Renewed commitment to SD

SwireTHRIVE strategy
The 2020 Swire Sustainable Development Forum was held virtually over three afternoons in November and saw the launch of a refreshed and expanded SwireTHRIVE strategy.

First introduced in 2016, SwireTHRIVE, the group's overarching sustainability strategy, has been expanded to identify key areas for improvement in addressing environmental and social challenges that are material to the Swire group's businesses. The revamped SwireTHRIVE strategy sees the group renew its commitment to sustainable development in five main areas:
  • Climate – Decarbonise our business and build climate resilience.
  • Waste – Turn today's waste into tomorrow's resource.
  • Water – Use and manage water responsibly.
  • People – Foster a company culture that is accessible, inclusive and safe.
  • Communities – Position our community initiative as part of our core business value.
(Left to right, top row to bottom row) Moderated by Mark Watson, Group Head of Sustainability of JS&S (HK), James Woodrow, Managing Director of The China Navigation Company, Ron Mathison, Staff Director of JS&S (HK)and Pat Healy, PO Director of JS&S (HK), participated in the Leadership Panel.
(Left to right, top row to bottom row) Moderated by Mark Watson, Group Head of Sustainability of JS&S (HK), James Woodrow, Managing Director of The China Navigation Company, Ron Mathison, Staff Director of JS&S (HK) and Pat Healy, PO Director of JS&S (HK), participated in the Leadership Panel.
Focusing on these targets, senior group leaders used the forum to share their vision for sustainable value creation over the next decade and beyond. Swire Pacific Chairman, Merlin Swire, emphasised the urgent need to set ambitious 2030 targets for decarbonisation, with a goal of achieving net zero emissions as a group by 2050. He asked all operating companies to prioritise this strategy and to redouble their efforts.

This is the ninth annual Swire Sustainable Development Forum and it brought together over 190 leaders and departmental representatives across 33 operating companies. External speakers from ANZ, AXA, Circulate Capital, Citi, Cleantech Group, The Climate Service, Encompass HK, GlobeScan, Human at Work, Resolve and WRAP helped unpack some of the latest global trends in key areas, including climate risk and the circular economy, as well as sustainable finance, managing mental health in the workplace, and the intersection of purpose and Diversity and Inclusion.
Board changes

Board changes

Senior management appointments

Senior management appointments

Cathay Pacific corporate restructuring

Cathay Pacific corporate restructuring

IBLAC 2020

IBLAC 2020

High-level visits

High-level visits

JS&S signs landmark refinancing deal

JS&S signs landmark refinancing deal

Financing for a sustainable future

Financing for a sustainable future

Renewed commitment to SD

Renewed commitment to SD

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