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Catching the Wave: HK as a Regional Green Finance Hub?

April 17 @ 8:15 am - 10:00 am

Hong Kong’s unique role as a major city in China and legendary international financial center make it potentially an ideal hub for the growing field of green finance, especially as environmental concerns compound in Asia.   And, in that Hong Kong’s own population is increasingly aware of the damaging effects of air pollution and climate change, Hong Kong would greatly benefit from an outlook that combines both environmental and economic concern.  The question is:  Can and will Hong Kong take full advantage of the new needs and opportunities at hand?

To answer these and other questions, Civic Exchange, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Institute for the Environment (IENV), the HKUST School of Business present a special public event.

Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Venue: HKUST Business School Central, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central

RSVP: This event is free of charge but online registration is required here.


8:15 am – Registration with coffee/tea

8:30 am – Opening remarks by Winnie Cheung, Civic Exchange CEO

8:35 am – “Overview of Hong Kong’s Policies for a Green Financial Hub” by Joseph H.L. Chan, Under Secretary, Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (FSTB)

8:50 am – Panel discussion on “Transforming the Landscape”

  • Alex Ng, Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Dr Norman Cheung, HKUST Senior Lecturer
  • Prof Entela Benz, HKUST Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Paula DiPerna, Civic Exchange Visiting Fellow
  • Moderator: Henny Sender, Financial Times

9:40 am – Q&A with the audience

9:55 am – Closing remarks by Winnie Cheung, Civic Exchange CEO

10am – Networking with coffee

Full details and speakers’ biographies are available here.


HKUST Business School Central
15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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