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Mon, 11 Nov 19  

09:00 - 09:10


Robert RubinsteinRobert Rubinstein

Chairman & Founder - TBLI Group - The Netherlands Linkedin

09:10 - 09:20


Mark Barnekow mark barnekow

Executive Director - University of Chicago Hong Kong Jockey Club - Hong Kong LinkedIn

09:10 - 09:40


09:40 - 10:40



Rob Garrett (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


Susan ZhuSusan Zhu

Founder & CEO - Shanghai Treasure Carbon Company - China Bio


Chaoni Huang Chaoni huang

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

Vivian Claire Liew Vivian Liew

Founding Director & CEO - Philanthropy Works - Singapore 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


Regional Director - ResponsAbility Investments AG - Hong Kong LinkedIn

Karela Belin karena belin

Co-Founder & COO - Angel Hub - Hong Kong LinkedIn

14:00 - 15:30


Joanne Murphy(Moderator)Joanne Murphy

Director Asia Pacific Programme - CAIA - Hong Kong LinkedIn


Wan Hoon Han wan hoon han

Head of Research - JI Capital Partners - Singapore LinkedIn

Maggie LooMaggie Loo

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


Unmesh ShethUnmesh Sheth

CEO - SoPact - United States LinkedIn


Dragon TangProf. Dragon TANG 201709 copy2

Area Head of Finance - The University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong 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


Shaun ConwayShaun Conway

Founder & President - IXO - Switzerland Linkedin 


Napoleon Catilo

Co-founder, CIO - PearlPay - Philipines 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


Devin WhatleyDevin Whatley

Managing Partner - The Ecosystem Integrity Fund - United States Linkedin

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Partner - The Ecosystem Integrity Fund - United States Linkedi




14:00 - 15:30


Fengwei Zhou (Moderator)Shaway Yeh

Co-founder - feat. - China Linkedin

Alvin YipAlvin Yip

Board member - Fashion farm foundation - China - Linkedin

Tonya Dong Sally Yau

Founder - feat. Community Platform - China - Linkedin 

Joshua Miguel LopezJoshuaMiguel

Assistant Programme Coordinator - Friedrich Ebert Foundation  - Philippines - Linkedin

14:00 - 15:30




Agnes TaiAgnes Tai

Director - GGIC - Hong Kong Linkedin


Vince ChanVince Chan

Co-Founder - Chicago Booth Angels Network - Hong Kong Linkedin


Ernest NgErnest Ng

CEO -  Tung Lin Kok Yuen - Hong Kong Linkedin





16:00 - 17:30


Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson (Moderator)

Editor In Chief - - Sweden Linkedin 


Katie Schmitz EulittKatie Schmitz Eulitt

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


Samira KhanSamira Khan

Global Impact Manager - Salesforce - United States 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


Sam Hilton Sam Hilton

Senior Research Analyst - WWF - Hong Kong 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


Cyrille BellierCyrille Bellier

Senior Advisor - Agence Français de développment - Hong Kong LinkedIn

Helen Lun He helen he

Program Manager - IFC - China LinkedIn 


Tue, 12 Nov 19 (Day 1  )  

09:30 - 11:00


 Christina Lee (Moderator) Christina Lee Grayscale

Founder -  Global Green Connect - Singapore LinkedIn


Elsa PauElsa Pau

Funder - WealthAsia Group - China LinkedIn

Yong (Walter) GeYong Walter Ge

Founding Partner & Managing Director - Green Startups - China LinkedIn 

Yijing WangYijing Wang

Vice President - Ehong Capital - China LinkedIn



Vince ChanVince Chan

Co-founder - Creta Ventures - Hong Kong 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 - Jinko - China LinkedIn

Vivian Claire Liew Vivian Liew

Founding Director & CEO - Philanthropy Works - Singapore LinkedIn


Andy Ann andy ann

CEO - New Digital Noise - Hong Kong 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



K.O. ChiaK.O. Chia

CIO - Grace Financial - Hong Kong LinkedIn

Pat-Nie Woopat nye woo

Partner - KPMG - Hong Kong LinkedIn 

09:30 - 11:00


Yukiko Oishi (Moderator)Yukiko Oishi

Founder - Gemstone Partners - Japan LinkedIn


Masahiro KatoMasahiro Kato small

 Head of Responsible Investment - Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking - Japan Bio

Shinya TsujimotoShinya Tsujimoto

CEO - Nippon Life Global Investors - Singapore LinkedIn

Juliette MacresyJuliette Macresy

Head of Greater China and South East Asia Markets - Vigeo Eiris - Hong Kong LinkedIn




09:30 - 11:00


Dharisha Mirando (Moderator)Dharisha Mirando

Investor Engagement - China Water Risk - Hong Kong LinkedIn


Chen Zhu chen zhu

Co-Founder - Mana Impact Partners - Hong Kong LinkedIn


Slav W. HermanowiczSlav Hermanowicz

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


Pratima Divgi Pratima Divgi 140px

Director, Hong Kong - CDP - Hong Kong 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


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.


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


Anton DyaduraAnton Dyadura

Founder - ESKA Capital - Ukraine 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. 


Kim Neel Wyon (Moderator)Brian Tang

Senior Partner - Optiteam - Denmark Linkedin


Tao ZhangTao Zhang

Founder & Managing Director - Dao Ventures - United States Linkedin


Matthew McGarveyMatthew McGarvey

Co-Founder/Partner - Xylem Capital - United States Linkedin


Peter KennedyPeter Kennedy

Head of Agriculture and Water Impact Fund - CLSA - Singapore Linkedin


Samuel Goldstein

Asia Business Development - Circular Systems - China Linkedin




Julie Muraco (Moderator) Julie Muraco

Managing Partner - TBLI Group - US Linkedin



Tim ChanTim Chan

Senior Analyst, ESG Research and Integration - Manulife Investment Management - Hong Kong 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 


Kaoru Kobukobu kaoru

Research Analyst - Invesco - Japan Bio




Genevieve Hilton (Moderator)Genevieve Hilton

Head of Communications Asia Pacific - Lenovo - Hong Kong Linkedin


James PearsonJames Pearson

CEO - Pacific Risk Advisors - Hong Kong Linkedin


Priscilla LuPriscilla Lu

Managing Director - Sustainable Investments Alternatives and Real Assets, Deutsche Bank - Hong Kong Bio


Michele LeungMichele Leung

Director, Client Coverage - Trucost - Hong Kong 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