Author: Haiyan Luo

Climate change has displaced over 22.5 million people, more than 800 million people lack sufficient food, and over one million animal species are facing extinction. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations (UN) body for assessing the science related to climate change,...

As more and more investors start to integrate ESG considerations in their investment decisions, ESG integration is expected to become mainstream in the coming years. ESG analytics provide valuable and useful information to investors on how to choose opportunities in their investment universes and help...

Ranging from monopolistic behaviors and accounting frauds to workplace harassment and environmental incidents, ESG controversies could have significant adverse effects on companies. ESG data vendors like MSCI, Refinitiv, Sustainalytics, ISS, all have scores or ratings to help analyze the impact of ESG controversies on corporates....

From monopolistic behaviors and accounting frauds to workplace harassment and environmental incidents, these scandals could have significant adverse effects on companies, ranging from consumer boycotts to legal penalties. Not to mention, the scandals would damage the reputation of both the companies themselves and their shareholders. ESG-related...

Amid the rising awareness of ESG issues, Asian governments are prioritizing ESG related regulations and developing rules to push forward more accountable and sustainable development of companies. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is proposing changes to its Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rules to...

Chinese dairy conglomerate Mengniu [2319:HK] apologized on May 7, after its marketing campaign running in partnership with the iQIYI [IQ:US] show Youth with You 3 went awry. The apology came after a video showing a group of middle-aged people opening dairy bottles and pouring milk...

In the field of sustainability information, there are an increasing number of players with different roles, such as investors, corporates, regulators, NGOs, and other civil societies, forming a dynamic ecosystem of sustainability information. Sustainability standard is the foundation of this ecosystem, where the Global Initiative...

Nowadays, both companies and investors are spending more resources on ESG issues. A core question has emerged, that is, which ESG issues are financially material and why. This is important not only for companies to manage their resources properly, but also for investors who seek...

Chinese short-video platform Kuaishou Technology [1024:HK] will debut at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on February 5. The expected initial public offering (IPO) will raise as much as USD5bn and make Kuaishou the first major short-video platform to go public. From its prospectus, currently, Kuaishou’s...

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