We wish to create a platform where stakeholders can learn through research about what sustainability in the hospitality & travel industry means, and create a path to sustainable development together.

Our research focuses on topics of social, environmental, and governance issues in the hospitality & travel industry. We scrutinize these topics through lenses of different schools of thought: circular economy, shared value, industrial ecology, performance economy, and more. We analyze and synthesize existing data, policies, case studies, and good practices to provide advice on applicable solutions in the local context.

We welcome collaborations on the above topics. Please get in contact with us to explore possible research projects and synergies.

Our Publications

Research & Insights

GREEN Hospitality - Solid Waste and the Impact of the Tourism Industry in the East Asia Pacific Region
GREEN Hospitality - Responsibilities of the Hospitality Industry in the Municipal Solid Waste in Hong Kong
GREEN Hospitality - Plastic Reduction Guide for the Hospitality Industry
GREEN Hospitality - Food Waste Reduction Guide and Tool Pack for the Hospitality Industry
GREEN Hospitality - Forget about the Rest: Start with Food Waste
GREEN Hospitality - When Bio Meets Plastic a Case Study of their Impact in Hong Kong
GREEN Hospitality - Waste Deep: An Exploratory Study of the Waste Generated by the Hospitality Industry in Hong Kong

Green Recovery for the Tourism & Hospitality Industries in Hong Kong Through Technology & Innovation

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The Hong Kong government has announced plans of reaching “zero landfill” by 2035 in its newest Waste Blueprint and the 2021 Policy Address, as well as an ambitious goal of going carbon-neutral by 2050. At the same time, to recover from the impact of the pandemic, Hong Kong's hospitality industry has an integral role to play. 

 

Under our new project, "A Green Recovery for the Tourism and Hospitality Industries in Hong Kong Through Technology & Innovation" we will have a slew of stakeholder engagements including industry roundtables, large format events as well as research and development of practical tools that will fast-track sustainability in Hong Kong and Asia. 

Acknowledgment & Disclaimer: 

 

Some of these  events are funded by the Innovation & Technology Commission of the HKSAR.

 

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission, or the Vetting Committee of the General Support Programme of the Innovation and Technology Fund.

 

在本刊物/活動內 (或由項目小組成員) 表達的任何意見、研究成果、結論或建議,並不代表香港特別行政區政府、創新科技署或創新及科技基金一般支援計劃評審委員會的觀點。

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Want to learn more? 

 

Composting Program

 

There is no regulation in Hong Kong to make separating food waste compulsory, but there are food waste recycling programs available for F&Bs or households to join on a voluntary basis.

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Are you interested in joining our Composting Program?

Responsible Procurement Tool

 

Procurement is one of the key elements in every hospitality business. However, procurement is also where a lot of negative social or environmental impact is happening. If we want to tackle these issues and remove the malice from the supply chains, we need to bring about more transparency. 

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Why Procurement Tool

  • Create & Share Knowledge

  • Collaborate for Systems Change

  • Offer a Solution that Accelerates Sustainability

Problems We Solve


Governance
 


Transparency
 


Decision-making
 


Reporting
 


Lack of Resources
 

Want to be part of the project or have questions?

Sustainable Hospitality Podcast 

 

The GREEN Hospitality Podcast covers all issues related to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) challenges in Hospitality & Travel industry today.

We cover topics such as energy use reduction and waste as well as methods to tackle the current major challenges the industry faces.

 

Join us as we interview practitioners, experts, business owners, and academics with an aim to provide bite-sized advice on how to improve ESG performance in hotels, airlines, F&B, and other organisations to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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