Sustainable Business

Mission Statement

The Sustainable Business Focus Group, as part of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, aims to provide the members of the Chamber with a range of events with a sustainable business focus; and encourage high profile industry leaders to present at our events to keep our members updated on the latest developments both in the UK and in China.

In order to achieve sustainable business, companies must manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities simultaneously. Sustainability must not be thought of as a purely environmental or PR consideration, nor must it be seen to be a ‘nice to have’. It is absolutely essential in order to have long-term successful business growth.

Sustainable business is underpinned by legal, moral and fiscal drivers. The British Chamber has identified 6 pillars that can help to achieve company objectives:

  • Environment Protection
  • Community engagement
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Voluntary & Charity
  • Partnership & Social Innovation

The purpose of the Sustainable Business Group is to share best practice and be a catalyst for change amongst businesses to support China’s long-term environmental and business interests.

Sustainable Business Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q1 2016

Friday, 13 May 2016

In March this year the environment minister Chen Jining described reforms to make environmental enforcement and monitoring agencies at the city/county level report directly to provincial environmental protection departments rather than local governments.

Focus Group Members

Chair: Tristan Edmondson, Partner (China General Manager), Carnstone Asia

Neal Beatty, Director - China, Control Risks Group (Shanghai) Ltd
Richard Brubaker, Adjunct Professor, Sustainability and Responsible Leadership, CEIBS
Tracey Newton, Regional HR Director, Genus
Siaw Fung Yap, Associate Director - Community Partnership, GSK 
Lu Jianzhong, Partner, Brunswick Group
Brenda Wang, Partner, KPMG China

Chamber Executive Committee SponsorPhil Roebuck, Executive Director, The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Chamber Office Facilitator: James Dunn, james.dunn@britishchambershanghai.org

If you would like to recommend an event, or find more details about this Focus Group, please contact Chamber Staff James Dunn, or join our LinkedIn Group.

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