Joint Seminar- Overcoming the Challenges of Green Finance and ESG Disclosure- with Particular Focus on Climate Change
Cantonese supplemented with English
The Hong Kong Government endeavours to promote the development of Green Finance in Hong Kong through various initiatives, including the launch of a Green Bond Grant Scheme last year, and the plan to implement a Government green bond issuance programme to borrow sums of not exceeding HK$100 billion. These initiatives would increase the depth of our bond market, making bond issuance an even more viable financing means for listed companies. Nevertheless, our market regulators are likely to include additional green elements into corporate governance while investors’ demands for higher disclosure in green performances, not only those ESG aspects set out by the HKEX but also those related to climate change.
In order to prepare our members and other listed companies to fully understand the characteristics of this green financing, as well as the additional disclosure responsibilities of issuers so that they can weigh the costs and benefits accordingly, the Chamber is very pleased to co-host this seminar with the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association.
Speakers representing equity and fixed income investors and listed issuers will be present to share their experience. Please find details in the following:
Presentation and Panel Discussion
• How do fund managers integrate ESG into the investment process
• Fund managers’ investment considerations in listed companies, in particular with reference to HKEX ESG reporting guidelines and investors’ expectations with regards to disclosures.
• Green bonds: Considerations and expectations with regards to investing in green bonds. Differences vs. traditional bonds
• What are managers looking for – upfront and on-going?
Who Should Attend
Listed companies’ chief financial officers, investor relations and sustainability experts, ESG specialists and portfolio managers / investment analysts from fund companies
Date: 20 May 2019 (Monday)
Time: 4:00 pm Registration 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Seminar / Q & A
Venue: Capital Financial Press Ltd.
Suite 2418, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Hong Kong
Fee: CHKLC and HKIFA Members: HK$200 each Others: HK$250 each
Language:Cantonese supplemented with English
CPT :1 CPT Hour
Reservation will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis
CHKLC reserves the right of final discretion should there be any changes to the event