A comprehensive investment firm from New Zealand, Stonewood Group, signed several technology-related cooperation agreements with Hong Kong businesses at the Belt and Road Summit, co-organised by the Hong Kong SAR Government and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) this summer.
The massive development projects in Hong Kong – Northern Metropolis (main picture) and Lantau Tomorrow Vision – will create a perfect prototyping environment for green con tech and prop tech, offering businesses ranging from start-ups to construction giants a chance to develop and deploy cutting-edge sustainable solutions for buildings and infrastructure.
Regulators, investors and customers often require companies to follow sustainable, environmentally friendly policies as environmental, social and governance concerns grow. But these terms mean different things to different people – or organisations – and comping up with a comprehensive and unambiguous taxonomy is no easy task.
“Elephants can be eaten in small pieces” is a saying that comes to mind, when faced with the task of moving Mainland China’s economy on to sustainable footing and achieving the stated goal of net-zero by 2060.
With projects such as the Zero-carbon Building in Kowloon Bay (main picture), Hong Kong is rapidly taking a more sustainable route – and Mainland China provides much of the hardware for the renewable energy revolution.