We recently took part in ReThink HK – Hong Kong’s leading conference on sustainable development.
As a proud sponsor and supporter, it was exhilarating to hear so many business leaders engaging in conversations around how to set science-based targets, how to engage in carbon reduction programs, and how to quantify their performance in this area.
Over 3000 people descended on ReThink Hong Kong, eager to discuss their challenges and explore what opportunities are available to their businesses.
As a team, our most prominent observations from the two-day event were:
➤ Businesses are still faced with the challenge of how to approach Scope 3 mapping, which is not new. The appetite to engage in Scope 3 mapping is there, but it’s clear that further education is needed around the correlation between Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
➤ Collaboration was a hot topic, and rightly so. Attendees were far more aware that we cannot work in silos if we want to decarbonise supply chains and that by working together, we can achieve more and have a greater impact. This was not limited to just working with suppliers and a brand’s scope 3 emissions, but how to go about finding, and onboarding, the right advisors, expertise, and partners to support a company’s sustainability journey.
➤ Innovation and technology were clearly present. A multitude of booths showcased their state-of-the-art ideas on greener solutions from packaging to bricks, carbon capture tech, co-working spaces, textiles, food and more.