HSBC announced on 8 September 2016 at its 150th Anniversary Charity Program ceremony the allocation of funds raised from the issuance of two million pieces of HSBC 150th Anniversary Banknotes in 2015. The officiating guests at the ceremony included The Hon. John Tsang, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary; Mr. Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, HSBC; Ms. Helen Wong, Chief Executive, Greater China, HSBC; Ms. Diana Cesar, Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC; and Dr. Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP, Non-executive Chairperson, Hongkong Bank Foundation.
HKUST’s project – PRAISE-HK – under sub-theme “Big data and the environment”, is one of the total 11 projects selected by the HSBC Staff Panel and the Independent Advisory Panel. Prof. Alexis Lau, Prof. Jimmy Fung, Mr. Gavin Kwok and Ms. Daisy Chan represented HKUST and attended the ceremony Charity Program ceremony.
- 09 Sep 2016 – SCMP – HSBC Anniversary Banknotes Help Raise HK$447 million for Key Organisations
- 08 Sep 2016 – Hong Kong Economic Times – 150周年慈善計劃將資助11個項目，涉共3.8億元