Originally Published by The Executive Centre
As a part of its continuous effort in supporting charitable and social causes, The Executive Centre, Asia Pacific’s leading premium serviced office provider, proudly sponsors the Gala Dinner with Dr Jane Goodall, DBE – “Chimpanzee Communities: Gombe in 2012”, to be held on Friday, 26 October 2012 at Hong Kong Football Club.
The event will feature a lecture by Dr Jane Goodall, updating on the latest research of chimpanzee communities and how it reflects upon our modern societies. A founder of the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation, Dr Goodall is now one of the world’s most distinguished naturalists and has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2002. After receiving her doctorate at Cambridge, Dr Goodall established the Gombe Stream Research Centre in Tanzania. Over the last twenty five years, her groundbreaking fieldwork has transformed understanding of human evolution, animal behaviour and the importance of environmental conservation.
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“We are absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Goodall in Hong Kong in support of our extensive environmental education programs in Hong Kong. We are also very appreciative of the Hong Kong government’s support of the great work of the Institute’s teams and volunteers who work very hard on a daily basis in Hong Kong to educate Hong Kong’s youth on the challenges we face to not only recognize that there are problems with the environment, but to act and make a difference,” remarked Alan Seigrist, CFO of The Executive Centre and Chairman of the Board for The Jane Goodall Institute, Hong Kong.
Gigi Liu, Communications Director of The Executive Centre said, “As a winner of Caring Company, The Executive Centre has always been supportive of contributing back to the society. We are honored to be able to take part in Dr. Goodall’s mobilising action on behalf of not only chimpanzees, but for all animals, people and the environment.”