55 prominent leaders exerted social responsibility to promote sustainable development
The “2020/21 Fellowship and Honorary Awards Presentation Ceremony and Social Caring Pledge Awards Presentation Ceremony” organized by the Social Enterprise Research Academy (SERA) has been successfully held on November 22 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. This year, Social Enterprise Research Academy (SERA) conferred its fellowship designation to 55 leaders from various industries in recognition of their contributions to society and in their professional fields.
This year, we were honored to have the SDG Pioneer of UN Global Impact, Mr. Gustavo Berlanga; the Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, The Government of HKSAR Dr. Bernard Chan Pak Li, JP; Under Secretary for Innovation & Technology, The Government of HKSAR, Dr. Chung Wai Keung, JP; Honorary Chancellor of Social Enterprise Research Academy and Former Secretary of Education Bureau-Mr. Eddie Ng Hak Kim, GBS, JP and Vice Chairman of Brand Development Council, Mr. Simon Ka Wo Wong BBS JP and Chairman, Centaline Charity Fund Limited, Mr. Wong Wai Hung, MH, JP etc. as our guests of honor.
Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, The Government of HKSAR Dr. Bernard Chan Pak Li, JP points out that
"There is more and more focus on the ESG assessment. Nowadays, sustainability ought to be a regular factor of consideration for decision makers, policy makers and businessmen alike. By tracking and auditing the environment,social,governance, and the ESG performance, the company can identify specific areas to tackle and to improve the equivalency and the stakeholders relation. My sincere thanks to Social Enterprise Research Academy (SERA) in putting all initiatives and in developing the sustainability initiatives. I look forward to working with you all to pursue different sustainable development goals.”
Under Secretary for Innovation & Technology, The Government of HKSAR, Dr. Chung Wai Keung, JP points out that
"We are delighted to see that I&T also brings a big impact on traditional industries and more companies and organisations are adopting I&T solutions into their daily operation. As the Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology and my previous role at Cyberport, I have had lots of chances to meet with many social innovators from different industries backgrounds. They all share the same empathy for the underprivileged and apply their expertise to drive change for social good."
Dr. Rebecca Lee, founder of the Polar Museum Foundation
"Every Mountain Top is Within Your Reach" I have been to the Arctic 10 times, Antarctica 8 times and to Mount Everest region 4 times. I hope everyone could take a more serious attitude towards life and to conserve and protect the environment."
Sir Paul Polman, the former CEO of Unilever Group
"Enterprises need to make systematic changes to ensure that they can achieve sustainable development goals, especially to address climate change and social inequality. Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take puts forward the concept of "Net Positive", which is aimed at assisting business leaders to carry out thorough corporate transformation. “I am happy to see the momentum of change in many industries. Now it is time for us to implement "Net Positive Action". I hope all the leaders here can walk with us."
So Wa Wai BBS MH, Wonder Boy, Paralympic Games Runner Gold Medalist
"I hope my own experience can encourage and touch Hong Kong people and bring you more positive energy!"
I believe it's not hard for Hong Kong people to overcome the pandemic because we have the resilience and never give-up spirit."
Dr. Tsang Wai Chun,
Marianna, Founder & Chairman of TWC Management Limited
"I believes that a successful business has to win customers’ confidences in three ways; the confidence in TWC’s professionalism, in their deliverance of services and in their credibility. These qualities are the ones that bring loyal customers and a fine reputation, which are necessary for a company’s long-term development."
Cheung Yip Sang, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Century Energy International Holdings Limited
"My mission is actively promoting digital transformation, so I formed a clean energy value chain that integrates downstream distribution, midstream trade storage and transportation, and upstream production with a life-heath offerings chain spanning health, culture, tourism, and estate."
About SERA ‘Fellowship & Honorary Award Presentation Ceremony’
Through conferring the designation of SERA Fellowship, we acknowledge leaders who have profound contributions to the environment, economy and society. We encourage top-level management of companies to promote corporate social responsibility and the spirit of sustainability to promote Asia’s image of professionalism and dedication, enhancing Asia’s competitiveness in the global market.