As China emerges onto the stage as a global superpower, it is making more efforts to apply sustainability principles to business practices, as sustainability and ESG are key to being perceived as not only a manufacturing powerhouse, but also a responsible member of the global community. In 2019, 85% of CSI 300 companies released official ESG disclosures, a rapid growth from 54% in 2013. While Chinese public companies currently have among the lowest ESG ratings compared to their international peers, the ratings have indeed been improving over time. Foreign investors in the market are also required to meet their fund domicile standards on sustainability and ESG practice. China's recently implemented guidance for enterprise disclosure standards on ESG initiatives aims to establish a framework that officials say is more conducive to assessing risk and performance indicators for investors steeped in the domestic market.
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