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ESG Column at China Daily Asia Weekly

“…We have seen a rising recognition for ESG reporting as an effective means to identify non-business risks that may have serious financial consequences…”
Quoted from Mr. Hauman Yeung, Director of Ascent Partners Advisory Service Limited

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“Hong Kong should follow green bond verification guidelines set up by Chinese mainland authorities instead of opting for its own process, and global companies should adopt more compatible standards for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting.” said Simon Mak, CEO of Ascent Partners, at the Interview with China Daily.
#AscentPartners #Sustainability #ESG #ESGReporting #GreenBond #GRI #SASB

To arouse and spread the message of sustainable development, Ascent Partners has worked with China Daily to put together a Thought Leadership Talk titled "ESG: Greening the Belt and Road Initiative" at Hong Kong Maritime Museum 香港海事博物館 on Oct 12.

We are honoured to have the renowned speakers sharing their insights and best practices on their ESG work, they are namely,
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.Arcadis, Dr. Jonathan Beard,Executive Director, Head of Business Advisory and Head of Transportation & Logistics in Asia

.Friends of the Earth(HK), Mrs Mei Ng, BBS, Chairman

.Intertek, Mr. Patrick Lee, Executive Vice President, North East Asia and Australasia

.RATP Dev Transdev Asia (RDTA), Mr. Cyril Aubin, Managing Director of Hong Kong Tramways

.Schroders, Mr. Angus Hui, Head of Asian and EM Credit

.Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Mr. Jeffery Smith, Vice President, Sustainability

.Social Venture Hong Kong, Mr. Francis Ngai, Founder and CEO

Meanwhile, Ascent Partners would like to thank all of the supporting organizations and participants for concerning the sustainable development of our planet and our tomorrow, see you all in the upcoming thought leadership talks!

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As Ascent Partners is fully committed to the betterment of environmental, social and governance, we work with China Daily to put together a Thought Leadership Talk titled "ESG: Greening the Belt and Road Initiative".
Please join us by making registration in the URL below,
Online register: https://goo.gl/qT6tvK

Program Details:...
Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Pier 8, Central, Hong Kong
Date: 12th October 2018 (Friday)
Time: 3:15pm – 5:45pm (Registration from 3pm)
Event details: https://ere-exhibits.com/actionable-thoughts
(*Talk will be conducted in English)

Look forward to seeing you at the Talk next Friday!

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Ascent Partners is with Simon Mak.

Ascent Partners would like to congratulate i.century Holdings Limited (8507) on their new listing on the Hong Kong Exchange! We are proud to be part of the successful IPO!
#AscentPartners #TogetherWeFlourish

Ascent Partners is with Simon Mak.

#AscentPartners #Sustainability #TogetherWeFlourish
Ascent Partners is proud to sponsor the Sustainability Conference: Governance and Financial Health of NGOs on February 9, 2018, organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Accounting and Finance.

The conference brought together NGO professionals, academic researchers and stakeholders who are interested in understanding more on the latest development of governance and financial health of NGOs.

#Congrats for the successful IPO of ISP Global Limited in Hkex! We are proud to be part of your success!

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#education #development

"An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest."
- Benjamin Franklin

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Ascent Partners is proud to sponsor the 2017 Tax and Regulatory conference. Sharing our knowledge and experience is one of the many things to do for building a bigger and brighter future!

Thank you to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for sponsoring the venue, and Thank you to all the sponsors for putting together such a wonderful conference.

Together We Flourish!

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Ascent Partners is proud to be one of the sponsors for HKIRA - Hong Kong Investor Relations Association's conference on "The Dynamics of Shareholder Engagement and Shareholder Activism in Hong Kong".

It is important for firms to understand how to engage shareholders and understand the importance of the interaction, especially when it comes to Shareholder Activism. Learning from other's experiences is one of the best ways to gain knowledge.

Thanks you, HKIRA - Hong Kong Inves...tor Relations Association for putting together such a wonderful conference!

Together We Flourish!

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Happy 25th Anniversary and Silver Jubilee to The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts.

Ascent Partners was honoured to support the society that keeps elevating the standard of the financial analyst community in Hong Kong.

Congratulations on the first 25 years and looking forward to the many that will come!

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Aim for the Peak!

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#sustainability #economy

Investors are looking for more firms that are leading the way in mitigating climate change. Only a little over 190 firms are on the CDP's A-list, but investors are requesting more than 3,000 CDP score.

Ascent Partners is proud to support CDP Result Launch: Towards the 2020 Tipping Point event that took place today at the Exchange Auditorium. The importances of a sustainable economy is coming to the world's attention!

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Together We Flourish!

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Ascent Partners is with Choitung Charles and William Shiu Wai Yuen.

#hkex #newlisting

Ascent Partners would like to congratulate Wing Chi Holdings on their new listing on the Hong Kong Exchange! We are proud to be part of the successful IPO.

Aim for the Peak! ...
Ascent Partners Will Get You There!

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#women #leadership #sustainibility #esg

We had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful evening with the members of GGEF and the Hong Kong community to celebrate the leaders of the environmental movement sweeping the world.

We would like to thank everyone who was able to attend. We would especially like to thank GGEF for holding such a wonderful event!

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Together We Flourish!

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Ascent Partners was honored to host the delegates of ChinaSF and welcome them to Hong Kong!

It was a beautiful night of conversation and relationship building between the delegates from San Francisco and representatives of Hong Kong.

Together We Flourish!

Happy Mid Autumn Festival! 中秋節快樂!

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#Women not only change our business political and business scene, but they are also leading the changes in #environmental #conservation. Nominate your heroine, and join us at the GGEF Women Eco Game Changer Awards 2017!

(Ascent Partners is a proud sponsor of the awards)

艾升評值諮詢服務董事袁紹槐於同場會後表示,證監會於今年5月刊發的有關估值評估師的責任指引,有其需要。袁紹槐指,目前本港評估師的工作並無受任何機構直接監管,若證監會加強監管,可提高評估師的質素及道德水平。

#Compliance #Responsibility Independent directors hold greater responsibilities nowadays to prevent fraud and misconduct of senior management.

Ascent Partners are proud to sponsor HKiNED Annual Conference-New Challenges for Directors of Listed Companies. William Shiu Wai Yuen spoke at the conference on the responsibilities of independent directors during corporate transactions, i.e.: independent directors are required by listing rules to conduct due diligence on valuers that the company appoint.