World Green Organisation (WGO)

The World Green Organisation (WGO) is an independent non-governmental organisation concerned with environmental conservation and environmentally
related livelihood and economic affairs. It provides a holistic approach to a fully integrated three-pronged solution that combines social, environmental and economic aspects for a low carbon society.
Through science-based policy research and community projects, the WGO aims to enhance the quality of the environment, promote a greener economy, and improve people’s livelihoods. In particular, it will focus on the social concerns of underprivileged groups and on
the creation of a green economy, to help realise its vision of sustainable development.
The WGO has created a network of world-renowned experts in environmental protection, poverty alleviation and economic development. Our partnership enables us to promote green community and sustainable economic development together by transforming people’s lifestyles and business best practices in developed and developing countries. With active participation and contribution to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) as ESBN (Sustainable Business Network) task force members, World Green Organisation is honored to partner with the United Nations to organise the ESG for Climate Actions International Conference in Hong Kong.

Highlights of related work :

  • Participated as ESBN Task Force Member, United Nations The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), 2022,2023

  • Initiated and created an ESG Accelerator Program for Tech Start-ups in collaboration with Cyberport, 2022

  • Participated in Stakeholder Engagement Panel, Offshore Windfarm Project in Lantau Island, The Hongkong Electric, 2022

  • Provided advisory to Certified ESG Planner CEPTM (Environment, Social and Governance), International Chamber of Sustainable Development, Sustainable Goals Development Knowledge Platform, 2023

  • Provided chairmanship support to Peer Reviewer Committee, the Traditional Chinese translations of the GRI Standards G12 (Coal), Global Reporting Initiative, 2023

  • Offered Sustainability Training to board members of publicly listed companies, regulator, financial institutions and universities, on-going

Conference Partner

Environment and Development Division, The Economic and
Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the most inclusive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region. The Commission promotes cooperation among its 53 member States and 9 associate members in pursuit of solutions to sustainable development challenges. ESCAP is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations.
The ESCAP secretariat supports inclusive, resilient and sustainable development in the region by generating action-oriented knowledge, and by providing technical assistance and capacity-building services in support of national development objectives, regional agreements and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ESCAP also provides support to partners at the national level. ESCAP’s national offer is rooted in and linked with the implementation of global and regional intergovernmental frameworks, agreements, and other instruments.

Originally established as the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East in 1947, ESCAP has 76 years of history in providing capacity building, policy guidance, and research of relevance to the region. Its status as an intergovernmental platform drawing participation from the highest levels of its member States make it a premier forum for discussion and analysis of the most significant social and economic issues.

Conference Partner

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Cyberport is Hong Kong’s digital technology flagship and incubator for entrepreneurship with over 2,000 members including over 900 onsite and close to 1,100 offsite start-ups and technology companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to be the hub for digital technology, thereby creating a new economic driver for Hong Kong,

Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting entrepreneurship among youth, supporting start-ups, fostering industry development by promoting strategic collaboration with local and international partners, and integrating new and traditional economies by accelerating digital transformation in public and private sectors.

Conference Partner

Financial Services Development Council

The FSDC was established in 2013 by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as a high-level, cross-sectoral advisory body to engage the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of the financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development.

The FSDC has been incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with effect from September 2018 to allow it to better discharge its functions through research, market promotion and human capital development with more flexibility.

The FSDC aims to:

  • advise the Government on strategies and measures to expand the scope of the financial markets of Hong Kong and enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong as an international financial centre;

  • support the financial services industry of Hong Kong in developing the core competence and knowledge of its practitioners; and

  • promote the financial services industry of Hong Kong and Hong Kong as an international financial centre in the Mainland and overseas.

Conference Partner

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is a publicly-traded company (HKEX Stock Code: 388) and one of the world’s major exchange groups, offering a range of equity, derivative, commodity, fixed income and other financial markets, products and services, including the London Metal Exchange. As a superconnector and gateway between East and West, HKEX facilitates the two-way flow of capital, ideas and dialogue between China and the rest of the world, through its pioneering Connect schemes, increasingly diversified product ecosystem and its deep, liquid and international markets.

HKEX is a purpose-led organisation which, across its business and through the work of HKEX Foundation, seeks to connect, promote and progress its markets and the communities it supports for the prosperity of all.

Conference Partner

IFRS Sustainability Alliance

Introducing the IFRS Sustainability Alliance is a global membership programme for sustainability standards, integrated reporting and integrated thinking. The Alliance offers curated insights and educational programming, as well as peer-to-peer networking.Market expectations for sustainability-related data and integrated reporting are evolving as a global baseline of sustainability disclosure becomes a reality. Diverse in size and scope, members of the Alliance share a belief in the power of building a global baseline of sustainability disclosures to meet capital market needs. Market expectations for sustainability-related data and integrated reporting are evolving as a global baseline of sustainability disclosure becomes a reality.

Members stay apprised of the changing landscape through the following benefits:

  • Updates through engagement with IFRS Foundation staff, peers and industry leaders

  • Learning opportunities on the integration of sustainability factors into investment processes, reporting best practices, sustainability standards development, global policy and ongoing academic research

  • Tools to advance understanding of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, including the SASB Standards, Integrated Reporting Framework and Integrated Thinking Principles

  • Virtual and in-person events that offer networking and learning opportunities

  • Discounts on other IFRS Sustainability products, including on the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Educational Credential and IFRS Foundation-hosted Conference registrations. Alliance benefits are available to all colleagues at every member organisation.

Alliance benefits are available to all colleagues at every member organisation.

Conference Objectives

Throughout this international flagship event…

  • To accentuate the position of Hong Kong as the regional leader in Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing by gathering the latest market intelligence, exchanging innovative ideas and forming partnership opportunities with funders and investors from international, mainland China, Hong Kong and throughout Asia

  • To build connections with local and global leaders in government, business and financial sectors so as to enhance the progress on Climate Action and consolidate the resources through Climate Finance through the network of the United Nations and Partners

  • To invite significant amount of premium clients, individuals and investors to this conference for Green Investment Opportunities

  • To facilitate exchange on knowledge and best practices on ESG, Governance and Green Investment Tools

  • To explore the financial needs, ranging from Infrastructure to potential cleantech and green projects

  • To enhance awareness and investment interests from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to sustainable development priorities and UN SDGs

  • Country Representatives, including Financial Secretaries from other countries will be invited by the United Nations

Officiating Guests

Dr. Sangmin Nam

Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations ESCAP

Ms. Hitomi Rankine

Environmental Affairs Officer, United Nation ESCAP

Mr. Jonathan Wong

Chief of Technology and Innovation, ESCAP

Dr. Guo Peiyuan

China Advisor, UNEP FI

Dr. George Lam, BBS, JP

Chairman, United Nations ESCAP, Sustainable Business Network (ESBN)

Mr. Joseph H.L. Chan, JP 

Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of Hong Kong SAR

Mr. Tim Lui, GBS, JP

Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Mr. Daniel Fung

Vice Chairman, Financial Services Development Council (FSDC)

Mr. Ken Chui

Head of Carbon and ESG Products Market, HKEX

Mr. Peter Yan, JP

Chief Executive Officer, Cyberport

Mr. Walter Van Hattum

Head of  Economic and Trade Section, EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Ms. Verna Lin

Head of Greater China, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Ms. Michele Leung

Executive Director, Head of Greater, China ESG & Climate, MSCI

Mr. Dennis Wan

Associate Director, Capital Markets (Southeast Asia & Oceania) & Global Projects, CDP

Ms. Kim See Lim

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Mr. Albert Oung

Founder and President, World Green Organisation and Chair on Green Economy and Executive Council Member, United Nations ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN)

Dr. William Yu

Founder and CEO, World Green Organisation

Partners / Sponsors / Supporting Organisations

Who Should Attend?

Senior decision-makers from the following sectors:

  • Publicly listed companies / Private Companies / International Companies

  • Banks and Security Companies

  • Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Fund / Asset Managers

  • Insurers, Reinsurers and Environmental Risk Management

  • Infrastructure Finance and Investment

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms

  • Stock Exchanges and Stock Indexes

  • Energy Companies

  • Cleantech Companies

  • Carbon Markets and Trading
  • Corporate Issuers and Underwriters
  • Climate / Environment Lawyers and Consultants
  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Multilateral Investment Banks
  • Green Bonds / Climate Bonds
  • Green Bond Verification and Certification Agencies
  • Regulators and government representatives
  • Project and deal owners seeking investment partners