Understanding ESG disclosures and ESG ratings
- Latest HK requirements on ESG (HKEx Appendix 27, revised corporate governance code, guidance on climate disclosure)
- Overview of international ESG reporting framework (e.g. Global Reporting Initiatives, Integrated Reporting, Sustainability Accounting Standard Board etc)
- Investor’s expectation: Overview and importance ESG rating
CPD Hours: 2
Ms Athena Ng (CPA, CFA, FSA, CESGA®)General Manager, Corporate Communications China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd. Corporate Financier | Investor | Change Evangelist
Athena Ng is the General Manager, Corporate Finance & Corporate Communications Departments of China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (688.HK), responsible for corporate finance, media, investor relations, environmental, social and governance (ESG) and other Board related matters.
Athena’s 18 years of investment and corporate finance experience spanned from accountant to investment banker to, currently, corporate executive. She started her career as an accountant in New York and subsequently worked at various investment banks (HSBC, J.P.Morgan and RBS), executing fundraisings (private placements, IPOs, right issues, bond issuance) and M&A transactions and recommended optimal financing solution for companies across Asia with primary coverage in real estate, but also in the retail and consumer sector.
Athena is the Board Member of Friends of the Earth (HK), one of Hong Kong’s most prominent and long established green groups. She is a CFA Charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant of Hong Kong and the State of Virginia. She is a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential holder and a Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) of The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). Athena holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from The University of Virginia.