Janice Lao, Sustainability Manager, MTR Corporation

Janice Lao, Sustainability Manager, MTR Corporation

laoJanice Lao leads the sustainability team at MTR Corporation, catalyzing and coordinating sustainability initiatives – environment, workplace, customer and supply chain – and encompassing its different businesses from rail operations, property, construction and international/other businesses.

She has received international recognition for her work and leadership in this field including the 2014 FWN Global Most Influential Women of the Year – Emerging Leader; 2015 Global Sustainable Leadership Award; shortlisted in the 2015 Edie Sustainability Leaders Award (Sustainability Professionals Award) and a fellow of the Pioneers for Change Fellowship Programme in the United Kingdom.

Her expertise lies in embedding a strategic sustainability approach into business. She has worked at Unilever, World Resources Institute, ERM, Cathay Pacific and Swire. Her international work experience has taken her around the Asia-Pacific, North American and European regions. She graduated with an MSc on Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a diploma in business from the University of Oxford Said Business School.