Asian Investment Conference 2022
Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; former Undersecretary for the Environment, Hong Kong
Christine Loh is Chief Development Strategist at the Institute for the Environment at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Visiting Professor at the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles. She was formerly Undersecretary for the Environment in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2017. In her role, she created new dialogue platforms between the government and business sectors to strengthen Hong Kong’s capacity to meet climate change and environmental challenges.
Prof. Loh currently serves as Director and trustee of CDP Worldwide, an organization that runs a global disclosure system for companies, cities, states, and regions to manage environmental impact. She holds directorships in the Global Maritime Forum that focuses on maritime issues, and New Forests Proprietary Limited, an Australia-headquartered sustainable forestry company. She is a member of BASF’s Stakeholder Advisory Council, Senior Advisor to the consultancy Teneo, and Advisor to Hong Kong Science and Technology Park on sustainability.
From 2000 to 2012, she was CEO of the independent, non-profit policy think tank, Civic Exchange. She also had a successful career in legislative politics from 1992 to 2000 and spent 14 years in the commercial sector.
Prof. Loh has been involved in non-profit activities ranging from the arts to the environment, to urban development to equal opportunity and constitutional reform. She has established, served on the boards of and chaired various non-governmental organizations. She is well known for her work in designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue processes to help deepen and broaden understanding on public issues.
Prof. Loh holds a Masters of Law degree in Chinese and Comparative Law from City University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Hull. She has been awarded the Honorary degrees of Doctor of Law by University of Hull and Doctor of Science by University of Exeter.