Race to Zero Webinar series: Taking the Greenwash out of Green Investment Products will be held on 19 August (Thur) 5 pm – 6 pm (GMT+8).
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Prashant Vaze of the Climate Bond’s initiative will cover:
- ‘Green’ taxonomies and the role they are likely to play for environmental-risk disclosure
- The difference between standards (process) and taxonomies (definitions of eligible assets)
- The Chinese and EU taxonomies plus the IPSF ‘Common Ground’ taxonomy.
- The likely convergence of minimum standards through efforts of Central Banks’ NGFS and other bodies.
Alexandra Yeong will share observations of market developments since the publication of SFC’s initial disclosure guidance on ESG funds in April 2019 including its June 2021 guidance.
Calvin Kwan will comment on LINK’s experience in issuing Green Bonds.
Besides moderating, Jonathan Drew will provide investment arranger/investor views.
The panel will then take questions and discuss action needed to mitigate greenwashing as the market for green investment products develops in Hong Kong.