Food and fashion fulfil people’s fundamental needs – something that’s recognised by Hong Kong-based innovation platform The Mills Fabrica, which is focused on cultivating start-ups engaged in these two fields.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s commitment to bring forward the ban on in-house single-use plastic tableware and plastic foam food containers to the final quarter of next year is good news for the environment. It also presents plentiful opportunities for companies and start-ups offering sustainable alternatives.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are seen as more than moral imperatives for businesses. They are also essential considerations for investors considering fund allocation across portfolios. This webinar will focus on techniques for evaluating sustainable commercial practices and duly rewarding such environmentally responsible behaviour as a means of promoting a low-carbon business ecosystem.
The rise of so-called “fast fashion” over the past two decades enabled consumers to buy a wider range of clothes at low prices, rapidly boosting the fashion industry worldwide – but the fast fashion trend has led to a string of environmental and sustainability concerns.
As any geologist can tell you, fossil fuels are the remains of long-gone plants and animals, many of them predating the denizens of Jurassic Park. This raises an obvious question – since we now discard huge amounts of plant and animal waste, could we not use such material to displace fossil fuels as sources of energy as well as products such as plastics and flavourants?
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended economic activity across the globe over the past one and a half years, but one obvious beneficiary has been e-commerce which has grown in leaps and bounds as customers stay away from shops and restaurants. This change has been marked in the United States, home of the shopping mall.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought drastic changes for all businesses with sectors such as cruise liners going into suspended animation while others, such as entertainment, transform themselves with such innovations as drive-in concerts (main picture).