With most of it going in city landfills that are nearly full, there are signs of change thanks to a processing plant and top restaurants.
Companies might be allowed some flexibility when it comes to buying voluntary carbon credits to offset the carbon footprint of their supply chains under an upgraded guidance by UK-based international standard setter VCMI.
The world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases must accelerate environmentally friendly projects if it is to transition to a low carbon economy, and this provides an opportunity for Hong Kong, says UN resident coordinator in China.
China, a major biofuel exporter, can do more to fight climate change by using low-carbon fuel in Chinese ocean-going vessels instead of exporting it, according to Holland-based 123Carbon.
Trading volume on HKEX’s Core Climate since its October 2022 debut is less than 1 per cent that of the world’s leading carbon market, as a lack of links with mainland China carbon exchanges stymies progress.
The science of lab-grown meat is improving and the product is closer to that of animal flesh, but many meat lovers still don’t want to try it, often citing safety concerns or issues with its texture.
While buy-in among executives increased to 63 per cent from 21 per cent a year earlier, average annual investment in sustainability grew by only a tiny amount, Capgemini Research Institute says.
The luxury candle market has been growing steadily over the past few years, so which options are worth the price? From Celine to Le Labo and Jo Malone London, and more
Hong Kong-based environmental, social and governance data analytics fintech firm YoujiVest has seen increasing demand from listed companies for its products and services amid growing climate disclosure requirements.
In a symbolic milestone ahead of COP28 that may help unlock more of the trillions of dollars needed, developed countries provided US$89.6 billion in 2021 to their poorer counterparts, with the US$100 billion goal likely met last year.
The study of 1,882 companies listed in Hong Kong found that 141 of them had opted for external assurance – essentially an audit of their environmental, social and governance reporting – this year, up from only 85 in 2021.
Global listed firms will by April 2026 exceed an emissions limit that would restrain warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, MSCI says. That date is three months earlier than MSCI projected in July.
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still ‘technically feasible’, but this requires ‘urgent course correction’, the State of Climate Action report says.
Greater private-public collaboration will be necessary if innovations in low-carbon and recycled building materials are to be implemented for decarbonising Hong Kong’s buildings, according to speakers at a sustainability forum.
Family offices need to invest with purpose and a sense of values to secure a future for the next generation, said Regal Hotels International vice-chairman Poman Lo at the inaugural Family Business Summit in Hong Kong.
‘I have planted more than 50 trees today. This is a powerful, necessary initiative for the planet,’ government official Joan Kirika said.
The Hollywood star’s God’s Own Cashmere label elevates the grunge fashion staple with gemstones to keep you buttoned up in the best possible way – and Bruce Springsteen, Gwen Stefani and Joey King are all fans
Hong Kong property firms ESR Group and Chinachem have secured the city’s first green loan for the logistics sector, worth HK$8.8 billion, for the development of a cold storage facility in Kwai Chung with a range of sustainable design features.
UK biotech start-up Colorifix will focus on the textile markets in India and Sri Lanka next year, before making its entry into China and Southeast Asia, chief operating officer Christopher Hunter says.
Prince William walked the ‘green carpet’ with Cate Blanchett, Donnie Yen, Cissy Wang, One Republic and more celebrities for the sustainability awards’ first Asia ceremony
Hong Kong-based GRST has been named one of five winners of this year’s Earthshot Prize. The eco-friendly lithium battery technology start-up was the winner in the ‘Clean Our Air’ category.
The CFA Institute is offering a new certification programme for financial analysts and money managers to help plug a talent gap and prepare for more onerous climate-risk reporting requirements ahead.
Hong Kong has the potential to be a leading hub for green finance due to its proximity to mainland China, with sound regulations already in place for such types of investments giving the city a head start, according to top bankers.
Ha Long Bay, famed for its turquoise waters dotted with towering rainforest-topped limestone islands, is one of Vietnam ’s most popular tourist destinations.
The sector needs more smart technology to thrive and maintain the city’s status as an international trade centre, experts say ahead of the annual Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference.
Kicking the can down the road has left the world behind on climate goals, says head of climate solutions at asset manager Legal & General Investment Management.
French skincare pioneer Caudalie is celebrating 10 years of business here in Hong Kong, and launching a new line of products – Style chats to its co-founder Mathilde Thomas
Plastic-eating bacteria were discovered devouring waste two decades ago. Scientists are now looking at how to scale up their diet and launch a global recycling revolution.
Cathay Pacific is offering more plant-forward in-flight meal options for long-haul travellers, including those in economy, after teaming up with Ovolo Hotels’ Hong Kong vegetarian restaurant, Veda.