ESG Achievement Awards 2021/2022 is Now Open for Application with the Support of HSIL and HKQAA to Bolster Momentum of ESG Development Across Local and Global Corporations

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 March 2022 - The ESG Achievement Awards 2021/2022 (Awards) opens its applications for enterprises of all sizes and non-profits to showcase their leadership in sustainable development for their company, employees, the environment, and society at large. Showing their continued support for this year's Awards are Major Sponsor, Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited (HSIL) and ESG Data Provider cum Supporting Organisation, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA). The online application period is open until 7 May 2022.

The Awards' saw successful inaugural event last year, with 35 winning companies across multiple sectors from asset managers, developers, consumer goods, and charities. Thus, this year the organiser, the Institute of ESG & Benchmark (IESGB), opens the award with the theme "Pursuit of the ESG E.R.A - Evolution, Resilience, Action" to leverage this momentum wherein Hong Kong companies have made notable strides in their progression towards a more sustainable future.

Established in 2020, the IESGB is a Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation aiming to promote ESG practices in Hong Kong and beyond, to facilitate ESG education, and to nurture balance across commercial & non-commercial organisations.

"It is our hope that the ESG Achievement Awards serve as a platform for innovative ESG solutions for companies and societies at large to take inspiration from when developing their own ESG action plans" says IESGB Co-founder, Mr. Paul Pong. "Moreover, we hope to highlight excellence among high-achieving companies who are blazing a trail for others to follow in the realm of ESG development and create a community with meaningful connections between ESG oriented companies, including enterprises, SMEs, startups, non-profits and individuals."

Head Juror of the Awards, Mr. Vincent Pang, adds, "With a prevalent demand in matters concerning ESG across industries in Hong Kong and Asia, we expect a surge in the numbers of applicants this year, as ESG practices slowly integrate themselves into the foundation of business practices and decisions. I look forward to observing the innovation with which companies across industries effectively apply ESG practices in their daily operations."

Award Categories

1. ESG Benchmark Awards
    1a) The ESG Leader

    · Outstanding Performance in Environmental Responsibility

    · Outstanding Performance in Social Responsibility

    · Outstanding Performance in ESG Governance
      2. Special ESG Awards – Outstanding ESG Performer of the Year
      2a) Listed Company

      2b) Large Enterprise

      2c) SME *

      2d) NGO /NPO *

      (*Required to join finalists' presentation to jury panel)
      3. ESG Product and Service Awards
        3a) Outstanding ESG Fund

        3b) Outstanding ESG ETF

        3c) Outstanding ESG MPF
        4. Criteria set by Fund Managers-Outstanding ESG Company
          4a) Listed Company
          5. Honorary Award (By invitation only)
            4a) Company /Organisation

            4b) Individual

            Jury Panel

            Full Name
            Head Juror
            Mr Vincent Pang
            Managing Director, AVISTA Group
            Jury Panel Members
            Dr Au King Lun
            Executive Director, Financial Services Development Council
            Prof Karen Q Cheung
            Executive President & Secretary-General, UNESCO Hong Kong Association

            Director of Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development
            Mr Younghai Du
            General Manager, Green Living & Innovation Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council
            Mr Roy Fung
            Chief Executive Officer, Hexon Green Capital Limited
            Ms Ashley P W Khoo
            Director, CFA Society Hong Kong
            Mr Thomas Lee
            Founder and Chairman, TLP CPA Limited
            Prof Charles W W Ng
            Dean of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
            Mr Mike Wong
            Chief Executive Officer, The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies
            Ms Jessie Yu
            Chief Executive, Hong Kong Single Parents Association
            Mrs Rebecca Choy Yung
            Founder & Chair, Golden Age Foundation

            For more information on the ESG Achievement Awards 2021/2022, please visit

            About IESGB
            About IESGB
            The Institute of ESG & Benchmark (IESGB) is a non-profit organisation. Its endeavors is to elevate stakeholders' awareness and knowledge towards Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in all industry sectors. By organising Environment, Social and Governance relevant trainings and events, IESGB hopes to lead and strengthen the ESG standards and development across Hong Kong.


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            23 Mar 2022



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