11.2021

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

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"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

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"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."

Honorary Fellowship

Dr. Rebecca Lee,
founder of the Polar Museum Foundation

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「1997年,我創立極地博物館基金,積極推動極地科普及考察與全球氣候變化的關係,同時提倡在香港設立一所與氣候變化有關的『極地博物館』。經過二十六年的努力,終於在2013年於香港中文大學校園內設立『香港賽馬會氣候變化館』,展出我多年來在南極、北極和青藏高原、珠穆朗瑪峰雪域所收集的珍貴資料、實物、影片及照片等,期望向公眾推廣氣候變化及環境保護的信息。」

Honorary Fellowship

Sir Paul Polman,
the former CEO of Unilever Group

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「企業需進行系統性變革,以確保能實踐可持續發展的目標,尤其是應對氣候變化及社會不平等問題。我在新著作《淨正向:勇敢企業如何多付出而蓬勃發展》(Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take)中提出『淨正向』概念,正是以協助企業領袖進行徹底企業變革為目標。我樂見許多行業都開始出現變革的勢頭,現在我們是時候推行『淨正向行動』,我希望在座所有領袖能與我們同行。」

Senior Fellowship

So Wa Wai BBS MH, Wonder Boy,
Paralympic Games Runner Gold Medalist

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"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."

Senior Fellowship

Dr. Tsang Wai Chun, Marianna,
Founder & Chairman of TWC Management Limited

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"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."

Senior Fellowship

Cheung Yip Sang,
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Century Energy International Holdings Limited

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"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."

Fellowship (Partial)

Interviews

So Wa Wai BBS MH, Wonder Boy,
Paralympic Games Runner Gold Medalist
Karen Leung
Principle of Karen Leung Dance Academy
Dr. Rebecca Lee,
founder of the Polar Museum Foundation

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.

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