ESG Matters Lecture Series

Latest Updates on
HKEx ESG Reporting Guide
& Related Challenges

27 October 2020
16:30 – 18:00 (HKT)

About the Event

With the growing importance of corporate sustainable development and the social and economic challenges brought by COVID-19, investors are increasingly focusing on the environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) performance of corporate and are integrating ESG factors into their investment decisions.

To keep up with the ever changing market trends, the Securities and Futures Commission and Financial Services Development Council have formulated strategies for future ESG development in Hong Kong, so as to maintain its competitiveness in the market and to promote Hong Kong as an international green finance centre. With an aim to enhance the ESG reporting quality of listed issuers, a revised ESG Reporting Guide (“Guide”) is launched by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, with effective from 1 July 2020. Not only was the disclosure scope of ESG information amended in the latest Guide, but also the requirement of listed issuers to integrate board involvement, materiality assessment, climate change and social responsibility into corporate development strategies and corporate governance.

Summary:

  • Key focus of the HKEx’s latest ESG Reporting Guide
  • How to enhance the ESG reporting quality
  • How to enhance board involvement
  • Corporate development strategies and corporate governance
  • How to use technology to make ESG reporting easy

This event will be conducted in Cantonese.

About the Speakers

Gloria So

Partner, ShineWing Hong Kong

Gloria has around 17 years of experience in enterprise risk management, internal controls, information technology general control review, financial due diligence and external audit. She has the expertise in performing Sarbanes-Oxley Act services, internal audit reviews, enterprise risk management and other strategic review engagements for clients from a wide range of industries. She is also responsible for leading various pre-IPO due diligence engagements for listed companies.

Lavin Yeung

Assistant Head of Business Development & Marketing, ESG Matters

Lavin leads the business development team of ESG Matters – a green fintech company providing tech-based platform solutions for SDG and ESG excellence – from well-being IoT, ESG software, sustainability expertise to turnkey solutions. Lavin looks after the Hong Kong and Taiwan markets, and has extensive experience in business communications and client engagement.

Registration

Member or Associate of AHKA HK$80 | Non-member HK$120

*All enrolment fees go to The Hong Kong Association of Accountants (AHKA)