USJ kicks off ‘Sustainable Business Series’

2023-05-22 02:44     BY Rui Pastorin    Comment:0

The University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) Faculty of Business and Law launched its key project “Sustainable Business Series” on USJ’s Nape campus on Saturday, with a talk by Net Zero Asia Limited founder and CEO Grace Hui Suk-han, USJ said in a statement on the same day.

According to the statement, Hui, whose company focuses on the development of carbon asset and carbon finance innovation, talked about the current situation and future trends in the area of sustainable finance in Hong Kong.

Hui, who previously held an executive position at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited including Head of Green and Sustainable Finance, noted in the statement that the financial sector plays an important role in decarbonisation considering the number of investments required.

The Outline for the Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), the statement said, is therefore “a golden opportunity for the development in sustainable finance for Hong Kong and Macau” with their special administrative region (SAR) status.

The statement added that the plan also “delineates the boundaries of each financial sector” to be served according to size and geographic location of the markets within the GBA. Moreover, it also supports Macau in developing special financial products and services and a green finance platform for China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

The Sustainable Business Series aims to promote and raise awareness on business sustainability through organising talks by experts and panel discussions with different industries, among others, the statement said. It also gives a platform for idea exchanges between Macau’s financial sector and policy makers in the development of the market in Macau, and linkages of financial sectors in the GBA.

Future talks will be held on the USJ campuses or at the Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau hotel. 

This photo taken and provided by USJ on Saturday shows Net Zero Asia Limited founder and CEO Grace Hui Suk-han delivering her on-campus presentation earlier that day.

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