January 12, 2024

Muuse on a Cuppa of Holistic Circularity through the Reusables Rental System

Established in 2018 by a group of environmentally conscious individuals, Muuse offers a forward-thinking waste-avoiding solution through their high-quality rental service for reusable containers. Their smart universal circular system aims to revolutionise how packaging is approached and facilitate a seamless transition to reusable packaging in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships. Presently, the company is actively expanding their business and partnerships in Singapore, Hong Kong, USA and Canada. In Hong Kong, they provide their innovative reuse systems to clients such as Swire Properties and Starbucks.
January 12, 2024

Conscious Paper: Turning Trash into Treasure with Handmade Paper Renaissance

Founded in 2020 by former investment banker Palak Shah Setunga (known as Polly), Conscious Paper is a sustainable handmade paper brand dedicated to fostering sustainable living so that our future generations can enjoy the planet as we have. Through ever-evolving sustainable and customised solutions in the form of stationery and packaging, the brand hopes to strategically influence the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), including Goal 1: No Poverty; Goal 2: Zero Hunger; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 10: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 13: Climate Action; Goal 15: Life on Land; Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. Currently serving the Hong Kong market, the company pursues opportunities to solve societal and environmental challenges through business innovation and collaboration.
November 16, 2023

Negawatt Utility Limited: Lighting Up the Future through Enabling Energy Conservation and Changing Behaviour with Technology

Founded in 2019, Negawatt Utility Limited (Negawatt) combines big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to offer custom-made, innovative engineering and cloud-based solutions. The company's software, hardware and consultancy services help its clients to achieve sustainability management in buildings and co-create smart cities. Negawatt boasts an impressive client list from a wide range of industries and sectors, from real estate developers, property management companies, government departments, architecture firms, NGOs, data centres, consultancy companies to contractors. The startup strives to co-build with its partners sustainable, smart city while focusing on three Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 3 "Good Health and Well-being", SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure", and SDG 11 "Sustainable Cities and Communities".
October 20, 2023

JC Legal: The Law of Sustainability is at the Heart

Founded by Janice Chew in 2018, JC Legal is a law firm that specialises in cross-border commercial law, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance, with business covering Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, and UK. They also provide professional consulting on venture capital financing and corporate law for small and medium enterprises and start-ups. In the process of development, JC Legal has applied multiple sustainable development goals (SDGs), including SDG 8 "Decent Work and Economic Growth", SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure", and SDG 10 "Reduced Inequalities", which is worth learning by other professionals.
October 20, 2023

Sze Wo Chaan: Fueling Up Sustainable Development with Innovation & Passion

Established in 1976, Sze Wo Chaan Gas Company Limited became a distributor of Shell Hong Kong in 1986. The company specialises in one-stop LPG retail, delivery, installation and maintenance services, as well as (central or pipeline) gas engineering for both household and commercial sectors, gas appliances retail and wholesale business, and LPG (dangerous goods) logistics management. With a philosophy of “Running business with heart” and "Putting customers first", over the years the company has introduced innovative operation and management. It has proactively expanded horizontally, the like of acquiring Crown Gas Stoves (Holdings) Company Limited in 2014 and the launch of kitchen cabinet and bathroom design business, leading this tradition industry to keep up with the time.
October 20, 2023

Tony Ip Green Architect Limited: Building Community and Corporate Culture through Green Architecture

Tony Ip Green Architect Limited (TiP) was founded in 2017 with a primary focus on architectural, interior, and urban design projects. Additionally, they offer consulting services to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and schools. TiP currently has a team of 16 employees who are qualified professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural conservation. The company has always been devoted to promoting green architecture in Hong Kong and adopted an operation model based on SDG 9 “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”, SDG 11 “Sustainable cities and communities”, SDG 12 “Responsible consumption and production” and SDG 13 “climate action”, aiming for sustainable development.
March 6, 2023

V Visionary: Reforming the Fashion Industry from Materials to Values

Founded in 2018 by Vickie Au, V Visionary is a fashion design consultancy company providing services such as corporate uniform design and production with the mission of “Fashion for Social Good”, and targeting large corporates as their main clientele. In 2019, Vickie established the award-winning brand V VISSI:revisit, which focuses on “sustainability”, “innovation” and “social inclusion”. She works with yarn and fabric factories alongside different stakeholders to develop sustainable fashion. Her work has been recognized by a number of international design awards. In 2020, Vickie launched the "Look Cool Do Good" initiative—a community co-creation programme supported by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund)—which offers free training to empower low-income women, factory workers, and retired tailors. Vickie has striven to place technological innovation, environmental sustainability and social inclusion at the heart of her company’s operation model, which echoes with the global sustainability agenda including SDG 12 “Sustainable consumption and production” and SDG 9 “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”.
January 18, 2023

ARTA Architects: Communicating through works – Thoughts on architecture that highlight community engagement

ARTA, which was established in 2021, is a rather young enterprise. It focuses on architecture, interior design, art installations and community design projects. In a short period of time, it has gained recognition from big names like Nan Fung Group and the Harbour Office of the Development Bureau. The two co-founders are registered architects, and have 8 to 10 years of work experience. They have won different open competitions before setting up ARTA. ARTA is a name combining “Art” and “Architecture”. In essence, art is relatively abstract and subjective whilst architecture focuses on functionality. The co-founders would like to combine the two and create architectural pieces that put emphasis on the interactions with the general public. They strive to reflect the importance of environmental and social sustainability in their works. Although they did not deliberately adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, “Sustainable cities and communities”, “Industry, innovation and infrastructure” and “Responsible consumption and production” are at the heart of the company’s operation model.
November 7, 2022

Secure Information Disposal Services Limited – The philosophy of taking one step at a time: Turning a new page with innovative thinking and equipping oneself

Secure Information Disposal Services was founded in 2009 by Harold and his partners. Now with 13 years of history and about 50 employees, SSID has its own recycling plant in Yuen Long, handling waste paper recycling and other operations. Being part of the recycling industry, SSID has been integrating sustainable development into its business for many years, promoting a work model that focuses on Sustainable Development Goals of "ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns", "making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. and "building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation".