19 September, 2022, 5:00-8:30 PM

19/F, COFCO Tower, 262 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

Hong Kong's Got ESG Talents
EuroCham Sustainable Finance Working Group Launch Event

On September 19,  we held a closed-door event to mark the launch of our newly founded Sustainable Finance Working Group. 

During the event, our notable speakers addressed the topics of ESG expertise and ESG talents in Hong Kong.

Event Description

In this closed-door event, we are pleased to have the Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR to deliver the Opening Remarks, accompanied by Iñaki Amate, Vice-Chair of EuroCham, and Walter van Hattum, Head of the Trade Section of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao.

We aim at bringing together representatives of government and regulators, the financial industry, universities, environmental groups, and beyond to discuss how to support our joint agenda in sustainable finance. Following the introduction of the Working Group by its Co-Chairs, Yasmine and Johannes, a panel discussion will take place to exchange ideas on how to foster ESG talent in Hong Kong.

Event Details

Format: Panel discussion followed by networking cocktail 

This event is upon invitation only

You may find the official press release on the event here.

Speakers

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Paul Chan Mo-po GBM, GBS, MH, JP

Financial Secretary of the

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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Jonathan Drew

Managing Director

Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia Pacific, HSBC

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Chaoni Huang

Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets APAC, BNP Paribas

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Walter van Hattum

Head of the Trade Section of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao

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Iñaki Amate

Vice -Chair of EuroCham Hong Kong, 

Partner at EY

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Yasmine Djeddai

Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale

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Veronique Lafon-Vinais

Executive Director Career Development and Corporate Outreach, HKUST

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Dr. Au King-lun, MH

 Executive Director of the Financial Services Development Council 

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Johannes Hack

Managing Director, General Manager North Asia, DZ Bank AG

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Stefan Schratz

Director, ING Bank N.V. Hong Kong Branch

Agenda

17:00-17:40 Opening and Welcome Remarks 

  • Mr. Inaki Amate, ViceChairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Partner at EY

  • The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Walter Van Hattum, Head of the Trade Section of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao

  • The Sustainable Finance Working Group’s Co-Chairs, Yasmine Djeddai and Johannes Hack

17:40-18:20 Panel Discussion

Moderator:

• Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking, HSBC

Speakers:

• Dr King Au - Executive Director, Financial Services Development Counci

• Veronique Lafon-Vinais- Executive Director Career Development and Corporate Outreach, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

• Chaoni Huang, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets APAC, BNP Paribas

• Stefan Schratz, Director, ING Bank N.V. Hong Kong Branch

18:30- 20:30 Networking Cocktail

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