CSR Steering Group

The CSR Steering Group was formed to accelerate members’ understanding of, contribution to, and the benefits to business from, CSR in Hong Kong. The Group aims to raise awareness of CSR issues and best practice in Hong Kong through knowledge sharing, showcasing examples from members companies, providing a networking opportunity for those responsible for CSR within their organisations, and helping companies understand their progress relative to others over time through bench-marking.

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Simon PhippsChairThe Digital InsurerRead moreRead lessSimon Phipps has over 25 years’ experience within the insurance industry, and transferred to Hong Kong as CEO for one of the world’s largest insurance groups in 2006, before moving into strategy consulting in 2010. Having designed and implemented Hong Kong’s first ‘environmentally friendly junk’ in collaboration with students at HK University, as well as instigating numerous initiatives with NGOs across the HK SAR, Simon was invited to join BritCham’s Environment & Energy Committee in 2009. Whilst continuing to be a member of the EEC, Simon founded BritCham’s CSR Steering Group in 2012, which he also chairs..
Gayle DonohueVice ChairPwCRead moreRead lessGayle Donohue, Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers has 20 years experience working in the UK and Hong Kong, focused on financial assurance, sustainability assurance and Integrated Reporting. Gayle works with a number of large multi-national and listed companies. Through her work in sustainability and Integrated Reporting Gayle is passionate in helping companies to better understand and report their overall performance, including their total impact on society.
Silvia ToChamber RepresentativeThe British Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongRead moreRead lessSilvia is the Membership Executive for The British Chamber. Her role within The Chamber is to recruit new members, and look after existing members. Silvia is also the Chamber representative for the Real Estate Committee, Healthcare Committee, CSR Steering Group and the HR Advisory Committee.
Christian TooleyMemberCBRERead moreRead lessChristian Tooley is a Senior Consulting Analyst with CBRE’s Workplace Strategy team in Hong Kong. His role focuses on partnering with global corporates in various sectors to design strategy and implement effective organisational change. Christian advises firms on how to align their business and real estate objectives through implementing analytics-backed creative solutions focused on enhancing employee experience. Recently, Christian founded, and now chairs, LGBT+CBRE, Asia’s 1st real estate pride network. Beyond this, he sits on both the CSR and Emerging Leaders Committees at the British Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong.
Ding LiMemberCundallRead moreRead lessDing is a Senior Sustainability Consultant and is leading Cundall’s strategic sustainability offering in Asia. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management through the Project Management Institute. Ding specialises in the field of environmental management consulting, as well as corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating and advisory services. With strong communications skills and a proactive approach to clients, Ding supports companies in embedding sustainability principles into their business operations and organisational culture. She has extensive experience in assisting global multinational corporations with developing their corporate sustainability strategies, policies as well as setting their action plans on environmental issues. When not working, Ding actively engages in climate change issues and science communication. She was a secondary school teacher at Presbyterian International Junior High School in Ghana, Africa. She also speaks regularly at events for universities and corporations in Hong Kong on climate and conservation related subjects. She has three dogs and in her free time she enjoys snorkeling and cycling to explore new places.
Emma HarveyMemberGammon Construction LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Fiona DonnellyMemberN/ARead moreRead lessFiona is a long-term resident of Hong Kong, and active player in international business and the sustainability sector in particular. Having moved out of her first career in accountancy, Fiona has recovered and operated in various strategic and operational capacities in business development, including for two of the Big Four, and the economic development agencies of three countries (UK, HK and Scotland). Red Links’ current client base includes Hong Kong and Scottish enterprises either wholly or partially involved in sustainability/low carbon technology.
Lawrence WongMemberTrinity (Management Services) LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Tim LauMemberBarclaysRead moreRead lessTim Lau is Head of Facilities Management Singapore, South East Asia, Hong Kong, Greater China and Thailand, a position he has held since 2007. Since joining Barclays Hong Kong in 1996, Tim has spent 10 years in Japan from 1998 – 2007, managing the Japan Facilities Management team including operations in Korea and Australia. During his tenure in Japan, Tim was also transferred to Singapore for 6 months in 2005 to manage multiple construction projects for the office. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Facilities Management and is a certified member of the British Institute of Facilities Management. Tim frequently dedicates weekends in supporting local charity organizations and carrying out community and volunteering work.