PASS Grant (Project Details)

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.


Seminar 4: ESG Integration in Investment: A Performance Diagnosis under COVID-19 (June 18, 2020)

Seminar 4 e-flyer: PASS 2020 S4 eflyer 
Seminar 4 presentation materials
Louis Cheng (PolyU): Research Findings for ESG x COVID-19
Zoltán Nagy (MSCI): Impact of COVID-19: Exploring Factors and ESG Equity and Fixed Income Resilience
Priscilla Luk (S&P Dow Jones Indices): How Global Institutional Investors are Incorporating ESG in Their Portfolio Management
Victoria Mio (Robeco Hong Kong Limited): ESG Integration under COVID-19: The Case of China
Zhikai Chen (Lombard Odier (Hong Kong) Limited): ESG Integration under COVID-19: Theory and Practice


 1st  conference: Green Finance and ESG Practice: The Way Forward
(November 26, 2019)

1st Conference e-flyer: PASS 2019 C1 e-flyer 
1st Conference presentation materials
AM session
Opening Remarks:
Louis Cheng (PolyU): ESG Integration: Focus Group Report 2019
Keynote Speeches:
Guo Peiyuan (SynTao): Green Finance and ESG Development in China
David Broadstock (PolyU): Understanding ESG Data: Data for ESG Investment – HK + Connect in Focus
Panel Discussion: ESG Integration:
Stephen Andrews (BlackRock): ESG Investing at BlackRock
Jean-Louis Nakamura (Lombard Odier Group): Sustainability at the Heart of Investing
Chris Tse (MSCI): ESG Investing: for Asset Owners who Seek to Integrate ESG
PM Session
Opening Remarks:
Louis Cheng (PolyU): Areas of Concerns and Misunderstanding in ESG Reporting: The Case of Hong Kong Listed Firms
Panel 1: Sustainability and Reporting
Brian Ho (EY): How to Move Beyond Compliance in Sustainability Reporting?
Suki Wong (Anta Sports Products Limited): Anta ESG Integration
Hugh Pye (HSBC Holdings plc): Sustainability and Reporting – the View from Europe
Panel 2: Green Building: Challenges and Opportunities
Ellie Tang (New World Development): Green Building: Approach, Challenges & Opportunities
Kevin Ng (Henderson Land Development): Green Building: Challenges and Opportunities
Raymond Yau (Swire Properties): Green Building: Challenges and Opportunities


Seminar 3: ESG Reporting: Challenges in Collecting Non-financial Data (September 24, 2019)

Seminar 3 e-flyer: PASS 2019 S3 e-flyer 
Seminar 3 presentation materials
Derek Yuen (KPMG): ESG Reporting
Robert Milners (PricewaterhouseCoopers): Challenges in Collecting Non-financial Data
Odile Lange-Broussy (Lombard Odier (Singapore) Ltd.): Analyzing ESG Data: An Investment Perspective
Guy Look (Sa sa International Holdings Limited): Case study: Sa Sa International Holdings Limited


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
Louis Cheng (PolyU): ESG: The Path to Sustainable Investment
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): Case Study: CLP Group