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  • 香港,2024年1月25日 — 中國日報2024年1月25日(星期四)在港舉辦題為“探索大灣區跨境綠色和可持續金融機遇”的專題研討會,此次研討會是亞洲金融論壇系列活動之一,吸引逾230名來自世界各地不同金融機構的投資者、私募股權管理人、專業投資者及各金融機構服務業界人士參會。 亞洲金融論壇旨在為全球政府、金融及商界領袖提供平臺,促進交流真知灼見及發掘投資商機。論壇為期兩日,由香港特區政府與貿易發展局合辦,今年主題為“多邊合作共譜新篇”,配合國家推動全球發展、互利共贏的倡議,推動全球各方攜手協作,共同探討可持續經濟的發展策略、多邊合作的機遇。 香港特別行政區行政長官李家超、國家金融監督管理總局局長李雲澤、阿拉伯聯合大公國財政部副部長Younis Haji Al Khoori 、卡達財政部長Ali bin Ahmad Alkuwari、2022年諾貝爾經濟學獎得主及芝加哥大學布斯商學院金融學教授Douglas Diamond、伊斯蘭開發銀行行長Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser、中國綜合開發研究院院長樊綱、及歐洲聯盟委員會金融穩定、金融服務和資本市場聯盟副總幹事Alexandra Jour-Schroeder等超3000位來自40多個國家或地區的財金官員、央行及監管機構代表、國際金融和多邊組織的高層理人員、金融和商界領袖以及經濟學翹楚,就中國機遇、投資前景、綠色金融、金融科技、家族辦公室生態系統、人民幣國際化以及大灣區發展等熱點議題發表真知灼見。 本次專題研討會已是中國日報亞洲領袖圓桌論壇與亞洲金融論壇的第十三次合作,中國日報社副總編輯兼香港版總編輯周立致歡迎辭,綠色發展研究院高級顧問孟萌,可持續科技學院學術院長、香港大學經管學院客座教授何昊洺,中國銀行(香港)有限公司高級可持續發展團隊經理、香港綠色金融協會銀行轉型融資工作組代表劉逸飛等嘉賓參與討論,中國日報亞太分社多媒體總監大衛•克拉克主持,共同探索大灣區中跨境綠色和可持續金融的機遇。 周立在歡迎辭中提到,香港擁有完善的金融基礎設施,具備促進大灣區內綠色債券發行的能力,這不僅方便海外投資者通過香港認購內地債券,還有助於推進全球實現碳中和的進程,希望今天的研討會能助力推動粵港澳大灣區綠色可持續金融的增長。 劉逸飛認為:“在香港,首要的碳排放源之一來自電力,已經占到整體碳排放的62%左右;另一大來源則是燃油車輛交通。因此,當我們將所有的柴油車和汽油車都改為電動車,我們對電力的依賴程度將大大增加。假如我們80%的碳排放都來自電力,而香港又缺乏綠色能源所需的土地資源,我們又該如何實現碳中和?我認為答案就落在大灣區。” 孟萌表示:“在《巴黎協定》第六條下有非常多的發展機遇,不管是雙邊的還是多邊的碳市場構建,都會催生很大的市場需求,這裡面蘊含了綠色金融的一些投資可能性,因為碳市場所涵蓋行業是多種多樣的。雖然香港並沒有太多的重工業,但是整個大灣區的核心城市擁有很強的製造業基礎,因此在這個領域我們結合大灣區的優勢,大家共同的去推進一些國際碳市場的合作,前景非常廣闊。” 何昊洺在探討香港今年應該如何推進綠色和可持續金融時提到:“當我們談論綠色貸款和綠色債券時,建議進行外部審查。這意味著我們需要獨立的協力廠商機構來審查檔和細節,確保這筆交易確實符合綠色貸款或綠色債券的要求。”“對於首次借款人和發債人來說,進行外部審查可以幫助他們建立信譽。據我觀察,大多數公司在獲得融資時並不關心外部審查或持續報告。” 綠色和可持續金融是一項發展迅速以及前景廣闊的金融活動領域。本次研討會旨在探討大灣區如何在促進內地低碳經濟的發展中發揮其作用,以及綠色金融為香港和大灣區帶來的機遇。憑藉香港健全的金融監管制度和綠色債券平臺,以及與粵港澳大灣區城市之間的互聯互通機制,香港可推動及協助在粵港澳大灣區內發行不同貨幣的綠色債券,吸引更多海外投資者通過香港于內地發債,以及發展其他的跨境可持續商業活動,同時為實現碳中作出貢獻。 關於中國日報 中國日報是中國國家英文日報,是中國與世界交流資訊的重要管道,已形成全球化、分眾化、多語種、全媒體傳播體系。截至2023年11月,全媒體用戶總數超過4.5億,中國日報用戶端目前全球下載用戶超過4100萬,是我國唯一下載量過千萬的英文新聞用戶端;微博粉絲數超過6491萬;微信訂閱人數達2027萬;臉譜帳號粉絲數超過1.05億,位居全球媒體帳號粉絲數第二位;推特帳號粉絲數約420萬。 關於中國日報亞洲領袖圓桌論壇 中國日報亞洲領袖圓桌論壇(www.cdroundtable.com), 創建於2010年,旨在搭建一個由亞洲國家和地區的政、商、學界領袖和社會精英參與的高端對話和交流平臺,圍繞亞洲地區經濟、商業、產業和社會發展等具有戰略影響的重要議題展開討論和分享見解,以增進中國與亞洲國家和西方國家的交流和理解。迄今,在港澳和亞太多個國家和地區舉辦超110屆,逾8萬名決策精英參會。 媒體垂詢: 肖佳慧小姐 電話:(852) 3465 5416 電郵:nancyxiao@chinadailyhk.com
    2024-01-25
  • As China goes all-out to forge a carbon-efficient economy, closer green financial ties among cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will play a vital role. Experts made the prediction at a thematic workshop during the annual Asian Financial Forum on Thursday, as they called for deeper collaboration and strengthened education. The development of green finance is a key factor necessary for Hong Kong to build a sustainable and livable city, said Zhou Li, deputy editor-in-chief of China Daily Group and publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily Hong Kong, in his welcoming remarks at the China Daily-sponsored event, themed “Exploring Cross-border Green and Sustainable Finance Opportunities in the GBA”. “Leveraging its robust financial infrastructure, Hong Kong is positioned to facilitate the issuance of green bonds within the GBA. This not only allows overseas investors to access mainland bonds via Hong Kong but also contributes to global progress toward carbon neutrality,” said Zhou, who is also chairman of the Asia Leadership Roundtable. In this endeavor, “the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government’s cooperation with financial authorities throughout the GBA is essential”, he said. Hong Kong has been leading the pack in sustainable financing and investment, with green bond issuance accounting for about one-third of the market share in Asia. In 2022, total green and sustainable debt arranged or issued in Hong Kong topped $80 billion, a year-on-year increase of over 40 percent, according to official figures. Echoing the central government’s “3060” decarbonization goal of reaching a carbon peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060, the HKSAR government launched the Climate Action Plan 2050 in October 2021, outlining the strategies and targets for combating climate change and achieving carbon neutrality in four aspects — net-zero electricity generation, energy saving and green buildings, green transport, and waste reduction. Today, a focal point of the country’s climate drive is to boost cooperation between Hong Kong and the rest of the GBA, whose mainland cities’ economic prowess complements the SAR’s advantages in financial services, said Fei Lau, senior vice-president of sustainability strategy, economics and strategic planning department at Bank of China (Hong Kong). Nevertheless, joint efforts are needed to overcome hurdles such as rising land demands for green energy production and a lack of universal standards to measure the performance of green transformation, Lau said. “If we want to achieve carbon neutrality, we have to see ourselves (in the GBA) as one ecosystem and mutually dependent on each other so that we can actually connect all the dots from Hong Kong and the mainland,” Lau told the packed exhibition hall. Echoing Lau’s remarks, Meng Meng, senior adviser at the Green Development Institute, said there are “abundant” investment opportunities in green finance brought about by both the establishment of bilateral and multilateral carbon markets amid the global climate drive. The prospects are incredibly vast as the carbon market encompasses diverse industries, she said. “It is essential to leverage the advantages of the GBA and collaborate to promote broader cooperation in carbon markets.” Stan Ho Ho-ming, academic dean of the Institute of Sustainability and Technology, and an adjunct professor of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong, approaches the collaboration between Hong Kong and other cities in the GBA in the field of green finance from an educational perspective. “In terms of the education for ESG (environmental, social, governance), we notice that most of the universities in the undergraduate and postgraduate have already offered ESG courses, not just in finance, but also in business, energy or even engineering,” Ho said. “As the only city in the world that has five universities ranking in the top 100”, Hong Kong holds a significant role in leveraging education for the development of green finance and the entire spectrum of ESG, Ho said. He said he hopes that students in Hong Kong go beyond just taking one or two relevant courses and instead to “be fully proficient in all aspects of ESG”. In terms of curriculum design, Ho said he believes that universities should not only offer courses taught by regular faculty members, but attract industry insiders to share their expertise. Given a significant number of mainland students pursuing graduate programs in Hong Kong and the presence of Hong Kong universities establishing campuses on the mainland, Ho said these connections can serve as a gateway for more students, including prospective ones from the mainland, to gain exposure to international practices in green finance and ESG through Hong Kong’s internationalized platform. Ho also shared his insights on a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, which involved 300 companies in the GBA. The findings showed that 65 percent of the surveyed enterprises have already adopted green practices, while the remaining 35 percent have plans to do so. The firms also expressed their expectations for support in green development, with more than two-thirds of them indicating a desire for green financial services and products. “This is encouraging,” Ho said, adding that this aligns with the offerings that the green finance sector in the GBA can provide.
    2024-01-25
  • Hong Kong, Jan 25, 2024 — Co-organized by China Daily and the Asian Financial Forum, a panel discussion session, themed “Exploring Cross-border Green and Sustainable Finance Opportunities in the GBA”, will be held on Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to draw more than 300 investors, private equity administrators and investment professionals from diverse financial institutions across the globe. Under the central government's 3060 decarbonization goal, the country is expected to reach peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In alignment with the policy, Hong Kong launched Climate Action Plan 2050, setting out to achieve zero-carbon emissions and create a livable and sustainable city, in which substantial growth in the green financing market would play a key part. Leveraging Hong Kong’s robust financial regulatory regime and green bond platform, along with the connectivity mechanism among Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities, Hong Kong could play a vital role in facilitating the issuance of green bonds involving various currencies within the GBA. This would enable overseas investors to access mainland bonds via Hong Kong, as well as other cross-border sustainable business ecosystems while at the same time contributing significantly to the global progress towards carbon neutrality. Given that green and sustainable finance is a rapidly expanding and promising area of financial activity, this session aims to examine how the GBA can contribute to the mainland’s low-carbon economy and what opportunities green finance brings both to Hong Kong and the GBA. Chaired by Dr DJ Clark, Multimedia Director, China Daily Asia Pacific. Ms Meng Meng, Senior Advisor, Green Development Institute; Dr Stan Ho Ho Ming, Academic Dean, The Institute of Sustainability and Technology (IST); Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong (HKU); Mr Fei Lau, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, Economics and Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited; Banking – Financing the Transition Working Group Representative, Hong Kong Green Finance Association will join the panel discussion and share their insights on the topic. About China Daily Founded in 1981, China Daily reaches 440 million readers and users worldwide through diversified platforms, including newspapers, websites, mobile devices, and social media. As of August 2023, the number of China Daily’s followers has reached 64 million on Weibo, 20 million on the WeChat blog platform, 105 million on Facebook, and 4.2 million on Twitter. About the China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable The China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable is a by-invitation network of movers and shakers in Asia, providing platforms for focused dialogue, issue investigation and possible collective action on strategic issues relating to Asia’s economic, business and social development. Our aim is to enhance communication and increase mutual understanding among China, Asian and Western countries. Roundtable events are held in major cities across Asia. Media Contact: Ms Nancy Xiao Tel: (852) 3465 5416 Email: nancyxiao@chinadailyhk.com
    2024-01-25
  • HONG KONG - China Daily organized a thematic workshop, titled "Exploring Cross-border Green and Sustainable Finance Opportunities in the GBA", on Thursday to examine how the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area can contribute to the country's low-carbon economy and what opportunities could be brought by green finance both to the GBA and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The workshop is part of the sessions at the Asian Financial Forum, which took place over Jan 24-25 in the HKSAR, to focus on issues including promoting global development, business opportunities and sustainable economic models.
    2024-01-25
  • 香港,2024年1月25日 — 由中國日報攜手亞洲金融論壇合辦題為「探索大灣區跨境綠色和可持續金融機遇」的專題研討會,將於2024年1月25日(星期四)在香港會議展覽中心舉行。此次研討會預計吸引逾300名來自世界各地不同金融機構的投資者、私募股權管理人、專業投資者及各金融機構服務業界人士參會。 亞洲金融論壇旨在為全球政府、金融及商界領袖提供平台,促進交流真知灼見及發掘投資商機。論壇為期兩日,由香港特區政府與貿易發展局合辦,今年主題為 “多邊合作 共譜新篇” ,香港特別行政區行政長官李家超、阿拉伯聯合酋長國Younis Haji Al Khoori 閣下、卡塔爾國財政部長Ali bin Ahmad Alkuwari 閣下、2022年諾貝爾經濟學獎得主及芝加哥大學布斯商學院金融學教授Douglas Diamond 教授、伊斯蘭開發銀行行長Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser 閣下、中國綜合開發研究院院長樊綱先生、及歐洲聯盟委員會金融穩定、金融服務和資本市場聯盟副總幹事Alexandra Jour-Schroeder 女士等來自世界各國、地區的政府、金融及商界領袖共同交流探討投資商機。 綠色和可持續金融是一項發展迅速以及前景廣闊的金融活動領域。本次研討會旨在探討大灣區如何在促進內地低碳經濟的發展中發揮其作用,以及綠色金融為香港和大灣區帶來的機遇。 根據中央政府提出的“3060雙碳目標”,國家有望於2030年前達到二氧化碳排放峰值,並於2060年前實現碳中和。為配合這項政策,香港推出了《香港氣候行動藍圖2050》,提出實現零碳排放、打造宜居和可持續發展城市的目標,把握綠色金融市場大幅增長的機遇並在當中發揮橋樑作用。憑借香港健全的金融監管制度和綠色債券平台,以及與粵港澳大灣區城市之間的互聯互通機制,香港可推動及協助在粵港澳大灣區內發行不同貨幣的綠色債券,吸引更多海外投資者通過香港於內地發債, 以及發展其他的跨境可持續商業活動,同時為實現碳中作出貢獻。 此次專題研討會由中國日報亞太分社多媒體總監大衛•克拉克博士擔任主持人,綠色發展研究院高級顧問孟萌女士,可持續科技學院學術院長、香港大學經管學院客座教授何昊洺教授,中國銀行(香港)有限公司高級可持續發展團隊經理、香港綠色金融協會銀行轉型融資工作組代表劉逸飛先生等嘉賓參與討論,共同探索大灣區中跨境綠色和可持續金融的機遇。   關於中國日報 中國日報是中國國家英文日報,是中國與世界交流信息的重要管道,已形成全球化、分眾化、多語種、全媒體傳播體系。截至2023年11月,全媒體用戶總數超過4.5億,中國日報用戶端目前全球下載用戶超過4100萬,是我國唯一下載量過千萬的英文新聞用戶端;微博粉絲數超過6491萬;微信訂閱人數達2027萬;臉譜帳號粉絲數超過1.05億,位居全球媒體帳號粉絲數第二位;推特帳號粉絲數約420萬。 關於中國日報亞洲領袖圓桌論壇 中國日報亞洲領袖圓桌論壇(www.cdroundtable.com), 創建於2010年,旨在搭建一個由亞洲國家和地區的政、商、學界領袖和社會精英參與的高端對話和交流平台,圍繞亞洲地區經濟、商業、產業和社會發展等具有戰略影響的重要議題展開討論和分享見解,以增進中國與亞洲國家和西方國家的交流和理解。迄今,在港澳和亞太多個國家和地區舉辦超110屆,逾8萬名決策精英參會。 媒體垂詢: 肖佳慧小姐 電話:(852) 3465 5416 電郵:nancyxiao@chinadailyhk.com
    2024-01-25
  • Hong Kong, Jan 25, 2024 — Co-organized by China Daily and the Asian Financial Forum, a panel discussion session themed “Exploring Cross-border Green and Sustainable Finance Opportunities in the GBA” was held on Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event drew over 230 investors, private equity administrators and investment professionals from diverse financial institutions across the globe. To achieve the central government's 3060 decarbonization goal, the country is expected to reach peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In alignment with this policy, Hong Kong launched its Climate Action Plan 2050 with the aim of achieving zero-carbon emissions and creating a livable and sustainable city, with substantial growth in the green finance market expected to play a key part. Leveraging Hong Kong’s robust financial regulatory regime and green bond platform, along with the connectivity mechanism among Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities, Hong Kong can play a vital role in facilitating the issuance of green bonds involving various currencies within the GBA. This would enable overseas investors to access mainland bonds via Hong Kong, as well as other cross-border sustainable business ecosystems, while at the same time contribute significantly to the global progress toward carbon neutrality. Given that green and sustainable finance is a rapidly expanding and promising area of financial activity, this panel discussion session examined how the GBA can contribute to the mainland’s low-carbon economy and what opportunities green finance can bring both to Hong Kong and the GBA. This session marked the 13th year of collaboration between China Daily and the Asian Financial Forum. Mr Zhou Li, deputy editor-in-chief of China Daily Group, publisher, editor-in-chief of China Daily Hong Kong and chairman, Asia Leadership Roundtable, kicked off the session with some welcoming remarks. Chaired by Dr DJ Clark, multimedia director, China Daily Asia Pacific, the session featured many esteemed speakers, including Ms Meng Meng, senior advisor, Green Development Institute; Dr Stan Ho Ho Ming, academic dean, the Institute of Sustainability and Technology, adjunct professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong; Mr Fei Lau, senior vice-president of Sustainability Strategy, Economics and Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd; Banking – Financing the Transition Working Group Representative, Hong Kong Green Finance Association, joined the panel discussion and shared their insights on the topic. In his welcoming remarks, Mr Zhou Li said, “Leveraging its robust financial infrastructure, Hong Kong is positioned to facilitate the issuance of green bonds within the GBA. This not only allows overseas investors to access mainland bonds via Hong Kong but also contributes to global progress toward carbon neutrality.” Mr Fei Lau said, “If we want to achieve carbon neutrality, we have to see ourselves (in the GBA) as one ecosystem and mutually dependent on each other so that we can actually connect all the dots from Hong Kong and the mainland.” Meng Meng said there are “abundant” investment opportunities in green finance brought about by both the establishment of bilateral and multilateral carbon markets amid the global climate drive. Meng Meng added, “It is essential to leverage the advantages of the GBA and collaborate to promote broader cooperation in carbon markets.” Dr Stan Ho said, “As the only city in the world that has five universities ranking in the top 100”, Hong Kong holds a significant role in leveraging education for the development of green finance and the entire spectrum of ESG. He added that he hopes students in Hong Kong go beyond just taking one or two relevant courses and instead “be fully proficient in all aspects of ESG”. About China Daily Founded in 1981, China Daily reaches 440 million readers and users worldwide through diversified platforms, including newspapers, websites, mobile devices, and social media. As of August 2023, the number of China Daily followers had reached 64 million on Weibo, 20 million on the WeChat blog platform, 105 million on Facebook, and 4.2 million on Twitter. About the China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable The China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable is a by-invitation network of movers and shakers in Asia, providing platforms for focused dialogue and investigation and possible collective action on strategic issues relating to Asia’s economic, business and social development. Our aim is to enhance communication and increase mutual understanding between China and Asian and Western countries. Roundtable events are held in major cities across Asia. Media Contact: Ms Nancy Xiao Tel: (852) 3465 5416 Email: nancyxiao@chinadailyhk.com
    2024-01-25
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