Chief Executive Hon Donald Tsang of HK SAR asserted HK’s commitment to the free flow of information, and the role of NGOs and the free media. HK as a major economic and tourist hub received 36 million visitors per year - far greater than its population of seven million. It was now the world’s top location for luxury brands, underpinned by advanced consumer protection legislation. HK participated fully in supra-national ‘framework’ organisations such as APEC and WTO.
Session 2: Sustainable Consumption
Niall Dunne, former Saatchi & Saatchi Sustainability Director, broke the ice and put some good ideas about how little acts and small actions can trigger massive changes. He stressed that networks, as we know them nowadays, are a tool that along with technology and widespread knowledge can achieve those changes that we deserve. He also mentioned that we need to use corporations because they are the world’s greatest problem solvers.