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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, is a key element in the fight against climate change. To this end, carbon trading and capital markets play an increasingly important role in facilitating global transition to a low-carbon economy as it creates economic incentives for organizations to reduce their environmental footprint. Voluntary carbon markets have been gaining momentum where companies support low-carbon solutions beyond their own value chains and, in return, receive carbon credits that many use to compensate or offset portions of their own emissions.

Building on Hong Kong's position as a leading global financial centre, HKEX launched in October 2022 Core Climate, a new international voluntary carbon marketplace that seeks to connect capital with climate-related products and opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and beyond.

How does Core Climate and carbon trading work? How can carbon markets help tackle climate change and contribute to the realisation of carbon neutrality? What are the challenges and opportunities for Hong Kong companies? Join us on 16 February when Ken Chiu, HKEX's Head of Carbon and ESG Products, will introduce the key features of Core Climate as well as other sustainability initiatives from HKEX on building a voluntary carbon market and low-carbon economy in Hong Kong.

This is the seventh in a series of seminars on 'Decarbonising Hong Kong 2050', which focuses on how the government, businesses and communities are working towards Hong Kong's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

For participants attending online, please refer to the following:

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For participants attending in-person, please refer to the following:

- Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
- Pre-registration for in-person attendance is required and the Chamber reserves the right to decline such an application.
- Attendees should wear a mask at all times.
- Attendees, who feel unwell are advised against in-person attendance at the Chamber. If attendees are required to undergo compulsory testing, please kindly bring along a negative PCR or RAT test result when attending physically.
- Food and beverages will not be provided.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Ken Chiu

Head of Carbon and ESG Products

Ken Chiu serves as Head of Carbon & ESG Product at HKEX since 2022, responsible for fostering the Carbon & ESG product businesses for the exchange.
Mr Chiu has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked in various functional areas including structuring and marketing positions in global markets of investment banks in both Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China. He has also been actively engaging in RMB internationalisation and cross-border business activities since 2009.

Mr Chiu joined HKEX in 2018. Prior to his current role, Mr. Chiu was Senior Vice President of Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) Development responsible for FIC derivative and bond listing businesses at HKEX. He holds an MSc in Mathematics for
Finance and Actuarial Science from the Université Paris-Dauphine and a BBA in
Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Language English
Date and Time 2023/02/16 16:00 to 17:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231246
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (Online via Zoom)
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (In person at Chamber)
+$50 for booking offline
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