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Department of Accountancy – Knowledge Transfer Conference


ESG Impact 2024: Transforming Disclosure into Action


Date: Saturday, 27 April 2024

Venue: MBG06, Lingnan University

Language: English

Registration Link:

*A certificate of participation will be provided at the end

Networking lunch to follow for Lingnan alumni and invited guests




9:40 am - 10:00 am


Opening Ceremony     Master of Ceremony
                                          Ms. Chun QI, MPhil student, Department of Accountancy, Lingnan University

10:00 am – 10:05 am

Welcoming Speech
Professor Yue ZHANG, Head, Department of Accountancy, Lingnan University

Keynote Speech

10:05 am – 10:35 am

Ms Jessica CHAN
Head of Sustainability, MTR Corporation Limited

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Professor Harry WU
Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy, Lingnan University

11:05 am - 11:25 am

Tea break

Panel Session

  • Moderator: Prof. Dichu BAO, Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy, Lingnan University
  • Panelists: Ms Jessica CHAN, Mr. K.M. WONG, Dr. Benjamin WU,  Prof. Harry WU

11:25 am - 11:35 am

Professor Dichu BAO
Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy, Lingnan University 

11:35 am – 11:45 am

Dr. Benjamin WU,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Accountancy, Lingnan University

11:45 am – 11:55 am

Mr. K.M. WONG,  
Chief Financial Officer, HK Electric Investments

11:55 am - 12:30 pm

Panel Discussion

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Q&A session

Closing of the Conference

12:45 pm – 12:55 pm

Souvenir presentation and group photo session

12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks
Professor Kenny LIN, Associate Dean (Research & Executive Education),
Faculty of Business, Lingnan University

Lunch Banquet (by invitation)

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chinese restaurant, Lingnan University




Prof. BAO Dichu

Prof. Dichu Bao is currently an associate professor at the Department of Accountancy, Lingnan University. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests lie in the areas of corporate disclosure, ESG, and short selling. Her research findings have been published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Ms Jessica Chan

Ms. Jessica Chan is the Head of Sustainability of MTR Corporation responsible for formulating sustainability strategies and driving sustainability initiatives for the company. She is a seasoned sustainability professional with over 25 years of experience in environmental and corporate sustainability with diverse expertise in sustainability strategies and policies, sustainability communications and disclosures, regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, and emerging sustainability issues. She is a member of various international and local sustainability-related committees including The International Association of Public Transport (UITP)’s Sustainable Development Committee, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC)’s Environment & Sustainability Committee, and Business Environment Council (BEC)’s Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group and Circular Economy Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Board of Examiners of The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)’s Hong Kong Sustainability Award.

Mr. K.M. Wong

Mr. Wong is currently the Chief Financial Officer of HK Electric Investments and has over 35 years international financial management & accounting experience. Before joining HK Electric Investments, he has worked in Europe, North America, South East Asia & mainland China when served in various companies such as P&G, Mars, Kellogg’s, & Pepsi-Cola.
He was a Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants during June 2012-December 2017. He is also appointed as a member of Financial Reporting Review Panel of Hong Kong Accounting & Financial Reporting Council since July 2013.
He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dr. Benjamin Wu

An accomplished researcher, lecturer and academic with global experience in the higher education sector, specialising in ESG Laws and Regulations and Business Administration.
Dr. Wu is passionate about supporting students in developing their academic and professional capabilities for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He prides himself on his reputation for driving cross-functional research collaboration to drive outcomes across unique and complex ESG issues, underpinned by his talent for drawing disparate connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
A clear and confident communicator, Dr. Wu engages effectively with a variety of audiences ranging from frontline staff to external vendors and senior executives. He is able to negotiate with stakeholders, persuading them towards a desired outcome through the provision of data-driven insights. His prior academic experiences including Melbourne University, RMIT and City University of Hong Kong with working knowledge in the diversified areas of Carbon Offsetting and Environmental-related Tax Regimes, ESG Reporting, Regulations and Ethics. 

Prof. Harry Wu

Prof. Feng (Harry) Wu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Business, Lingnan University. He is active in conducting academic researches relating to ESG and also teaches various ESG courses in several Master-level programmes at Lingnan University. His research articles have been published in top-tier business journals like Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and Review of Accounting Studies. His teaching of ESG courses emphasizes critical thinking and has received very positive feedbacks from students. Prof. Wu is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the Academic Advisory Panel for the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI).