ESG Matters Lecture Series
FINANCE & ETFs
A Portuguese Bank’s Perspective
20 October 2020
16:30 – 17:30 (HKT)
About the Event
This lecture aims to provide an update of the current state of affairs in ESG investment in major global markets, as well as the ongoing concern of climate risk mitigation. Starting with a consolidatory view of the principal stakeholders in ESG investment, the section then explores the latest developments of the EU Taxonomy and the proposed EU Green Finance Scheme. Participants will gain a better understanding of what this implies to the ESG scene in Asia, the European investors’ latest priorities, and the ensuing opportunities. The session will conclude with a discussion on the bright spots of sustainable investments within Asia, and in which areas more cross-border interactions are expected to take place.
About the Speaker
Haitong Bank S.A.
Mr Adrian Sou has 20 years of industrial experiences with Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and Haitong International, mainly in the areas of financial product structuring, as well as ultra-high-net-worth and institutional coverage. Currently, Mr Sou is in charge of establishing a sustainability finance business with Haitong Bank in Asia.
Due to his early academic background in engineering, he frequently provides internal advisory on environment-related issues to investment banking colleagues, assisting them in the promotion of green finance policies to clients, as well as the identification of green financing opportunities among them.