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Sustainability Series: ESG and Its Impact (Co-host with AustCham)
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13/10/2016
When: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Where: Hennessy Room
88 Queensway
7/F, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place
Hong Kong
Contact: Veronica Yip
3695 5022


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The Australian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are glad to invite you to the following lunch seminar:

Sustainability Series: ESG and Its Impact

Date
Thursday, October 13th, 2016


Time
Networking from 12:00 pm
Lunch served at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Venue
Hennessy Room, 7/F, Conrad Hong Kong,
Pacific Place,
88 Queensway

Price
$650 for Members
$850 for Non-members

* 1 CDP hour for participants *


About the Event:
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a business. The latest requirements of disclosure of ESG information, laid down by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK), are intended to improve and enhance the standards of disclosure, as well as the ESG practices of listed companies.

We have lined up a panel of experts to walk you through these topics:
  • What is ESG
  • What are the ESG reporting requirements for HK listed companies
  • What is the impact of ESG reporting on the business community and how to report
  • How to educate the community on both the business impact and the social advantages; and
  • How to implement a sound ESG programme
This event will be the first session of the AustCham Baker Tilly Sustainability Series, which aims to inspire companies to adopt “achievable” sustainable practices that impact the wider community.
About the Speakers:

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

Ms. Ellie Pang is the Vice President in the Listing Policy and Secretariat Team of the Listing Department of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). She has been involved in HKEX’s major policy initiatives in recent years, which include the review of the Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rules, and the recent consultations on Board Diversity, Risk Management and Internal Controls, as well as the ESG Reporting Guide.

Ms. Pang was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales. Prior to joining HKEX in 2005, Ms. Pang was in private practice in a leading international law firm.

Mark Harper, Sustainable Development Manager, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited

Mark has worked for over a decade in the field of corporate sustainability and environmental engagement. At JS&S Hong Kong, he is responsible for advising and assisting on policy and strategy development, as well as reporting matters relating to environment, CSR and sustainability. Mark has extensive experience of ESG disclosure standards such as GRI and the Hong Kong Exchange ESG Reporting Guide, conducting sector focused benchmarking studies, corporate environmental management and disclosure projects, as well as organizing hands-on corporate citizenship and CSR training programmes.

Mark worked in a number of senior management roles at high profile NGO's before joining JS&S Hong Kong, including the Business Environment Council, where he was responsible for managing the organisations advisory services on ESG reporting and corporate sustainability strategy development.

Joseph Tong, Manager - Sustainability Management, Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited

Joseph is a seasoned professional in sustainability/ESG management and reporting. He manages to integrate sustainability as a corporate business development strategy for Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong). Joseph was among the first batch of professionals to attain GRI requirements and is named on the GRI website. In addition, he is an ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional. Joseph previously worked in a consulting organization with hands-on experience in delivering client projects related to sustainability performance benchmarking, stakeholder engagement, corporate environmental management and assessment.

Professor Carlos Lo, Professor of Department of Management and Marketing & Director of Management Sustainability Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Lo is currently the Director of Management Sustainability Research Centre. His main research interests are in the areas of corporate social and environmental responsibility, law and government, environmental governance, and public sector management. He offers consultant services and organizes management training programs for the business sector. Prof. Lo served as an adviser to HSBC for reviewing their business sustainability strategy in 2010. Recently, he has been promoting CSR as a business model that permits corporations and SMEs to achieve business sustainability through the launch and compilation of the Hong Kong SME Business Sustainability Index and the Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index.

Moderator:
Fiona Donnelly, Business Development Lead, The Purpose Business


Fiona Donnelly has more than twenty years’ experience in professional services, and today works as a strategic business development resource for a small portfolio of companies, including The Purpose Business. She is a Chartered Accountant and more recently took professional marketing qualifications. Fiona has worked in audit and business development roles at two of the Big Four accounting firms and in the economic development agencies of three governments – UK, Hong Kong and Scotland – helping to deliver results for literally hundreds of companies. Notably, in her capacity serving Scottish Development International, Fiona developed the strategy for Scotland trade and investment with Hong Kong, where the clean-tech and low carbon sectors were a key priority area. Fiona is an active member of various CSR and related communities and committees in Hong Kong, including skills-based volunteering for Hong Kong’s glass bottle recycling efforts.

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Your photographs at the event may be taken by our organizing team and be uploaded on our website for viewing by the public or be published in our printed marketing materials. If you have any questions, please contact us at 2110-8700


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