Reports & Articles

Rethinking BCP post-Covid-19

26/05/2020: Arup

As the world reels from the massive impact of the Covid-10 pandemic, Business Continuity Planning has become one of the most pressing topics that organisations have to revisit. The aim of this article is to share the views on business continuity planning needs to incorporate the change impacts of emergency and recovery strategies, then to new Normal on People, Processes and Assets.

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Unprecedented times to explore hotel opportunities

19/05/2020: Colliers

The introduction of international travel restrictions and the closing of the border with Mainland China has had a major impact on tourism in Hong Kong. This has forced hoteliers and investors to consider whether to buy, sell or hold. The hotel sector is heavily dependent on tourism and business travel to generate revenue. While efforts have been made to create a ‘staycation’ market, 12-months of disruption has seen COVID-19 compound the negative impact of social unrest. The potential re-introduction of regular travel between Hong Kong and Mainland China provides optimism for recovery as pre-COVID-19 figures demonstrated cross-border travel contributed to 80% of the city’s inbound tourism.

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Major banks try to mitigate financial risks of climate change – but global response is inconsistent, reveals Mazars’ research

14/05/2020: Mazars

Mazars is pleased to share its latest research on how 30 of the largest banks across the world are responding to climate-related financial risks. The report, ‘How banks are responding to the financial risks of climate change’ reveals that major banks try to mitigate financial risks of climate change but global response is inconsistent.

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Must-Do’s on Urban Resilience in a time of Covid-19

28/04/2020: Arup

The COVID-19 outbreak, which is having a huge impact on lives and assets, has brought a renewed focus on ‘urban resilience’ making us rethink the way we plan, design, develop and manage our cities to protect the health and wellbeing of the people when emergencies arise.

Dr. Bruce Chong from Arup, specialised in smart and resilient city planning and implementation, shares his reflections on urban resilience under COVID-19 pandemic.

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Psychological Coping Tips for Staff Working from Home During Outbreak

21/02/2020: Matilda Hospital

Many companies extend the period for staff to work from home to help reduce the risk of contracting the Novel Coronovirus. While the latest virtual technology has helped combating reduced work performance and morale by connecting teams that work remotely, there are known psychological risks by remaining socially isolated and possibly lacking accountability for a prolonged period of time. These include: low mood or depression, boredom, irritability, lassitude, anxiety, “cabin fever,” excessive worries or risks of obsessive-compulsive behaviours, reduced cognitive functions such as impaired memory and concentration, and increased poor health habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption or snacking.

What could business leaders and companies do to counteract these challenges and manage these risks?

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Market Outlook for 2020 Report

29/01/2020: Colliers
 
Colliers has recently published the Hong Kong Market Outlook for 2020 Report, which looks at the key trends and challenges Hong Kong’s property market will face this year. With continuing tensions at home and abroad, it expects the leasing and investment momentum to remain slow with potential corrections for rental and capital values across different property sectors.
 
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Decarbonising Construction

09/01/2020: Gammon
 
Buildings and construction are responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions. Sobering though that figure is, it does mean the potential exists to make dramatic reductions.
 
In the latest issue of our "Britain in Hong Kong" magazine, Emma Harvey, Group Sustainability Manager, Gammon Construction, explains how both project proponents and contractors should be setting ambitious targets to reduce carbon, and how setting such targets stimulates innovation and can reduce costs in the long run.
 
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How Luxury Can Fix Fashion

02/01/2020: Delta Global
 
The acceleration of the ‘fast fashion’ business model has encouraged over-consumption and excessive waste in a world enduring environmental crisis. While fast fashion is easily disposable and less likely to be re-used or re-sold, luxury, high-end goods re-circulate revenue and recyclability be it through re-sale, donation or second-hand use.
 
In the latest issue of our "Britain in Hong Kong" magazine, Robert Lockyer, CEO of Delta Global, explains how introducing luxury into your life can stop the current trend for throw-away fashion. 
 
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