Patrick is the Sustainable Development Manager of Swire Properties Limited. He develops and executes the Company’s Sustainable Development 2030 Strategy, action and communication plans across the operation of the Company’s global portfolio.
An ecologist by training, Patrick had 8 years working for World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong on various biodiversity conservation and education projects in Hong Kong and Southern China. He had developed practical experiences in conducting ecological assessment and nature conservation. Patrick is also a certified lead auditor of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification Scheme.
In this current role, Patrick is responsible for driving the corporate climate change strategy to facilitate the transition of the Company towards a net-zero pathway. He manages the works in the Science Based Targets, embodied carbon assessment for new projects, climate risk assessment on physical and transition risks, climate-related financial disclosures as per TCFD recommendations, and he also supports the Company’s green financing strategy including green bonds and sustainability-linked loans.
Patrick also manages the development and publication of the Company’s annual sustainability report in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative and ESG Reporting Guide of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He also manages the corporate disclosure to various global ESG indices and ratings, including DJSI, MSCI, GRESB, FTSE4GOOD and Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index. In 2020, Swire Properties was the only constituent company from Hong Kong to be listed on the DJSI World, and was ranked in the top 5% of all real estate developers from around the world. Swire Properties also topped the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index for the third consecutive year, receiving the highest total score among all index constituents, while also maintaining an “AAA” sustainability rating.
He has more than 15 years of consultancy and trainer experience on environmental management and corporate ESG / sustainability strategy in Hong Kong and China. He is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and a Certified Carbon Audit Professional.