Environmental, Social and Governance
Value Partners Group seeks to facilitate the long-term sustainable development of the environment and the society in which it operates in, and is therefore committed to minimizing any negative social and environmental impacts resulting from our operations. The Group values the importance of compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
The Board of Directors provides the overall direction on management of sustainability issues and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) risks. Reporting and disclosure of ESG initiatives is implemented by company secretarial services team with approval by the Board, which is also responsible for collaborating with other functional areas on the integration and implementation of sustainability initiatives throughout the Company.
The asset management business of Value Partners primarily operates by our leased offices located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London and Malaysia, and hence all Group policies and strategies reported are applicable to our offices. Relevant environmental indicators will be reported to our Hong Kong headquarters and to our offices in Singapore and Shanghai where applicable. Environmental data for our Shenzhen, London and Malaysia offices will be excluded due to their immaterial environmental footprint.
In July 2019, we formally became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UNPRI”), and are committed to actively support and promote responsible investment initiatives in the markets that we operate in. Click to download our Responsible Investing Policy and Proxy Voting Policy.
Please click here to download the third Environmental, Social and Governance Report issued by the Company. The report discloses the sustainability initiatives by the Group and was prepared in accordance with the ESG Reporting Guide set out in Appendix 27 of the Rules of Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEx”). Unless otherwise specified, the time frame of this report is from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.
Corporate social responsibility
Furthermore, Value Partners also strives to be a responsible corporate citizen and dedicates resources to those who are in need within our community. We begin with the upbringing of our children, who are the future pillars of the community. The Group also sponsors community activities and donates to charitable organizations. Our employees are encouraged to serve as volunteers at organizations promoting child welfare, and to nurture young talents in society. Over the years, we show our support for the financial industry, universities, as well as the wider community through participating in a range of campaigns and activities.
Value Partners Group has been awarded the Caring Company logo by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service since 2016 to 2019, in recognition of our commitment to and performance in corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) over the past years.