Symposium on Innovations and Sustainability

22-23 August 2017


Welcome to the Symposium on Innovations and Sustainability.

We have tried to be a bit innovative in the program design.

We will have an exciting lineup of four keynote speakers, Ms. Marjorie Yang, Chairman of Esquel Group; Prof. Luk van Wassenhove of INSEAD; Prof. Beril Toktay of Georgia Tech; and Prof. Christopher Tang of UCLA.

The program will feature a novel segment called “Conversations with Industry Thought Leaders”, for which we will have Ms. Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, The Fung Group; Mr. Jeremy Prepscius, Vice President, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility); and Mr. Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia. They will have one-on-one dialogues with the organizers to share their visions, strategy, concerns, and practices regarding sustainability and innovations for sustainable businesses.

And of course there will be parallel sessions for scholars, students and practitioners to exchange ideas and share their latest findings.

I look forward to your participation and an inspiring exchange, and wish you a fruitful experience.


Hau Lee, Stanford Business School
Hongtao Zhang, HKUST Business School