Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

Greenwashing Risk Management Seminar 2024

9 Jan 2024 15:00 - 17:30
  • Member Price: FREE
  • Standard Price: RMB 100
  • In-person event

The major risk with corporate ESG initiatives is greenwashing, leading to NGO lawsuits, government penalties and various other claims. This seminar is an opportunity for participants to discuss corporate greenwashing risk management strategies.

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Event details

The phrase “greenwashing” has come to mean overstating or misrepresenting ESG claims. Businesses are increasingly marketing the ESG benefits of their companies and products. Government regulators, shareholders, employees, and consumers examine ESG claims and are on the lookout for exaggerated, overstated and unsubstantiated claims.

BritCham Shanghai’s ESG Committee will host a sharing about greenwashing, to discuss key issues including:

  1. Greenwashing risks when marketing your ESG impacts
  2. ESG rating
  3. Rules for ESG statement
  4. Corporate risk mitigation strategy

This event is suitable for:

  1. Corporate executives
  2. ESG managers and compliance officers
  3. Professionals working on sustainability or ESG

The entry includes tea and snacks.

The Speakers

Keynote Speaker & Panellist – Online
Valerie Wang
Sustainability Solution Consultant,
EcoVadis Asia
Keynote Speaker & Panellist
Song Ting
Partner, Sustainability and Climate Financial Service Industry,
Keynote Speaker & Panellist
Gary Yang
Beijing Dacheng Law Offices, LLP (Shanghai)
Stephen Baron
Head of Reputational & Sustainability Risk,
Dr Guoxiong Zhang
Managing Director, Economic Advisory, Deloitte China;
ESG Committee Chair, BritCham Shanghai


  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Registration and Networking
  • 3:30 pm – 3:35 pm: Opening Remarks
  • 3:35 pm – 3:50 pm: Keynote on Greenwashing Regulatory Guidelines, by Gary Yang, Beijing Dacheng Law Offices, LLP (Shanghai)
  • 4:05 pm – 4:20 pm: Keynote on Third-party Evaluations as a Means to Combat Greenwashing, by Valerie Wang, EcoVadis Asia
  • 4:20 pm – 4:35 pm: Keynote on ESG Disclosure Requirements across Different Regions in China, by Song Ting, Deloitte
  • 4:35 pm – 5:10 pm: Panel Discussion
  • 5:10 pm – 5:30 pm: Wrap-up and Q&A

*The Chamber reserves the right to alter the above agenda at its sole discretion.


In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff before 5 pm, 7 Jan 2024. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.


BritCham Shanghai might take photos from the event and post these on its communication channels (for example website, newsletter and social media platforms) in order to create awareness of these events. By attending this event you consent to British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai taking and using such photos as described above.

To take any professional photography or video of the event, please inform the secretariat in advance, including:

  • Proposed content at least 3 working days before planned release date;
  • Proposed dates for post event release through the BritCham media channels;
  • Ensure all speakers have written confirmation.

Refer to Appendix IV Video and image Capturing and Media Usage Guideline

Venue Partner


Deloitte Shanghai Office

Room 3005-3008, Bund Center

222 East Yan’an Road, Shanghai


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