“ESG Performance Impact Creditworthiness in Investors’ Eyes” – CSR Asia – March 12, 2014

In an article published on CSR Asia on March 12, 2014 Chris Ye surveys a number of recent studies about socially responsible investment and summarizes the message for Hong Kong listed companies as follows:  The reports “provide a good reason for companies to start going beyond compliance: that is, that investors believe ESG performance impacts a corporate creditworthiness.”

According to the article, “The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange), published the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide (ESG Reporting Guide) in 2013, and it has been a recommended practice since then. Subject to consultation, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) plans to raise the level of obligation of some recommended disclosures to “comply or explain” in 2015.”

You may read the article on the CSR Asia internet site.