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
11 Sep 2019
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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