CEO & Founder Raymond Yap realised that his grandchildren wouldn’t be able to enjoy the world like he once did. From breathing cleaner air, swimming in clearer oceans or even using resources that are so finite for our future, there are so many things that we all took for granted growing up. In his endeavour to restore and protect our environment, Yap established HeroesToo as an NGO in July 2010.
We achieve our mission by engaging and empowering the community to take action. We support the UN Global Citizen Campaign working with the UN Global Goals taking action on sustainability, global health and climate change. We are an affiliate member of the Hong Kong Business Environment Council, engaging with various stakeholders in promoting Hong Kong's environmental sustainability.
In the past, we have hosted school workshops and school assemblies to educate and spread our message to the next generation. We initiated a Sustainable Design Competition to promote creativity and innovation through sustainable thinking. We have also hosted festivals and pop up events to foster community engagement.
Currently, we offer programs that spread our message of regeneration. We aim to spread this message in a consistent manner to school children as we believe that this stage of their education is critical in structuring their skills of leadership. We have created the Eco Film Festival to teach primary and secondary students to be the leaders of the next generation. We have also developed the Interdisciplinary Design Challenge for students at university age, to encourage innovation and creativity through exploring regenerative solutions. Lastly, we offer Sprouting workshops for anyone to have the opportunity to participate in regenerative practices.
The HeroesToo Team
Who We Are
Founder & CEO
Raymond spent 30 years in business, primarily heading up the European operations for Wong’s International Ltd., a major electronics manufacturing group listed in Hong Kong.
He also worked with Mondex, part of the Mastercard suite of smart card companies. In 1991 Raymond opted for early retirement, emigrating to Vancouver to enjoy life and prioritise spending more time with his family.
In 2003, he was diagnosed with melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, and subsequently underwent life-saving surgery. This proved to be a cathartic experience for him, generating concern for his family particularly his young grandchildren with a realization that the best way to safeguard their future was to protect the environment. Eager to create lasting change, Raymond came out of retirement and applied his business acumen and experience to advocating environmental protection. To this end he set up HeroesToo Foundation Ltd., an eco-education charity and SolutionsToo Ltd., an environmental social enterprise. He is an affiliate member of the Hong Kong Business Environment Council.