Risk Management and Business intelligence Symposium 2023 Global Climate and Environmental Risk Management
BlueOnion’s Chief EC.ESG Investment Strategist Dr. Agnes K Y Tai was invited
BlueOnion’s Chief Sustainability Officer Dr. Jeanne Ng discusses challenges in adapting to
Chief sustainability officers (CSOs) play a vital role in embedding environmental, social and governance considerations across a business | In The Black
BlueOnion's Chief Sustainability Officer Dr. Jeanne Ng was recently featured in a
Founder and CEO Elsa Pau joined industry experts in discussion of key
Elsa Pau of BlueOnion comments on state of climate-related financial reporting in
By Twinkle Zhou, senior reporterAsian Private Banker | September 2022 BlueOnion has
Elsa Pau, Founder of Blueonion, speaks about ESG investing at the Environmental
Elsa Pau of BlueOnion discusses how asset managers can untangle the mess
Paris-based climate campaigner Reclaim Finance calls on investors not to participate in
2021年12月29日 | 採訪、撰文：葉盛 投資者對環境、社會及企業管治 ( ESG ) 接納程度日增，為吸引更多新資金流入，各基金公司都表示已把 ESG 因素融入投資流程，但具體執行起來，可能不似基金公司所述般理想。倡導投資者保護的組織 WealthAsia 行政總裁兼金融科技公司
October 20, 2021 | Natalie Koh Family offices are giving back to
October 13, 2021 | Natalie Koh Asia Pacific regulators might be ramping
Climate change: Hong Kong companies face challenge as global guidance on reporting greenhouse gas emissions change | SCMP
The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released new guidance asking
Climate change: Hong Kong orders managers of at least US$1 billion in assets to disclose their investees’ emissions data | SCMP
Up to a tenth of Hong Kong’s licensed asset managers will be
BlueOnion 創辦人鮑婉玲 Elsa Pau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bObYiIziDMw
Biz@HKUST ESG Webinar Hong Kong has entered the stage of adopting green
Asset managers face greater scrutiny as fintech allows end users to weed
Published on February 1, 2021 by Yip Shing, Hong Kong Economic Journal Considerations
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Elsa Pau, Founder of BlueOnion, says that artificial intelligence remains a driver
ETF HK 2023 - ETF & Indexing Forum - The role of ESG ETFs in creating socially responsible portfolios * NEW *
May 30, 2023 | 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM | W, Hong Kong
BlueOnion Chief EC.ESG Investment Strategist Dr. Agnes K Y Tai is invited to speak at the ETF HK 2023 – ETF & Indexing Forum.
Asia’s premier ETF and indexing event returns
Taking place on May 30 in Hong Kong, ETF & Indexing Forum 2023 brings together knowledge and expertise from the ETF and indexing ecosystem. Join institutional investors, intermediaries, issuers, distributors, and market makers to explore the latest ETF market trends and investment strategies.
Featured session: The role of ESG ETFs in creating socially responsible portfolios
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors - Moving from Corporate Social Responsibility to Creating Shared Value – case studies & strategy
May 16, 2023
PICG Directors' Training Program
May 8 – 12, 2023
CXO Roundtable Q2 2023 - Carbon Market Opportunities for Hong Kong
May 11, 2023
Topic: Power of Knowledge Vol. 87 – Carbon Market Opportunities For Hong Kong
Date: 11th May, 2023 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Landmark, Central, Hong Kong
HKU iCube ESG Forum
April 18, 2023
Asia Society Hong Kong Center - Decarbonization in Asia
April 13, 2023
As more than half of the planet's CO2 is emitted in the Asia-Pacific, there is no avoiding the fact that Asia must become a leader in the global fight against climate change. While the Asia-Pacific is the region most vulnerable to desertification, flooding, and sea level rise, it also has tremendous resources, including most of the planet's people, megacities, and renewable energy capacity, and must bring all of these resources to bear if they are to reach net zero by 2050.
Join Asia Society Hong Kong Center for a presentation and panel discussion on Decarbonizing Asia, a new book that explores the intersection of decarbonization, innovation, and the Asia-Pacific and provides a snapshot of initiatives by industry leaders and the public sector to reduce emissions. We will hear from a panel of contributors to the book, as well as from a panel of business leaders whose operations and investments will be critical to the de-carbonization efforts of the coming decades.
CFA Sustainable Finance Webinar #3
December 15, 2022
The Organizer's Recap:-
In this webinar, we will illustrate the global carbon footprints and markets, and explain the mechanism. The market experts will share their insights regarding the underlying opportunities to raise capital and pursue decarbonization. The following key points of discussion will be covered:
- The rise of carbon awareness
- Global and Hong Kong carbon footprints overview
- Global carbon market development
- Milestones, progress, and proposed Hong Kong carbon market initiatives
- Carbon market opportunities and outlook
See summary here
KPMG Asset Management Series
4 November 2022
The Organizer's Recap:-
In episode 23 of the KPMG Asset Management Series, BlueOnion’s Elsa Pau, KPMG’s Angus Choi and Arion Yiu go through what one needs to know about SFC authorised ESG Funds and the compliance requirements.
Finnovasia Hong Kong FinTech Week
October 31 – November 4, 2022
HERoes Inspire Leader Development in FinTech
October 20, 2022
HKIB Annual Banking Conference 2022
September 27, 2022
BlueOnion’s Founder and CEO joined the discussion at the HKIB Annual Conference with Dennis Leung, Jean-Remi Lopez and Sky So on why and how banks should get serious about managing ESG Risks and how intelligent technology is used for data and solutions to assist compliance and stress testing for the banks.
Still, a lot to be done, but simply looking at ESG as compliance will not solve the world’s climate and social crisis. It takes the whole financial ecosystem to sync in the right direction – from product manufacturing to structuring and distribution before they are sold to the consumers.
CFA Society Hong Kong: Advocating a Transparent Sustainable Investment Market in an Elevated Environment
Eureka Nova/New World Development Group 1.5°C Summit
The closing panel Investment Strategy: Washing out greenwashing for the 1.5°C Summit. Great discussion with Amie Shuttleworth, Djoann Fal Elsa Pau Mingles Tsoi on becoming a more innovative and genuinely impactful investor despite all the challenges we face in sustainable investment. We all agreed that a more transparent regulatory framework, more transparency, and more conscious building are needed.
Indeed, sustainable investing is gaining popularity among institutional and retail investors. Trillions of dollars and almost 6,000 ESG funds are available in the market as of December 2021. Sustainable investing remains challenging as there are still a lot of barriers in this space. #Greenwashing, for example, has been cited as the most significant barrier to sustainable investment.
Investors have a crucial role in shaping the sustainable investment landscape and pushing the industry forward. We believe new technologies and innovative solutions are vital in reducing the impacts of climate change and helping us fight climate change. But there is still a lot of work to boost investors' confidence and help them make informed investment decisions.
Speaking of which, every one of us has a role in driving a #sustainable #future. It's never too late to start thinking about what we can do as an individual to help solve the planet’s problems and create a world worth living in for the next generations.
Thank you so much to the excellent panelists BlueOnion ParticleX The Atlas Capital Undivided Ventures
Kudos to the EN team and Invest Hong Kong StartmeupHK Ben Wong, Sheila Ebrahim Adrian Lau, Kevin Leung Amy Wu, Emily Mak Kary, Chan
#onepointfivesummit #onepointfive #sustainableinvesting #greenwashing #technology #innovation #startups #UNSDGs #NWSV2030 #startmeupHK #NewWorldSustainabilityVision2030 #climatechange #climatetech #EurekaNova
BlueOnion announces the Appointment of Dr. Agnes K Y Tai as Chief EC.ESG Investment Strategist - May 2023
HONG KONG SAR – May 2 2023 – BlueOnion appoints Dr. Agnes K Y Tai, Ph.D., CCB.D, SCR®, FRM, ESG Investing, CAIA, MBA, FHKIoD as Chief EC.ESG Investment Strategist.
Agnes brings 43 years of experience in sustainability, governance, strategy, and risk oversight with board training across five continents. Before joining BlueOnion, Agnes was Managing Director and Head of Sustainability Investment and Advisory of Arta Asset Management.
In this new role, Agnes leads the Investment Strategy Service that employs BlueOnion's financial, economic, climate, and ESG performance modeling for funds, portfolios, and the listed constituents. She leads the team to empower BlueOnion institutional clients on their responsible investing strategy while aligning their products' sustainability goals. Agnes formulates bespoke climate-and ESG-themed portfolio construction and monitoring for meeting local and international frameworks' requirements and supporting clients in effectively adopting Climate and ESG integration.
“I cannot express my excitement enough of Agnes joining BlueOnion for this important role to bridge the critical gap currently frustrating most asset and wealth managers. Her wealth of experience and wisdom in both financial and sustainability materiality will enhance the intelligence and expedite the growth of BlueOnion in meeting the rapidly rising market appetite for sustainability and help scale BlueOnion's business to new heights", says Pau.
Agnes continues to be a Steering Committee member of the Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter, an Expert Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports since 2014, an Advisory Board member of Asia Climate Forum, a Council member and training committee Deputy Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and faculty of Competent Boards. She has a Ph.D. from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, and a B.Sc. from Roosevelt University in the USA. She is a Stanford University Senior Executive Leadership Program and a 2011 Stanford Directors' College graduate. She is an author and frequent speaker.
BlueOnion is an intelligent sustainability platform that empowers genuine, responsible investing with a mission to solve the world's greenwashing problem. BlueOnion's suite of products is designed to identify ESG risks and promote investment returns performance with intuitive visualization across 300k mutual funds and ETFs and 42k global companies. Intelligent data analytics and interactivity have created the most efficient and helpful saving costs for asset owners, asset managers, banks, and corporates while boosting productivity.
Website – https://www.blueonion.today/
About Dr. Agnes K Y Tai Biography – www.blueonion.today/agnes-tai/ Photos link of Dr. Agnes KY Tai is here.
Dr. Jeanne Ng appointed Chief Sustainability Officer for ESG fintech leader, BlueOnion - August 2022
HONG KONG SAR – 4 August 2022 – BlueOnion, a leading global ESG modeling, and analytics platform are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeanne Ng as Chief Sustainability Officer with immediate effect.
Dr. Ng has more than 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and corporate sustainability and is one of Hong Kong's leading experts in air and greenhouse gas emissions inventories. She was instrumental in setting up the Hong Kong SAR Government's first Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. She was the author of the first version of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Manual.
“With the increasing uptake of ESG in the finance industry and the commensurate concerns over potential greenwashing, we must encourage and support investors to genuinely contribute to sustainability. I am excited to be joining BlueOnion as Chief Sustainability Officer, to have this great opportunity to inform and support investors on their sustainability journey in today's fast-changing world," Dr. Ng said.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ng to the BlueOnion family to strengthen the proprietary research and data modeling that helps players of the financial ecosystem gain better clarity in their ESG performance and enhance stewardship practices against greenwashing behavior,” says Elsa Pau, Group CEO of BlueOnion.
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BlueOnion is a purpose-driven organization leading B2B2C ESG modeling and analytics platform with AI-driven visualizations and analytics for both buy-side and sell-side investors. It addresses the entire financial ecosystem's ESG and sustainability behavior and performance and helps asset owners and managers make ethical and responsibly intelligent decisions. BlueOnion has a board of directors who are prominent veterans in the finance and sustainability field and are enthusiasts of driving responsible investing.
Website – https://www.blueonion.today/
About Dr. Jeanne Ng
Dr. Ng holds a BSc in Toxicology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong and has 30 years of experience in environmental and sustainability.
With almost a decade of consulting experience in Hong Kong’s environmental industry, she was regarded in the 90s as one of Hong Kong’s foremost experts in air and greenhouse gas emissions inventories. She developed Hong Kong’s first greenhouse gas inventory manual for the HKSAR Government. She joined CLP in 2003 and was involved in starting its Group Environmental Affairs, Group Sustainability, and, more recently, the CLP Research Institute functions. She established the data management system and governance processes necessary to deliver CLP’s award-winning Sustainability Report. She was a key contributor to setting up CLP Group’s first renewable energy targets and Climate Vision 2050 carbon reduction targets.
Dr. Ng is also the Founding Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals (HKIQEP), which was formed to support the creation and development of the professional environmental industry in Hong Kong and beyond. She has been involved with many international engagements. She is currently a Board member of the Global Electronics Council (GEC) and the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Expert Panel. She was previously a Board member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
BlueOnion appoints sustainability champion, Dr. George Lam as Non-Executive Chairman – September 2022
BlueOnion appoints sustainability champion, Dr. George Lam as Non-Executive Chairman – September 2022
BlueOnion appoints sustainability champion, Dr. George Lam as Non-Executive Chairman - September 2022
HONG KONG SAR – September 6 2022 – Dr. George Lam, BBS, JP appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Board for ESG fintech leader, BlueOnion
BlueOnion, a leading global ESG modeling, and analytics platform is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. George Lam as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board with immediate effect.
Dr. Lam’s appointment will accelerate BlueOnion’s international expansion and help it secure win-win relationships with key partners and strategic investors in the company’s upcoming equity fundraising rounds for further growth.
A champion for digital transformation, sustainable and inclusive development, ESG investment, and the Green Economy, Dr. Lam is the Chair of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN). He holds senior positions in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region and is the immediate past Chairman of Cyberport, Hong Kong's digital technology flagship and global innovation hub.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Lam has agreed to join us as Group Chairman. His experience in capital markets and his endeavor in sustainability are in solidarity with BlueOnion's mission and vision for responsible investing and are invaluable to our growth. A corporate leader of his stature and experience will undoubtedly enhance the Group's governance structure and advance our ESG platform mission to ensure the proper utilization of ESG information within the entire financial ecosystem", says Elsa Pau, Group CEO of BlueOnion.
“I am excited to join BlueOnion to lead the board at a critical time in its development and global expansion. I have been very impressed with the strategic thinking behind the architecture of BlueOnion and the education angle taken to build into the functional capability of the highly intuitive platform. The BlueOnion solution will enable large corporations, asset allocators, and family offices to better manage and maintain impact and green investment portfolios in line with emerging standards, such as TCFD, without wasting many resources', says Dr. George Lam.
BlueOnion is a purpose-driven organization and is a leading B2B2C ESG modeling and analytics platform with AI-driven visualizations and analytics for both buy-side and sell-side investors. It addresses the entire financial ecosystem's ESG and sustainability behavior and performance and helps asset owners and managers make ethical and responsibly intelligent decisions. BlueOnion has a board of directors who are prominent veterans in the finance and sustainability field and are enthusiasts to drive responsible investing.
About Dr. George Lam, BBS, JP
Dr. George Lam has extensive international experience in general management, strategy consulting, corporate governance, direct investment, investment banking, and asset management.
Dr. Lam is a member of the Governance Committee of the Hong Kong Growth Portfolio and the Development Bureau Common Spatial Data Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, a member of the Court of the City University of Hong Kong and the Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area Committee of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council, Chair of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Business Network, Vice Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council, and Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of the World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises.
Dr. Lam holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong and advanced degrees in subjects including Mathematics, Science, Law, Business Administration, and Public Administration from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University in Canada, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Wolverhampton in the UK, and the City University of Hong Kong.
A former member of the Hong Kong Bar, Dr. Lam is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. He received the Director of the Year Award in 2013 and 2019, respectively, from the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (he was then a director of Hong Kong Education City and Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport). In 2019, Dr. Lam was awarded by the HKSAR Government a Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) for serving the public and was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) in 2022 by the HKSAR Government.
Website – https://www.blueonion.today/
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We would like to thank our speakers who share their insights and practices on Sustainable Products. The play back video is in progress and will be released soon. Stay Tuned! Please visit us on booth D67 in ReThink HK 2022
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Towards more Sustainable Play with Safer/Greener Chemicals > Asia Toy and Play Association (ATPA)– Hasbro/ Dr. Rodney Thu
Funding transition towards Circular Economy > BlueOnion/ Elsa Pau
EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan > TÜV Rheinland Group/ Rakesh Vazirani