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Carbon Disclosure Forum and Workshop 2011

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16 March 2011

Morning Session ( 9:00am to 12:00noon )
Carbon Disclosure Forum 2011
The Business Case for Disclosure
Afternoon Session ( 1:30pm to 5:00pm )
Carbon Disclosure Response Workshop
(This session is ONLY for CDP responding corporates)
Fee:
ASrIA/BEC members/CDP responding corporates: FREE
Other: HK$200

FREE for CDP responding corporates

Venue:

Auditorium, Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

With thanks to the British Consulate-General Hong Kong for their partnership, as well as the Business Environment Council (BEC) and the Climate Change Business Forum (CCBF) for their support. And, special thanks to BEC for sponsoring the venue.

Event Summary

The 2011 Carbon Disclosure Forum ˇV Hong Kong was held on March 16. Thanks to our event partners British Consulate-General Hong Kong and CDP as well as venue sponsors Climate Change Business Forum (CCBF) and Business Environment Council (BEC).

The event focused on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global initiative to accelerate solutions to climate change by putting relevant information at the center of business and investment decisions. CDP furthers that mission by requesting information on the risks and opportunities of climate from the worldˇ¦s largest companies on behalf of 551 institutional investor signatories with a combined $71 trillion in assets under management.

Over 3,000 companies responded to the CDP questionnaire in 2010, including 82% of the Global 500 and 70% of the S&P 500. 75 companies in Hong Kong have been invited to participate in CDP in 2011, an increase of over 90% from last year.

David St Maur Sheil, Executive Director and Co-Founder of ASrIA, put the forum in context a week after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan. Investors need to wrestle with nuclearˇ¦s role in Asiaˇ¦s energy needs, he said.

Andrew-Thomson, CEO of BEC, highlighted the key role the CCBF, an initiative of the BEC, has in convening Hong Kongˇ¦s business leaders to temper the effects of climate change.

Rusong Li, China Programme Director of CDP, next talked about CDP and provided a perspective on CDPˇ¦s effort in Mainland China. This work includes gaining endorsement from Chinese government officials.

Hendrik Rosenthal, Project Director of ASrIA, discussed CDP in Asia and Hong Kong as well as the trends and responses from 2010. He also stressed ASrIAˇ¦s funding needs to cover 170 Asia ex-JICK (Japan-India-China-Korea) companies in 2011. For those wishing to become a sponsor to gain more exposure as a carbon leader in Asia, please contact info@asria.org.

After the break, Simeon Cheng, Group Environmental Manager of CLP Holdings, reflected on corporate ESG disclosure, specifically examining the multiple end users of the data. There has been a gradual change in the way CLP communicates ESG strategy and performance, he noted.

Justin Barrow, Co-Founder & Director of Climate Action Carbon Markets, highlighted some insights, risks and opportunities in the carbon market space. While the growth of carbon markets has been solid over the last decade, they represent only about 0.1% of the total global assets under management of US$90trillion, he said.

Sharon Chan, Data Specialist of Bloomberg, showed ESG and CDP on Bloomberg Terminal. She highlighted the increasing functionality Bloomberg is developing with ESG data for investment professionals.

In the afternoon session, a Carbon Disclosure Response Workshop was held for CDP Responding Companies. Speakers in the afternoon session included:

  • David St. Maur Sheil, Executive Director and Co-Founder, ASrIA
  • Margaret Burnett, Head - Corporate Sustainability, BEC
  • David Mason, Director, FirstCarbon Solutions
  • Toby Kent, Associate Director, PwC

The event closed with a live audio feed with CDP from London to discuss some of the technical aspects of the CDP questionnaire itself.

For companies participating in CDP 2011 please visit https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/CDP-Investors.aspx or contact ASrIA at info@asria.org for additional information. The 2011 deadline for submitting the CDP questionnaire is 31 May 2011.

 

Presentations

Rusong Li, China Programme Director, CDP (Members only)
Hendrik Rosenthal, Project Director, ASrIA (Members only)
Simeon Cheng, Group Environmental Manager, CLP Holdings Limited (Members only)
Justin Barrow, Co-Founder & Director, Climate Action (Members only)
Sharon Chan, Data Specialist, Bloomberg (Members only)
David St. Maur Sheil, Executive Director and Co-Founder, ASrIA (Members only)
Margaret Burnett, Head - Corporate Sustainability, BEC (Members only)
David Mason, Director, FirstCarbon Solutions (Members only)
Toby Kent, Associate Director, PwC (Members only)

List of Attending Institutions

  • Adidas Group
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • BASF
  • Bloomberg
  • British Consulate-General Hong Kong
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
  • CityU School of Energy & Environment
  • Climate Action
  • CLP
  • Credit Suisse
  • CSR Asia
  • Dragages Hong Kong
  • Dunwell Environmental Mgmt. Co. Ltd.
  • Earthwatch Institute
  • Enecore Carbon International Limited
  • Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR
  • ERM-Hong Kong, Ltd
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Greenpeace East Asia
  • HAECO
  • Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd
  • Kum Shing Group
  • Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd.
  • Macdonald & Company
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MTR Corporation
  • Noble Group
  • Robeco Hong Kong Limited
  • SGS Hong Kong Limited
  • Sino Land Company Limited
  • Sino Property Services
  • Swire Pacific Limited
  • The Climate Group
  • The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.
  • TUV NORD
  • World Youth Bank - Asian Coordination Bureau


Andrew-Thomson, CEO, BEC


David St. Maur Sheil, Executive Director and Co-Founder, ASrIA


Rusong Li, China Programme Director, CDP


Hendrik Rosenthal, Project Director, ASrIA


Simeon Cheng, Group Environmental Manager, CLP Holdings Limited


Justin Barrow, Co-Founder & Director, Climate Action


Sharon Chan, Data Specialist, Bloomberg


Margaret Burnett, Head - Corporate Sustainability, BEC


David Mason, Director, FirstCarbon Solutions


Toby Kent, Associate Director, PwC