SDSN Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong) is co-hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. It aims to mobilize universities, research centres, civil society organizations, businesses, and other knowledge centres to focus on practical problem solving for sustainable development.

The roles of the SDSN Hong Kong include:

  • Raising awareness of the SDGs and ‘localizing’ the goals;
  • Promoting solution initiatives for sustainable development in the region;
  • Promoting education for sustainable development; and
  • Assisting the government in identifying local, national, and regional sustainable development challenges and in devising long-term strategies.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. It is committed to teaching and research excellence, as well as grooming the moral character of its students.

CUHK has incorporated sustainability principles in its curriculum to nurture its students to develop the vision of global citizens, contributing to a more sustainable world. Given the multidisciplinary nature of sustainability issues, CUHK’s education related to the environment, energy and sustainability spreads across almost all of its faculties, colleges and general education programmes.

CUHK is also committed to playing a leadership role in community outreaching and environmental education, both in Hong Kong and beyond, for the benefit of present and future generations. Thanks to a generous donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the University houses the world’s first-ever climate change museum, The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. It is Hong Kong's largest single taxpayer, one of the city’s major employers and one of the world's top ten charity donors.

Working with the Government, non-governmental organisations and community partners, the Club’s Charities Trust proactively seeks out the root causes of social issues, bringing multiple and cross-sectoral parties together to address them through innovative approaches. While continuing to fund a wide range of projects, the Trust is placing special emphasis on four areas of strategic focus:

Youth – Empowering youth for a hopeful future
Elderly – Building an age-friendly Hong Kong
Sports – Promoting active participation and sportsmanship, making sports fun and accessible to all
Arts, Culture & Heritage – Building a culturally vibrant Hong Kong, enriching lives and promoting social inclusion

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