01.02.2021, 18:35

ESG Achievement Awards 2020 is Now Open for Application

Recognising Outstanding ESG Practices Across Different Industry Sectors

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 Feb 2021 - ESG Achievement Awards 2020 (Awards) is now open for applications. Organised by the Institute of ESG & Benchmark (IESGB), the Awards recognises achievements in Hong Kong in the aspects of ESG practices across different types of organisations.

 

Established in 2020, the IESGB is a Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation aiming to promote ESG practices in Hong Kong and beyond, to facilitate ESG education, and to nurture balance across commercial & non-commercial organisations. The Awards is open for application until 12 March 2021 and accepts participants across all sectors to join. With the support of Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited (HSIL) as the Honorary Supporting Organisation and Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) as the ESG Data Provider cum Supporting Organisation, the Awards builds a broadly-recognised scale of ESG practices, which in turn bring along extensive ESG awareness to the public and business stakeholders.

 

"We hope to bring attention to these high achieving companies for the society at large to take inspiration and develop their own ESG initiatives." IESGB Founder, Mr Paul Pong said, "And also to connect ESG oriented companies, including enterprises, SMEs, startups, non-profits and individuals to encourage everyone to take similar actions and reinforce the importance of ESG in Hong Kong and Asia."


Head Juror of the Awards, Mr Vincent Pang, added, "We are expecting a surge in numbers of applicants this year, as ESG practices have been normalised in the daily operations of many organisations. And I will be more than intrigued to see how organisations from different sectors adapt the ESG initiative into their routine work."

 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) published a consultation paper entitled 'Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Guide and Related Listing Rules', aiming to elevate the regulative transparency of corporation ESG practices. The Awards is also held to encourage non-listed companies to be socially responsible and combine sustainability with their business model.   


Awards Categories


Categories


Sub-Categories


1.  ESG Benchmark Awards


1a) ESG Leader

1b) Outstanding Performance in Environmental Responsibility

1c) Outstanding Performance in Social Responsibility

1d) Outstanding Performance in ESG Governance


2.  Special ESG Awards


2a) Outstanding ESG Performer of the Year

2b) ESG Rising Star

2c) Outstanding ESG Fund / ETF

2d) Outstanding NGO


3.  Special Award 

(Voted by Fund Managers)


4.  Honorary Awards


4a) Iconic Star

4b) ESG Contribution



Juror Panel (arranged in alphabetical order of surnames):


Full Name


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[b]Head Juror


Mr Vincent PANG


Managing Director, AVISTA Group


Panel Members


Mr CHAN Siu Hung


Managing Director - China, CLP Holdings Limited


Ms Lovinia CHIU


Chairman and CEO, Medialink Group Limited


Mr CHOW Kin Hung, Nelson


Chairman, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association


Ms Ashley P W KHOO


Board Director, CFA Society Hong Kong


Mr Thomas LEE


Founder and Chairman, TLP CPA Limited


Prof Charles W W NG


Dean, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Dr Kenny TANG


Chairman, The Hong Kong Institute of Financial Analysts and Professional Commentators


Mr Mike WONG


CEO, The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies


Ms Jessie YU


Chief Executive, Hong Kong Single Parents Association


Mrs YUNG Choy Mei-pik Rebecca


Founder and Chair, Golden Age Foundation



For more information on the ESG Achievement Awards 2020, please visit  www.iesgbawards.org