The role of innovation in shaping future cities

The role of innovation in shaping future cities

In an era where urban areas are projected to accommodate nearly 70% of the world’s population by 2050, approximately 1.1 billion individuals currently reside in city slums or similar environments. This number is expected to increase by an additional 2 billion within the next 30 years according to the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).  The … Read more

Empowering Voices: Celebrating Women’s Leadership and Innovation on International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), we would like to spotlight women who have not only excelled in their fields but have also significantly contributed to the dialogue on gender equality, empowerment, and innovation. As IWD approaches, we reflect on the powerful messages shared by speakers, moderators, judges and conversion leads at our past … Read more

Navigating the ESG workforce: upskilling strategies for corporates

Navigating the ESG workforce upskilling strategies for corporates

As we move toward 2030, the target year for many corporates to achieve specific ESG goals, the importance of ESG and upskilling cannot be overstated. In the rapidly evolving corporate landscape, businesses are no longer solely defined by financial success. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations have become integral, shaping the strategies of global companies. … Read more

ESG trends in APAC

ESG trends in APAC

ESG is picking up globally. How is it doing in APAC? According to Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Business Renewal Series, the top three ESG risks in APAC are “Regulatory enforcement and investigation”, “New regulations”, and “Changing buyer behavior”. Organizations might increasingly embed ESG into their risk frameworks and corporate strategies.  More organizations are stepping up … Read more

5 podcasts about smart and green cities

podcasts smart and green cities

When you hear “green and healthy living environment”, what comes to mind?  We handpicked 5 podcasts about about smart and green cities that give inspiring insights into co-creating better living environments: 1. The Flow of Urban Life – KONE The Flow of Urban Life explores innovation to improve urban life and build smarter and more … Read more

The role of technology and innovation in enhancing the lives of the ageing population

The Role of Technology and Innovation in Enhancing the Lives of the Ageing Population

As the global population ages, technology and innovation are playing an increasingly vital role in enhancing the lives of older individuals. With advancements in healthcare, communication, and lifestyle, technology is transforming the way we age, offering new opportunities for independence, health, and social connection. Healthcare and telemedicine: One of the most significant areas where technology … Read more

5 Tips on Fundraising with Purpose: Navigating the Path to Sustainable Success

5 tips on how to fundraise for purpose-driven businesses

Businesses with a strong sense of purpose are not just making waves anymore; they’re making a difference. If you’re leading a purpose-driven venture, you understand the profound impact your work can have on the world. However, to turn your vision into reality, you need the right resources and support. That’s where effective fundraising comes into … Read more

Fostering Startup Innovation: The Key to Building Smart, Inclusive Cities

Fostering Startup Innovation The DO Asia

In the dynamic landscape of urban development, the concept of a “smart city” has gained significant traction in recent years. Smart cities are more than just a futuristic vision; they represent a practical approach to solving urban challenges while enhancing the overall quality of life for residents. At the heart of this transformative journey lies … Read more

Building Thriving Communities

Vibrant and connected communities are the backbone of a thriving society. Designing spaces that foster social interaction and well-being within neighbourhoods is crucial for creating a sense of belonging and enhancing the overall quality of life. Let’s explore how we can prioritise community-oriented design to strengthen the fabric of Hong Kong’s neighbourhoods. The Power of … Read more

The Potential of Smart City Initiatives to Boost Inclusion in Hong Kong

The Potential of Smart City Initiatives to Boost Inclusion in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a vibrant, dynamic city with a diverse population. However, like many cities around the world, it faces challenges of inclusion and access to opportunities. Smart and inclusive city initiatives have the potential to boost inclusion in Hong Kong by leveraging technology to create more equitable and accessible systems. In this article, we … Read more

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