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The Hong Kong Corporate Governance and ESG Excellence Awards, previously known as The Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards, was inaugurated in 2007. The Awards programme adopted its present name in 2021 to reflect the increasing importance of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) to listed issuers and the investing public.

The Awards are conferred annually by the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies (CHKLC) and the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University (CCGFP) and are designed to encourage improvement in corporate governance (CG) and ESG of listed companies in Hong Kong.

The Awards provide recognition and prestige for listed companies in achieving outstanding commitment to shareholder rights, compliance, integrity, fairness, responsibility, accountability, transparency, board independence & leadership, and ESG.

The Awards programme aims to:

●Foster the highest standards (i.e. beyond regulatory requirements) in corporate governance, business ethics, board leadership and ESG in Hong Kong.

● Recognize excellence of corporate governance and ESG of listed companies that adopt exemplary standards.

● Raise the level of corporate governance and ESG in Hong Kong by showing best practices and accomplishments of listed companies.

● Promote a strong culture of good corporate governance and ESG by recognizing companies that have made significant improvements or important contributions to these areas.

Award Categories

Nominations are invited from companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong that demonstrate excellence in two Award Categories :

I. Excellence in Corporate Governance

II. Excellence in ESG

Under the respective award category, candidate companies will enter for sub-groups as below :

( 1 )Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies

( 2 )Hang Seng Composite Index Constituent Companies

( 3 )Hang Seng China (Hong Kong-listed) 100 Index Constituent Companies

( 4 )Weighted Voting Rights and Pre-profit Biotech companies

(Listed under HKEX Main Board Listing Rules 8A and Chapter 18A, respectively)

( 5 )Others & GEM Companies

( 6 )Newly-listed Companies

(companies listed within 3 years before the year of award nomination and having published at least two annual reports; companies listed for no more than three years on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong shall enter for the Newly-listed Companies category.)

Companies can choose to enter for one of the sub-groups 1-6 for either the “Award of Excellence in Corporate Governance” or “Award of Excellence in ESG”, or Both. Assessment will be done on the candidate companies’ performance and achievements in Corporate Governance and ESG, respectively, in accordance with their nomination.

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“The Hong Kong Corporate Governance and ESG Excellence Awards” is now accepting sponsorship from companies and firms who see the value of promoting good corporate governance. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to be recognised among Hong Kong listed companies.

Sponsorship Enquiry :

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Ms. Karina Leung of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.
Tel : (852) 2970 0886
Email to karinaleung@chklc.org .