30.06.2021, 16:00

ESG Achievement Awards 2020: Completes a successful inaugural awards ceremony promoting sustainable development in Hong Kong

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 June 2021 - The results of ESG Achievement Awards 2020 were announced and presented at the inaugural awards ceremony today (29 June 2021) at the Hong Kong Productivity Council.  The Awards recognises Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) achievements in all industry sectors through 36 companies and 2 individuals.


The ESG Achievement Awards was founded by the Institute of ESG & Benchmark (IESGB) in year 2020 and with the support from Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited as Honoary Supporting Organization. It aims to recognise local companies for their progress in ESG and serve a larger focus to garner all of the best ESG practitioners to set Hong Kong's sustainability development benchmark across several industries.


Mr Paul Pong, Co-Founder of IESGB, states "the Awards is an answer to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's requirement for a listed company's ESG disclosure. And while this is a great step to the right direction, Hong Kong needs to catch up with and surpass its Western counterparts by building awareness, education and building a benchmark of best ESG-related practices".


Mr Joseph H. L. CHAN, JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury joined the award presentation ceremony as guest of honour, accompanied by Dr CHAN Pak Li, Bernard, JP, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development as officiating guest. Mr Joseph H. L. CHAN, JP, states, "ESG is indeed one of the current Administration's key policy priorities, and we have rolled out a series of measures to develop ESG in Hong Kong".


The Awards sees companies within the developer and construction industry to be the most advanced in their sustainable development. Few Hong Kong's most prominent developers won the Diamond and Winner Awards trophies, including Henderson Land Development Company Limited, New World Development Limited, Sino Group and Chinachem Group. The award acknowledged their achievement as the ESG Leader and Outstanding Performer. Mr Pong continues, "to adopt the ESG practice is more than saving paper and electricity in your daily life.


We are looking forward the companies to adopting the ESG practice in their business nature."

 

The awards categorises its winners from listed companies, privately owned companies, NGOs, and SMEs. And it boasts a comprehensive line-up of jurors from varying industries, with Head Juror, Mr Vincent Pang, Managing Director of AVISTA Group taking the lead.

 

Results of the ESG Achievement Awards 2020


The results are as follows:


Honorary ESG Pioneering Organisation


The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Honorary ESG Elite


Dr Adrian CHENG Chi-Kong ,JP

Executive Vice-chairman and Chief Executive Officer

New World Development Company Limited


Dr Jun MA

Chairman and President

Hong Kong Green Finance Association


A. ESG Benchmark Awards


Award Type


The ESG Leader


Henderson Land Development Company Limited


Diamond


New World Development Limited


Diamond


Cafe de Coral Holdings Limited


Platinum


Champion REIT


Platinum


China Overseas Land & Investment Limited


Platinum


Link Asset Management Limited


Platinum


Sino Land Company Limited


Platinum


China State Construction International Holdings Limited


Gold


Fosun International Limited


Gold


Outstanding Performance in Environmental Responsibility


New World Development Limited


Winner


Outstanding Performance in Social Responsibility


Henderson Land Development Company Limited 


Winner


Outstanding Performance in Governance 


Sino Land Company Limited


Winner


Special ESG Awards   


Award Type


The Outstanding ESG Performer of the Year


Chinachem Group


Diamond


Canvest Environmental Protection Group Company Limited


Platinum


First Sentier Investors


Platinum


Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited


Platinum


Landsea Green Properties Co.,Ltd.


Platinum


Redsun Properties Group Limited


Platinum


Sinic Holdings (Group) Company Limited


Platinum


Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited


Gold


Analogue Holdings Limited


Gold


Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited


Gold


The ESG Rising Star


1SOURCE LIMITED


Platinum


Bright Smart Securities & Commodities Group Limited


Gold


Bonjour Holdings Limited


Gold


China Fordoo Holdings Limited


Gold


Infinity Development Holdings Company Limited


Gold


Multisoft Limited


Gold


The Hong Kong Association of Financial Advisors Limited


Gold


The Outstanding ESG Fund / ETF


Sun Life Asset Management (HK) Limited


Diamond


Haitong International Asset Management (HK) Limited


Platinum


Zeal Asset Management Limited


Platinum


The Outstanding NGO


Hong Kong Housing Society


Diamond


Dialogue In The Dark (HK) Foundation Limited


Platinum


Pok Oi Hospital


Platinum


Rotary Club of Admiralty Limited


Platinum


The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong


Platinum


Fruit Tree Charity Limited


Silver


Outstanding ESG Company - Criteria set by Fund Managers


Award Type


Analogue Holdings Limited


Diamond


Chinachem Group


Diamond


New World Development Limited


Diamond


Sino Land Company Limited


Diamond


Canvest Environmental Protection Group Company Limited


Platinum


Champion REIT


Platinum


Hong Kong Housing Society


Platinum


Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited


Platinum


Sinic Holdings (Group) Company Limited


Platinum


Bonjour Holdings Limited


Silver


Bright Smart Securities & Commodities Group Limited


Silver


Infinity Development Holdings Company Limited


Silver


 

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