We, Institute of Corporate Executive and Development Limited (HKICED), aim to keep HK listed company’s directors abreast of existing and latest development in laws and regulations, directors' responsibilities and duties, corporate governance and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related matter.
As a HK listed company's directors, you can count on HKICED to acquire the updated knowledge and information to deliver your duty and obligation.
What does HKICED offer
Fulfilling the obligation of a HK listed company's directors
With the higher investors' expectation and the increasing demand for better corporate governance for listed companies, the HKEx has added a code provision on the training of directors in the Corporate Governance Code and the Corporate Governance Report (Appendix XIV of the Listing Rules). The provision states that "all directors should participate in continuous professional development and update their knowledge and skills to ensure that they continue to contribute to the Board with comprehensive information and appropriate needs". Additionally, the issuer must disclose in the Corporate Governance Report of the annual report how the directors comply with the code provisions on training.
We are here to offer a comprehensive solution to directors. This includes tailor-made professional training courses designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of directors, ensuring they are equipped to fulfill their roles and responsibilities effectively. Our training courses cover a wide range of topics, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance, risk management, and leadership development. With our comprehensive training, directors can stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and best practices, contributing to the success of their companies.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations are becoming increasingly important for public companies listed in Hong Kong. The HKEX has introduced various rules and guidelines on ESG disclosure and reporting, including the ESG Reporting Guide and the ESG Guide for Listed Companies. Our institute offers a range of ESG solutions to help Hong Kong listed companies improve their sustainability performance, enhance their reputation, and mitigate risks.
Our ESG solutions include diagnostic consultancy and advice for our clients' ESG issues, together with a recommended action plan to support implementation and optimization. Our team of experts will conduct a thorough analysis of our clients' ESG performance and identify areas for improvement. Based on our findings, we will develop a recommended action plan to support implementation and optimization. Our goal is to help our clients improve their ESG performance and enhance their reputation while mitigating risks.
Furthermore, our clients can opt to further engage us throughout the reporting cycle to ensure their ESG report communicates with their stakeholders in the best way possible. We can assist with the preparation and review of ESG reports, ensuring they meet the HKEX's requirements and international best practices. Our team can also provide guidance on how to effectively communicate ESG performance to stakeholders, including investors, customers, and employees. With our diagnostic consultancy and ongoing support, our clients can achieve their ESG goals and enhance their overall sustainability performance. Additionally, we can help companies address specific ESG issues, such as climate change, diversity and inclusion, and supply chain management. For example, we can assist companies in assessing their climate-related risks and opportunities, developing a climate strategy, and reporting on their climate-related performance. Our ESG solutions are tailored to meet the specific needs of each company and help them achieve their sustainability goals while enhancing their reputation and attracting investors.
Share Award Scheme
Our Share Award Scheme is designed to help public companies listed in Hong Kong attract, retain, and motivate key employees. The HKEX has introduced various rules and guidelines on share-based incentive schemes, including the Share-based Incentive Guidelines and the Model Code for Securities Transactions by Directors of Listed Issuers. Our team of experts can help companies navigate through these requirements and design a scheme that meets their specific needs. We offer a range of share-based incentive schemes, including share options, restricted shares, and performance shares. Our team will work closely with you to design and implement a scheme that aligns with your business objectives and maximizes the benefits for your employees.
In addition, we can assist companies in communicating their share-based incentive schemes to their employees and stakeholders. The HKEX has introduced a requirement for listed companies to disclose their share-based incentive schemes in their annual reports and on their websites. Our team can help companies prepare the necessary disclosures and communicate the benefits of their share-based incentive schemes to their employees and stakeholders. With our Share Award Scheme, companies can attract and retain key talent, align their employees' interests with the company's objectives, and enhance their corporate governance and transparency.
Arrange trust deed and establish trust fund
Execution share purchase orders within the aim and provisions of the scheme
Transfer shares to the securities account opened with the designated brokerage firm at vesting
The Corporate Governance Code states that “all directors should participate in continuous professional development” and the issuer must disclose in the Corporate Governance Report how the directors comply with the code provisions on training.
Our clients have come to us to keep abreast of existing and latest development in laws and regulations, directors' responsibilities and duties, corporate governance and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related matter.