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Episode 7
15 Aug 2019
Creating long-term value through sustainability
Featured Guest(s):
Ellie Tang
Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited
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Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited (NWD) and General Manager – Sustainability at K11 Concepts Limited, where she formulates and drives the New World Sustainability Vision 2030 across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, supports environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management and disclosure, leads green financing initiatives and standardises sustainable building practices. She is also an appointed member of the Environmental Campaign Committee of the HKSAR Government.

Her sustainability experience covers strategy and planning, environmental management, ESG reporting, carbon credit project development, policy consulting, and stakeholder relationship management. She was previously the Asia Pacific Coordinator of the “HSBC Water Programme” – a global USD100m partnership with governments and NGOs to improve access to freshwater and sanitation, relevant policy support, and community livelihoods.

Ellie believes that embracing sustainability will create long-term value for the company and their clients. In this podcast, she shares how NWD aspires to build a better society through innovation and sustainable growth. To do so, the company incorporates this agenda across all business units, making it a key priority and launches different programs. ESG is not just a box-ticking exercise. It is used as a benchmark to drive the business forward, like the engine of a car and bring real impact.

Some of these pilots include New World Sustainability Vision 2030 referencing United Nations SDGs to steer NWD and curate a customer experience epitomising the elements and benefits of Green, Wellness, Smart and Caring. Another initiative is launching the Green Finance Framework, which successfully raised the first Green Loan to fund the Hong Kong commercial redevelopment project, K11 Atelier King’s Road. Tune in to learn more.

 


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Quote from Ellie Tang

“It is definitely an ongoing journey. The trend is gaining momentum so fast, it needs multiple players from different regions to come together and decide on what makes sense. We have to choose the most practical projects in order to capture real opportunities and materialize financial benefits and in turn, prompt more players to join this movement.”

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