This webinar will explore how we will proceed with decarbonization to help meet Hong Kong and China's carbon neutrality goals over the next several decades.
With the international discussions of limiting global warming, and the rising engagement of the finance industry with climate change, institutional investors are increasingly tracking the carbon emissions of listed companies. However, global institutional investors seem to be more inclined to penalize companies that have high carbon risks - by demanding a stock price discount - than rewarding those with good environmental performance. Have carbon risks been fully priced into listed equities in the Hong Kong market?
This webinar offered by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation to explore how we will proceed with decarbonization to help meet Hong Kong and China's carbon neutrality goals over the next several decades.
Dr. Agnes K. Y. Tai '80, Director of Great Glory Investment Corporation and Head of Sustainability Investment and Advisory of Arta Asset Management Limited, will discuss her research on investors' behavior and motivation toward carbon risks. Plato Yip, Chairman of Friends of the Earth (HK), will contribute to the discussion (from an NGO lens) by sharing his perspectives on the roles that different stakeholders can play through his experience leading local and global campaigns on community mobilization and talent development.
Agnes K. Y. Tai (Speaker) '80
Director, Great Glory Investment Corporation
Agnes is Director of Great Glory Investment Corporation and Head of Sustainability Investment and Advisory of Arta Asset Management Limited. She holds RA 4 & RA 9 licenses issued by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, a Climate Designation certificate issued by Competent Boards, a Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate from Global Association of Risk Professionals and an ESG Investing certificate from CFA UK.
She is an Expert Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports since 2014, an ESG judge for WealthAsia (Benchmark) Funds of the Year Awards, a Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter, a Council member, Publishing Board of Magazine member and a Deputy Chair of the training committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), faculty of Competent Boards and FITC, board member of Hope of the City, advisory council/committee member of GARP (HK), BlueOnion, FarmacyHK and Shao Ming Lo Foundation.
In her 42 years of serving the financial community in China, Hong Kong SAR, the USA and Australia, she has established and managed asset management/investment companies, consultancy practices, and new business units within major financial institutions.
She has a PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, an MBA from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, a BSc (Honors) from Roosevelt University in USA and is a graduate of the Stanford University Senior Executive Leadership Program and the 2011 Stanford Directors' College. She has authored a book on investing in H-shares, a Harvard Business case and a positive psychology book 'Tall Miracles'.
Plato Yip (Speaker)
Chairman, Friends of the Earth (HK)
Plato is the Chairman of Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong). He is a seasoned investment professional with more than 20 years of investment, strategic consulting and corporate management experience in private equity fund investment, mergers and acquisitions and business development.
He is the Secretary General and CEO of the Treelion Foundation. Together with partners around the world, the Foundation is building a digital platform powered by blockchain technology to facilitate capital flows globally for green assets. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of Elion International Investment under the Elion Resources Group which is a leading company in China focusing on ecological restoration, clean and renewable energy, healthcare, equity investment, security services and asset management.
Plato has been appointed as members of various investment and funding committees of the HKSAR Government related to environment and conservation, quality education, planning vision and strategy, built heritage conservation, and sustainable fisheries development.