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Events

Learning is one of the cornerstones of SFI. SFi brings together private investors and other stakeholders in Hong Kong for exclusive SFi Events. Each month, we host discussions with guest experts, highlighting trending topics and their impact on environment and society.

 

We also conduct in-depth learning sessions which deep-dive into a specific thematic focus. Find out more below:

Upcoming Events

BROWNBAG: Active Aging in Hong Kong

 

April 19, 2022

Exploring opportunities in the golden years landscape. SFi members only.

Virtual member event with Carlyle & Co: Impact and Entrepreneurship

April 22, 2022

We invited 3 impact entrepreneurs to share with us how they bridge the gap and deliver on purpose and profit

Past Events
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Sustainable Finance Trends in Switzerland & Hong Kong: 2020 and Beyond

September 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online

 

Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) and Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) cordially invite you to a webinar focus on the sustainable Finance Industry Landscapes in Switzerland and Hong Kong.   During this webinar, we will discuss the results of “Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2020”, private investor perspectives towards sustainable finance in Asia and also the latest regulatory developments in Switzerland and Hong Kong.   16:00   Welcome and introduction   Katia Stampfli-Ferraz, Deputy Consul…

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Sustainable Finance: where we are & where we want to get to?

September 22, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Online

Speakers: Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, HSBC Leonie Kelly-Farley, Partner, Policy & Practice, Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) Moderator: Grace Hui, Managing Director, Head of Green and Sustainable Finance, Markets Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited   Sustainable finance has become an increasingly important topic for many companies and whilst Hong Kong has long been a finance centre for Asia, it is very much still on a journey to becoming a green finance centre for Asia. The…

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How Can Impact Investors Better Measure and Manage Impact

September 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Online

The event will be moderated by Lilian Lin, Director at China Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Forum, and speakers of the session are: Quyen Tran, Director of Impact Investing, BlackRock. Veronica Olazabal, Senior Adviser & Director, The Rockefeller Foundation Leonie Kelly , Partner for Practice and Policy, Sustainable Finance Initiative Limited (SFi). The speakers will share their experiences and insights on how to better measure and manage impact when practicing impact investing in the session.This event is one session of…

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Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins 2020

August 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - August 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Online

 

It is estimated that 31% of the growth of global protein consumption between 2018 and 2025 will come from China and 13% from the rest of the Asia-Pacific region, while only 2% is attributed to North America. This is why Asia Pacific is such an important piece of the protein puzzle. The Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific will share the real stories behind this booming industry in our inaugural Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins. This summit will not be like anything…

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UNDP SDG Impact Standards Workshop – SDG Bonds & PE Funds

July 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Online

Join us on Thursday 16 July at 09:00 - 10:30 AM HKT Following on from our January event with the UNDP SDG Impact team, we are delighted to host a second workshop to discuss the recently released SDG Impact Standards for SDG Bonds and the latest changes to the SDG Impact Standards for Private Equity Funds. This webinar will be an opportunity to provide feedback live to the UNDP team. The feedback window for the first round of input into SDG Impact Standards for SDG Bonds…

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SFi Peer to Peer: A Discussion with Principles
for Responsible Investment & Domini Impact
June 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You are invited to join our next investor-focused session, focusing on collective investor action in the fight against COVID-19. COVID-19 remains a global threat to health, our communities, economies and investments. Sustainable Finance Initiative believes it's time for investors to lead the financial sector through this crisis and demonstrate responsible investment values through action. Join us in a discussion with Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) as we unwrap immediate actions investors can take. Domini Impact Investments will also share steps they have taken and their Investor Statement on…

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SFi Smart Conversation with The Good Food Institute & Happiness Capital

May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

You are invited to join our first public webinar, as we try to keep Smart Conversations going whilst we all #stayhome - and since stovetop adventures have been such a pleasant distraction for most of us over the past few months, what better topic to start than Food?   Most of us are already familiar with the thematic backdrop - our current demand for food, and how we source it, is untenable. But as the market becomes increasingly frothy, the number…

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SFi Advisors in Action: Sustainable & Impact Investing & COVID-19

April 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

You are invited to join our next webinar with SFi Advisors Network as we unpack how sustainable and impact investments are weathering the COVID-19 correction. In addition you will learn what to watch out for as markets tumble into bear territory and how impact investors are positioning their portfolios in the near and long term.   Please RSVP to events@sustainablefinance.hk by 24 April to secure your place. 

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UNDP SDG Impact Standards Workshop

January 8, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 10:30 am

SDG Impact is a UNDP flagship initiative focused on mobilising private sector capital towards the achievement of the SDGs. UNDP is working to develop prototype products and services to assist investors in aligning capital with the SDGs that will be tested, refined, and brought to the market in 2020. SDG Impact’s work includes three areas of focus: Impact Management, Impact Intelligence, and Impact Facilitation. Organised by ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF), Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) and Sustainable Finance Initiatives…

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SFi Smart Conversation with China Water Risk & BNPP AM

November 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

SFi Office

 

Avoiding a Thirsty and Underwater Future – Understanding Water Risks & Identifying Investment Opportunities   The disastrous floods that tore through Venice this week is yet another sign of “business unusual”, as supposed low-probability events have threatened the world’s coastlines and cities at an alarming frequency in recent years. These events underpin the urgency at which we must get to grips with what business unusual implies. Our deep dive begins with an understanding of these risks, presented by China Water Risk,…

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SFi Outreach – TBLI Conference Hong Kong 2019

November 11, 2019 - November 12, 2019

University of Chicago – Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation Hong Kong 

 

TBLI Group would like to invite you to TBLI CONFERENCE - Hong Kong, held on 11-12 November. The event will be held at the The University OF Chicago-Hong Kong Jockey Club, in Hong Kong.  TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investing) is the world's leading authority on ESG and Impact Investing, and has been educating Institutional Investors for nearly 25 years. This 1.5 day conference with nearly 80 speakers, and 16 workshops will educate you about ESG and Impact Investing.    “The…

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SFi Outreach – Private Wealth Asia Forum Hong Kong

October 10, 2019

Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Hong Kong,

The Private Wealth Asia Forum is the flagship meeting for our private wealth series in Asia and the leading wealth management, wealth planning and international investment management meeting for private banks, wealth managers and family offices from Asia. The investor focused meeting brings together 250 industry leaders from the private wealth management field for a one-day conference discussing strategies to protect, preserve and grow wealth. Panel sessions will provide attendees with updated peer education on asset allocation, wealth management, asset…

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SFi Outreach – Green Bonds Asia 2019

October 8, 2019

The Conrad, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong,

Environmental Finance, is hosting the second annual Green Bonds Asia conference in Hong Kong on 8th October 2019. The HKMA recently announced three sets of measures on sustainable banking and finance including plans to further grow the Exchange Fund’s green bond portfolio. It also announced the start of investor meetings for the roadshow for the potential green bond offering by the HKSAR Government. One of the most significant growth opportunities in the capital markets today is in green bonds. This opportunity is driven…

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SFi Outreach – 2019 Outperform Asia

September 24, 2019

Eaton Club, 5/F Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central Hong Kong

SFi's managing partner Katy Yung will join as one of the panelists at Outperform Asia 2019. Outperform Asia delivers a private markets’ LP & GP event with a difference. We focus on deep educational value and personalised networking through our wholly curated, senior and quality driven approach. Central to our exclusive industry-led experience, is our LP Ambassador Committee who help to shape the theme, topics, speakers and attendees. As part of the Outperform speaker faculty, our LP committee have been…

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SFi Investor Session | Small Giants

May 30, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

SFi Office, 26/F, BEA Harbour View Centre 56 Gloucester Road Wanchai
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

 

Dear all,  SFi invites you to join us at our May special investor session with Danny Almagor from Small Giants - an Australian based impact investment firm. Founded in 2007 by Danny Almagor and his wife Berry Liberman, Small Giants has spent the past decade growing a family of businesses committed to positive change, including beloved businesses like TOM Organic, STREAT, Dumbo Feather and The School of Life. Now the group is focusing on the second part of their mission; to provide people with a meaningful pathway to live a life of passion and purpose. Danny was the founding…

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SFi Peer-to-Peer Investor Session 2019 Mar 11

March 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

SFi is delighted to pass the mic to Durrie Hassan for our March peer-to-peer investor session, where he will share his experience as an active impact investor, including the successes and lessons he has learned doing several sustainable deals. This event is by invitation only and designed for active private investors. Please contact us if you wish to refer guests or new investors for this event. For further queries contact us on events@sustainablefinance.hk

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SFi Smart Conversations:Active Ownership & Engagement – Why Should You Become an Active Owner?

January 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

RS Group Office, Wanchai Hong Kong

Free

 

Owning shares in a company enables investors to raise environmental, social, and corporate governance issues. However, not all investors choose to exercise their rights; some view active engagement rather time intensive and costly. However, increasingly, responsible investors globally believe active engagement is not a choice anymore, but a duty as an investor and also a source of alpha. We will hear from two institutional investors active in engagement why they believe engagement is important and how it works. They will…

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SFi Smart Conversations – Impact Investing: Is there a Trade-off?

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

 

Are you an investor just beginning your journey in sustainable finance? Or perhaps you are already investing sustainably, and are keen to share and learn from fellow impact investors?   SFi is piloting a series of Smart Conversations to foster open exchange and stimulate debates around sustainable investing. Whether you are impact curious, or already actively investing, our goal is to bring some of the hottest topics and heated debates in sustainable finance to the local community through experts in…

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Peer2Peer Sharing- “Deal Experience: The Good and the Bad”

October 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

SFi Office, 26/F, BEA Harbour View Centre 56 Gloucester Road Wanchai
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Free

 

Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) would like to invite you to attend our pilot programmes “Deal Experience: The Good and the Bad”. Hope this pilot programme will be a fantastic mechanism to help grow the community of practice amongst fellow investors and learn from each other’s experiences in a small peer to peer sharing session.     Program Format: 11:30am: tea/coffee/sandwich – networking 12pm – 2pm: first hour of the session will focus on specific investment case studies including one “good…

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SFi Brown Bag Event — Investing in Climate Change: The Race of our Lives?

October 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

SFi Office, 26/F, BEA Harbour View Centre 56 Gloucester Road Wanchai
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Free

 

Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) would like to invite you to attend our Brown Bag event with Grantham, Mayo & van Otterloo (GMO): "Investing in Climate Change - The Race of our Lives"   In this session, Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham, Mayo, & van Otterloo (GMO), a Boston-based asset management firm, will deliver a video address on why climate change is an important issue facing investors in the coming decades. Kim Mayer, who works closely with Jeremy…

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August 2018 Webinar on Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi)

August 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

As inequality increases across the world and crisis after crisis envelops the financial sector, the financial system reveals a systemic market failure, which prevents the needs of the social economy to be served holistically. Nonetheless, this is not irreparable. Ultimately, the financial system is only a tool, and it is up to us to harness it to serve as an engine in the global economy’s transitions toward sustainable development. As an international financial center, Hong Kong needs to be a part…

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Breakfast Sharing with Jed Emerson and Ernest Ng

June 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

SFi Office, 26/F, BEA Harbour View Centre 56 Gloucester Road Wanchai
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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SFI LAUNCH PARTY

June 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier No. 8, Man Kwong Street, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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HKUST Master ESG Investing Class

April 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

HKUST, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Leonie Kelly, our Project Director and Tze-wei Ng, our Advocacy and Engagement Lead teach a class on ESG Investing at HKUST!

Contact us to learn more about our events.