How Can Real Estate be Socially Responsible?

Supported by the Construction Industry Group



Mr. Donald Choi Wun Hing, Executive Director and CEO, Chinachem Group


How Can Real Estate be Socially Responsible? A HK Developer’s Perspective

Hong Kong real estate market has been one of the most expensive in the world and it’s housing has ranked the least affordable globally for 11 years in a row. Increased social tension from crowding-related stress is associated with Hong Kong’s tiny living area per capita, one of the smallest in the region. Furthermore, buildings are responsible for around 60% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and unless we can have better environmental friendly buildings, the city would have difficulty in achieving its carbon neutrality goal before 2050. 

How can a developer be part of the solution and not part of the problem? Mr. Choi will share Chinachem Group’s journey to transform its real estate business by aligning profit and purpose where people, prosperity, and the planet all matter equally.


About the speaker


Donald Choi is an architect and currently Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group. He has over 30 years’ experience of striving to improve the built environment and has worked as a professional architect globally. Previously MD of the Nan Fung Group and a Director of Foster & Partners, Donald has provided professional services for the Hong Kong Government, Airport Authority, Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Urban Renewal Authority, Public Works Canada and British Columbia Buildings Corporation. 
Alongside his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in NGOs and professional bodies that focus on design, innovation and the community. He is currently Trustee of Rohode Island School of Design, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.


This event is hosted by David Graham.

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

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12/10/2021 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
China Standard Time
Harcourt Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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