Global and Local Insight Shared at Green Finance in Real Estate Roundtable

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Green Finance in Real Estate Roundtable, co-organised by HKGBC and GRESB, on 10 May
At the Panel Discussion of the Roundtable, speakers
discuss various topics of green finance development
among professional institutes, think tanks, public
bodies and representatives from financial and
construction sectors.

A recent collaboration between HKGBC and international ESG performance benchmarking agency GRESB brought a series of events in Hong Kong that initiated in-depth discussions on the latest development of green finance, providing both global and local perspectives to different stakeholders in the real estate industry.

The Roundtable co-organised by HKGBC and GRESB on 10 May focused on analysis of the market enablers, relevant frameworks and standards as well as government regulations and the impact to real estate sector, with the presence of professional institutes, think tanks, public bodies and representatives from financial and construction sectors. Speakers discussed the green finance instruments that are available, such as green loan and green mortgage, and how these emerging tools could fill the investment gap created by the opportunities from the climate actions and the Paris Agreement, as well as the development needs in China, while guests were engaged in a dynamic exchange of ideas.

Read the full event report and presentation materials below:

Event Report
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Time Programme Rundown Presentation Materials
2:30 - 2:35pm Welcome Note
by Ir Cary Chan, JP
Executive Driector, HKGBC
Presentation Materials
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2:35 - 2:45pm Introduction on Green Finance in Real Estate
by Ms Josien Piek
Head of EMEA, GRESB
2:45 - 2:55pm Mobilizing Finance for Green Buildings
by Mr Ronald Wu
Head of Green Building Finance & Advisory Services for China & Mongolia, IFC
2:55 - 3:05pm Green Finance and its Relevance to the Hong Kong Real Estate Sector
by Mr Stephen Wong
Head of Public Policy Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation
3:05 - 3:30pm Discussion
Moderated by
Mr Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB; and
Mr Benjamin McCarron, Managing Director, Asia Research & Engagement (ARE)
3:30 - 3:55pm Tea Break
3:55 - 4:05pm Green Financing Instruments
by Mr Martins Zurko
Associate, GRESB Debt
4:05 - 4:15pm HKQAA Green Finance Certification Scheme
by Mr KT Ting
Assistant Director, HKQAA
4:15 - 4:25pm Green REITs? The Next Breakthrough?
by Mr Water Cheung
Senior Partner and CEO, Asia Pacific, StormHarbour Securities
4:25 - 4:50pm Discussion
Moderated by
Mr Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB; and
Mr Benjamin McCarron, Managing Director, Asia Research & Engagement (ARE)
4:50 - 5:00pm Wrap up

 

The Green Finance in Real Estate Roundtable is a fruitful beginning to HKGBC’s future conversation and engagement with the financial sector, which is also a vital step for us to lead a comprehensive market transformation in Hong Kong for the creation of a sustainable built environment.

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