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PolyU PASS X HKIRA Conference - Green Finance and ESG Practice: The Way Forward

26 November 2019 (Tuesday)
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Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: CPA Australia
20/F, Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (map)
Outline: The Center for Economic Sustainability & Entrepreneurial Finance (CESEF) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is organizing a PASS conference “Green Finance and ESG Practice: The Way Forward” on November 26 (Tue), 2019. This event is collaborated with Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) and will be held at CPA Australia (Hong Kong). The conference aims to bring together accounting professionals working in different sectors who are interested in green finance and ESG practices. This event is funded by the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Program Time Session
9:30am-10:00am Session 1 Registration
10:00am-10:20am Opening Remarks: Understanding ESG integration: A Stakeholder Perspective
Speaker: Louis Cheng (Professor of Finance and Director, CESEF, PolyU)
10:20am-10:40am Keynote Speech 1: Green Finance in China
Speaker: Guo Peiyuan, Chairman, SynTao Green Finance
10:40am-11:00am Keynote Speech 2: Understanding ESG data
Speaker: David Broadstock, Deputy Director, CESEF, PolyU
11:00am-11:15am Coffee Break
11:15am-12:15pm Panel Discussion: ESG Integration
Moderator: Louis Cheng
Panel Members:
Stephen Andrews, Managing Director, Blackrock Asset Management North Asia Limited
Jean-Louis Nakamura, CIO, Asia Pacific and CEO Hong Kong, Lombard Odier Group
Chris Tse, Executive Director of Client Coverage, MSCI Hong Kong Limited
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch Break (Participants’ own arrangement)
1:30pm-2:00pm Session 2 Registration
2:00pm-2:15pm Opening Remarks: Research Findings on ESG Reports of Hong Kong Listed Firms
Speaker: Louis Cheng (Professor of Finance and Director, CESEF, PolyU)
2:15pm-3:15pm Panel 1: Sustainability and Reporting
Moderator 1: Eva Chan, Chairman, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
Panel 1 Members:
Brian Ho, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
Suki Wong, Investor Relations Director, Anta Sports Products Limited
Hugh Pye, Former Head of Investor Relations, Asia-Pacific, HSBC Holdings plc
3:15pm-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30pm-4:30pm Panel 2: Green Building: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator 2: Charles Lam, Managing Director of Real Estate, Baring Private Equity Asia
Panel 2 Members:
Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability, New World Development
Kevin Ng, Senior Deputy General Manager, Henderson Land Development
Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development, Swire Properties Limited
4:30pm-4:45pm Concluding Remarks: Louis Cheng (Professor of Finance and Director, CESEF, PolyU)
4:45pm-5:00pm Networking Reception
Medium: English
Fee: Free
Reservation/Remarks:
  • Online registration only
  • Limited seats available
  • For more details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/af/cesef/index.php/pass/
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