On 11 July 2022, our Vice President and Secretary General, and Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets Asia Pacific of BNP Paribas Banking Ms. Chaoni Huang spoke at the AoF and the Civil Service College (CSC) co-organised a seminar titled “Towards Net Zero: Coalition for a Resilient Future”. It was the first seminar of the “25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR: Prospects and the Way Forward” seminar series launched by the CSC.
The seminar was attended by around 90 civil servants at the directorate and senior ranks. The seminar started off with a sharing by Mr KC Kwok, CEO of the AoF, on Hong Kong’s transition to net zero emission, followed by an expert panel discussion moderated by Mr Pat Woo, Partner and Head of ESG-HK, KPMG China. Speakers included Ms Quince Chong, Chief Corporate Development Officer of CLP Power HK Limited; Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager (Technical Services and Sustainable Development) of Swire Properties Limited; Dr Kenneth Leung, Assistant Director (Air Policy) of the Environmental Protection Department of HKSARG; and Ms Chaoni Huang, Vice President and Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association and Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets Asia Pacific of BNP Paribas Banking. Speakers shared their views on how Hong Kong could achieve carbon neutrality through net-zero carbon emission for electricity generation, sustainable buildings and green transport, and explored the opportunities for Hong Kong as an international green finance hub.