Swire Properties joins the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board for 2021.
The Corporate Advisory Board is a select group of global leaders in sustainability, these companies serve to guide WorldGBC on its strategy and activities to accelerate the sustainable building movement.
Swire Properties is a leading Hong Kong property developer renowned for developing iconic mixed-use developments in prime locations, at major mass transportation intersections. Established in Hong Kong in 1972, the Company has investments in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, the United States, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Sustainable development (SD) continues to play a key role in the Company’s business philosophy and culture. In 2016, Swire Properties revealed its vision — to be the leading SD performer in its industry globally by 2030. And to implement this vision, the Company launched its comprehensive SD 2030 Strategy to build out and enhance its capabilities, and integrate SD into every aspect of its business.
Swire Properties’ ongoing efforts have placed it in leading positions in various global SD benchmarks and indices, including: ranked among the top 5% of real estate developers globally in the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index; and named Global Sector Leader by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC said:
“We are thrilled to welcome Swire Properties to the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) for 2021. Through their demonstrations of market leadership towards sustainable building and construction practices, we know that they will bring with them a wealth of expertise, and will be a huge asset to the CAB. We look forward to collaborating over the coming year to deliver sustainable building for everyone, everywhere.”
Guy Bradley, Chief Executive of Swire Properties, said:
“We’re excited to be collaborating with so many global organisations to shape the crucial work being done by the World Green Building Council. Via this platform we can share our experience, the successes of our Sustainable Development (SD) 2030 Strategy, while also learning from other industry leaders. This will enhance our SD performance, and ultimately, bring positive changes to communities. More importantly, our future work with the Board will help inspire our ongoing efforts to help limit global warming to 1.5°C.”
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