More than 200 representatives attended the “China Real Estate Green Bond Conference” organised by CBRE and the Peking University HSBC Business School on 5 June in Shenzhen. Ir Albert Lai, CEO of CCA, was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the Conference. Speaking on “Strategic Plan for Green Finance: Linking up China and International Perspectives.” Ir Lai analyzed the current risks and opportunities facing Chinese enterprises when issuing green bonds and suggested ways of raising credibility in the eyes of international investors.
Mr Water Cheung, CCA Director, was invited to join the panel after the Conference to further explore the various issues related to green bonds. A veteran with decades of experience in finance, Mr Cheung explained the procedures a Chinese enterprise has to go through when issuing green bonds and pointed out possible areas of concern from the perspective of international investors. Another CCA Director, Mr John Sayer, also attended the Conference and he maintained that green buildings must be developed to standards which accord with China’s national targets for climate change mitigation.
- CCA senior management (4th right: Director John Sayer; 5th left: CEO Albert Lai; 6th left: Director Water Cheung) in a group photo with the organisers and other guest speakers at the “China Real Estate Green Bond Conference”.
- Ir Albert Lai, CCA CEO, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Strategic Plan for Green Finance: Linking up China and International Perspectives” at the Conference.
- Exploring green bond issues during panel discussion — (from left) Mr Andy To (moderator), Managing Director, Asset Services, CBRE Greater China; Ir Albert Lai, CEO of CCA; Mr Andrew Nicholson, Executive Managing Director of Asset Services, CBRE Asia Pacific; and Mr Water Cheung, CCA Director.
- CCA Director Mr Water Cheung pointed out possible areas of concern from the perspective of international investors on green bonds issued by China’s real estate sector.
- Mr John Sayer, CCA Director, maintained that green buildings in China must be treated as part of the real estate sector’s policy towards tackling climate change.
- More than 200 representatives from China’s real estate sector attended the Conference held at the Peking University HSBC Business School in Shenzhen.