Climate-related Disclosure Update (Hybrid-Online Attendance)

  • Wednesday 31 Jul 2024

  • 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

  • English

  • This page is made for online session. If you wish to enrol in the physical session, please scroll down for the registration link.

  • HKCGI Member, Graduate, Student, Affiliated Person & Non-Member


  • Mr David Simmonds FCG HKFCG, President, HKCGI; Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer, CLP Holdings Limited (Moderator)
  • Ms Kelly Lee, Senior Vice President, Policy and Secretariat Services, Listing Division, HKEX
  • Ms Teresa Ko BBS JP FCG HKFCG, Senior Partner, Hong Kong and China Chairman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Vice-chair, IFRS Foundation
  • Ms Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE), Past International President, The Chartered Governance Institute; Honorary Adviser to Council and Past President, HKCGI; and Executive Director and Company Secretary, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (Panellist)
  • Ms Gill Meller FCG HKFCG(PE), Past President, HKCGI; Legal and Governance Director, MTR Corporation Limited(Panellist)
  • (in order of appearance)


On 19 April 2024, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) published its much anticipated Conclusions on the new climate disclosure requirements.

Effective January 2025, some important changes have been made to the ESG reporting framework which are relevant to company secretaries and governance professionals, including: 

  • All HKEX listed companies must disclose Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions (currently subject to ‘Comply or explain’); 
  • LargeCaps issuers are required to disclose Scope 3 emissions on a ‘Comply or explain’ basis and this will be upgraded to Mandatory in 2026; and
  • All other Main Board companies are required to disclose Scope 3 emissions on a ‘Comply or explain’ basis.  

Now, an exciting and valuable opportunity is brought to you by HKCGI:  The Climate-related Disclosure Update seminar, at which regulators from HKEX and senior leaders in sustainability will explain and discuss the latest changes to the ESG Reporting Guide (to be renamed ESG Reporting Code).

At the same seminar, HKCGI will launch its Sustainability Governance Academy which will bring together, and serve as a platform for, HKCGI Sustainability Professionals and industry leaders to share sustainability governance-related topics and best practices.

This webpage is made for the Online Session. If you wish to join the seminar and also cocktail in person, please click HERE for the Physical Session.

Remarks on this Online Session:

  • Registration will be closed on 30 July at 2.00pm.
  • Once enrolment in this online session is confirmed by the Institute, requests to change to physical session will not be entertained.
  • Online session will be delivered via Zoom facility. The Institute has made every effort to ensure that the quality of the internet connection is sufficient for media streaming. Attendees should ensure that they are in an area of stable internet connection with suitable bandwidth as this can affect user’s experience.

Complimentary Offer to Registrants of ESG Reporting Certification Course:

Registrants of the Institute's ESG Reporting Certification Course are invited to join this seminar on a complimentary basis. Please check the email sent by the Institute on 14 June 2024 for details and registration.

Level: Intermediate

Moderator, Speakers and Panellist's bios (in order of appearance):
Mr David Simmonds
Ms Kelly Lee
Ms Teresa Ko
Ms Edith Shih
Ms Gill Meller

Seat guarantee will only be given to HKCGI Fellows and/or Practitioner’s Endorsement (PE) holders if registered 10 clear working days with payment prior to the date of the seminar.

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