Contributor: Christine Loh

Christine Loh

About Christine Loh

Christine Loh is the founder and CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent, non-profit public policy think tank. Loh has an English law degree and a Masters of Law degree in Chinese and Comparative Law. She has been awarded the degree of Doctors of Law, honoris causa, by her alma mater, the University of Hull. Loh spent 14 years in the commercial world, having held top regional posts in a US multinational company in commodities trading, and subsequently in strategic management for a Hong Kong company. She was appointed to the Hong Kong Legislative Council in 1992, and then ran two successful elections in 1995 and 1998. She has anchored public affairs radio shows, and writes extensively in academic as well as general publications on a variety of subjects. She is well known for her work on environmental protection. Since starting Civic Exchange, she has also written and commented extensively on economics and political economy as well as corporate social responsibility. Loh sits on the boards of a number of high profile local as well as international non-profit organizations, including the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Asia Society’s International Advisory Panel, and the Rocky Mountain Institute, USA. She has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Young Persons Award (1988), Communicator of the Year (1994), Global Young Leader – World Economic Forum (1995), Asia’s Rising Stars – Businessweek (1998) and (2000). Her background in law, business, politics and media has helped her to be a leading voice on public policy in Hong Kong. In her private life, she is an art collector, video filmmaker and writer.

Toxic Fallout

Hong Kong listed Zijin Mining’s epic toxic spill may have opened a new chapter for environmental protection. Christine Loh explains. … more

A Watershed Moment

Christine Loh reminds us not to overlook or discount its importance – water is the source of life, as China takes stock of its wastewater pollution targets at the end of the 11th Five Year Plan in 2010. … more

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