Excellent ESG Recognition Scheme
The “Excellent ESG Recognition Scheme” has been established to acknowledge companies that are held in high regard for their outstanding performance and ability to create a positive impact in terms of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors, as well as banks and financial institutions that excel at integrating ESG elements into their investment decision-making process. By launching this annual programme, Hong Kong Economic Times aims to recognise the efforts and contributions of enterprises in promoting ESG principles, and share examples of best practices across different industries.
A New Normal for ESG
Under the theme of “A New Normal for ESG”, this year’s programme will focus on honouring companies for their ability to navigate through uncertainty and adapt to emerging changes, an attribute that is increasingly sought after by investors in recent years. As companies with higher ESG scores often demonstrate greater resilience to adversity, it’s imperative for businesses to pay extra attention to, and improve, their ESG performance in addition to business development. On the other hand, banks and financial institutions should look more deeply into the importance and role of ESG analysis in response to market fluctuations, and continue to promote the development of new trends such as green finance.
Aims & Objectives:
Acknowledge listed companies for their outstanding performance in terms of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors.
Recognise banks and financial institutions for their efforts in integrating ESG elements into their investment decision-making process.
Highlight funds with excellent performance in ESG investment.
Encourage industries to continue to strengthen ESG reporting and analysis.
Establish best practices in different industry sectors and asset management projects.
Promote green finance among businesses.
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