Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Gathering Industry Forces to Promote Green Finance and Investment

The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) brings together the talent and expertise of financial institutions and green businesses in Hong Kong.

Aim and Mission

The aim and mission of the HKGFA is to gather industry experts and provide policy suggestions to the HKSAR Government and other regulators in developing green finance in the city.

Founded in September 2018, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) creates a platform that offers channels and opportunities to facilitate the development of green finance and sustainable investments in Hong Kong and beyond. It aims to mobilize both public and private sectors resources and talents in developing green finance policies, to promote green finance business and product innovation within financial institutions. HKGFA’s main goal is to position Hong Kong as a leading international green finance hub by providing greater access and opportunities for Hong Kong’s financial institutions to participate in green financing transactions locally, in Mainland China and in markets along the Belt & Road. This is in line with the global trend of implementing the UN sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement.

HKGFA’s key activities are organized through seven working groups, namely Green Banking, Green Insurance, Green Bonds, ESG Disclosure and Integration, Policy Research and Dissemination, Mainland-HK Collaboration and Green Belt and Road. Please see Working Group session for more information.

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Dr. Ma Jun
Chairman & President of HKGFA

Director of the Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research. He is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, Chairman of the Supervisory Workstream (WS1) of the Central Banks and Supervisors Networking for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and Co-chair of G20 Green Finance Study Group.

Before joining Tsinghua University, he was the Chief Economist at the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director, Chief Economist for Greater China, and Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy. From 1992 to 2000, he worked as public policy specialist, economist and senior economist at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. From 1988 to 1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China’s State Council.

Convening Members