Governance

Chairman
Mr Richard Lancaster
Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited
(representing CLP Power Hong Kong Limited)

Message from the Chairman

As an independent, charitable membership organisation in Hong Kong, BEC is in a unique position as one of the longest running organisation in the city with a mission to mobilise Hong Kong’s business community for environmental sustainability and excellence. BEC engages over 200 businesses from various sectors to contribute to the vision of transitioning Hong Kong to a low-carbon economy and shape the government’s policy agenda to ensure Hong Kong’s sustainability and competitiveness.

We believe in the value of responsibility and transparency, and are guided by a well-established governance structure, policies and clearly defined strategies.

Mr Richard Lancaster
Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited
(representing CLP Power Hong Kong Limited)

Mr Richard Lancaster is Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings, the parent company of the CLP Group which is one of the largest investor operators in the electricity industry throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr Lancaster has more than 35 years of experience in the power industry and in other industrial operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. Prior to assuming his current role in September 2013, he was Managing Director of CLP’s operations in Hong Kong, responsible for its electricity generation, transmission and distribution business serving 2.5 million customers in Hong Kong. Mr Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and has held a wide range of managerial positions within the company. His experience covers project management, power plant operations, commercial, finance, legal and corporate functions.

Besides serving in various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group as Director, Mr Lancaster is the Chairman of the Business Environment Council and a founding member of the Advisory Council of The Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association and a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a member of its Climate and Energy Cluster Board. He is also chairman of the Hong Kong Membership Committee of the UN-accredited World Energy Council.

Originally from Australia, Mr. Lancaster is an electrical engineering graduate of UNSW Sydney.

Immediate Past Chairman
Professor John Chai
Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited (representing Fook Tin Technologies Limited)
Professor John Chai
Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited (representing Fook Tin Technologies Limited)

Professor John Chai of Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited, is a distinguished scholar and dental specialist. Prior to joining the Fook Tin Group, Professor Chai was a full time professor at Northwestern University. He is presently a Professor Emeritus of Northwestern University, and an Honorary Clinical Professor of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong. Having a close affinity with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Chai is the Vice Chairman of University Council. He is also a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, HKSAR, and was Immediate Past Chairman of Business Environment Council Limited. Professor Chai has been keen to take up public duties covering higher education, innovation and technology, environmental protection and sustainable development of Hong Kong.

BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group

 

The BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group (BEC CCBF AG) promotes and supports climate action, enhances corporate governance for climate resilience, and mobilises BEC members and the wider business community to contribute collectively to Hong Kong’s transition to a low carbon economy.

BEC CCBF AG Steering Committee

Chair  
Ms Susanna Wong Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
   
Vice Chair  
Mr Adam Koo Business Environment Council Limited
   
Member  
Ms Kristy Tan Airport Authority Hong Kong
Mr Hendrik Rosenthal CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Ir Derek Chan Hongkong Land Limited
Dr Calvin Kwan Link Asset Management Limited
Ms Julie Wong NWS Holdings Limited
Dr Bruce Chong Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Dr Rita Yu Siemens Limited
Ms Joey Lau Swire Pacific Limited
Dr Raymond Yau Swire Properties Limited
Ir Bill Ho The Hongkong Electric Company Limited

 

BEC CCBF AG Ordinary Members

Mr Marcus Ip AECOM Asia Company Limited
Ms Grace Kwok Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited
Ms Florence Lee Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited
Mr Jonathan Yau Cundall Hong Kong Limited
Mr David Ko  Environmental Pioneers & Solutions Limited
Ms Fiona Chin FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong Limited
Ms Emma Harvey Gammon Construction Limited
Mr Terence Cheng Great Eagle Holdings Limited
Mr KK Choi Green Island Cement Company Limited
Mr Jonathan Li Hang Lung Properties Limited
Mr Benny Siu Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited
Mr Fred Chan Jardine Engineering Corporation
Ms Jessica Chan MTR Corporation Limited
Ms Ellie Tang New World Development Company Limited 
Dr Thomas Tang PJ Sustainability Consulting Limited
Mr Ringo Lam Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Limited
Mr Roy Yiu SICK Optic-Electronic Co Ltd
Ms Margaret Wong The Hong Kong & China Gas Company Limited
Mr Samuel Kwong The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Mr Anthony Tsui The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Mr Rakesh Vazirani TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong Limited
Mr Laurent Pelletier Veolia Environmental Services China Limited

 

BEC CCBF AG Terms of Reference

 

Introduction

 

 

The Climate Change Business Forum (“CCBF”) was launched in 2008 as a BEC initiative. The CCBF convened some of Hong Kong’s most astute businesses to collaborate on initiatives to mitigate climate change. A think tank focusing on the transition to a low-carbon economy, CCBF sought to be a resource for Hong Kong’s business community and government.

CCBF has since been integrated to become a BEC Advisory Group, formally renamed the BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group (“BEC CCBF AG”). BEC CCBF AG promotes awareness of, and builds capacity in relation to, climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience activities amongst BEC members and the business community in Hong Kong. It also aims to provide a platform for BEC to engage the relevant regulatory bodies on climate change-related matters, and forge collaboration between local and global experts on climate change.

 

The Paris Pledge for Action

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change formally came into effect in November 2016. It reflects the global consensus and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to keep global average temperature rise this century well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C.


The Paris Pledge for Action enables non-state entities to formally commit to help implement the Agreement. With backing from BEC CCBF AG, BEC signed the pledge in 2016. As a signatory, BEC will work to encourage its members and the rest of the Hong Kong business community to meet the goals of the Agreement through projects, events, and educational programmes. BEC CCBF AG will continue to play a central role in supporting these efforts.

 

Manifesto for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

In 2013, BEC CCBF AG members joined a variety of innovative companies and organisations globally in taking a pledge to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in their commercial buildings. The manifesto originated with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (“WBCSD”), in which BEC is a network partner. It requires signatories to commit to a number of tasks, including: setting emission-reduction targets, enhancing company policy for energy performance, carrying out energy audits, publishing building energy use information annually, and pledging to promote building energy efficiency to their partners, employees and stakeholders through advocacy, marketing, research and development, education and training.

 

BEC Low Carbon Charter

With the support of business leaders and the Environment Bureau, the BEC Low Carbon Charter was launched in March 2019 to mobilise companies in the property and construction value chain to collectively contribute towards Hong Kong’s long-term decarbonisation through their pledge to set and achieve carbon reduction targets. The Charter has expanded since the beginning of 2020 to welcome companies from all sectors. Please click here for details.

BEC CCBF AG is proud to recognise and honour the following signatory companies and organisations for their leadership:

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Ms Violet Law (violetlaw@bec.org.hk)