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Five Tips to Upgrade Your MSCI Ratings

Five Tips to Upgrade Your MSCI Ratings

Imagine receiving an MSCI ESG report in which your company has a miserable score. You are perplexed and stressed out. How can you improve your performance, keep up with your competitors, and ultimately raise you MSCI ratings? Here are the top five tips that you need...

What You Need to Know for FTSE4Good Inclusion

What You Need to Know for FTSE4Good Inclusion

The FTSE4Good Index Series was launched by FTSE Russell in 2001, primarily designed to facilitate the creation of index tracking funds and derivatives, while serving as a performance benchmark in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects. The...

Procrastination on Tackling Climate Risk Has Immediate Consequence

Procrastination on Tackling Climate Risk Has Immediate Consequence

Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, recently announced that it would halt investment in companies that did not show enough efforts in addressing climatic risks.     In July, Blackrock identified a watch list involving 244 companies that either...

Hang Seng ESG 50 Index Incentivizes Better ESG Performance

Hang Seng ESG 50 Index Incentivizes Better ESG Performance

Hang Seng Index launched a brand-new addition to its ESG Index Series – ESG 50 Index in July, which aims to winnow out the top 50 ESG leaders with relatively high market-capitalization listed in Hong Kong. Within the pool of constituents in the Hang Seng...

HKEX Updates Listing Guidance Letter on ESG Compliance

HKEX Updates Listing Guidance Letter on ESG Compliance

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) updated Guidance Letter GL86-16 for new IPO applicants in July, adding requirements on ESG disclosures. In particular, the Guidance Letter states that “it is important for applicants to put in place...

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