The textile and fashion industries have focused on sustainability recently and among the 10 laureates at this year's Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Start-up Express: International Edition are two green fashion start-ups from Thailand.
Renewable energy technology is developing at bullet-train speed in Hong Kong and Mainland China, where preparations for the upcoming COP28 United Nations Climate Change conference in the United Arab Emirates in late November are on the fast track.
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.
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.