Mr. Michael Long

Group Head of Sustainability, New World Development

Michael joined New World Group as the Head of Sustainability leading the Group in shaping the next evolution of their ambitious sustainability agenda. Michael enjoys many aspects of the role and its challenges, from advising on responsible investment approaches and sustainable finance options to reimagining business products and services in a climate changed world and aligning social value creation to business decision-making. Michael possesses over 28 years of experience in sustainability and environmental management across a range of industry sectors in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. In his prior role, Michael was the Head of Sustainability and Foundation in Asia at Lendlease and more recently delivered its first Mission Zero Roadmap, WELL Health Safety Rating across its office portfolio and helped secure its Regional and Sector leadership in GRESB across its REIT and Funds portfolio. Since recently relocating to Hong Kong Michael is a founding Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter and actively engaged in other industry forums in support of accelerating action towards a more resilient, equitable and sustainable future.


All Sessions by Mr. Michael Long

10:20 am - 11:05 am
Opening Ceremony

Hong Kong's Journey Towards Climate Resilience

Year by year, we are witnessing increasingly severe climate reactions. July 2023 marked the hottest July on Earth in the last 120,000 years. In Hong Kong, we are also experiencing more frequent extreme weather events. In this session, we will explore the efforts and initiatives taken by Hong Kong to achieve climate resilience and address environmental challenges. Our experts will share their insights on the strategies, policies, and actions taken to promote sustainable development in Hong Kong. From green practices to carbon neutrality goals, we will delve into the city's roadmap to a greener and more sustainable future.