For over 7 years we have either started, incubated or assisted a range of early-stage social enterprises in Hong Kong and beyond. Through that process, we have developed substantial experience and expertise in what social enterprises and entrepreneurs need and the challenges they face.
venue & coffee breaks Sponsor
The venue sponsor of the G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference, Cordis, Hong Kong is an elegant, upscale hotel that actively participates in third-party certifications, such as ISO 14001 and the internationally accredited EarthCheck, to benchmark its commitment to environmental causes. It has been certified by ISO 14001 since 2008, and has achieved the Gold Award by EarthCheck.
Launched across selected properties, Cordis, Hong Kong’s CONNECT Conferences enables event planners to select sustainable meeting solutions to offset environmental impact, from replacing bottled water with filtered water and including locally grown organic and vegetarian ingredients in banquet menus, to its online Event Carbon Footprint Calculator which measures environmental impact and advises on offsetting solutions, the offering of environmentally conscious items such as electronic signage, reusable dining ware and cutlery, as well as waste management and recycling services.
The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics, is connected to the conference via its Social Venture Management Course (SVM) through which students take part in experiential learning projects such as the G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference.
Founder of Green Queen
Sonalie Figueiras is the founder and editor-in-chief of Green Queen, Asia's largest eco wellness media platform, advocating for social and environmental change using original, inspiring content. She is also the founder and CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe food accessible and affordable for all.
Founder of #impact
Founder of #impact
Founded by Austrian native Regina Larko and launched on Apple Podcasts in February 2017, #impact Podcast empowers purpose-driven organisations and individuals to tell their stories in an intimate, authentic way that allows them to stand out by giving them a voice. #impact Podcast also empowers its listeners to take action and live a more conscious life, start giving back to society and take small steps to make the world a better place.
Founder of all in - asia
Tanja Wessels is the founder of All In - Asia, a Hong Kong based sustainability platform connecting and collaborating across multiple industries. Tanja is also a founding member of Circular Community Hong Kong, an advocate for sustainable living, and supporter of the zero waste lifestyle.
Founder of Sustainable Minds (launching in June)
Aigul is a community builder, storyteller and ecopreneur, with a strong passion for the circular economy, zero waste events, trail running and sustainable travel. Having previously co-founded Zero Waste Life, Aigul has been building and contributing to the Hong Kong community of green startups and developing various startup ecosystems across Europe, Asia and South America.