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Mon, 11 Nov 19  

09:00 - 09:10


Robert RubinsteinRobert Rubinstein

Chairman & Founder - TBLI Group - The Netherlands Linkedin

09:10 - 09:40


09:40 - 10:40



Rob Garret (Moderator)Rob Garrett

Managing Partner - Hezar Ventures - Singapore Linkedin 

Luca RancilioLuca Rancillo

Owner - Rancilio Cube - Italy LinkedIn


Leonie Kelly Leonie Kelly

Project Director - Sustainable Finance Initiative - Hong Kong LinkedIn 


Gaetan Japy gaetan japy

Adviser - Antler - Singapore Linkedin 



Donna NguyenPhuocDonna Nguyen Phuoc

Partner - SPARQ Capital - Hong Kong Linkedin



11:15 - 11:45


Arvind Narulaarvind narula

Chairman - Urmatt Group - Thailand - Linkedin

11:45 - 12:45

Room: Auditorium

Tracy Wong Harris (Moderator)Tracy Wong

Deputy Secretary General - Hong Kong Green Finance Association - Hong Kong LinkedIn

Gerald ProlmanGerald Prolman

President -  Everland -USA - Linkedin


Fung Wing Ah

Founder - Porproise Holdings - Hong Kong 

Chaoni Huang Chaoni huang

Head of Sustainable Capital Markets - BNP Paribas - Hong Kong Linkedin

12:45- 13:00


Workshops & Seminars moderators briefly introduce their sessions and speakers 

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30


At the most basic level, women are the main providers and users of household energy. At the same time, they are disproportionately affected by the lack of energy and tend to be overlooked as key stakeholders of energy initiatives. Why is women's empowernment essential for sustainable development and what can be done to achieve this empowerment? 



Dr. Margaret Burnett (Moderator)Margaret Burnett

Program Director - Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong Linkedin

Rochus Mommartz Mommartz

CEO - ResponsAbility Investments AG - Switzerland Linkedin 

14:00 - 15:30


The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established in 2015 as a global framework for addressing the world’s most urgent social and environmental challenges. In reaching the SDGs, the increased flow of private capital into emerging markets has become crucial. The rapid growth of number of impact investors has also become key in addressing the world’s most urgent social and environmental changes. Our industry-leading speakers, experienced in the field of ESG and impact investing in emerging markets will identify the ongoing challenges and hurdles that presented itself in this area, as well as outline solutions to these challenges.

Joanne Murphy(Moderator)Joanne Murphy

Director, Asia Pacific programme - CAIA - Hong Kong Linkedin

Melissa KangMelissa Kang

Founder and Managing Partner - Jupiter Impact Partners - Singapore Linkedin 

Maggie LooMaggie Loo

Partner, Client & Strategy Development - Bridges Fund Management - USA - Linkedin


Unmesh ShethUnmesh Sheth

CEO - SoPact - United States Linkedin

14:00 - 15:30


For a series of complex reasons, the field of Social Finance often faces critical limitations and heightened barriers to bringing crucially-needed resources to target beneficiaries at the last-mile. This session will investigate how “last-mile-first” solutions can be enabled through decentralization, with both digital and analogue components, and how advancements in blockchain enables these solutions to scale. Panelists will discuss their own real-world projects which will include such strategies as: time banking, cooperative finance, community currencies, and microfinance.

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- A workshop session in collaboration with Shanzhai City





Tat Lam (Moderator)Tat Lam

CEO - Shanzhai City - Hong Kong Linkedin 





Will RuddickWill Ruddick

Director of Community Currencies - Bancor - Kenya Linkedin



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Sam SaySam Say

CEO - Bolaven Farms - Laos Linkedin



14:00 - 15:30

Room: Auditorium

Pitch session for Impact Funds in front of asset owners

Wendy Marston (Moderator)Wendy Marston

 Partner - WMNexus -  United Kingdom Linkedin




Alina Legendi (Moderator)Alina Legendi

 Partner - WMNexus -  United Kingdom Linkedin





14:00 - 15:30


Shaway Yeh (Moderator)Shaway Yeh

Group Style Editorial Director - Modern Media Group - China Linkedin

Alvin YipAlvin Yip

Board member - Fashion farm foundation - China - Linkedin

Sally Yau(TBC)Sally Yau

The Lane Crawford Joyce Group- China - Linkedin 

Samuel GoldsteinSamuel Goldstein

Asia Business Development - Circular Systems - USA - Linkedin



16:00 - 17:30


Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson (Moderator)

Editor In Chief - - Sweden Linkedin 



Christine ChowChristine Chow

Director - Hermes Equity Ownership Services Limited - Hong Kong Linkedin


Katie Schmitz EulittKatie Schmitz Eulitt

Director - Investor Outreach - SASB(Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) - Linkedin

16:00 - 17:30


Green bonds can mobilize resources from domestic and international captial markets for climate change adaption, renewables and other environment-friendly projects. How effective are green bonds in addressing the issue of climate change and what can be done to make green bonds more mainstream?


Ivy Lau (Moderator)Ivy lau

China Program Manager - Climate Bonds Initiative - China Linkedin



Ricco Zhang (TBC) Ricco Zhang

Director, Asia Pacific -  International Capital Market Association - Hong Kong Bio


Jean Marc ChampagneJean Marc Champagne

Head of Environmental Finance - WWF - France - Linkedin


Jonathan DrewJonathan Drew

HSBC - Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group - Hong Kong Linkedin

16:00 - 17:30

Room: Auditorium

Pitch session for Impact Funds in front of asset owners

Wendy Marston (Moderator)Wendy Marston

 Partner - WMNexus -  United Kingdom Linkedin




Alina Legendi (Moderator)Alina Legendi

 Partner - WMNexus -  United Kingdom Linkedin




Scott ReinhartScott Photo Sep 2018

Partner - Brawn Capital - Hong Kong Linkedin

16:00 - 17:30


Stratos Pourzitakis (Moderator)Stratos Pourzitakis

Head of Research - Asian Private Banker - Hong Kong Linkedin



Alexandra TracyAlexandra Tracy

President - Hoi Ping Ventures - Hong Kong Linkedin


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Managing Director - ADM Capital - Hong Kong Linkedin

Tue, 12 Nov 19 (Day 1  )  

09:30 - 11:00



Elsa PauElsa Pau

Funder - WealthAsia Group - China Linkedin

Yong (Walter) GeYong Walter Ge

Founding Partner & Managing Director - Green Startups - China Linkedin


09:30 - 11:00


Helene Li (Moderator)Helene Li

CEO & Co-Founder - GoImpact Capital Partners -  Hong Kong LinkedIn


Daan Choon Dan choon

Managing Director - Cycle Group - Luxembourg  LinkedIn 

Céline Chi Hae WongCeline chi hae wong

Global group strategy operations (advisory) - Jinko - China Linkedin


09:30 - 11:00


Marie Rosencratz (Moderator)Marie Rosencratz

Adjuct Associate Professor - HKUST - Hong Kong Linkedin


Adeline TanAdeline Tan

Mercer - Wealth Business Leader - Hong Kong LinkedIn


Albert LaiAlbert Lai

CEO - Carbon Care Asia - Hong Kong LinkedIn

09:30 - 11:00


Yukiko Oishi (Moderator)Yukiko Oishi

Founder - Gemstone Partners - Japan Linkedin


Masahiro KatoMasahiro Kato small

 Head of ESG Research - Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking - Japan Bio

Shinya TsujimotoShinya Tsujimoto

CEO - Nippon Life Global Investors Singapore  - Japan - Bio

09:30 - 11:00


Dharisha Mirando (Moderator)Dharisha Mirando

Investor Engagement - China Water Risk - Hong Kong Linkedin



Emrah ErcanEmrah Ercan

Director of Digital Solutions - Suez, Water & Technologies  - United States Linkedin



Chen Zhu

Co-Founder - Mana Impact Partners - Hong Kong Linkedin


Slav W. HermanowiczSlav Hermanowicz

Professor, Associate Co-Director - Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute - China Linkedin

9:00 - 10:30

Room: Auditorium

Pitch session for Impact Funds in front of asset owners

Wendy Marston (Moderator)Wendy Marston

 Partner - WMNexus -  United Kingdom Linkedin




Alina Legendi (Moderator)Alina Legendi

 Partner - WMNexus -  United Kingdom Linkedin





11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 13:00


Climate change is all around us – it is a key long-term, systemic and global risk. What can institutional investors do to integrate climate change-related investment risks into their portfolio strategies?

Julie Despraz (Moderator) Julie Despraz

Strategic Finance Advisor - Topan - Switzerland LinkedIn 


Karine HirnKarine Hirn

Partner - East Capital - Hong Kong Linkedin


Pierrick Balmain

Head of APAC Business Development - BlueOrchard Finance Ltd - Singapore Linkedin

11:30 - 13:00

Room: Boardroom

The emerging uncertainties due to climate change and climate variability are likely to aggravate the problems of future food security by exerting pressure on agriculture. How can farming be adapted to take climate change into consideration. 


Brian Tang (Moderator)Brian Tang

Managing Director - Asia Capital Markets institute - Hong Kong Linkedin


Bertus Tulleners  Bertus Tulleners

Partner - TheRockGroup - Amsterdam LinkedIn 


Tao ZhangTao Zhang

Founder & Managing Director - Dao Ventures - United States Linkedin



Julie Muraco (Moderator) Julie Muraco

Managing Partner - TBLI Group - US Linkedin



Bonnie SaynayBonnie Saynay

Global Head of Responsible Investment - Invesco Ltd. - US Linkedin



Nasrine GhozaliNasrine Ghozali

Chief Risk Officer - Oasis - Hong Kong - Linkedin

Pru BennetPru Benet

Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment - Blackrock - Australia Linkedin 



Kim Neel Wyon (Moderator)Kim Neel Wyon

Senior Partner - Optiteam - Denmark Linkedin 


James PearsonJames Pearson

CEO - Pacific Risk Advisors - Hong Kong Linkedin

Genevieve HiltonGenevieve Hilton

Head of Communications Asia Pacific - Lenovo - Linkedin




Daniela Herrmann (Moderator) Daniela Herrmann

Chairman & Founder - Topan - Switzerland LinkedIn 

Charles Yonts charles Yonts

Head of Sustainable Research - CLSA - Taiwan LinkedIn 


Justin ReynoldsJustin Reynolds

Founder - The Tashinga Partnership - Singapore Linkedin



Elaine NgElaine Ng

Executive Director - MSCI Inc. (Hong Kong) - Hong Kong Linkedin