11 Jan 2023

Link Concludes 2022 with 33 Accolades for Excellence in Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement

Link Asset Management Limited (Link), the manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link REIT; Hong Kong stock code: 823), announced today (Wednesday) that Link won the Bronze Award in the category of Charity Events Communication at “The 18th China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations” for its flagship community engagement event “Tour de LINK”. This honour marks the 33rd award in the calendar year of 2022 for Link’s accomplishments in sustainability, corporate governance and stakeholder engagement.

The award recognises the excellence of Link in communicating its charity and community engagement programme. Leveraging the property network across Hong Kong, Link launched “Tour de LINK”, the first-of-its-kind in-mall cycling relay event in the city, in 2021 to strengthen community bonding through sports. The annual event has been held twice since, with about 16,000 riders participating in the challenge. This flagship community event also resonated with Link’s promise to build a healthy community and link people to a brighter future.

Organised by the China International Public Relations Association, “China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations” is the country’s most prestigious award in the communications sector. Each year, the awards attract a large number of entries from top-tier companies which have presence in China, including the country’s state-owned and the largest private enterprises, government agencies and Fortune Global 500 companies. Link is proud to stand out from the reputable crowd to receive this award.

Apart from this recognition, Link garnered 32 other awards during 2022 recognising Link’s outstanding performance in various sustainability initiatives, including stakeholder engagement and corporate governance, and professional aspects as shown below.

Stakeholder engagement-related

Organiser

Award

Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor 2022 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team rankings - Property Sector (Rest of Asia)

- Most Honored Company

- Best CEO

- Best CFO

- Top IR Professional

Hong Kong Investor Relations Association

HKIRA 8th Investor Relations (IR) Awards

- Best IR Company

- Best IR Team

- Best Investor Meeting

- Best Investor Presentation Material

- Best Annual Report

IR Magazine

IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2022

- Best Annual Report (large cap)

- Best ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Materiality Reporting (large cap)

2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Award

Award for Innovation in Community Relations or Public Service Communications

- Silver Stevie Winner

Award for Innovation in the Use of Events

- Bronze Stevie Winner

Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers’ Association

Breastfeeding Friendly Community Initiative Special Contribution Award

Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service

Elite Partnership Awards 2022

- Corporate Partners

 

Corporate governance and sustainability-related

Organiser

Award

The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies

Corporate Governance & ESG Excellence Awards 2022

- Corporate Governance Excellence Award - Category 1

C-REITs Alliance

The Asian REIT Award for Excellence

The Asian REIT Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution

- Link’s Executive Director and CEO George Hongchoy

The Asset

The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2022 for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2022

- Editors’ Triple Star

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Best Corporate Governance and ESG Awards 2022

- Most Sustainable Companies and Organisations (MSCO) section (Hang Seng Index Category) – Gold Award

Institute of ESG & Benchmark

ESG Achievement Awards 2021/22

- ESG Benchmark Awards – Platinum Award

- Outstanding Performance in Environmental Responsibility

- Outstanding Sustainability and Dividend Growth Award

Hong Kong Management Association

2022 Best Annual Report Awards

- Excellence Report Award

- Certificate of Excellence in Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting

CLP Power Hong Kong

Smart Energy Award 2022

Sustainable Vision Award (Corporate/Government Bodies)

Hong Kong Green Building Council

Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance Award 2022

- Best Food Waste Partner Award

The Greater Bay Area Carbon Neutrality Association

GBA Low Carbon Buildings Top 100 Award

- The Quayside

 

Professional performance-related

Organiser

Award

RICS

The 2022 RICS Awards – Hong Kong

- Best Deal of the Year (Project Pagani)

- Refurbishment/Revitalisation Team of the Year (TKO Spot)

MIPIM Asia

MIPIM Asia Awards

-Best Refurbished Building Gold Winner (Link CentralWalk in Shenzhen)

2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Award

 

Award for Innovative Achievement in Finance

 

- Gold Stevie Winner

 

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About Link

Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong stock code: 823), is the largest REIT in Asia. It is managed by Link Asset Management Limited, a leading real estate investor and asset manager in the world. Since its listing in 2005 as the first REIT in Hong Kong, Link REIT has been 100% held by public and institutional investors. It is a constituent of the Hong Kong securities market benchmark Hang Seng Index, as well as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, the FTSE4Good Index Series and the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index. From its home in Hong Kong, Link Asset Management Limited owns and manages a diversified portfolio including retail facilities, car parks, offices and logistics assets spanning from China’s Beijing, Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen), and Yangtze River Delta centred around Shanghai, to the UK’s London and Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne. Link Asset Management Limited seeks to extend its portfolio growth trajectory and grasp expansion opportunities in different markets in pursuit of sustainable growth.

For details, please visit https://www.linkreit.com.

 

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