<b>Community</b>

Community



Spearheaded by the NWS Holdings Charities Foundation and the NWS Volunteer Alliance, our community investment strategy is designed to help us make connections with the community through impact-driven social investment. We leverage our business strengths and resources to optimise positive social impact through community services. Our community investment strategy aims to empower the next generation, foster a volunteer culture and promote environmental sustainability, and achieve these objectives through direct community engagement, nurturing and supporting social enterprise development and closer collaboration with our parent company, New World Development Company Limited.

NWS Holdings Charities Foundation

NWS Holdings Charities Foundation

To generate long-term benefit from our community investments, the Charities Foundation initiates programmes with multiple years of funding and resources with the objective of empowering the next generation, fostering a volunteering culture, and promoting environmental sustainability.

NWS Volunteer Alliance

NWS Volunteer Alliance

Our volunteer team, the NWS Volunteer Alliance, has been devoted to use their talents and skills to serving underprivileged groups, including the elderly, single-parent families, at-risk youth, people recovering from mental illness, and those with intellectual disabilities.

Community Investment Strategic Focus

Youth Empowerment

The future of Hong Kong rests in the hands of today’s youth. At NWS Holdings, we aim to inspire tomorrow’s leaders of their career ambitions and be encouraged to make career plans. We have been partnering with NGOs to create opportunities and provide training for young people in Hong Kong. As such, they can be prepared for a smooth transition to the labour market after graduation. We also provide opportunities for children that can help them to develop positive life attitudes, elevate self-confidence, acquire new interest and skills, and cultivate creativity.

Volunteering Culture

Our community investment has evolved from our strong tradition of philanthropy and charity via volunteering. We emphasise skills-based volunteering, enabling us to leverage our skills and knowledge and share them effectively with the broader community.

Environmental Sustainability

We support environmental protection and strive to promote environmental awareness in the local community. We continue to partner with different environmental NGOs to reach out to the public in advocating the importance of environmental sustainability.

Inspiring the Youth with Possibilities

2020

Inspiring the Youth with Possibilities

The NWS Career Navigator for Youth is an award-winning programme that was implemented in 2016 and is run in collaboration with community partners. Since its launch, more than 7,200 students and teachers have gained exposure to 25 different industries and participated in over 250 activities organized under the umbrella of the programme. Aimed at secondary Form Four to Form Six students, the programme leverages the Group’s diverse business portfolio and aims to encourage our business units to help participants build aspirations and plans for their future career. Through job shadowing, corporate visits, mock interviews and sharing sessions, different business units have worked closely with youth groups and the business community to better prepare Hong Kong’s youths to enter the workforce.

Besides helping students to access highly useful knowledge and skills in career planning, the programme can help teachers enhance the ability of schools to provide better career advice. At the same time, the programme allows our senior staff members to understand the new generation better and prepare to manage our workforce more effectively. As a recognition of the Group and our partners’ commitment to supporting youth development and creating share value for the community, the NWS Career Navigator for Youth received the Outstanding Partnership Award by the HKCSS.
Creating Shared Value through Cancer Patient Support Programme

2020

Creating Shared Value through Cancer Patient Support Programme

FTLife Insurance has partnered with St. James’ Settlement and launched the “Cancer Patient Support Programme” to provide eligible colon and gastrointestinal cancer patients with cash assistance and nutrition packs. Between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021, FTLife Insurance will donate HK$1,000 to the Programme every time a medical insurance customer makes claims relating to outpatient colonoscopy and gastroscopy.

This initiative demonstrates the philosophy of creating shared value by promoting innovative services and facilitating interaction with members of society for mutual benefit. The new e-Connect Health Platform provides customers with an all-in-one outpatient colonoscopy and gastroscopy service, simplifying the check-up and medical claim process. The savings from streamlining the process are redirected to support underprivileged cancer patients.
Extending Care to Underprivileged Minorities

2020

Extending Care to Underprivileged Minorities

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges and changed the way we live our lives. The Group recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in the society. We are dedicated to extending our care for the underprivileged minority groups in our community particularly during this challenging time. To help the ethnic minorities, we distributed home cleaning products and cleaning tips with English and translation to about 200 ethnic minorities families in Hong Kong, through a collaboration with Christian Action. To support continued learning among minority students, we have also collected, refurbished and donated used computers from the Group to students whose families could not afford electronic devices, enabling them to access any e-learning materials and online classes during COVID-19, benefitting 50 families.

Past Initiatives