(FULLY BOOKED) BDO ESG Forum: Create values from enhancing risks and ESG disclosures & Green Financing

日期: 28-02-2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
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  • Summary


With the growing global concerns on the adverse impact of climate change towards the economic development of countries around the world, more investors would demand corporations' disclosure of impacts of those climate change scenarios on their business operations. Speaker from University of Cambridge will bring you insights of the current research on the demand and trends in this area.

Globally, a “Green Bond” market emerged to support funding for projects contributing to environmental sustainability. Recognising this demand, different professional bodies has developed their “Green Bond” principles or standards to promote integrity, transparency, disclosure and reporting in this market. This session will also give you an overview of the current development and future trends in green bonds markets, with a focus on the green bonds principles and markets standards as well as the market challenges and opportunities in green bond investments.

In addition, to continue the journey of enhancing ESG disclosure in Hong Kong and advocate to embedding sustainability in corporate business model, BDO launched the second year of BDO ESG Awards in February and this session will share and highlight some good practices in ESG management and disclosure of the ESG Awards winners, in order to inspire you to improve your organisation's ESG approaches and practices and in return a better ESG performance and better capturing of the business opportunities.   

We hope that this Forum will give you an insight on the climate change and related disclosure, the development of the green bond market, and the future ESG-related disclosure requirements and opportunities, which can help you to get ready to respond to the changes in ESG development.


About the speakers

DR. MICHAEL WILLIS, Senior Faculty in Management, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Michael is the Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also the Director of the Master of Accounting (MAcc) Programme. His research interests focused on the areas of disclosure regulation, regulatory enforcement, financial reporting choices and accounting-based capital markets research.

Michael was previously a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was honoured the Robert S. Wasley Teaching Award from University of Colorado Boulder in 2015. He holds a PhD in Accounting from University of Pennsylvania, and a BS and MBA both from Brigham Young University.


RICKY CHENG,  Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO

Ricky has over 20 years of risk and assurance experience. He worked for large international accounting firms and had commercial internal audit experience. He has hands-on experience in a various services such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) readiness and reporting support services review, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, risk management assessment, compliance assistance, corporate governance compliance review, internal audit assistance, business process review, stored value facilities (SVF) licence independent assessment review, etc.

The portfolio of clients managed by Ricky comes from various industries including transportation, property development and construction, gaming and entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, gold and minerals mining, fast moving consumer goods, retailing and department chain stores, financial institutions such as brokerage houses and derivative products company. 

Ricky was the Committee Member of ACCA Hong Kong (ACCA) from 2011 to 2013. He is a frequent event speaker of related topics for professional body organisations and training for listed and non-listed companies. He is also the training committee member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD).


PETER PANG, Principal of Risk Advisory, BDO

Peter has extensive experiences in managing risk management, internal control and other assurance projects for fund and financial services clients in the region and internationally.

Peter has more than 20 years of risk management and assurance experience and served as a department head of an international accounting advisory firm for its premier international and regional fund clients. Prior to joining BDO, he was also the Head of Risk of a listed leasing company with operations in Asia, Europe and America, which is a pioneer in various types of financing arrangements.

Peter served clients in various industries with a focus on financial services, including fund and asset management, trust operation, banking, securities, aircraft leasing, airlines, regulatory and professional organisations. 







  Climate Change and Financial Reporting

- Dr. Michael Willis, Senior Faculty in Management Practice, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge



  Developments in Green Bonds Market and Future Trends

- Peter Pang, Principal of Risk Advisory, BDO



  Knowledge Sharing on ESG Reporting of ESG Awards Winners

- Ricky Cheng, Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO


  Q&A session


  End of Forum


Details are as follows:

Date : Thursday, 28 February 2019
Time : 9:45am - 10:00am (Registration)
    10:00am - 12:30pm (Forum session)
Venue : BDO Limited
    25th Floor, Wing On Centre
    111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
    (Sheung Wan Wing On Department Store's building)
Language : Cantonese & English, supplemented by English presentation materials
Fee : Free of Charge
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries, please contact Maple Lo at +852 2218 8913
    2. Confirmation of successful registration will be sent by email one week before the Forum.
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.