Congratulations to Dr. Ma Jun, Chairman and President of HKGFA for receiving the MNB International Green Finance Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hungarian National Bank. Dr. Ma was attending the 2023 Budapest Euro-Asia Forum where he was recognised by Hungary’s central bank for his multiple achievements in green finance including, among others, leading the drafting of the Guidance of Green Finance in China and China’s first green bond catalogue. He also played a key role in developing the global consensus on scaling up green finance under the G20 framework, the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road and the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) Common Ground Taxonomy, contributing to the development of green and sustainable finance in China and globally.
Dr. Ma received the award from Deputy Governor of the Hungarian National Bank, Csaba Kandracs, during the forum where they discussed China’s progress in the field of green development, international cooperation efforts and GDP accounting methods. This prestigious award is given to non-Hungarian professionals for their contributions to the development of the scientific study and implementation of green finance in sustainable management through internationally relevant, globally significant and pioneering research.
About MNB International Green Finance Lifetime Achievement Award
The Award was established by the Hungarian National Bank in 2021, with an aim to promote and recognise the international community’s research and promotion work in green finance related fields. The prize is awarded annually to an international leader in the field, selected by a selection committee composed of a number of scientists and members of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor Emeritus at Keio University in Japan, and Sean Kidney, Co-founder and CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), received this award in 2021 and 2022 respectively. In 2023, the award was won by Dr Ma Jun, Chairman of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking and President of Beijing Institute of Finance and Sustainability.
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