Early in the pandemic, medical professionals could not secure personal protective equipment (PPE) as a global scramble erupted to lay hands on the life-saving equipment. Staff in many countries risked working without protection to tend to the sick.
The LKSF stepped up, with the support of CK Group resources, to deploy its global sourcing expertise – as important as financial firepower in this instance – which allowed for speed and execution in a time of crisis. Over HK$180 million in cash and in PPE flowed from the Foundation to those who needed it most to undertake their missions of mercy.
The spirit of medical staff in Hong Kong galvanised the LKSF. The Foundation acted quickly to help them by sourcing and funding HK$64 million worth of PPE and health supplements for workers at the official Hospital Authority facilities that treat the majority of Hong Kong’s 7.4 million people on a daily basis.
However, if private hospitals and clinics were forced to close their doors due to a lack of PPE, then pressure on the public system would only increase. Private hospitals were therefore recipients of masks and PPE, ensuring they could keep functioning, seeing patients and testing suspected cases. The same applied to private clinics which help to confirm and disconfirm the presence of the virus in patients.
Medical schools also undertook important virus-fighting roles, and received masks and protective gear to keep medical students and university staff safe. There were also donations made to researchers at the forefront of research into vaccines and rapid-testing protocols – the swords to strike at the spread of the virus.
The most vulnerable people in society found it extremely difficult to secure masks to protect themselves and their families, but LKSF was there for them, providing masks for daily protection.
Resources … combined with expertise, heart and determination … can have an undeniable life-saving effect.
Today Wuhan, China, is essentially COVID-19 free and normal life has mostly resumed. But at the beginning of the global outbreak, resources were desperately needed to support front-line medical professionals in the Chinese city. LKSF provided HK$100 million to support those professionals from all across China who worked around the clock to save the people of Wuhan.
LKSF has contributed to the city’s medical development in the past, including hospice care for cancer patients being treated at Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University since 2001. It also supported the disabled in China with the fitting of prosthetics, education and rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy, and door-to-door services offered by hundreds of social organisations under its Cheung Kong New Milestone Program.
Money isn’t everything. But when it is combined with expertise, heart and determination, and then channelled through long-standing relationships built on trust, it can have an undeniable life-saving effect that brings hope to millions.
Superdrug’s nurses are taking on the toughest COVID-19 has to offer by volunteering to serve on their nation’s front lines, fighting the disease.
COVID-19 may be invisible to the eye, but not to scientists working with Northumbrian Water to trace its spread by sampling wastewater.
Team Watsons Water got creative and worked round the clock to deliver life-saving PPE to Hongkongers.
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Tactical donations make a difference to help tackle one, or even several, problems. But a series of strategic donations will bolster the entire biological, bioengineering and biomedical establishment in Hong Kong with world-class platforms and integrative thinking.
Vanishing bee populations are a major problem for global agriculture. 3 Austria’s 5G network is a key part of a tech solution that puts beekeepers ‘inside’ their hives to solve problems for Man’s invaluable helpers.
Port of Felixstowe’s 5G plans not only put the power of massive dockside cranes in the delicate digits of desk-driving derrick directors, but also connect a legion of sensors to help train AI that could save Hutchison Ports millions of pounds in maintenance efficiency.
5G is a platform to build dreams on and 3 Hong Kong is helping dreamers to climb on board. It works with small businesses and the community to help them overcome COVID-19 challenges and to unite their artistic vision, with an eye on the stars.
The Port of Felixstowe is leading the hydrogen revolution building in the UK. It aims to transform not only its own operations but the regional eco-economy too. First, the Port – then trains, trucks and homes will follow.
The UK aims to decarbonise the entire rail network. Eversholt Rail, a UK rail company, is leading the way in providing zero-emission hydrogen-powered trains for the UK. Trainspotting is about to get a whole lot greener.
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group is proving itself a public ally by greening the gas supply of Australian homes and taking the first steps to deliver 100% emission-free hydrogen to replace gas.
Watsons’ ninth-generation store design ethos is transforming stores into experiential spaces, making the most of their O+O strategy and aligning Watsons with customers’ green hearts. Delivering human connection and a commitment to environmental stewardship is incorporated into features in stores from Hong Kong to Türkiye.
Designing 21st-century ports requires that operators cater to the demands posed by increasingly enormous container ships. Use of autonomous vehicles and AI cranes and vehicles drives efficiency. The complex dance of goods and containers at a modern port only happens when designers set the stage for success.
Power plant design demands that everyone — from staff and neighbours to dolphins and birds — is kept safe. HK Electric and Canadian Power may be an ocean apart, but both have ingenious design elements and technology that enable them to take on explosive fuels and turn them into a safe stream of electricity, powering people’s lives and entire economies.
The promise of telemedicine is being delivered by A.S. Watson from the UK to Asia. Patients can jump the queue to see doctors in minutes and get home delivery of medicines. The days of reading year-old magazines at the doctor’s clinic are done – online medicine is being delivered NOW!
PharusDx, a CK Life Sciences and CK Hutchison investee, is developing a test that would provide fast, accurate diagnosis of not one but multiple types of cancer – all from a single blood sample. And it is using AI to do it.
HUTCHMED’s global Phase III registration trial of its colorectal cancer-fighting drug, fruquintinib, aims to gain the regulatory approvals needed to bring it to cancer patients around the world. A 14-country study is the next step in bringing new options to doctors and new hope to families struggling with cancer.
CK Hutchison’s Global Climate Action Conference is the first gathering of business CEOs to share how they are setting targets, taking action and proving their accountability on reducing their carbon footprint. Sphere’s three-part series on the Conference provides a sense of what was covered in depth for over
CKHH companies are enacting adaptive strategies to mitigate climate change, including leading the charge in the hydrogen revolution. Day 2 of the Global Climate Action Conference explored how CKHH companies deal with climate-change extreme events and how they are transitioning to climate-friendly energy generation.
CKHH companies aren’t just spending money on traditional renewable energy – they are investing in original R&D to bring innovative solutions to bear. Pilot projects advance to become invaluable solutions to mass adoption of green technologies that just might save us all.
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A.S. Watson has long been at the forefront of AI adoption. From back-end operations to putting a virtual makeover smile on customers’ faces, it has its own dedicated AI teams coding, testing and delivering the future. A.S. Watson? Welcome to AI Watson!
A global conglomerate like the CK Hutchison Group generates an astounding amount of data across industries. Data are the lifeblood of the AI revolution; it was inevitable that someone would ask “How can we harness the power of these data to power the future?”
The answer is CKDelta.