We are delighted to announce that our Senior Fund Researcher, Natalie Chung, has been recognised for her work in promoting sustainable tourism and environmental education in Hong Kong.
Natalie Chung was honoured as part of the Eco-business Youth A-List 2020. This new award recognises the most impactful sustainability leaders within the Asia Pacific region. This year, nine talents made it to the inaugural Youth A-List. Their work ranges from AI, ocean conservation to green art and fashion.
Natalie co-founded an environmental organization, V’air, at the age of 18. The group encourages interest in a range of scenic attractions across Hong Kong. The impact model begins with nature exploration, using experiential learning to enlighten people in realising the intrinsic value of nature and protecting it.
Natalie has spearheaded a number of educational initiatives in the past year. One of these is the V’air Fellowship Programme, a leadership training scheme for secondary and tertiary students in Hong Kong with a passion for sustainability. In October this year, she launched the Lead for Sustainability Mentorship Programme for Oxford Students under the World Economic Forum Global Shapers. This helps students identify career opportunities in sustainability.