top of page

MI x HSU ESG Award 2024
灼見名家 X恒生大學ESG大獎2024

Cat: B1/2 Environmental Pillar/
Social Engagement Pillar


For certain award categories including B1/2 Environmental Pillar/ Social Engagement Pillar, only companies on the iScore list below could apply for the award. 

*If the applicants want to revise the form, please resubmit a new form. A maximum of three submissions (i.e. two additional re-submissions) per category is allowed.

**The organizer and the judging panel will determine whether Gold award (performance-based) or Silver award (project/approach-based) will be granted to the applicant based on evidence in demonstrating performance vs. efforts/approach (i.e. innovative).

***For non-listed firms:

  • Nomination by Master Insight is required to apply for pillar-specific award. Please contact sales team at Master Insight (Tel: 2818 3638).

  • Non-listed firm criteria for entrance: a)Revenue: HKD1 billion     b) Headquartered in Hong Kong

Application deadline: May 20, 2024 (Mon)

Application procedures

  1. For profit-making firms, please take a careful look at the ESG materiality list below before filling out the form for pillar-specific award.

  2. Complete the General Application Form (For listed firm, please click here; for non-listed firm, please click here).

  3. The ESG Award Secretariat will send an email with the link to the Excellent Global payment gateway to the contact person proposed in the General Application Form within two working days. A non-refundable deposit of HKD 1,000 for each entry (screen capture of payment acknowledgement or deposit slip required as proof) is required to proceed with the full application through our online system. The deposit payment will be applied to the total application fee after your application is complete.

  4. After the deposit payment is confirmed, the secretariat will send an email to the contact person proposed in the General Application Form with the link and assigned security code to fill the online application form for each specific award category.

  5. Fill the form using the assigned security code and all required information with supporting documents when appropriate.

  6. After the form is completed, each entry must be accompanied by an application fee. The entry will not be formally evaluated without a proof of total payment receipt. Payment methods: a) Cheque deposit payable to: 灼見名家傳媒有限公司 or Master Insight Media Limited; b) FPS transfer to FPS ID: 166176610 or c) Bank transfer to account HSBC: 023-209240-838. Please email the proof of payment (copy of bank-in slip/e-receipt/etc.) to Master Insight ( for record, otherwise the entry will not be formally evaluated.

  7. For the details of the application fee for each award category and entry, please contact the Master Insight sales team (Tel: 2818 3638).

iScore List

iScore list

The iScore list can be sorted by each firm characteristic by desktop browser only.

Refresh the page to see the default order again.

Methodology behind the iScore

The Aggregate Confusion Hypothesis* by the MIT research team suggests that the rating divergence comes from 3 aspects: Scope, Rater, and Weighting differences. We argue that ESG analysts employed by different ESG data providers are subjected to regional and corporate culture influence in rating companies, leaving to the divergence.

For each stock, we compute a divergence factor based on performance based ESG scores of each firm from various providers of different regions to capture the divergence effect. With a proprietary Peer-Based ESG (PBESG) analysis framework, we compute the iScore for each firm by scaling the ESG rating by the divergence factor generated.

*Berg, F., Kölbel, J.F., Rigobon, R., 2022. Aggregate Confusion: The Divergence of ESG Ratings. Review of Finance 26, 1315–1344.

ESG Materiality List

Industry Materiality Checklist (Profit-making firms only)




• Water sourcing and consumption
• Waste management
• Energy consumption
• GHG emissions


• Fair labour practices
• Workforce health and safety
• Diversity, equity and inclusion
• ESG impact on the supply chain management
• Product lifecycle management
• Product responsibility
• Anti-corruption, illegal procurement rebate

Agriculture and animal husbandry


•GHG emissions (especially methane)
•Energy management (especially fleet fuel management)
•Water sourcing and consumption
•Land use and Ecological resources
•Insecticide, herbicide and antibiotic use


•Food safety
•Fair labour practices
•Workforce health and safety
•Animal care and welfare
•ESG impact on the supply chain management



• GHG emissions
• Water sourcing and consumption
• Waste management
• Biodiversity impacts
• Ecological recovery


• Community relationship and right of indigenous peoples
• Employee health and safety and well-being
• Labour relationship, forced labour and child labour

Consumer goods


•Fleet fuel management
•Packaging material


•Product safety
•Product labelling and marketing
•ESG impact on the supply chain management

Property development


• Environmental planning and impact of project development
• Material usage
• Energy consumption
• Waste management


• Health and safety
• ESG on service supplier



•GHG emissions
•Energy resource planning
•Waste management (especially coal ash management)


•Community impact of project siting
•Grid resiliency
•Workforce health and safety

Finance and insurance


• GHG Emissions
• Energy consumption


• Transparent information & Fair advice for customers
• Employee incentives and risk-taking
• Employee inclusion
• Integration of ESG in investment management
• Management of legal & regulatory requirements and risks
• System risk management

Technology, media and telecommunications


•Energy consumption
•Environmental footprint of hardware infrastructure


•Data privacy
•Advertising standards
•Date security
•Diversity, equity and inclusion
•Intellectual property

Pharmaceutical and medical services


• Water sourcing and consumption
• Energy consumption
• Waste management


• Product safety
• Ethical marketing
• Fair pricing
• Anti-corruption and bribery
• ESG impact on supply chain management
• Intellectual property



•Energy consumption
•Water and other resources
•Waste management


•Diversity, equity and inclusion
•Employee health and safety
•Supply chain management
•Product safety
•Data security and privacy

Information and document submission
B1/2 Environmental Pillar/Social Engagement Pillar)

Information & document submission


Achievement in E - Environment (for B1 Environmental Pillar) and S - Social (for B2 Social engagement Pillar) pillars on a score of 0-100.

Support of self-assessments

Showcase accomplishments in point forms or a short paragraph that support your self-assessment within 4000 characters with spaces.

Supporting documents (if any)

Merge all files in one document, Word or PDF format, Max. 10MB.

bottom of page