ESG Reporting Guide Seminar and Workshop Materials 
In the light of the increasing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting in the business community, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) helped equip listed companies with practical tools necessary for reporting through a half-day introductory training seminar and a full-day workshop that was based on a draft ESG Reporting Guide(note) and held at several different times between May and July 2011.
Draft ESG Reporting Guide(note) (December 2011)
ESG Training Seminar presentation slides (May 2011)
ESG Workshop presentation slides (June/July 2011)
ESG Workshop materials for various sectors (June/July 2011)
Consumer Goods
Energy and Utilities
Industrial Goods
Properties and Construction
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Steps for ESG reporting (September 2011)
Draft ESG Reporting Guide – A Toolkit (September 2011)
Frequently Asked Questions (September 2011)


HKEx published a Consultation Paper on ESG Reporting Guide on 9 December 2011.  The deadline for replies to the Consultation Paper is 9 April 2012.  Subject to comments received, HKEx proposes to finalise the Guide. The final version  will outline recommended best practices.  The long-term vision is to upgrade the reporting requirements to “comply or explain”, which is similar to the arrangement for the Code on Corporate Governance Practices.