About the speaker

Ada Yip is the Chief Empowerment Office at Urban Spring, a purpose-driven start-up with a mission to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic in Hong Kong by building a water refill network. Ada is also a director at WYNG43 Social Investment, which invests financial and human capital in innovative social start-ups. Previously, she was the Program Director of the i2i (incubation to investment) programme at SOW Asia, a Hong Kong-based impact investor and accelerator. Before joining the impact investing industry, Ada worked at a number of financial institutions in Toronto, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Ada is on the board of the Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts, Teach4HK and Education For Good. She is 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 earned a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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