Janice Lao is the Director – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels Limited. She is an environmental scientist and development economist, multi-awarded throughout her 15-year career, most recently listed in Forbes as one of the top female sustainability leaders and was award the 2019 Edie Sustainability Leader of the Year Award. Throughout her international career, she has been based in Asia, North America and Europe, and worked for world-renowned international think tanks and blue-chip multinational conglomerates in the transport, energy, extractive, FMCG, property and hospitality sectors. Her work has been highlighted by global organisations such as Fortune’s Change the World list in 2017.
Janice’s expertise lies in embedding sustainability into businesses– ranging from sustainability management, successful identification and implementation of projects using green bond, M&A, and equity financing structures, as well as advising board members/senior management. She has a masters and a diploma in business from the University of Oxford.