To Sunny Chau, who graduated from the College in 2001, his work as Director for Thailand and South Asia of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) resonates with the mission of the United World Colleges, which is to bring peace and a sustainable future. He said poverty is one of the root causes of conflict; and in his work, he is able bridge small and medium enterprises, including those in remote areas, with potential buyers or investors in Hong Kong, enhancing opportunities for them. In 2011, with the help of Sunny, the HKTDC won the prestigious Peace through Commerce Medal from the United States government through its Pacific Bridge Initiative.