Hong Kong

“ESG is new buzzword for listed companies, investors in HK, Asia as regulations tighten” – South China Morning Post – June 12, 2016

On June 12, 2016 South China Morning Post reported on new listing requirements for Hong Kong listed companies, requiring companies to report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and compliance with laws as well as regulations.  According to South China Morning Post, “(m)andatory disclosures by Hong Kong companies about policies and how they plan […]

“Hong Kong as a Regional Green Finance Hub” – Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (HK FSDC) – May 30, 2016

On May 30, 2016 the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (HK FSDC) published a report (FSDC Paper Number 23) which posits that Hong Kong “is uniquely placed to be the regional leader in green finance.” The report “makes a number of recommendations for action in the near future, including:- The issue by the government […]