The sixth edition of Start-up Express, an entrepreneurship development programme organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), wound up this week as the finalists made their live, in-person pitches.
Ireland was historically a farming country, and agriculture remains an important industry there though financial services, especially fintech, have since come to the fore. Conversely Hong Kong went from trade to manufacturing before becoming a global financial services centre.
Governments around the world have announced commitments and deadlines for achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. Enterprises must keep pace with the times and adapt to a low-carbon business ecosystem. Businesses worldwide are adopting environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies, and investors need to take these issues into account when allocating funds.
Inspired by the heat-resistant silver ants found in the Sahara Desert, Hong Kong start-up i2Cool Technology has developed iPaint, a patented cooling paint that can greatly reduce building power consumption and accelerate the city’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality.
Governments around the world have set targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. As economies make the move towards sustainable development, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the backbone of the world economy, are adjusting their supply chain strategies to help them embark on the road to zero carbon with a measurable carbon footprint.
The COVID-19 outbreak proved a wake-up call for the global supply chain, leading many businesses – including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the backbone of the world economy – to rethink supply chain strategies and shift to a more sustainable approach. Addressing these developments, this webinar will focus on the ways in which companies can assess and reduce their carbon footprints, with a particular focus on Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse-gas emission evaluation protocols.
Anyone scanning information on environmental issues will notice a ream of problems – from climate change to plastic pollution – often with little attention to solutions. Plugging this solution gap, Eco Expo Asia last week showcased a wide variety of efforts to improve the global and local environments.
A leading fair for the industry, Eco Expo Asia features the latest green products, equipment and technology, providing business-to-business, business-to-government and business-to-consumer trading opportunities. Themed “Promoting Green Recovery for Carbon Neutrality”, this year’s expo will be held in a hybrid physical-and-online format for the first time. The event will include the Eco Asia Conference and feature a Startup Zone where dedicated to new entrepreneurs.