Nearly 40 per cent of the metrics in the new guidelines pertain to environmental matters. Photo: AFP
Nearly 40 per cent of the metrics in the new guidelines pertain to environmental matters. Photo: AFP

China’s new ESG disclosure guidelines need a forward-looking slant for international alignment, experts say

  • The guidelines, comprising 127 environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics and 373 sub-metrics, is the first China-focused disclosure standard
  • They are ‘a helpful starting point and point of reference,’ said Alexander Chan, head of ESG client strategy for Asia-Pacific at Invesco

Nearly 40 per cent of the metrics in the new guidelines pertain to environmental matters. Photo: AFP
Nearly 40 per cent of the metrics in the new guidelines pertain to environmental matters. Photo: AFP
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