The hot topic turned eco-trend proves to be a longstanding discussion among our community.
As we dive into the discussion of climate change and the future of our planet becomes a increasing concern among the next generation, the application of sustainability is no longer a fad or eco-trend but an emmeshed lifestyle concept we apply into all aspects of our daily lives.
Zooming into the corporate realm, sustainability was heavily disregarded as a key focus and over decades, we have realized the encroaching effects of harm being done to the environment we live in by some of the heaviest polluters. Global firms have faced pressure and a significant shift to becoming green. Key leaders are rethinking their business practices to lessen the environmental impact, with the hopes to be an exemplary role model and staying consciously aware in the industries they thrive.
What does it take to build sustainable practices in the business world, and where we can strike a chord for doing good with people and our planet? How can we become more socially responsible in our daily lives? Whether we look at applying sustainable solutions in our cities or outlooking to larger regions where small and large businesses thrive, sharing global insight on responsible strategies are paramount not only to thrive, but to leave the community live in maintained for the next generation.
We have rounded up some events and forums coming up in Hong Kong where the topic has become a key concern, and a place to meet like-minded individuals to exchange and cultivate propositions together.
With a successful festival held back in 2018, Greenfest will be held virtually this year targeting the next generation and youths to explore the issues of waste, sustainability, and understand how to adapt to a more social and environmentally responsible lifestyle.
A circular economy focus is one of the key themes, encouraging those to reimagine and redesign our world to make the most of precious resources and ways to reduce waste. The immersive event will be focusing on food, agriculture, architecture, technology, transportation, and fashion through talks, panels, and workshops to keep attendees engaged.
Beginning with 20 speakers and 200 attendees, 2020’s event will be including a diverse range of speakers including Sonalie Figueiras, Founder of Green Queen Media, Daisy Tam-Diers of Hong Kong FoodWorks, Elaine Siu of The Good Food Institute, as well as key activists such as hometown hero Christian Mongendre of Treehouse, Raphael De Ry of Edgar Hong Kong, and sustainable architect Colin Wardo f Foster + Partners.
Sustainability can also be applied in our daily lives by shopping locally and buying from small business and vendors in town. While the Landmark’s Christmas market is dreamy and featuring some of the most sought-out luxury brands in Hong Kong, the Hive will be launching their weekend Christmas market over the month of December at 9 locations supporting local vendors in our community. Clothes, jewellery, and wellness products will make a thoughtful future gift for family and friends!
To kick off, the Sheung Wan location will open its market December 4th with Hive Studios in Kennedy town opening their event on December 10th running from 12-8 PM. The Hive Sai Kung will open their market later during December 12th from 11-5 PM. Tickets must be purchased online this year to reserve a spot before entering to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.
Final details for vendors will be coming out later at the end of November, stay tuned on their website for more details!
ReThink is one of the largest, and most distinguished sustainable business forums and expo focusing on Hong Kong. The event will take place at HKCEC in Wan Chai specifically designed for business leaders and sustainability practitioners in finding solutions for a more equitable and climate smart future for the city we live in.
With more than 2000 attendees, 32 expert workshops, 6 global keynote panels, 2021 will be focusing on the following themes – circular economy, cities & mobility, decarbonisation, food & nature, people & purpose, and redefining value. Delegates will learn and discuss the sustainability challenges being faced today wit the ability to amplify their environment and societal policies discussed across external stakeholder structures.
The conference is still being finalized, but open calls for partners and sponsors are being accepted, including early bird rates and packages for attendees.
Founded in 2017, The Fashion Summit has found its niche in Asia as the only collective conference and leading sustainable fashion event bringing NGO’s, media, key decision makers, academics together. The two-day event discusses best practices, the introduction of tech solutions, and trend discussions.
With the focus to become Asia’s local and regional creative hub, the summit encourages the future generation of fashion designers to attend and discuss how they can apply sustainable concepts and integrate best practices towards their businesses. The theme “Design for the Future” will continue as 2021 and will be a topic of discussion incorporated into panels and workshops.
More details on the conference will be coming at the beginning of 2021.
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Written exclusively for WELL, Magazine Asia by Ashley Tang