Green Finance Speaker Series (Session 2): Sustainability-related financial risks in Hong Kong and Asia amid Pandemic Era

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: 12 Aug 2021
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Format: Online
Language: English

Speaker: Dr Glenn Frommer (Founder, ESG Matters)

1.      Teresa Tung (Former Global Markets FICC Sales, Bank of America)
2.      Edwin Ty (Founder of Maven Access)
Course Fee: Free of charge


FinTech, Smart Living
Under 2 hours, Self-paced
No credit


Deadline: 14 Aug 2025

By the end of this course, you will learn:


The European Commission’s new Sustainable Finance Package launched on 21 April 2021


Comments on the proposals for the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act, a new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) revisiting the rules introduced by the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), and the Amending Delegated Acts updating the existing rules on sustainability assessments for investment and insurance products.


European market and sustainability financing


How Hong Kong and the Asian markets could leverage the recent developments and the implications for competency development in Hong Kong.



Founder, ESG Matters
Dr Glenn Frommer is one of the pioneers of sustainability and the environmental movement. He has worked in the field for more than thirty years and was involved in the drafting of the GRI G4 Reporting Guideline, the AccountAbility 1000AP Standard, and Reporting 3.0.

Prior to founding ESG Matters, Glenn held senior management positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd. in Hong Kong for more than twenty-two years where he embedded sustainability through an Enterprise Risk Management approach and implemented China’s and the transport sector’s first climate change policy. His extensive cross-sector and cross-industrial experience extends throughout the international arena, specifically in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Glenn holds a PhD in Aerospace Sciences, is a Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, a member of several international and local professional bodies, a Fulbright Fellow, and a published author. Glenn is also the Honorary Chair of the UITP Sustainable Development Commission, having started the Working Group in 2001.