8 :00- 9 :30 a m . As new sustainability reporting standards of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) take effect in 2015, Hong Kong-listed companies will be under significant pressure to comply with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting requirements or 'explain' their lack of compliance. This means easier comparison of listed firms by sustainability-conscious investors. While significant, this is not an isolated development but is part of broader trends that favor ESG/sustainable investing. Join Ronnie Lim, Senior Investment Specialist at Robeco and a Director at the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia, for a discussion of these trends.
Learn why you should pay attention to ESG factors when building a portfolio in addition to related best practices. Review the evidence that using ESG factors makes for better equity and fixed income investments. And discover opportunities for sustainable investment, whether in water, clean energy, healthy living or other areas. First 15-20 minutes is for networking Light breakfast included Co-Hosted by the Financial Services Committee and Trade & Investment Committee
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong