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ESG Performance of Real Estate Development Companies in China
JLL found that the overall MSCI ESG ratings of China's real estate development companies are on the rise; green building, energy saving and emission reduction, product quality, safety management and board diversification are key areas of concern.
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Unlocking ESG opportunities: How ESG performance factors into investment strategy
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the connections between sustainability and the financial market, with responsible investing being on the trajectory to become mainstream. Better ESG performing companies are associated with lower risks and higher returns, which can be reflected in the company’s value. Establishing a systematic approach to integrate ESG factors into fair value calculation is of paramount importance to optimize your investment strategy.
We prepare ESG reports and provide consulting services in accordance with Appendix 20/27 Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guidelines of HKEX listing rule, or other international mainstream reporting guidelines (Such as: GRI, TCFD, SASB, etc.). We share our insights about the policies and regulations of China and Hong Kong on ESG disclosures.
With extensive expertise in leading global and regional corporates in all aspects of sustainability reporting, our ESG team helps corporates to compile qualitative and quantitative data, along with documents necessary for the GRESB survey to maximise their scoring potential. We also provide a gap analysis service in identifying room for improvement before GRESB submission.
As regulators and investors are paying more attention to corporate ESG data and disclosures, we provide independent report verification services on the report’s integrity and data accuracy, these can enhance the quality and credibility of an ESG report. We are an AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) licensed service provider.
The trend in climate related disclosures for a corporate is gradually becoming a necessity. Global regulators are putting greater efforts into mandating these disclosures. Our ESG team is familiar with the requirement of ISSB (TCFD) and has extensive experience in reporting. We can recommend suitable climate reporting strategies and establish carbon inventories for clients during the process of report drafting. We also provide SFC climate-related disclosure services to fund manager clients.
Sustainability roadmap planning
Our sustainability roadmap planning solutions aim at providing our clients with clear and feasible suggestions in their sustainable development journey - setting short, medium, and long-term goals. These will enable branding and performance enhancements, and build a solid foundation for the client's sustainable development strategy and carbon reduction pathway. We also provide insights about carbon emissions for specific projects alongside a feasible and effective carbon reduction and carbon neutrality solutions, aiming for Zero Carbon Buildings.
Gap analysis - ESG disclosures
We are familiar with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting guidelines, which helps us in assessing the current ESG disclosure status of clients, identifying gaps between existing measures and guidelines, and addressing Identified gaps. We provide detailed ESG optimization action plans to continuously improve clients' ESG disclosures and help them better understand their business conditions. We also provide pre-assessment services for clients who are planning to prepare ESG reports.
ESG due diligence
Investors are increasingly demanding to incorporate ESG into investment considerations. We will uncover any controversial or illegal behaviors as well as offer insight into any positive actions, such as initiatives taken and any ESG-relevant awards that have been granted in the target company or projects before and during investment.
JLL ESG rating
We provide ranking services with a detailed report in 4 dimensions to our listed/unlisted clients in China, including ESG information disclosure indicators, ESG-related performance indicators, and industrial and country level ESG-related impact indicators. These enable our clients to understand their positions in terms of ESG aspects. Our knowledge of various mainstream ESG rating systems, coupled with our proprietary ESG industry ranking database and the integration of risk management into ESG analysis, enables our clients to build up feasible ESG targets and take appropriate actions to enhance their ESG scoring and ranking.
Based on the ISO 14064 GHG Greenhouse Gas Quantification and Verification or the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, we provide GHG quantification report on GHG emissions accounting, which helps our clients to identify various sources of carbon emissions, clarify emission boundaries, and measure greenhouse gas emissions upon an agreed scope. These can assist our clients in their preparation for further work related to climate change (for example: energy management and carbon management). We also provide carbon audit services based on client’s scope.
Green asset valuation
With over 30 years valuation experience, leveraging over 300 professional valuers’ unique insights, our team is able to integrate the value information brought by ESG and low-carbon practices, thus delivers an intelligent business valuation and green asset valuation for our clients to enhance their sustainability performance.
We provide a series of professional training courses to different stakeholders to engage them as part of the ESG ecosystem. Online and offline ESG workshops for our clients are offered to improve their business through ESG aspect. We offer predefined or tailor-made ESG trainings such as What is ESG? Introduction and suggestions of various ESG reporting standards, Management's leadership role and accountability in ESG, Deficiencies and suggestions for companies' management of ESG data management mechanism etc.
Talk to us about your ESG reporting advisory needs
You can also call our service line at 400 000 8250 to find out more about the specialized services we offer.