With the theme of “Innovation and Technology on Our Net-Zero Journey for the Next Generation”, Mr Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”), was invited as the honourable guest to exchange views with Mr Kevin O’Brien, Chairman of BEC; and Mr Simon Ng, Chief Executive Officer of BEC, on how innovation and technology facilitates the business community to achieve the net-zero goal for Hong Kong’s prosperity and for the benefits of our next generation.
Giving the opening remarks, Mr O’Brien said, “Innovation and technology, as a catalyst or enabler in the ecosystem, definitely plays a key role along the net-zero journey. We are delighted to have the opportunity to go into more in-depth conversations with Mr Wong to exchange ideas about how to galvanise business actions towards a net-zero Hong Kong through innovation and technology.”
“For the past 20 years, HKSTP has been actively supporting tech ventures and startups at all stages of growth with infrastructure, talent development and investment opportunities. Leveraging the 14th Five-Year Plan of developing Hong Kong, as part of the Greater Bay Area, into an international I&T hub, coupled with the Hong Kong climate action plan 2050, HKSTP will play a key role in local and regional decarbonisation. We will assume a leading role to facilitate the collaboration between government, business and innovators for cross-disciplinary synergies and I&T solutions,” Mr Albert Wong said at the event.
The fruitful and insightful conversation among the three prominent executives were well received and welcome by the audience who were able to gain useful inspirations for formulating their action plans towards the net-zero goal.
“Through today’s ‘BEC CEO Dialogue’, I hope we will be able set the scene for business leaders to understand and make good use of green innovation and technology to drive a net-zero Hong Kong,” added Mr Simon Ng.
“BEC CEO Dialogue” is a unique event newly launched this year, aiming to provide a platform for idea exchange and experience sharing among business leaders and senior executives. Prestigious CEOs from renowned companies and organisations are invited as honourable guests to share their valuable insights on topics related to environmental excellence and sustainable development in Hong Kong.
Business Environment Council Limited (“BEC”) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. It is committed to leading, enabling and driving the business community to transform for a green, liveable and sustainable Hong Kong.
Mr Simon Ng, Chief Executive Officer of BEC, said, “We hope to galvanise business actions towards environmental excellence and net zero in Hong Kong by connecting the government, businesses, and community through thought leadership, innovative solutions, policy advocacy, strategic partnership, advisory services, and environmental education.”
Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a net-zero economy.