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2018 CarbonCare® Conference cum CarbonCare® Label Award Ceremony highlights green finance in Asia (4/12/2018)
Date: December 4, 2018

On 4 December 2018, Carbon Care Asia (CCA) and CarbonCare Innolab (CCIL) jointly organised their annual flagship event in the Owner Box, Happy Valley Racecourse. Themed “Accelerating Green Finance in Asia: Investing in a +1.5 Degrees World”, the morning session of the Conference included two panel discussions on “Gaps & opportunities for green Investments in a +1.5 degrees world” and “How to accelerate green finance developments?” Local and overseas experts on climate policy and financial investment were invited to share their observations and experiences, as well as to interact and exchange ideas with representatives of the finance sector, business sector and civil society. Participants were able to gain important insights into the topics discussed.

Speakers and panelists of 2018 CarbonCare® Conference included:

Mr Yossef Zahar, Senior Climate Finance Advisor for UNFCCC

Mr Jean-Marc Champagne, Head of Environmental Finance, WWF-Hong Kong

Dr Peter Hefele, Director, Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific (RECAP), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Mr Anthony Cheung, Managing Director, Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing, Hamon Asset Management

Mr Benjamin Weller, Vice President, Deutsche Bank AG, Capital Solutions & Sustainable Financing

Mr Johnnie Yung, Head of Portfolio Strategists, State Street Global Advisors

Ms Elaine Hung, Executive Director, ICBC International Asset Management

Mr Andrew Kam, National Director, Corporate Appraisal & Advisory, JLL

Mr Stefan Schratz, Director, Head of German, Swiss & Austrian Clients Asia, ING Bank N.V.

Graced by the presence of the officiating guest, Ambassador Carmen Cano, Head of EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao, this year’s CarbonCare® Label Award Ceremony was held in the afternoon. In her keynote speech entitled “New trends for Green Finance in EU: moving in tandem with Asia”, Ambassador Cano encouraged Hong Kong to promote green finance by leveraging on its prime position as an international financial centre. This year, a total of 47 organisations received the CarbonCare® Label, the CarbonCare® ESG Label and the CarbonCare® Star Label, showcasing increasing awareness and actions of carbon management and sustainable development among companies and organisations of different sectors.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of CCA. Company board members and the management team took the opportunity to thank business partners, clients and friends for their continuous support. Ir Albert Lai, Chief Executive Officer of CCA, also announced the cooperation with Prosage Sustainability Development Limited to launch an online learning platform early next year to promote the digital learning of sustainability issues.

The last session of the event saw three parallel workshops focusing on “Identifying Critical Factors for Successful Green Bond Issues”, “Green and Social - Building Sustainability into Green Finance” and “Sustainability Reporting – from Compliance to Enhancement”. Workshop participants from various backgrounds benefited from deep-dive discussions and the exchange of views and experiences on respective subjects. The full-day event drew around 170 industry practitioners and company representatives.

Full list of 2018 CarbonCare® Label, CarbonCare® ESG Label & CarbonCare® Star Label Awardees

Hong Kong Economic Journal

CarbonCare® Conference 2018: Asian Green Finance Development Special Supplement
"Acceleration of Green Finance needed as Climate Change impact becomes more severe" 

published on 12/12/2018
(By courtesy of Hong Kong Economic Journal)

Download full copy (Chinese Version Only)

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