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Committee: Sustainable Development


The mission of the Sustainable Development Committee (SDC) is to be a leader and innovator in promoting Hong Kong′s sustainable development.


1. Build awareness of sustainable development among Chamber members and the Hong Kong community and provide opportunities for members to engage in and implement sustainability initiatives that support the Chamber’s priorities.

2. Formulate and promote the Chamber′s position on relevant policy issues relating to the sustainable development of Hong Kong.

3. Partner with business, the HKSAR government, NGOs and the community to further sustainable development.




  1. Implement engagement, learning and sharing opportunities and high profile events to enable the Chamber and its members to contribute to Hong Kong’s sustainable development.
  2. Feature Canadian business solutions and values wherever possible.
  3. Engage in constructive and high impact policy advocacy.
  4. Contribute to the creation of a better environment in Hong Kong for Canadians (and everyone else) to live and work in Hong Kong.

About SDC

The Canadian Chamber's Sustainable Development Committee has been actively promoting sustainable social, environmental and economic development in the Hong Kong community since 1997. In 1987, the Bruntland Commission defined "sustainable development” as  development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This concept can be broken down to refer to environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social sustainability. Given that it is generally accepted that Hong Kong’s ecological foot print is not sustainable, the mission of the Sustainable Development Committee is to help redress the environmental sustainability of Hong Kong and thus improve the business environment of its members.

The committee’s efforts focus on raising the awareness of key local issues while engaging Chamber members and the Hong Kong community. Committee activities range from eco-tour outings, research, publishing, and speaker events to working with the Hong Kong Government and other organizations to engage the community through inclusive, multi-stakeholder consensus-building processes. The Chamber′s Sustainable Development Committee is recognized in Hong Kong as a key business contributor to promoting sustainable development of Hong Kong. 

For more information:


SDC Membership

Joseph Law, CLP

Committee Members

Ron Chung, CLP
Iris Ho, Urbis
Fatima Lai, Canadian Consulate-General HK
Lisa Poon, MTR Corporation
Don Johnston, Green Island Cement/CKI
Andrew Jones, Sanctuary Resorts
Don Roberts, Rankhigh Investments Limited
TC Yee, HK Electric
Andy Yeung, Hongkong Land
Anne Copeland, Copeland & Partners
Kendrick Hung
Dan Warelis
Laurence Rothwell, Hong Kong Institute of Languages
Anne Copeland, Copeland & Partners
Bruce Hicks, TPIZ Resources
Kant Chong, China Capital Investment Group Limited (HK)





SDC Policy Priorities


  1. Current Government Priorities
    • i) waste management
    • ii) energy efficiency & fuel mix
    • iii) air quality
    • iv) biodiversity conservation


  2. Emerging Hong Kong Issues
    • i) freshwater security
    • ii) marine water quality.

Implementation Approach:

  1. Focus on the risk, opportunity and reward approach to issues for members to be motivated by “what’s in it for them.” (This includes both business opportunities and a healthy and sustainable working environment.)
  2. Facilitate and support corporate partnerships, community engagement

  •  For publications from the Sustainable Development Committee please click here

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Evan Wilcox posted a new topic in the General Discussion forum in the group Committee: Sustainable Development.
Posted January 27, 2014

Joseph Law

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