Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting (“ESG Reporting”) has evolved over the last ten years as a de-facto requirement for a certain size and stature of company in most of the world. The trend has been driven by demand for relevant, timely and accurate information from a wide range of stakeholders from employees, investors, community, regulators and government. In Mainland China more than 700 companies now produce ESG reports, demonstrating that the trend has now clearly arrived in Asia.
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, on 31 August 2012, published its Consultation Conclusions on Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide. HKEx decided to implement the ESG Reporting Guide which will be a recommended practice. It will apply to issuers with financial years ending after 31 December 2012.
Come to the seminar to learn more about the issues, the options for reporting, and the challenges and benefits of ESG Reporting. Each listed company must make decisions for 2013 and onwards regarding how to approach the management and disclosure of their environmental and social performance. This seminar will be a valuable opportunity for those companies interested in understanding how to comply with the upcoming changes.
Key topics covered:
- Regional trends in reporting and Hong Kong Exchange Guidelines
- Challenges and benefits of reporting
- Case studies from companies