Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing has moved into the mainstream and, at US$53 trillion, could account for one third of assets under management as soon as 2025, based on data from Bloomberg.
ESG is trending among companies globally, helping them go green and achieve sustainable development, but in the eyes of Arthur Lam, CEO and Co-Founder of Hong Kong start-up Negawatt, that is far from enough to make an environmental impact.
Links between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are strengthening, as both balance the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with global challenges posed by supply chain interruptions, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tensions.
Business links between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are growing faster than a rain-forest bamboo grove, prompting the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to organise a mission to Singapore, the business hub of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Indonesia, the biggest ASEAN member, and nimble technology developer Malaysia.
The two-day Think Business, Think Hong Kong (TBTHK) promotion in the Thai capital last Thursday and Friday received an enthusiastic response from Thai government officials and business leaders.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is maturing into a key market and investment destination for Hong Kong firms, as well as a source of commodities and capital. Bangkok, capital of Thailand, lies in the heart of this fast-growing region.
Think Business, Think Hong Kong – 成就機遇．首選香港 – is a signature promotion campaign organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to showcase the city as a resilient business and innovation hub facilitating global businesses to capture new demands and realise business opportunities worldwide.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a giant trade area extending from the fringes of the Arctic (Hokkaido, Japan, main picture) to the Antarctic (New Zealand) and encompassing the giant economy of Mainland China as well as Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia.
As the post-pandemic world takes shape, exhibitors and buyers are flocking back to physical exhibitions. At the same time, lifestyle and licensing-product suppliers are adapting to profound shifts in buyers’ tastes and priorities.
Hong Kong showcased its innovation and technology (I&T) strengths at three fairs last week, including the first-ever InnoEX co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), held concurrently with the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition).
Web 3.0, blockchain, the Metaverse and other nascent technologies are at the cutting edge of industrial development and naturally create a need for agile, skilled and dynamic software developers. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is a hotspot of industrial development, generating strong demand for expertise in these technologies.