BEA and St. James’ Settlement Jointly Host 2023 “BEA Upcycles”

The second “BEA Upcycles” kicked off at G/F, Cityplaza North. From now until 17th September, a series of fun games and activities under the theme of “Play”, along with an art exhibition, charity sales and creative workshops, are being offered with the aim of promoting environmental protection.

Mr Brian Li, Co-Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited (“BEA”) and Chairman of the Bank’s ESG Steering Committee, said, “BEA is a strong advocate of sustainability and we have a solid ESG strategy. Beyond our business and operations, our Bank is committed to corporate social responsibility, and we connect with the community through our flagship programmes. We are pleased to join hands again with St. James’ Settlement (“SJS”) to present “BEA Upcycles”.

This meaningful event is not only meant to inspire the public to adopt greener lifestyles but also to provide a platform for persons with disabilities (“PWDs”) to showcase their artistic talents, thus fostering social inclusion as well as promoting environmental protection.”

Ms Josephine Lee, Chief Executive Officer of St. James’ Settlement, said, “We are truly grateful to BEA for extending its support for the second consecutive year to St. James’ Settlement Jockey Club Upcycling Centre (“UPCC”). This event engages rehabilitated individuals as workshop mentors and environmental ambassadors, and promotes local designs.

This unique collaboration between PWDs and Alize Lam, a professional upcycling product designer, brings out diverse skills and artistic talents. Meanwhile, the public can gain a deeper understanding of the value of upcycling by appreciating the design pieces and taking part in the activities, which, in turn, can generate new and creative ideas. We believe that through these efforts, we can help build a sustainable and environmentally conscious society.”

The “BEA Upcycles” event offers a variety of upcycling experiences for the public. Visitors can marvel at the pinwheel art installation co-created by local upcycling designer Alize Lam, PWDs and BEA volunteers, and explore the potential of upcycling through other exhibits and fun games. There will also be a charity sale of upcycled products and creative workshops.


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