Green Finance Speaker Series (Session 1): Green Finance: Overview - The Best Practice, International Policy and Measures

Get the latest knowledge of Green Finance development!

About this course

About the Speakers Series
The Speakers Series aims at providing latest knowledge of Green Finance development, from historic development of international policies and regulations, the recent development in Asia and Hong Kong especially amid the Pandemic Era, to the recognized successful case studies from some European countries with the integration of technology.
Who Should Join
Financial Industry Practitioners, Tech Start-ups, and University Students

What To Learn
1.      Development of Green Finance
2.      Future of Green Finance in Asia and Hong Kong especially amid the Pandemic Era
3.      European case studies of integration of Green Finance with technology.
Date: 29 July 2021
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Format: Online
Language: Cantonese

Speaker: Dr William Yu (CEO, World Green Organisation)

1.      Patrick Lam (Management Trainee of HKEX)
2.      Samson Lam (Management Trainee of OneDegree)
Course Fee: Free of charge



FinTech, Smart Living
Under 2 hours
No credit


Deadline: 24 Jul 2021

By the end of this course, you will learn:


Overview of Climatic impact & Zoonotic pandemic, Investment monitoring via ESG integration, and UN Global Compact & Principles for Responsible Investment


Snapshot of (1) UN Sustainable Development Goals & SDG Impact Standards, (2) CDP, TCFD & Environmental & Social Risks, (3) Integrating sustainability into loans & bond investment, and (4) ESG Accelerator for Start-ups



CEO, World Green Organisation
Dr. William Yu is the Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation. He is an energy economist and climate professional by training and completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He earned an Executive MBA degree from the U.S. and had gained valuable regional management experience by working at US multinationals and a financial institution. He has been the Adjunct Professor of several universities and the Faculty of Hong Kong Green Building Council. 

Dr Yu serves as ESBN Task Force Member, The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the United Nations. He serves in the Sustainable Development Council on HK Decarbonization Strategy under the Environment Bureau, HKSAR Government. Dr Yu belongs to Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee, and a Member of the Appeal Board Panel, Town Planning Board. 

He also serves as Deputy Chairman of Judging Panel of Smart Living Award, The HK ICT Awards.  Dr Yu has served as Vice-chairman of HK Institute of Social Impact Analyst.  He is the Chairman of the Judging Panel of BDO ESG Awards. He advises investment banks and public accounting firms on Forestry & Carbon Assets Management and Sustainable Investing. Dr Yu is also appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of a publicly listed company. 

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