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Benchmarking Sustainability Reporting: Transparency, Comparability and Accountability

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 12:15 - 13:15

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Decarbonisation

Overview

Integration of sustainability in business models has become an imperative for organisations striving to create lasting value for stakeholders, the community and the environment. While ESG criteria have in recent years risen to the top of corporate agendas, navigating the disclosure and reporting landscape remain a challenging and complex task for many, due in part to the proliferation of standards and the need for a coherent and comprehensive disclosure framework to ensure flexibility and drive sustainable value.

Learnings

  • How can companies in Hong Kong clear up the vocabulary, and make use of data and technology to help them steer and anticipate the dynamics of reporting, cross-functional workflow and process management to create an ESG culture that continually advances corporate goals?
  • How can companies streamline efforts while meeting stakeholder demands? What are some common pitfalls to look out for, in terms of disclosure, green-washing and dispute risks?
  • At COP26 the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation announced the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), with the aim of providing a comprehensive global baseline of high-quality sustainability disclosure standards focused on enterprise value. A year on, what has been done and what is yet to come? How does Hong Kong come into play?

Post Event Actions

  • Gain technical insights on how leading companies are navigating different ESG standards, frameworks, ratings and rankings to meet sustainability reporting and disclosure obligations, as well as helping cross-functional teams drive and sustain ESG performance.
  • Rethink how your company can best take stock of internal and external considerations towards ESG reporting, and understand the standards and frameworks that are a good fit for your business and stakeholder expectations.
  • Seek further understanding of how the ISSB’s standards will drive globally consistent, comparable and reliable sustainability reporting, and pertinent implications for your company.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Pat Woo

Partner, Head of ESG - Hong Kong, KPMG China and Global Co-Chair, Sustainable Finance, KPMG IMPACT

KPMG China

Pat Woo

Partner, Head of ESG - Hong Kong, KPMG China and Global Co-Chair, Sustainable Finance, KPMG IMPACT

KPMG China

Pat is a Partner, Head of ESG practice in Hong Kong at KPMG China and the Global Co-Chair for Sustainable Finance for KPMG IMPACT. He has been active for over 15 years in the field of sustainable development and very active in developing the ESG landscape for Hong Kong and international financial centres in the region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I will continue to work with the financial services sector to integrate ESG into their core business. In addition, I will continue to work with HKICPA to train up accountants of the future with ESG skills.

Robyn Leeson

Vice-Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board

Global Reporting Initiative

Robyn Leeson

Vice-Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board

Global Reporting Initiative

Robyn currently serves as Vice-Chair of GRI’s Global Sustainability Standards Board. She has also previously served on GRI’s Stakeholder Council and has worked for governments, not for profits and private sector organisations in sustainability-related roles. Robyn currently advises companies and industry bodies on sustainability strategies and reporting, primarily in Australia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Linking disclosure and the mission of sustainable development

Katherine Ng

Managing Director and Head of Policy and Secretariat Services, Listing Division

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”)

Katherine Ng

Managing Director and Head of Policy and Secretariat Services, Listing Division

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”)

Ms. Katherine Ng joined HKEX in 2013.  Prior to that, Ms. Ng served in the Hong Kong Government, worked in an investment bank and law firm.  Ms. Ng holds a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified lawyer in both Hong Kong and England & Wales.

Ellie Pang FCG HKFCG

Chief Executive

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute

Ellie Pang FCG HKFCG

Chief Executive

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute

Ellie Pang, who is a qualified lawyer, has over 20 years of experience as a solicitor in major international law firms and as a senior policy regulator at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Ms Pang has been the CEO of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) since 2020.

Ms Pang has been a frequent keynote speaker, moderator, speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and seminars on corporate governance and ESG.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Improved understanding of the importance of ESG and climate related performance and reporting amongst all organisations

Hendrik Rosenthal

Director – Group Sustainability

CLP Holdings Limited

Hendrik Rosenthal

Director – Group Sustainability

CLP Holdings Limited

Hendrik is responsible for the Group’s sustainability-related strategy, reporting and communications. He supports the senior management in sustainability and climate change-related risk management and advises on sustainability matters of the Group’s power business in the Asia-Pacific region.

With 20 years of experience in environmental management across the public, private and NGO sectors, Hendrik previously led research and consulting projects in Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I look forward to a net-zero future with increasing clean electrification and close collaboration between different sectors to make it a reality.

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