David Yeung Co-Founder of Green Monday Entrepreneur, Investor, Media, Philanthropist

David Yeung is the co-founder of Green Monday, a three-pronged social enterprise group that promotes and enables green, healthy and sustainable living globally, and was named by Fast Company as one of “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in China.” Green Monday Foundation, a charitable organization registered in Hong Kong, raises green awareness by creating and leveraging a cross-sector platform that brings together corporations, restaurants, schools, and individuals. Supporters include the Consulate General of the United States to Hong Kong, Humane Society International and Bank of China. Green Monday Solutions is a professional green consultation platform that provides tailor made solutions to implement green marketing, corporate strategy and CSR programs for corporations. Corporate partners include Google, American Express, Hong Kong Airport Authority, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Wheelock Group, KPMG, Bupa and Cathay Pacific. Green Monday Ventures invests and incubates strategic green business and green invention to bring sustainable products and services to the market.

Columbia University is the first university in the United States to join as a Green Monday partner and refers to Green Monday as “a global sustainability initiative that was designed to promote green lifestyle choices”. The launch of Green Monday at Columbia University can be found on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HQew3aExHc)

David was selected by Purpose Economy as “Asian 100 Pioneers”. Others on the Pioneers list include Mike Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Aung San Suu Kyi and Jack Ma. (http://www.purposeeconomy.com
) David has also received awards including “Men of the Year”, “Local Heroes”, “Best Idea of the Year” and “Award for Marketing Excellence” in Hong Kong.

David Yeung is the Chairman of retail groups Visual Culture and Shine* and second generation of Hong Kong listed company Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited. David’s late father founded Tommy Bahama, a Seattle-based fashion brand of high-end activewear. David is currently Vice President of Glorious Sun (New York) Inc., a property investment company that owns over 1.5 million square feet office space in New York City. His latest angel investments include multiple premium health beverage companies and an electric vehicle manufacturer.

David Yeung is a regular guest on one of China’s highest-rated TV shows, with a viewership of over 120 million. He is also a best-selling author. His works include “Go Green 88”, a comprehensive guide to green restaurants in Hong Kong, as well as books on applied Buddhism and Zen philosophy. David is a regular columnist on many publications in Hong Kong including East Week, U Magazine, ETnet, Metro Newspaper, and Buddhist Compassion. He is also a radio program host on Metro Radio and regularly gives talks to corporations and the public. David has recently been invited to speak at Columbia University, Tsinghua University, TEDx, and the Credit Suisse Philanthropy Forum.

David and his family charity foundation have been key supporters of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, the world’s largest private HIV/AIDS research center. David is also a long term supporter of an endowed professorship for Columbia University. David sits on the boards of Gracious Glory Buddhism Foundation, Hong Kong AIDS Foundation and Hong Kong Buddhist Association.