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Aug
03
IOSCO consults on sustainability-related regulatory and supervisory expectations in asset management

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)..

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Jul
27
IOSCO consults on ESG Ratings and Data Providers

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)..

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Jul
20
The national carbon market’s first-day transaction volume at 4.1 million tons. State-owned enterprises participated in carbon market transactions to promote green transformation (Only in Chinese)

昨天(7月16日)上午,全国碳排放权交易市场正式启动,交易中心设在上海。首日成交量为410.40万吨,成交额逾2.1亿元,成交均价51.23元/吨。中国石油..

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Jul
15
Cross-Agency Steering Group announces next steps to advance Hong Kong’s green and sustainable finance strategy

The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group (Note 1) (Steeri..

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Jul
15
HKMA “Four Faces of Talents in Central” Video Series

What is Green and Sustainable Finance about and what types of jobs does it cov..

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Jul
07
HKGFA webinar on Energy Transition in the Global and Hong Kong Contexts Held on 30th June

The HKGFA webinar on Energy Transition in the Global and Hong Kong Contexts wa..

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Jul
05
Dr. Ma Jun receives Honorary ESG Elite Award from ESG Achievement Awards 2020

Dr. Ma Jun, Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, rec..

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Jul
01
Circular to management companies of SFC-authorized unit trusts and mutual funds – ESG funds | Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Circular to management companies of SFC-authorized unit trusts and mutual fund..

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Jun
30
The Government announced the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035

The Government today (June 29) announced the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035..

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Jun
10
中國人民銀行關於印發《銀行業金融機構綠色金融評價方案》的通知

中国人民银行关于印发《银行业金融机构绿色金融评价方案》的通知中国人民银行上海总部,各分行、营业管理部,各省会(首府)城市中心支行;国家开发银行,各政策性银行..

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Jun
09
HKEX Consultation Paper on Review of Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules

HKGFA supports the consultation paper by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limit..

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Jun
08
NGFS Climate Scenarios for central banks and supervisors

The NGFS Scenarios have been developed to provide a common starting point for..

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May
31
StartmeupHK Festival 2021: Ecosystem Summit

As part of StartmeupHK 2021, The Mills Fabrica organized an ecosystem summit e..

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May
18
Climate Bonds Initiative releases Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2020

HK green bond issuance at USD2.1bn in 2020 with record number of deals Sustain..

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May
17
低碳轉型與金融機遇

氣候變化是全球正共同面對的挑戰,需要國際社會攜手應對。儘管近年國際政治局勢轉趨緊張,但減低碳排放仍是各國承諾共同努力推動的目標。要實現這個目標,全球各國在能..

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May
04
HKMA announces guideline on the Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme (GSF Grant Scheme)

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today released a guideline on the Gree..

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Apr
26
Exploring the links between biodiversity loss and financial stability

By Ma Jun, Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and China Society..

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Apr
26
NGFS and INSPIRE launch a joint research project on ‘Biodiversity and Financial Stability’

Today, the NGFS and the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy..

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Apr
23
中国人民银行、发展改革委、证监会印发《绿色债券支持项目目录(2021年版)》(Only in Chinese)

The article is only available in Chinese, please click here to read the articl..

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Apr
21
Mark Carney, UN Race To Zero Campaign and COP26 Presidency Launch Net Zero Financial Alliance With World’s Biggest Banks, Asset Owners, Asset Managers And Insurers

Industry-led and UN-convened Net Zero Banking Alliance also announced today, c..

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Apr
16
Governor Yi Gang attended the PBC-IMF High-Level Seminar on Green Finance and Climate Policy and delivered Opening Remarks

On April 15th, the People’s Bank of China and the International Monetary Fund..

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Apr
13
Link REIT CONNECTION 2021

CONNECTION is Link’s annual conference to update participants on our business..

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Mar
31
碳中和绿色投资或需数百万亿,这五大行业具备巨大投资机遇

The article is only available in Chinese version, please visit our Chinese sit..

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Mar
31
Future of Sustainability in Investment Management War for ESG Talents?

Investment firms increasingly see sustainable investing as critical for the su..

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Mar
16
Letter from Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury in response to recent COVID-19 cases

In response to the increasing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past few days..

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Mar
11
U.S and China Engage, Tentatively, on Climate Change

As the world’s two largest economies clash on human rights and trade, Washingt..

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Mar
01
GIP Webinar on Financial Support for Transition to Net Zero

The GIP Webinar on Financial Support for Transition to Net Zero was successful..

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Feb
24
Hong Kong Budget 2021-22

In the 2021-22 Budget Speech by Paul Chan Mo-Po, Financial Secretary, Hong Kon..

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Feb
22
中國證券投資基金業協會發布基金管理人綠色投資自評估報告(2020)(Only in Chinese)

The report is only available in Chinese, please kindly visit our Chinese site.

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Feb
22
Boosting Green Finance

In his speech at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations..

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Feb
11
Chinese New Year Greetings from Hong Kong Green Finance Association

HKGFA wishes you and your loves ones a Prosperous Year of the Ox filled with h..

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Feb
05
Belt and Road Office (BRO)’s Newsletter Second Edition

To support Hong Kong in harnessing the opportunities in the Belt and Road regi..

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Feb
05
馬駿:碳中和目標或吸引超百萬億投資需求,需重視轉型風險帶來的金融問題 (Only in Chinese)

This article is only in Chinese, please visit the Chinese website for the pass..

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Jan
28
Ma Jun:Financing carbon neutrality in China

Estimates say China will need to invest hundreds of trillions of yuan in low-c..

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Jan
27
HKSAR Government’s Green Bonds Offering

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s..

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Jan
22
Asia Financial Forum “What’s Asia’s Role in Transition Financing Towards Net Zero”

19 January 2021 – The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) and the Hong..

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Jan
20
Leading the Way

The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) promotes green finance princip..

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Jan
19
馬駿:以碳中和為目標完善綠色金融體系 (Only in Chinese)

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Jan
07
2021年中國人民銀行工作會議明確十項重點工作 落實碳達峰碳中和重大決策部署 (Only in Chinese)

2021 年1 月6日 – 2021年中國人民銀行工作會議1月4日上午以視頻形式召開。會議以習近平新時代中國特色社會主義思想為指導,深入學習貫徹黨的十九屆五..

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Jan
06
Standard Chartered appoints Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia

Enhancing the Bank’s commitment in promoting UN’s SDGs in the region 6 January..

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Dec
23
Season’s Greetings from Hong Kong Green Finance Association

HKGFA wish you a joyful Christmas season and a fruitful New Year!   As it..

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Dec
17
Cross-Agency Steering Group Launches its Strategic Plan to Strengthen Hong Kong’s Financial Ecosystem to Support a Greener and More Sustainable Future

The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group (Steering Group)..

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Dec
17
安得綠廈千萬間 特區減碳莫等閒 (Only in Chinese)

This article is in Chinese only, please click here for the full article.

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Dec
16
China looks to carbon capture and hydrogen to push aviation, shipping, power plants, heavy industries towards 2060 target

Dr. Ma Jun, Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, exp..

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Dec
16
The Fifth Anniversary of Paris Agreement Conference

The Fifth Anniversary of Paris Agreement Conference was successfully held on 1..

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Dec
08
Reports Recommend Cross-Agency Body and Improved Rating Systems for the Building Sector to Achieve Net Zero Emissions By 2050

Hong Kong, 8 December 2020 – Establishing a dedicated Cross-Agency Body and im..

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Dec
02
HKEX Launches STAGE, its Sustainable and Green Exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today pleased to announce t..

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Nov
25
Policy Address 2020 Announced Goal to Achieve Carbon Neutrality Before 2050

On 25th November 2020, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative..

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Nov
24
Hong Kong ESG disclosure level leads the market (Only Available in Chinese)

The article is only available in Chinese, please kindly visit our Chinese webs..

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Nov
23
China looks to market prices to help turn Xi Jinping’s 2060 carbon neutrality goal from a pledge into reality. Here’s how

China emits more carbon dioxide than the United States and Europe combined, at..

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Nov
23
HKGCC Seminar: The Colour of Money and the Environment: Why Green Finance Matters

The seminar “The Colour of Money and the Environment: Why Green Finance Matter..

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Nov
20
Paul Chan: The amount of green bonds arranged and issued in Hong Kong green bond tripled between 2017 and 2019

The article is only available in Chinese, please kindly visit our Chinese webs..

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Nov
12
HKEJ「ESG – 現在掌握未來」論壇 (Only available in Chinese)

The event news is only available in Chinese. Please click Chinese link for mor..

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Nov
09
International Finance Corporation and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launch New Alliance to Address Climate Change

9 November 2020 – International Finance Corporation and the Hong Kong Monetary..

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Nov
05
HKGFA 2020 Annual Forum “Financing A Green and Inclusive Recovery”

Green and inclusive recovery key to Hong Kong’s future economic development –..

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Nov
04
Rethink

Our Deputy Secretary General, Tracy Wong Harris shared her view on the opportu..

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Nov
04
BEYOND 2020 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference “Accelerating The Sustainability Transformation of Existing Buildings in Hong Kong”

BEYOND 2020 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference “Accelerating The S..

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Oct
30
Consultation Paper on the Management and Disclosure of Climate-related Risks by Fund Managers

Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) published the Consultatio..

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Oct
27
金融機構環境風險分析的意義、方法和推廣 (Only in Chinese)

The article is only available in Chinese, please read the full passage through..

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Oct
23
The 6th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management

The 6th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly..

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Oct
14
IFEC Talk – Green Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong

The IFEC Talk – Green Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong was well-supported..

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Sep
29
HKGFA Workshop on How to Understand and Prepare Climate-related Disclosures

The HKGFA Workshop on How to Understand and Prepare Climate-related Disclosure..

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Sep
23
China Beat the U.S. to a Carbon Neutrality Pledge

The world’s top-polluting nation just promised to reach net-zero emissions bef..

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Sep
21
30多萬人線上參加2020綠金委年會 (Only in Chinese)

The article is only available in Chinese, please read the full passage through..

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Sep
16
Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance launches, Hong Kong government to launch HKD 66 billion of green bond in the coming five years (Only in Chinese)

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Sep
16
GBA Green Finance Alliance launches, a breakthrough in cross-border green asset trading (Only in Chinese)

The article is only available in Chinese, please read the full passage through..

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Sep
16
Green Finance Alliance for Greater Bay Area Launches

The Alliance has been established to increase funding channels for green proje..

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Sep
16
HK, Mainland China collaborate on green financing for Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong, 7 September 2020 Hong Kong and mainland China have joined forces to..

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Sep
10
NGFS promotes environmental risk analysis in financial industry

Paris, September 10th 2020 There is a growing consensus among members of the C..

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Sep
07
A turning point?

Covid-19 may be a watershed moment for climate strategies in Greater China Cli..

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Sep
05
Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance officially launched today

New alliance established to increase funding channels for green projects and g..

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Aug
31
綠色的疑惑 (only in Chinese)

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hon..

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Aug
27
Belt and Road Office (BRO)’s Newsletter First Edition

To support Hong Kong in harnessing the opportunities in the Belt and Road regi..

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Aug
21
Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Banking Webinar

The HKGFA Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Banking Webinar was successfully hel..

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Aug
10
The New Trends Beyond Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds Webinar

The HKGFA New Trends Beyond Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds Webi..

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Jul
31
FSDC Webinar – When Family Office Meets ESG

The webinar – When Family Office Meets ESG on 29 July 2020 (Wednesday) was wel..

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Jul
30
Green Buildings Webinar: Accessing a $18 Trillion Investment Opportunity in Asia Pacific

The Green Buildings webinar, titled “Accessing a $18 Trillion Investment Oppor..

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Jul
28
Hong Kong Economic Journal Featured Article on ESG

The Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) published their first Chinese Featured A..

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Jul
23
Webinar of UNDP SDG Impact Standards Workshop – SDG Bonds & Private Equity Funds

Following from our January event with UNDP SDG Impact Standards Workshop, the..

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Jul
14
Green Employment Scheme: Graduates Subsidy Programme

The Environment Bureau has implemented the Green Employment Scheme: Graduates..

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Jul
01
Report Release of Towards a Better Hong Kong: Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

HONG KONG, 29 June 2020 – Under the HK2050 is Now banner, Civic Exchange (CEx)..

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Jul
01
Webinar of Sustainable Banking: Now and the Way Forward

As the financial materiality of environmental and social issues becomes increa..

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Jun
22
Webinar of Asian Financial Forum Webinar Series – Enabling Recovery Through Resilient Sustainability and Responsible Investment

There is increasing discussion regarding ESG and green recovery post-COVID 19..

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Jun
22
Upcoming Launch of HKEX Sustainable and Green Exchange (STAGE)

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announced the upcoming launch..

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Jun
15
Webinar of Another Awkward Acronym: Demystifying TCFD

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is essential in pro..

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Jun
04
Webinar of ESG in times of COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought a major impact to the ESG investing market globally, yet..

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Jun
01
Draft for Public Consultation of Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue (2020 version)

A long-awaited China Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue (2020 version) is o..

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May
20
The Future Of Finance

What are the chances of a green recovery? Where is China re its green push? Gl..

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May
20
金融惠民 發展創新 (only available in Chinese)

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hon..

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May
16
Webinar of Sustainable Capital Markets in times of COVID-19

The webinar of Sustainable Capital Markets in times of COVID-19 was successful..

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May
16
A financial support guideline for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been issued (only in Chinese)

A financial support guideline for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-M..

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May
07
Launch Webinar of the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2019

Held by Climate Bonds Initiative and supported by HKMA, HSBC and Hong Kong Gre..

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May
06
Joint statement on the establishment of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group

Dr Ma Jun, Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, said..

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May
05
財庫局在經濟復甦中的角色 (only available in Chinese)

The newly appointed Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr. Chr..

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Mar
27
Hong Kong’s stricter ESG disclosure rules may lure Western investors

The Hong Kong stock exchange’s stricter reporting rules for socially responsib..

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Mar
10
Usability Guide: TEG Proposal for an EU Green Bond Standard

One of the landmark reports of EU- Usability Guide for the EU Green Bond Stand..

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Mar
10
EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy – Technical Report

The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance published a Taxonomy,..

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Feb
12
Climate Fight By Dr Ma & Chaoni Huang

In Asia, finance may be the most effective weapon This is a critical year for..

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Jan
20
Hong Kong, Guangdong, Macau to join forces to reduce carbon emissions in Greater Bay Area

Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance will support projects to help meet a g..

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Jan
17
Sustainable Forum 2020

On 16 January 2020, our member, New World Development Co Ltd, hosted the Susta..

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Jan
16
Asia Financial Forum “2020 Green and Sustainable Finance Opportunity”

The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) and the Hong Kong Trade Develo..

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Jan
12
The Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance pre-launch meeting

On 12 January 2020, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macau government offic..

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Jan
08
New Year Greetings from Dr. Ma Jun, Chairman of HKGFA

Dear HKGFA members, As we are coming to the end of 2019, I am writing to thank..

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Dec
18
Exchange Publishes ESG Guide Consultation Conclusions and its ESG Disclosure Review Findings

On the 18th Dec 2019, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) anno..

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Sep
24
HKGFA 2019 Annual Forum “Fast Tracking Green Finance for the Greater Bay Area”

Greater Bay Area to Become the World’s Most Dynamic Green Finance Market, acco..

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Jul
28
Kubuqi Green Finance Summit at the 7th Kubuqi International Desert Forum

The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) and the China Green Finance Co..

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Jul
04
MNI INTERVIEW 2: Central Banks Should Push Green Loans: Ma Jun

LONDON (MNI) – Central banks should play a more active role in promoting green..

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Jul
03
MNI INTERVIEW1: Trade Truce Enough to Bolster China H2: Ma Jun

LONDON (MNI) – The U.S.-China trade ceasefire should largely rule out any need..

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May
22
HKSAR Government’s Inaugural Green Bond Offering

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s..

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May
10
SFC Green Finance Regulatory Meeting

Dr. Ma Jun, chairman of Hong Kong Green Finance Association & China Green..

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May
09
Bloomberg Climate and Market Efficiency Seminar

Dr Ma, chairman of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, speaking at the Climat..

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May
08
HKMA introduces key measures on sustainable banking and green finance

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today unveiled three sets of measures..

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May
06
CUHK ESG Integration and Green Finance panel discussion

ESG Integration and Green Finance panel discussion at the CUHK Sustainability..

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Apr
26
Twenty-seven Global Institutions Sign up to Green Investment Principles for the Belt & Road

Thursday 25 April 2019 (Beijing) – It was announced today that 27 global insti..

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Apr
09
Circular to Licensed Corporations Engaged in Asset Management

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), as part of its Strategic Framewor..

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Feb
26
Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2018

Climate Bonds Initiative publishes first Briefing Paper on Hong Kong Green Bon..

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Feb
18
HKGFA meeting Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London

Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) met with Alderman Peter Estlin, Lo..

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Feb
18
HKGFA meeting Stephen Nolan, FC4S Managing Director

Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) met with Stephen Nolan, the foundi..

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Jan
17
HKGFA and HKTDC co-organised “Financing a Sustainable and Inclusive Future” panel discussion at AFF

The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) and the Hong Kong Trade Develo..

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Jan
15
HKMA, Research Bureau of PBoC and HKGFA co-organised “Green Finance in Action” study tour

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Research Bureau of the People’s B..

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Jan
14
Hong Kong highlights its role as a green bond hub for mainland firms

More than 50 mainland banks and businesses representing diverse range of indus..

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Jan
02
The Executive Training Programme in Green Finance

The Executive Training Programme in Green Finance, the Latest Developments and..

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Dec
27
HKGFA Consultation Workshop on ESG Disclosure in China

UNEP Financial Initiative, PRI, SynTao Green Finance, HKGFA Consultation Works..

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Dec
21
HKGFA and HKTDC_AFF_Finance a Sustainable and Inclusive Future

Invitation to the HKGFA and HKTDC Workshop on “Financing a Sustainable and Inc..

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Dec
03
China works with the UK to green the Belt and Road Initiative

The Green Finance Committee (GFC) of China Society for Finance and Banking, in..

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Nov
28
FSDC releases report on ESG strategy

The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) today (November 28) released..

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Nov
08
FT CLIMATE FINANCE ASIA SUMMIT, HONG KONG | 21 NOVEMBER 2018

FT CLIMATE FINANCE ASIA SUMMIT, HONG KONG | 21 NOVEMBER 2018  Financial Times..

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Oct
19
HKGFA Took Part in First China-France Joint Conference on Green Finance

The Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking and Finan..

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Sep
24
New Hong Kong group to advise government on green finance

As Hong Kong moves to develop itself into a green financial hub, senior execut..

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Sep
22
China leads global focus on green financing, says top PBOC official

Ma Jun, policy adviser to China’s central bank, launches Hong Kong Green Finan..

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Sep
21
HKGFA is Officially Launched at Today’s 2018 Green Finance Forum & Launch Ceremony

[Hong Kong, 21 September 2018] The 2018 Green Finance Forum & Launch of th..

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Sep
21
SFC Announced Strategic Framework on Green Finance

Globally, green finance has gathered momentum since the 2015 Paris Agreement o..

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Sep
20
CNBC News Report of HKGFA Launch

Dr. Ma Jun, Alain Gallois, Chi Shing Ho and Shan Li are interviewed by CNBC on..

HKGFA News
Sep
03
Hong Kong Green Finance Association Announces Official Launch on 21st September

Gathering Industry Forces to Promote Green Finance and Investment [Hong Kong,..

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Sep
01
The Bloom of Green Finance in Hong Kong

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Hong Kong is the third largest..

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Jul
06
Ma Jun: How Green Finance Supports Green Building, Forestry and Green Agriculture

At the 2018 Green Finance Forum in the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Civili..

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May
27
Ma Jun: Frontier Developments of International Cooperation in Green Finance

(This article is the keynote speech delivered by the director of the Center fo..