PASS Grant

Professional services advancement support scheme (PASS)

On behalf of The PolyU CESEF Center, Professor Louis Cheng (Project Coordinator) and Dr. David Broadstock (Deputy Project Coordinator) have received government funding from the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (project reference: PS182005): Educating Accounting Professionals on How to Adopt Green Finance in Capital Projects.

Project Reference: PS182005
Project Title: Educating Accounting Professionals on How to Adopt Green Finance in Capital Projects
Grantee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Major Beneficiary Sector(s): Accounting services
Total PASS Project Cost: HKD1,101,490 (HKD963,000 from PASS Grant, HKD55,490 from HKIRA and HKD83,000 from PolyU in-kind contribution)
Project Duration: 36 Months
Commencement Date: 1/1/2019
Project Deliverables:

  • Two conferences and twelve seminars on various topics relating to green bonds and ESG
  • A guideline on best practice

This material/event is funded by the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organised under this project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee of the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme.


Details of 3rd seminar “ESG reporting: challenges in collecting non-financial data”

Date: September 24, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: KPMG (23rd Floor, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)
Speakers (subject to change with notice):
Panel Chair:

Eva Chan, Chairman, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA)

Panel members:

1. Derek Yuen, Partner, Business Reporting and Sustainability, KPMG China
2. Robert Milners, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
3. Odile Lange-Broussy, Portfolio Manager for Asia High Conviction fund and co-portfolio manager for Emerging High Conviction, Lombard Odier

Case study: Sasa International Holdings Limited

Guy Look, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited

Registration: Due to overwhelming demand, the online registration is now closed.


Seminar 2: Green Finance and ESG integration: an investment perspective (July 30, 2019)

Seminar 2 e-flyer: PASS 2019 S2 e-flyer
Seminar 2 presentation materials
Stephen Wong (Our Hong Kong Foundation): Green Finance and ESG Integration: A Hong Kong Policy Perspective
Victoria Mio (Robeco Hong Kong Limited): ESG Integration for Investment Portfolio
Liz Peng (Morningstar): Methodological Approach for ESG Analysis
Ricky Szeto (Hung Fook Tong Group Holdings Limited): Case study: Hung Fook Tong Group Holdings Limited


Seminar 1: Understanding Green Finance and ESG: Theory and Practice (April 1, 2019)

Seminar 1 e-flyer: PASS 2019 S1 e-flyer
Seminar 1 presentation materials:
Jonathan Drew (HSBC): Green Finance and Green Bond: An Investment Banker’s Perspective
Hannah Routh (Deloitte China): Green finance and climate change – risks and opportunities
Gloria Lu (S&P Global Ratings): Evaluating ESG Performance of Companies
Kit Law (CLP Group): Business case for sustainability – CLP’s experience