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.
Ms. Elaine Ng, CFA
MSCI ESG Research Client Coverage, Asia
Elaine Ng, CFA, joined the MSCI ESG Research team in Sept 2015 as Executive Director, Client Coverage for Asia. Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for promoting MSCI’s ESG Research suite of investment solutions to clients in the region.
Prior to her move to MSCI ESG Research, Elaine was a Consultant in the MSCI Analytics team since joining the firm in June 2011. She has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry with 11 years specializing in investment analytics. Within the Analytics team, she was responsible for the retention of the risk management analytics book of clients across Asia. Over the span of her career, she has been involved in product development and delivery of analytical solutions to asset owners, investment managers and hedge fund clients.
Elaine has a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from National University of Singapore and a Masters of Applied Finance from Singapore Management University. She is also a CFA Charterholder.