HKMA-ICMA Sustainable Finance Conference


Date: 20 February 2020
Time: 08.30 - 18.30
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Event overview

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the International Capital Market Association will co-host a one day conference on sustainable finance in February, bringing together representatives from the official sector and the finance industry to discuss developments in this fast growing and high profile market.

Expert panels will consider regulatory innovation, international market standards, the requirements of ESG investors, and the perspectives of issuers in the green, social and sustainability bond markets.

The event will also feature concurrent workshops co-organised with Hong Kong regulators and agencies on green and sustainable banking; ESG integration in asset managers’ investment and risk management; climate risk insurance and insurance-linked securities; and ESG governance and opportunities arising from green finance for listed companies.

This event is free of charge and open to all ICMA members and to interested financial market participants; however registration in advance is essential. Seats for the conference are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to this event.

For any enquiries, please contact ICMA Events.

With commitment to fully supporting green finance to combat climate change, during the week of 17 February 2020, the HKMA will collaborate with strategic partners to organise a "Green Week" comprising a series of events, to discuss and spur ideas and solutions to tackle climate change risk and mobilise finance to support the transition towards a sustainable economy. The HKMA-ICMA Sustainable Finance Conference is just one of them. More details on the other events to be held in Green Week can be found here.


Opening Remarks
Panel: Regulatory innovation – a game-changer for sustainable finance?  
Coffee break
Panel: Issuer perspective – are Asian corporates and sovereigns ready to mainstream sustainable finance?  
Panel: Investor perspectives on sustainable finance  
Closing remarks
13.20 Lunch  
14.30 Concurrent workshops by regulators/agencies in Hong Kong  
  Breakout 1: Green and Sustainable Banking
Organised by:

  Breakout 2: Integrating ESG factors and climate risks in investment and risk management
Co-organised with:
  Breakout 3: Climate risk insurance and insurance-linked securities
Co-organised with:
  Breakout 4: ESG governance and opportunities arising from green finance for listed companies
Co-organised with:

17.30 Networking Reception  
18.30 Event Close  

*This agenda is subject to change

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I understand that my reservation for the above conference shall be accepted and confirmed if ICMA sends me a respective confirmation in writing within 3 business days from receipt of my registration. I also understand that if ICMA does not send me such confirmation within the specified period my reservation could not be considered.

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