Dr Entela Benz is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the HKUST Department of Finance. Since 2007, she has undertaken various academic and industry related projects on ESG Investing and Impact Measurement field. A quantitative analyst by training, she previously worked for UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong.
Prof Jingyan Fu is a professor in the Department of International Economics and Trade and Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development at Jinan University. She was a Fulbright research fellow in Applied Economics of Dyson School of Cornell University. Prof Fu’s research interest lies in environmental regulation and competitiveness, embodied carbon emission of trade as well as evaluation of climate change policies.
Prof Alicia García Herrero is currently an Adjunct Professor for the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Alicia is also the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She serves as Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL and Research Fellow at Real Instituto Elcano. Alicia is an advisor to the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum.
Mr. Robin How has over 30 years’ experience of working in Asian banking and capital markets, in both listed and private equity. Since 2002, he has been working with family offices on a broad range of topics, with a specialty in research. He provides a weekly publication to clients on China, and he is currently writing a book on governance and development in China with a special focus on Ecological Civilisation and Green Finance.
Dr Calvin Lee Kwan is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Division of Environment and Sustainability at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also the General Manager – Sustainability at The Link Management Company. He is an active committee member of several working groups including the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative Property Working Group, the UN Global Compact – RICS Real Estate Sector Steering Committee and the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Sustainability Committee.
Prof Alexis Lau is currently Associate Director of HKUST Institute for the Environment and Director of the Atmospheric Research Center. His research has been regularly used by local and regional governments, including the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong in 2013. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the WHO Panel on the development of a Global Platform on Air Quality and Health, and an expert member of the Environmental Sustainable Transport Program of the United Nations (UN) Center for Regional Development.
Mr Benjamin Lamberg is currently the Managing Director and Head of Global Debt Markets Asia and Japan at Credit Agricole CIB (CACIB). He brought his leadership and expertise to transform CACIB into a global player in MTNs. Mr. Lamberg was instrumental in building CACIB into a global RMB bond powerhouse and bringing the bank’s expertise in Green Bonds, Bank Capital and Covered Bonds to Asia. He was awarded Top Uridashi Green Bond Dealer in 2014 by MTN-i and the Best Dealer for Green Bonds in 2015 by CMD for bonds mainly placed in Asia.
Mr James A. Maguire is a founding partner at Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL). He has substantive experience leading risk advisory and syndication teams in cross-border infrastructure project financings in or originating from Asia, and direct experience leading initiatives on risk issues and insurance products addressing Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He also has global scale experience in insurance issues pertaining to direct foreign investment involving commercial banks, export credit agencies and multi-lateral lenders.
Prof Charles W.W. Ng is CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at HKUST. He is also the President of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Currently he leads an interdisciplinary theme-based project entitled “Understanding debris flow mechanisms and mitigating risks for a sustainable Hong Kong”.
Ms Hannah Routh is a partner with Deloitte China and leads the Sustainability and Climate Change advisory practice. She is a green finance and climate change specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field, of which the last ten are in China. Hannah advises governments, organisations and companies across all sectors on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk within investments and business operations. Her work covers ESG integration, climate change policy and mitigation, responsible investment and green finance, as well as sustainability strategy and implementation.
Prof Kar Yan Tam is the Dean of Business and Management and the Chair Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management in HKUST. He was the Deputy Head of the Department of Information & Systems Management from 1992 to 1998 and Head of the Department from 2002 to 2005. Prof Tam is currently a member of the UGC Research Grants Council, the Curriculum Development Council, and the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education of the Education Bureau. He was also appointed a member of the Steering Group on Financial Technologies in 2015 to advise the Government on how to develop Hong Kong into a Fintech hub.