Calling ESG pioneers and advocates – ESG China Awards

July 22, 2022 / CanCham

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has moved from being a concept to soft power for corporate sustainability and has become an important measure of a company’s health. Companies that practice and excel in ESG are preferred by the capital market and earn the trust and support of corporate stakeholders.

In order to identify and promote companies, organisations and individuals that have made outstanding contributions and positive impacts in the ESG sector, the BritCham Shanghai launched the first ESG China Awards, open to both local Chinese companies and multinational companies operating in China. The 2022 Awards are supported by the Shanghai United Assets and Equity ExchangeAustCham ShanghaiCanCham Shanghai and Impact Hub Shanghai

Chair of ESG China Awards 2022, Dr Jianzhong Lu, said,

The transition to a green, high-quality and sustainable economic model means comprehensive changes in design, production, operation and management for enterprises, and requires them to create social and environmental value along with economic benefits. These requirements are the framework of ESG evaluation criteria.

ESG can help enterprises develop steadily, promote consensus with stakeholders, and build social trust and social capital for enterprises. For enterprises operating in China, whether domestic or foreign, large or small, they shall recognise that adhering to sustainable development is the way to survive and grow;  ESG helps companies and entrepreneurs explore and practice in a more systematic, in-depth and effective way. The Awards provide a platform for companies to demonstrate their achievements in practising ESG and to honour their ESG-related initiatives, projects, products and services.

We welcome the active participation of Chinese and foreign companies, organisations and individuals who are ESG pioneers and advocates, to jointly promote sustainable development that has a positive impact on the environment and society by demonstrating and sharing ESG best practices.

ESG China Awards 2022 

– 12 Awards Categories

Employee Engagement ESG Campaign of the Year 

(Sponsored by The University of Manchester China Centre)

Consumer Engagement ESG Campaign of the Year

ESG Value Chain of the Year 

(Sponsored by PwC)

ESG Environmental Product of the Year

(Sponsored by Smiths Group)

Investor Relations ESG Engagement and Communication of the Year

(Sponsored by MioTech)

ESG Report of the Year

(Sponsored by University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

ESG Leader of the Year

(Sponsored by Spirax Sarco)

ESG Research & Ratings Provider of the Year

ESG Consultancy of the Year

(Sponsored by Brookfield)

ESG Legal Service Provider of the Year

ESG Investment Initiative of the Year

ESG Innovative Product/Service of the Year

(Sponsored by International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU)

Each category will be judged by an independent judging panel, consisting of one lead judge and three panel judges. The lead judges are:

  • Annabel Lin (Google)
  • Gayle Lacey (HSBC China)
  • Mattie Bekink (Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)
  • Dr Luke Long (Stantec)
  • Ralph J. Lutes (Teck Resources Limited)
  • Dr. Yinghua Hu (former ERM)
  • Chris Torrens (Control Risks)
  • Grace Hang (Goodman)
  • Weiwei Kou (Unilever)
  • Bobo Xu (Hongkong Land)
  • Linmao Li D.A. (Thames Investment)
  • Kai Zhang (Manulife-Sinochem)

The judging is conducted in three steps, with finalists for each award selected by the corresponding judging panel’s scores. The winners will be selected by a combined score vote of the judging panel and the advisory panel. 

The advisory panel includes representatives from Shanghai United Property Exchange, BritCham Shanghai, AustCham Shanghai and CanCham Shanghai. 

Online applications are now open, and the Awards invite all eligible businesses and individuals to enter. The application deadline is 29 July 2022. Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on 19 October in Shanghai.

For more information and online application, please visit www.ESGChinaAwards.com by scanning the QR code below.