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SynTao Co., Ltd. is a leading Beijing-based consultancy promoting sustainability and responsibility in the Asian region. We focus on consulting, education and investment in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

SynTao was found in 2005 in Beijing. During the past years, we have established offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Washington.

SynTao has developed successful partnerships with a wide range of local and overseas organizations such as international and national corporations, government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions and media groups.



SynTao's global sustainability outlook, local expertise and extensive partnership network offer clients reliable support in strategy development, project management and competitiveness enhancement. Our services include:


Sustainability strategy and management
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity planning and execution
Sustainability disclosure and report writing
Organizational cultural assessment


Environmental, social and governance (ESG) screening and research
Corporate sustainability benchmarking and ranking
Stakeholder analysis and engagement


Certified training partner of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Sustainability strategy development
Sustainability disclosure



SynTao was co-founded by Dr. Wayne Silby and Dr. Guo Peiyuan. Dr. Silby is Chairman of SynTao and also founding Chairman of Calvert Funds, a $14 billion investment management group noted for their leadership in the area of social responsible investment (SRI). Dr. Guo started the company after his graduate studies at Tsinghua University.

SynTao's employees possess rich experience in sustainability management and corporate transparency. Over 80% of our team members hold a master's degree, and 40% of staff obtained their education overseas.



SynTao is dedicated to providing customized client services and seeks to develop long term partnerships with domestic and foreign organizations, SynTao has delivered numerous services to investors, companies and NGOs in many industries, for instance, telecommunications, financial, insurance, ICT, food & beverages, agricultural products and oil, gas & energy.



SynTao is the first Global Report Initiative (GRI) certified Training Partner in mainland China, Macau and Taiwan.
SynTao is the only Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reports Data Partner in China (2012-2015)
SynTao is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) (2011-2014)
SynTao is a corporate Partner to IBLF (The International Business Leaders Forum)
Dr. Wayne Silby, SynTao's Chairman, is the co-founder of Social Venture Network
Dr. Guo Peiyuan, SynTao's General Manager, is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council


About SynTao Green Finance

SynTao Green Finance is an independent consultancy promoting sustainable finance in China. With a global vision and rich local practice, we provide consulting, research and training services in ESG risk management, green finance product innovation, and other sustainable finance perspectives.

SynTao Green Finance is founded by SynTao, a leading CSR consultancy in China. SynTao is one of the first consultancies to provide consulting, research and training services in the areas of green credit and socially responsible investment (SRI) in China. We specialize in analyzing sustainable finance practices and trends, as well as exploring a development model which combines finance and sustainability. We have built strategic partnerships with organizations such as governmental agencies, international organizations, and financial institutions in many projects ranging from policy research to product innovation, and have achieved great experience in the area of sustainable finance.

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About Ascent SynTao

Ascent SynTao is a new brand that CSR consultancy firm SynTao and professional services firm Ascent Partners partnered to create in April, 2016.

Ascent SynTao will provide CSR consulting with a particular focus on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting which is now a requirement for all companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong owing to new legislation put in place earlier this year. The two firms will each draw on their wealth of industry experience, with Ascent Partners' well-established compliance experiences and financial competency complimenting the solid footprint in sustainability and environmental consultancy of SynTao.

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