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2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting & Conference
Co-organised with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)
Supported by the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC)

The 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference, co-organised with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and supported by the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) will be held in Hong Kong on 14 June 2018.

The GBP and SBP AGM and Conference has become one of the most high profile gatherings for leaders in the green bond market and increasingly for the flourishing social and sustainable bond markets and other asset classes in sustainable finance. The most recent conference attracted around 700 senior professionals from around the world, including investors, issuers, intermediaries; external reviewers including rating agencies; the official sector including policy makers and market supervisors; stock exchanges; law firms; and other professional services firms.

This is the first time that this event will be held in Asia, signifying the growing influence of Asia in the development of green bonds in particular, and sustainable finance more widely, as well as recognising Hong Kong’s status and importance as an international financial centre.

Date: 14 June 2018

Conrad Hotel
88 Queensway
Pacific Place
Hong Kong

AGM Timing: 8.00-10.20 Open to Green Bond Principles Members and Observers Only.
Conference Timing: 11.00-19.30 Open to all market participants and commentators.

Please note that this event is free to attend and free of charge; however, places are offered on a first come first served basis. Please register by clicking here.

For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to this event. Delegates will be required to provide photo identification on arrival, to ensure entry.

For any queries, please contact Shannelle Rose.
We will be updating the programme regularly with new speakers.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Registration, Tea & Coffee

Opening remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association

Host welcome remarks
Norman T.L. Chan, GBS, JP, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
11:10 Keynote
The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Joaquim Levy, Managing Director, Group Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Round Table: The GBP – reaching for maturity
Introduction & Moderator: Nicholas Pfaff, Senior Director, Secretary to the Green Bond Principles, International Capital Market Association 
Eric Brard, Head of Fixed Income, Member of Amundi’s Executive Committee, Amundi
Eila Kreivi, Director, Head Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank
Ashley Schulten, Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investment, Global Fixed Income, Blackrock
Stephanie Sfakianos, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas
Yan Wang, General Deputy Manager, Bank of China 

Round Table: Green Bond Standards – aiming for convergence
Moderator: Eddie Yue, JP, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Orith Azoulay, Managing Director, Head of Green & Sustainable Finance, Natixis
Julie Becker, Member of the Executive Committee, Luxemburg Stock Exchange
Marilyn Ceci, Vice Chair, GBP Steering Group; Managing Director and Head of Green Bonds, JP Morgan
Ma Jun, Special Advisor to Governor, PBoC; Chairman, China Green Finance Committee and Council Member, Financial Services Development Council
Jean-Marie Masse, CIO, Financial Institutions Group, IFC
Eugene Wong, Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Investments, Securities Commission, Malaysia

Round Table: Towards Global Green Classifications & Impact Indicators
Moderator: Peter Cripps, Editor, Environmental Finance

Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bond Initiative
Doris Kramer, Head of Investment Strategies and Sustainability, KfW
Jochen Krimphoff, Deputy Director, Green Finance, WWF
Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer & Head of Funding, EBRD 
Aldo Romani, Deputy Head of Euro Funding, European Investment Bank
Yao Wang, Professor, PH.D Supervisor, Central University of Finance and Economics; Director General, International Institute of Green Finance, CUFE; Deputy Secretary General,Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance & Banking

John Flint, Group Chief Executive, HSBC 
Round Table: China / Hong Kong Green Bond market 
Moderator: The Honourable Laura M Cha, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman, Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong

Joseph H.L. Chan, JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Sameer Chopra, Managing Director, Head of ESG Research APAC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Herbert L.W. Hui, Finance Director, MTR Corporation Limited
Ling Yun Tang, Deputy General Manager of Global Market Department, ICBC
15:45 Coffee break
Keynote: The Green Loan Principles - building on the GBP
Clare Dawson, Chief Executive Officer, Loan Market Association
Jonathan Drew, Chair, Green Loan Committee, APLMA
Round Table: Innovation & Best practices in External Reviews
Moderator: Peter Munro, Director, International Capital Market Association

Brian Cahill, Managing Director, Global Executive Sponsor – ESG, Moody’s
Jack Chan, Managing Partner, Financial Services, Greater China, EY
Christopher Flensborg, Managing Director, Head of Climate & Sustainable Financial Solutions, SEB
Ir C S Ho, Deputy Chairman, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency
Trisha Taneja, Head of Sustainable Bonds, America and APAC, Sustainalytics
Michael Wilkins, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Round Table: Social & Sustainable Bond markets – architecture for scale
Moderator: Toby Fildes, Editor, GlobalCapital

Hans Biemans, Head of Sustainable Markets, ING
Matt Christensen, Global Head of Responsible Investment, AXA IM
Tanguy Claquin, Head of Sustainable Banking. Crédit Agricole CIB
John Groesbeek, Acting Deputy Treasurer & Head Syndications, IFC
Akiyo Miyakawa, Director, Treasury Department, DBJ
Rodrigo Robledo, Head of Capital Markets, ICO

Closing remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association

18:20 Welcome by Cocktail Host  
Event Close

Please note, this agenda is subject to change

Co-organised by:

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) was established on 1 April 1993 by merging the Office of the Exchange Fund with the Office of the Commissioner of Banking. Its main functions and responsibilities are governed by the Exchange Fund Ordinance and the Banking Ordinance and it reports to the Financial Secretary.

The HKMA is the government authority in Hong Kong responsible for maintaining monetary and banking stability. Its main functions are:
•    maintaining currency stability within the framework of the Linked Exchange Rate system
•    promoting the stability and integrity of the financial system, including the banking system
•    helping to maintain Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre, including the maintenance and development of Hong Kong's financial infrastructure
•    managing the Exchange Fund.

For more details, please refer to http://www.hkma.gov.hk/

Supported by:

Financial Services Development Council

The Hong Kong SAR Government announced in January 2013 the establishment of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) as a high-level and cross-sector platform to engage the industry and formulate proposals to promote the further development of Hong Kong’s financial services industry and map out the strategic direction for development.  The FSDC advises the Government on areas related to diversifying the financial services industry, enhancing Hong Kong’s position and functions as an international financial centre of our country and in the region, and further consolidating our competitiveness through leveraging the Mainland to become more global.

For more details, please refer to http://www.fsdc.org.hk/

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This year, 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting & Conference will take place at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong. 

For convenience, a selection of bedrooms have been blocked for guests of the conference.

Special rates may be available for stays between June 13 and June 15, 2018, subject to availability.  Reservations should be made by returning a completed booking form to Ms Kate Wong.

ICMA will not contact you regarding accommodation.  Please do not book with any agencies who claim to be contacting you on ICMA's behalf.


88 Queensway
Pacific Place
Hong Kong

Reservations should be made by returning a completed booking form to Ms Kate Wong.
Tel: (852) 2822 8871
Fax: (852) 2822 8805

Conrad Hong Kong is a Star Award Winner 2015 from Forbes Travel Guide and a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award recipient.

Located in the center of Hong Kong's business district, the Conrad Hong Kong hotel infuses contemporary elegance and smart luxury.

The hotel has been awarded many acclaims, including the Award of Excellence by Smart Travel Asia magazine in 2011, and TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice award.
Situated above the Pacific Place shopping complex and near many business headquarters including the Bank of China and the Hong Kong Trade Center, the hotel is ideally located for guests looking to experience fast-paced life in this vibrant city

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