• Ideas in Brief

    Insights at the nexus of Sustainability, Technology and Innovation

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  • Thought Leadership

    On Sustainability and Innovation

    at Hong Kong Broadband Network

    Discussing sustainability as a platform for innovation and community engagement.

    At the 18th International Meeting

    on Environmental Law

    My perspective on Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2030+,

    sustainable innovation, and what's needed next (starting at 22:40).

    After pressing play, click on the 'Watch this video on YouTube' link.

  • On Diversity & Inclusion at Credit Suisse

    Discussing diversity and inclusion as a springboard for branding, engagement and innovation

    With fellow panelists Dr. Keisha Siriboe, Patti Hunt, and James Green.

    On Sustainability and Innovation at Mettā

    Discussing sustainability as a platform for innovation and value-based leadership.

  • Publications

  • Events & Presentations

    • Sustainable Competitive Advantage: ESG for Early-Stage Start-ups,” Founder Institute, 28 June 2022
    • Revenue Modeling for Start-ups,” Founder Institute, 31 May 2022
    • Compliance Challenges in Emerging Markets,” F&C Consulting Group, 7 December 2021
    • Creating Ethical Cultures in Business,” TED Circles, 19 August 2021
    • Post-COVID Growth Strategies for Start-ups,” Founder Institute, 13 April 2021
    • Compliance Fundamentals - How to Combat Fraud and Malfeasance while Fast-Scaling,” F&C Consulting Group & Founder Institute, 2 March 2021
    • Winning through Branding and Design - Aligning Branding with Competitive Strategy,” Founder Institute, 9 January 2021
    • Ask Me Anything About Start-Ups,” Founder Institute, 3 November 2020
    • Planetary Congress on Environmental Law & the Climate Crisis,” 18th International Meeting on Environmental Law, El Salvador, 9 October 2020
    • From Asia to the World: Business and Compliance Opportunities in the New Normal,” Kellogg School of Management-Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, 23 September 2020
    • An Ethical Plan for Ending the Pandemic & Restarting the Economy,” TED Circles, 17 September 2020
    • Growth Strategies for Your Next Evolution – From Start-up to Scale-up,” Founder Institute, 25 June 2019
    • Aligning Branding with Competitive Strategy,” Founder Institute, 23 April 2019
    • Advanced Networking Skills - Personal Branding,” Mayer Brown, 15 May 2018
    • Innovation through Inclusion - Building Innovation through Inclusive Community,” Credit Suisse, 21 September 2017
    • Practical Insights for Growth Hacking,” Founder Institute, 20 July 2017
    • Advanced Proposal Development – Best Practices for High Impact Proposals and Technical RFP Questions,” Mayer Brown, 7 April 2017
    • Advanced Proposal Development – Handling Complex, Multi-Practice and Multi-Jurisdictional RFPs,” Mayer Brown, 6 April 2017
    • The Climate Crisis & Sustainable Solutions,” Hong Kong Broadband Network, 13 December 2016
    • Metta Smart Cities Salon – The Climate Crisis & Sustainable Solutions,” Metta, 28 October 2016
    • The Climate Crisis & Sustainable Solutions,” Metta, 7 October 2016
    • Sustainability and Strategic Business Solutions,” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 28 September 2016
    • How to Win Client Work - Insights & Approaches for Senior Associates,” Mayer Brown, 9 September 2016
    • Sustainability & Innovation,” RTHK radio interview, 8 July 2016
    • Branding and Competitive Strategy,” Mayer Brown, 27 October 2015
    • Delivering Excellence: Asia IP/TMT Business Planning Session,” Mayer Brown, 13 February 2015
    • Understanding Your Client's Business Strategy,” Mayer Brown, 10 October 2014
    • Branding & Networking for Lawyers,” Mayer Brown, 24 March 2014
    • Managing Client Relationships and Driving Client Service,” Mayer Brown, 7 March 2014
    • Managing Client Relationships,” Mayer Brown, 13 September 2013
    • Advanced Networking Skills,” Mayer Brown, 9 March 2013
    • Fundamental Networking Skills,” Mayer Brown, 8 March 2013
    • Strategic Client Planning,” Fiducia Management Consultants, 18 January 2013
    • Vietnam Business Planning Retreat,” Mayer Brown, 19 November 2012
    • Persuading and Presenting with Impact,” Mayer Brown, 30 September 2012
    • Strategic Client Planning,” Mayer Brown, 7 July 2012
    • 2011 Strategic Plan: Ideas for APAC Compliance,” Citi N.A, 1 February 2011

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  •  About Gerard


    Management Consultant, Lyrium Venture Partners Limited

    Partner, F&C Consulting Group Inc.

    Co-Director, Philippines, Founder Institute

    Based between Hong Kong and Manila, Gerard is a Management Consultant at Lyrium Venture Partners Limited and a Partner at F&C Consulting Group, a global forensic investigations and compliance consulting firm. He is also a Co-Director of the Founder Institute's Philippines chapter, the world's largest, pre-seed, technology accelerator focused on driving impact on the UN SDGs via the start-up ecosystem.

    He is an experienced, solutions-focused professional, well-versed in ESG & Sustainability, digital transformation, and change management. Focusing on SMEs and fast-growth, technology ventures, Gerard is a results-driven change agent with experience leading change across organizations and improving stakeholder engagement.


    Gerard is deeply committed to identifying new partnerships and building capacity to cultivate sustainability and financial inclusion on a global scale. He received his training on climate change and sustainability from former US Vice President Al Gore. He currently coaches and mentors volunteers through the Climate Reality Project in advancing sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion. Since 2008, Gerard has continued to build a portfolio of over 170 microfinance loans across 50 countries to help lift underprivileged communities out of poverty. He was also previously a member of the Evian Group at IMD, a think tank headed by the late Prof. Jean-Pierre Lehmann, dedicated to building a sustainable global economy.

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