2021 Hong Kong Green Finance Association Annual Forum

Financing Carbon Neutrality in Asia

Date
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
09:00 - 17:30
Venue
Concord Room, 8/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Format
Hybrid-Virtual broadcasting subject to social distancing measures
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Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) is pleased to announce that HKGFA’s Third Annual Forum “Financing Carbon Neutrality in Asia” will be held on Tuesday 30th November 2021. We expect over 1,000 participants virtually, including policy makers, regulators, financial institutions, companies and civil society from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and beyond to join this event; as well as over 150 physical participants at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong.

Hong Kong can further enhance its competitiveness by leveraging its status as China’s Offshore financial centre, and as a gateway for foreign investors to invest into China’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2060. With Asia being a significant source of carbon emissions, countries are looking into methods to transition and mitigate climate-related risk, build resilience, and lower emissions. Hong Kong is well-positioned to shape the future of green finance, be at the forefront of innovative sustainable products and finance the transition to net-zero.

This year’s Annual Forum speakers will explore, discuss and debate how and what actions are needed to lead Asian countries towards the carbon neutrality target.

Program

Morning Sessions
Afternoon Sessions
08:45 – 09:00
Online Log-in
09:00 - 12:30
Morning Sessions
Moderator

Chaoni Huang

  • Vice President and Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA); Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets APAC, BNP Paribas
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Ma Jun

  • Chairman and President, HKGFA

Mr. Paul Chan Mo-Po

  • Financial Secretary of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
09:20 - 09:50
Fireside Chat: Financing Carbon Neutrality in Hong Kong and Beyond
Moderator

Dr. Christine Loh

  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA); Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, HKUST
Speakers

Dr. Ma Jun

  • Chairman and President, HKGFA

Mr. Eddie Yue

  • Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority
10:00 – 11:10
Session 1 The Role of Carbon Market to Accelerate Carbon Neutrality
Moderator

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA; Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered
Speaker

Jeff Huang

  • Co-founder, AEX Holdings

Grace Hui

  • Managing Director, Head of Green and Sustainable Finance, Markets Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Chris Leeds

  • Head, Carbon Markets Development, Standard Chartered Bank

Meng Meng

  • Secretary-General of Guangdong Green Finance Committee, President of China Emissions Exchange (Guangzhou)

Susan Zhu

  • Chairman of the board and CEO, Shanghai Treasure Carbon New Energy Environmental Protection Technology Ltd.

Dr Wang Chun Xin

  • Head of Economic and Policy Research division, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
11:10 – 12:30
Session 2 Navigating Climate Neutral Investment Opportunities, Climate-Related Risk Management and Disclosure in Asia
Moderator

Pratima Divgi

  • Co-chair of Green and Sustainable Private Equity Working Group, HKGFA; Regional Director of CDP Hong Kong
Speaker

Ian Drew

  • Regional Head of Risk Strategy, HSBC

Helena Fung

  • Head of Sustainable Investment, APAC, FTSE Russell

Jingwei Jia

  • Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Greater China, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Sammie Leung

  • Partner, ESG Services, PwC Hong Kong

Elaine Ng

  • Senior Manager, International Affairs & Sustainable Finance, Securities and Futures Commission

Emily Woodland

  • Co-Head of BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) for Asia Pacific, BlackRock
13:30 - 17:30
Afternoon Sessions
Moderator

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA); Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered
13:30 - 13:40
Keynote address

Mr. Ashley Ian Alder

  • CEO, The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong
13:50 – 14:30
HKGFA Report Preview
Developing Hong Kong as a leading investment fund hub for green infrastructure financing

Florence Yip

  • Senior Advisor, PwC Hong Kong; Project Lead, Policy Research and Dissemination Working Group, HKGFA

 

Green Building Opportunities

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA; Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
 
The Greater Bay Area Deep Decarbonisation Pathway and Transition Financing Opportunity

Wee Kean FONG

  • Deputy Country Director, WRI China
14:40 – 15:50
Session 3 Transition Financing and Product Innovation
Moderator

Jonathan Drew

  • Vice President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA); Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking, HSBC
Speaker

Winnie Fan

  • Managing Director of Sustainable Finance, Corporate Banking, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Luying Gan

  • Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific, HSBC

Kenneth Hui

  • Head of Market Development, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Juliette Macresy

  • Executive Director, Head of Issuer Business, Moody’s ESG Solutions

Olivier Menard

  • Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, Natixis

Taie Wang

  • Chief Business Development Officer, Hang Seng Indexes Company

 

16:00 - 17:10
Session 4 2050 is Now: Climate Transition Innovators
Moderator

Calvin Kwan

  • Co-chair of Green and Sustainable Real Estate Working Group, HKGFA; Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance, Link Asset Management
Speaker

Jean-Marc Champagne

  • Head of Environmental Finance and Bankable Solutions Asia, WWF

Francis Chen

  • Senior Manager, Research and Innovation, Green Finance Department, Industrial Bank Co. Ltd

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered; Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA 

Bill Kentrup

  • Co-founder & Head of Origination, Allinfra

Ben McQuhae

  • Vice President & Special Advisor to Chairman, HKGFA; Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co

Ellie Tang

  • Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited
17:20- 17:30
Closing Remarks

Dr. Ma Jun

  • Chairman and President, HKGFA

Biographies

All Speakers
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Fireside Chat
Session 1
Session 2
Report Release
Keynote Address
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Closing Remarks
Ashley Ian Alder

Ashley is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. He was first appointed in October 2011. In May 2016, Ashley was elected as Chair of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and was re-elected for a further two-year term in June 2020.

Ashley was previously Chair of the IOSCO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board. Ashley has represented IOSCO as a member of the Financial Stability Board Steering Committee and Plenary since his election as IOSCO Board Chair.

Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practicing corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, where he became head of the firm’s Asia Region.

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Ben McQuhae

Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co (www.bmcquhae.com), a sustainability focused law firm described as the only true ESG law firm on the planet and Winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award 2021. Ben is a recognized leader in sustainable finance, green fintech and decarbonization, and recently completed the first offshore trade of high-integrity China carbon credits or CCERs. 

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Bill Kentrup

Bill Kentrup has been involved in Asia’s environmental and infrastructure markets since 2001 across Noble Environmental Solutions & Carbon Credits and as Head of Asia Environmental Financial Products and Head of Asia Renewables at Macquarie Bank and Macquarie Capital.

Bill has cultivated a broad and trusted network of sustainability leaders in the capital markets, private sector and government. More recently Bill has partnered with leaders in the blockchain space and focused on applying blockchain technology to the financing of infrastructure and environmental assets through the establishment of Allinfra.

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Chris Leeds

Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 and is responsible for the development of Carbon Markets strategy and product development for the Bank, including the infrastructure and platforms that support the Bank’s sustainable finance goals. The role requires close cooperation across the business and externally to onboard new carbon market products and participate in new markets as they develop. Chris is a member of the CIX management team, supports SCB’s Group CEO, Bill Winters, in his role as Chair of the Taskforce for Scaling the Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM), to which he was recently elected as a member of the board of the newly established Governance Body, as well as leads the SMI FSTF carbon markets working group and serves as a member of the CPLC’s Advisory Group. Chris’s experience in the commodity markets spans over 25 years in origination, sales and trading. At Standard Chartered, he built up the Bank’s energy risk management platform, providing services for state-owned and merchant refiners, oil producers, airlines, utilities and shipping companies.

Previously Chris was with Barclays where he was Global Head of Environmental Markets Sales and before that at Merrill Lynch where he traded power, gas and set up their carbon emissions trading desk. He was a founder member of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) and was the Chairman of Power Trading Forum a division of the Futures and Options Association (FOA). He also worked as a base metals trader for several years before moving to energy. Chris has a strong understanding of commodity trade flows, managing price risk and working with clients across commodities

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Christine Loh

Professor Christine Loh is the Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is also Visiting Professor at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA. Professor Loh is a lawyer by training and a commodities trader by profession. She also has a long career in public policy starting in the 1980s. She has been a legislator in Hong Kong, was the CEO of the non-profit think tank Civic Exchange, and was the Undersecretary for the Environment (2012-17), where she first championed green finance. She is an Advisor to the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and a board member of CDP Worldwide. Her other commitments weave between academia, industry and philanthropy, such as being a board member of the Global Maritime Forum. member of BASF’s Stakeholder Advisory Council, as well as HSBC’s Climate Advisory Panel. She is also a Director of the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation. Loh is the author of many academic and popular works, ranging from history and politics to urban issues and the environment. She is a sought after speaker and moderator of meetings.

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Dr. Calvin Kwan

Over the last 18 years I have had the privilege of being a part of pioneering efforts around the world that have led to sustainability evolving unto the value-creating and critical enabler of long-term business success it is recognized as being today.

I focus on simplifying issues, encouraging ownership and creating shared value so that sustainability, governance and risk management are truly integrated across an organization.  This approach led to the launch of “Business as Mutual”, an ecosystem-centric playbook outlining how businesses formalize, transform and achieve goals to create and realize value across its value chain, demonstrating true sustainability.

As a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s (UNEPFI) Investment Commission, and co-chair of its Property Working Group, I steer the group’s efforts on contemporary global business issues including developing TCFD-compliant reporting methodologies, measuring positive impact and, most recently, COVID-response risks and opportunities.

I believe in nurturing future generations of sustainability professionals and do this as an adjunct associate professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where I teach post-graduate courses in environmental policy and direct a research team focused on quantifying the value of corporate sustainability.

Dr. Kwan earned a BS in Business Administration and Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside, Master and Doctorate degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, an EMBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and HKUST.

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Dr. Ma Jun

Dr. Ma Jun is currently the Chairman of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking, President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Co-Chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, and the former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China. As a leader in the field of green and sustainable finance, Dr. Ma Jun also serves as the sustainable finance special adviser of the United Nations Environment Programme, Chairman of the regulatory working group of NGFS, the Director of Beijing Green Finance Association, the Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and many other public welfare duties.

From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Ma Jun served as the Director of the Research Center of Finance and Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research, the Director of the Research Center of Green Finance Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research. During his tenure as Chief Economist of the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Ma Jun led the drafting of the Guidance of Green Finance in China and promoted the formation of a global green finance consensus under the G20 platform. From 2000 to 2013, he served as Chief Economist, Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy, and Managing Director of Greater China at Deutsche Bank. From 1992 to 2000, he served as a senior economist at the World Bank and an economist at the International Monetary Fund. From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a research fellow at the Development Research Center of the State Council of China. Dr. Ma Jun has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles on macroeconomic, monetary policy, environmental economics and green finance.

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Dr. Wang Chun Xin

Dr. Wang Chun Xin graduated from Xiamen University in 1991 with a Doctorate’s Degree in Economics. In the late 80’s, he assumed the role of research and consultation in the Fujian Provincial People’s Government of China, which was responsible to formulate of economics development strategies, design economics reform plans, as well as conduct research to resolve problems arising from economics development. In 1993, he served as an Economist in Bank of China Hong Kong-Macau Regional Office, mainly engaged in economics analysis and bank’s strategic planning. From 2003 to 2009, he served as the Senior Researcher and Chief Researcher in the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

 

Dr. Wang is currently a Head of Hong Kong Economic and Policy Division in Bank of China (Hong Kong) and an Honorary Fellow from the Faculty of Business Administration in The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Dr. Wee Kean Fong

Dr. Wee Kean Fong is the Deputy Country Director of WRI China . He leads the Greenhouse Gas Protocol City Accounting Project to develop an international standard for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from cities and communities. His latest publication is the Pilot Version 1.0 of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions that jointly developed with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Under the same partnership, Fong is currently working on a full value chain (all direct and indirect emission sources) greenhouse gas accounting standard for cities, which will be completed in 2015. He also provides technical assistance and training to help cities implement citywide greenhouse gas inventories according to the Global Protocol.

Before joining WRI, Fong was affiliated with a Tokyo-based international consulting firm, where he participated in climate change and environment related projects in a number of cities in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, and the Philippines. During his PhD program, he conducted a Japan-Malaysia joint research on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for cities in both countries. Prior to that, he was based in Malaysia, where he was one of the lead environment and urban planning consultants in the State of Sarawak.

Fong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Technology Malaysia, and a Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering from the Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.

 

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Eddie Yue

Mr Eddie Yue was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 1 October 2019.  He began his career as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1986.  He joined the HKMA upon its establishment in 1993 and was promoted to Division Head a year later.  He was appointed Executive Director in 2001 and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive in 2007 before taking up his current position.

Mr Yue has participated in numerous areas of the HKMA’s work.  During his tenure as Deputy Chief Executive, he steered major policies and initiatives relating to reserves management, research, external affairs and market development.  Mr Yue was also actively involved in tackling major financial crises and played an instrumental role in enhancing the Linked Exchange Rate System.

Mr Yue was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Harvard Business School.

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Elaine Ng

Elaine joined the International Affairs and Sustainable Finance team at the CEO’s Office of Securities and Futures Commission in June 2020.

Prior to joining the Commission, she spent over 8 years at MSCI Hong Kong and has a total of 20 years in financial services with private sector firms. Throughout her career, Elaine has focused on investment risk management, taking on roles ranging from product development, client consulting and client implementation. In 2015, she crossed over into the greenfield of ESG to drive MSCI ESG Research’s business development efforts across Asia ex-Japan.

Elaine is an alumnus of both Singapore Management University (M.Sc. Applied Finance) and National University of Singapore (B.Eng. Chemical).

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Ellie Tang

Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited and K11 Concepts Limited, where she founded the function and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, leads sustainable financing initiatives, and founded Nature Discovery Park at K11 MUSEA. Ellie also co-founded Impact Kommons, Asia’s first UN Sustainable Development Goals-focused startup accelerator. She is an appointed member of the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee of the HKSAR Government.

Ellie holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, U.S. A holistic sustainability practitioner, Ellie is also a certified health coach and a WELL Building Standard® Accredited Professional.

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Emily Woodland

Emily Woodland is APAC Co-Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock. Her team oversees strategy and implementation of BlackRock’s sustainable offerings in APAC. Emily previously served as the Head of Sustainable Investment for AMP Capital, and Investment Advisor for Asia Debt Management’s sustainable investment programs. Her expertise in sustainability is grounded in over 16 years of APAC investment management experience with UBS, across several asset classes and investment styles. Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial & Business Economics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a Masters Degree in Corporate Environmental Governance from the University of Hong Kong, and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Florence Yip

Florence is a PwC Senior Advisor focusing on Government relations, ESG and Greater Bay Area (GBA) Financial Services. She retired as a
partner in June 2021 after a 39 year professional career.

She was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong on 1 July 2018. Before retirement, Florence had held various leadership roles within PwC, including Asia Pacific Financial Services Tax Leader, Asia Pacific Asset & Wealth Management Tax Leader, China Financial Services Tax Leader, and China Private Equity Tax Leader. She was also a member of PwC’s Global Financial Services Tax Leadership.

She was appointed an ex- officio member of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2013-2019) and was also the Convenor of the FSDC’s New Business Committee. In her roles, Florence had led and contributed to a number of FSDC working groups in presenting recommendations on policy and regulatory reforms affecting the asset and fund management, banking and insurance sectors. She had also advised on how the
financial industry in Hong Kong can contribute to the city’s ‘super connector’ role in the Belt & Road initiative. As leader of PwC’s GBA – Financial Services Taskforce, she is active in pursuing opportunities in implementing the GBA initiatives set by the Central Government and GBA authorities.

She led the B20 Tax Policy Working Group of the 2016 B20 Financing Growth Taskforce when PwC was the knowledge partner. The working group’s recommendations were included in B20’s recommendations to the 2016 G20 Summit hosted by China.

Florence is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. She is also a registered accountant in Macau.

Born in Macau, Florence started her career in London. After qualifying as a chartered accountant and a chartered tax advisor in the UK, she joined the London Stock Exchange before her return to Hong Kong. Florence graduated from Imperial College, UK, with a degree in Computer Science.

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Francis Chen

Ruizhao Chen (Francis), CFA, Green Finance Senior Manager, Industrial Bank Co., Ltd. (CIB)

Francis is a senior manager at Industrial Bank (CIB)working on green finance. His responsibility includes environmental and social risk management (the Equator Principles evaluation) and green finance product innovation. He has been actively participating in the issuance, management and investor engagement of Industrial Bank’s over 100 billion RMB worth onshore and offshore green bonds. He also contributes to in-house research, professional knowledge support and external partnership engagement in green finance. He holds a BA and a MA degree from Brandeis University, as well as a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Columbia University. He is a CFA Charter holder.

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Grace Hui

Grace Hui is the Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at HKEX with responsibility for the development of HKEX’s green and sustainable finance programme. Ms. Hui co-chairs the Market Development Work Stream and the Carbon Market Work Stream of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group established by Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Securities and Futures Commission.  Ms. Hui is an Honorary Adviser and a member of the Inspection Committee of the Financial Reporting Council; a member of both the Regulatory Oversight Board and the Sustainability Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Helena Fung

As Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, Helena is responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment indexes, data and analytics solutions across the Asia Pacific region. A core part of her role is client engagement on a comprehensive range of products and data to support them in reaching their investment decisions. Working with research and leadership teams, she has a responsibility for developing FTSE Russell’s Asia Pacific Sustainable Investment product strategy and expansion.

 

Helena relocated to Hong Kong in 2014 from London – a key hub for ESG investments, where she worked for the responsible investment arm of Hermes Investment Management as global head of client relations, enabling pension funds and asset managers to integrate sustainability criteria into passive and active portfolios. Before joining FTSE Russell, Helena worked for a family office in Asia where her responsibilities included  ESG integration, equity analysis and advising on philanthropy. She has been working as an expert in ESG and Sustainable Investment since 2008, including providing advisory research on stewardship implementation for pension funds and family office clients, drafting responsible investment policies and integrating sustainability policies into both active and passive portfolios.

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Ian Drew

Ian Drew is currently Interim Regional Head of Risk Strategy for Asia Pacific at HSBC, a role which provides him with responsibility for Risk Frameworks, Risk Appetite, Macroeconomic Risk and Climate Risk across the region.

Following his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Oxford University, and training as a Chartered Accountant with one of the Big 4 Firms, Ian entered banking in 1993. Initially working within the front office on the financing of environmental, social, transport and energy infrastructure in mature and emerging markets in Europe and Latin America, he moved to a wholesale credit risk role in Europe, focusing on the resources and energy, transportation and construction and building materials sectors. This latter role included responsibility for Sustainability Risk in Europe. In recent years, Ian moved to Asia in 2011 and has had wholesale credit roles and regional oversight and governance roles since that time.

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Jean-Marc Champagne

Jean-Marc heads up Bankable Nature Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region, which originates and develops scalable bankable projects with positive environmental and social impact. This includes overseeing project work in the region for the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development and leading finance and bankable projects for WWF’s global Freshwater Practice.

He co-established the Climate Impact Asia Fund, a long-only equity fund, and sits on its investment advisory committee.  Jean-Marc also advises institutional investors, lenders, and underwriters on the financial and economic risks and opportunities related to climate change and environmental issues.

Prior to WWF, he spent 17 years in the financial industry advising institutional investors on equities and equity derivatives. He started his investment banking career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York City and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, working for BNP Paribas and Jefferies. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

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Jeff Huang

Jeff Huang is founder of AEX Holdings, Ltd. In 2017, Jeff was hired by the Chongqing Municipal Government as the Chief Advisor for the Chongqing Gas Exchange. From 2010 to 2016, Jeff was Managing Director for Greater China at Intercontinental Exchange. From 2005 to 2010, Jeff was VP for Asia at Chicago Climate Exchange and was involved in negotiation, creating and management of the Tianjin Climate Exchange with CNPC/PetroChina. Prior to that, Jeff had over 10 years of experience in cross-border M&A in the exchanges, futures commission merchants (FCM) and FinTech space. Jeff was a consultant for China Securities Regulatory Commission on projects related to derivatives clearing infrastructure. Jeff spoke and lectured at Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Woodrow Wilson Center in DC, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, NYU, Peking University etc. on global emissions markets as well as on China futures market development. Jeff has been a columnist at Caixin. Jeff received Master Degree at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing.

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Jingwei Jia

Mr. Jingwei Jia is the CEO of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Greater China covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau markets. He has been with Swiss Re for more than 15 years and has taken various senior positions in London, New York, Beijing, Singapore and Shanghai.

Jingwei joined Corporate Solutions from Reinsurance business unit in 2013 when he took the role in Singapore as Head of Corporate Development Asia Pacific managing acquisitions and strategy.

He was also the project leader to acquire the entity in China for Corporate Solutions China’s establishment in 2015.

Jingwei was graduated from London School of Economics (LSE)

 

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Jonathan Drew

Jonathan Drew leads the ESG Solutions Group for Global Banking at HSBC.  Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Jonathan started his banking career more than 20 years ago in London and after working in rapidly emerging Latin America and raising capital for large scale projects in the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia and notably China.  During this time, he has been involved in successful transactions across a wide range of sectors including advising on and arranging finance for projects and business across industrial and services sectors including energy, manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure, with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored products including to meet the often large and always specific needs of clients. In recent years Jonathan has also been responsible for the structuring and delivery of sustainable bonds, loans and other financial support for corporate and institutional clients as well as collaborating with colleagues across businesses in the creation of sustainable investment opportunities. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and also chairs the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.

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Juliette Macresy

Juliette Macresy is the Executive Director of the Issuer Business at Vigeo Eiris. Since 2018, Juliette has been promoting Vigeo Eiris services in Asia both for issuers on sustainable finance transactions and its derivatives. She has been highly involved in conferences, education and seminars.

Holding a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Dauphine University (France),Juliette has been working in financial markets in London and Paris for almost twenty years. She started her career in major French banks as a credit analyst before joining Moody’s Investors Services in London as a credit analyst. Then, she moved to fixed income positions within Natixis in Paris and Hong Kong.

Juliette is a CFA charter holder since 2003.

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Kenneth Hui

Kenneth Hui is the Head of Market Development Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), in charge of the HKMA’s efforts to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international financial centre. Prior to joining the HKMA, Ken was a senior manager at the Investment Products Division of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), specialising in regulatory policies on retail funds and innovative retail investment products. During his time at the SFC, Ken was seconded to the Secretariat of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, where he was responsible for global OTC derivatives reforms.

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Luying Gan

Luying is Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific based in HSBC Hong Kong, specializing in structuring Sustainable Bond and Loans across all sectors.  Before moving to Hong Kong Luying worked in London for many years, having been at the forefront of Sustainable Financing working with public and private entities in various jurisdiction. 

Luying has led many debut and landmark Sustainable Bond and Loan transactions, including Hong Kong, Republic of Malaysia and Republic of Korea Green and Sustainability Bond, China Construction Bank’s Sustainability Linked bond, and Macquarie Bank Green loan. Luying helped elevates HSBC’s Sustainable Bond league table position from #5 to #1.  

Prior to joining HSBC in 2013, Luying worked in Morgan Stanley and EY, responsible for structured product valuation.

Luying holds a Master’s degree from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor’s degree from Zhongshan University.

Luying is a CFA charterholder since 2011 and a Chartered Accountant since 2009.

 

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Meng Meng

Meng Meng, master of Environmental Management from Xiamen University, served as the Secretary-General of Guangdong Green Finance Committee, the 10th People’s Political Consultative Conference Member of Huadu District Guangzhou, as well as the president of both Guangzhou Carbon Emissions Exchange Co., Ltd.(CEEX) and Guangzhou Green Industry Investment Fund Management Co., ltd. She possesses years of working experience in low-carbon environmental protection field and has intimate knowledge of current situation and development trends of green industries such as low carbon, energy saving and environmental protection, etc. She is conversant with carbon pricing theory and has participated in constructing and operating CEEX. She has also engaged in several research projects of national, provincial and municipal level, making great contribution to advancing Guangdong carbon emissions trading market as the largest regional carbon market in China and accumulating precious experience in exploring market-oriented means of energy saving and emissions reduction as well as promoting the construction of green financial system.

Professional positions: Expert in Guangzhou Huadu District People’s Congress Standing Committee Advisory Experts Library, Expert in the External Expert Bank of Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Guangdong Provincial Government Procurement Evaluation Expert, Expert of Guangdong Green Finance Committee, Senior Management Talent in Guangzhou Financial Field (2015-2016), Member of National Working Group on Sustainable Investment and Finance Standards, Executive Director of China New Energy Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Guangzhou Low-Carbon Development Promotion Association, Member of the Low Carbon Development Committee of Guangdong Society of Environmental Sciences.

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Olivier Menard

Olivier Menard is the Head of the Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, at Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking. Olivier is based in Hong Kong.

Olivier joined the Green and Sustainable Hub as senior cross-asset originator in Paris in October 2020 before being relocated in Asia Pacific in July 2021. He has more than 20 years’ experience in advising & financing clients in the Energy & Metals commodity sectors across EMEA and Asia Pacific. 

Olivier initially joined Natixis in 2001, in corporate banking with the Shanghai branch. In 2004, he joined the Energy & Natural Resources franchise, working in both Paris and Hong Kong, where he specialized in commodity structured & trade finance. Most recently, Olivier was a senior banker in Paris, advising and financing large commodity trading houses in the Energy & Metals sectors.

Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Management, majoring in Corporate Finance from Neoma Business School.

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Paul Chan Mo-po

Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council and Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to January 2017. He was appointed Financial Secretary on 16 January, 2017.

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Pratima Divgi

Pratima Divgi is leading CDP’s regional efforts in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand since 2019. In her role as Director, she engages with corporates, capital markets, policy and subnational governments in their efforts to measure and manage climate and environmental impact.

In her previous career, Pratima spent 17 years in finance, most recently in private equity with Aberdeen Standard Investments. Besides her investment role at Aberdeen Standard, she was also part of the private equity environmental, social and governance (ESG) working group which involved formulation of the ESG policy and leading the policy implementation for Asia-Pacific private equity investments.

Pratima remains an active member of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association (HKVCA) and represents CDP on the Private Equity as well as ESG Disclosure and Integration working groups at the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).

 

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Sammie Leung

Sammie Leung is a Partner of ESG Services in PwC Mainland China and Hong Kong. As the subject matter expert, she has long been engaged in ESG and climate change related issues. With a team of 400+ ESG professionals, the nationwide practice offers key services: Sustainable Finance, Responsible Investment, Climate Change & Sustainable Value Chains.

Sammie assists corporate clients in setting science-based target, decarbonisation strategy design and implementation.

She also supports clients start or enhance their Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) journey by through identification of climate-related risks, performing science-based scenario analysis, measuring, and disclosing corresponding financial impacts.

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Susan Zhu

朱伟卿,上海宝碳董事长兼CEO,杜伦大学市场营销硕士、低碳经济师,中国节能协会碳中和委员会副秘书长,中国与全球化研究中心常务理事。最早参加中国碳交易的低碳行业领航者之一,长期致力于打造从碳资产开发和管理到碳交易与碳金融的完整产业链。多次作为中国低碳行业企业家代表受邀参加全球气候变化大会、达沃斯世界经济论坛等国际会议并发表演讲。

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Taie Wang

Ms Taie Wang is currently the Chief Business Development Officer at Hang Seng Indexes Company, responsible for the business development of new business lines, including ESG and Smart Beta indexes, data, analytics and solutions. Before joining the company, she was the Deputy Head of Research at a global asset management firm. Taie has over 18 years of experience in the financial industry and led self-indexing, ESG and Smart Beta research and strategy development. In 2015, she developed the Gender Diversity Index, which led to the launch of SHE, the world’s first ETF that promotes gender equality. Taie has published extensively in peer reviewed international journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Index Investing. She holds a MS in Finance and MS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS degree with a double major in English for Science and Technology and Industrial Economics from Tianjin University. Taie is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Tracy Wong Harris

Tracy Wong Harris is the Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), the Senior Advisor to the Green Building Project of HK2050isNow, and an appointed member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Climate Change Technical Expert Group (TEG).

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tracy had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.

Tracy received her MSc and BA in International Finance and Capital Markets in the United Kingdom, graduated from the Oxford Said Business School in Social Finance.

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Winnie Fan

Winnie Fan is the Deputy General Manager of Global Corporate Banking Department and Managing Director of Sustainable Finance (Corporate Banking) at Bank of China (Hong Kong). Winnie has been with BOCHK for over 25 years and has extensive banking experiences in corporate banking, retail banking, trade bills, mainland branches and cross border business management etc. In her current position, Winnie is responsible for managing the financing and banking services for large size corporate clients. Her role is also to initiate and drive the green and sustainable finance business in corporate banking. Winnie represents BOCHK in joining the Green & Sustainable Banking working group of HKGFA and Green Commercial Banking Committee of HKAB.

Winnie received Bachelor degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Hong Kong, Master degree in Finance from City University of Hong Kong and Executive Master degree in Business Administration from Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Sponsorship

Venue Sponsors
Diamond Sponsors
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
Firmly rooted locally for over a century, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK") is a leading commercial bank and one of the three note-issuing banks in Hong Kong. We are also the sole clearing bank for Renminbi business in Hong Kong. With the most extensive local branch network and diverse service platform, we offer a comprehensive range of financial, investment, wealth management and cross-border services to personal, corporate and institutional customers. We are committed to facilitate the development of green finance and act as a green finance advisor to help clients to formulate green finance frameworks. We aim at encouraging corporates to establish business models for sustainable development and support their low-carbon transition. Furthermore, we actively undertake corporate social responsibilities to deliver greater value to stakeholders and community. BOCHK receives recognition from the Centre for Business Sustainability of the Business School of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. We are awarded the highest ranking in the banking sector, and the rating of “exemplar” in the three Sustainability Indexes.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of $2,976bn at 30 June 2021, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.
Standard Chartered
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates back to 1859. It is currently one of the Hong Kong SAR’s three note-issuing banks. Standard Chartered incorporated its Hong Kong business on 1 July 2004, and now operates as a licensed bank in Hong Kong under the name of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC. For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at sc.com. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook.
Platinum Sponsors
PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong (PwC)
PwC – Globally At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 156 countries with over 295,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com. PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details
Gold Sponsors
FTSE Russell
Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited
Moody’s ESG Solutions
Natixis
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Contact HKGFA

Address
Room 2302-3, China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Email
info@hkgreenfinance.org
Phone
(+852) 3469 0859