On 15 April 2021 the Finnish Chamber of Commerce introduced Sustainable committee member, starting with the Chairperson of the team, the statement read:
We at FinnCham HK would like to introduce our committees in the next upcoming weeks. Today let us introduce our Sustainability Committee!
The Sustainability committee of Finnish Chamber of Commerce was launched in late 2017 and aims to facilitate sustainability-focused dialogue among businesses and the wider community in Hong Kong, with a specific focus on Finnish firms.
The committee’s main goal is to inspire and facilitate action among businesses in Hong Kong to address environmental issues in a sustainable manner.
Sustainability committee in 2021 has over 10 members that meet almost monthly – and the interest for the topics has been positive. The Committee’s Chairperson is Ms. Veera Sinnemäki (Global Sustainability Program Manager for Climate at H&M Group). Hear what she has to say about the committee and its goals for 2021
In 5th March we held webinar: ”In Pursuit of Carbon Neutrality – Nordic companies shrinking their carbon footprint in Hong Kong and Asia” with panelists from Hong Con Civic Exchange, Kone, Finnair and Neste. It was a success – as also the topic of Climate neutrality is common and interesting to us all.
For 2021 we are planning to participate in Re-Think event in Hong Kong in October, and looking forward for great interest from the Finnish companies. The committee is already busy in planning this event together with Team Finland and Finnish Consulate. Re-Think is big sustainability event in Hong Kong, gathering all industries together and we are hoping to have side dialogues with high level officials this time too.
We are looking into some activities also on education and voluntary work. These are few of the interests we shared in the committee and we are looking into how to make them to actions or involvement (tree planting beach cleaning, or just awareness raising in waste, for example).
Towards the end of the year in December sustainability committee will be visible in “What’s up Finland” with seminar on the horizon.