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SDC Presents: Getting Started with Sustainability Reporting
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23/10/2015
When: Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00am to 12:30pm
Where: CanCham Boardroom
Suite 1301 Kinwick Centre
32 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Contact: Gloria Meng


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The Sustainable Development Committee Presents

Getting Started with Sustainability Reporting:

Meeting Hong Kong requirements for listed companies, and Benefits of enhanced transparency, disclosure and stakeholder engagement
Date:     Friday, October 23, 2015

Time:     9:00am - 12:30pm

Venue:  CanChamHK Boardroom
               1301 Kinwick Centre
               32 Hollywood Rd
               Central, Hong Kong


Price:     Members HK$380 / Non-members HK$480
               (Coffee/Tea and Light Refreshments included)

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About the Event:
The Sustainable Development Committee welcomes you to join experts in sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting for presentations and discussion.

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited is consulting stakeholders in Hong Kong in preparation for launching ESG reporting requirements for companies listed in Hong Kong, likely by the end of 2015 or early 2016. Corporate reporting on governance, environmental, health and safety (EHS), and social performance has been expanding rapidly since the launch of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s Guidelines on Sustainability Performance in the late 1990s and Hong Kong saw its first EHS report in 1997, which was prepared by CLP Hong Kong, followed by sustainability and integrated annual reports, and ongoing web-based disclosures. Locally, other companies such as Swire Pacific, Cathay Pacific, MTR, Shangri-La, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Li & Fung, the Link REIT, New World and others report on their ESG performance and some are recognized through the Hang Seng, Dow Jones, and/or FTSE4Good Sustainability Indices, and the HKCSS’s Caring Company or other recognition schemes.

About the Speakers:


  

 








Ms Anne Copeland
Director and Sustainability Advisor, Copeland & Partners Ltd

Anne Copeland has over 25 years of experience in sustainability risk management, strategy implementation and reporting. She leads an independent consultancy, Copeland & Partners, was formerly an Environment and Social Specialist with the International Finance Corporation, and was a founding member of the HKSAR Council for SD’s Strategy Sub-committee, GRI’s Stakeholder Council, the HK Business Coalition on the Environment, and led Cancham’s SD Committee for its first 7 years and remains an Advisor to the Committee.


Ms Ellie Pang
Vice President, Policy and Secretariat Services Unit, Listing Department, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Ellie Pang is a qualified lawyer. Prior to joining HKEx in 2005, she was with international City firms in London and in Hong Kong.
Ellie has been involved in many of the Exchange’s policy initiatives, including Corporate Governance rules and code review, Board Diversity, and the Environmental Social and Governance Reporting Guide. Currently she’s working on the consultation to upgrade the ESG Reporting Guide to “comply or explain”.


Dr Jeanne Ng
Director - Group Sustainability, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Dr. Jeanne Ng is responsible for CLP Group's sustainability matters, including sustainability-related strategy, reporting and communications. She holds a BSc in Toxicology from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong. She was also a member of the Working Group of the International Integrated Reporting Council as well as the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.


Mr Rando Yuen
(ESG) Manager, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited
Rando is the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager for Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, responsible for the group’s ESG KPIs and report. He has a real passion for driving organizational change. He has shared his experience in seminars organized by AICD, BDO, Bloomberg, Chinese University, Deloitte, EY, HKUST, WWF and WGO, etc. Rando also serves as a pro bono Project Advisor for Asian Charity Services, and he worked for Deloitte China before his time with Sasa.


Agenda
9 am - Welcome Registration, Coffee/tea and Welcome remarks
9 – 10:30 am Presentations and discussion
  • Overview of sustainability/ESG reporting globally and in Hong Kong – frameworks and uptake
  • Benefits of disclosure and stakeholder engagement
  • HKEx’s approach to ESG disclosure
  • Proposed reporting requirements for HK listed companies
10:30 Tea Break
11-12:30 - Presentations and discussion
  • CLP’s reporting journey and experience in ESG disclosure, sustainability and integrated reporting, and stakeholder engagement
  • Sasa's experience, key steps, challenges and opportunities of getting started with reporting

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