June 19, 2024

Dress Green: The Green Army in Upcycled Uniforms

Dress Green is a social enterprise founded by Emma Yu and Victor Pang in July 2021. As a graduated company of the Design Incubation Programme of Hong Kong Design Centre [1], Dress Green combines sustainability, art, and education to inspire creativity and raise awareness of resource circularity. The brand aims at achieving sustainability, empowerment and education through the recycling and upcycling of used school uniforms, organisational uniforms and textiles. They also hire retired or unemployed senior female textile workers and tailors, and offer upcycling workshops for schools and corporations.
June 14, 2024

Cornerstone Smart Recycling: Setting the Foundation of Sustainability with Automated Recycling

Cornerstone is the brand founded in 2016 by Lawson Lau. He owns three companies specialising in different business focuses, namely EV-charging solution provider Cornerstone EV Charging Service (Cornerstone Technologies), energy management and second life EV battery energy storage system service provider Cornerstone Energy, and multiple stream smart recycling solution provider Cornerstone Smart Recycling. The brand strives to offer cutting-edge research and development (R&D), solutions and services as a whole in charging systems, recovery of traction battery used in EV, and smart recycling platform, making them more accessible to users in Hong Kong, as well as the clienteles around Southeast Asia who practically cope with the tide of sustainability transformation, engaging stakeholders and the public in building a greener future.
March 19, 2024

V Cycle: Circular Economy from Responsible Recycling & Love for Community

V Cycle (Virtuous Cycle) is a social enterprise that was founded in 2017 by Eric Swinton and Cherie Lo. The company is addressing Hong Kong's environmental issues on two fronts: ecological and social. By integrating these aspects, V Cycle aims to empower the underprivileged and safeguard the natural world.
March 12, 2024

Carbon Lite System: From Wood Waste to Net Zero Building, all via Technology

The Carbon Lite System (CLS) Environmental Technologies is founded in 2020 by Pirry Leung and Dr Oliver Yeung. The environmental tech startup specialises in equipping their clients with technology application in waste management and circular economy solutions. Through research & development of engineered biochar, a durable and VOC-absorbing material created from wood waste and food waste by carbon sequestration, which could be used to make concrete greener by incorporating biochar as a partial replacement for cement in the mixture. The company focuses on developing greener building materials, including plaster, bricks, etc., by utilising biochar and reducing the reliance on cement.
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".
November 16, 2023

FH Rehabilitation Products Manufacturing Company Limited: Connecting Elderly Care Services and Innovative Technology, Building a Bridge to Joyful Aging

FH Rehabilitation Products Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (FH), established in 2007, is a company providing medical and health products. It supplies products including medical devices, personal care accessories and dietary supplements. FH has been devoted to researching and developing high-quality products, and these products have received international accreditation, such as ISO, CE and FDA. The company aspires to provide rehabilitation products which are safe to use, practical and diverse, and professional service with excellent quality so as to satisfy the various demands of Hong Kong. There are approximately 30 full-time employees on board at the time being, and the company has its own factory in mainland China. Their operation model centred in employing these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 3 “Good Health and Well-being”, Goal 8 “Decent work and economic growth”, Goal 9 “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”, Goal 10 “Reduced inequalities” and Goal 12 “Responsible consumption and production”.
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.