會長的話

 

中小企,一個具有很大影響力的群體。可持續發展,一個全球致力達成的目標。「中小企可持續發展學會」,一班有心人,以關懷和責任為核心價值,期望為香港、甚至大中華區域的中小企帶來思維上的革新,共同實踐企業社會責任 (Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR),除了為經濟帶來動力,亦肩負起對社會、環境的責任,希望共建一個更美好的社會。


成立「中小企可持續發展學會」的念頭,在我們今年一次與盧教授的對話中萌生。與盧教授結緣,始於五年前參與由其親手建立的「香港中小企企業可持續發展指數」,當時與一眾向來熱心於CSR工作的好友都獲邀參與其中。五年間,我們除了繼續在業務上打拼,更投放更多資源在CSR項目上,我們的努力亦受到「指數」的肯定,大大鼓勵我們繼續為經濟、社會和自然環境可持續發展貢獻。正當我們興致勃勃在談論如何在公司中實施可持續發展政策之際,一個想法在我們中間浮現:除了我們這群有心人,其他中小企呢?


香港有超過32萬家中小企,若然大家都願意踏出一小步,將CSR融入業務,這個社會將會變得不一樣的美好。


憑此信念,我們走在一起。我們盼望可以藉過去的經驗,跟其他中小企分享;我們盼望可以凝聚更多有志之士,發揮更大影響力;我們盼望可以引領業界,共同向創新、專業、永續的方向發展。


承蒙盧教授及董事局成員的鼎力支持、信任和厚愛,本人十分榮幸擔任創會會長,與一群志同道合的業界好友擔當學會的核心角色,共同引領中小企在可持續發展方面成長。未來我們會繼續努力,集合各界精英領袖,啟發更多中小企以CSR作為管理模式,整合各方資源,建立一套屬於中小企的實踐方法,為社會帶來正面價值。


學會定當肩負推動業界的社會責任,讓可持續發展不再是一個口號,而是一種行動力,一個可以實踐、達成的理念。

 

President’s Message

 

SMEs are a group with great influence. Sustainability is a global goal. The SME Sustainability Society is a group of people with a focus on caring and responsibility who expect to bring innovative thinking to SMEs in Hong Kong and even Greater China, and who jointly practice Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In addition to driving the economy, we also shoulder the responsibility for community and environment, and hope to build a better society.


The idea of ​​setting up the SME Sustainability Society was born out of a dialogue with Professor Lo earlier this year. Professor Lo established the Hong Kong SME Business Sustainability Index five years ago. As a group of friends who have always been enthusiastic about CSR, we were invited to participate. In the past five years, we have not only continued to work hard in our businesses, but also invested more resources in CSR projects. Our efforts have been affirmed by the Index, which greatly encourages us to continue to contribute to sustainable development in the areas of the economy, society and the environment. While we were discussing how to implement sustainable development policy in our companies, an idea emerged: Apart from this group of people, how about the other SMEs?


There are more than 320,000 SMEs in Hong Kong. If each one of us is willing to take a small step to integrate CSR into our businesses, our society will be different.


With this belief, we come together. We hope to share our past experience with other SMEs; we hope to gather more people with the same vision and create a greater impact; we hope to lead the industry and develop together in the direction of innovation, professionalism and sustainability.


Thanks to the full support and trust of Professor Lo and the members of the Board of Directors, I am deeply honoured to be the founding president and to be granted the opportunity to work with a like-minded team to lead the growth of SMEs in sustainable development. In the future, we will work hard to unite elite leaders from all walks of life, inspire more SMEs to adopt CSR as a management model, integrate the resources of all parties, and establish a set of practical methods that SMEs can use to bring positive value to society.


The SME Sustainability Society is taking responsibility for promoting sustainable development in the industry. Sustainable development is no longer just a slogan, but a kind of action — a concept that can be practiced and achieved.

 

連舜香 中小企可持續發展學會會長