About the Scheme

The programme this year is divided into two categories “Excellent ESG Enterprise of 2021-2022” and “Special Recognition Award of the Year (Project)”.
Eligibility
  • Any Hong Kong-based companies.
  • Each participating company must provide all the information required on the application form, and ensure that the information submitted is true and accurate, or it may risk being disqualified.
  • Categories:
    • Listed Companies Category: Applicants must have implemented ESG-related project(s) during the previous fiscal year.
    • Unlisted Companies Category: Applicants must have implemented ESG-related project(s), or have launched ESG/Green finance-related product(s) during the previous fiscal year.
  • All information will be used by the advisory board for circulation, scoring, nomination and future editing/publication, and will be archived by the Organiser and not be returned to the applicants.
  • Late submission or submission of incorrect information will render the application invalid.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to make changes without notice, as well as the right of final decision in case of disputes.
Evaluation Criteria
  • Listed Companies Category - Each applicant will be reviewed based on the information stipulated in the company’s latest annual report or any of its reports on sustainable development.
  • Unlisted Companies Category - The ESG policies and strategies adopted by the applicants during the previous fiscal year, and any resulting benefits that can be evaluated and verified.
  • The advisory board which comprised representatives from Academic Institutions, ESG Organisations, Chambers of Commerce, as well as different industries will review the following two items:
    • Excellent ESG Enterprise of the Year
      • Only Hong Kong listed companies are eligible. Each participating company must fill in the application form and provide all relevant reports and key performance (KPI) data for the previous fiscal year.
      • Each part carries 20 points, with a total score of 60 points. Only companies with over 40 points will be awarded.
    • Special Recognition Award of the Year (Project)
      • Each participating company must fill in the application form and provide all relevant reports and materials relevant to the project it is entering the competition with.
      • The project will be reviewed by the advisory board of this scheme based on the following criteria:
        • Business philosophy and goal
        • Innovativeness and uniqueness
        • Sustainability
        • Impact on society or industry value
      • Each criterion carries 20 points, with a total score of 80 points. Only companies scored 10 points or above in each of 4 criteria will be awarded.
How to Apply
  • Participating companies/institutions must successfully submit the completed online application form on the Organiser’s website on or before 6:00pm on 26 August 2022 (Friday).
  • Applicants must provide relevant information on how they have improved their ESG management and efficiency, or achieved significant impact on corporate sustainability by fully integrating ESG factors into their organisational strategies and investment practices.
  • Applicants must also submit their business registrations and corporate logo.

Schedule

Deadline
26 August 2022 (Friday) 6:00pm
Recognition Ceremony
27 October 2022 (Thursday) (TBC)
Result Announcement
November 2022