ReThink, Hong Kong’s sustainability forum held 28-29 October, set itself a high bar by asking from the outset, how can we help businesses accelerate change towards a more sustainable future? Moderated by SVPHK CEO Gaëlle Loiseau, the panel 'Effective partnerships with positive impact on Hong Kong's ecosystem’, dug deep into this question by focusing on the ‘how’, and recognising that attempting change at scale in isolation is futile unless players join together for greater impact and intentional Shared Value.
As a sustainability professional, I often heard versions of the same message: “sustainability is for rich companies that have money to spare”. Over the years, this outlook has changed in part due to greater exposure to climate risks. Before we truly understood the magnitude of the Covid pandemic, the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report’s top risks in terms of likelihood and impact heavily featured environmental issues. The market is acknowledging the fact that companies do not operate in a vacuum and therefore, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors should be considered alongside financial metrics in assessing a company’s performance.
In 2018, Novetex launched The Billie System in Tai Po, Hong Kong. With this sustainable initiative, the company upcycles textile waste into new yarn, thereby creating competitive advantage while addressing a pressing environmental issue.
By aligning profit with purpose, Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) aims to capture 3% of the US$7 billion global hazelnut market and expects to significantly increase the income of 15% of Bhutan’s population.
Venturing into its 12th year, CUHK CSR Conference has, over the years, evolved into a platform for confluence of cross-disciplinary ideas and practices that fuel the engine of sustainable growth. Sustainability is a world-view that reaches beyond CSR and encompasses emerging approaches such as Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) initiatives, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Impact Investments, Creating Shared Value among others. Keeping these developments in view, CUHK CSR Conference is now called CUHK Sustainability Conference, a name truly representative of its endeavour towards creating a sustainable world. The conference theme this year
There are increasing numbers of headlines putting sustainability into the frame for corporates to consider. This assumes that it hadn’t been a part of discussions prior to Davos’ and the launch of Green Finance. This is misleading. The current relevance is actually due to the change to its materiality and the rising risk in doing business.
DAY 5: FINAL SHARING Content: Sharing of innovative co-creation ideas back to the 4 participating corporations with mentors’ feedback, Closing of the program (powerpoint document; recommended length: max 10 slides by each group) Moderator: Mr. Howard Ling, Chief Consultant of Social Enterprise Business Centre Who should attend? Those who want to build a sustainable business and solves operation problems in corporations with creative ways！ Register here!
Driving Corporate Innovation with Focus on SDGs & Sustainability Agenda: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Registrations & Check-In 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: SAP Next-Gen - Innovation with Purpose & Why Purpose is driving the conversations today? 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Sustainability is Business: Creating chemistry for a sustainable future 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Sustainability at Swire 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM: Panel Discussion 7:45 PM – 8:15 PM: Open Discussion, Q&A 8:15 PM – 8:30 PM: Event Wrap-Up Read more...
Keynote Speaker: Dr Antje von Dewitz, CEO, VAUDE. VAUDE is honoured as the Most Sustainable Brand in Germany and recently announced a 100% PFC-free policy. Dr Antje von Dewitz is awarded as the Brand Manager of the Year at the German Brand Award 2018. Read more...
An unapologetic, raw conversation on sustainability today. Come and meet some of the women behind and supporting brands that are breaking misconceptions and offering alternative solutions. Sabrina Ettedgui, Ethique Ambassador (Hong Kong), Toni Ireland, Co-Founder of Hydroplast and Kasia Galak, Co-Founder of WOMB HK are will share their honest and REAL opinions with you in our brand new location Camp Causeway Bay. Tired of hearing the word "Sustainability" being tossed around like the buzzword of the decade? What does it mean to be truely "eco-friendly"? Does a cheaper price