Hong Kong Green Week – Finance Stream

Hong Kong Green Week aims to ignite discussions centred around sustainability and serves as a platform for various sustainability-themed events across the city. This highly anticipated event will feature a comprehensive line-up of activities, including keynote addresses, panel discussions, roundtable dialogues, fireside chats, and lightning talks. By fostering meaningful connections, sharing invaluable insights, and exploring potential opportunities in green and sustainable finance, the Hong Kong Green Week endeavours to shape a more sustainable future for Hong Kong and beyond.

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  • 26 to 28 February 2024
    Climate Business Forum: Asia Pacific (CBF)
    Organiser(s) International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)
    Knowledge Partner BloombergNEF (BNEF)
    Supporting Organisation(s) Academy of Finance (AoF), Boston Consulting Group, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Crédit Agricole CIB, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), HSBC, Standard Chartered, and Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN)
    Event Highlight

    The CBF is co-hosted by the IFC and the HKMA and will take place from 26 to 28 February 2024. As a flagship event of the IFC, it is anticipated to bring together esteemed thought leaders from the Asia-Pacific region, including industry representatives, financial institutions, government agencies, and media professionals. The forum aims to delve deeply into the necessary steps to unlock the financing needed for a resilient and inclusive transition in Asia and the Pacific.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Open to media
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  • 27 February 2024
    CBF Special Sessions - How Carbon Markets Support Asia’s Energy Transition
    Format Panel discussion and round table discussion
    Event Highlight

    Asia accounts for more than half of global greenhouse gas emissions with coal being the largest source. Unlike other regions, Asia's energy infrastructure is relatively young, making the move away from fossil fuels towards clean energy one of the greatest challenges in the energy transition. Many stakeholders look to carbon pricing and markets to facilitate this transition in an economically efficient way, building on the successes achieved elsewhere. The high-level panel will touch on the salient issues and bring governments, corporates and investors together to outline the role of carbon markets in Asia's energy transition.

    Building on the context set in the carbon markets panel, this round table discussion will take a more technical approach and explore the state of carbon prices across the globe, the abatement price needed for different sectors, the methodologies for decarbonisation of high emitting sectors as well as how domestic systems of participating countries are performing and their link to international carbon pricing.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Closed to media
  • 27 February 2024
    CBF Special Sessions - Expanding the Electronic Vehicle Supply Chain
    Supporting Organisation(s) BloombergNEF (BNEF) and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)
    Format Round table discussion
    Event Highlight

    Driven by policy, technological innovation, and expanded consumer choice, the global electric vehicle market has seen incredible growth over the past decade. This roundtable will unpack market growth opportunities and challenges across Asia and beyond. It will examine how electrification of mobility can help countries tackle transport emissions while creating local economic opportunities and bring key stakeholders together to discuss how to overcome challenges ranging from upstream critical minerals supply to charging infrastructure.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Closed to media
  • 27 February 2024
    CBF Special Sessions - Crédit Agricole CIB Cocktail Reception
    Supporting Organisation(s) Crédit Agricole CIB
    Event Highlight

    The cocktail reception hosted by Crédit Agricole CIB, starts with a short lightening talk on green and sustainable finance market outlook and key trends, will provide an exclusive opportunity to exchange ideas and forge valuable connections in sustainable finance.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Closed to media
  • 28 February 2024
    CBF Special Sessions – Transition Finance: Opportunities and Challenges for Financial Institutions
    Supporting Organisation(s) Standard Chartered
    Format Panel discussion and round table discussion
    Event Highlight

    Transition Finance is increasingly relevant and appealing to Asian market participants thanks to its “whole-of-economy” approach. Asia Pacific’s diverse economic landscape includes both highly industrialised nations and emerging economies, all facing unique sustainability challenges. Simultaneously, there is a need to mitigate risk potential negative effects of a disorderly transition including restricted access to affordable and reliable energy, unemployment, and potential broader social impacts. The session will explore this emerging instrument and focus on how it can be leveraged to improve the ability of sectors or firms to gain access to financing to support their transition to net-zero emissions.

    Building on the context set in the previous panel, this round table will explore issues such interoperability challenges when it comes to existing work on frameworks, taxonomies, and roadmaps of national-level transition pathways for hard-to-abate sectors? It will also focus on sharing views on where and how pilot taxonomies are starting to show progress in particular sectors and what lessons may be which can be applied to other contexts.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Closed to media
  • 28 February 2024
    CBF Special Sessions – From 5% to Net-Zero, Climate Sustainability in the Healthcare Sector
    Supporting Organisation(s) Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
    Format Round table discussion
    Event Highlight

    The roundtable on Climate Change and Impact on Healthcare will focus on the impact of climate change on health equity across Asian emerging markets. The discussion will involve multiple stakeholders in the healthcare landscape, including health care providers, insurers and public health officials. Market participants will explore ways that the sector will need to adapt to the changing climate whilst also promoting wider sustainable health access for all.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Closed to media
  • 28 February 2024
    CBF Special Sessions – Cooperation & Innovation – Accelerating the Development of Sustainable Finance in China
    Supporting Organisation(s) Bank of China (Hong Kong)
    Format Keynote Speech and panel discussion
    Event Highlight

    In light of the 30-60 “Dual Carbon” goals, China is gearing up to accelerate its transition into a sustainable economy. Financial institutions play a crucial role in providing and mobilizing funding to enable this transition, which will bring transformative shifts to our society and economy while paving the way for a green and sustainable future. This event aims to provide a platform for experts from the financial sector, businesses, academia and the public sector to exchange ideas on the opportunities and challenges arising from developing sustainable finance in China, and collaborate on devising strategies to propel cooperation and innovations. Special focus will be placed on the role Hong Kong plays as a regional green and sustainable finance hub, and exploring its potential to drive and support sustainable development of China, Asia and the Belt and Road area.

    Mode Physical
  • 28 February 2024
    CBF Special Sessions – HSBC Dinner Event
    Supporting Organisation(s) HSBC
    Event Highlight

    The dinner hosted by HSBC will mark the conclusion of the Climate Business Forum: Asia Pacific and provide VIP guests with an opportunity to continue conversations from the event and make new connections.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Closed to media
  • 29 February 2024
    IMF-HKMA Asia Climate Finance Roundtable
    Organiser(s) International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

    Event Highlight

    The Asia Climate Finance Roundtable will be co-hosted by the IMF and the HKMA on 29 February 2024. The purpose of this event is to thoroughly examine critical aspects related to climate finance, with a specific focus on two key areas: scaling up climate finance and the role of central banks and regulators in managing climate risks. Esteemed experts, policymakers, and industry leaders will come together to engage in in-depth discussions on these urgent matters. By providing a platform for collaboration, the event aims to generate valuable insights and actionable outcomes to advance global climate finance initiatives.

    Mode Physical
    Media arrangement Closed to media
  • 29 February 2024
    HKMA IFFO-GFANZ Seminar: Financing the Net-zero Transition
    Organiser(s) Hong Kong Monetary Authority Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (HKMA IFFO)

    Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)
    Supporting Organisation(s) Hong Kong Academy of Finance

    Event Highlight

    This seminar will discuss the importance for financial institutions to make transition planning, and share global best practices on target setting, implementation and client engagement strategies through case studies. It will also explore new business opportunities in supporting the net-zero transition in emerging markets and developing economies, including financing the managed phase-out of high-emitting assets and infrastructure projects.

    Mode Hybrid
    Media arrangement Open to virtual participation
    (If interested, please email us at hkgw_seminar@hkma.gov.hk)
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  • 29 February 2024
    HKMA-HKUST-HKGFA Seminar: Taxonomy for Hong Kong
    Organiser(s) Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

    Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA)
    Supporting Organisation(s) Hong Kong Academy of Finance

    Event Highlight

    This seminar will showcase the concerted efforts by the official sector, academia and industry on the important subject of taxonomy, particularly how they contribute to more consistent standards in Hong Kong. The seminar will also explore how these efforts can contribute to the transition of financial institutions and corporates in Hong Kong, GBA, and the Asian region more broadly.

    Mode Hybrid
    Media arrangement Open to virtual participation
    (If interested, please email us at hkgw_seminar@hkma.gov.hk)
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  • 1 March 2024
    HKMA IFFO-BRIGC1 Seminar: Financing the Green Development of the Belt & Road Initiative
    Organiser(s) Hong Kong Monetary Authority Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (HKMA IFFO)

    BRI International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC)

    Event Highlight

    This seminar will discuss how to leverage on Hong Kong’s green and sustainable finance infrastructure and ecosystem to facilitate the financing of green initiatives in the Belt and Road countries.

    Mode Hybrid
    Media arrangement Open to virtual participation
    (If interested, please email us at hkgw_seminar@hkma.gov.hk)
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    1 BRI International Green Development Coalition is jointly initiated by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and international partners to pursue green development.

Last revision date : 23 February 2024