How We Helped Clients Define And Realise Their Sustainability Goals
We have deep experience helping corporations in Asia to understand the relevance of ESG and develop customised strategies, goals and programmes to activate sustainable change and create lasting value for our clients and society.

We brought our technical expertise in climate science and social impact assessment to help clients understand their footprints and influence to inform decisions.
How We Helped Clients Define And Realise Their Sustainability Goals
We have deep experience helping corporations in Asia to understand the relevance of ESG and develop customised strategies, goals and programmes to activate sustainable change and create lasting value for our clients and society.

We brought our technical expertise in climate science and social impact assessment to help clients understand their footprints and influence to inform decisions.

2022

Net-zero transition for a leading global electronic components manufacturer
PIE supported a leading global electronic components manufacturer headquartered in Japan to understand its climate impact and define a pathway to decarbonise its products and processes.

We developed its GHG emissions inventory, with near-term and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets, which successfully achieved approval and validation by the SBTi. PIE also provided a customised emissions consolidation tool for tracking its Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions.

PIE also helped this multinational electronic components company, with close to 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in Asia and across the world and a complex global supply chain, conduct climate scenario analysis to understand its exposure to physical and transition climate-related risks and opportunities and stress-test the resilience of its assets and business strategies.

Over a two-year climate journey together, the company's CDP Climate scores improved from Level B to global A-List and is recognised as Supplier Engagement Leader. Insights from our climate research and strategic engagement programmes inspired this global electronic components manufacturer to refresh its investment, R&D and business strategy to be in tune with opportunities brought by climate change. We also helped the company develop its TCFD-aligned disclosure, with qualitative and quantitative financial impact, in its annual financial report.
2021

Partnering to drive implementation of sustainability strategy
PIE served as an implementation partner to a leading conglomerate in Asia by advising its Board and senior management shifting stakeholder expectations, identifying emerging sustainability challenges and opportunities for sustainability leadership, providing detailed stakeholder insights to inform decisions, and working with its corporate sustainability team to devise strategic approaches and tactical initiatives to calibrate and recalibrate the implementation of its sustainability roadmap to accelerate actions across its diverse portfolio of businesses across industries and regions.
2021

Producing award-winning ESG disclosure
PIE supported a leading property developer in Greater China on its annual ESG reporting, which received multiple awards and recognitions over the years and saw its ratings in a global investor-focused ESG index improved from level B to A.

We provided a range of editorial advisory and support services, from materiality assessment and in-depth stakeholder research, to conducting compliance check and developing the annual editorial plan to guide the preparation of its annual ESG report to speak to its investors and key stakeholder groups.
2019

Future-proofing its assets through the design of a strategic framework for sustainable growth
PIE helped a leading asset owner and manager in Greater China set a strategic sustainability vision framework, with aspirational goals and performance targets as well as governance processes, to guide the company's teams in different functions and locations on a shared roadmap to pursue its vision for sustainable growth 2030.
2018

Setting ESG strategy and impact goals for a leading conglomerate in Asia
A leading conglomerate in Asia, with a diverse portfolio of businesses across different industries and regions, was looking to develop a group-level ESG strategy, with clear direction and targets, to galvanise the teams across its group of companies and drive actions in a more systematic and intentional approach.

Through a bespoke process involving baseline performance assessment and benchmarking study, as well as stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment, PIE helped the conglomerate successfully develop a strategic sustainability wireframe with long-term vision and galvanising goals, as well as mid-term impact targets that are applicable to its group of companies across different regions and industries. The new sustainability strategy was designed to support and augment the conglomerate's investor engagement and growth strategy in the region.

The company has since been diligently driving the implementation of the strategy across its group of companies, while receiving recognitions and accolades as a sustainability leader in Asia and seeing continuous improvement in different investor-focused ESG ratings.
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2022

Advising ESG disclosure in IPO listing application on HKEX for a life sciences group
PIE advised an Asia-based life-sciences group on its ESG materiality assessment and prepared the ESG disclosure in its IPO prospectus.

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX) encourages IPO applicants to disclose the identification process or selection criteria of material ESG risks that are relevant to the company. Generic "negative statements" regarding ESG risk materiality assessment, such as "we do not involve / we are not subject to any material ESG risks", do not provide meaningful information for understanding how the board arrives at such conclusion, in HKEX's latest recommendations (November, 2021).
2022

Designing and facilitating board-level ESG training for a leading retail group
PIE designed and facilitated a series of workshops to educate and engage the company's Board of Directors of a listed retail group in building shared understanding and aspirations on ESG issues material to the company.

The workshop enabled the Board of Directors, including cross-generations of owner-family, to build shared understanding of key environmental and social sustainability trends affecting the company's business landscape in the medium to long-term.
2021

Setting bespoke climate strategy with implementation support for an international property and hospitality group
PIE supported a listed international property and hospitality group to develop bespoke climate strategies, with relevant and inspiring goals and targets, and clear action plans to drive implementation, covering the group's operations in Greater China, US and Europe.

PIE also recommended the governance structure of ESG matters to facilitate stronger leadership, internal alignment and execution support. Facility audit, with policy review and stakeholder interviews were conducted to gather data and insights to benchmark the sustainability performance at site-level.

The long-term climate strategy and governance structure endorsed by the Board, and with clear accountability and execution plan for the short- and medium-term. Organisation-wide transition and strategy implementation were activated since 2021.
2019

Life-cycle impact assessment for HKRITA (The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel) on new technology
PIE conducted comparative Environmental Life-cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) on the separation and recycling of post-consumer blended textile for a research institute.

The research enabled R&D and commercialisation of new technology in ways that create lower environmental impact compared with existing industry practices; and effectively communicate the competitive edge to potential licensee of the new technology.

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