Over the last 18 years I have had the privilege of being a part of pioneering efforts around the world that have led to sustainability evolving unto the value-creating and critical enabler of long-term business success it is recognized as being today.

I focus on simplifying issues, encouraging ownership and creating shared value so that sustainability, governance and risk management are truly integrated across an organization.  This approach led to the launch of “Business as Mutual”, an ecosystem-centric playbook outlining how businesses formalize, transform and achieve goals to create and realize value across its value chain, demonstrating true sustainability.

As a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s (UNEPFI) Investment Commission, and co-chair of its Property Working Group, I steer the group’s efforts on contemporary global business issues including developing TCFD-compliant reporting methodologies, measuring positive impact and, most recently, COVID-response risks and opportunities.

I believe in nurturing future generations of sustainability professionals and do this as an adjunct associate professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where I teach post-graduate courses in environmental policy and direct a research team focused on quantifying the value of corporate sustainability.

Dr. Kwan earned a BS in Business Administration and Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside, Master and Doctorate degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, an EMBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and HKUST.