Supply chains have rapidly expanded across developing Asia in the past decade as a result of the expansion of trade and access to capital and technology. This ground to a halt as Covid-19 pandemic hit, with lockdowns, shutdown of factories, travel restrictions, labour shortages and now shortages of raw materials, components, and shipping space. Where does it end?
In this online seminar, Pamela Mar, Executive Vice President – Knowledge and Applications of the Fung Academy will explore the topic of sustainability and supply chains after Covid. She will offer her perspective as a seasoned supply chain practitioner. What has covid taught us about supply chains in the emerging markets? How have sustainability priorities changed as a result of covid ? How can supply chains in the emerging markets accelerate progress towards net zero and the circular economy?
Date: 14 Dec 2021
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: Free Registration. A processing fee at HK$100 applies for proof of attendance
About the Speaker
Pamela Mar leads the development of knowledge and applications which support the Fung Group’s strategic response to disruption driven by technology, the rise of sustainability, geopolitical risk and the changing nature of consumption. Current explorations include trade finance, sustainable finance and the global supply chain’s evolution after Covid-19.
Prior to her current role, she ran the Academy’s programs that support sustainable, competitive advantage in the supply chains of Fung Group companies, including the use of mobile and IOT technologies, as well as direct supplier training. Until 2019, she served as the Fung Group Director of Sustainability and was instrumental in growing sustainability beyond compliance and into a competitive advantage for the Group. She was named one of 10 leaders on the Eco-business Sustainability A-List at the end of 2019. She continues to teach sustainability as an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in the MBA program of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
She was formerly based in Shenzhen as a Director in the Global Finance Center of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, and prior to that, in Geneva as the World Economic Forum’s Associate Director for Greater China, where she built the Forum’s key relations with the Chinese government and businesses.
Pamela studied Philosophy and East Asian Studies at Yale University, graduating summa cum laude, and then went on to obtain an M.Sc. in Management with honors from the London School of Economics.