BEC facilitates opportunities for the business community to learn, share and lead responsible business practices. Through our many activities, we help prepare Hong Kong companies to address business risks and embrace opportunities that arise from environmental challenges.
BEC Net-zero Carbon Charter
Riding on the merits of BEC Low Carbon Charter, which was launched in March 2019 and attracted 113 signatories from different sectors, the newly rebranded Net-zero Carbon Charter will remain focused on mobilising companies and organisations to collectively contribute towards Hong Kong’s long-term decarbonisation journey through their pledge to set targets and actions for a net-zero future. However, we have raised the ambition of the Net-zero Carbon Charter so that it is aligned with Hong Kong’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal and the business imperative towards net-zero.
Sustainable Financing Programme by HSBC
This programme was the first of its kind in Hong Kong to recognise the amount by which businesses reduce their carbon emissions with a rebate to borrowers. As an independent technical partner, BEC assists in calculating the amount of carbon emission reduction for each application, and offers tailor-made courses for the participating companies on a regular basis.
Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence
BEC was appointed by the Environmental Campaign Committee as one of the two consultants responsible for the preparation of the assessment guidelines and technical assessments of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence ("HKAEE").
HSBC Living Business Awards
Supported by Business Environment Council Limited, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the Policy for Sustainability Lab of The University of Hong Kong, the HSBC Living Business Awards help local SMEs become more competitive and productive by incorporating socially and environmentally sustainable practices into their business operations.