"Global Sustainable Development Initiative" GSDI, Hong Kong

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"Global Sustainable Development Initiative" (GSDI) Hong Kong

Our First Knowledge Exchange Sustainable Development and the Real Estate Industry

“Sustainable Development (SD) is a pattern of growth in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come”. (Brundtland Commission 1983)

Exploring the potential of SD, our project looks at knowledge flows and exchanges, as well as the formation of environmentally conscious action groups. Project partners include universities from Hong Kong and Shenzhen, industry and professional associations, local and foreign companies. These organizations comprise green/clean technology, public agencies, think-tanks, NGOs and public representatives.

In SD everyone is a user and provider of information, therefore broad public participation in decision making is a fundamental requisite for achieving lasting SD goals.

Please join us for a lively and practically focused discussion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference.


Date: Friday, 20 April 2012

Venue:  M-Lab, InnoCentre, Unit 601, Level 6, 72 Tat Chee Avenue

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Time: 14:00 –17:00 (seats are limited, please book early)

Fee: 100 HK$ (coffee/tea included) 

MTR: Kowloon Tong, Exit C2, Festival Walk, InnoCentre



Prof. Cees de Bont PhD, Dean, School of Design, Chair Professor of Industrial Design, PolyU, HK

3-5 minutes opening remarks incl. a personal statement concerning design and SD, www.sd.polyu.edu.hk

Chris Toepker, GM, Multimedia Innovation Centre & M-Lab, HK, www.sd.polyu.edu.hk

3-5 minutes introduction of M-Lab incl. a personal statement concerning SD

Tytus Michalski, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur in Residence at M-Lab, HK, www.m-lab.hk

10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Awareness of SD within the Financial Industry

Graham Leach, Angel Investor, voteCSR, HK, www.votecsr.com

10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Modern Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Christophe Bongars, CEO, SustainAsia Ltd., HK, www.sustainasia.com

10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Cleantech and Eco-efficiency

Christoph Ziesel, MD, CleanInVention Ltd., Hong Kong, www.cleaninvention.com 

10 minutes speech incl. PPT, and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Shareholder value versus Sustainable Development

Dr. Josie Close, School of Energy and Environment, CityU at STP, HK, www.cityu.edu.hk/see  

10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic - Low-carbon buildings in Sustainable Communities 

Elena Poleganova, Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLC, HK, www.nixonpeabody.com 

10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topic – Sustainable Investing and

Redefining Fiduciary Responsibility 

Thomas (C.W.) Wong, Sust. & Tech. Support Manager, CLP Power Ltd., HK, www.clpgroup.com 

10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topicBuilding Energy Efficiency

Francis (T.S.) Chui, Application Strategy and Architecture Manager, CLP Power Ltd., HK

10 minutes speech incl. PPT and 3-5 mins Q&A, topicSmart Home Solutions for Residential Customers


Detail Information: www.cleaninvention.com/gsdi.html  

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For further information please call  

HK +852 3695 0835 and +852 9242 2892 or Mainland China +86 135 3788 2726  

E-mail: gsdi@cleaninvention.com


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