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Recognitions and Ratings - 2018

Updated: 09 Nov 2018
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 an 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 2017 Annual Report was granted the Best Report Award.
Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index - Component Stock S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and RobecoSAM AG The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index comprises Asia Pacific sustainability leaders as identified by RobecoSAM. It represents the top 20% of the 600 largest companies in the Asia Pacific developed region in the S&P Global BMI (Broad Market Index) based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index was launched in January 2009.

HKEX has been included as a component stock in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index since September 2010.
Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global - Constituent Company Forum ETHIBEL and Vigeo Eiris The Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global contains a variable number of shares from companies that are included in the Russell Global Index and display the best performances in terms of corporate social responsibility. Currently the index collects companies from Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

“Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global since 21/9/2018.”
Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index - Constituent Company Euronext and Vigeo Eiris Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index distinguishes 120 companies from Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region that achieve the most advanced Environmental, Social and Governance performances.

HKEX has maintained as a constituent company in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index as of June 2018.
FTSE4Good Index Series - Constituent Company FTSE Russell The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to identify companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance practices.

HKEX has been recognised 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.
The Asia Capital Markets Awards

Futures & Options World (FOW) and Global Investor Group 

HKEX has been awarded the Exchange of the Year, and the Exchange of the Year, Equities for its stellar performance across all its market segments during the judging period, including the launch of Bond Connect and various achievements in respect of product innovation, number of listings, volume growth and Listing Rule amendments. 
The GlobalRMB China Capital Market Awards GlobalRMB HKEX has received the Most Impressive Innovation Award for its Bond Connect programme, which was recognised for its significant impact on the global appeal of RMB-denominated assets during the awards period.
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