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2013-08-16
 
SynTao China ESG Monitor (July 2013)
2013-8-16
 
1–Topic of the Month

China’s Pharma Challenges — The Disclosure was There, but Where are the Solutions? 
By Melissa Brown, Partner at Daobridge Capital Limited

The recent GSK scandal has justifiably raised questions about how the investment community should assess opportunities in China’s fast-growing pharmaceutical sector. The spotlight now being focused on GSK and other foreign pharma companies active in China, but domestically it is commonly understood to be a warning for the whole Chinese healthcare sector—companies, regulators, and healthcare professionals.  Read More


2–ESG Issue in Focus

CSR Guide for MNCs in China

For promoting multinational companies to better understand China’s current situation and demand in social and environmental aspects, Harmony Foundation (Canada) and SynTao worked together in writing a guidebook: CSR Guide for Multinational Corporation in China. Read More


3–Monthly News Selection
 
Government

China, US cut a new deal on greenhouse gas emissions
- China and the United States agreed on five new action initiatives to combat climate change.
China to spend trillions on pollution battle
- The Chinese government will spend more than CNY 3 trillion (USD 489.3 billion) to enhance air and water pollution prevention and treatment.

Sustainable Investment

CITIC raises $113 mln for clean tech fund
- China's CITIC Capital has closed its first clean tech fund for China, raising USD 113 million.

Corporations

Sinovel facing lawsuit from investors
Investors are planning to launch a lawsuit pending results from a China Securities Regulation Committee (CSRC) investigation into Sinovel’s allegedly falsified earnings.
Jiangmen uranium plant is scrapped after protests
- Jiangmen authorities scrapped the China National Nuclear Corporation’s project on a uranium processing plant after protests by local residents and opposition from Hong Kong and Macau.
PetroChina, Yanchang pipelines shut after landslide damage
PetroChina and Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group’s units in Yanan city, Shaanxi province, have been shut after landslides damaged oil pipelines and polluted drinking water.
Sinopec to invest billions in green development
- Sinopec Group announced to invest about CNY 22.6 billion (USD 3.6 billion) to upgrade its production equipment and operation for environmental protection.

Environment

Illegal mineral processing to blame for Hejiang River pollution
The illegal sewage discharge from mines is to blame for the water pollution in the Hejiang River in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Trends

Banks offer credit to help green growth
Tenmajor Chinese banks have pledged to offer strong credit support to develop the country’s green economy.
EU and China settle trade fight over solar panels
The EU and China have resolved a major trade dispute involving solar panels that was threatening to disrupt wider trade relations.


4–Reports of the Month

Shenhua’s Water Grab 
(Greenpeace: July 2013)

 

Greenpeace’s second report on China’s coal industry focuses on one of the most controversial components of the country’s current coal strategy: the proposed scaling up of the coal chemical sector.

 
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Portfolio Carbon: Measuring, disclosing and managing the carbon intensity of investments and investment portfolios (UNEP FI: July 2013)

UNEP FI’s report provides a clear and compelling case for why and how investors and their service providers should start measuring, disclosing and reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their investments and investment portfolios.

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Insights for Investors Working for Bolder Intervention on Climate Change 
(ICRR: July 2013)

This report was developed in response to investor requests for enhanced strategies that might be considered in engaging the energy sector to address the serious risks posedby rapidly rising levels of CO2.


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GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector (UNEP: July 2013)

This report is in many ways a prospectus for the 21st century company–one that internalizes how rapid and accelerating environmental change will shape risks, but also the need and demand for new sustainable products and market opportunities.

Read More

 

CONTENT

1- Topic of the Month
2- ESG Issues in Focus

3- Monthly News Selection 
4- Reports of the Month

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