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There is a wealth of evidence which shows that companies that prioritise environmental, social, and governance issues generate superior long-term financial performance, whether in terms of such metrics as sales growth, return on equity, and return on invested capital.

Although ESG Reporting has been implemented in Hong Kong for some time, many believe that much more could be done to promote awareness on the benefits and wider adoption of such a disclosure system. This is particularly compelling when the power of ESG as described in the opening paragraph is taken into account. Consistent with developments worldwide, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently proposed upgrading ESG strategy and reporting standards for issuers by requiring more comprehensive and uniform reporting.

To help identify the opportunities arising from ESG Reporting in the property sector, the Chamber is delighted to have invited Dr Nadira Lamrad, Assistant Director – Sustainability & ESG Advisory from the Business Environment Council, to speak on ways an ESG culture could be harnessed to drive shared-value creation. In her presentation, Dr Lamrad will share insights on the latest trends with ESG Reporting in the areas of green finance, green buildings and international sustainability benchmarks. She will also look at the ESG performances of real estate companies in Hong Kong and propose further measures that developers could consider to better fulfil investor expectations.

Tentative Agenda:
- ESG Reporting in Real Estate – General Overview and Latest Trends
- Global sustainability challenges – Keeping up with Investor Expectations
- Green finance and ESG – Opportunities for Companies and Developers
- Mitigating and Managing Business Risks Using ESG Reporting
- Performances of ESG Reporting of Hong Kong Companies and the Way Forward

Speaker(s) Dr Nadira Lamrad
Assistant Director – Sustainability & ESG Advisory, Business Environment Council

Dr Nadira Lamrad manages the sustainability and ESG advisory team at the Business Environment Council (BEC). Prior to joining BEC, Dr Lamrad completed her PhD during which she specialized in global governance, private regulation, corporate responsibility and sustainability. In her academic capacity, Dr Lamrad developed and published innovative models for understanding how corporate responsibility is operationalized. Her research agenda debates both the theoretical and practical role of business in the development and implementation of corporate responsibility and sustainability policies.

As a result of ten years of related research and analysis, Dr Lamrad has in-depth specialist knowledge in corporate responsibility and sustainability that provides her with the essential expertise to identify and assess ESG risks, and make informed predictions regarding future developments.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/09/27 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Ian Li
Tel: 2823 1242
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