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Event Overview

On February 25, 2016, the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) partnered with the Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking under The People's Bank of China (PBOC), for a Symposium on Greening the Financial System in Shanghai, China.

The symposium was timely, following the historic adoption of the "Paris Agreement" in December of 2015; and coinciding with the February G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Shanghai. Also announced in December of 2015, The People's Bank of China has adopted a policy related to the issuance of green bonds which would accelerate green finance locally. As China serves as President of the G20 in 2016, these factors contribute to a unique opportunity to continue the international initiative towards expanding green finance both locally and globally.

On February 25th the symposium convened business leaders, public officials and experts to expand public and private sector understanding, support and collaboration for the creation of a green financial system, and to discuss the broad linkages found between the emerging and developed countries in exploring new opportunities in this critical area.


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Dr. Ma Jun
Dr. Ma Jun, The People's Bank of China and Mark Schwartz, Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific deliver opening remarks

Panel on Greening the Banking System
Panel on Greening the Banking System

Simon Zadek 
Panel on Greening the Banking System, Featuring: Simon Zadek, United Nations; Madelyn Antoncic, Principal Global Investors; Matt Arnold JPMorgan Chase & Co.; William Beloe, IFC; and Kenneth His Jung Koo, Citi Orient Securities

Panel on Catalyzing Green Investment Flows
Panel on Catalyzing Green Investment Flows, Featuring: Kyung-Ah Park, Goldman Sachs; Jin Hainian, Noah Wealth Management Ltd.; Michael Sheren, Bank of England  and Jonathan Drew, HSBC 

Panel on Catalyzing Green Investment Flows: Jin Hainian, Noah Wealth Management Ltd.; Ulrik Ross, HSBC and Michael Sheren, Bank of England
Panel on Catalyzing Green Investment Flows: Jin Hainian, Noah Wealth Management Ltd.; Michael Sheren, Bank of England  and Jonathan Drew, HSBC   

Panel on Opportunities and Challenges
Panel on Opportunities and Challenges – Green Finance and Smart Cities, Featuring: David Gardner, HSBC; Dr. Wang Yao, the Green Finance Committee; Chen Yaqin, Inudstrial Bank CO., LTD; An Guojun, China Society for Finance and Banking; and Michael Ka-Yue Kwok, Arup

Panel on Opportunities and Challenges 2
Panel on Opportunities and Challenges – Green Finance and Smart Cities, Featuring: David Gardner, HSBC; Dr. Wang Yao, the Green Finance Committee; Chen Yaqin, Inudstrial Bank CO., LTD; An Guojun, China Society for Finance and Banking; and Michael Ka-Yue Kwok, Arup

Panel on Global Green Bond Market & China Practices
Panel on Global Green Bond Market & China Practices, Featuring: Mushtaq Kapasi, ICMA ; Benjamin Lamberg, Credit Agricole CIB ; Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

Panel on Global Green Bond Market & China Practices 2
Panel on Global Green Bond Market & China Practices, Featuring: Zhou Rongfang, Shanghai Clearing House; Mushtaq Kapasi, ICMA ; Benjamin Lamberg, Credit Agricole CIB ; Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative; Rahul Sheth, Standard Chartered; Gloria Lu, Standard & Poor's; and Cai Tao, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPD)

Quzhou City Action
Quzhou City Action on Green Development Speech Given by Mayor Du Shiyuan, Mayor of the Quzhou Municipal Government

 Paulson
Featured Speaker the Honorable Henry M. Paulson and Gary D. Cohn, The Goldman Sachs Group Discuss the Green Finance Imperative


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Presenting Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors

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