About His Business & Career: Kieran Bowers is the president of Swire Properties, a property development company originally established in Hong Kong in 1972. Bowers operates out of the U.S. headquarters in Miami and leads the company’s SD 2030 plan to become the global industry leader in sustainability. This plan aims to identify and improve every aspect of Swire’s impact, particularly its environmental impact. Since 2017, Swire Properties has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the Hong Seng Corporate Sustainability Index, the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2017 and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, among many others.
Why He Made the Worthy 100: Bowers heads up Swire Properties’ sustainability initiatives and is working to transform the company into a leader in sustainable development. Under his leadership, the company has established sustainability projects like the Home Grown initiative—a project that focuses on donations and project support for underserved communities—as well as the SD 2030 plan which aims to turn Swire Properties into a global leader in sustainability through a myriad of sustainable development initiatives and invigorated commitment to transparency. In addition to their sustainability goals, Swire Properties is also conscious of its social impact, partnering with FlexCourt to host wellness driven youth programs in underserved communities.
Industry: Real Estate
Year Founded: 1972
Headquarters: Miami, Fla.