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Wednesday, July 26 2017 16:52:01

Introduction
APC / ATC
CPD-HKIS
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Code : 2016084
Event Name : Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiatives for Real Estate Sector and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emission
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Alex Leung (MHKIS, MRICS, RPS (GP), HKBVF, MCIREA, LEED Green Associate) & Ms. Stella Law (MRICS, ASA, HKBVF)

Sr Alex Leung has been working in real estate sector for over 20 years. Sr. Leung is a LEED Green Associate of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the most widely-accepted environmental design and green building certification covers the green design, construction and operations sectors. He is also a value expert in real estate and business sectors. He evaluates the costs and benefits of various ESG initiatives to the clients’ businesses and to their stakeholders by his cross-discipline capabilities. He has provided advisory services to clients who are engaging in renewable energy, environmental infrastructure, forestry, real estate development, hotel owner/ operators, etc.

Ms. Stella Law has been providing ESG advisory service to wide range of clients to improve their operating efficiency and access the impact to the client’s core business strategy. She not only assists clients to demonstrate their responsiveness to the environmental and social concerns, but also helps promulgate the awareness of sustainability to corporates. Ms Law is a frequent speaker for seminars in relation to ESG for professional bodies and academic institutions. She obtains her undergraduate degree in software engineering from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and a master degree in financial analysis with concentration on corporate finance and security analysis from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUKST).

Both Sr. Alex Leung and Ms. Stella Law are Directors of Crowe Horwath (HK). In addition to estate real developers, the two speakers help various listed companies to prepare their ESG reports in according to the requirements of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Industries that covered by their ESG services include hotel, food and beverage, medical device and aircraft, etc.
Event Date : 25/05/2016
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : YSG
Organizer : YSG
Closing Date : 24/05/2016
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time (subject to availability)
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :
The growing importance of sustainability becomes a hot topic in the industry, while it helps corporations not only demonstrating their responsiveness to the environmental and social concerns, but also manages one’s operating efficiency and impacts its core business strategy. 
 
In terms of regulatory compliance, following the introduction of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's ("HKEx") Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide ("ESG Reporting Guide") listed in Appendix 27 of the Main Board Listing Rules and Appendix 20 of the GEM Listing Rules, the HKEx is planned to raise the level of obligation of ESG report publication from “voluntary” to “comply or explain” from 2015 onwards. While it can be expected that listed companies will comply, it is the companies’ position to promulgate the best practices of responsible business and hence our involvement in co-developing the United Nations Global Compact responsible business best practice toolkit for the land, real estate and construction sectors.
 
The responsibility of ESG includes corporate reporting, supply chain management, business operations and advocating corporate sustainability. In this seminar, we aimed to provide you with the introduction of ESG reporting, stakeholder engagement process, the reporting framework with 4 subject areas and their aspects, especially for the land, real estate and construction sectors. Furthermore, we will provide you with the general pictures of carbon footprint calculation by greenhouse gases ("GHG") measurement, discuss with you the carbon strategies development, environmental costs and effects weighting and the effectiveness of resources allocation in order to set up the KPIs and planning for the improvements within short and long terms and discuss on how this regulatory compliance would impact the real estate sectors.
 

 

2015年,港交所堆出新條例和指引,從2017年正式開始規定每間上市公司需準備每年提交Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)報告。也即是說每家上市公司每年都需針對就環境、社會、治理 (ESG) 於該年所作的供獻而報告給大眾。

 

在今時今日的商業社會,各界都高度關注企業的道德操守,並期望它們在決策上有所變革,將社會責任和環保元素融入營運當中。

 

有見及此,這講座會說明公司可以怎樣針對環境、社會、治理改善公司策略,從而建議如何就這份供公開大眾閲讀的報告作出有系統的寫法。無論在公司的宣傳和對社會責任上,怎樣可作出相輔相承的效果。