HKGFA wish you a joyful Christmas season and a fruitful New Year!
As it comes to the end of 2020, HKGFA would like to thank your continuous support and contributions to the Association. With this opportunity, we would like to share with you our key achievements in 2020.
Celebrating our Second Anniversary, HKGFA has made remarkable progress in facilitating the development of green finance and sustainable investments in Hong Kong and beyond. Our membership has grown to over 140 institutions with extension to various sectors including banks, asset managers, insurance companies, law firms.
HKGFA is proud to have supported the government and regulators through capacity building and consultations. We have been working closely with SFC on various consultation, coordinated with HKMA to support the White Paper on Green and Sustainable Banking, and a key partner to the newly launched STAGE from HKEX.
In addition, HKGFA strives to gather the talent and expertise of financial institutions and green businesses in Hong Kong to motivate the development of green finance in Hong Kong and beyond through our capacity building events throughout the year. One of the big highlights is the Launch of the Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance (GBA-GFA) in September. The GBA-GFA hosts research and incubates green investment projects that benefit the Greater Bay Area, leveraging the vast green investment demand in Guangdong and green finance capacities in Hong Kong and Macau. Three key projects on Blockchain Solar, Carbon Connect, and Green Building are undergoing under HKGFA. In November, the 2020 HKGFA Annual Forum was a big success with over 700 audiences joining online.
Four reports were published this year under HKGFA, namely “Decarbonising Hong Kong Buildings Policy Recommendations And Next Steps”, “GBRS Energy Benchmarking Study”, “Hong Kong Green And Sustainable Finance Survey”, and “Navigating Climate Transition Finance”.
Going forward, HKGFA will further expand the Working Groups in 2021 (see below) to support various growing markets in the green and sustainable realm. We will announce the respective Working Group Co-chairs in mid-January 2021.
- Green and Sustainable Banking
- Green Bonds and Product Innovation
- ESG Disclosure and Integration
- Policy Research and Dissemination
- Green and Sustainable Insurance
- External Collaboration
- Green and Sustainable Real Estate
- Green and Sustainable Private Equity
Your active participation is fundamental to our long-term success. You are strongly encouraged to stay tuned with us through our website www.hkgreenfinance.org/devsite, LinkedIn @hkgfa and Twitter @HKGreenFinance. Should you have any inquiries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our Secretariat Office at firstname.lastname@example.org/devsite.
On behalf of HKGFA, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to you and your organisation for your continued support and looking forward to continuing our collaboration in the years to come. With our collective efforts, we are confident that we can make Hong Kong one of the most attractive green and sustainable finance centres regionally and globally. As 2021 is fast approaching, we would like to wish you and your loved one a greener and more sustainable 2021 filled with prosperity, joy, and contentment!