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Sustainable Investing

Hong Kong

 

Date and Time

Thursday December 6, 2018
12:30 pm-2:00 pm HKT (Hong Kong Time)


Location

Hong Kong


Topics

#Sustainability Management


Over the last few years, sustainable investing has reached a tipping point. Evidence shows that companies that manage environmental, social, and governance issues well have better financial performance over the long term, driving interest in more responsible behavior from the investor community. Over the same period, companies have had to rethink their relationships with a range of stakeholders, including employees, customers, civil society organizations and the public.

Companies are being drawn into taking positions on a range of social issues such as immigration, human rights, environmental justice, and wider questions of ethics. All this raises profound questions about whether maximizing shareholder value is the primary role of the corporation, and if not, how companies can evaluate and respond to calls for more socially responsible behavior.

The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global, consistent framework for understanding and measuring sustainable development which can help companies to evaluate and assess their strategies with an explicit focus on their impact on society—both positive and negative.

This talk will explore how global companies are responding to these dynamics via new approaches to corporate governance, risk management, human rights, and building more ethical, sustainable organizational cultures.

Event Details

Cost:

BSR Members: HK$150 (BSR members pay the same discounted price as Chamber of Commerce members)
Non-BSR Members: HK$250

Light lunch is included.

Speakers


Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 2

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Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 2

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BSR Response: How the EU’s Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Be a Game Changer

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BSR Response: How the EU’s Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Be a Game Changer

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) recently released a set of sector-agnostic exposure drafts that form the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). We share our response to EFRAG's public consultation.

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How IFRS Sustainability Reporting Standards Can Contribute to Further Harmonization

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How IFRS Sustainability Reporting Standards Can Contribute to Further Harmonization

BSR welcomes and has responded to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)’s two exposure drafts released in March 2022, grounding our comments in 30 years of experience working with member companies.

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Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 1

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Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 1

The world is fragmenting politically, economically, environmentally, and culturally. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shares the six interlocking factors that are accelerating fragmentation and why they're significant for business.

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A Business Approach to Reinforcing Democracy

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A Business Approach to Reinforcing Democracy

More than 80 percent of business leaders see threats to democracy as threats to business. What can business do?

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What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

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What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

After considerable momentum, there is now a backlash against elements of the sustainable business agenda. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses some of the big questions raised.

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What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), all large, all listed, and some non-EU companies will be required to report sustainability information against mandatory European Sustainability Reporting Standards. Six things that business should know about the CSRD.

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Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

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Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

Directors of EU companies will soon face a pivotal shift in their duties toward sustainability with the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Here are six key questions for boards to determine their readiness to govern evolving expectations.

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