2023 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series - Lecture by Margie Yang (Esquel Group)
January 11, 2023
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
January 12, 2023
9:00- 10:00 a.m.
China Standard Time
How should a firm go beyond financial measures to create a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible future? Please join Professor Chris Tang, faculty director of UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management, and Professor Heiwai Tang (B.S. ’00), director of Hong Kong University’s Asia Global Institute, for a moderated discussion with Margie Yang, chairman of the Esquel Group, who has long been an advocate for environmental conservation and sustainable production.
Headquartered in Hong Kong and based in China, the Esquel Group is a family-owned, knowledge-based innovation company with textile and apparel manufacturing operations in mainland China. Yang will address how the company has embraced automation and environmentally friendly production processes in its operations in China, where it faces rising labor costs and stricter environmental regulation. She will discuss the importance of transparency in supply chains and demonstrate how the company has developed a business model that makes money, protects the environment and empowers its people.
This discussion is in collaboration with HKU’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center.