Everbright Receives 2019 “Outstanding ESG Performance Enterprise” Award
On 12 November 2019, the Benefit Corporation Responsibility Forum was held in Beijing, jointly organised by Atom Think Tank of Tencent and the National Scholl of Development, Peking University. The forum was under the theme of “Business for Good, Co-existence with Greatness”, calling for a united consensus from different parties, for the contribution of more and better solutions for sustainable development.
The Benefit Corporation Responsibility Forum 2019 Award Ceremony took place during the forum, in which China Everbright Limited (“Everbright”) received the “2019 Outstanding ESG Performance Enterprise” award for its excellent implementation of corporate social responsibility.
Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) is used to gauge the sustainability of the development of a company. As China’s economy rapidly develops and social values improve, the social significance of the ESG index and its impact on social development is growing increasingly important. The prospects of a company are closely linked to the impact of its sustainable development on the environment, society and governance. The Excellent ESG Performance Enterprise award is a social recognition of Everbright’s sustainable development practices, and its outstanding ESG performance.
Everbright regards giving back to the society as an important part of fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. In 2008, Everbright established its statutory charity, “Everbright Charitable Foundation”. For many years, the “Everbright Charitable Foundation” has sustainably sponsored a number of social service projects benefitting communities in Hong Kong and mainland China, in relation to its four main themes of “Bright Companion”, “Vitality Everbright”, “Education Support” and “Art Promotion”. In addition, to serve a wider range of people as well as to meet the needs of social development, the “Everbright Charitable Foundation” also supports social service works by other charitable organisations.
Going forward, Everbright will continue to implement its corporate social responsibilities in order to lead the industry’s development in this area. Everbright will also simultaneously endeavour to develop its business and utilize its advantages and resources to greatly benefit society, as well as exert efforts in various fields to proactively contribute to society.
For more information about China Everbright Charitable Foundation (CECF), please visit: https://www.everbright.com/zh-hant/corporate-social-responsibility