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    HKMA and IFC Seminar on Greening Financial Institutions

    Date
    10-11 Oct 2019
    Venue
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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    With the support of 12 industry associations and international chambers of commerce in Hong Kong, the event brought together over 300 senior executives, comprising bankers, corporate treasurers, project developers and operators, and professional service providers.

    The Seminar highlighted how financial institutions are increasingly factoring in climate-related risks in various aspects such as their governance, lending policies, risk management frameworks, investment portfolios, business models and disclosure. The Seminar also discussed various principles and tools for corporates to transition their business and financing strategies, as they take into account how their lenders and investors view their commitments on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG).

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    Panel on "Sustainable Finance in Infrastructure" at the Belt and Road Summit
    Co-organised by HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office and Hong Kong Trade Development Council
    Date
    11 Sep 2019
    Venue
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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    Panel Discussion
    Risk Mitigation in Infrastructure Financing

    Sustainable Finance has attracted growing attention in infrastructure development given its beneficial impact to the investors, financiers, project owners and the project location. This has been given further impetus by the participation of various economies in the Paris Agreement as well as the commitment of different countries and organisations in promoting an open, green and clean Belt and Road cooperation. With IFFO being an active player in facilitating infrastructure investments and financing, IFFO has recently advanced in setting up the Centre for Green Finance (CGF) to further promote green finance through acting as the focal point for capacity building and experience sharing as well as a depositary for knowledge and expertise. The panel, comprising both public and private stakeholders, will look into the business case of adopting sustainable finance in infrastructure projects and share insights on the latest industry trends and offerings in this aspect.

    Panel Chair:

    • Mr Darryl Chan, JP, Executive Director (External), Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Deputy Director, HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO)

    Speakers (Listed in in alphabetical order of last name):

    • Mr Michael Barrow, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank
    • Mr Herbert L W Hui, Finance Director, MTR Corporation Limited
    • Mr Mukhtar Hussain, Group General Manager, Head of Belt & Road Initiative and Business Corridors, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
    • Mr Neil Johnson, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, Macquarie Asset Management
    • Mr Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director and Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, International Capital Market Association
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    2nd ‘Connecting Belt & Road, Capturing Opportunities Together’ High-level Roundtable

    Date
    9-10 Jul 2019
    Venue
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
    Event Highlight

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) co-organised the second ‘Connecting Belt & Road, Capturing Opportunities Together’ High-level Roundtable on 9 – 10 July 2019 in Hong Kong to discuss how Central State-owned Enterprises (CSoEs) can leverage on Hong Kong’s advantages to facilitate their overseas investment and business expansion.

    The event brought together some 30 senior executives from SASAC and six CSoEs, as well as high-level representatives from Hong Kong’s financial and professional service sectors.

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    HKMA Green Finance Forum

    Date
    7 May 2019
    Venue
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
    Event Highlight

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) unveiled three sets of measures to support and promote Hong Kong’s green finance development. In his opening remarks at the HKMA Green Finance Forum today, Mr Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA, said that the HKMA will collaborate with the industry and other stakeholders to combat climate change risks and develop green finance.

    The HKMA Green Finance Forum brought together over 120 representatives from key stakeholders in green finance including banks, asset managers, multilateral development agencies, professional service providers and green associations. The Forum featured panel discussions on policies, practices and prospects of ESG investment; as well as principles and practices relating to green and sustainable banking.

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