Outstanding ESG Enterprises Recognition Scheme 2024

Sing Tao News Corporation Limited is a media corporation with a vision to become a leading cross-media content and service provider serving global Chinese communities. The Company is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 1105). Its principal activities comprise Media and Media-related operations, including traditional media spanning Newspapers, Magazines, Recruitment Media and Books, as well as online and mobile multi-media platforms which the Group has been developing in order to open up new reader segments and revenue sources. In building our cross-media business we keep a pulse closely on the latest development trends to meet the extensive needs of the market. Based in Hong Kong, the Group’s business network covers major cities in the PRC, the US, Canada and Europe, with around 1,300 staff worldwide.

The Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was founded in 2022 as a university-level interdisciplinary policy research centre. Led by Prof. Christopher Chao, PolyU Vice President (Research and Innovation) and Director of PReCIT, and Prof. Eric Chui, Co-Director of PReCIT and Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, the Centre aims to support Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T) development in the GBA via interdisciplinary collaborative research on carbon-neutral cities, I&T development in the GBA and the Belt and Road Initiative development in Southeast Asia.

The School of Accounting and Finance (AF) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the first local tertiary education institution that offers honours degree programme in accountancy. It has nurtured scores of professionals in Hong Kong since the 1960s. Faculty members bring a great wealth of teaching and research experience to AF and have transferred interdisciplinary knowledge across areas such as accounting, finance, economics and law for decades. AF endeavours to fulfil PolyU’s “Opening Minds • Shaping the Future” pledge. Placing equal emphases on research and practice, AF provides students with both professional knowledge and internship opportunities. According to EduRank, AF ranked second in accounting and third in finance in Hong Kong. Both subjects also ranked fourth in Asia. Established in 2015, the Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance (CESEF) endeavours to encourage economic growth by promoting sustainability among local enterprises. CESEF develops partnerships with various industries through knowledge transfer, and put environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and green finance into practice. With global and professional perspectives, CESEF Director Professor Nancy Su and her team have continuously achieved remarkable results and contributed to topics such as sustainable economy and entrepreneurship. Various CESEF projects are supported by grants from the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, enabling the Center to offer industry professionals advice on ESG and green finance.