24 Aug 2020

CPD Webinar - Integrating the Green Building Movement with Effective ESG Disclosure and Climate Risks Management

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This event is organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

Since the implementation of the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Guide by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx), the growing awareness and adoption of annual ESG disclosures has permeated across private and public sectors in Hong Kong. For the real estate industry, having quality ESG disclosures may be considered a competitive edge as more attention is being focused on global sustainability benchmarks and indices such as GRESB and DJSI. On the other hand, regulators and investors are urging more climate-related disclosure from corporates following Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework as our properties are exposing to a variety of physical and transition risks due to climate change. Integrating the green building movement with quality ESG disclosure and climate risks management is of paramount importance in keeping up with the competitive landscape.

In light of the latest development in green building standards, namely BEAM Plus New Buildings (NB) V2.0 and Existing Buildings (EB) V2.0, this presentation will provide a high-level overview of how credits pursued in the respective BEAM Plus standards may be translated to effective disclosure statements under the HKEx ESG Reporting Guide or the GRI Standards frameworks respectively. Key elements of TCFD framework will also be introduced. The audience is anticipated to gain insights on how to better integrate the outcomes and outputs of green building assessments into effective and impactful ESG reporting.

Speaker: Ms Danica CHAN, Project Manager, ELEVATE

Danica Chan is a sustainability consultant and she works collaboratively with corporates and public organisations to enhance their sustainability performance and develop sustainability strategies and targets. She has designed and delivered capacity building programmes on climate risks and resilience to real estate companies. She also provides a wide array of sustainability services such as report writing, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessment, ESG indices submission.

Prior to ELEVATE, Danica was a senior consultant at a multinational professional services firm providing climate change and sustainability advisory services for listed companies in Hong Kong and Mainland China. As an accredited green building professional, she also has over 5 years of experience in green building consultancy and environmental audits at an engineering firm and a non-profit organisation.

Danica is a professional member of Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals, a BEAM Professional (NB, EB, BI, ND) of Hong Kong Green Building Council and a corporate member of Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Master of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Resources Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Event Detail
Event Name: CPD Webinar - Integrating the Green Building Movement with Effective ESG Disclosure and Climate Risks Management
Presented By:

Ms Danica CHAN

Date: 24 Aug 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:

This CPD event will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom.

(An event reminder with Zoom Webinar ID will be provided at around a week before the event.)

Capacity: 450
Credits:

1 CPD hour will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts

Fee: Free of Charge (HKGBC Members)
Free of Charge (HKGBC Non-Members)
Contact Person: Mr Elliott TAM
Contact Phone: 39948890
Contact Email: eventregis@hkgbc.org.hk
Programme:

5:00 pm -

5:50 pm

Integrating the Green Building Movement with Effective ESG Disclosure and Climate Risks Management

5:50 pm -

6:00 pm

Q&A Session

Language: English