Organiser

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 collaborate with the United Nations to organise the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Investing and ESG in Hong Kong.

Highlights of related work :

  • Organised Training Workshops on Economic
    Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable
    Development Goals (SDGs) with UNESCAP, 2019
  • Provided Chairmanship to the Judging Panel
    for the Best in ESG Award, BDO ESG Awards,
    2019, 2018
  • Provided ESG Advisory to renowned corporations,
    such as, Sa Sa International and Aeon Credit
    Service, 2017
  • Conducted Stakeholder Engagement &
    Materiality Assessment for publicly listed
    company, Sa Sa International (members of
    Hang Seng Sustainability Index), 2016
  • Offered training at ESG Reporting Seminar in
    collaboration with ADF Professional Development
    Committee (200 / 300 accountants, CFO &
    COO) 2016 / 2015
  • Established WGO’s Sustainable Business Award
    (SBA) based on ESG criteria, 2015 – present
  • Provided Advisory to Crowe Horwath on
    Sustainability and Environment, Social and
    Governance (ESG) reporting, 2015
  • Contributed a Case Study to United Nations
    Green Business Guide, 2015
  • Built Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme
    (GOALS) with Eco-Healthy Label: 400 offices
    participated, including, ACCA, Asia Financial,
    Canon, Cisco, Citibank, DHL Express, Ernst &
    Young, Fuji Xerox, JP Morgan, KPMG, Octopus
    Cards, 2013 – present

Organiser

The United Nations 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 75 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 Exchanges and Clearing Limited

About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

www.hkexgroup.com

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

IFRS Sustainability Alliance

About the IFRS Sustainability Alliance

Introducing the IFRS Sustainability Alliance: the global membership programme for sustainability standards, integrated reporting and integrated thinking. The IFRS Sustainability Alliance combines the SASB Alliance and Business Network into a more expansive membership programme than ever before. Diverse in size and scope, members of the Alliance share a belief in the benefits of a coherent and comprehensive system for corporate disclosure and a more integrated approach to the way organisations, plan and disclose their approach to value creation.

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

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. Tientip Subhanij

Chief of Investment and Enterprise Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Mr. Joseph Ho-lim Chan, JP

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

Mr. Tim Lui, SBS, JP

Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Dr. King Au

Executive Director, Financial Services Development Council (FSDC)

Ms. Glenda So

Co-Head of Markets, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Prof. Albert Ip

Chairman, World Green Organisation

Dr. George Lam , BBS

Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Mr. Sangmin Nam

Director, Environment and Development Division, ESCAP

Dr. Pitaya Uthai-sang

Director of Public Private Partnership Promotion Bureau State Enterprise Policy Office, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

Tan Sri Michael O.K. Yeoh

Chairman, ASEAN Economic Club and KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific

Mr. Carson Wen, BBS, JP

Founder, Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited

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

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