Ethical Finance Awards 2023

12. Ethical Finance Awards 2023 Wealth & Finance Mar23198 Most Pioneering Sustainability & Environmental Consulting Firm 2023 - Hong Kong When it comes to making better ESG decisions, it’s worth turning to a team that has made it the beating heart of their business. The team at AEC Group have specialised in the development of rounded sustainability and environmental solutions that support the growth of organisations into something that will last for many years to come. The team’s triumph has come from a focus on offering one-stop, on-demand services in five business areas, including (a) Green and Wellness Building; (b) Acoustics, Audiovisual, Lighting and Theatre Planning; (c) Environmental Consultancy and Sustainable Design; (d) Green Finance, Sustainability Strategies, and ESG; and (e) Smart and Green Internet of Things (IoT). As more and more companies have seen the importance of ESG development, however, the AEC Group has had to expand its offerings. Now, they are developing new services providing advisory services on sustainable financing, investment management, capital raising, and real estate in the Asia Pacific area. The belief of creating a sustainable world is what sets AEC Group apart from the competition, as the team work tirelessly to contribute to a society where sustainability is the primary concern of citizens. The team’s professional and reliable environmental and sustainability consultation means that their clients are able to make essential decisions as effectively as possible. The team’s focus, therefore is on green bonds, green loans and ESG investment. Through exploring these options, investors can support green projects quickly and efficiently. As a green planner specialising in built environment and corporate sustainability, AEC Group integrates ESG opportunities and risks into business strategy to attract investors to finance projects with environmental benefits. The specialisation of the team’s work means that ACE Group can act as a one-stop green finance consultancy, providing services all the way from planning to completion. The aim of AEC Group is one which is not just financial, however. It’s also societal. The aim is to provide sustainability that doesn’t just support companies, but communities as well. As the environmental consultant of choice for clients and a respected name in the ESG industry, it’s easy to see why community success is so important. Having this societal impact showcases the achievement of sustainability goals most effectively. Looking forward, AEC Group is looking to strengthen its presence not only in the Asia Pacific Region, but in the Greater Bay area too. This will reinforce its position in green and low carbon industries, sustainability and the ESG market. Strategic collaboration will be crucial to this, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the partnership of AEC Group with CRREM. The teams hope to accelerate the real estate decarbonization journey in the Asia Pacific. As the global industry standard for in-use decarbonization, CRREM provides the real estate industry with transparent, sciencebased decarbonization pathways aligned with the Paris Climate Goals. AEC Group has always been a big name in the ESG industry, but its work over the last few years has seen it skyrocket to the very forefront of what is on offer. The success of the firm is something to be justly celebrated. We can’t wait to see what the team does next, in the light of this extraordinary achievement. Company: Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited Name: Mr. Dennis Wu Email: [email protected] Web Address: The role of ethical finance is one which many businesses explore, but few has focused on until recent years. Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited (AEC Group) was the first listed sustainability and environmental consulting services provider in Hong Kong. Recognised for success in the Ethical Finance Awards, we took a closer look at the firm to find out more.