From Communicating CSR to Value Creation
Businesses have been reporting their CSR performance for 15 years now and the practice is becoming more and more sophisticated. According to a study by EY, investors’ concerns to how business perform in non-financial aspects, such as environmental and social aspects, have been escalating. Investors are expecting investees to determine what the most business-relevant environmental, social and economic sustainability risks and opportunities are and explain how they are managed. To address these concerns, a new protocol of called the Integrated Reporting Framework, was introduced recently. With the advent of more integrated reporting, the investment community shall be able to make more informed decision.
Mr. Brian Ho
Sustainability Leader (China South, Hong Kong and Macau)
of Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young
Mr. Brian Ho is the Sustainability Leader (China South, Hong Kong and Macau) of Climate Change and Sustainability Services at Ernst & Young. He has more than ten years extensive experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, and provides strategic consulting services to corporations, governmental agencies and non- profit organizations. He is the one of the leading CSR professionals in China and plays a major role in actively building the sustainability ecosystem for Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is regularly interviewed by media, invited to international CSR conferences as speaker, and has more than 220,000 followers at Weibo.
Brian is the guest researcher at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Sun Yat- sen University, and lectures at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining Ernst & Young, Brian was the China Director of an international agency promoting CSR in the Asia Pacific region. He received his Bachelor of Social Sciences from City University of Hong Kong and Master of Social Sciences from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.