HKGFA demonstrated our support to the HKTDC Deal Making Roundtable with representative Mr. Dennis Wan (also Head of Capital Markets (APAC), CDP), speaking at the event on 28 November (Tue) at the HKCEC with fellow speakers Mr. Jim Kwok, Vice Chair, Family Office Association Hong Kong; Dr. Louis Poon, Executive Vice Chairman, Association for Family Offices in Asia; and moderator Mr. Edmund Lo, Economist (Asian and Emerging Markets), Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Highlights of the panel discussion
- There is a change in investor appetite and the overall regulatory environment on ESG.
- Companies should start the journey in disclosure and reporting as soon as possible to figure out the gap and action points required – learn by doing.
- ESG and sustainability-related capacity building and education are much needed to scale up the talent pool.
HKGFA will continue to support the capacity building of sustainable finance and ESG strategy for corporates; and motivate the interoperability, comparability, transparency, and harmonisation of international sustainability standards aligned to local markets through the Sustainability-related Disclosures, Policy & Standards Working Group.