Interdisciplinary Program Office (IPO) Sustainability Seminar Series - “Supply Chains in Transformation: Towards Digital and Sustainable in the Emerging Markets”  

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Online via Zoom

Sustainability Seminar Series provides an opportunity to learn and discuss current issues and future challenges in sustainability research and practice among students, staff, and faculty members in PPOL, ENVR, and beyond IPO. Theoretical, methodological, and normative dimensions of sustainability research will be addressed through various cases and examples. The seminar series will cover a wide range of topics concerning sustainability, such as climate change, air pollution, waste management, circular economy, and sustainable energy transitions, as well as emerging issues such as digitalization of innovation and implications for sustainability. A particular emphasis is placed on interdisiciplinary approaches integrating natural ans social scientific disciplines to tackle critical challenges concerning sustainability. Guest speakers include academic researchers in Hong Kong and abroad and also practitioners working in government, business, and civil society. We hope the seminar series will facilitate cooperation and collaboration on sustainability research and practice with our colleagues and stakeholders in society.


This seminar will discuss how COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of consumer products supply chains while also pushing brands and manufacturers to be more sustainable and innovative



Event Format
Speakers / Performers:
Pamela MAR
Executive Vice President – Knowledge and Applications Fung Academy, Fung Group, Hong Kong

Pamela directs the Fung Academy’s research & development activities and applications which inform the Group’s strategic response to key disruptions in its business operating environment, including technological change, the rise of sustainability, trade/geopolitical uncertainty and the changing nature of consumption. Prior to her current role, she ran the Academy’s programs that support sustainable, competitive advantage in the supply chains of Fung Group companies, including the use of mobile and IOT technologies, as well as direct supplier training. Until 2019, she served as the Fung Group Director of Sustainability and was instrumental in growing sustainability beyond compliance and into a competitive advantage for the Group. She was named one of 10 leaders on the Eco-business Sustainability A-List at the end of 2019. She continues to teach sustainability as an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in the MBA program of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was formerly based in Shenzhen as a Director in the Global Finance Center of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, and prior to that, in Geneva as the World Economic Forum’s Associate Director for Greater China, where she built the Forum’s key relations with the Chinese government and businesses.

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Faculty and staff
PG students
UG students
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Division of Environment and Sustainability
Division of Public Policy
Interdisciplinary Programs Office

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