HKEX Refers to TCFD Disclosure Recommendations

HKEX Refers to TCFD Disclosure Recommendations

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) updated its guidance material on ESG-related listing rules in November 2018, including the “How to prepare an ESG report?” and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages. One of these changes was aligning Appendix 27 disclosures with...
Alaya Consulting Survey of ESG Reports in Hong Kong 2018

Alaya Consulting Survey of ESG Reports in Hong Kong 2018

Reaching three years since the Hong Kong Stock Exchanges announced the “Comply or Explain” provisions in December 2015, Alaya Consulting is presenting its third Survey of ESG Reports in Hong Kong, focusing on ESG reports of the largest (by market capitalization) 200...
2018 Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards

2018 Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards

Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards (HERA) is a not-for-profit initiative, recognizing ESG reporting leaders in Hong Kong and to celebrate their best practices. Aiming to build trust among stakeholders, HERA is judged by an independent panel of experts. Greeners Action, a...
Benefits of Pre-Assurance

Benefits of Pre-Assurance

“Third party assurance is absolutely critical to building trust and legitimacy in your ESG report. Institutional investors are increasingly pushing for it as standard practice, and if you don’t start soon you will be left behind.”Or so you’ve probably been told at...
Sanpo-yoshi: A Brief Look at CSR in Japan

Sanpo-yoshi: A Brief Look at CSR in Japan

While modern CSR largely originated from the western capitalist experience, a similar concept has existed in Japan since the Tokugawa period 400 years ago, a period when merchants, despite technically being at the bottom of the social ladder, flourished. Japan’s...