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BEC E-newsletter (March 2017)
   

BEC News

BEC’s Response to the Public Consultation on Hong Kong 2030+

BEC is now inviting members’ comments on our draft submission on Hong Kong 2030+, which is scheduled to be submitted to the Government by late April. The draft submission has been developed through working with our advisory groups and taskforces, which comprise many of our member representatives. If you have any comments, please send to jonathanho@bec.org.hk.  Extended deadline: Close of 3 April 2017.

2017 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

BEC, as one of the 11 organisers of the "2017 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence" (HKAEE), is now inviting local companies/ organisations to join this annual landmark event of the environmental sector in Hong Kong. Three information dissemination and experience sharing seminars will be conducted in May and June 2017, inviting experienced professionals and industry practitioners to share their expertise and insights on how to maximise efficiency. Eligibility, assessment procedures and application procedures of the 2017 HKAEE will also be introduced in the seminars.

Sponsored by the Environment and Conservation Fund, the Environmental Campaign Committee launched the HKAEE to encourage businesses and organisations to adopt green management, and to present them with an opportunity to benchmark and recognise their commitments towards environmental protection. For more details, please click here or contact us at 2784 3964; hkaee@bec.org.hk.

BEC Met Big Waster at Hong Kong Flower Show

BEC is a keen supporter of Environmental Protection Department’s waste reduction initiatives. Earlier this month, our student volunteers joined Big Waster in promoting the message of source separation and clean recycling at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2017 in the Victoria Park, receiving enthusiastic and positive feedbacks from the public.

BEC at Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

2017 marks the fourth year of the "Green Sevens" campaign of Hong Kong Sevens. This year, Hong Kong Rugby Union will collaborate with the Environment Bureau, Business Environment Council, Stadium Management, and the key sponsors of the tournament to launch a series of waste reduction and recycling initiatives at Hong Kong Stadium and Chater Garden from 7 to 9 April 2017. Let’s come along and join us to tackle waste to win! See you there!

BEC as Research Partner of Reporting Exchange

As a WBCSD network partner, BEC is proud to be a research partner of Reporting Exchange, a WBCSD initiative that efficiently and effectively provides a single streamlined comprehensive source of detailed information on non-financial reporting worldwide. This research enables our members and the wider business community to untangle the complex global sustainability reporting landscape and stay up-to-date on the latest reporting trends within the region and beyond.  For free sign up and more details, please click here.

BEC IEE Training Courses

How to Write an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report?  (2nd Intake) (25 April 2017) – Are you ready to start your ESG reporting journey? In this 3-hour course, you will learn about the requirements of the ESG Reporting Guide, key steps involved in report preparation, and current trends in reporting. BEC members who enroll before 11 April 2017 will enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free course offer.

Introduction to Principles and Quantification Methods for Organisational and Product Carbon Footprint (2nd Intake – conducted in Cantonese) (27 April 2017) - This course will introduce the differences between principle and quantification methods of organisational footprint and those of product carbon footprint, and also the relevant international standards to be applied. BEC members who enroll before 13 April 2017 will enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free course offer.

Comprehensive Certificate Course for BEAM Plus on Site Aspects (SA) 2017 (5, 10, 19, 24 & 26 Apr 2017) – Are you interested in green building project? This training series, co-organised with ASHARE Hong Kong Chapter and BEAM Society Limited, will walk you through the Site Aspects (SA) – one of the assessment categories under BEAM Plus. Discount offer is available for BEC Members. 

BEAM Plus Familiarisation Training for Contractors (7th Intake) (11 & 10 May 2017) - This 6-hour course offers a comprehensive training which covers everything the contractors need to know to manage their BEAM Plus responsibilities.  Discount offer is available for BEC Members. 

Towards Sustainability – Case Sharing on First Commercial Building to achieve BEAM Plus Provisional Platinum Rating (Existing Buildings) – BEC Headquarters (3rd Intake) (15 May 2017) –  Want to transform your existing building (EB) to a green building? This course will introduce some essential knowledge of planning and implementation for transforming an EB to a certified green building, and highlights the major amendments in the new version of BEAM Plus EB V2.0. BEC members will enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free course offer if register before 1 May 2017.

For outlines and schedules of BEC IEE courses, please click here. For registration and enquiry, please contact BEC IEE (T. 2784 3900 | E. beciee@bec.org.hk).

BEC Upcoming Events

25 April: Leadership Networking Series – Eco-Tourism in Hong Kong

What is eco-tourism? Are there any business opportunities for Hong Kong businesses? Our upcoming Leadership Networking Series will invite notable industry experts to give you an update of the latest global trend and valuable insights. Details will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

8 May: Low Carbon Hong Kong Report Launch

Prepared by BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group, this report will be launched on 8 May 2017 aiming to convey the importance of setting carbon reduction targets and to explain the methodologies available for setting these targets. Join us at the Report Launch Event to know more. Registration details will be announced soon.

BEC Past Events

10 March: BEC Industry Visit to Towngas Headquarters

More than 20 BEC members and friends joined the Industry Visit to Towngas Headquarters - the first existing commercial building in Hong Kong being awarded the BEAM Plus Platinum rating.  All participants were impressed by the innovative and green facilities in the building, such as the Auto-Tossing Gas Wok, high efficient steam cabinet, and oil-free variable speed water-cooled chiller. 


16 March: Low Carbon HK: The Leadership Challenge - How to Go about Influencing your Company to set Carbon Reduction Targets?

This 3-hour workshop brought together the sustainability professionals to exchange views on the barriers and opportunities from setting long term carbon reduction targets, as well as co-creation of approaches to initiate the process and obtain the buy-in of internal and external stakeholders. A lively group discussion marked the end of this workshop on plans for next steps.

17 March: BEC Policy Dialogue Series: 2017 Policy Address & Hong Kong 2030+

Secretary for Development Mr Eric Ma and Deputy Director of Planning/ Territorial Ms Phyllis Li introduced the development policies and strategies set out in the 2017 Policy Address and the Hong Kong 2030+. They also joined a panel discussion to exchange views with BEC Members and the wider audience on various development related topics. 

27 March: School Talks on Climate Change

Partnered with the Hong Kong Observatory, BEC delivered a school talk to over 100 students of Pui Shing Catholic Secondary School in Tin Shui Wai on 27 March 2017 so as to enhance their awareness and understanding of climate change issues. For more details, please click here

Services for BEC Members

Not a BEC Member yet? Contact our Membership Team (T. 2784 3951 | E. membership@bec.org.hk) to know more about our membership scheme.

BEC Supporting Events

Date

Event

Organiser(s)

7 April 2017

Technical Seminar on Building and District Energy

ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter and BEAM Society Limited

11 April 2017

Soft-landing Programme for Technology and Innovation Collaboration

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

21 - 22 April 2017

4th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2017@HK)

Hong Kong Climate Change Forum

27 April 2017

The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

9 – 10 May 2017

IFMA’s Signature Conference: World Workplace Asia 2017 - Driving Facility Management

The Hong Kong Chapter of the International Facility Management Association

8 May, 11 & 12 May 2017

Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) Exam Prep Workshop and Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) Overview Session

International Facility Management Association

2 June 2017

HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU) 2017

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

13 – 16 June 2017

第十五屆中國國際環保展覽會 - 香港館 (Chinese version only)

 

Federation of Hong Kong Industries


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