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Citi Tower, Hong Kong Achieves Sustainability and Wellbeing First

by Michael Smith
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Citigroup’s new One Bay East office, located in the heart of the Kowloon financial district, has become Hong Kong’s first LEED Platinum and WELL Silver Pre-Certified space.

Since first advising the bank on the acquisition of the tower for a record $700 million in 2014, CBRE have provided project and change management at the tower to deliver the most highly certified building in Hong Kong.

A Tour of the Tower

Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of RMB” with the Hon. Mary Schapiro

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Bloomberg hosted an exclusive luncheon with the Hon. Mary Schapiro in Hong Kong on November 29. More than 60 of the city’s top business and finance leaders came together to discuss the RMB’s future following the recent U.S. elections.

Bloomberg News Recognised for Opinion Writing at SOPA 2016 Awards

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) recently held the 2016 Awards for Editorial Excellence in Hong Kong, honouring Bloomberg News with its highest award for Excellence in Opinion Writing. The piece, titled, ‘The Roots of Rage’, by columnist Pankaj Mishra, was recognized for its deep, insightful analysis on the global rise of the Islamic State.

CBRE Secures Industry-First Sustainability Contract in Hong Kong

First Ever NABERS Assessments for Greater China
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HONG KONG, April 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - CBRE’s Asia Pacific Sustainability team has secured the exclusive industry-first appointment to provide NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) energy assessments in Hong Kong – the first time such assessments have been carried out in Greater China.

​The assessments are being undertaken on 143,000 sq. m. of selected assets in Link REIT’s retail portfolio in Hong Kong, to benchmark building performance, as well as identify energy saving opportunities and help improve the portfolio’s efficiency.

Sustainable Investing: From Bugs to Biodrying

An explosion of innovation is happening among the future leaders of sustainable finance.
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The demand for sustainable investing has grown to the point where it vastly outstrips the supply of investment-ready projects. This imbalance is among the reasons why Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management founded this challenge in 2011.

MetLife Foundation's Financial Inclusion Challenge Winners and Projects Profiled in Video Essay

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On Tuesday, September 8, Chris Townsend, Head of Asia and MetLife Foundation board member with Dennis White, President & CEO of MetLife Foundation, met with the winners of the Challenge at an event on the beautiful grounds of the Asia Society in Hong Kong.

AECOM Helps Improve the Water Quality of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour

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A culture of caring

AECOM designed and supervised the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A project to improve Victoria Harbour’s water quality — benefiting approximately six million people.

According to Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department, every day, the country’s 7-million-plus residents generate 2.6 million cubic meters (92 million cubic feet) of raw sewage — the equivalent of 1,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools — much of which is discharged into Victoria Harbour.

#WeRunThisCity: Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Hong Kong

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1,000 runners from leading firms took to the streets of Central for Hong Kong’s inaugural Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. Under the city’s iconic skyscrapers, runners negotiated sharp turns and staircases with their baton to complete their mile in the fastest possible time. Team Macquarie Bank, the champions of the night, donated their winning prize of HK$80,000 to Sunshine Action, their preferred charity.

Safety Update: Central Wan Chai Bypass project

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In honor of outstanding Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) performance and contributions, Chief Safety Officer Andy Peters and SH&E leaders from around the world recently visited the Central Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) project site.

One of the largest projects supervised by AECOM in Hong Kong, the CWB project has received more than 60 awards from various Hong Kong government departments and industry organizations during the past three years. 

Safety from the Start at Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project in Hong Kong

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Intended to alleviate existing traffic congestion and accommodate anticipated traffic growth, the US$4.6-billion Central-Wan Chai Bypass project will include a 4.5-kilometer-long (2.8-mile-long), dual-three-lane trunk road and a tunnel running along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island.

Given the project’s enormous scale and complexity, AECOM’s Safety, Health & Environment team has played a key role ensuring the safety of construction workers, site employees and the general public.

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