August 2017

BEC News

BEC Anniversary Dinner 2017

Exclusive to BEC’s members and their guests only, the Anniversary Dinner will be held on 26 September 2017 at JW Marriott Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of BEC.  For reservation, please contact Mr William Chong (T 2784 3942 | E


BEC EnviroSeries Conference Nov 2017

As the flagship event of Business Environment Council since 2002, the EnviroSeries conference will explore how a smart city approach can be leveraged to achieve these multiple objectives. Leaders from business and government, policy makers, entrepreneurs and academia from across regions will be invited to talk about various aspects of a smart and sustainable city. For registration and details, please visit here or contact Mr William Chong (T. 2784 3942 | E. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms Janice Cheung (T. 2784 3968 | E.


BEC Policy Submission to the Chief Executive

BEC has made a submission to the Government on the Policy Address to be delivered by the new Chief Executive in October 2017, expressing members’ views on environmental and sustainability related policies. The full submission is available here.


BEC Past Events

2 Aug: BEC Industry Visit to EMSD Headquarters & District Cooling System Plant

In this Industry Visit, participants visited two of the most significant energy-saving facilities in Hong Kong, the Headquarters Building of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) and the District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development.


3 Aug: Lunch meeting with Philippe Joubert

BEC held a lunch meeting recently, in which Mr Philippe Joubert, Founder and CEO of Earth on Board at Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, shared with BEC members some key insights on the role of Board of Directors in developing sustainable business models.


9 Aug: BEC “Maritime Emissions: Hong Kong’s Next Steps” Seminar

BEC held the "Maritime Emissions: Hong Kong’s Next Steps" seminar, which enabled businesses to learn more about the latest development on maritime emissions reduction and Hong Kong’s position in it.


22 Aug: BEC Summer meet-up with Secretary for the Environment

In the two-hour dialogue, Secretary for the Environment Mr KS Wong, Under Secretary for the Environment Mr Tse Chin-wan, and Political Assistant Ms Michelle Au, discussed with BEC Chairman, Board Directors and Advisory Group Chairs on key environmental issues, covering climate change, building energy efficiency, waste management, transport and logistics.


BEC Upcoming Events

22 Sep: BEC Industry Visit to WSD Floating PV in Shek Pik Reservoir

This Industry Visit will offer you an exciting opportunity to visit the first pilot floating solar power system installed by the Water Supplies Department (WSD) in Shek Pik Reservoir. Representatives of WSD will introduce to you the fascinating features of the system and the technology behind it. For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Yanki Ng (T. 2784 3924 | E.


BEC IEE Training Courses

How to Write an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report? (2nd Intake) (4 Sep 2017) In order to help companies get started on their ESG reporting journey, this 3-hour course is designed for those interested in ESG/ sustainability to learn about the requirements of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, key steps involved in report preparation as well as current trends in reporting. Successful case studies will also be shared. Discount offer is available for BEC Members. BEC members can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free course offer if register before 28 August 2017.

Low Emission Road Transportation & Logistics - Purchasing and Managing Vehicles (6 Sep 2017) Roadside emissions are one of the most significant environmental issues in Hong Kong for health and well-being reasons, as well as because of climate impacts. This workshop will explain the current air pollution situation, take participants through the legal and policy framework, and explain how business can contribute to improving Hong Kong’s air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

Technical Seminar on Sustainable Forest Management and FSC Certification (18 Sep 2017) This seminar, co-organised with BEAM Society Limited, gives you the essential knowledge of sustainable forest management, FSC certification and certified products, as well as the assessment criteria for related BEAM Plus credits. It is recognised as Mandatory CPD Seminar for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate.

For outlines and schedules of BEC IEE courses, please click here. For registration and enquiry, please contact BEC IEE (T. 2784 3900 | E.


BEC Partnership Programme

Call for Applications - HSBC Living Business Awards 2017

The HSBC Living Business Awards 2017 is now open to all small and medium enterprises ("SMEs") in Hong Kong. Since its launch in 2004, the HSBC Living Business Programme has been helping local SMEs to become more competitive and productive by incorporating socially and environmentally sustainable practices into their business operations. Entering its thirteenth year, the 2017 programme will move a step further to promote sustainability along supply chain. Companies of any size with good practices in supply chain management can nominate at least five of their business partners with no more than 250 full-time employees to participate in the Programme and become “HSBC Living Business Sustainable Business Partner”.

The application is now open till 8 September 2017. Please visit the HSBC Living Business website for more information. For enquiry, please feel free to contact us (T. 2784 3948 | E.


BEC “Dialogue with Secretary for the Environment” and “Expo Guided Tours” – Eco Expo Asia 2017

Together with the Environmental Protection Department, BEC will organise the “Dialogue with Secretary for the Environment” and “Expo Guided Tours” on the Public Day of Eco Expo Asia 2017 (29 October). Exclusively for primary and secondary school students, the Dialogue with Secretary for the Environment is a great opportunity for our future leaders to meet and exchange views with Mr KS Wong on environmental issues. The Expo Guided Tours will also be held on the same day for students and families of housing estates to learn about the latest green technologies and low-carbon behaviours.

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Christy Leung (T. 2784 3941 | E.


Services for BEC Members

Not a BEC Member yet? Contact our Membership Team (T. 2784 3951 | E. to know more about our membership scheme. You can also contact our membership team to explore potential speaking and sponsorship opportunities.

BEC Members Corner

Forget about timers or zonal lighting control. There’s a better way.

Up to 60% of office energy comes from lighting. And as much as half of this energy is wasted in unoccupied areas. To fix this problem, En-trak developed a cost-effective solution: En-trak Smart Lighting.

The solution gives the power to control the lights with your smartphone and assign the right lighting schedule for each occupant.

Smart Lighting is quick and easy to install with no rewiring needed. You can change the lighting configuration and zoning of your office with a few clicks. This is particularly helpful during office renovation or when you hire new staff!

To request a live demo of Smart Lighting, please click here to contact En-trak.


BEC Supported Events




26 – 29 October 2017

Eco Expo Asia 2017

Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

September 2017– October 2018

Tree Adoption Program

Conservation E3 Foundation

7 September 2017

Climate Risk: What Company Secretaries and Accountants Need to Know and Consider?


August - November 2017

Science in Public Service

HKSAR Government bureaux/departments and other organizations

26-29 October 2017

國際環保博覽2017「香港館」(Chinese version only)

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

December 2017 to February 2018

2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (Hong Kong) - Call for Exhibitors and Registration for Briefing Session

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects

10-12 December 2018

Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2018 Conference

The Chinese University of Hong Kong