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

Why is social inclusion important?

What is social inclusion? Social inclusion is a way of improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of the underrepresented groups, thereby ensuring they can participate in social, economic, and political life fully.  Being socially inclusive means equality between people of different genders, races, nationalities, ability levels, income levels, occupations, faiths, sexual orientations, and ages.  How … Read more

Why is sustainability important?

WICS Sustainable Inclusion

What are some definitions of sustainability? When asked to define sustainability, a common definition is “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development. However, note that sustainable development is not the … Read more

5 Key Takeaways from ‘Breathing Under Fire: Optimise Your Leadership Skills’

5 key takeaways from our talk with Dr. Belisa Vranich

We had a unique conversation on managing anxiety and panic, regulating adrenaline, improving endurance and conditioning, and effectively fighting fatigue. Being a modern leader in the last 3 years comes with higher expectations and harsher conditions: it is no longer just about being strong and motivating teams. Breathing under fire is about the ability to … Read more

5 Challenges Climate Change Has Posed To Properties – Part I

The world is now experiencing symptoms of climate change. Climate change affects every facet of our lives, and properties are no exception. The following are 5 challenges climate change has posed to properties.  1. Energy efficiency Buildings account for a whopping 90% of electricity usage in Hong Kong. Now, electricity generation in Hong Kong still … Read more

Is this the hottest or coldest summer of our lives?

Is this the hottest or coldest summer of our lives + Resources - The DO Asia

You have probably seen so much about the recent heat waves happening all over the world. While this might be the hottest summer yet, this could also be the coldest summer of the rest of your life.  Let that sink in.  Not only are heat waves raging, but also forests are burning, ice sheets are … Read more

5 Key Takeaways from the ‘ESG: How to Get Started’ Webinar

ESG is a hot topic and part of many discussions across many industries. But what are the actions that follow these discussions? We had the pleasure to talk to incredible experts, Francesco Stadler, Keilem Ng, and Victoria Shapovalova, about how to get started on ESG. 1. It is never too late to start on the … Read more

Book Recommendations: Belinda’s January Picks

The DO Book Recommendations January

The new year is here and so are resolutions. Raise your hand if reading more books is one of them!  This month I want to introduce my 2 reads on purpose and smart, sustainable cities. 1 – Confessions of a radical industrialist How could one of the world’s largest commercial carpet companies make it happen? … Read more

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