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Seminar 1:
Technical Issues and Business Opportunity of Big Data Applications on Reflecting Corporate ESG Performance (14 Aug 2023)

Post-event Information


The first half of Seminar 1 introduced basic knowledge of ESG intelligence data. Starting with UN SDG Goal 13 (climate action), Dr. Liane Lee introduced the relationship between ESG data and corporate performance. Ms Vivi Hu, the CEO of YoujiVest, explained ESG sentiment data was generated by labeling the key words in the language models. 

The second half of the Seminar focused on the initial features of the ESG intelligence dataset. Prof. Louis Cheng demonstrated the interpretations of the ESG data from different eye views by Python 3D visualization. Dr. Jianfu Shen introduced ESG disagreement and demonstrated the application of ESG intelligence data in the research field.

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Presentation Materials: 

Introducing the basic components to construct the ESG intelligence data: 


Liane Lee

ESG Data

Demonstration of the initial features of the ESG intelligence dataset:


Louis Cheng

Data Visualization

Jeff Jianfu Shen 

ESG Disagreement

Date14 August 2023 (Mon)

Time: 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm


Unit 818, 8/F, Excellent Global Business Centre, China Insurance Group Building, 141 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central


Under the ITF project (GSP/033/22), the Research Centre for ESG (CESG) is pleased to organize the first seminar to introduce big data and its applications to reflect firm level ESG performance. This seminar will explain the importance of AI tools to evaluate ESG performance of  corporations. Representatives from YoujiVest will introduce their ESG sentiment data used for this project. This seminar will feature some initial output through a python-based three-dimensional visualization. 

*** Due to the limited capacity of the venue, registration will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis, with up to 30 seats for physical participants and 100 for online participants. If the maximum capacity of a physical venue is reached, the organiser may choose a bigger venue or switch your participation from physical to online. Therefore, please indicate your preference accordingly on the registration form.

Registration and Participation: 

The seminar is free. Registration deadline is August 10, 2023 but registration may be closed earlier if maximum capacity is reached.


Evaluation Form:


Rm H105, Old Hall, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

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