(Fully booked) BDO Webinar: Update on ESG Disclosure Requirements

Date: 13 May 2020
Time: 16:15 - 17:30


  • Summary

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) issued the consultation conclusionon ESG Reporting Guide and related listing rules (the Consultation Conclusion) in December 2019. The Consultation Conclusion has made certain changes to the existing ESG Reporting requirements and will be effective for listed companies with accounting year beginning on or after 1 July 2020.  Some key changes include:

  • New mandatory disclosures on ESG governance structure, reporting principles and reporting boundaries
  • All previously recommended disclosure of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in subject B: Social will need to be disclosed on "Comply or explain" basis
  • Changes in KPIs disclosure include disclosing scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emission information, setting targets to some environmental KPIs, employment types of workforce and work related fatalities in the past three years
  • Added KPIs disclosures include climate change, ESG risks along the supply chain, environmentally preferred goods and services and anti-corruption training

In this webinar, we shall:

  • Brief about latest ESG reporting requirements and key changes
  • Shed light on areas of focus where investors may be of interest when reviewing company's ESG report


About the speaker

RICKY CHENG, Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO

Ricky Cheng is the BDO's Director and Head of Risk Advisory, with major responsibility in the area of risk advisory services. He specialises in assisting clients in managing their internal audit function and meeting corporate governance requirements in both China and Hong Kong.

Ricky has 20 years of risk and assurance experience. He worked for large international accounting firms and had commercial internal audit experience. His expertise covers various services such as Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, risk management assessment, compliance assistance, corporate governance compliance review, internal audit assistance, business process review, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) readiness and reporting support services review, stored value facilities (SVF) licence independent assessment review, etc. 

The portfolio of clients managed by Ricky comes from various industries including transportation, property development and construction, gaming and entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, gold and minerals mining, fast moving consumer goods, retailing and department chain stores, financial institutions such as brokerage houses and derivative products companies. 

Ricky is a frequent event speaker of related topics for professional body organisations and training for listed and non-listed companies.  He is a Committee Member of ACCA Hong Kong (2011-2013), Training committee member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (since 2013), Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Certified Internal Auditor.

Details are as follows:

Date : Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Time : 4:15pm - 5:30pm (Webinar session)
Language : Cantonese, supplemented by English presentation materials
Fee : Free of Charge
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries,please contact Kiki Ho at +852 2218 8913 or kikiho@bdo.com.hk.  
    2. Login information will be sent to you by email after successfull registration.
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.