As Christmas is a time of giving and reflection, we are taking this opportunity to let you know a bit more about the environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives that we are undertaking at Sovereign.

Our people, our clients and wider society expect us to make the right choices, both as a business and as a trusted partner of many other businesses and individuals. Our approach to ESG is becoming increasingly integrated in the work we do across our business and is also subject to the governance and oversight of our both our office management and Board structures.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has long been at the heart of Sovereign – 2023 marks the twentieth anniversary of the creation our own charitable initiative, the Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF). SAF uses the funds it raises through its high-profile Art Prizes to bring the therapeutic benefits of art to support disadvantaged children.

SAF has now raised over USD11 million to help over 35,000 children and families, both directly and indirectly. In Hong Kong, SAF’s ‘Make It Better’ programmes provide expressive arts workshops to support the emotional and behavioural challenges of children with special educational needs. With its own in-house team of Arts Therapists and Facilitators, this year SAF ran additional support programmes for primary caregivers to help them to look after themselves as well as their children.

SAF also provided training workshops for teachers and social workers to further spread the benefits expressive arts can bring to communities. We called this ‘train the trainers’ and it has enabled us to greatly expand the number of children who we can help within our target group in Hong Kong.

While CSR remains at the core of our principles, Sovereign has also established Environmental and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) committees. We have run educational seminars, coordinated beach clean ups across our offices and continue to build environmental awareness. During 2024, we will be committing to environmental goals across the group. We will keep you updated on these pledges.

A few months ago, we ran a group-wide DE&I survey to help us define how we will continue to build awareness in this area and ensure we are providing a safe and supportive environment for people to come to work and to flourish.

Whether directly through our operations or indirectly through advice to clients, we know that Sovereign can make a real and lasting difference, whether close to our offices or much further afield. We wish you and your loved ones all the very best for the festive season.

Learn more about The Sovereign Art Foundation at

Tiffany Pinkstone

Director, The Sovereign Art Foundation
Group Marketing Director


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