Chinese employees spend approximately 45 hours every week in an office space.

Work stress, take-away food in plastic boxes and bottled water are all factors that can contribute negative to the well-being of both people and our planet. Workplace sustainability goes far beyond switching light bulbs and turning down the thermostat. A sustainable office space has both environmental and social dimensions.

Given that great deal of time spent at the office, workplace sustainability and wellness are becoming prioritized topic for many companies. Organizations are expected to confront these challenges – but how?

SwedCham has invited the members of FBCS to an event that bring together professionals and experts to deliver hands-on experience that will maximize work life well-being from three approaches; waste reduction, smarting recycling and mental health. This event is highlighted with an on-site tour around EF's beautiful and innovative workspace in Shanghai from which you can draw inspiration of how to build a life hacking office.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 Check-in and Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:20 Zero Waste Shanghai, Alizée Buysschaert
  • 9:20 - 9:40 Green Initiatives - From Green Buildings to Healthy Buildings, Nitin Dani
  • 9:40 - 10:00 Lifeline, Ans Hooft
  • 10:00 - 10:15 A Tour around EF office
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Q&A


  • ALIZÉE BUYSSCHAERT (Founder of Zer’0Waste)


    Founder of Zer’0Waste

    The Zero Waste Journey started as a personal challenge but quickly transformed into a larger movement in Shanghai. She started by teaching workshops (DIY compost bin, Cleaning products, ...), but later was able to work with larger institutions to make an impact and work towards a more sustainable and green way of living. The company is Shanghai based, and offer workshops, consulting services and seminars. Alizée has been living a (close to) Zero Waste Lifestyle for almost four years now and has led over 80 workshops in Shanghai and worked with over 10 companies towards the circular economy.

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  • NITIN DANI (Founder & Director of Green Initiatives)


    Founder & Director of Green Initiatives

    Nitin founded Green Initiatives (started as ‘Green Drinks China’) - an environmental nonprofit-turned-social enterprise that facilitates learning and solutions on local & global issues, and collaborates with companies on employee engagement activities.

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  • ANS HOOFT (Specialist Stress Counsellor at Lifeline)


    Specialist Stress Counsellor at Lifeline

    Ans Hooft is a Life Coach / Specialist Stress Counsellor / Job Coach from the Netherlands. After 20 years in HR and recruitment in The Netherlands, China and South Africa she decided to focus on one-on-one coaching. She has a private practice in Shanghai since 2011.
    She is also a volunteer with Lifeline Shanghai, the anonymous, confidential English-language helpline and online chat service.
    Apart from manning the helpline, as the Recruitment Manager she is in charge of recruiting and selecting new volunteers.
    Besides her coaching practice she is a Consultant for NetExpat, the worldwide leader in Career & Life Transition programs for relocating families.

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EF , Jiu An Plaza 1F

Tongren Road 258
Shanghai, China

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