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.
Noting the steady stream of disposable cutlery going to Hong Kong landfills, an architect turned industrial designer developed a pocket-friendly dining set for take-away eating city dwellers.
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.
“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.
The global energy crisis and concerns over climate change have been concentrating minds on green transport – all the more so in Hong Kong where the clock is ticking on fossil-fuel driven cars, which will need to be off the road within 13 years.
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.
Themed “Green Innovations for Carbon Neutrality”, Eco Expo Asia is the leading fair in Asia for promoting innovative green technologies and a global trade platform for the environmental protection industry showcasing the latest green products, equipment and state-of-the-art technology. The fair provides B2G, B2B and B2C opportunities for green industry through its strong support from Hong Kong, Mainland China as well as international government authorities and industry associations.
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.
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.
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.