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Green Finance Forum 2016

 

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Green Finance Forum 2016 was successfully held on 7 November 2016 with more than 120 participants. Following the outcome of international climate negotiations in Paris summit last year, governments around the world are working on far-reaching programmes to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and deal with other environmental challenges. 

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Panel speakers including Dr Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government, Mr. Tim Freshwater, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia Bank Ltd., Ms Jessica Robinson, Head of Asia (ex-Japan), UN-PRI and Mr. Alan Lok, Director, Capital Market Policy, CFA Institute shared their insight of green finance development in HK.  

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China has become a world leader in renewable energy investment.Given HK’s solid financial infrastructure and reputation in financial services, HK should play a key role in development of green finance markets and products. As many Asian countries declared a ‘war on pollution, prospects of green finance for young finance professionals are positive. Major potential areas include strategic green bond issuance, growth of a green investor base, green project accreditation schemes, support by private equity and emissions trading.