HKEX has been rated highly or awarded by both local and overseas rating agencies or professional institutions in recognition of its achievement in corporate governance and CSR. The related recognitions and ratings granted to HKEX are set out below. It should be noted that the published corporate governance ratings, grades and evaluations reflect the opinions of those professional institutions/governance rating agencies and are not recommendations to buy, sell or hold any of HKEX's securities.

 

Recognition / Rating Organisation Details

Best Annual Reports Awards

Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)

To encourage the publication of annual reports and accounts which are accurate, informative and well-presented to shareholders, employees and others who may have interest in the performance and activities of the organisation in question, the HKMA organises “Best Annual Reports Awards” each year to give recognition to outstanding annual reports published.

HKEX’s 2013 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (General Category).

Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

The HKICPA launched the “Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards” in 2000 with the dual objectives of encouraging and promoting good corporate governance disclosures and practices, and acknowledging those locally-listed companies and public sector/not-for-profit organisations that exemplified the best corporate governance standards in Hong Kong, as reflected in their annual reports.

HKEX’s 2013 Annual Report was granted the Platinum Award (Hang Seng Index Category).

Best Managed Companies in Asia 2014

Euromoney Magazine

HKEX was awarded the Best Stock Exchange in Asia.

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking - Top 100 Companies in Asia

Channel NewsAsia, CSR Asia, Sustainalytics

The Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking identifies leading firms in corporate sustainability across ten key Asian economies. The index lists the Top 100 companies with the highest sustainability performance. Territories covered are China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index - Component Stock

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and RobecoSAM AG

The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Australian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean, New Zealand, Singaporean and Taiwanese companies in the S&P Global BMI (Broad Market Index) that lead the field in terms of sustainability. The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index was first calculated in January 2009.

HKEX has been included as a component stock in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index since September 2010.

FTSE4Good Index Series - Constituent Company

FTSE International Limited

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to create a family of benchmark and tradable indices in response to the growing interest in socially responsible investment around the world.

HKEX has been recognised by the FTSE4Good Policy Committee as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series since September 2005.

Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series - Constituent Company

Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited

The Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series, launched by Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited in July 2010, includes listed companies that have attained a high standard of performance in environmental, social and corporate governance aspects.

HKEX has been included as a constituent company in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series since July 2010.

STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices – Component Stock

STOXX Limited

The STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices were launched in September 2011 to provide investors access to the most socially responsible companies across the globe, and help investors integrate ESG factors into their investment portfolios.

HKEX has been included as a component stock in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices since September 2011.