February 2017

BEC Monthly Highlights

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

The Government has recently announced Hong Kong 2030+, a territorial development strategic plan laying out the Government’s vision, policy and strategy for the development of Hong Kong beyond 2030. With this masterplan now under public consultation, how can businesses make best use of this opportunity to feed in their views on the strategic direction of Hong Kong?

Join this Policy Dialogue to meet Mr Eric Ma, Secretary for Development and Ms Phyllis Li, Deputy Director of Planning/Territorial, to engage in dialogue with them along with BEC Board of Directors and industry experts. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute your views on shaping the future of Hong Kong! Come along and join us now. For more details, please click here.

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Cathy Lo (T. 2784 3922 | E. cathy@bec.org.hk). 

16 May: BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2017: Circular Economy: Towards a Resource Efficient Hong Kong – Managing Waste, Driving Growth

Register by 31 March to enjoy an early bird offer!

More and more global players see Circular Economy as essential for shaping a sustainable business model while driving growth for their businesses. This first-ever conference on Circular Economy by BEC will give you an overview of the concept and implications of Circular Economy. Well-known industry experts and thought leaders, as well as key policy makers from both Hong Kong and overseas will join 3 sessions of plenary discussions to explain, explore, and examine opportunities, technologies and collaborative initiatives in promoting Circular Economy. An event of the year that you can’t miss!

Plenary topics include:

  • Rethinking waste and discovering the value of waste in the circular economy
  • From waste prevention to product life extension: reuse, recycle, repair, reprocess and upcycling
  • The final step - waste to energy in the circular economy and implications for Hong Kong

For more details, please click here.
For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Cathy Lo (T. 2784 3922 | E. cathy@bec.org.hk).
For sponsorship & speaking opportunities, please contact Ms Janice Cheung (T. 2784 3968 | E. janicecheung@bec.org.hk).

Buy-one-get-one-free for BEC IEE Training Course: Indoor Air Quality (“IAQ”) Management & Improvement (5th Intake) (30 March 2017) 

This 2-hour course will cover essential knowledge about IAQ, such as the importance of IAQ, health effects due to indoor air pollutants exposure, IAQ management tips, and latest indoor air purification technologies. BEC members who enroll before 16 March 2017 (Thu) will enjoy a buy-one- get-one-free course offer for your colleagues who join the course together.

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 25th Anniversary Venue Offer

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of BEC, BEC Council Members can enjoy a limited time offer of additional 25% off* the booking rate of BEC sophisticated conference and training facilities. All other BEC Members are also entitled to a 25% discount*

Promotion period: from now till 31 March 2017*. For more details, please click here or contact our Events and Communications Team (T. 2784 3942 | E. venue@bec.org.hk).

*For events to be held from March to May 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

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 Upcoming Events

10 March: BEC Industry Visit to Towngas Headquarters

Mr Victor Kwong, Head of Corporate Health, Safety and Environment of Towngas will introduce their environmental initiatives and achievements in this industry visit. A guided tour will also be arranged for participants to explore the green and innovative facilities inside the building, such as roof organic green garden, green kitchen and hall of innovation. For more details, please click here.

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Beatrice Yu (T. 2784 3960 | E. beatrice@bec.org.hk). 

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

If you are a sustainability manager or officer, how can you build support and obtain the buy-in of your internal and external stakeholders? In this workshop, industry veterans will share the challenges and solutions for success. You will also participate in a group discussion to co-create approaches for influencing your stakeholders while developing carbon reduction targets, strategies and implementation plans. For more details, please click here.

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Jill Chow (T. 2784 3942 | E. jill@bec.org.hk). 


BEC News

Last Call: Invitation to Tender - Modelling Costs and Savings for Energy Efficiency Technologies in Buildings

BEC is conducting a project titled The Economics of Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment – Developing the tools for making decisions on cost-effective solutions. This project aims to support buildings owners, managers and tenants to make the right decisions on and develop a business case for investing in energy efficiency of buildings. Please click here to download the tender document. Deadline: Close of 3 March 2017

Event Summary Report - Paris and Marrakesh: Where is the action on climate change going?

Following the Paris Agreement at Conference of Parties 21 in 2015, BEC along with Civic Exchange and HKUST organised an event last December that brought together businesses, academics and NGOs to explore the progress and action on climate change. The event summary report is now available on BEC Website.

BEC Awarded 5 Years Plus Caring Organisation Logo

BEC was awarded the 5 Years Plus Caring Organisation Logo by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service in recognition of its commitment to implement corporate social responsibility through caring for the community, its employees and the environment for six consecutive years since 2011.


BEC Past Events

13 February: BEC Spring Dinner – a Sustainable and Green Monday

A full house of over 80 like-minded business executives and guests joined this Dinner to share well wishes for the Year of the Rooster and exchange views on environmental issues. Our honorable guests, Mrs Vicki Kwok, Deputy Director of Environmental Protection Department and Mr David Yeung, Founder of Green Monday, gave an inspiring sharing on food waste reduction and Green LUCK Banquet respectively.

17 February:  BEC Industry Visit to Lok Ma Chau Ecological Enhancement Area 

In this tour, participants enjoyed a new experience of watching Black-faced Spoonbill, Egrets and many other wildlife species from the Bird-Watching Tower. They also learnt that the Ecological Enhancement Area plays a pivotal role in protecting regional biodiversity.

24 February: Renewable Energy – How can it thrive in Hong Kong? 

This half-day seminar, co-organized with WWF and Hong Kong Baptist University’s Asian Energy Studies Centre, attracted over 100 participants, from government, businesses and NGOs, to discuss the challenges and opportunities from greater use of renewable energy and the policy measures that can be introduced in the city. Thanks for our distinguished speakers’ enlightening presentations and sharing. 


Services for BEC Members and Companies

Showcase Your Green Technologies

The Green Technology Corner at BEC Headquarters offers opportunities for members to showcase their green technologies and products to business leaders and sustainability professionals. Please contact Ms Jeanne Chan (T. 2787 3924 | E. jeannechan@bec.org.hk) to secure the showcase opportunity.


BEC Members Update

Please join us in welcoming our new Members:

Council Member

New World Development Company Limited

Corporate Member

Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited

General Members

HM Environmental Technologies Limited
Energenz Consulting Limited
Greenovo Enterprises Ltd
Landa Limited

Affiliate Members

WildAid Hong Kong Limited
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC)
Baby Kingdom Environmental Protection Education Fund Limited
Concord Alliance Limited
UDomain Web Hosting Company Ltd


BEC Supporting Events

Date Event Organiser
6 March 2017 Technical Forum on Energy Technology and Innovation for Smart Hong Kong Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers
23 March 2017 Water Conference 2017 on Enhancing Water Management in Buildings The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering Hong Kong Branch, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Hong Kong Branch and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers