How can banks in HK support GBA businesses on ESG journey

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Part of the China Insider Series

Supported by the China Committee

 

Speakers:

Anthony Stewart, CFO, AMPD Energy

Tom Elliott, Head of Client Coverage Commercial Banking, HSBC Hong Kong

Xuan Jin, Local Partner, Hong Kong SAR, White & Case LLP

 

Moderator:

Carrie Ng, Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, HSBC Hong Kong

 

How can banks in HK support GBA businesses on ESG journey

The transition to net zero touches everyone and every single part of the economy, and we all have to take action. Businesses are a key piece of the puzzle in the ESG ecosystem (Environmental, Social and Governance) that is composed of regulators, non-governmental organisations, banks, other professional services firms, and more.

In the Greater Bay Area, as one of China's most open and economically vibrant areas, the GBA’s Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area includes green development, improving people's livelihoods as sustainable development concepts and more.

Companies in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) are increasingly acknowledging their responsibilities to address environmental issues and are strengthening their engagement with climate change initiatives, according to an HSBC GBA ESG Index report published by HSBC and CECEP Environmental Consulting Group (CECEPEC). 

As corporations become more and more mindful of the pivotal role they play in decarbonisation, they are increasingly embedding environmental action into their core strategies to protect the planet as well as safeguard their own profitability. ESG is key to long-term competitiveness and growth for businesses, and banks are well-positioned to help companies along their ESG journey. 

Banks have an important role to play to help companies achieve their ESG ambitions – join us at this BritCham China Insider Series Breakfast Event to find out more how banks in HK can support GBA businesses on their ESG journey.


About the speakers

Having successfully executed a number of high-profile deals for Swire in Hong Kong, Singapore, Copenhagen, and Papua New Guinea, Anthony developed a passion and knack for special projects. His latest brush with renewable energy in Copenhagen inspired him to seek out meaningful work, which led him to Ampd Energy. As CFO and Head of HR and Legal, Anthony now channels his energy into reducing CO2, eliminating diesel fumes and making the environment exponentially better with every unit deployed.

 

Tom leads the Client Coverage team for Hong Kong Commercial Banking, responsible for senior corporate client coverage, structured lending and event financing transactions, sustainable finance, private credit, venture debt, non-bank financial institutions, and lending and portfolio management. 

Having joined HSBC in 2007, Tom has worked across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, with past roles spanning leveraged finance, large corporate coverage of the infrastructure and energy sectors, and leading structured lending credit approvals for HSBC’s Global Banking and Commercial Banking clients across Asia region. 

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Financial Markets and Management, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He is a member of the Financial Leaders Programme run by the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.

 

Xuan Jin is a local partner in the White & Case LLP’s Capital Markets practice and a member of the Firm’s Global ESG & Sustainability Interest Group and Global Islamic Finance Interest Group based in Hong Kong (as a Registered Foreign Lawyer).

Xuan specializes in Debt Capital Markets (including securitizations and other structured finance and private credit), Sustainable Finance and Islamic Finance transactions, with a focus on the sovereign, sovereign related entities, and financial institutions sectors. He has 15 years’ experience advising both Issuer, Sponsor and Arranger clients across a number of jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, the PRC, the GCC, South East Asia and continental Europe. He is also a member of the ICMA Sustainability Linked Bonds Working Group, the ICMA Sustainable Securitization Task Force and APLMA’s Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.

Xuan is ranked as a “Rising Star” for Capital Markets by Legal 500 and for Debt Capital Markets by IFLR1000 and is qualified in England and Wales.

 

About the moderator

 

Carrie is the Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC Hong Kong Commercial Banking where she is responsible for driving the ESG agenda in the business.  She is a member of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) Green and Sustainable Banking Working Group, Asia Securities and Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) Sustainable Finance Working Group, as well as Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) Green Commercial Banking Committee. 

 
Prior to this, Carrie was Head of Commercial Banking in Guernsey for HSBC where, in addition to running the commercial banking business, she led the launch of the Sustainable Finance Proposition for the bank in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and sat on various government and industry green strategy groups.  She co-authored the first Sustainability Survey for Businesses for Guernsey and contributed to the Guernsey Green Private Equity Principles.  Carrie has also worked in multiple cities in Asia and Europe managing corporates of various sizes and leading transformation programmes for HSBC in her career. 

Carrie is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion as well as international trade, having spoken at forums such as the UK All-Party Parliamentary Groups Roundtable to advise UK MPs. She was named one of the Top 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders by EMPower and Yahoo Finance in 2019.

 

This event is hosted by Jeremy Sheldon.

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

 

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.

 


Pricing

  • Start-up Member: HK$440
  • Member: HK$550
  • Non-Member: HK$680

 

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When
6/6/2023 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
China Standard Time
Where
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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