Dr Alan Knight, OBE
We are delighted to welcome to Hong Kong again Dr Alan Knight, who has spent nearly 20 years in sustainable development in the fields of retail, global finance and advising government. Not just an environmentalist, Dr. Knight’s specialty is actually to work with businesses and policy makers to ensure they are profitable in business, but within our planetary means. This is the focus of the lecture, which he illustrates particularly through the lens of the use of sustainable consumer products.
Dr Knight was appointed as Environmental Director of B&Q,
A NGO, Single Planet Living, was founded by Dr Knight in 2006 to advise on sustainable development in the fields of retail, finance, mainly for global operations, and advising government. Dr Knight's speciality is to work with businesses and policy makers to ensure that they understand each other's agendas, to operate profitably but within the planet’s means, especially for consumer products. His principal objective, illustrated in the lecture, is to help businesses to unlock their own internal expertise, develop their skills and confidence to enable them to manage innovative product and consumer-focused sustainable development strategies within their organisations.
With a deep understanding of the scale of the environmental challenges humanity faces this century and what this means for business, both in terms of challenges and opportunities, Dr Knight gives an update on the latest thinking on sustainable development and the massive impact it has on international commerce.
Dr Knight read Geology at the
Members and their guests are most welcome to attend this lecture, which is HK$100 for Members and HK$150 for guests and others.