• CarbonCare Conference 2020

     

    Sustainable Finance for Post-Covid

    Recovery – Insights from

    Green Finance Centres

    Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December 2020

    Join us for this FREE virtual event!

     

    Organizers: Carbon Care Asia & CarbonCare InnoLab

     

  • As the Covid–19 pandemic persists, the urgency for a green recovery agenda has become evident for policy makers and corporate leaders alike. Whether the tools of sustainable finance can be successfully deployed will be crucial not only to the speed of economic recovery, but also to ensure the new growth is on the right track to meeting long–term decarbonisation targets and tackling the climate emergency.

     

    In addition to the City of London, which has made pioneering moves in sustainable finance, two cities stand out as prominent green finance hubs in Asia – Singapore and Hong Kong. Their experience in the application of sustainable finance will be closely watched by many countries. This is a process of mutual learning for the greater good: accelerating money flows to environmentally beneficial and socially desirable projects; improving policies and regulations to enhance efficiency and transparency; and promoting higher standards and best practices to safeguard stakeholder interests.

     

    As a prelude to the Climate Ambition Summit which will be hosted by the British Government on 12th December 2020, join CarbonCare for an insightful sharing by policy–makers and experts from three financial centres – London, Hong Kong and Singapore, to discuss the future of sustainable finance in the post–Covid era.

     

    Details

     

    Date: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December 2020

    Venue: Virtual platform on Zoom

  • Free Registration

  • DAY 1 – PROGRAMME

    Tuesday, 8th December 2020

     

    1510 – 1515 (HK/SG) / 0710 – 0715 (GMT)

    Welcome remarks | Albert Lai, CEO, Carbon Care Asia

     

    1515 – 1530 (HK/SG) / 0715 – 0730 (GMT)

    Scene–setting Speech

    Climate Ambition Summit and COP26: how UK will contribute to the global climate agenda | Tamsin Heath, British Deputy Consul General, Hong Kong

     

    1530 – 1545 (HK/SG) / 0730 – 0745 (GMT)

    Keynote Speech

    Cooperation amongst green finance centres for post–Covid recovery | Sir Roger Gifford, Chair of Green Finance Institute and former Lord Mayor of the City of London

     

    (in alphabetical order of speaker names)

    Sir Roger Gifford

    Chair of Green Finance Institute and former Lord Mayor of the City of London

    Sir Roger Gifford is a Senior Banker at SEB in London. He read Chemistry at Oxford University and began his career in the financial sector at S.G. Warburg & Co, joining SEB in 1982. Prior to his appointment as UK Country Head (2000 – 2016), Roger headed the bank's operations in Japan for six years. He has worked in and around the primary debt and equity capital markets most of his career.

     

    Roger is Vice Chair and past Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) in London and Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE). He was Chair of the London Green Finance Initiative launched in 2016 to further the contribution of the financial sector to the G20 climate agenda and chaired the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce in 2018. Roger is also Chair of the Green Finance Institute, launched in 2019, which has the economics, risk and commercial opportunity of meeting the challenge of climate change as its main focus.

    Tamsin Heath

    British Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong

    Tamsin Heath has been the Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong since August 2019. In the role she supports the Consul General to lead the UK’s relationship with Hong Kong, overseeing the economic diplomacy, political and communications and corporate services teams.

     

    Tamsin is a senior British Diplomat with experience in Beijing and in banking. A diplomatic service economist, her first posting was as Second Secretary Economic and Trade Policy in Beijing, working on the UK/China Economic and Financial Dialogue, as well as intellectual property issues.

     

    After Beijing she worked on Middle East issues, first at the British Embassy in Riyadh and then covering Yemen from London, where she acted as Charg d’affaires in Sana’a in 2013. Between 2013 and 2015 Tamsin was Private Secretary and Chief of Staff to the FCO Permanent Under-secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service. She moved to Hong Kong from The Hague where she was Head of Public Affairs at the Dutch Development Bank, FMO.

    Albert Lai

    Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Care Asia

    A chartered civil engineer by profession, Albert has been involved with green solutions and environmental organisations throughout his career. He was the founding chair of the Professional Commons, and a Director and past Chair of the Conservancy Association, the first non-government environmental group established in Hong Kong in 1968.

     

    Albert led the Hong Kong NGO delegation to the Paris Climate Summit (COP21) in 2015 and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. He was also co-leader of the Hong Kong NGO delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conferences in Bali (2007) and Copenhagen (2009).

     

    Albert was a Stakeholder Council member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) responsible for the development of international sustainability reporting guidelines. He also served for many years on the judging panel for the ACCA HK Sustainability Reporting Award.

  • 1600 – 1710 (HK/SG) / 0800 – 0910 (GMT)

     

    Panel Day 1

    Post–Covid Recovery: Green Banking and Climate Resilience

     

     Turning banks ‘green’: regulatory approaches and incentives

     Measuring and reporting financed emissions: the next big thing for banks and fund managers

     TCFD reporting: is transparency enough to tackle climate risks?

     Science–based targets: how to align business agenda with global climate ambition?

     

    Panelists (in alphabetical order of panelist names)

    • Water Cheung, Chairman, Carbon Care Asia & Senior Partner, StormHarbour Securities
    • Sir Roger Gifford, Chair of Green Finance Institute and former Lord Mayor of the City of London
    • Frank Leung, Head of Banking Policy, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
    • Martina Macpherson, Senior Vice President, ESG Solutions Group, Moody’s Corporation
    • John Sayer, Director, Carbon Care Asia (Moderator)

    Water Cheung

    Chairman, Carbon Care Asia & Senior Partner, StormHarbour Securities

    Beginning his investment banking career in Canada, Water is currently the Senior Partner and CEO, Asia Pacific at StormHarbour Securities. He was previously the Treasurer and Head of Emerging Markets in Asia at The Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that, Water was the Head of Regional Derivatives and Credit Products at DBS. Concurrently, Water also led DBS' Global Debt Capital Markets division, which sponsored more than 15 REIT listings in the Asia region under his supervision.

     

    Water is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a regular columnist in the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Ming Pao. He is also an Executive Board Member of Treasury Market Association (TMA), an industry body sponsored by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).

    Frank Leung

    Head of Banking Policy, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Frank Leung is the Head of Banking Policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), responsible for policy formulation on, among others, liquidity requirement, green and sustainable banking, IRB approach to credit risk and exposure limits. Frank joined the HKMA in 2000 and was promoted to Senior Manager and then to Divisional Head. Before taking up the current position in March 2018, he was the Head of Economic Research in the Research Department of the HKMA.

     

    Frank obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Masters in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Finance from the University of Hong Kong.

    Martina Macpherson

    Senior Vice President, ESG Solutions Group, Moody’s Corporation

    Martina Macpherson is Senior Vice President, Strategic ESG Engagement, at Moody’s, and President of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. Martina has held a number of leadership roles in ESG and product strategy, transition management and innovation including Head of ESG Index Products at S&P DJI, Managing Director of Sustainable Investments Partners Ltd. and Vice President of ESG Solutions at MSCI.

     

    Currently, Martina is part of The City UK’s Sustainable Finance Working Group, the UNGC SDG Taskforce, ICMA’s Bond Technical Expert Groups, and Enterprise Data Management’s Working Group on ESG Data, Innovation, Technology and Metrics. Martina co-authored a range of ESG and Fintech books, and is a visiting fellow in sustainable finance at University of Zurich and Henley Business School. She is also a doctoral fellow of the Institute of Certified Risk Management Professionals UK, a fellow member of the ICRS, and an alumni of the German National Academic Foundation.

    John Sayer (Moderator)

    Director, Carbon Care Asia

    John has a background in sustainability issues and human development, climate change advocacy and organisational governance. He joined Oxfam Hong Kong in 1991 and in 2001 took up the post of Interim Executive Director of Oxfam International. In 2003, John became Director of Africa Now, a development agency promoting ethical supply chains between Africa and Europe. In 2006, he returned to Oxfam Hong Kong as Director General. In January 2014, he joined Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) as Director for Asia Pacific, working to reduce poverty through programmes involving volunteers and international exchange.

     

    John has served on the Board of the Ethical Trading Initiative – which helps major corporations develop socially responsible supply chains, particularly in the garment and food sectors – as well as the advisory body of the UN Global Compact on corporate conduct and the Stakeholder Council and Capital Markets Discussion Group of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

  • 1720 – 1820 (HK/SG) / 0920 – 1020 (GMT)

     

    Workshop Day 1

     

     The story of CAFÉ: Carbon Accounting for Financed Emissions

     Setting Science–based Targets for Financial Institutions

     
    Facilitators (in alphabetical order of facilitator names)
    • Ida Huang, Sustainability Consultant, Carbon Care Asia
    • Lam Wan Yee, Sustainability Consultant, Carbon Care Asia
    • Dr Shelley Zhou, Head of Carbon Management, Carbon Care Asia

    Ida Huang

    Sustainability Consultant, Carbon Care Asia

    Ida’s expertise is in carbon assessment and environmental data reporting. She has been providing advisory services to corporations of various industries, focusing on their environmental performance and enhancement. Apart from assisting listed companies in ESG reporting, Ida is also involved in their stakeholder engagement programmes and materiality assessment process.

     

    As an environmental engineer, Ida was engaged in environmental engineering work prior to joining Carbon Care Asia. Her work focus was on domestic solid waste treatment technology, domestic sewage and industrial waste water treatment technology and process design, as well as sludge drying technology.

     

    Ida received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management and Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Shenzhen University, China.

    Lam Wan Yee

    Sustainability Consultant, Carbon Care Asia

    Prior to joining CCA, Wan Yee did her PhD in greenhouse gas footprints of consumer products with a multinational FMCG company with the support of the Marie-Curie scholarship granted by the European Commission. She also completed her Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), majoring in Ecological System Design and Urban Water Management; as well as a double degree in Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

     

    As a Sustainability Consultant, Wan Yee’s expertise is in greenhouse gas accounting, life cycle assessment, environmental modelling, policy and scenario analysis, as well as waste management technologies.

    Dr Shelley Zhou

    Head of Carbon Management, Carbon Care Asia

    Shelley has over 15 years’ experience in corporate sustainability, environmental and carbon management consultancy, new energy and biotechnology in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. From 2016 to 2019, she was Chief Executive of the University of Edinburgh Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation responsible for driving innovation business development and research projects in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Shelley helped establish the sustainability function of The Hong Kong Jockey Club and has been in charge of delivering the Club’s strategic sustainability performance and reporting for seven years.

     

    Shelley holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the National University of Singapore. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the HKUST. She is also a Director of the Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers (HKAEE) and a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE) Environmental Division.

  • DAY 2 – PROGRAMME

    Wednesday, 9th December 2020

     

    1520 – 1530 (HK/SG) / 0720 – 0730 (GMT)

    The story of CarbonCare Label | Chong Chan Yau, CEO, CarbonCare InnoLab

     

    1530 – 1540 (HK/SG) / 0730 – 0740 (GMT)

    Introduction of Brands for Good CarbonCare Label in Singapore | Alan Ng, Co-Chair, Brands for Good & Wee Boon Siong, Director, Carbon Care Asia Pte Ltd

     

    1540 – 1550 (HK/SG) / 0740 – 0750 (GMT)

    Introducing CarbonCare Label Awardees 2020

     

    (in alphabetical order of speaker names)

    Chong Chan Yau

    CEO, CarbonCare InnoLab

    Chan Yau is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CarbonCare InnoLab. He was an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government before becoming the Executive Director of Oxfam Hong Kong and a member of the Board of Directors of Oxfam International. He later joined the University of Hong Kong as the Director of Student Development for its Centre for Development and Resources for Students.

     

    Chan Yau is active in promoting civil society in Hong Kong. He is the President of the Hong Kong Blind Union and was a member of the Education and Publicity Subcommittee of the Council for Sustainable Development, which is an advisory committee to the Hong Kong SAR Government on sustainability issues.

     

    Chan Yau received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1991 and the MBE honour in 1995 for his outstanding service to the Hong Kong community. In 2012, he was awarded one of the "Leaders of 2011" by the Sing Tao Publishing Co Ltd and an Honorary Fellow by the University of Hong Kong.

    Alan Ng

    Co-Chair, Brands for Good

    Alan is the co-founder and co-chair of Brands For Good Limited, a non-profit organization that champions the cause of getting every business to become a purposeful brand. He contributes actively through various non-profit organizations in Singapore. He is the President of the IPOS SOCIETY and a founding member of IIPCC SINGAPORE.

     

    Currently, Alan is the Managing Partner of ABBA Consulting, a firm specialized in building intangible assets for businesses. He is also a consultant to the Asian Development Bank.

     

    Alan has held various management and advisory positions. He was a founding Director of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, and Director of International Engagement Department in the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). He was also an Advisor to the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, and has been appointed by International Enterprise Singapore to represent Singapore as the Private-Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank Group.

    Wee Boon Siong

    Director, Carbon Care Asia Pte Ltd

    Boon Siong is the Director and Regional Representative of CCA Singapore. He also manages business development in APEC region for Callidus, a US technology company listed on the Nasdaq. Before joining CCA and holding a diploma in Actuarial Science, Boon Siong has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry running key projects and handling strategy and regional development. He started his career in the public sector looking at regional economic development.

     

    Transforming organizations to meet future challenges is one of Boon Siong’s key strengths. He has helped companies based in various countries in Asia develop and execute game-changing strategies so as to enable them to move into their next phase of expansion while managing the risks.

  • 1600 – 1710 (HK/SG) / 0800 – 0910 (GMT)

     

    Panel Day 2

    Post–Covid Recovery: Corporate ESG and Sustainable Finance Tools

     

     ➤ Integrating ESG with sustainable finance: lessons from current standards and practices

     ➤ Investor perspective: the big question on ESG data integrity

     ➤ Making green bonds work: how to verify contributions and enhance confidence

     ➤ Sustainability–linked loans/bonds: new opportunities in uncharted waters

     

    Panelists (in alphabetical order of panelist names)

    • Helena Fung, Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, FTSE Russell
    • Grace Hui, Head of Green & Sustainable Finance, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd
    • Bertrand Jabouley, Head of Sustainable Finance APAC, S&P Global Ratings
    • Albert Lai, CEO Carbon Care Asia (Moderator)
    • Prof Lawrence Loh, Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

    Helena Fung

    Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, FTSE Russell

    As Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, Helena is responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment indexes, data and analytics solutions across the Asia Pacific region. A core part of her role is client engagement on a comprehensive range of products and data to support them in reaching their investment decisions. Working with research and leadership teams, she has a responsibility for developing FTSE Russell’s Asia Pacific Sustainable Investment product strategy and expansion.

     

    Helena relocated to Hong Kong in 2014 from London, where she worked for the responsible investment arm of Hermes Investment Management as global head of client relations. Before joining FTSE Russell, Helena worked for a family office in Asia where her responsibilities included ESG integration, equity analysis and advising on philanthropy. She has been working as an expert in ESG and Sustainable Investment since 2008, including providing advisory research on stewardship implementation for pension funds and family office clients, drafting responsible investment policies and integrating sustainability policies into both active and passive portfolios.

    Grace Hui

    Managing Director, Head of Green and Sustainable Finance, Markets Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

    Grace Hui is the Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) with responsibility for the development of HKEX’s green and sustainable finance programme. From 2013 to April 2020, Grace was the Chief Operating Officer of HKEX’s Listing Division. Prior to joining HKEX, she was with UBS in various roles including Chief of Staff and Global Chief Operating Officer of UBS Legal & Compliance Department.

     

    Grace is an Honorary Adviser and a member of the Inspection Committee of the Financial Reporting Council; a member of both the Regulatory Oversight Board and the Sustainability Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and a co-chair of the Market Development Work Stream of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agencies Steering Group established by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Securities and Futures Commission.

    Bertrand Jabouley

    Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia Pacific, S&P Global Ratings

    Bertrand Jabouley is the Head of S&P Global Ratings’ Sustainable Finance team in Asia-Pacific. He was previously in charge of ratings for Heavy Industries, Energy & Mining and Transportation across Southeast Asia.

     

    Before S&P, Bertrand spent nine years at HSBC in Paris, in various credit and financing advisory roles.

     

    Bertrand holds an MBA in International Business from the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok) and is a graduate from the ESCP Europe business school (Paris), Lancaster University (U.K.) and University of Paris-Dauphine (Paris). He is also a CFA Charterholder.

    Prof Lawrence Loh

    Director, CGIO, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

    Prof Lawrence Loh is the Director of the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy and a recipient of the NUS Business School Teaching Excellence Award.

     

    At CGIO, Prof Loh leads the Sustainability Reporting initiative covering ASEAN and Singapore corporations. He also steers the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index and the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard projects. He heads the studies on board and workplace diversity and business integrity.

     

    Prof Loh received a PhD in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a regular commentator on governance and sustainability for many leading global and local media. Over the years, he serves as judge for various prestigious sustainability awards in Asia and Singapore.

  • 1720 – 1820 (HK/SG) / 0920 – 1020 (GMT)

     

    Workshop Day 2

     

     One step ahead: Solactive CarbonCare Asia Pacific Green REIT Index

     

    Facilitators (in alphabetical order of facilitator names)

    • Lorène Delhoume, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Carbon Care Asia
    • Jason Zeall, Vice President, Business Development, Greater China, Solactive APAC Limited

     Application of Sustainability–linked Bonds for Asian companies

     

    Facilitators

    • Lan Xing, Associate Director in Sustainable Finance, Carbon Care Asia
    • Chloe Mok, Director of Sustainability Strategy, Carbon Care Asia

    Lorène Delhoume

    Senior Sustainability Analyst, Carbon Care Asia

    As a Senior Sustainability Analyst at CCA, Lorène is responsible for researching and developing innovative sustainable finance solutions and has experience in ESG integration in Equity, Fixed Income, and Index investments.

     

    Lorène holds three Master's degrees at the London School of Economics, Sciences Po, and École Normale Supérieure in Environment and Development, International Affairs, and Asian studies respectively, including an exchange programme at the Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

    Lan Xing

    Associate Director in Sustainable Finance, Carbon Care Asia

    With more than 8 years of working experience in both the private and public sectors, Xing is a highly experienced sustainability practitioner, conducting quantitative analysis and quantitative simulation for sustainable solutions as well as financial analysis on green technologies and decision-making assessment. She has also provided various carbon management, ESG reporting, and other sustainability consultancy services to leading conglomerates, property developers, logistics companies and garment and industrial manufacturers in Hong Kong, China, and Singapore.

    Chloe Mok

    Director of Sustainability Strategy, Carbon Care Asia

    As the Director of Sustainability Strategy, Chloe specializes in business advisory on sustainability solutions and reporting, sustainability learning, carbon innovations and sustainable finance. She has solid experience in both business and social sectors, locally and in mainland China. Before joining CCA, Chloe served in Amway on corporate social responsibility programmes, Friends of the Earth (HK) on environmental protection projects and the Hong Kong Airport Authority on stakeholder engagement.

     

    Chloe has been leading over 100 sustainability projects for a variety of listed companies and leading industrial conglomerates. She has attended the Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Sustainable Business offered by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

    Jason Zeall

    Vice President, Business Development, Greater China, Solactive APAC Limited

    Jason Zeall is responsible for Business Development in the Greater China region, servicing institutional clients on their indexing needs. In 2020, Jason initiated and collaborated with his research team to launch the Solactive ‘Remote Work Index’, which was the world’s first index targeting the selection of companies that enabled and serviced the “working from home” culture that many of us might be familiar with today. Shortly thereafter, an ETF tracking this index under the “WFH” stock ticker was listed on the NYSE in June 2020. Prior to joining Solactive, Jason worked in hedge funds and banks. Jason is a CFA Charter holder.

  • PAST HIGHLIGHTS

    This is the eighth year of our annual signature conference where policy-makers, industry professionals and opinion leaders network and debate on the most pressing sustainability issues facing Hong Kong and the world. We were proud to have presented in-depth discussions in past years on climate emergency, green finance x innovation, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ESG reporting, low carbon economy and the Hong Kong Agenda for COP21.

     

    2019 Conference:

    Climate Emergency: Integrating Community and Business Actions

     

    150+

    Attendees

    11+

    Prominent Speakers

    49

    CarbonCare® Labels Issued

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  • MORE ABOUT CARBON CARE ASIA

    Carbon Care Asia (CCA) is a provider of cutting-edge solutions in climate competence, green finance and sustainability innovation. Operating as a social business from Hong Kong and Singapore, CCA offers uniquely independent and expert advice through a market-based approach. CCA offers integrated solutions to manage risks, increase profitability and enhance brand value whilst tackling sustainability challenges and mitigating the impact of climate change.

     

    For more information about CCA, please click here.

  • MORE ABOUT CARBONCARE INNOLAB

    CarbonCare InnoLab (CCIL) is an independent non-government organisation (NGO) dedicated to encouraging innovation that is both relevant to local needs and which contributes to solving global challenges. This includes climate justice, carbon reduction, resource conservation and action that will assist adaptation and resilience building. Its focus is to create opportunity for action, innovation and awareness on climate change for the young people in Hong Kong.

     

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