Senior Sustainable Development Manager
Swire Properties Limited
Dr Amie Lai, Swire Properties’ Senior Sustainable Development Manager, is responsible for formulating and executing a corporate-wide sustainable development strategy for the Company’s global operations to achieve its sustainable development vision. Through engaging stakeholders, setting targets and developing corresponding action plans, she leads a team to manage the full spectrum of the Company’s environmental, social and economic impact and to integrate sustainable development into every facet of Company’s business.
In her role, Amie engages and interacts with senior leaders within the Company to establish science-based targets (SBT) to align with the pathway of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, paving the way to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. She also worked on developing a green finance framework for Swire Properties’ first US$500 million green bond and HK$500 million sustainability-linked loan, responding to emerging areas of sustainability such as Climate-related Financial Disclosures aligned with TCFD, embodied carbon emissions study on building materials, and a strategic approach on resource management and circularity.
Amie also led Swire Properties maintains its top listings on several global and regional sustainability indices and benchmarks– the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), and Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index.
Amie is the finalist of WorldGBC’s 2020 Asia Pacific Women in Green Building Leadership Award. She is also involved in the WorldGBC’s Embodied Carbon Primer Project Taskforce.
Swire Properties develops and manages commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties, with a particular focus on mixed-use developments in prime locations at major mass transportation intersections. Swire Properties is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and its investment portfolio in Hong Kong comprises Taikoo Place, Cityplaza and Pacific Place. In addition to Hong Kong, the Company has investments in the Chinese mainland, the United States, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.
In 2016, Swire Properties introduced its Sustainable Development (SD) vision and launched its SD 2030 Strategy, which details the approach to managing the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance over time and sets out a number of ambitious targets.
For details of Swire Properties’ SD 2030 Strategy, please visit https://www.swireproperties.com/en/sustainable-development.aspx. To read Swire Properties’ latest SD Report, please visit https://sd.swireproperties.com/2019/en.