Under the guidance of China’s fundamental policy of further opening up, more and more Chinese-funded financial institutions have gone abroad, implemented international strategies, and actively participated in international economic cooperation and competition. While conducting business, they actively fulfilled their social responsibilities and deeply integrated into the local society, demonstrating the good corporate image of Chinese financial institutions with responsibility and compassion.
As a member of China Chamber of Commerce in Australia (CCCA), China Everbright Bank Sydney Branch opened on February 25, 2019. Since then, guided by the idea of “the world’s first-class enterprise must fulfill its social responsibility” from China Everbright Group Chairman Li Xiaopeng, focusing on Everbright’s “Agile, Technology, Ecology” concept, firmly grasping the important strategic opportunities of China’s “One Belt, One Road” and the “China-Australia Free Trade Agreement”, and providing all-round financial services for China-Australia economic and trade exchanges and cultural exchanges, and various management operations, a good start has been achieved. While business developing, Everbright Bank Sydney branch actively fulfilled its social responsibilities, deeply integrated into the local community, and successively supported and participated in a number of influential large-scale charity event. On December 12, the Sydney Branch cooperated with the UNICEF Australian Committee to successfully host a client party and art auction charity event at The Fullerton Hotel, Sydney. All the funds raised from the event are used to fund the “Child Friendly Cities Initiative”. This reflects the social responsibility consciousness and strong humanistic sentiment rooted in the hearts of “go global” Chinese-funded financial institutions, and is highly valued by Australian society.
At the luncheon, Mr Yu Hongde, General Manager of China Everbright Bank Sydney Branch, and Mr. Tony Stuart, the CEO of UNICEF Australia, delivered speeches. Mr. Yu Hongde first thanked the guests for participating in the event during the busy Christmas season, and emphasized that this event on the one hand is to thanked customers and partners for their support on business development, on the other hand, by donating auction proceeds to UNICEF, to contribute to the healthy growth of local children in Australia. Mr. Tony Stuart, CEO of UNICEF, highly appreciates Everbright Bank’s care for the healthy growth of children, social welfare and the initiative and consciousness of Chinese financial institutions to actively fulfill their social responsibilities and integrate into the local society. The guests who participated in the event included about 150 people from local banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, law firms, accounting firms, foundations, local financial regulators and large multinational companies. The event organizer selected 10 calligraphy works full of Chinese cultural heritage, landscape paintings, and Australian Aboriginal style oil paintings from local artists to participate in this auction. The guests enjoyed the event and actively participated the bidding. 10 painting were sold out quickly with over $50,000, which will be spent on the UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Project.
Child Friendly Cities Project started in 1996. The purpose is to respond to the challenges of children’s rights caused by increasing urbanization issues, promote cooperation between UNICEF and the community, place children right at the center of urban construction decisions, and build more inclusive and communicable cities with complete child safety facilities. So far, the Child Friendly Cities Project has helped more than 30 million children in 3,000 cities of 40 countries around the world, and has effectively promoted the development of the initiative of caring for children worldwide. In Australia, the World Children’s Fund Australia chapter is conducting further research and plans to implement the “Child Friendly City Project” on a larger scale in an effort to help more Australian children have a safer and healthier childhood.