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BEC EnviroSeries Conference – ESG Management: From Niche to Mainstream

By Business Environment Council

- Published on April 28, 2014 by Business Environment Council

Event Name:

BEC EnviroSeries Conference – ESG Management: From Niche to Mainstream

Date/ Time/ Venue:

23 May 2014, 10:30 to 18:00, The Exchange Auditorium, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited


Effective Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management, encompassing the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), helps create shared value for both business and society, and helps build sustainable economies. Apart from ethical reasons, ESG management is also fundamental for companies to build resilience against corporate risks and create long-term shareholder value.

Better ESG management and disclosure among Hong Kong businesses may enable Hong Kong to attract more capital, enhance our competitiveness, and thus, escalate our status as an international finance centre. The business community needs to be part of the conversation in shaping the policies for future market practice. In this Conference, BEC will bring together market regulators, business leaders, private equity firms, financial institutions, and industry professionals to review current market practice, and to drive decision-making that is beneficial to investors, corporates and wider society.

Confirmed Speakers/ Moderators:

  • KEYNOTE - Mr Fraser Thompson, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

  • Ms Alexandra Boakes Tracy, President, Hoi Ping Ventures

  • Mr Chris Joy, Executive Director, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Mr David Graham, Chief Regulatory Officer and Head of Listing, Hong Kong Exchanges and

  • Clearing Limited

  • Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Executive Director – Responsible Investment and Stewardship, Hermes Equity Ownership Services

  • Dr Kelvin Wong, Chairman, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors

  • Mr Mark Devadason, Group Head of Sustainability and Regions Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Ms Melissa Brown, Partner, Daobridge Capital

  • Mr Mohan Datwani, Solicitor and Accredited Mediator, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

  • Ms Pru Bennett, Director, BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited

  • Mr Ronnie Lim, Senior Investment Specialist, Robeco Asia Investment Centre

  • Mr Vincent Kwan, Director and General Manager, Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited

  • Ms Wendy Yung, Executive Director and Company Secretary, Hysan Development Company Limited

  • Mr Hendrik Rosenthal, Director - Policy Research & ESG Advisory, Business Environment Council

  • Mr Mark Harper, Manager - Policy Research & ESG Advisory, Business Environment Council



Registration Details:

  • HKD 1,200 (Luncheon inclusive)

  • 20% discount for BEC Council Members

  • 15% discount for BEC Corporate Members

  • 10% discount for BEC General Members and Members of Supporting Organisations

  • additional 5% discount for any registrations for 3 or more participants

Contact Person:

Ms Jill Chow, Officer – Events & Communications, +852 2784 3942


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