Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2019). Nearly 8,000 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

For many years Crédit Agricole CIB has been committed to sustainable development. The Bank was the first French bank to sign the Equator Principles in 2003. It has also been a pioneer in Green Bond markets with the arrangement of public transactions from 2012 for a wide array of issuers (supranational banks, corporates, local authorities, banks) and was one of the co-drafter of Green Bond Principles and of the Social Bond Guidance. Relying on the expertise of a dedicated sustainable banking team and on the strong support of all bankers, Crédit Agricole CIB is one of the most active banks in the Green bonds market.

For more information, please visit www.ca-cib.com

This event is sponsored by IFC with funds available under the IFC's Green Bond Technical Assistance Program (the "TA Program") in support to the Emerging Green One-Amundi Planet SICAV-SIF Fund. The TA Program is a multi-donor funded program whose objective is to create green finance public goods, as part of IFC's strategy to create green bond asset class in emerging markets. The TA Program has received donations from SECO, SIDA and Luxembourg.

Sustainalytics is a leading independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. For over 25 years, the firm has been at the forefront of developing high-quality, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of global investors. Today, Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world's leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG and corporate governance information and assessments into their investment processes. With 17 offices globally, Sustainalytics has more than 500 staff members, including over 200 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise across more than 40 industry groups. Over the last three consecutive years, investors named Sustainalytics among the top three firms for both ESG and corporate governance research in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment Survey. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.

Vigeo Eiris is an international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organisations. We undertake risk assessments and evaluate the level of integration of sustainability factors within the strategy and operations of organisations.

Vigeo Eiris offers a wide range of services:

  • For investors: decision-making support covering all sustainable and ethical investment approaches (including ratings, databases, sector analyses, portfolio analyses, structured products, indices and more)
  • For companies & organisations: supporting the integration of ESG criteria into business functions and strategic operations (including sustainable bonds, corporate ratings, CSR evaluations and more).

Vigeo Eiris obtained ISO 9001: 2015 certification for its processes relating to methodology, rating, sale and delivery of its data to all types of investors.

With a team of more than 240 experts of 28 different nationalities, Vigeo Eiris is present in Paris, London, Brussels, Casablanca, Hong Kong, Milan, Montreal, New York, Rabat and Santiago. The Vigeo Eiris Global Network, comprising 4 exclusive research partners, is present in Brazil, Germany, Israel and Japan.

For more information: www.vigeo-eiris.com

Founded in September 2018, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) creates a platform that offers channels and opportunities to facilitate the development of green finance and sustainable investments in Hong Kong and beyond. It aims to mobilize both public and private sectors resources and talents in developing green finance policies, to promote green finance business and product innovation within financial institutions. HKGFA’s main goal is to position Hong Kong as a leading international green finance hub by providing greater access and opportunities for Hong Kong’s financial institutions to participate in green financing transactions locally, in Mainland China and in markets along the Belt & Road. This is in line with the global trend of implementing the UN sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement. Currently, the Association has members of over 100 financial institutions, companies, service providers and other key stakeholders. 

HKGFA’s key activities are organized through seven working groups, namely Green Banking, Green Insurance, Green Bonds, ESG Disclosure and Integration, Policy Research and Dissemination, Mainland-HK Collaboration and Green Belt and Road. 

For more information, visit http://www.hkgreenfinance.org/aboutus/1#en and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA's fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.

AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry.

AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 100 members that manage $400 billion of private credit assets globally.

AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors)

Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association (“APSA”) was founded in 2006. APSA seeks to provide a platform for the views of the structured finance industry to be communicated to policy makers, regulators, standards-setters, market participants and investors. Our membership consists of regulators, investors, originators, banks, trustees, rating agencies, accountants, lawyers, academics and students. Our nominal membership fee ensures APSA retains a wide and independent membership representation within the structured finance industry. APSA collaborates closely with other organisations with similar interests, including IMN, CSF, HKIB, ASIFMA, HKSI, TMA, IFLR (with corresponding benefits to our members).

For more information, please visit our website: www.apsa-asia.com

Business Environment Council Limited (“BEC”) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programs for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.

To learn more, visit https://bec.org.hk/ or follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.

We are an international economic department, responsible for:

  • supporting and encouraging UK businesses to drive sustainable international growth
  • ensuring the UK remains a leading destination for international investment and maintains its number one position for international investment stock in Europe
  • opening markets, building a trade framework with new and existing partners which is free and fair
  • using trade and investment to underpin the government’s agenda for a Global Britain and its ambitions for prosperity, stability and security worldwide.

 For more information, visit www.great.gov.uk and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram

The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (“HKIFA”) is a non-profit-making organization that represents the asset management industry in Hong Kong.  We have two major roles, namely consultation and education.  On consultation, we work closely with the authorities to relay the views of our members on issues that have implications for the asset management industry.  On education, we spearhead initiatives to enable Hong Kong people to understand more about the risk/return characteristics of mutual funds; and to use them effectively for retirement investment and other financial planning purposes (www.hkifa.org.hk).

Korea Sustainability Investing Forum (KoSIF) is a non-profit organization, established on 3rd April 2007 with a view to contributing to the construction of sustainable society by promoting Sustainable Investment in Korea. Our missions are 1) to encourage ESG consideration in decision-making, 2) to assist active ownership by institutional investors, 3) to support a long term perspective in finance, 4) to introduce the international trends on sustainable finance to Korea market, and 5) to contribute for the integration and development of the global society through SRI movement. Currently 40 individual members and 10 corporate members are supporting KoSIF activities such as Annual Forum on Sustainable Finance, Engagement in law-makers and policy makers on CSR/SRI policy, Climate Change related Disclosure and so on. It is partnering with the international organizations including CDP. IIRC, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, IIRC etc. Also it is closely cooperating with many domestic organizations including CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, Renewable Energy Forum of Korea National Assembly, Korean Academy of Business Ethics, UNEP/FI Korea Representative, UNGC Korea Network, National Anti-corruption Forum etc.

SynTao Green Finance is a leading consultancy providing professional services in responsible investment, ESG data, green bond assurance, and other green finance areas.

SynTao Green Finance is a founding member of the Green Finance Committee (GFC) of China Society of Finance and Banking, a signatory to the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and initiated China Social Investment Forum (China SIF), dedicated to a responsible capital market in China.