Jolene is currently based in Singapore and is director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law.
She is also associate professor of law at the National University of Singapore.
Jolene lived and worked in Hong Kong for ten years (2007-2017). During this time, she fell in love with the dynamism of the city as well as its natural beauty. By 2014, Jolene had become deeply concerned about the disastrous impact of plastic waste on the environment. Apart from conducting research, delivering lectures and engaging with policymakers, Jolene wanted to be part of a more consumer-oriented solution. She thought it was essential for people in Hong Kong to be able to buy water on the go…and the water did not have to come in a one-use plastic bottle which would be tossed into the landfill eventually!
Jolene is delighted to be part of the team that spent hours brainstorming and finally landed on the solution that is Urban Spring today.
Dr Anthony Ng was born in Hong Kong, where he received his primary and secondary education. He left to study abroad in 1966. He received his BSc degree from McGill University and his MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. He then received his surgery training in the United States, New Zealand and England. He joined the University Surgical Unit of Hong Kong University Medical School in 1979. He started his private practice group in 1986. He was honorary secretary for the Hong Kong Medical Association from 1988 to 1992. He has retired from active practice since 2012. Since returning to Hong Kong, he has taken an interest in community affairs. He was chairman of the Hong Kong Observers, a Hong Kong pressure group in 1985 and served as an elected District Councilor for Sheung Wan from 1985 to 1994. He was also a member of the Consumer Council from 1990 to 1995. He continues to maintain an interest in the constitutional and environmental affairs of Hong Kong.
But Ho Ming, a sunday hiker since 2003, was formerly a Senior Executive in Engineering Consulting, Telecommunications, and a Lecturer in the HK Polytechnic University.
As Investor, Trustee and/or Director in the following business ventures and non-profit voluntary agencies, Mr. But Ho Ming currently takes up responsibilities in their management and operations: Robot Sapience Limited (Supplier of Educational Platform in Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at High School and Junior College Level); Computancy Limited (Software Developer for New Media and Social Networks); Hamilton Concord Consulting (HK) Limited (General Business Consulting); Wellstar Electronics Limited (Supplier for Façade Lighting & LED Panels/Curtains); Produce Green Foundation (Charity Institute promoting Organic Farming & Sustainable Development); Creative Technology Education Association (Voluntary Association in the Education Sector, promoting the creative use of information systems, artificial intelligence and robotics); WYNG Foundation (Private Foundation & Registered Charity Body, support Information Exchange & Knowledge Dissemination).
But Ho Ming was a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, London School of Economics & Political Science, and a British Council Scholar.
Edmundo serves as Vice President of Marketing and Communications in ThyssenKrupp Group, one of the most renowned companies in elavator technology. Prior to joining ThyssenKrupp, Edmundo worked 22 years with Philips Lighting in Sales & Marketing, selling Energy Saving Lighting solutions to Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Public Lighting, Hospitality and Homes across Europe and Asia as well as implementing the “Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment “ (WEEE) legislation in Europe and the first legal ban ever of incandescent light bulbs in Australia. Since 2006, Edmundo is working on Energy Efficiency and Carbon Markets, specialized in setting up and executing large national projects with Energy Saving Lighting products with objective of bringing energy savings and carbon dioxide emissions reductions to households in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Stephen Wong is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University SPACE for the Institute for China Business, and also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy. He is a renounced economic columnist for Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly, i-Money Magazine, Ming Pao, Hong Kong Economic Times, Apple Daily, and the China Securities Journal. He is a regular guest co-host for financial programs in NOW and Cable TV. He has published two best-selling finance books in Hong Kong and in Mainland China. He is the Vice Chairman of the Enrich Culture Group.
Stephen Wong is active in community services. He is the Chairman of the Clean Air Network (the leading NGO advocating for healthier air in Hong Kong), a committee member of the Financial Services Development Council and the Sustainable Development Council of the HKSAR, a member of the Budget and Allocation Committee as well as the Investment Committee at the Community Chest of Hong Kong, a member of the Sustainable Development Committee at the Sowers Action, a Board Member of the Social Ventures Hong Kong (a social philanthropic fund), and the Joint Convener of Finance Committee of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association.
Stephen Wong was a Managing Director and member of the Fixed Income Management Committee (Asia Pacific) at RBS. Previously, he was with UBS (London) as an Executive Director and Lehman Brothers (from 1997-2004 in London and New York) as a Director. He was also an advisor to the Chief Executive of Haitong International Securities Group
He graduated from Yale University (M.A.) and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago
Ada serves as an Executive Director at Urban Spring. She is also a director of Wyng 43 Social Investment which invests financial and human capital in innovative misson-focused start-ups. Prior to these ventures, Ada was the Program Director of the i2i (incubation to investment) program at SOW Asia. Ada sits on the board of Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts, Teach4HK and Education For Good. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee at the Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme under the Home Affairs Department of the Hong Kong Government. Ada was born and brought up in Hong Kong. Ada has been fully dedicated to supporting the social entrepreneurship development in Hong Kong since 2013. Prior to embarking on this journey, She worked at a number of financial institutions in Toronto, Hong Kong and Tokyo.