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Speakers Share Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in PolyU SPEED 15th Anniversary International Symposium
PolyU SPEED十五周年國際論壇 講者探討企業社會責任的實踐

2015-04-29

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Speakers Share Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in
PolyU SPEED 15th Anniversary International Symposium


With the growing importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability across different industry sectors, it is vital for companies to be aware of the latest trends and developments, and integrate them into their business models.

To enhance public understanding of CSR and sustainability as well as the challenges arising from these initiatives, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-affiliated School of Professional Education and Executive Development (PolyU SPEED), staged its 15th Anniversary Public Forum Series (3) titled “International Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility for Innovation and Sustainability” at Jockey Club Innovation Tower, PolyU on 14 March 2015. 

Co-organised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Symposium featured two keynote speakers, Prof. Robert Hugh Gray, Professor of Social and Environmental Accounting, School of Management, University of St Andrews, Scotland, and Mr Keith Pogson, Senior Partner, Financial Services, Asia Pacific, Ernest & Young.  The expert panel session was joined by Mr Matthias Li, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, Ocean Park Corporation (Ocean Park), Dr Aidan Goddard, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer – Asia Pacific, L’Occitane en Provence (L’Occitane), and Mr Pat-Nie Woo, Director, CSR, KPMG.

The Symposium also received support from The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Hong Kong, Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research of University of St Andrews, Scotland, World Green Organisation, Chartered Professional Accountants (Canada) Hong Kong Chapter, and the Campus Sustainability Committee of the PolyU-affiliated College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE).

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Prof. Robert Hugh Gray (7th from left), Professor of Social and Environmental Accounting, School of Management, University of St Andrews, Mr Keith Pogson (6th from right), Senior Partner, Financial Services, Asia Pacific, Ernst & Young, Mr Matthias Li (4th from left), Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, Ocean Park Corporation, Dr Aidan Goddard (3rd from left), Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer – Asia Pacific, L’Occitane en Provence, Mr Pat-Nie Woo (2nd from left), Director, CSR, KPMG, Prof. Peter Yuen (7th from right), Dean of PolyU CPCE, Prof. Peter Walters (5th from left), Associate Dean (Quality Assurance) of PolyU CPCE, Dr Simon Leung (5th from right), Associate Dean (Development) of PolyU CPCE, Dr Jack Lo (6th from left), Director of PolyU SPEED, and Dr Artie Ng (4th from right), Deputy Director of PolyU SPEED took a group photo with other guests.

 

Prof. Yuen, Dean of PolyU CPCE, delivered his welcoming remarks  at PolyU SPEED 15th Anniversary International Symposium.

 

Dr Jack Lo, Director of PolyU SPEED, said that the School regularly invited leading industry experts to give talks to students.

 

PolyU SPEED 15th Anniversary International Symposium provided a platform for exchange of views among academics, students and experienced professionals.

 

Prof. Robert Hugh Gray thought that there is a lot of ambiguity in the definitions of CSR and sustainability.

 

Mr Keith Pogson outlined how changing social values are driving CSR and sustainability initiatives.

 

Mr Matthias Li (right), Dr Aidan Goddard (2nd from right) and Mr Pat-Nie Woo (2nd from left) attended the expert panel session.


PolyU SPEED十五周年國際論壇
講者探討企業社會責任實踐


隨著工商界對企業社會責任及可持續發展的議題愈來愈重視,企業必須認識這方面的最新趨勢與發展,並把其納入營運模式。

為了加深大眾對企業社會責任及可持續發展的認識,以及了解在實踐相關措施時所面對的挑戰,香港理工大學專業進修學院(下稱PolyU SPEED)於2015年3月14日在香港理工大學賽馬會創新樓舉行了「十五周年公開論壇系列(三):企業創新與可持續發展的社會責任國際論壇」,邀得嘉賓講者包括蘇格蘭聖安德魯斯大學管理學院社會與環境會計系的Prof. Robert Hugh Gray以及安永會計師事務所亞太金融服務高級合夥人Mr Keith Pogson發表專題演說。另外,在論壇的專家討論環節中,學院邀得海洋公園副行政總裁暨首席財務總監李繩宗先生、歐舒丹(L'Occitane en Provence)亞太區首席財務總監及營運總裁高達博士(Dr Aidan Goddard)以及畢馬威會計師事務所企業社會責任總監吳柏年先生擔任嘉賓講者,交流業界意見。論壇由特許管理會計師公會協辦,並獲得英國特許市務學會香港分會、蘇格蘭聖安德魯斯大學社會與環境會計研究所、世界綠色組織、加拿大特許會計師協會香港分會以及理大專業及持續教育學院(PolyU CPCE)轄下校園可持續發展委員會的支持。

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講者聖安德魯斯大學管理學院社會與環境會計系教授Prof. Robert Hugh Gray (左七)、安永會計師事務所亞太金融服務高級合夥人Mr Keith Pogson (右六)、海洋公園副行政總裁暨首席財務總監李繩宗先生(左四)、歐舒丹亞太區首席財務總監及營運總裁高達博士 (左三)、畢馬威會計師事務所企業社會責任總監吳柏年先生(左二),連同PolyU CPCE院長阮博文教授 (右七)、副院長(質素保證)華彼達教授(左五)、副院長(發展)梁德榮博士(右五),以及PolyU SPEED院長羅文強博士 (左六)和副院長吳偉昌博士 (右四)與眾嘉賓合照。

 

PolyU CPCE院長阮博文教授於PolyU SPEED十五周年國際論壇致歡迎辭。

 

PolyU SPEED院長羅文強博士說學院定期邀請業界專家作出分享。

 

PolyU SPEED十五周年國際論壇提供一個平台,讓學者、學生以及經驗豐富的專業人士進行互動與交流。

 

Prof. Robert Hugh Gray認為大家對企業社會責任和持續發展的真正定義仍有很多模糊之處。

 

Mr Keith Pogson 概述了社會價值的轉變,如何推動企業社會責任和可持續發展的措施。

 

李繩宗先生(右)、高達博士(右二)以及吳柏年先生(左二)出席專家討論環節。