//Mentor Recruiting | 2019 HSBC Winter Camp
Mentor Recruiting | 2019 HSBC Winter Camp 2018-12-12T18:03:44+00:00

Project Description

The annual HSBC Business Case Competition will be held again in April 2019. As a warm-up program before the competition, the “Future Star” college students’ sustainable development themed winter camp of HSBC will start in January 2019.

As one of the hosts of this year’s winter camp, and also as the “Future Star” winter camp’s organizing committee member (later referred to as the “committee”), the Green-Light Year is now recruiting outstanding mentors, who will lead the campers from TOP universities. Mentors will work togerther with students, and help them exploring sustainable DNA from the areas of new energy, high-tech and manufacturing through a series of tour visits, research and discussions.

As a mentor, you can not only get in touch with more classic sustainable development cases from front-line state-owned enterprises, private enterprises, foreign enterprises and scientific research institutes, but also experience the thinking collision between post-1995 campers, guests and enterprise management.

About the UN 2030 Agenda

The world today is facing huge and complex challenges, and the survival of mankind and the security of the earth itself are under threat from all sides. In September 2015(the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations),  the United Nations Development Summit approved” the Agenda of Sustainable Development in 2030 “(hereinafter referred to as” agenda 2030 “), and proposed 17 goals (hereinafter referred to as “SDGs”) and 169 detailed targets, covering the feilds of economy, sociaty and environment. The proposal asks the world to achieve coordinated development in economic growth, social inclusion and environment by 2030.

About the Winter Camp

This winter camp is jointly sponsored by HSBC bank, Lianquan Public Welfare Foundation and Shenzhen International Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (southern district route), and it is also hosted by Green-Light Year and Business Road School. In addition, the program was strongly supported by CSR Alliance of Suzhou Industrial Park, Oxford and Cambridge Beijing Club and Cambridge University Shanghai Alumni Association.

 About Mentors

1. Leading mentors

We are planing to recruit 8 leading mentors who will be responsible for the project guidance before and after the camp. Each team leader and mentor is responsible for tutoring 12 students from TOP universities in China.

Your responsibilities will include:

(1) be with the group throughout the whole journey. You’d better to pre-arrange a whole week for the journey

(2) establish online cantact with the leading campers before the camp

(3) supervise the campers, in accordance with the requirements of the winter camp, complete tasks of the day during the camp

(4) supervise campers’ academic and daily activities, which include academic Q&A and camper relations

(5) continue to supervise campers’ theme research until their completion within one month after the camp.

To be eligible, you will have:

(1) the working background of enterprises or NGOs in the field of sustainable development

(2) about five years of working experience

(3) cheerful and lively personality

(4) proficient in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

(5) research & study project leading experience is preferred

2. Lecturers

We will need 5 lecturers who will hold the daily theme lectures.

Your responsibilities include:

(1) hold the daily theme lectures


To be eligible, you will need to:

(1) have the working background of enterprises or NGOs in the field of sustainable development

(2)More than 10 years working experience

(3) have a good reputation and achievements in your working industry

(5) research project experience is preferred

Some of outstanding mentors have been accepted by the program, and they are:

Jiexin Li, leading mentor

LI Jiexin , Master of  Urban Design and Architecture,UCL,  Master of Planning, Growth and Renewal, Cambridge University. He is Currently engaged in sustainable architectural design and urban planning, Li is an architect and urban planner.From 2013 to 2018, he worked in Foster + Partners and architecture 2030 successively. He has also participated in the process of design of ABU Dhabi’s zayed National Museum and Shanghai Huangpu District bund financial center and other architectural projects.

YING chunxiu , leading mentor

YING chunxiu, Bachelor of Econometrics, LSE. Master of Economics, Cambridge university. From 2010 to 2018, she worked in Bank of America, Haitong Hengxin and other financial institutions. She also has a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and is currently committed to the development of this field.

LIU Yuyang, lecturer

LIU Yuyang holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies (university of California, San Diego) and a master’s degree in Architecture (harvard school of design).During the period of his master study, he studied under the supervision of rem koolhaas, a Dutch architect, and completed the research on urbanization of China’s pearl river delta. He was also invited to participate in Documenta X of Germany in 1997 and co-published the book Great Leap Forward in 2001. Mr. Liu has long been engaged in architectural practice, research and education work in the United States and Hong Kong. His representative works include Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Shanghai Qingpu Environmental Monitoring Station, Shanghai Vanke Experimental Kindergarten, the design of Shanghai Minsheng Wharf Integrated Landscape, Yangjing port Bridge and other public projects that are in line with the public interest and are forward-looking and researchable.

JIANG nanqing, lecturer

JIANG nanqing, secretary general of Plastic Recycling Association, PhD in Ecology, Beijing Normal University. She has served in the United Nations Environment Program representative office in China for ten years. Dr Jiang studied in the Netherlands, Japan and Israel, and was engaged in postdoctoral research. From 2002 to 2007, she worked in the International Insect Ecology Center in Kenya.During the UN period, she coordinated with governments and multilateral partners to promote sustainable environmental development.She is also working with other UN agencies, such as the UN volunteers organisation (UNV), in order to launch China’s first environmental UNV. In addition, she is committed to youth training, with dozens of interns who have already become the backbone of institutions in various industries. In 2017, Dr Jiang led the youth to visit the UNV and UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn and launched the 2018 Dongying Green EconomyYouth Environmental Leadership Rrowth Camp.

YAN luhui, lecturer

YAN luhui holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Oxford University. He is the founder &CEO of Carbon Footprint, member of the Expert Committee of IPCC, member of the Expert Committee of carbon information disclosure project in Britain, distinguished British schoolmate, and scholar of social media.Founded in 2011, Carbon Footprint is China’s first provider of carbon emission management software and consulting services, focusing on providing training, consulting, software and carbon neutral products and services for enterprises and institutions in carbon emission management.Carbon Footprint developed the first carbon emission management software CAMP in China in 2012.In 2014, China and the United Nations Environment Program jointly issued the green conference guidelines and green conference platform.In 2016, the first online learning platform in the low-carbon field — Carbon School was launched.In 2017, the first WeChat small program in the field of low carbon was released.

ZhANG zemin, lecturer

ZhANG zemin, Bachelor of Economics at Wuhan university. Master of Advanced Accounting at University of New South Wales, Australia. MBA at Oxford University. He is a non-practicing member of Chinese Certified Public Accountants and a member of ACCA. Mr. Zhang founded the Climate Bridge Ltd and environment-friendly Bridge (Shanghai) environmental technology co., ltd. in 2007. He successfully raised venture capital funds and private equity funds to invest in the company twice. Within five years, the company’s valuation increased by more than 30 times and its revenue increased by 20 times.Environment-friendly bridge company has grown into the largest trader of voluntary carbon emission reduction rights in China, and has introduced more than 200 million yuan of funding for energy conservation and carbon reduction projects of more than 100 enterprises in China.

As a winter camp mentor, you can:

(1) physically experience innovative sustainable development cases from well-known enterprises and research institutes

(2) collide your ideas with students from top universities

(3) communicate with famous enterprise executives, university scholars and public welfare pioneers about the most cutting-edge views

(4) full reimbursement of expenses, and get a reasonable reward (at least 1,500 yuan/day after tax )

Join us!

How to Apply

Please fill in the application form by scanning the following QR code by 23 December 2018. Please also attach your CV. The application result will be emailed to you by 31 December.

Notes for registration:

Please choose the area to participate in the winter camp in the questionnaire

The north district meeting point is Shanghai;Southern district is shenzhen.

(2) please confirm whether your time matches the winter camp in the questionnaire

The leading mentor need to follow the team all the way, the time span is about a week

The lecturer does not need to follow the team all the way, on-time arrival at the designated place is needed. The themes and contents of lectures will be confirmed later.

Contact us

Any Q&A will be discussed through contact@green-lightyear.org.

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