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] Lifeline China


Confidential support across China. We listen. We care.

Established in 2004, Lifeline provides the only English-speaking crisis helpline and online chat service in Mainland China. We are a 100% volunteer based, non-profit social entity and are a member of Lifeline International, which comprises of 17 countries across the globe. Click here for more details.

Support Needed: Volunteers, Donations

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

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