AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Sustainable Built Environment Roundtable: Identifying Opportunities for Greener, Smarter, Happier Cities

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Little Library, 49/F, International Commerce Center, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon


Hong Kong SAR China

Date & time

31 May 2019



31 May 2019


About this event

Sustainable Built Environment Roundtable:
Identifying Opportunities for Greener, Smarter, Happier Cities

31 May 2019 | 2:30pm – 4:30pm
(Registration will start at 2pm)

Little Library, 49/F, International Commerce Center,
1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Registration is confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email.

In the World Green Building Trends 2018 Smart Market Report, 47% of respondents believe that they will build the majority of their projects (more than 60%) green by 2022. Not only is the positive social and environmental impact from sustainable buildings becoming clear, but the business benefits are also becoming more evident: decreasing operating costs, increasing asset value, increasing productivity, alternative funding resources (i.e. green bond) and more. Sustainable buildings are also an important element of Smart Cities, driving innovation and technology breakthroughs to address urban issues across the supply chain.

To people who are interested in learning more about the sustainable build environment sector , AVPN has the honor to have 6 diverse industry experts in the sector to lead the roundtable discussion. This convening will aim to explore:

  • Key factors pushing real estate sector players to focus on sustainability
  • Achievements on environmental impact and the frontier technologies behind
  • Ideas on monitoring social impact from sustainable building
  • Gaps and opportunities in Hong Kong’s sustainable built environment development space

Join us to build a vibrant social investment community across Asia!



Tony Tang
Deputy Director of Architecture Design,
Sun Hung Kai Properties Group

Tony had participated in a number of major commercial and composite development projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing. At 2012, he completed the International Commerce Centre (ICC), being part of the Kowloon Station development. At 2014, he led Hong Kong Architects to stage an exhibition “Tall Storeys” in London at the Royal Institute of British Architects, exhibiting the best of Hong Kong Architecture and the Transport Oriented Developments (TOD).

Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer,
City Developments Limited (CDL)

A pioneer in CSR and sustainability in Singapore for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing City Developments Limited’s sustainability leadership and achieving many firsts amongst real estate companies in Singapore.  A forerunner in embracing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Esther was recognized as the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact.

Ir Cary CHAN Wing-hong, JP 
Executive Director,
Hong Kong Green Building Council

Ir Cary Chan is a professional engineer and is currently the Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council.  Over the years, he has carried out a lot of researches and energy saving initiatives with substantial improvements in energy performance of buildings.  Some of his works have won international awards, which includes Client of the Year – Low Carbon Operation Award by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 2010.

MK Leung
Director of Sustainable Design,
Ronald Lu & Partners

MK is an award-winning architect and laureate of the first Singapore Institute of Architects-Uniseal G-Architect Award in 2014, a director of HKGBC since 2016, Panel Chair of Site Aspects of Technical Review Committee of BEAM Society Limited and a member of Green Building Faculty of HKGBC since 2012.  He is highly recognized for his specialized knowledge and integrated design skills in sustainable building design for his projects.

Duncan Macintyre
Head of Citi Realty Services Hong Kong & Macau,
Citibank N.A.

Duncan’s recent achievements include consolidation of over 3,000 Hong Kong based staff into a new owned premises at Citi Tower, One Bay East, Kwun Tong. A fully functioning activity based working environment aligned with Citi’s sustainability goals, it secured LEED Platinum certification and WELL Silver pre-certification which was a first for Citi globally. Duncan was previously based with Citi in Tokyo, with responsibility to oversee delivery of large real estate capital projects across North Asia.

Maxime Pruvost
Co-founder and Managing Director,
Bee Retail, Hong Kong

With a master in sustainable construction and over 10 years experience developing retail concept in Asia, Maxime has managed to position BEE Retail as a leader of sustainable retail design and construction.


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