Is it easier to start a sustainable journey when you have someone to guide the way?

Drive 2022 - a free virtual event took place on 28 April and was tailored for SMEs looking to employ sustainable business practices for growth.

Drive 2022 was designed for SMEs looking for tangible ways to transition to sustainable practices and in turn take care of the plan.

The event covered 10 sessions with 20+ global experts providing their thoughts and incredibly journeys to transitioning to more environmental and social practices for growth.

These sessions helped answer the most pressing questions about sustainability:

  • How can I adopt sustainable business practices and ensure growth?
  • How can I enhance my competiveness, expand my reach and attract a more diverse customer base?
  • How do I attract and keep the best talent?
  • Where can I start?
  • Where can I get help?

The event took place on 28 April, but you can watch the replays here:

The ESG trailblazers

A deep dive into what people and businesses are doing to really transform our planet through environmental and social changes. These trailblazers unearth the roadblocks they faced and how they overcame them.

Ankit Gupta Co-founder, Simple Energy
Ben Wong Head of Open Innovation, Eureka Nova, a New World Group Member
Gabriel Tan Director, GUAVA Amenities
Rohit Bhattacharya CFO, Next Gen Foods
Dan Roberts Global Head of Business Banking, HSBC (Host)

The importance of ESG

A keynote speech on the importance of the environmental aspect of ESG and how these can provide opportunities for SMEs; the moral imperative and the business case for prioritizing sustainability.

Wai-Shin Chan Head of Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Global Head of ESG Research, HSBC

Transitioning to sustainable business models

What ESG elements Corporates look for in their supply chain and how incubators can support SMEs in their sustainability integration.

Cintia Nunes Co-Director, The Mills Fabrica
Datin Mina Cheah-Foong Managing Director, InNature
Jasmine Ling Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia Pacific, HSBC (Host)

Gain a competitive advantage from your ESG strategy

Having a green strategy is great, but it's even better if it sets you apart from the competition and increases your revenue. Hear from B Corp UK on how to harness and commercialise your sustainability agenda. Do good for the planet while doing good for your bottom line.

James Ghaffari Director of Growth and Product, B-Corp UK
Krishnan Rajagopalan Head of APAC Partnerships, Stripe
Martin Richards Executive Vice President and Global Head of Sustainable Finance and President, HSBC Ventures Inc. (Host)

Exploring solutions to reach your green goals

How is the global supply chain reacting to the need to be "sustainable"? And what does this mean for you and your business? Explore solutions for now and the future and how to help grow your business - in a sustainable way.

Angie Hall Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, HSBC Canada
Francois Gilles President & Co-founder of Opsun Systems Inc.
Lindsey Hermes Head of Enterprise Solutions, Serai
Andrew Skinner Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC Canada (Host)

Purpose-led profit - Businesses changing the world focused on ESG

Our panel of business leaders discuss how their own alignment with ESG values has accelerated their achievements whilst enabling them to cultivate successful organisations with exceptionally strong missions at their core.

Lyndsey Simpson Founder & CEO, 55/Redefined
Nidal Haddad Founder & CEO, Al Bayader International
Yang Liu Founder & CEO, JustWears
Patricia Gomes Regional Head, Commercial Banking, HSBC MENAT (Host)

'Good business' is good for business

Arian Simone, Co-founder and general partner of fearless fund, highlights what this means for SMEs.

The Rapid Rise of Alt Protein in Asia

Join founder, and Editor-in-Chief, of Asia’s leading sustainability start-up media, Green Queen, Sonalie Figuerias for a thought-provoking discussion and rise of plant-based food alternatives in the Asia Pacific region. Hear her views on why Asia is fuelling the future of food.

Sonalie Figueiras Founder & CEO at Green Queen, Ekowarehouse &
Dan Roberts Global Head of Business Banking, HSBC (Host)

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