The inaugural BDO ESG Awards recognises outstanding companies who have made a positive impact in the areas of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). Every listed company in Hong Kong has been required to disclose its ESG information annually since 2016. BDO Hong Kong, one of the world’s five largest accountancy networks, has conducted a desktop survey and reviewed ESG disclosures of 300 companies listed on the Main Board from indexed constituents as well as non-indexed stocks. The results show that over 60% of Hong Kong-listed companies exceeded the minimum ESG disclosure requirements in their first ESG report, but related investment remained limited and the ESG reporting standard has room for improvement. Therefore, the Awards provides recognition for listed companies implementing outstanding sustainability initiatives and seeks to encourage companies to be more aware of their social responsibility to incorporate sustainability into their business model – for compliance as well as to enhance the value of the company for sustainable long-term growth.
An award presentation ceremony will be held on 25 January 2018 to announce the winners for Best in ESG Awards, Best in Reporting Awards and the ESG Report of the Year Awards. The top 3 companies from each of the large market capitalisation, middle market capitalisation, small market capitalisation of Main Board companies as well as companies from the Growth Enterprise Market will be selected as winners.
How to Enter?
Simply fill out the application form and submit the following supporting documents:
1) the latest ESG report,
2) Consent letter from your nominee if you are a third-party nominator and
3) Report summary (optional).
11 October 2017Open for Submission
23 November 2017Deadline for Submission
24 November 2017 -
31 December 2017Judging by Award Committee/
Judging by Judging Panel
25 January 2018Awards Presentation Ceremony