The growing impact of climate change and the issues that have arisen have accelerated the movement for all to take urgent action in attaining their sustainability goals. Earlier this year, Guillaume Cerutti, Christie’s CEO, announced the company’s commitment to be net zero by 2030 with a 50% reduction in carbon emissions, to help achieve the 1.5°C warming trajectory required to avoid dangerous climate change.
Christie’s, in collaboration with Christie’s Education, is delighted to invite you to join the conversation “Sustainability: Now and Beyond” on building broader awareness of this issue and to drive positive change. Taking place on the opening night of Christie’s Spring Auction previews, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, join us as our esteemed panelists discuss, from their respective industries, the challenges and opportunities in order to create sustainable solutions for the future.
Join us online on Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:00pm HKT.
Virtual Streaming in English and Mandarin
• Ms. Emily Lam Ho, CEO and Founder of 8Shades; Managing Partner of Empact28
• Ms. Veronica Chou, CEO and Founder of Everybody & Everyone, USA; Director of Novel Fashion Investments, Hong Kong
• Ms. Georgina Hilton, Head of Marketing Strategy, Events and Partnerships, Christie’s Asia Pacific
Ms. Sara Mao, Director, Christie’s Education Asia Pacific
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Panelists and Moderator
Emily Lam Ho
CEO and Founder of 8Shades
Managing Partner of Empact28
Emily Lam Ho is the founder and CEO of 8Shades.com a new purpose driven, lifestyle platform that promotes sustainable living. 8Shades aims to inspire people to take small actions in their everyday lives to become more eco-conscious. We do this by collaborating with new, innovative brands in the wellness and sustainability space to give people more buying options that are better for the environment and in turn, our health.
As an avid social-impact investor and the managing partner of Empact28, she leads her team to focus on funding female entrepreneurs and start-ups that make positive social or environmental impact.
CEO and Founder of Everybody & Everyone, USA
Director of Novel Fashion Investments, Hong Kong
Growing up witnessing polluting apparel production, intrigued by the potential of material science, and affected by the body ideals implanted by the fashion industry, Veronica Chou founded eco-innovative, size inclusive womenswear brand Everybody & Everyone.
Veronica has also led investments in the Karl Lagerfeld brand - growing it to a global fashion and accessories business with many profitable product expansions. She invests into a wide range of businesses, focusing on fashion tech and sustainability. Veronica was the President of Iconix China from 2008-2015, successfully launching 12 mass market American brands into China and opening over 1000 stores. She is a special advisor to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
Head of Marketing Strategy, Events and Partnerships
Christie’s Asia Pacific
As Head of the Marketing Strategy, Events and Partnerships team, Georgina is responsible for developing the Christie’s Brand and Market in the most significant region of growth for the firm. In her role, Georgina leads with creativity, driving innovation to access to new clients and develop art collectors. Georgina is also an Auctioneer taking some of the most prominent sales at Christie’s, including flagship Evening Sales. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, Georgina spent 5 years at Christie’s in London, latterly in the Old Master Paintings Department.
The Christie’s brand is underpinned by a number of core values including the firms commitment to Sustainability. As the Sustainability lead in Asia, a key part of her role is ensuring that continued progress is made towards our net zero target.
Christie’s Education Asia Pacific
Sara Mao is the Director for Christie’s Education in Asia Pacific, overseeing the development of programmes across Hong Kong, China, and South East Asia. Sara joined Christie’s in 2008 as a Junior Specialist Trainee.
Sara has curated over ten seasons of auctions for some of the most iconic paintings and important collections in the field. Sara is also an auctioneer for Christie’s, and supports numerous charity auctions, including Save the Children, Ronald McDonald House, Make a Wish Foundation, The National Kidney Foundation (SNG), and others.
After receiving her B.A. in Philosophy & English Literature at the University of York (UK), Sara acquired her Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School (UK) and a Master of Letters in History of Art and Connoisseurship, with a concentration in Chinese art, from Christie’s Education and the University of Glasgow.
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