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HKGFA News
Oct
20
HKGFA Training Series- Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) Implementation & Considerations
The HKGFA Training Series- Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) Implementation & Considerations was successfully held on 19 Octo...
Industry News
Oct
12
The joint Study Group on ‘Biodiversity and Financial Stability’
The joint Study Group on ‘Biodiversity and Financial Stability’ launched by NGFS and INSPIRE publishes an Interim Report HKGFA supports...
HKGFA News
Oct
12
Hong Kong ‘naturally’ suited to developing carbon trading products, can leverage Guangzhou exchange link, experts say
With proximity to China and access to global investors, city the top choice for a voluntary carbon trading platform regionally...
HKGFA News
Oct
08
ReThink 2021 – ReThinking Finance Programme
ReThink 2021, co-organised by the Business Environment Council, has been designed specifically for sustainability practitioners, business leaders a...
Industry News
Oct
07
Policy Address 2021 Announced to Co-ordinate Actions Under the “Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050”
On 6th October 2021, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Mrs. Carrie Lam delivered the policy...
HKGFA News
Oct
04
WE ARE GUERNSEY Hong Kong Masterclass panel discussion
WE ARE GUERNSEY Hong Kong organized the Hong Kong Masterclass on 28 September discussing the island’s credentials in Family Office...
HKGFA News
Oct
04
HKIB Annual Banking Conference Panel Discussion on The Path to a Sustainable Future for Banking
With the theme “Re-Globalisation, Sustainability and Transformation under the New Normal”, this year’s HKIB Annual Banking Confer...
HKGFA News
Oct
01
The 8th Kubuqi International Desert Forum (KIDF) held with HK Parallel Session
The 8th Kubuqi International Desert Forum (KIDF) was held from 27 to 29 September, 2021 at the Kubuqi International Desert...
Industry News
Sep
23
全力以赴力争碳达峰碳中和目标 不再新建境外煤电项目
习近平出席第七十六届联合国大会一般性辩论并发表重要讲话 提出全球发展倡议,强调携手应对全球性威胁和挑战,推动构建人类命运共同体 9月21日,国家主席习近...
HKGFA NewsIndustry News
Sep
22
New Governance Body Formed to Ensure Integrity of Voluntary Carbon Markets
Governance body will now drive forward the primary mission of the Taskforce, to scale high-integrity voluntary carbon markets with the...
HKGFA NewsIndustry News
Sep
20
China’s carbon market first cross-border deal in August
Hong Kong transactions are rare good news for system as daily volume shrivels On Aug. 9, an institution and an...
HKGFA NewsIndustry News
Sep
17
Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance (GBA-GFA) First Anniversary
Hong Kong Advances Green and Sustainable Finance Agenda in the Greater Bay Area Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance (GBA-GFA)...
HKGFA News
Sep
02
Rethinking Green Finance and the Future of Green Economy in Hong Kong
Green finance and sustainable investment have become a larger presence in economics around the world, but have been particularly salient...
Industry News
Aug
27
Belt and Road Office (BRO)’s Newsletter Third Edition
To support Hong Kong in harnessing the opportunities in the Belt and Road region, the Belt and Road Office Commerce...
Industry News
Aug
23
SFC Consultation Conclusions on the Management and Disclosure of Climate-related Risks by Fund Managers
On 29 October 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a Consultation Paper on the Management and Disclosure of...
Industry News
Aug
23
FSDC releases report “Careers of Tomorrow: Financial Talents in the Digital, Sustainable Economy of Hong Kong”
Hong Kong, 16 August 2021 – The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) today released a research report titled “Careers of...
Industry News
Aug
17
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、中国石...
Industry News
Aug
17
IOSCO consults on ESG Ratings and Data Providers
The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is soliciting feedback on a set of proposed recommendations regarding...
Industry News
Aug
17
IOSCO consults on sustainability-related regulatory and supervisory expectations in asset management
The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is requesting feedback on proposed recommendations about sustainabili...
HKGFA NewsIndustry News
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) (Steering Group) today (15 July) announced the next steps to advance...
HKGFA NewsIndustry News
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 cover? Is a degree in Environmental...
HKGFA News
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 was successfully held on 30th June 2021...
HKGFA News
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, receives the Honorary ESG Elite Award from ESG...
Industry News
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 funds – ESG funds 29 Jun 2021   A. Background...
Industry News
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, setting out the vision of “Healthy...
Industry News
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...
Industry News
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 Limited (the Exchange), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong...
Industry News
Jun
08
NGFS Climate Scenarios for central banks and supervisors
The NGFS Scenarios have been developed to provide a common starting point for analysing climate risks to the economy and...
HKGFA News
May
31
StartmeupHK Festival 2021: Ecosystem Summit
As part of StartmeupHK 2021, The Mills Fabrica organized an ecosystem summit event on 28th May (Fri) – a half-day...
HKGFA News
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 Sustainable finance products begin to bloom Climate...
Industry News
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...
Industry News
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 Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme (GSF Grant...
Industry News
Apr
26
Exploring the links between biodiversity loss and financial stability
By Ma Jun, Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and China Society for Finance and Banking, and Nick Robins,...
Industry News
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 Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE) – one of the...
Industry News
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 article.
Industry News
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, co-launched by the UNEP Finance Initiative and the Financial Services...
Industry News
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 co-hosted a High-Level Seminar on Green Finance...
HKGFA News
Apr
13
Link REIT CONNECTION 2021
CONNECTION is Link’s annual conference to update participants on our business strategy and more importantly, seek opportunities to grow toget...
HKGFA News
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 site for the full article.
HKGFA News
Mar
31
Future of Sustainability in Investment Management War for ESG Talents?
Investment firms increasingly see sustainable investing as critical for the sustainability of investing. In late 2020, CFA Institute published a...
Industry News
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, the Secretary for Financial Services and...
HKGFA News
Mar
11
U.S and China Engage, Tentatively, on Climate Change
As the world’s two largest economies clash on human rights and trade, Washington and Beijing are inching towards cooperation on...
HKGFA News
Mar
01
GIP Webinar on Financial Support for Transition to Net Zero
The GIP Webinar on Financial Support for Transition to Net Zero was successfully held by Standard Chartered, co-chair of the...
HKGFA News
Feb
24
Hong Kong Budget 2021-22
In the 2021-22 Budget Speech by Paul Chan Mo-Po, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong S.A.R Government, green and sustainable finance development...
Industry News
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.
HKGFA News
Feb
22
Boosting Green Finance
In his speech at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept 22,...
HKGFA News
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 happiness and great health! On...
Industry News
Feb
05
Belt and Road Office (BRO)’s Newsletter Second Edition
To support Hong Kong in harnessing the opportunities in the Belt and Road region, the Belt and Road Office Commerce...
HKGFA News
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 passage.
HKGFA News
Jan
28
Ma Jun:Financing carbon neutrality in China
Estimates say China will need to invest hundreds of trillions of yuan in low-carbon projects in order to achieve carbon...
Industry News
Jan
27
HKSAR Government’s Green Bonds Offering
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the “HKSAR Government”) today announced...
HKGFA News
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 Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) co-organized...
HKGFA News
Jan
20
Leading the Way
The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) promotes green finance principles in the region and helps position Hong Kong as...
HKGFA News
Jan
19
馬駿:以碳中和為目標完善綠色金融體系 (Only in Chinese)
The article is only available in Chinese, please kindly visit our Chinese website for the article.
Industry News
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中...
HKGFA News
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 2021, Hong Kong – Standard Chartered today...
HKGFA News
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 comes to the end of...
Industry News
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) announced today (17 December 2020) its green and sustainable finance...
HKGFA News
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.
HKGFA News
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, expressed “Climate transition bonds are needed to fund...
HKGFA News
Dec
16
The Fifth Anniversary of Paris Agreement Conference
The Fifth Anniversary of Paris Agreement Conference was successfully held on 12 December 2020 (Sat) with over 100 audiences. Our...
HKGFA News
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 improving building rating systems is key to driving effective policy ch...
Industry News
Dec
02
HKEX Launches STAGE, its Sustainable and Green Exchange
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today pleased to announce the official launch of the Sustainable and Green...
Industry News
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 Region (HKSAR) Mrs. Carrie Lam delivered the policy...
HKGFA News
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 website for the article.
Industry News
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 a rate that tripled in the past...
HKGFA News
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 Matters” was successfully organized on 17 November 2020...
HKGFA News
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 website for the article.
HKGFA News
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 more information.      
Industry News
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 Authority Launch New Alliance to Address Climate Change...
HKGFA News
Nov
05
HKGFA 2020 Annual Forum “Financing A Green and Inclusive Recovery”
Green and inclusive recovery key to Hong Kong’s future economic development – 2020 Hong Kong Green Finance Association Annual Forum...
HKGFA News
Nov
04
Rethink
Our Deputy Secretary General, Tracy Wong Harris shared her view on the opportunities and hindrances of green finance in Hong...
HKGFA News
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 Sustainability Transformation of Existing Buildings in Hong Kong...
Industry News
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 Consultation Paper on the Management and Disclosure of Climate-related Risks...
HKGFA News
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 the link below. Link to Full Chinese...
HKGFA News
Oct
23
The 6th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management
The 6th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions and the 2nd Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Gre...
HKGFA News
Oct
14
IFEC Talk – Green Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong
The IFEC Talk – Green Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong was well-supported by over 35,000 audiences from various sectors on...
HKGFA News
Sep
29
HKGFA Workshop on How to Understand and Prepare Climate-related Disclosures
The HKGFA Workshop on How to Understand and Prepare Climate-related Disclosures was successfully held on 25 September 2020, with close...
Industry News
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 before 2060. Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald...
Industry News
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 the link below. Link to Full Chinese...
HKGFA News
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)
The article is only available in Chinese, please read the full passage through the link below. Link to Full Chinese...
HKGFA News
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 the link below. Link to Full Chinese...
HKGFA News
Sep
16
Green Finance Alliance for Greater Bay Area Launches
The Alliance has been established to increase funding channels for green projects and guide government policies and investment projects. The...
HKGFA News
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 establish the Greater Bay Area Green...
HKGFA News
Sep
10
NGFS promotes environmental risk analysis in financial industry
Paris, September 10th 2020 There is a growing consensus among members of the Central Banks and Supervisors’ Network for Greening...
HKGFA News
Sep
07
A turning point?
Covid-19 may be a watershed moment for climate strategies in Greater China Climate related strategies such as green bonds have...
HKGFA News
Sep
05
Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance officially launched today
New alliance established to increase funding channels for green projects and give market-based advice to guide government policies and investment...
Industry News
Aug
31
綠色的疑惑 (only in Chinese)
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr. Christopher Hui...
Industry News
Aug
27
Belt and Road Office (BRO)’s Newsletter First Edition
To support Hong Kong in harnessing the opportunities in the Belt and Road region, the Belt and Road Office Commerce...
HKGFA News
Aug
21
Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Banking Webinar
The HKGFA Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Banking Webinar was successfully held on 20 August 2020, with over 400 audiences...
HKGFA News
Aug
10
The New Trends Beyond Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds Webinar
The HKGFA New Trends Beyond Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds Webinar was well attended on 6 August 2020, where...
HKGFA News
Jul
31
FSDC Webinar – When Family Office Meets ESG
The webinar – When Family Office Meets ESG on 29 July 2020 (Wednesday) was well attended by close to 260...
HKGFA News
Jul
30
Green Buildings Webinar: Accessing a $18 Trillion Investment Opportunity in Asia Pacific
The Green Buildings webinar, titled “Accessing a $18 Trillion Investment Opportunity in Asia Pacific” was successfully held on 29 July...
Industry News
Jul
28
Hong Kong Economic Journal Featured Article on ESG
The Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) published their first Chinese Featured Article in their ESG Article Series: ‘ESG – Master...
HKGFA News
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 first draft of the Standards is out for...
Industry News
Jul
14
Green Employment Scheme: Graduates Subsidy Programme
The Environment Bureau has implemented the Green Employment Scheme: Graduates Subsidy Programme to subsidise private companies and suitable organis...
HKGFA News
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) and World Resources Institute (WRI)...
HKGFA News
Jul
01
Webinar of Sustainable Banking: Now and the Way Forward
As the financial materiality of environmental and social issues becomes increasingly evident, it should be ensured that our banking system...
HKGFA News
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 in where business opportunities and risks lie in the...
Industry News
Jun
22
Upcoming Launch of HKEX Sustainable and Green Exchange (STAGE)
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announced the upcoming launch of the HKEX Sustainable and Green Exchange (STAGE), where...
HKGFA News
Jun
15
Webinar of Another Awkward Acronym: Demystifying TCFD
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is essential in providing a framework for companies to give out information to...
HKGFA News
Jun
04
Webinar of ESG in times of COVID-19
COVID-19 has brought a major impact to the ESG investing market globally, yet creating opportunities and faults for investors and...
Industry News
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 out for public consultation! Dr. Ma Jun, Chairman and President of...
HKGFA News
May
20
The Future Of Finance
What are the chances of a green recovery? Where is China re its green push? Global green finance guru Dr....
Industry News
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 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr. Christopher Hui...
HKGFA News
May
16
Webinar of Sustainable Capital Markets in times of COVID-19
The webinar of Sustainable Capital Markets in times of COVID-19 was successfully held on 14 May 2020 with over 200...
Industry News
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-Macao Greater Bay Area has been issued by the People’s...
HKGFA News
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 Green Finance Association, the Launch Webinar of...
Industry News
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 that “the establishment of the cross-agency meeting...
Industry News
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. Christopher Hui, mentioned in his blog on 4 May...
Industry News
Mar
27
Hong Kong’s stricter ESG disclosure rules may lure Western investors
The Hong Kong stock exchange’s stricter reporting rules for socially responsible investments is expected to attract more Western investors to...
Industry News
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 Standard (Guide) was published on 9 March 2020. This Guide...
Industry News
Mar
10
EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy – Technical Report
The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance published a Taxonomy, which sets out screening criteria for economic activities that...
Industry News
Feb
12
Climate Flight By Dr Ma & Chaoni Huang
In Asia, finance may be the most effective weapon This is a critical year for climate. All eyes will be...
Industry News
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 goal of zero net carbon emissions by...
HKGFA News
Jan
17
Sustainable Forum 2020
On 16 January 2020, our member, New World Development Co Ltd, hosted the Sustainability Forum 2020 at one of their...
HKGFA News
Jan
16
Asia Financial Forum “2020 Green and Sustainable Finance Opportunity”
The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) co-organized the “2020 Green and...
HKGFA News
Jan
12
The Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance pre-launch meeting
On 12 January 2020, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macau government officials, green finance committees, project owners and industry professio...
HKGFA News
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 you for your...
Industry News
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) announced the ESG Guide and Listing Rules amendments...
HKGFA News
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, according to Hong Kong Green Finance Association’s Annual...
HKGFA News
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 Committee (GFC) co-organised the Kubuqi Green Finance Summit...
HKGFA News
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 finance, according to Ma Jun, member...
HKGFA News
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 for major new economic stimulus measures in...
Industry News
May
22
HKSAR Government’s Inaugural Green Bond Offering
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the “HKSAR Government”) today announced...
Industry News
May
10
SFC Green Finance Regulatory Meeting
Dr. Ma Jun, chairman of Hong Kong Green Finance Association & China Green Finance Committee, and Tracy Wong Harris, Deputy...
HKGFA News
May
09
Bloomberg Climate and Market Efficiency Seminar
Dr Ma, chairman of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, speaking at the Climate Disclosure and Market Efficiency seminar where he...
Industry News
May
08
HKMA introduces key measures on sustainable banking and green finance
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today unveiled three sets of measures to support and promote Hong Kong’s green finance...
HKGFA News
May
06
CUHK ESG Integration and Green Finance panel discussion
ESG Integration and Green Finance panel discussion at the CUHK Sustainability Conference Supported by HKGFA and other organisations, the 2019...
HKGFA News
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 institutions have signed up to a set...
Industry News
Apr
09
Circular to Licensed Corporations Engaged in Asset Management
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), as part of its Strategic Framework for Green Finance1, has launched a Survey on...
Industry News
Feb
26
Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2018
Climate Bonds Initiative publishes first Briefing Paper on Hong Kong Green Bond Market, in partnership with HSBC and supported by...
HKGFA News
Feb
18
HKGFA meeting Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London
Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) met with Alderman Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and his...
HKGFA News
Feb
18
HKGFA meeting Stephen Nolan, FC4S Managing Director
Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) met with Stephen Nolan, the founding member of UNEP Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S)...
HKGFA News
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 Development Council (HKTDC) co-organised the “Financing a Sustainable...
HKGFA News
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 Bank of China (PBoC) and the Hong Kong...
HKGFA News
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 industries are invited to Hong Kong to learn more...
Industry News
Jan
02
The Executive Training Programme in Green Finance
The Executive Training Programme in Green Finance, the Latest Developments and Advances in Green Finance 2019 Overview The programme aims...
HKGFA News
Dec
27
HKGFA Consultation Workshop on ESG Disclosure in China
UNEP Financial Initiative, PRI, SynTao Green Finance, HKGFA Consultation Workshop on ESG Disclosure in China The Hong Kong Green Finance...
HKGFA News
Dec
21
HKGFA and HKTDC_AFF_Finance a Sustainable and Inclusive Future
Invitation to the HKGFA and HKTDC Workshop on “Financing a Sustainable and Inclusive Future” and Green Deal Flow Matchmaking at...
Industry News
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 partnership with the City of London’s Green...
Industry News
Nov
28
FSDC releases report on ESG strategy
The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) today (November 28) released a research report entitled “Environmental, Social and Governan...
Industry News
Nov
08
FT CLIMATE FINANCE ASIA SUMMIT, HONG KONG | 21 NOVEMBER 2018
FT CLIMATE FINANCE ASIA SUMMIT, HONG KONG | 21 NOVEMBER 2018  Financial Times is going to organize the inaugural FT...
HKGFA News
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 Finance for Tomorrow, the Paris EUROPLACE’s initiative dedicated...
HKGFA News
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 executives from major financial institutions and think-tanks...
HKGFA News
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 Finance Association and says with borrowers for green...
HKGFA News
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 the Hong Kong Green Finance Association was...
Industry News
Sep
21
SFC Announced Strategic Framework on Green Finance
Globally, green finance has gathered momentum since the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Hong Kong is uniquely situated to...
HKGFA News
Sep
20
CNBC News Report of HKGFA Launch
Dr. Ma Jun, Alain Gallois, Chi Shing Ho and Shan Li are interviewed by CNBC on 2018 Green Finance Forum...
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, 3rd September 2018] The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (“HKGFA o...
Industry News
Sep
01
The Bloom of Green Finance in Hong Kong
According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Hong Kong is the third largest bond market in Asia (excluding Japan) behind...
Industry News
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 Civilization Guiyang International Forum(in Gui’an New Area) on July ...
Industry News
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 for Finance and Development Studies of the...