Date of course: 5 October 2016
Venue: BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Hong Kong
             308 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong
Supporting Organization: The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Hong Kong (CIWEM HK)
Early Bird deadline: 15 September 2016
Application deadline: 21 September 2016

Resilience is an interdisciplinary and holistic characteristic desired by corporations of the future.   Resilience refers the ability of systems to survive and thrive, despite the uncertainty of a rapidly-changing environment which in some circumstances can result in shock to the business world. Applying this to corporate business and strategy is relatively new, and challenges many established business tenets and practices. Businesses need to have strategic foresight to build resilience into their core strategy to cater for uncertainty and rapidly changing global conditions. Strategic foresight is a process by which a business can create a robust strategy for the challenges of the future. 
Participants of this course will learn not only to identify, assess and manage risks, but look to build resilience and identify ways to adapt and mitigate these risks; thus yielding broader business benefits, such as improved productivity and increased competitiveness.
This course will focus on some very practical aspects of using strategic foresight to build corporate resilience for a sustainable future including:
  • analysis of the key risks and drivers of change, and the key areas of vulnerability;
  • creating a business model that is inherently flexible and actively builds the capability to adapt to challenges and exploring opportunities;
  • identifying and managing risks presented by corporations’ supply chains;
  • visiting the latest UN 17 sustainability development goals;
  • exploring the global water crisis
  • visiting the key requirements and understanding the impact of the HK Energy Saving Plan 2015-2025.
Target Audience:
  • Senior management
  • Company policy makers including Managing Directors, CEOs and board members
  • Environmentalist
  • Engineers
  • Facility managers
Speaker: Ken Fung
Ken Fung - Speaker
BSc (Hons), MAgSc, MBA
Managing Director KF Sustainability Consulting
Ken was born in Hong Kong and educated in his home town and in Australia. He has had over 35 years experience in corporate and natural resource sustainability management in both the private and public sectors. He has specialized expertise and substantial experience in the development and implementation of sustainability policy and strategy, sustainability indicators and best management practice and sustainability reporting over a wide range of industries.
Ken is currently Managing Director of KF Sustainability Consulting Pty Ltd. He was also a Founding Director of Net Balance Management Group, the largest dedicated sustainability & climate change consulting group in Australia, and a Founding Director of Net Balance Foundation, a not-for-profit think tank on sustainability issues in Australia established to conduct sustainability research and training. 
In the last five years Ken has been active in Hong Kong in the area of CSR training and consulting responsible for writing the 2011 Sustainability Report for Macao Water; delivery of a number of CSR training seminars and workshops for Community Business Hong Kong including ESG Strategy and Reporting, CR Fundamental; and benchmarking sustainability directions of MTR, and the development of sustainability issues and performance indicators to be used in the MTR corporate CSR theme.
Previous to his commitment to full time consulting, Ken worked substantially in the water and agriculture industry as: Director State Water Laboratory Victoria, Australia and Assistant Director State Chemistry Laboratory, Victoria, Australia. Ken was also an official assessor for the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Australia.
Module A: Developing Strategic Foresight to Build Resilience
  • Develop strategic foresight process
  • Identify and analysis key risks, drivers of change and areas of vulnerability.
  • Key challenges and opportunities.
  • Create inherently flexible business model and build capability to adapt
  • Case studies.
  • Exercises/Activities.
Module B: The Great Paradigm Shift
  • Competition for resources.
  • Climate change.
  • Connectivity and communication.
  • Economic globalization.
  • Sustainability development goals
  • Case studies (UN 17 sustainability development goals)
Module C: Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate responsibility context
  • Understanding your supply chain
  • Managing risks in the supply chain
  • Case studies
  • Exercises/Activities
Module D: Foresight and Resilience (Water Scarcity, Energy Productivity & ESG
  • Climate change vs health and wellbeing vs global conflict
  • Why “A Thirst for Water”? - Scarcity and quality
  • HK Energy Saving Plan 2015-2025 – why a foresight leading to resilience?
  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange ESG Reporting Guide – why a foresight leading to resilience?
  • Case Study & Activities (The Dark Art of Corporate Sustainability)
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