"ESG & Impact Investing: Creating Long-Term Value" Seminar
Co-organised by HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) and International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
The event was attended by around 40 senior executives, comprising institutional investors, financiers, project developers and operators, insurers, and professional service providers.
On the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspect of the programme, IFC specialists used investment cases to elaborate on how ESG is embedded in IFC’s investment process, and the importance of ESG in creating long-term value. IFC also introduced its Disclosure & Transparency Toolkit, which provides best practice guidance on information disclosure for companies attracting private sector investment. Also on impact investing, the IFC introduced their “Operating Principles for Impact Management” (the Principles) – a market standard launched recently for impact investing in which investors seek to generate positive impact for society alongside financial returns in a disciplined and transparent way.