Date and Time
Thursday December 6, 2018
12:30 pm-2:00 pm HKT (Hong Kong Time)
Over the last few years, sustainable investing has reached a tipping point. Evidence shows that companies that manage environmental, social, and governance issues well have better financial performance over the long term, driving interest in more responsible behavior from the investor community. Over the same period, companies have had to rethink their relationships with a range of stakeholders, including employees, customers, civil society organizations and the public.
Companies are being drawn into taking positions on a range of social issues such as immigration, human rights, environmental justice, and wider questions of ethics. All this raises profound questions about whether maximizing shareholder value is the primary role of the corporation, and if not, how companies can evaluate and respond to calls for more socially responsible behavior.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global, consistent framework for understanding and measuring sustainable development which can help companies to evaluate and assess their strategies with an explicit focus on their impact on society—both positive and negative.
This talk will explore how global companies are responding to these dynamics via new approaches to corporate governance, risk management, human rights, and building more ethical, sustainable organizational cultures.
BSR Members: HK$150 (BSR members pay the same discounted price as Chamber of Commerce members)
Non-BSR Members: HK$250
Light lunch is included.