cleaner, greener and more equitable city for everyone. All delegate fees from ReThink HK contribute to supporting local impact projects with our charity partners.
Carrie NgMemberHSBCRead moreRead lessCarrie is an International Manager at HSBC and has worked internationally with the bank throughout her career. She is currently Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC Hong Kong Commercial Banking where she is responsible for driving the ESG agenda in the business. Prior to this, Carrie was Head of Commercial Banking in Guernsey for HSBC where, in addition to running the commercial banking business, she led the launch of the Sustainable Finance Proposition for the bank in Channel Islands and Isle of Man and sat on various government and industry green strategy groups. Carrie has also worked in multiple cities in Asia and Europe managing corporates of various sizes and leading internal change programmes for HSBC. Carrie is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion as well as international trade, having spoken at forums such as the UK All-Party Parliamentary Groups Roundtable to advise UK MPs. She was named one of the Top 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders by EMPower and Yahoo Finance in 2019.
Sean DeehanMemberWTWRead moreRead lessSean Deehan is Hong Kong Market Leader for Insurance Consulting & Technology in WTW, a global risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company. Prior to joining WTW in 2021, Sean was the CEO of a Standard Life (Asia) Limited, a UK life insurance subsidiary in Hong Kong. Originally from Scotland, Sean moved with his family to China in 2012 where he worked for a Tianjin-based Sino-UK JV life insurer. Sean holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD business school, a BSc(Hons) degree in Mathematics & Statistics from St. Andrews University and is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries in the UK. Sean is passionate about addressing social inequality (and football) and is involved in a number of mentoring programs, including with the British Chamber of Commerce.
Estelle RandleMemberVirgin AtlanticRead moreRead lessBased in Hong Kong, Estelle leads the strong team across Asia Pacific, as well as oversees offline markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Virgin Atlantic operates daily flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai to London Heathrow, as well as successful codeshare agreements with airlines including Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Air China.
Neal Beatty MemberControl RisksRead moreRead lessNeal Beatty is a Principal in Control Risks’ Hong Kong office. In this role, he is responsible for client relationships in Hong Kong, developing new business with multinational clients and advising on areas of business risk that impact clients’ operations in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region. Neal also consults with clients on issues related to strategic risk management and crisis preparedness, including restructuring and reputational issues. He has assisted clients dealing with sensitive internal compliance and business continuity issues and regularly conducts crisis & risk management workshops with senior management groups. A fluent Mandarin speaker, Neal regularly gives presentations to both multinational and Chinese companies on a range of business risk-related issues.
Casey Stone MemberRentokilRead moreRead lessOriginally from NZ, Casey has been in HK since 2015. His Current role is the Director of Marketing for FTSE 100 company Rentokil Initial. He is also heavily involved in the rugby community within HK and is an advocate for using Sport as a tool to empower children and youth.
Christy NgChamber RepresentativeBritish Chamber of Commerce in HKRead moreRead lessChristy is currently an Executive Assistant at the Chamber. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in the UK having MA Politics as her major, she had focused on Women politics, Internet and Politics and International Politics during her studies. Christy had also shadowed political party members at the Scottish Parliament and involved in political schemes to encourage active political participation in education fields in the UK.