Community Outreach Committee

About the COC

In June 2019, the British Chamber Shanghai's Community Outreach Committee (previous known as the CSR Committee) announced the launch of its reinvention to a holistic and sustainable platform, raising Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awareness in the community as well as supporting member companies’ CSR activities.

This transformation leads the Chamber to turn from a simple fund-raising role to an integrated platform to:

  • Update members on legislation and regulations relevant to CSR in China
  • Recommend reliable charity organisations and volunteer opportunities
  • Promote members’ CSR activities via Chamber communication channel

What's New

[Charity Organisation Intro] Shanghai Young Bakers (SYB) | 海上青培坊


Give an orphan some bread, you feed him for one day; teach him how to bake, you feed him for a lifetime!

SYB is a charity programme providing free training in French bakery to marginalized Chinese youths aged 17 to 23, enabling them to find qualified jobs and lead independent lives after graduation. These young people had to drop out of school because of their family situation (e.g. parents’ death, sickness, disability or imprisonment) and are excluded from stable employment. Click here for more details about SYB.

Support Needed: Financial Donation, Material Donation, Volunteering

Click here for a list of recommended charity organisations>>

Committee Members


Howard Whiteson - DeVere

Company Members:

Zhili Chen - Deloitte
Douglas Johnson - PwC
Barry Kirkwood - Gemini
Matt Mitchener – St. James Place
Fiona Wang – Standard Chartered Bank             
Rachel Qiu - KPMG

Max Shen - Hays 
Nancy Shi – GKN Driveline
Richard Wiles – Rotork Actuation
Katrina Yu – Smiths Group  

Individual Members:

Ian Crawford
Blair Kelly

If you would like to:

  • Recommend a charity organisation/volunteer opportunity
  • Share your company’s CSR activity/achievement
  • Apply to join the COC committee

Please contact

Archive: Previous Chamber supported charity projects>>