Event Details

The recognition of the impact of ESG strategy and implementation on values that businesses bring in the long term has been growing and propelled by the pandemic. ESG has also never been more topical for Hong Kong listed companies than ever, following the HKEx's recent introduction of the new ESG disclosure requirement from 1 July 2020.


HKIRA is jointly organising a webinar on ESG Disclosure with FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, to examine the topic from different perspectives. We are very delighted to have invited Mr. Arthur Lee, Deputy Secretary-General of The Financial & Accounting Affairs Steering Committee of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association as the moderator; Ms. Joanne Wong, Senior Managing Director, Head of North Asia, Strategic Communications of FTI Consulting, to provide an overview on the HKEx's new ESG disclosure requirement and go further on how listed companies should approach it and the key areas for consideration when it comes to ESG reporting; as well as Mr. Rodolfo Araujo, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance and Activism of FTI Consulting, to shed light on institutional investors' expectations of companies' ESG programs, focusing on addressing risks and opportunities related to material business impacts, and also to comment on the common missteps in companies' efforts to tackle ESG management and share best practices across various sectors; and also Ms. Emily Lau, General Manager, Investor Relations of Pacific Basin Shipping, to share the ESG practice from the listco's perspective.


  • The webinar will explore the following questions:What challenges do listed companies face in complying with the new requirement?
  • How does meaningful ESG reporting affect investor optics and bring strategic benefits?
  • What are the quick and easy steps to start integrating ESG principles and initiatives into business plans?

Date: 4 August 2020 (Tue)

Time: 11am - 12nn

Venue: Webinar*

Medium:  English

Accreditation: 1 CPD hour (by request)


*The link to the webinar will be sent to the registered email closer to the event date.

Speakers

Moderator

Mr. Arthur Lee

Deputy Secretary - General of The Financial & Accounting Affairs Steering Committee

The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association


Mr. Lee is currently Deputy Secretary-General of Financial and Accounting Affairs Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association. He has experience in serving listed companies and multinationals in the area of finance, taxation, strategy, investor relations, etc.


Academic wise, he held a Bachelor of Engineering degree of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Warwick and Master of Corporate Governance (distinction) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


He is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and CPA (Australia). He is also a CFA.


He is currently Council member of ACCA Global, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS). He is the Audit Committee Chairman of HKBU and HKICS as well.     


He was the Chairman of ACCA-Hong Kong 2015/16. He was the District Treasurer of Rotary District 3450 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia and Guangdong Province) 2016-18, he also served as Deputy Assistant Governor and Deputy District Secretary of Rotary District 3450 before. He was the President of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northeast in 2012/13.


Panel Speakers

Ms. Joanne Wong

Senior Managing Director, Head of North Asia, Strategic Communications

FTI Consulting


Ms. Wong is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting and is based in Hong Kong. With over 22 years of communications consultancy experience, she is a reputation management leader with a holistic suite of strategic communications expertise. She is a senior regional business partner for clients and teams – focusing on values, impact and operational excellence. Ms. Wong is a well-rounded strategist and counsellor in corporate reputation management, issue and crisis response, public affairs and government relations, investor relations and ESG communications, media relations, branding and marketing communications.

Mr. Rodolfo Araujo

Senior Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance and Activism

FTI Consulting

 

Mr. Araujo is a senior managing director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington. He serves as the head of the segment's Corporate Governance and Activism practice. Mr. Araujo advises public companies of all sizes on mergers & acquisitions, contested proxy campaigns and ESG issues. He frequently engaged with corporate directors, executive officers, dissident shareholders and institutional investors.


Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Araujo was a Vice President in Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)' Special Situations Research Group where he advised on approximately 100 contested situations, including proxy fights for board seats (e.g. Procter & Gamble and General Motors) and contested M&A transactions and hostile takeover attempts (e.g. Broadcom/Qualcomm and Hyundai Mobis/Glovis).

Ms. Emily Lau

General Manager, Investor Relations,

Pacific Basin Shipping (HK)


Emily Lau graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2003 with a BA degree in Geography and History and an MSc degree in Applied Accounting and Finance from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012. She joined Suga International Holding in 2004 as a member of the Corporate Management team. In February 2005, she joined Pacific Basin as Investor Relations Assistant and promoted to General Manager in 2017. She is now responsible for corporate communications and investor relations of the Group. She was awarded the Best IR Professionals - Transport by Institutional Investors Asia Executive Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018 and Best IR Professional by Corporate Governance Asia in 2015.

Tickets

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Admission for one (1) individual to the event.

Member Price Free
Standard Price HKD 100
  • Online registration only. Deadline: 31 July 2020 (Friday).
  • HKIRA will confirm availability by email notification. HKIRA reserves the right to final say in registration discrepancies.
  • The link to the webinar will be sent to the registered email closer to the event date. 
  • Registration is non-cancellable and non-refundable.