1. Webinar: ESG Disclosure Practice and Dialogue
    Organised by: CFA Institute
    Date: 28th July 3:30 – 5pm HKT

    The growing recognition of the impact that material ESG factors have on companies’ long-term prospects has resulted in the strong demand for quality ESG reporting from investors, stock exchanges and regulators.

    When it comes to ESG reporting we often deal with a list of acronyms, with each representing a different standard or framework. To provide better clarity and consistency for both corporates and investors, there are efforts underway to harmonize these frameworks and standards, while Global standard setter GRI has been producing documents to show linkages between the GRI standards to that of the exchanges.

    Do companies face any challenges in complying with these reporting standards? What strategic benefits do they see in producing insightful and top-quality reports? Are investors able to articulate the ESG information disclosed?

  2. Webinar: PRI Asset Owner Series: The Asset Owner of the 21st Century
    Organised by: PRI
    Date & Time: 29th July 10pm HKT

    In this inaugural episode of the PRI Asset Owner series, Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the PRI and Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investment Content at Willis Towers Watson, will discuss the shifts that Asset Owners are undergoing, many of which have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Exploring the changing role of governance and how culture ties in, Roger and Fiona will unpick the characteristics of a responsible asset owner. Join us in discussing how asset owners should be preparing for the next phase of responsible investing.

  3. Green Buildings Webinar: Accessing a $18 Trillion Investment Opportunity
    Co-hosted by: the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA)
    Date & Time: 29th July, from 10:00 to 11.30 HKT

    The workshop will focus on steps that developers, investors, building owners, and policy makers can take to access international green finance for green buildings, including through new instruments such as green bonds, green loans, and green mortgages. The webinar will feature recommendations from IFC’s report, Green Buildings – A Finance and Policy Blueprint for Emerging Markets, on how to launch a green real estate portfolio or incentives for green buildings.

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