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HKIRA x CECEPEC Webinar - Net Zero and Sustainable Financing

30 July 2021 (Friday)
Date: 30 July 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Virtual via zoom
Organizer: CECEP Environmental Consulting Group Limited
(HKIRA) Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
Outline: China has committed to reach peak emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Hong Kong has also set targets to reach net-zero by 2050. These pledges to net zero are in closer alignment with many other countries, such as the US and EU member states, which have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Meanwhile, with the supportive policies from governments and rapid development of sustainable finance, many companies have turned to green and sustainable financing to reduce financing cost and pushed forward their sustainable development.

In this webinar, we invite representatives from the regulator, investment bank, listed company and consulting company to share valuable insights into sustainable finance development with investors, IR professionals of listed companies and industry.

This webinar will touch on the current trends and hot topics in relation to:

  1. Carbon Neutrality Promotes Sustainable Financing for Companies
  2. Opportunities Brought by Sustainable Financing and Investors’ Expectation to Corporate Issuers/Borrowers Sustainable Investment and Financing Practice and Investors’ Expectation
  3. Q&A

Ms Joy Jing Song
Vice General Manager
CECEP Environmental Consulting Group Limited

Ms Joy Song, the Vice General Manager of CECEP Environmental Consulting Group Limited, is overall responsible for the CECEPEC’s sustainability advisory businesses for financial and non-financial institutions. She is a member of the Climate-related Technical Expert Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), the Co-Chair of ESG Disclosure and Integration Working Group under the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and a member of the ESG & Sustainable Investment Committee in the Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association.

Keynote Speaker:
Ms Flora Yu
Sustainability Department Manager
CECEP Environmental Consulting Group Limited

Ms Flora Yu is the Manager and the Head of Green Building in CECEPEC. She has nearly 10 years of experience in sustainability-related consulting including sustainability reporting, carbon audit, climate change, green building certification and etc. She was also involved in ESG and green building research projects for governmental sector and industrial organizations. Besides, Flora is a member of the ESG & Sustainable Investment Committee in the Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association. Facing the big trend of carbon neutrality and ESG investment, she has been working with various industries clients to develop their carbon reduction roadmap and sustainability directions, with her experience in corporate current situation analysis and solution development.


Mr Yi Chen
Managing Director, Head of Global Capital Markets
Haitong International Securities Company Limited

Mr Chen is currently Managing Director and Head of Global Capital Markets in Haitong International Securities Company Limited. Mr. Chen has more than 20 years of experiences in investment banking industry, and during which at least 15 years in global capital markets financing. Prior to joining Haitong International, Mr. Chen held senior positions at Deutsche Bank and possesses extensive experiences in structure construction and product design of overseas capital market financing for mainland enterprises. Mr. Chen is devoted to and highly capable in professional team building and project management for overseas capital market financing for Chinese enterprises.

Mr Chen had in charge of and successfully executed a numerous of bond financing projects and completed over 50 green bonds by Jul 15, 2021. Mr Chen holds a Master’s degree in International Commerce and Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China and a MBA degree from Arizona State University, the United States.

Mr Thomas Elliott
Managing Director
Head of Client Coverage, Commercial Banking
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Thomas leads the Client Coverage team for Hong Kong Commercial Banking, responsible for senior corporate client coverage, structured lending and event financing transactions, sustainable finance, and lending and portfolio management. Having joined HSBC in 2007, Tom has worked across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, with past roles spanning leveraged finance, large corporate coverage of the infrastructure sector, and leading structured lending credit approvals for HSBC’s Global Banking and Commercial Banking clients across Asia region.

Mr Kenneth Hui
Head of Market Development
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Kenneth Hui is the Head of Market Development Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), in charge of the HKMA’s efforts to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international financial centre. Prior to joining the HKMA, Ken was a senior manager at the Investment Products Division of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), specialising in regulatory policies on retail funds and innovative retail investment products. During his time at the SFC, Ken was seconded to the Secretariat of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, where he was responsible for global OTC derivatives reforms.

Mr Sheng Ou Yong
Green Bonds & ESG Analyst
BNP Paribas Asset Management Asia Limited

Sheng Ou Yong is a Green Bonds & ESG Analyst APAC at BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM). He joined the firm in January 2019. Sheng is responsible for the research of green & other thematic bonds that supports the firm’s fixed income strategies. He is also responsible for the ESG research of the Financials sector, looking at how banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions manage their ESG issues.

He represents BNPP AM in the Green Bonds working group of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and in the Green Projects Eligibility working group of ICMA’s Green Bond Principles.

Prior to joining BNPP AM, Sheng worked for EcoVadis, a business sustainability rating agency based in Paris, as a Chinese analyst assessing how Chinese companies manage their sustainability risks. After two and a half years in Paris (2014 to 2016), Sheng moved to Hong Kong to set up EcoVadis Hong Kong, leading a team of 8 analysts, and providing support for the other business units in the Hong Kong office (2016 to 2019).

Sheng graduated from Singapore Management University with a Cum Laude in Bachelors in Business Management (Strategic Management) and in Bachelors of Science - Economics. Sheng also passed the CFA Level III examination in December 2020.

Dr Raymond Yau
General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development
Swire Properties Limited

Dr Raymond Yau is the General Manager of Technical Services & Sustainable Development at Swire Properties Limited (SPL). In his role at SPL since 2016, he has led and implemented successfully several transformative initiatives that are pivotal to the long-term sustainable development of the company, demonstrating exemplary leadership in the building sector. Those initiatives included formulation of company-wide SD 2030 Vision and Strategies; Digital Transformation of Technical Services and establishment of Cloud-based Energy Management Platform across global portfolios; implementation of Monitoring-based Commissioning of all existing portfolios for deep energy savings; ESG framework of the company’s first Green Bond of US$500 mil in 2018 and ESG criteria of Sustainability-Linked Loans; and the Climate Risk Assessment (physical and transition risks) of global assets. Dr Yau has led to set the Science-based Targets of Swire Properties in 2019 for long-term decarbonisation in accordance with The Paris Agreement.

Dr Yau had been practicing as a consulting engineer for over 28 years in the field of designing sustainable buildings and sustainability consulting across the globe. Before joining Swire, Dr Yau worked as Fellow and Director of Arup Hong Kong. He had contributed to the design of many notable award-winning sustainable building projects in the Chinese mainland, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the UK.

Dr Yau is currently Member of Advisory Council on the Environment, Hong Kong SAR Government; Director of Business Environment Council and Hong Kong Green Building Council; and member of GRESB Asia Benchmark Committee. Dr Yau is also Committee Member of China Green Building Council and Deputy Officer of China Association of Building Energy Efficiency, and Guest Professor at Chongqing University, China.

* Speakers are in alphabetical order by surname
Language: English
Fee: Free for HKIRA members
$100 for non-member
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour (by request)
  • Online registration only. Deadline: 28 July 2021 (Wednesday).
  • HKIRA will confirm availability by email notification. HKIRA reserves the right to final say in registration discrepancies.
  • The link to the webinar will be sent to the registered email closer to the event date.
  • Reservation is non-cancellable and non-refundable.
Presentation Materials: CECEPEC Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Finance - Ms Flora Yu
HSBC Transition to Net Zero - Mr Thomas Elliott
Swire Properties Sustainable Development Strategy - Dr. Raymond Yau
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