HKEX Publishes ESG Guide Consultation Conclusions

HKEX Publishes ESG Guide Consultation Conclusions

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”) published conclusions to its consultation on the ‘Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Reporting Guide (“ESG Guide”) and Related Listing Rules’ (ESG Consultation Conclusions) in December. Key...
Alaya Consulting Commits to a New Level of Climate Ambition

Alaya Consulting Commits to a New Level of Climate Ambition

Alaya Consulting has committed to set 1.5°C science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with a net-zero future, responding to what the latest climate science indicates is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change.   The company has responded to a...
2019 Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards Winners Announced

2019 Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards Winners Announced

Alaya Consulting announced the winners of the Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards (HERA) 2019. The annual awards recognise excellence in ESG reporting and aim to build trust among stakeholders. This year, HERA acknowledged ESG reports in 6 categories. The award winners...
Could Integrated Reporting Become More Mainstream in HK?

Could Integrated Reporting Become More Mainstream in HK?

The recent inclusion of Integrated Reporting (IR) in the Australian Governance Code is expected to provide further impetus to Australian organizations to embed integrated reporting elements. Integrated Reporting is a strategic and future-oriented communication about...
HERA 2019 Partners CUHK, Jockey Club MoCC, SDSN Hong Kong

HERA 2019 Partners CUHK, Jockey Club MoCC, SDSN Hong Kong

The 2019 Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards (HERA) today announces new partnerships with the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network...
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...
3 Signs You Should Use an ESG Data Management Solution

3 Signs You Should Use an ESG Data Management Solution

If you’re involved with the ESG disclosure process of a large company, and if your company still insists on using Excel spreadsheets for data management, then chances are you too understand how frustrating ESG data management can be.If you’re involved with...
5 Ways to Craft a Sustainability Report that Inspires Trust

5 Ways to Craft a Sustainability Report that Inspires Trust

As specialists in narrative reporting, we often find ourselves pondering the ultimate question in our line of work. How can you create a report that convinces investors to believe in the long-term sustainability of your business, employees to feel proudly...
Human Resources – Great Role to Play in Sustainability

Human Resources – Great Role to Play in Sustainability

The June issue of Human Resources featured our article on the role of HR in ESG reporting and sustainability. During the ESG reporting process, the HR function is often absent until the later stages of the information gather process, which left its role passive and...
Treat Data Privacy Seriously

Treat Data Privacy Seriously

Data privacy is a particularly sensitive issue because it has everything to do with trust. Data provided to you in trust carries with it the responsibility to appropriately use, protect, and keep private. But what happens when that trust breaks down? When you have...