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Sustainable Investing

Hong Kong

 

Date and Time

Thursday December 6, 2018
12:30 pm-2:00 pm HKT (Hong Kong Time)


Location

Hong Kong


Topics

#Sustainability Management


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.

Event Details

Cost:

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.

Speakers


Rising to the Top: Six Big Sustainability Issues Companies Should Watch During COVID-19

Blog

Rising to the Top: Six Big Sustainability Issues Companies Should Watch During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed our present, and very likely our future. The parts of the sustainability agenda that deliver top-line value, motivate coworkers, and demonstrate to customers that a company is looking after more than short-term financial gain are the things that matter right now.

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Mitigation and Resilience Building: A Response to the COVID-19 Effects

Blog

Mitigation and Resilience Building: A Response to the COVID-19 Effects

More than any crisis in recent history, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the urgency of creating more resilient businesses and economies.

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Sustainability Reporting and Early Lessons from COVID-19

Blog

Sustainability Reporting and Early Lessons from COVID-19

BSR has observed several trends emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and compared them with best practices on reporting. We are sharing these insights here to assist company sustainability teams as they strive to keep stakeholders informed—despite, in many cases, the reality of limited time and diminished resources.

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Wings of Change: A Scenario Realized

Blog

Wings of Change: A Scenario Realized

As we move through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck's Cathryn Gunther offers her thoughts on consequential gifts that might materialize from the crisis, and the role companies can play in making them a reality.

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COVID-19 and Our Future World

Blog

COVID-19 and Our Future World

BSR and Polecat analyze the top ESG issues and sectors arising in global discourse about COVID-19 over the last fortnight.

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Resilient Business Strategies: The Road to Recovery Based on Sustainability Principles

Blog

Resilient Business Strategies: The Road to Recovery Based on Sustainability Principles

In the wake of COVID-19, we are calling for business to “meet the moment and build the future.” In doing so, resilient business strategies will be fundamentally important to business success as well as economic and social recovery.

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How Sustainability Teams Can Meet the Moment

Blog

How Sustainability Teams Can Meet the Moment

It’s still too early to know the full human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But eventually, we will need to begin to ponder the question: how will we rebuild once the crisis has passed? What can sustainability teams in companies expect?

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Meeting the Moment: Building Resilience through Collaboration

Blog

Meeting the Moment: Building Resilience through Collaboration

As the wave of the coronavirus crisis has landed on our communities, workplaces and economies, we are finding that our Collaborative Initiatives are becoming even more important—even critical—to our members as a way to maintain momentum on important sustainability issues.

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