Environmental, social and governance (ESG)

The growing global population, demographic shifts, climate change and increasing pressure on diminishing natural resources have all brought sustainability to the top of the political, social and business agenda.

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Greening the economy and improving social equality have been the mainstays of the recent five-year plans. China’s leadership in how to respond to the Paris Agreement is now being shown on the global stage, with the country’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2060. The 2020s will be a pivotal decade for our planet. The world has woken up to the scale of global challenges including climate change, loss of nature and extreme inequality.

At PwC, we work with clients to build trust in society and solve important problems. Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team leverages on our business know-how to drive transformative and innovative solutions for our clients. We lead by example, setting our own target to reach net zero emissions by 2030.

We help organisations to stay competitive, drive innovation and create win-wins for businesses, the environment and society. We are also thought leaders on sustainable innovation.

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We put our teams, our experience, our skills, and our digital tools to work to make a difference for you. Our products are designed, developed and supported to help you lead the next phase of your evolution.

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Creating a deal for nature – COP15 takeaways

COP15 has come to an end in Montreal, Canada.

Governments around the world have been meeting in Montreal for the 15th meeting of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference to reach a global agreement to halt and reverse nature loss. What can businesses do to align their strategies to the outcomes of COP15?

Hear from Callum Douglas, our Corporate Sustainability Leader, who joined COP15 in Montreal sharing some key updates with Cindy Ngan, our ESG Climate and Sustainability Partner.

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Creating a climate for change - COP27 takeaways

COP27 has come to a close.

World leaders gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the annual United Nations Climate Summit to agree a plan for addressing the greatest and most urgent challenge of our time. The question for many is, what next?

Hear from Lit Ping Low, our Asia Pacific ESG Climate Change Partner, who attended COP27 in Egypt sharing some highlights with Cindy Ngan, our Hong Kong ESG Climate and Sustainability Partner.

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ESG reporting – Double materiality approach

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) mandates companies operating within the EU to consider the impact of sustainability practices not only on their financial outcomes but also on the wider ecosystems and economies they function in. This leads to a discussion of ‘double materiality’ which requires companies to take into account the financial materiality perspective in an 'outside-in' approach and the impact materiality for affected stakeholders in an 'inside-out' approach. What does the concept of ‘double materiality’ truly entail, and how can your business incorporate this into its sustainability strategy and reporting?

Hear from Cyrus Cheung, our ESG Disclosure and Consulting Partner, who discusses the double materiality implications for companies looking to prioritise their sustainability initiatives with Cindy Ngan, our ESG Climate and Sustainability Partner.

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The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) – how can non-EU companies get ready

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is one of the EU initiatives to drive the transition to a sustainable economic environment by improving the transparency on #sustainability disclosures. Non-EU enterprises should thoroughly assess whether the CSRD applies to their group or any of their EU or non-EU subsidiaries. It is particularly crucial if their securities are listed on an ‘EU-regulated’ market or if the group generates significant revenue within the EU. What are the criteria that companies need to meet and when should they start reporting?

Hear from Qing Ni, our ESG Markets Leader, who discusses the CSRD implications for companies in Asia with Cindy Ngan, our ESG Climate and Sustainability Partner.

Sustainability reporting - CSRD update

The European Union (EU) Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (#CSRD) has been adopted and is designed to harmonise and improve the quality of #sustainability #reporting for EU and certain non-EU companies. What are the new reporting initiatives and how can non-EU companies prepare for this?

Hear from Nadja Picard, our Global Reporting Leader, who shares the key insights of the CSRD sustainability reporting requirements with Cindy Ngan, our ESG Climate and Sustainability Partner

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ESG Outlook 2023: Accelerating Business Action on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation

The way governments, industry and financiers collectively respond to emerging risks and build the necessary resilience to address future crises will define the success of reducing emissions by 45% by 2030 and whether the 2050 net zero climate goals are met. With multiple factors at play, what key trends will shape the ESG agenda in 2023? What are the implications for societies? How should businesses navigate the landscape? Join us to hear from a distinguished group of panelists, including Qing Ni, ESG Markets Leader, PwC China. 

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Contact us

Amy Cai

Amy Cai

Sustainability Managing Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 3698

Loretta Fong

Loretta Fong

Mainland China and Hong Kong Sustainability Deputy Leader, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[852] 2289 1314

Qing Ni

Qing Ni

Sustainability Markets Leader, Climate and Sustainability Leader, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 2599

Steven Zhong

Steven Zhong

ESG Strategy Lead Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 5349

Kanus Yue

Kanus Yue

ESG Disclosure & Consulting Lead Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (20) 3819 2399

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