The 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 in Hong Kong, the member firm of one of the world’s five largest accountancy networks, has conducted a desktop survey and reviewed ESG disclosures of 400 companies listed on the Main Board from indexed constituents as well as non-indexed stocks. The results show that 64% of the sampled companies exceeded the minimum ESG disclosure requirements in their second ESG report which is same as last year but it is still far from satisfactory with rooms for improvement. Performances in some areas have experienced no significant improvement and have even declined. In particular, the level of ESG disclosure and the top level commitment in ESG governance were disappointing.
An award presentation ceremony will be held on 20 February 2019 to announce the winners for Best in ESG Awards, Best in Reporting Awards, the ESG Report of the Year Awards and the ESG Report of the Year (Newly Listed Companies) Awards.
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).
25 October 2018Open for Submission
30 November 2018Deadline for Submission
1 December 2018 -
13 January 2019Judging by Award Committee/
Judging by Judging Panel
20 February 2019Awards Presentation Ceremony