Organiser

World Green Organisation (WGO)

The World Green Organisation (WGO) is an independent non-governmental organisation concerned with environmental conservation and environmentally related livelihood and economic affairs. It provides a holistic approach to a fully integrated three-pronged solution that combines social, environmental and economic aspects for a low carbon society.

Through science-based policy research and community projects, the WGO aims to enhance the quality of the environment, promote a greener economy, and improve people’s livelihoods. In particular, it will focus on the social concerns of underprivileged groups and on the creation of a green economy, to help realise its vision of sustainable development.

The WGO has created a network of world-renowned experts in environmental protection, poverty alleviation and economic development. Our partnership enables us to promote green community and sustainable economic development together by transforming people’s lifestyles and business best practices in developed and developing countries.

With active participation and contribution to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) as ESBN (Sustainable Business Network) task force members, World Green Organisation is honored to collaborate with the United Nations to organise the 1st International Conference on Climate Finance and Sustainable Investing in Hong Kong.

Highlights of related work :

  • Organised Training Workshops on Economic Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with UNESCAP, 2019
  • Provided Chairmanship to the Judging Panel for the Best in ESG Award, BDO ESG Awards, 2019, 2018
  • Provided ESG Advisory to renowned corporations, such as, Sa Sa International and Aeon Credit Service, 2017
  • Conducted Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality Assessment for publicly listed company, Sa Sa International (members of Hang Seng Sustainability Index), 2016
  • Offered training at ESG Reporting Seminar in collaboration with ADF Professional Development Committee (200 / 300 accountants, CFO & COO) 2016 / 2015
  • Established WGO’s Sustainable Business Award (SBA) based on ESG criteria, 2015 – present
  • Provided Advisory to Crowe Horwath on Sustainability and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, 2015
  • Contributed a Case Study to United Nations Green Business Guide, 2015
  • Built Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS) with Eco-Healthy Label: 400 offices participated, including, ACCA, Asia Financial, Canon, Cisco, Citibank, DHL Express, Ernst & Young, Fuji Xerox, JP Morgan, KPMG, Octopus Cards, 2013 – present

Organiser

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. The largest regional intergovernmental platform with 53 Member States and 9 associate members, ESCAP has emerged as a strong regional think-tank offering countries sound analytical products that shed insight into the evolving economic, social and environmental dynamics of the region.

The Commission’s strategic focus is to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is reinforced and deepened by promoting regional cooperation and integration to advance responses to shared vulnerabilities, connectivity, financial cooperation and market integration. ESCAP’s research and analysis coupled with

Institutional change at all levels is required to ensure more efficient and effective delivery of essential services to the region’s growing population, increasing the demand for adequate food, clothing, housing, water, energy and transport infrastructure, together with other basic needs. Hence, ESCAP’s products and services support its member States in building national capacities in:

its policy advisory services, capacity building and technical assistance to governments aims to support countries’ sustainable and inclusive development ambitions.

The overall objective of ESCAP is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region, with priority accorded to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

ESCAP emphasizes strengthening institutional capacities to serve the rights of the people of the region and address their aspirations and needs. ESCAP pursues this objective by carrying out work, in close cooperation with other United Nations entities and intergovernmental organizations in the region, in the following areas:

  • Strengthening and implementing equitable and sustainable economic and social development policies and programmes, including regulatory and institutional frameworks;
  • Preparing for, participating in and benefiting from multilateral and regional trade, transport, information and communication technology, energy and environmental partnerships and agreements;
  • Building effective partnerships with civil society entities and the private sector;
  • Reviewing progress in achieving the internationally agreed development goals and targets adopted at global and regional conferences.

Official Supporting Organisation

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited.  This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

Official Supporting Organisation

Financial Services Development Council

The FSDC was established in 2013 by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as a high-level, cross-sectoral advisory body to engage the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of the financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development.

The FSDC has been incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with effect from September 2018 to allow it to better discharge its functions through research, market promotion and human capital development with more flexibility.

The FSDC aims to:

  • advise the Government on strategies and measures to expand the scope of the financial markets of Hong Kong and enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong as an international financial centre;
  • support the financial services industry of Hong Kong in developing the core competence and knowledge of its practitioners; and
  • promote the financial services industry of Hong Kong and Hong Kong as an international financial centre in the Mainland and overseas.

Supreme Sponsor

Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 790 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 543 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.*

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.

We started our sustainable investing journey 20 years ago and were early to sign the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) in 2007. We believe that sustainable investing may help to generate positive performance not just for our clients, but for the community at large.

We aim to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors throughout our entire investment value chain to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns. Given the diversity of investors’ objectives and requirements we provide sustainable investing processes with a broad range of approaches, adaptable to different levels of ESG incorporation and client preferences. These enhance our clients’ investment decisions while helping create benefits for society as a whole.

To learn more about Allianz Global Investors’ forward-looking insights on sustainability and download our ESG white papers:

Active is: Allianz Global Investors

* Data as at 30 June 2019

Information herein is based on sources we believe to be accurate and reliable as at the date it was made. We reserve the right to revise any information herein at any time without notice. No offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities and no investment advice or recommendation is made herein. In making investment decisions, investors should not rely solely on this material but should seek independent professional advice. There is no guarantee that the investment strategies and processes will be effective under all market conditions and investors should evaluate their ability to invest for a long-term based on their individual risk profile especially during periods of downturn in the market. Investment involves risks including the possible loss of principal amount invested and risks associated with investment in emerging and less developed markets. Past performance, or any prediction, projection or forecast, is not indicative of future performance. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies consider factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities or eliminate exposure which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks. This material and website have not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Issued by Allianz Global Investors Asia Pacific Limited.

Conference Objectives

Throughout this international flagship event…

  • To accentuate the position of Hong Kong as the regional leader in Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing by gathering the latest market intelligence, exchanging innovative ideas and forming partnership opportunities with funders and investors from international, mainland China, Hong Kong and throughout Asia

  • To build connections with local and global leaders in government, business and financial sectors so as to enhance the progress on Climate Action and consolidate the resources through Climate Finance through the network of the United Nations and Partners

  • To invite significant amount of premium clients, individuals and investors to this conference for Green Investment Opportunities

  • To facilitate exchange on knowledge and best practices on ESG, Governance and Green Investment Tools

  • To explore the financial needs, ranging from Infrastructure to potential cleantech and green projects

  • To enhance awareness and investment interests from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to sustainable development priorities and UN SDGs

  • Country Representatives, including Financial Secretaries from other countries will be invited by the United Nations

Honorary Advisors

Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan GBS, JP

Convenor, Executive Council of Hong Kong SAR

Dr. Tientip Subhanij

Chief, Financing for Development Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, UNESCAP

Dr. Masato Abe

Economic Affairs Officer

Business and Development Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division,
UNESCAP

Ms. Lau Ka Shi, BBS

Managing Director & CEO, BCT Group

Professor Terence Chong

Associate Professor of Economics and Executive,

Director of Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economic and Finance, The Chinese
University of Hong Kong

Mr. Sam Tang

Former Executive Director, Olympus Capital

Mr Raymond Lo FCA, PCSL (Cantab), UNESCAP member

Executive Director, Amasse Capital Holdings Limited

Sponsored Companies

Who Should Attend?

Senior decision-makers from the following sectors:

  • Publicly listed companies / Private Companies / International Companies
  • Banks and Security Companies

  • Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Fund / Asset Managers
  • Insurers, Reinsurers and Environmental Risk Management

  • Infrastructure Finance and Investment

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms

  • Stock Exchanges and Stock Indexes

  • Energy Companies
  • Cleantech Companies

  • Carbon Markets and Trading

  • Corporate Issuers and Underwriters

  • Climate / Environment Lawyers and Consultants

  • Credit Rating Agencies

  • Multilateral Investment Banks

  • Green Bonds / Climate Bonds
  • Green Bond Verification and Certification Agencies

  • Regulators and government representatives

  • Project and deal owners seeking investment partners