• BEC EnviroSeries Conference Stock-takes Hong Kong Climate Action to Propel Net-zero Progress

    31 May 2024

    (31 May 2024, Hong Kong) Business Environment Council Limited (“BEC”) held its flagship event BEC EnviroSeries Conference with the theme “Stock-taking Hong Kong’s Climate Action: Business Progress, Barriers and Accelerators” at Cordis Hotel, Hong Kong on 30 May. The Conference was held in hybrid mode, attracting over 800 in-person and online participants including government representatives, business leaders, entrepreneurs, industry experts, academics and other interested participants from Hong Kong and abroad.

    Mr Kevin O’Brien, Chairman of BEC, said, “The Paris Agreement has set in motion a critical review of global climate action, and businesses around the world are taking a hard look at their own progress and challenges. We have brought together government officials, policymakers, industry experts, and business leaders to take stock of where we stand. Throughout the discussions, we are able to identify the barriers that are hindering faster climate action, and more importantly, uncover the catalysts that can accelerate our progress.”

    The Conference was divided into four inspiring sessions, namely “Meeting Our Energy Transition Goal in Hong Kong and the Region”, “Decarbonising All Forms of Transport for Sustainable Mobility”, “Driving towards Carbon Neutral Built Environment”, and “Reducing Waste with Successful Charging and Circular Initiatives”. The programme revealed the status quo of Hong Kong’s climate action and offered insights into practical solutions to overcome climate challenges and accelerate net-zero actions.

    Mr Simon Ng, Chief Executive Officer of BEC, said, “I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all speakers, panellists, moderators, sponsors and supporting organisations for their contributions to this Conference and Hong Kong’s net-zero journey. Looking ahead, BEC will continue to partner with our members and the business sector to drive the city towards net zero.”

    Among the speakers, panellists and moderators at the Conference were (in order of appearance):

    • , Chairman, Business Environment Council
    • , Under Secretary for Environment and Ecology, HKSARG
    • , Senior Director – Planning & Development, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
    • , Managing Director, Co-Head of Climate Change Asia Pacific, HSBC
    • , Senior Vice President (Carbon Neutrality) Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Invest Hong Kong
    • , Assistant General Manager – ESG, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
    • , Senior Manager, The Lantau Group
    • , Head – Policy and Research, Business Environment Council
    • , Chairman, Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association
    • , Managing Director, Citybus Limited
    • , Chief Strategy Officer, EcoCeres
    • , Director of Multi-Franchise Division, Zung Fu Company Limited
    • , Director, Built Environment, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
    • , Executive Director and CEO, Chinachem Group
    • , President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Ltd., Hong Kong and Macao
    • , Managing Director & Partner / Head of Sustainability, Leigh & Orange Limited
    • , Director – Operations, Business Environment Council
    • , Senior Director of Work Dynamics Account Management, Jones Lang LaSalle Limited
    • , Director of Sustainability, China State Construction & Engineering (HK) Ltd
    • , General Manager, Sustainability, Great Eagle Holdings Limited
    • , Sustainability Manager, Swire Coca-cola HK
    • , Chief Executive Officer, Business Environment Council

    EnviroSeries Conference is BEC’s flagship event that aims to provide a cross-sector forum for stakeholders to discuss and address key issues related to Hong Kong’s environmental sustainability, and serves as a BEC’s key initiative for thought leadership development on important topical issues.

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