Nick Lamb Intern
Hi, my name is Nick Lamb! I am a second-year university student at HKUST currently living in Hong Kong and interning at Encompass HK.
For a little bit about myself, I spent much of my early life living abroad moving every 1-2 years, living in places such as New York, San Diego, Xiang Hai, Singapore and Sydney, before finally settling down in Naples, Florida. Going into university, I wanted to continue my experience of constantly being challenged with new environments and people. That is why I finally selected the World Bachelor in Business, a program that allows me to attend three different universities on three continents, while pursuing a degree in international business. Aside from this, I have always been passionate about football, fitness, fishing, and environmental and social issues. At HKUST, I played striker on the university football team, and tried to sneak in some hiking and water sports on the weekends. I contacted Encompass HK in the hopes of continuing to learn about and contribute to environmental sustainability and social betterment. I was delighted to be offered an opportunity to intern at a company that I believe is making a strong positive impact in the community.
Since I can remember, I have always cared deeply about environmental and social issues. In high school, I created and led a teen anti-human trafficking taskforce. I would speak to youth and community groups about the dangers of grooming, and provide resources for high schoolers to speak up if they believed that they or a friend were at risk. Also, over my first college year summer, I worked on a report for a London-based ethically-motivated private equity fund, Future Business Partners, on sustainable beauty products in the US and Europe. That report is now published and may be found at The Red Tree.co.uk. With my experience in both researching and connecting with people across different cultures, I believed I could bring something of value to Encompass HK.
My experience with Encompass HK began in the spring of 2021, when I reached out to CEO and co-founder Benita Chick about the possibility of interning. She was incredibly friendly and truly passionate about her portfolio of work at Encompass HK. With Benita’s support and direction, I immediately got to work. I have particularly enjoyed the variety of work at Encompass HK. Between helping write business proposals, assisting with corporate presentations, and helping to lead eco tours, I always feel as if I am learning and engaged with the company’s goals. I have had the opportunity to meet people from many different fields, and to work on many new and interesting initiatives. For example, for 2021 Earth Day I was fortunate to attend a fascinating Hogan Lovell presentation about companies that are trying to address the rising levels of CO2 in our atmosphere.
However, I believe my favorite memory with Encompass HK so far has to be when I helped lead an eco-tour trip for KPMG with Benita. We visited the island of Lantau and had a full day itinerary of exploring the island and learning about eco-friendly companies and habitats. Visiting a local sustainable farm in the town of Mui Wo One was particularly fascinating. The whole day was a blast, and it was especially rewarding to help teach a corporate team about environmental issues in a fun and engaging way.
Overall, my experience at Encompass HK has allowed me to pursue my passion for addressing environmental and social issues in a truly impactful way. With Encompass HK, I get to do good for the Hong Kong community while also improving on skills that will help me in whatever career I end up pursuing. I have already learnt so much with Encompass HK and can’t wait to see what else lies ahead!