The Business of ‘Best Before’
A student-led social enterprise is addressing the problem of food waste by selling products that have passed the ‘best before’ date but are still safe to eat.
Student Visions for Coral Reefs and The Blind
Engineering student Sidhant Gupta has led fellow students to apply their learning to solve difficult problems in the real world, including mapping coral reefs and devising an affordable braille reader that works with smartphones.
A Global Voice of Sustainability Policy
HKU’s Policy for Sustainability Lab has been recognised by the United Nations as a new member of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), a programme begun in 2010 with the aim of ‘promoting collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments through broader global recognition of their value’.
Data: Now Open for Business
There is enormous public benefit from these plans for making government data open. The reality is the government can never supply enough information, and the cost of making these data available is marginal.