The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released new guidance asking
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
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.
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Kudos to the EN team and Invest Hong Kong StartmeupHK Ben Wong, Sheila Ebrahim Adrian Lau, Kevin Leung Amy Wu, Emily Mak Kary, Chan
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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.
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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).