Dec. 16, 2017

What is L.I.V.E.?
It stands for Leadership, Innovation, Vision, and Entrepreneurship. They are the mindset and skills today’s aspiring leaders need to succeed in business. The LIVE series invites speakers offering real-world insights on key challenges and opportunities.


LIVE is a student-led initiative of the Global MBA at National Taiwan University, produced for Taipei’s business community.


L.I.V.E Event at GMBA: Green economy Opportunities- Scope for Taiwan

LIVE, an acronym for Leadership, Innovation, Vision, and Entrepreneurship, was back and kicking at the GMBA last week. It is an English-language speaker series through NTU’s GMBA program, supported by the office and produced by the program’s Student Council. The latest event, entitled Green Economy Opportunities - Scope for Taiwan, was held on December 16th. The three invited speakers spoke on Leadership (Dr. Niven Huang), Innovation (Dr. Su-Ling Fan), and Vision and Entrepreneurship (Mr. Corey Lien).

Dr. Niven Huang, a General Manager of KPMG Sustainability Consulting Co. Ltd, is a pioneer in Taiwan, promoting CSR, sustainability reporting, SRI, corporate sustainability strategy, and carbon management. He sits on various government and corporate committees for sustainable development or green economy and regularly presents on corporate sustainability both in Taiwan and internationally. Dr. Huang also teaches at the NCCU business school and every year visits the most sustainable companies in Europe with a group of young professionals, thereby creating an army of young sustainability advocates.

Dr. Huang’s presentation, “Locating Taiwan in the Emerging Green Economy Opportunities”, opened by emphasizing the importance of Taiwan in the future of the Green Economy. Though Taiwan occupies only 0.024% of the global land area, the island has more than 200,000 species - around 1.5 % of global species. Taiwan also has a strong petrochemical industry, despite not producing a drop of oil. The resilience of both the nation’s economy and people, particularly given Taiwan’s highly vulnerable climate, is going to be the reason why Taiwan will matter in a world moving toward a greener future. Dr. Huang sees E-Health, E-learning, E-Works, Smart Energy, Smart Home, Smart Agriculture, Smart Logistics, and Smart Manufacturing as huge opportunities for a smarter 2030. He believes education will be the key that connects venture, innovation, technology, and people.  

Dr. Su-Ling Fan, the second speaker of the night, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and also a Director at Tamkang University’s Research Development Centre of Construction Law. She is an alum of NTU and boasts vast experience in both the policy and academic sides of the industry. She served as the Director-General for the Technology and Research Committee of Construction Management Association, Republic of China, and as the Secretary-General for the Taiwan Construction Law Association before taking up the position at Tamkang University.

Dr. Fan presented on BIM (Building Information Model) and Sustainability. In describing green buildings, Dr. Fan conjured the image of a flower that lives in harmony with nature while simultaneously capturing energy from the sun above and water from the ground below. She proceeded to describe the potential layout of a green building and explained how it integrates within the concept of a smart city, moving eventually from that to BIM (Building Information Model) and how it helps manage the entire workflow from conceptual design to detailed design, analysis, documentation, fabrication and eventually construction of the project. Dr. Fan explained the different dimensions of BIM, elaborating on how sustainability integrates with the 6D approach for a total of 7 Ds. Finally, she walked the audience through the different modeling approaches available, such as Solar Radiation, Ventilation, Temperature, and Costing. 

The last speaker, Mr. Corey Lien, is a Co-Founder and Chief Gardener (CEO) with DOMI Earth. He is also a Co-Founder and Vice Chairperson in both Asia-Pacific B Corporation Association (APBCA) and B Lab Taiwan.

Together with his wife Tammy, Mr. Lien launched DOMI Earth in 2014 as a way to drive collective action on climate change. The company was certified as a B Corp, becoming Taiwan’s first company to be recognized by the global community of entrepreneurs working to bring focus to the social and environmental impact of business. Lien subsequently founded the Asia-Pacific B Corporation Association (APBCA) and chartered Asia’s first B Lab for Taiwan. These organizations have worked to transform ecosystems for impact business models across the region. Lien talked at length about his individual journey as an entrepreneur, recalling how he decided to a more socially responsible entrepreneur due to a mix of personal experience, market incentives, and regulations that have driven him and other entrepreneurs to pursue opportunities in the Green Economy space.

The event was graced by the presence of Prof. Chialin Chen, Director of GMBA Program, and Associate Director, Ms. Celia Yang. Dr. Miriam Garvi, the GMBA professor who teaches courses in CSR was also present. A vote of thanks was proposed by the President of the GMBA Student Council, Mr. Philip Chang. The co-creators of this edition of LIVE Event were Annie, Winnie, Rufo, Sopheara, Belle, Christopher, Jenny, and Sergei. The event was hosted by Shyam, the Executive President of the GMBA Student Council.


GMBA英文系列講座: 台灣的綠色經濟與機會

文: GMBA辦公室

中英文撰文者: GMBA學生羅識恩、鄭凱勻

時隔數月的台大Global MBA的LIVE Event講座終於在2017年12月16日再度舉辨!LIVE Event是指一系列不同主題的英文講座,由GMBA 學生會與 GMBA辦公室共同安排與規畫。LIVE所代表的是領導(Leadership)、創新(Innovation)、願景(Vision)和創業(Entrepreneurship)。這次的主題「台灣的綠色經濟與機會」(Green economy Opportunities- Scope for Taiwan)很榮幸能邀請到三位演講者親自前來分享他們各自的專業領域與經驗: Dr. Niven Huang博士分享了台灣的綠色經濟在國際上的領導地位; Dr Fan Su-Ling范素玲博士講解台灣近期創新的營建工程管理模式,與Corey Lien 先生分享他個人的創業經驗與願景。

首先上場演講的是Dr. Niven Huang博士,他現任KPMG顧問有限公司的總經理,同時也是台灣推動企業社會責任、社會責任投資、企業永續發展戰略和碳管理的先驅。他不僅擔任政府與民間公司的各種永續發展與綠色經濟等議題的委員會委員,更時常出席國內外關於企業永續發展的會議。黃博士在國立政治大學商學院任教,且固定每年與數名年輕學者造訪各歐洲企業,觀摩頂尖企業永續發展策略,順勢造就台灣年輕一代倡導環保與永續發展的風氣!


這次黃博士介紹的主題是台灣在新興綠色經濟的角色與其重要性,他明確指出,雖然台灣在全世界僅佔地0.024% ,可是台灣卻擁有20萬種物種,約佔全球物種的1.5%。另一﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽hs of Japanese cultpproach is to bridge Westerners understanding of globalism, with some strengths of Japanese cult特殊的情況是,台灣雖然不產石油,可是台灣的石化工業卻發展得非常蓬勃。由於台灣的天氣變化多端,因此台灣的經濟發展與本地人均擁有非常高的適應力,而這份能力在未來綠化趨勢中,肯定讓台灣在世界佔有很重要的地位。黃博士預估到了2030 年,我們的生活模式將更趨智能化,並有更多因智能化生活而創造出的機會,例如:E化健康照護、數位學習平台、智能能源、智能化家居、智能農業、智能物流與智能化工廠等。 至於這些創業機會、創新想法、創新科技與人才的培育,黃博士明確指出「教育」是其中最大的關鍵!


接著上場的講者是淡江大學工程法律研究發展中心主任與土木系副教授的范素玲教授,范博士畢業於台大,不管在業界或教育領域中均擁有豐富的專業經驗與響亮的名聲。 在任教於淡江大學前,他曾任中華民國營建管理協會的技術與研究發展委員會主任,以及台灣建築法律協會秘書長。這次范博士帶來的主題是BIM方法應用於營建工程管理模式與永續發展「BIM (Building Information Model) and Sustainability」。他以淺而易懂的文字形容綠色建築就好比一朵花,可自行從太陽獲得能量,或從土壤中取得必須的水,最重要的是它的存在並不會破壞生態的平衡且對環境是無害的。




最後一位講者Mr. Corey Lien 是DOMI Earth公司的創辦人兼執行長,他同時也是亞太B 型企業協會 (APBCA)- B型企業協會B LabTaiwan的副主席。Corey於2014年跟他的妻子Tammy一起創立了DOMI Earth 公司,而這個公司的主要業務是在推動環保與了解氣候變遷對環境所帶來的衝擊。該公司著眼於維護社會與環境影響的商業模式,成為台灣首例獲得全球認可的B 型社會企業。隨後,Corey成立了亞太B型企業協會(APBCA),並為台灣設立了亞洲第一個專為保育生態的商業模式組織(B LabTaiwan),以該區的永續發展為企業發展的基礎。難能可貴的是,Corey在演講中還跟大家分享了他創業的經歷與路程,其中包括他的失敗經驗。Corey強調:在這經驗中,他學到的最大教訓是,經營事業是要肩負起責任的,而這個企業的責任在未來也會越來越重要! Corey更提到,促使如他一般的企業家,冀希在綠色經濟領域中積極尋求機會,那是包含了個人經驗、市場激勵和政府的政策等三方面的驅使。


最後感謝陳家麟副院長與 GMBA楊嘉嫻副執行長一直以來的襄助與支持! 也感謝遠道而來的貴賓們與共襄盛舉的師長Dr. Miriam Garvi。感謝GMBA學生會會長Philip Chang 與所有LIVE Event的工作同仁: Annie、Winnie、Rufo、Sopheara、Belle、Christopher、Jenny、Sergei 與主持人Shyam。因為大家的參與,讓這次GMBA 舉辨的LIVE Event講座圓滿劃下句點!