How to turn problems into opportunities?

Last night we had a full house at Mettā focussing on Hong Kongs sustainability challenges and the opportunities for entrepreneurs. I had the pleasure to moderate the event where Tom Uiterwaal, Chairman of the Environment and Economic Business Council (EEBC), shared a summary of the status-quo and recommendations described in the EECB position paper (a review of the Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint). The following panel discussion supported by Tom Uiterwaal (Reconergy (Hong Kong) Ltd, Philippe Li (HK Recycles Limited), Alessandro Bisagni, LEED, BEAM, WELL, RESET AP (BEE - Bisgani Environmental Enterprise) and Dr. Jeanne Ng (Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited, HKIQEP) provided insights into their pioneering work and revealed various opportunities for entrepreneurs. We can tackle the sustainable issues with a clever combination of education, technology, economics and regulatory sandboxes that allow innovation by demonstration. I thank my panellists for taking the time and effort to share their wisdom and inspire the audience to not only have hope but possibly take action. #sustainability, #smartcities, #innovation.

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