The BDO ESG Awards recognises outstanding listed companies in Hong Kong that have made a positive impact in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – those that implement outstanding sustainability initiatives.
Having started in 2018, the Awards was the first in Hong Kong to encourage companies to be more aware of their social responsibility to incorporate sustainability into their business model.
This year, the theme of the Awards is ‘Revive & Innovate’. Under the pandemic of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), all industries have been impacted with varying degrees of severity. In these unprecedented times, companies should adopt appropriate measures to help protect against the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time showcasing how to perform well and drive business continuity.
In addition to the three existing awards, ‘Best in ESG’, ‘Best in Reporting’, and ‘ESG Report of the Year’, two new categories are added this year, -- ‘Theme Award’ as recognition for companies with outstanding performance in ESG under the pandemic, ‘ESG Report of the Year – Technology’ as recognition specifically for companies demonstrating technological advancement in their business models and operations have performed well in the areas of ESG.
The second year’s BDO ESG Awards presentation ceremony was successfully held on 20 February 2019 to announce the winners. A total of 30 companies were awarded the ‘Best in ESG’, ‘Best in Reporting’, ‘ESG Report of the Year’ and ‘ESG Report of the Year (Newly Listed Companies)’ Award.