To stay environmentally smart

We all care about our health – physical health and, more recently, environmental health.

What is environmental health? Environmental health is about the relationship between people and their environment, human health and wellbeing, healthy and safe communities. Social initiatives can be treated professionally, scientifically. And, we should. Importantly, our next-generation leader can learn about the environment scientifically.

The environmental health around us can be traced. Have the three goals to action in mind:

  • Know your built environment
  • Scientifically monitor
  • Data analysis

Goal 1 – know your built environment.
By your sensation, do you feel noisy in the surrounding? Do you sneeze, and is it about the dust? You do not see the dirt air with your eyes; does it mean the air is clean and clear? Do you recognise your area as a quality one?

Goal 2 – scientifically monitor
An idiom, “To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools.” – Technology advancement helps us to prove our hypothesis scientifically. We need to use the tools we need to successfully execute the scientific monitoring: noise meter, dust measuring device, and weather station.

Goal 3 – data analysis
Data has our story – structure or unstructured. When we could find the pattern, data will enable us to monitor the situation. We will identify factors affecting noise and dust levels through data collection, the correlation between noise, dust, and the external environment, and mitigation effectiveness.

In the 21st century, no one can leave intelligent schooling behind. The small-scale learning environmental monitoring station empowers our next-generation leader with a fact-finding process, discovering the environment by their capability.

Video – How can you achieve Intelligent schooling in environmental sense?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeOdctylI0

Another great learning tool is what we have a misconception about – 4-dimensional virtual reality.

VR, AR is no longer just a game thing. By virtually being into the scenarios, the participants, including students of all levels, will be empowered to comprehend the content visually. Through interplay in the VR AR scenarios, they are qualified to attend the instruction practically. Students and teachers are academically encouraged to interactive learning, more than through a novel, turning the theories learned from a book to virtual learning situations.

Video – What technology has been used for EPD training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfGvfmMfNU&t=8s

ANewR is actively engaging in VR AR projects for environmental training, enthusiastically practicing our VR AR expertise in various fields. Let’s explore the opportunity with us at info@anewr.com

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

Technology inspired by ESG

It is not hard to see organizations taking International days as one of the topics for communications on social media with their audience. International Women’s Day, World Environmental Day, World Oceans Day are just a few of the examples. When we are looking into the meaning of these International days, they are addressing the area of ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance.

Photo above: International day promotion (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6765090475234996224)

ESG is said to be an issue that countries must concern about. United Nations’ Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals set out to urge countries to action and to put effort into raising awareness. For traditional businesses, it is time to rethink their business and management approach; for listed companies, green financing and listing rules would be the points for them to repurpose their strategies. For Start-ups, ESG is a business opportunity.

Photo above: ESG development in the city 

The year 2021 has arrived. Reviewing the past, the year 2020 in Hong Kong is challenging, politically, socially, and economically. Still, the Year 2020 is the Hong Kong Exchange’s 20th Anniversary—Hong Kong’s ESG reporting reaches another milestone this year. After July 1st, 2020, the ESG Guide and related Listing Rules will be enhanced, with some changes being introduced. Two key differences are the amendment of the “Environmental” key performance indicators (KPIs) to require disclosure of relevant targets and the disclosure obligation of all “Social” KPIs to “comply or explain”.

What does it mean? Companies are now required to set the aims of their actions relating to the environmental aspect. “Comply or explain” rules the governance of the companies to address the social issues. Such rules upgrade directs the companies to necessarily care about ESG matter. At operation level, ESG data has to be authentically and recorded and provided for reporting, to communicate with the Investors about how the companies are doing.  

This underlies a business opportunity – ESG data will be stored and reported in a digital format, available for upload and download. This gives rise to an ESG Dashboard – to incorporate the ESG integration and help the listed companies to identify potential process across all ESG activities that can result in long-term value creation. Start-ups become part of the ESG development in igniting the technological change of organizations and societies to empower businesses and individuals to create sustainable positive change. ESG Dashboard is developed to assist listed companies with ESG reporting and risk management.

Photo above: ESG Dashboard

ESG Dashboard streamlines the collection of relevant data and information from the issuer’s business operations, enabling listed companies to monitor their ESG reporting progress. ESG Dashboard converts mass data into presentable environmental and social data which helps with the fulfillment of the requirements. All of these features make ESG Dashboard the indispensable ESG reporting tool.

What do we see for the future after all? Technology improves communication, accelerates the pace of green finance and ESG development, to boost sustainability for business and society as a whole.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)