Sustainability and reporting – an Austcham HK seminar 25 Sept 2013

Presented by Sustainable Development Committee of Austcham Hong Kong and Macau a seminar on Sustainability – A Panel Discussion on Reporting Formats.

Lunch Seminar | Wednesday 25 September 2013

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently published guidelines for listed companies to report on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provides a sustainability reporting framework which has been widely adopted by companies on a global basis, while the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is pushing for a standard approach that integrates both financial and ESG factors into one report.

Confused? This luncheon will provide an opportunity to discuss the sustainability reporting landscape and provide perspectives from an academic, an industry aligned association and a practitioner in the field.

About the speakers:

Dr David Bevan

Dr. David Bevan is the Senior Research Fellow of the Euro-China Center for Leadership and Responsibility. David has a PhD in Management (Accounting) from King’s College London. His research interests are framed within the critical management studies Special Interest Group at the Academy of Management with a particular focus on business ethics and corporate responsibility.

Melissa Shadforth

As Director of Policy, Research, and Engagement at the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), Melissa works on strategic planning, project execution and managing relationships. She has 16 years of experience across assurance, corporate finance, restructuring, business consulting, financial operations, financial and operational risk management, remuneration policy, sustainability reporting and supply chain management.

Dr Christine Chow

Dr. Christine Chow is the Founder and CEO of Homage Consulting Ltd. She is an investment professional with 15 years of experience in asset management, Sino-JV partnerships, research, investment consulting, hedge funds and venture capital. As a published author, she speaks regularly at academic and industry conferences on responsible investment and shareholder engagement as a subject .
Wednesday 25 September 2013

Registration from 12.30pm Presentation 12.45pm & ends at 2.00 pm

Simmons & Simmons, 13th Floor One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

HK$200 AustCham Members; HK$400 Non-members (includes sandwich and drinks)
(Committee members are encouraged to bring one guest at member rate)

FAX REPLY TO + 852 2877 0860. EMAIL REPLY TO [email protected] by Monday 23 September 2013
Details online at Enquiries tel: + 852 2522 5054.

Event rundown is subject to change. AustCham reserves the right to amend its events at any time.

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Cancellation Policy
– Your booking will be successful upon receiving a confirmation email from AustCham.
– Cancellations must be in writing three working days PRIOR to event.
– No shows will be charged and payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser.
– If you don’t receive any feedback from AustCham three days after you send the completed booking form, please call +852 2522 5054 to check your booking.

Sean Rothsey is a Committee Member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and Macau ’s Finance , Legal and Taxation Committee whose missions include

to communicate to AustCham members relevant financial, legal and tax issues that will impact Australian-related companies doing business in Hong Kong and China and those that will impact their situation as expatriate Australians living in Hong Kong.
to provide networking opportunities for members employed in the financial services industry and to gain greater exposure for Australian businesses with financial service regulators and government agencies in order to enhance the business and regulatory environment.
to provide AustCham members with a series of events that updates them on financial services, legal and tax issues.
Current projects of the Committee include lobbying and awareness for a Double Taxation Treaty between Hong Kong and Australia and mutual funds management recognition.

Sean can facilitate introductions to the Chamber , Government , business or professionals in Hong Kong and as a consultant can assist you in an unregulated and unlicensed capacity in a buy sell or other transaction and makes no legal warranties or representations of any kind as to the Buyer, Seller or Transaction.

Sean can also facilitate introductions to licensed entities in a regulated regime where required and can both represent and assist any party in those regimes.

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