The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong promotes Swedish business in Hong Kong. We build networks among corporations of all sizes within Hong Kong and Sweden. Our organization operates by four Swedish values; Open, Caring, Innovative, and Sustainable. With Swedish companies globally being identified as sustainable, it comes natural for us to support and drive the sustainable development, change, and impact in Hong Kong.
Our initiative in accelerating sustainable development in Hong Kong
We have a dedicated sustainability committee, consisting of company leaders and individual members, working actively with sustainable development and how it can affect Hong Kong by e.g. releasing regular position papers on key matters.
In the position paper from October 2020, we covered Swedish companies ability to facilitate and support a green recovery in Hong Kong with specific policy advice regarding: Energy Transition and Decarbonization, Transportation, Recycling and Waste Management, Plastic Waste, the Financial Sector and the Tourism Sector.
This year, a new position paper will be released on the fact that sustainable development should be given top priority in Hong Kong. The paper’s four focus areas are Business and Government Collaboration, Rapid Decarbonization, Green Buildings and Green Transition of Hong Kong’s Food System.
Furthermore, through a strategic partnership with the Consulate General of Sweden and the Business Environment Council (BEC), the sustainability committee co-hosted a seminar called “Pioneering the green transition”. Among other things, industry leaders shared insights into how Sweden has worked to create concrete roadmaps for their green transition in 22 different industry sectors and how it relates to Hong Kong’s latest Climate Action Plan. Looking ahead, another seminar is scheduled together with BEC for June 17.