WWF’s inaugural Corporate Sustainability Summit & Award Presentation | WWF Hong Kong

WWF’s inaugural Corporate Sustainability Summit & Award Presentation

13 November 2017

[HONG KONG – 8 November 2017] WWF-Hong Kong held its first Corporate Sustainability Summit & Award Presentation on 8 November 2017 at the Zero Carbon Building in Kowloon Bay. The event acknowledged the contributions of its business partners from the Corporate Membership Programme (CMP), Low-carbon Office Operations Programme (LOOP) and Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) for their commitment to implementing climate change solutions. The event brought hundreds of businesses and corporate members together to share best practices in corporate sustainability and look at issues such as ESG reporting.
Mr. Peter Cornthwaite, CEO of WWF-Hong Kong, thanked attendees their support and contributions to conservation and introduced the new CMP programme and WWF’s sustainability advisors. “WWF will work with companies to advance conservation, community and business objectives. For instance, a new Corporate Membership Programme will be launched in early 2018, offering new levels of benefits including advisory to assist companies in sustainability tracking,” Mr. Cornthwaite said.
At the Summit, WWF presented awards to 95 of its corporate members to acknowledge their loyal support to WWF’s conservation and education work over past year. The awardees included eight Double Diamond members, five Diamond members, seven Gold members, 10 Pearl members and 65 Silver members.
It was revealed that companies participating in the climate-focused LOOP and LCMP collectively avoided over 147,200 tonnes of carbon emissions in the past year when compared to a business-as-usual scenario. It would take 6,400,000 trees one year to absorb that amount of carbon.