Fin+Tech & Beyond Webinar Series 2020 - Sustainable Finance

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Ellie Tang
Head of Sustainability, New World Development Company Limited ; General Manager, Sustainability, K11 Concepts Limited
Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited and General Manager – Sustainability at K11 Concepts Limited, where she formulated and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, supports environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management and disclosure, leads green financing initiatives, and standardises sustainable building practices. She is also an appointed member of the Environmental Campaign Committee of the HKSAR Government. Ellie’s experience covers sustainability strategy and planning, environmental management, ESG reporting, carbon credit project development, sustainable finance, and investor engagement. She was previously the Asia Pacific Coordinator of the “HSBC Water Programme” – a global USD100m partnership with governments and NGOs to improve access to fresh water and sanitation, relevant policy support, and community livelihoods. Ellie holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, U.S. A holistic sustainability practitioner, Ellie is also a certified health coach and a WELL Building Standard® Accredited Professional.
Mario Knopfel
Head, Sustainable Investing Advisory, Asia-Pacific, UBS Global Wealth Management, Hong Kong
Mario is an investment specialist, heading Sustainable Investing Advisory for Asia-Pacific since 2015. In his role, Mario advises private wealth clients and family offices on sustainability aspects, helping them to incorporate personal values in investment portfolios across asset classes, investing with social and environmental impact through innovative public and private markets solutions and driving education and awareness efforts in the region. He leads UBS's efforts to mainstreaming sustainable investing among private investors in Asia. Working for UBS Wealth Management since 2001, Mario moved to Hong Kong in early 2013 to establish the Hong Kong presence of the UBS Optimus Foundation, a professional grant-making foundation that helps UBS clients in funding and managing projects benefitting underprivileged children around the world. Prior, he worked for UBS Wealth Management in different positions in Zurich and Moscow with a strong focus on advising the bank's ultra-high-net-worth clients and developing this client segment strategically. Mario is a member of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's working group on Green and Sustainable Banking. Mario holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration with a Major in Banking and Finance from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.
Rocky Tung
Head of Policy Research, FSDC (Financial Services Development Council)
Rocky Tung is the Head of Policy Research for the Financial Services Development Council. He leads the team responsible for conducting policy research and industry surveys for the formulation of proposals to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and financial regulators. Rocky holds a doctoral degree in organisational leadership from the Northeastern University in Boston. He received a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree, both in Economics, from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, respectively.
Helene Li
Moderator ; General Manager, FTAHK
A seasoned management consultant and finance industry professional, Helene has held various senior management positions in Strategic Planning, Marketing and Branding throughout her career which includes tenure at global consulting giants Boston Consulting Group and Willis Towers Watson. Prior to joining Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Helene was Managing Director and Head of Strategic Planning, Brand and Communications Asia Pacific for BNP Paribas Wealth Management, a role she has held for 5 years. She also held similar roles at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Swiss wealth management firm Lombard Odier. In these capacities, she was instrumental in advancing the agenda of Sustainable Finance and Investments across a broad client base of family offices and asset owners. Helene is a known Influencer and Key Opinion Leader in Fintech and Digital Transformation, recognized by Thomson Reuters Refinitiv as Top 5 in Asia Pacific, and globally a Top 2 Influencer in Sustainable Finance. A sought-after speaker and moderator at Fintech and Sustainable Finance forums, Helene graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a First Class Honors degree in English and Economics.

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