New World Development Company Limited
Group Head of Sustainability
Michael joined New World Group as the Head of Sustainability leading the Group in shaping the next evolution of their ambitious sustainability agenda. Michael enjoys many aspects of the role and its challenges, from advising on responsible investment approaches and sustainable finance options to reimagining business products and services in a climate changed world and aligning social value creation to business decision-making.
Michael possesses over 28 years of experience in sustainability and environmental management across a range of industry sectors in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. In his prior role, Michael was the Head of Sustainability and Foundation in Asia at Lendlease and more recently delivered its first Mission Zero Roadmap, WELL Health Safety Rating across its office portfolio and helped secure its Regional and Sector leadership in GRESB across its REIT and Funds portfolio.
My Sustainability Goals for 2023:
Hong Kong has a unique opportunity to become a regional leader through accelerating its transition towards a leading sustainable city. Transforming our real estate sector and built environment relies on us focusing on our most carbon intensive construction materials, increasing collaboration between landlords and tenants on circular economy, realizing greater efficiency in our existing and new building stock and further integrating climate risk into our design thinking and master planning.