How listed companies can be included in ESG indexes
In recent years, institutional and retail investors have shown growing interest in two distinct areas: environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, and indexing. While the reasons for gravitating toward these areas differ, the simultaneous interest in both has led to a proliferation of ESG indexes, and a movement toward adopting these ESG indexes as policy benchmarks.
Yet the many different investment approaches encompassed under the broad umbrella of "ESG investing" are reflected in the significant variety among such indexes, each of which may have distinct ESG data, investment objectives, index construction methods and approaches to impact. It is important for listed companies to understand the construction of indexes and selection process of constituents to be included in the ESG indexes and considered by ESG investors on ESG investing.
This webinar will look at the major ESG indexes and the ways and methodology to be included in them.
Venue: Online via zoom
Fee: Free for HKIRA members; HK$100 for non-member
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour (by request)
- Online registration only. Deadline: 25 November 2022.
- HKIRA will confirm availability by email notification. HKIRA reserves the right to final say in registration discrepancies.
- For online attendees, the link to the webinar will be sent to the registered email when closer to the event date.
- Registration is non-cancellable and non-refundable.
Ms. Venus Zhao
Head of Investor Relations, Public Relations and Compliance
JS Global Lifestyle Company Limited
(Stock code: 1691)
Venus has extensive professional experience in capital markets, investor relations, media relations, corporate communications, and corporate finance and ESG, with years of relevant experience in Fortune 500 MNCs and Hong Kong listed companies. She is a Certified ESG Analyst of The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).