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
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour (by request)
*The link to the webinar will be sent to the registered email closer to the event date.