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Agenda and Minutes -
The 2 Meeting 13/14

Date: Jan 22, 2014 (Wed)
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Room 1002A of HKCSS


1. Endorsement of minutes of the last meeting held on November 29, 2013

2. Business plan for 2014-15

3. Upcoming projects for 2014-15 

3.1 Family board game for cross generational solidarity

3.2 Producing a movie on family solidarity

3.3 Supporting NGO to set up community food assistance points

3.4 Round 4 Love Ideas Love HK and Round 1 March of Social Engineers

3.5 Youth career aspiration

3.6 NGO expo and SE market place

3.7 Age-friendly community

3.8 Community fund for youth and elders

3.9 Future Stars

3.10 Internship and employment for PwD studying undergrad programme

4. Tentative rundown for 2014 Family Summit

5. Business Update: 

  1. Caring Company Scheme
  2. WiseGiving
  3. Corporate Communication 

6. Any other business 

7. Date of next meeting


Present  : Ms. Ng Ka Man, Carmen (HK Alzheimer’s Disease Association) - Chairperson

Ms. Chan Kit Ling (Christian Family Service Centre)

Mr. Chan Wing Cheung (Caritas – Hong Kong)

Mr. Cheung Tat Cheong (St. James’ Settlement)

Ms. Vivian Fung (Hong Kong Disneyland Resort)

Ms. Hung Ho Lin, Linda (The Salvation Army)

Mr. Peter Lam (Public adminstration and PR expert)

Ms. Catherine Sing (Power Assets Holdings)

Ms. Sheila Tang (NWS Holdings)

Ms. Ting Suk Yee, Regina (HK Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council)

Ms. Yip Yun Wan, Amarantha (Hong Kong Family Welfare Society)


Apologies :   Ms. Cindy Cheung (John Swire & Sons) 

Mr. Andy Ho (Public adminstration and PR expert)

Mr. Lo Wing Ching, Wesley (Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service)

Mr. Mok Hon Fai, James (The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)

Mrs. Helina Yuk (Hong Kong S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre)

Ms. Wendy Luk (Senior Manager, Caring Company)

Mr. Eddie Tsang (Senior Manager, Corporate Communciations)


In attendance: Mr. Cliff Choi (Business Director, PEP, HKCSS)

Ms. Christine Kwan (Senior Manager, WiseGiving) – Recorder

Ms. Sandy Wong (Officer, Corporate Communications)

Mr. Ray Yeung (Officer, Corporate Communications)



1. Minutes of Last Meeting

The minutes of the last meeting held on November 29, 2013 was adopted.


2. Welcome New Co-opted Members

Four professionals from the private sector accepted the Committee’s invitation and were co-opted to serve as Committee members in the new term.  They were Ms. Cindy Cheung, Ms. Vivian Fung, Ms. Catherine Sing and Ms. Sheila Tang.  Chairperson extended warm welcome to the new members and thanked all other members for continuing their service in the 2nd year of the term.


3. Business Plan for 2014-15

Cliff introduced the Council’s annual planning exercise and reminded members to join the extended governance meeting to be held on Jan 27.


Tabled the PEP business plan for 2014-15.  Cliff highlighted on the key result areas of each team:

  • Caring Company: (KRA pt. 4) “Set framework and benchmarking of local CSR practices”.
  1. The Caring Company scheme would continue to promote companies’ community involvement through different social issues.
  2. Tabled the Jan 20 meeting agenda of the Caring Company Steering Committee.  Reported that a task force was subsequently set up to steer a study on the options of promoting CSR in Hong Kong and to bring in international good practices through a new vehicle, which would be separated from the Caring Company scheme.
  3. Members reminded that the setting up of a new vehicle would take time.  Might miss the opportunity in 2015 when companies would be required to conduct ESG reporting on a “comply or explain” basis by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  Alternative suggestion was made to explore on mobilizing the business sector to take the lead for drilling deeper into the CSR standards.
  4. Members also concerned about the credibility of the new vehicle if it is not under HKCSS umbrella.  Might waste the good efforts that Caring Company scheme has built across the years.
  5. It was resolved that a separate meeting would be held before July to allow more thorough discussion.  Recommendations from PEP Committee would be submitted to the ExCo for consideration and decision.


  • WiseGiving: (KRA pt. 5) “Dialogue with donors and foundations, including families, individuals and corporate donors”.
  1. WiseGiving felt the demand in growing family philanthropy.  Would focus on developing partnerships with families and private foundations, especially in the areas of vision building and governance structure.  The team may share their learning points with members in future committee meeting.
  2. Members discussed the issue of charity transparency and accountability (KRA pt. 8).  Noted there was tension in the sector during the LRC consultation on Charity Law. 
  3. It was resolved that a separate meeting would be held to discuss the promotion of charity accountability and transparency.  Suggested to invite the representative of Face to Face Fundraising Alliance to join the meeting.


  • Corporate Communications: (KRA pt. 10) “Explore and prepare the use of social media and interactive platforms and tools to promote attitude changes”.
  1. The team would continue to promote social issues through various channels, such as the HKCSS Channel on Youtube and free media, “Scenario” in electronic and print format, the HKCSS Facebook and the revamped HKCSS website.


4. Upcoming Projects for 2014-15

Tabled the Project List of PEP.  Cliff elaborated on HKCSS’ role in facilitating partnerships between companies, foundations and NGOs, and that the subjects of concern were collectively framed by social issues and the interests of companies and foundations.  The list showed a variety of projects addressing different issues, which covered “children and youth”, “family and community”, “poverty alleviation”, “people with disability and rehabilitation”, “elderly” and community projects that covered multiple scopes.


Members were briefed on 11 projects listed among the list for better understanding on the works of PEP management team.


5. 2014 Family Summit

Members noted the paper on Family Summit and discussed the proposed concurrent sessions and networking luncheon.  Some other topics were raised for consideration, such as the “family assets index” by Disney, use of IT and innovative product design to promote family cohesion, energy saving by Power Assets, family mental health, SEN families and its impact on family members.  Cliff would further refine the agenda of Family Summit.


6. Business Update

The Corporate Communication team reported on the new image of HKCSS publication “Scenario”.  The magazine would be circulated via Ming Pao and also available in e-format.


7. Date of Next Meeting

The next committee meeting would be held on March 24, 2014 at 4:00 -6:00pm.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 6pm.