On 18 May, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX) published the Analysis of Environment, Social and Governance Practice Disclosure in 2016/17 (Chinese version / English version). This report analysed Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports made by 400 randomly-selected companies listed in Hong Kong.
The HKEX survey's results and recommendations are important indicators for what it considers to be compliant with HKEX requirements and good practices for ESG reporting. Companies who are listed in Hong Kong, including those headquartered in mainland China, will benefit from being informed of these recommendations at the earliest opportunity.
The HKEX report identifies a number of areas for improvement in the ESG reporting based on its survey, including:
Some HKEX comments on individual ESG reports:
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