Environmental, Social and Governance Centre of Excellence

Content Summary

Role and purpose

ESG are areas of rapid, significant change, shaping how business is conducted, regulated, measured and reported on. This includes such innovations as integrated reporting and reporting on climate change risk.

The Environmental, Social and Governance Centre of Excellence role is to primarily act in an advisory capacity to:

  • provide guidance on policy and issues relating to ESG
  • identify current and emerging issues relevant to the profession and wider community
  • contribute feedback and input to public consultations
  • provide thought leadership
  • be a strategic sounding board for management
  • provide input and help develop resources and tools for members.

Areas of interest

  • non-financial reporting and its connection with financial reporting
  • international trends, framework developments and guidance shaping corporate behaviour such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRIs), and the Natural Capital Protocol
  • climate change policy
  • corporate governance with an emphasis on directors’ duties in a complex, rapidly changing external and regulatory environment
  • improving the profession’s competencies in Environmental, Social and Governance.

Current members

  • Vladimir Malcik FCPA, Chair (tenure concluding end 2021)
  • Tim Timchur FCPA (incoming Chair 2022)
  • Andrew Amer (tenure concluding end 2021)
  • Sharon Ditchburn FCPA
  • Robyn Erskine FCPA
  • Jin Ghee Ong CPA
  • Lucy Hamnett CPA
  • Felix Lam CPA
  • Cissy Ma FCPA
  • Paul Mather FCPA
  • Kathleen O’Sullivan FCPA (tenure concluding end 2021)
  • Juergen Seufert CPA
  • Terence Tan FCPA