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BOC Life Supports Community Chest's Walk for Millions to Raise Funds for Family and Child Welfare Services

BOC Life Supports Community Chest's Walk for Millions to Raise Funds for Family and Child Welfare Services

BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited (BOC Life) fully supported the “Hong Kong Walk for Millions” held on 15 January. Some 100 BOC Life volunteers formed by the company’s management, staff members, tied agents and families, participated in this meaningful event to raise funds for family and child welfare services. BOC Life is committed to driving corporate social responsibility. It has partnered with various charitable and non-profit organisations to design and launch diverse community projects focusing on education, environmental protection, youth development and the underprivileged, fostering the development of a sustainable Hong Kong. At BOC Life, more than 90 per cent of its employees are members of the Corporate Volunteer Team (CVT). The CVT actively participates in a variety of CSR initiatives, and contributes to building a harmonious and inclusive society.

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BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022 Successfully Raises Funds  for Youth Development Programmes and Promotes Community Positivity

BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022 Successfully Raises Funds for Youth Development Programmes and Promotes Community Positivity

The BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022, the first-ever virtual harbour marathon in Hong Kong initiated by BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited (‘BOC Life’) in partnership with the Social Ventures Hong Kong (‘SVhk’), was successfully held. The donations raised will support nearly 100 teenagers to participate in running programmes organised by the non-profit making organisation RunOurCity Foundation, with an aim to nurture their physical and mental development. The month-long charity run deepened the bonds of the community and received support from leaders of different sectors and the public, sharing the mission of “Run to Energise Hong Kong”. Between 19 November and 18 December, participants enjoyed the flexibility of completing the 42km run along designated routes across both sides of the Victoria Harbour at their own pace anytime. Through their runs, participants spread positive energy to the community by raising funds for the underprivileged and youth development programmes, while exercising for health and exploring the beauty of the community. On the first day of the event, a group of cross-sector executive runners joined the CEO Run at HarbourChill in Wanchai to kick off this charitable initiative.  The donations raised will be fully used for supporting teenagers to join training programmes organised by RunOurCity Foundation, with an aim to nurture physical and mental development through cultivating sportsmanship and develop positive thinking. These programmes include Youth.ROC, Youth.ONE, Running Programme for Development of SEN students and BEE Family Coach.  BOC Life is dedicated to supporting corporate philanthropy projects and building a harmonious, inclusive and sustainable society through cross-sector collaboration.

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BOC Life participates in Sustainable Investing and ESG Global Conference

BOC Life participates in Sustainable Investing and ESG Global Conference

In Support of Industry’s Joint Effort to Promote Sustainable Development For the second year, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited (‘BOC Life’) sponsored and participated in the “Sustainable Investing and ESG Conference 2022”, an international conference co-organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the World Green Organisation. BOC Life engaged in discussions and joined hands with cross-sectoral representatives worldwide to promote sustainable development as well as raise awareness on ESG. The conference served as a platform for business leaders, experts and scholars to share insightful methodologies and practical experiences on a wide range of ESG topics, including carbon asset management, carbon neutrality, the Asia-Pacific Green Deal for Business, sustainable financial instruments, green technology, ESG considerations for corporate supply chain and reporting standards. Mr. Alvin Ying, BOC Life Chief Investment Officer, was invited as a guest speaker and delivered a presentation on the progress of the Asia-Pacific Green Deal for business and green investment initiatives. He also joined a panel of industry experts to discuss ways to drive sustainability via ESG investing. The two-day “Sustainable Investing and ESG Conference 2022” was held at Cyberport in early December. It also engaged with online audience via livestream.

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Hong Kong’s First-ever Virtual Harbour Marathon

Hong Kong’s First-ever Virtual Harbour Marathon

“BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022” to Raise Funds for the Underprivileged and Sports Development for the Youth BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited (‘BOC Life’) announced its partnership with Social Ventures Hong Kong (‘SVhk’) to launch “BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022” (the ‘virtual run’) - the first-ever virtual harbour marathon in Hong Kong with charitable causes. With the theme of “Run to Explore”, the virtual run aims to connect local communities by promoting the importance of physical and mental health as well as sustainable development of the society. This meaningful event will allow runners to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Hong Kong while raising funds to support the underprivileged and youth development programmes. A kickoff ceremony cum CEO Run was held at the HarbourChill in Wanchai today (19 November) to unveil the charity marathon. Mr. Wilson Tang, Chief Executive of BOC Life, together with Mr. Francis Ngai, Founder and CEO of SVhk, Dr. Andes Leung, Co-Founder and CEO of RunOurCity, and Mr. Vincent Ng, Chairman of Harbourfront Commission, officially started the virtual run. A number of cross-sector executive runners were invited to join the CEO Run to symoblise the start of this month-long charity event. Mr. Wilson Tang, Chief Executive of BOC Life, said, “BOC Life is committed to driving corporate philanthropic initiatives, subsidising education and development programmes for young people. By title sponsoring this exclusive virtual charity marathon, we hope to promote the importance of uplifting physical and mental well-being through sports, while creating shared value by cross-sector collaboration. The marathon also helps build a healthy, harmonious and inclusive society, and raises funds to support young people’s sports and development programmes.” Mr. Francis Ngai, Founder of SVhk, said, “SVhk has worked with organisaitons across sectors to bring hope and positive energy to Hong Kong since our establishment. Working with BOC Life and RunOurCity on the BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022, we hope to encourage the public to explore the hidden gems and neighbourhood delights along our Victoria Harbour through running. By connecting people and places we aspire to bridge new perspectives and create a more diverse and energetic city.” All funds raised from the virtual run will be donated to the non-profit making organisation RunOurCity Foundation to support sports development programmes for the youth, with an aim to nurture teenagers’ physical and mental development through cultivating sportsmanship. The virtual run is fully supported by the Harbourfront Commission. Mr. Vincent Ng, Chairman of Harbourfront Commission, said, “Harbourfront Commission is committed to providing opportunities for public enjoyment of our harbour, through running and other leisure and fun-filled activities. The BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022 is an excellent opportunity for the public to rediscover Victoria Harbour and reimagine harbourfront as a part of our lives.” The “BOC Life Hong Kong Harbour Marathon 2022” will last for a month, from 19 November 2022 to 18 December 2022. It designs the first round-harbour running routes in Hong Kong under the theme of “Run to Explore”. Six recommended routes total the equivalent of a full-marathon (approximately 42 km): the Kowloon section runs from West Kowloon to Lei Yu Mun while the Hong Kong Island section runs from Aldrich Bay to Belcher Bay. Runners may complete the route at their own pace in multiple attempts or in one-go. The recommended routes were put together to explore different communities along the harbour, including different neighbourhoods with distinctive community stores, in turn promoting local tourism in addition to fundraising. For enrolment and more details of the virtual run, please visit  www.harbourmarathon.hk.

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