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  • The green energy transition is foundational for global sectors to meet the Paris Agreement goals. As key frontier technologies, clean hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) will play crucial roles to accelerate this transition. The roundtable, as the second part of the seminar co-organized by the Alliance for Green Banks and Bank of China (Hong Kong), discusses how the financial sector help will drive green transition, through different financing strategies and frameworks, and support clean hydrogen and CCUS’s market development.

  • For financial institutions to support the low-carbon journey, a fundamental understanding of their own carbon footprint must be established before developing pathways and trajectories towards carbon neutrality targets. This training, co-organized by the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks and the Carbon Trust, explores the importance of establishing a robust and reliable baseline footprint and the different approaches to carbon footprint measurement.

  • The financial sector has a critical role to play in the transition to net zero and mobilizing the resources needed for investments in climate mitigation. Now is the time to design pathways to fulfill the commitments that have been made. In this roundtable, co-organized by the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks and HSBC, industry experts discussed the practicalities of greening financial institutions and the opportunities it may bring.

  • In this training co-organized with Bank of China (Hong Kong), experts presented an overview of clean hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), the key developments, and the roles banks can play in driving the transition to a sustainable economy. The training will be followed by a roundtable discussion which will take place on October 27th, 2022.

  • The knowledge session discussed the overview of international standardization on sustainable finance, how standardization will support the transition to carbon neutrality, and how standardization instruments will ultimately enhance the sustainability performance of companies. The session was co-organized by the Alliance, China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) and TC/322 (the technical committee responsible for the development of ISO standards relating to sustainable finance).

  • This in-depth roundtable takes a deeper dive into the latest developments and the future of sustainable finance. Issuers, investors, regulators and Standard Chartered's industry experts will share insights from different lens, including the evolution of their segments over recent years and the challenges ahead, providing a holistic picture of the market, and more importantly, a vision of the golden opportunities ahead in Asia's sustainable finance landscape. 

  • A training session, co-organized by the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks and Standard Chartered, explores the different types of ESG-labelled bonds and loans, ranging from use of proceeds instruments, where proceeds are used to finance or refinance specific green, social or transition activities, to sustainability-linked instruments, in which the financial characteristics of the instrument are tied to achievement of specific sustainable performance objectives within a defined timeframe.

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  • As part of the Alliance’s roundtable series on Climate Risk, “Climate Risk in Action: A Conversation with Practitioners” invited market influencers across banks, insurers, ESG solution providers, and thought leaders to share their first-hand experiences and intelligence in climate risk management.

  • Two major impediments for commercial banks to manage climate risk are the unfamiliarity of regulatory guidelines and the un/underdeveloped capacity to measure climate risk. The former was discussed in the previous training, and this webinar is tailor-made to tackle the second obstacle facing FIs by introducing the overview of the key pillars for climate risk management, the leading climate risk assessment metrics, as well as the first-mover practices by financial services provider in emerging markets.

  • Climate change is disruptive for the banking sector in terms of the risks that banks need to manage, the opportunities that it brings, and the responsibilities that banks face with their stakeholders. Banking regulators around the world are formalizing new approaches to integrate climate risk considerations into their regulatory framework.