- Ms Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE), Immediate Past International President, The Chartered Governance Institute and Past President, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute; Executive Director and Company Secretary, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd (Chair)
The Honourable KS Wong GBS JP, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Guest of Honour)
Ms Katherine Ng, Managing Director and Head of Policy and Secretariat Services, Listing Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (Guest of Honour)
Ms Teresa Ko BBS JP, Corporate Partner and China Chairman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Co-Vice Chair, IFRS Foundation
Mr Amar Gill, Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship, APAC, BlackRock
Mr Hendrik Rosenthal, Director, Group Sustainability, CLP Holdings Ltd
Ms Irene Chu, Partner, ESG and Sustainability, Head of New Economy and Life Sciences, KPMG China
Ms Gillian Meller FCG HKFCG(PE), Immediate Past President, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute; Legal and Governance Director, MTR Corporation Ltd
(in order of appearance)
By 2025, it is likely that mandatory reporting on climate-related risks for listed companies and other relevant sectors will have been strengthened, as part of Hong Kong’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal, and to attract international capital flows towards sustainable investments. The Institute is pleased to organise this climate change conference, which also serves as an event for the International Financial Week of the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) in January 2022.
At this conference, regulators and practitioners will come together to discuss pressing issues relating to climate change as a part of the Institute’s thought leadership on climate change, including the proposed establishment of the International Sustainability Standards Board (SSB) by the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS Foundation) for aligning international reporting standards with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.
The topics covered will include:
- Keynotes on Hong Kong’s major climate change related initiatives to address global concerns
- The IFRS Foundation’s work on aligning sustainability reporting standards
- The demands of international investors for sustainable investments
- The TCFD recommendations on climate change disclosures
- Sharing on CLP’s transition to the new lower carbon economy
- Sharing on MTRC’s journey in measuring and setting target for emission reduction
*By the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group, comprising the Government and Hong Kong’s major regulators, which was established to manage climate and environmental risks to the financial sector and to accelerate the growth of green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong. It will put forward a Strategy Plan which includes strengthening climate-related financial risk management and disclosure. The Steering Group is co-chaired by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission, with members comprising the Environment Bureau, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, the Insurance Authority and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority.
This conference should be attended by governance professionals, senior management, and those involved in reporting, as climate change reporting is a top of the agenda issue. Participants of AFF 2022 will enjoy HKCGI member’s rate in attending this conference.
Chair, Guests of Honour and Speakers' bio:
Ms Edith Shih
The Honourable KS Wong
Ms Katherine Ng
Ms Teresa Ko
Mr Amar Gill
Mr Hendrik Rosenthal
Ms Irene Chu
Ms Gillian Meller
Seat guarantee will only be given to HKCGI Fellows and/or Practitioner’s Endorsement (PE) holders if registered 10 clear working days with payment prior to the date of the seminar.