The BDO ESG Awards recognises outstanding listed companies in Hong Kong who have made a positive impact in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – those who implement outstanding sustainability initiatives.
Having started in 2018, the Awards aims to encourage companies to be more aware of their social responsibility to incorporate sustainability into their business model.
In its inaugural awards ceremony, a total of 24 companies were awarded either the ‘Best in ESG’ or ‘Best in Reporting’ categories and among them, 4 companies were also awarded the ‘ESG Report of the Year’ Award.
The upcoming 2019 edition of the Awards is now open for submissions. This year, in addition to the three existing awards -- ‘Best in ESG’, ‘Best in Reporting’, and ‘ESG Report of the Year’ -- a new category called ‘ESG Report of the Year (Newly Listed Companies)’ has been added as recognition specifically for newly listed companies who have performed well in the areas of ESG. An award presentation ceremony will be held on 20 February 2019 to announce the winners.