HKGFA Representative Speaking at the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2024

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On 14 June 2024, Dr. Ma Jun, Chairman & President of HKGFA, spoke at the HK Plenary-Roundtable Session at the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2024 (WSBE24), a virtual global event with the theme “Innovation Pathways & Partnerships for Sustainable Built and Urban Environments.”

 

Led by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the HK Green Building Council (HKGBC), the Roundtable Session titled “Accelerating Green Building Movement through Green Finance and Certifications” aimed to showcase Hong Kong as a world leader in the development of green finance and touched on important certifications to foster the development of a green built environment. The panel discussion featured Dr. Ma Jun and other distinguished speakers including Ir. Chi-sing Ho (BEAM Society Ltd), Ir. Wallace Lin (Swire Properties Limited), Mr. Ivan Fu (Construction Industry Council), Mr. Nicholas Ho (Belt and Road Office of the HKSAR Government) and Mr. Angus Wong (Hang Seng Bank Limited).

 

 

Dr. Ma shared several key insights on the green finance development in the region, including the macro picture of green and sustainable finance landscape, buildings-related considerations for unlocking capital flows, such as taxonomy, and financing products such as sustainability-linked loans. In addition, Dr. Ma discussed current bottlenecks due to the lack of incentives and consistent and agreed standards to retrofit/decarbonise, and the lack of accurate data to capture scope 3 emissions.

 

HKGFA will continue to steer joint initiatives with our Banking-Financing the Transition and Real Estate Working Groups and create a platform for discussions to promote the development of green finance to support transition in built environment.

Learn more about HKGFA initiatives: https://www.hkgreenfinance.org/working-groups/

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