Sustaining a Sustainable Business
Early adopters of sustainable businesses discussing the realities of sustainability vs commercial success
Director, Flux Compass
Anna Simpson is one of the co-founders of Circular Community HK. She is also Director of the creative transformation agency Flux Compass, Curator of The Futures Centre, a Co-active Life Coach, and author of The Innovation-Friendly Organization.
Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels
Janice Lao is an environmental scientist and development economist, multi-awarded throughout her 15-year career, most recently listed in Forbes as one of the top female sustainability leaders. Throughout her international career, she has been based in Asia, North America and Europe, and worked for world-renowned international think tanks and
blue-chip multinational conglomerates in the transport, energy, extractive, FMCG, property and hospitality sectors.
Senior Campaigner, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Candy Cheung takes care of LUSH’s charitable giving and ethical campaigns as well as the commitments to animal welfare, human rights and environmental protection, Candy looks after the company’s high standard of environmental values, including naked products, ethical buying, community education, and local recycling system.
Owner, LILY FLD
Petra Schweiger is the owner of LILY FLD, an import and distribution company for premium quality, fully biodegradable single-use drinking straws made in Germany. Sustainability has been deeply ingrained in her from an early age. Even after moving to an urban centre like Hong Kong, her love for outdoors and the ocean brought her to live in a small village on the beach. Seeing first-hand the scale of plastic waste in the ocean, on our beaches and everywhere else, made her even more passionate about this issue. Her mission: let’s replace plastic straws while we are on the way to reduce straws altogether.
DNA Director, Maximal Concepts
As Maximal Concepts’ DNA Director, Shiz Scott devotes herself to her biggest passions—F&B and the Arts. Not only does she lead a project management team that constructs the group’s concepts from start to finish, she also ensures that every detail of each Maximal venue—from decor, music, to marketing programme—encapsulates the brand’s DNA. As a New Zealand native, Shiz is no stranger to the natural wonders of Mother Earth and enjoys spending most of her spare time in the outdoors (especially surfing). Her love for nature is what inspired her to spearhead Maximal Concepts’ eco-friendly initiatives six years ago. Today, Shiz continues to uphold these values by putting sustainability at the forefront of all existing and future concepts.