Finance & Supply Chains Theatre

Innovation and Evolution in Sustainable Finance: From Climate Tech to Carbon Markets

Day 1 : 11:10 – 12:00

Reducing our carbon footprint and transitioning to a low-carbon economy is crucial to maintain a habitable planet for future generations. The climate tech industry offers unique opportunities for talented and passionate individuals worldwide to make a meaningful impact by developing innovative solutions to decarbonize our atmosphere and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Carbon markets have emerged as a critical aspect of sustainable finance. By creating a system for companies and countries to trade carbon credits, carbon markets incentivize organizations to implement sustainable business practices. To create a more efficient and effective carbon market, carbon prices will need to harmonize globally.

Join us in this engaging conversation as our expert panellists discuss how climate tech and carbon markets are shaping sustainable finance and addressing the pressing challenges of climate change and sustainable development, at the same time exploring new doorways to potential revenue streams while achieving sustainability goals.


  • Why is it important to reduce our carbon and transition to a sustainable economy?
  • How do carbon markets incentivize organizations to implement sustainable business practices and reduce their carbon footprint?
  • In what ways are climate tech and carbon markets shaping sustainable finance and addressing the pressing challenges of climate change and sustainable development?
  • What are some of the challenges that climate tech and carbon markets face in shaping sustainable finance and addressing climate change?

Post-event Actions

  • Sharing the insights and recommendations from the panel discussion with policymakers, investors, and other stakeholders to catalyse action and drive sustainable finance initiatives forward.
  • Developing and implementing carbon market mechanisms to incentivize organizations to reduce their carbon footprint and invest in low-carbon technologies.


Yushen Liu


Co-head of APAC Commercial, BloombergNEF

Yushen Liu joined the company in 2009 and has held various roles to develop BNEF’s business across APAC. In her current role as co-head of BNEF APAC commercial, Ms.Liu manages BNEF commercial teams in Greater China, Japan, and Korea to provide research solutions for clients across multiple asset classes to shape their decarbonization strategy. Ms.Liu also co-leads the overall business operation in the APAC region.

Ms. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Nankai University and a MSc Degree on Human Resources Management and Organizational Analysis from King’s College London. She also holds an MBA degree at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Prof. Lapman Lee

Professor of Practice (ESG & FinTech), Asia climate & ESG ICT VP leader

Prof. Lapman Lee is a Professor of Practice (ESG, FinTech, Governance) and convenor of the HK Polytechnic University Corporate Sustainability & Sustainable Finance Center (CESEF).

He advises Asian policymakers, listed and private companies on Board climate change governance, corporate sustainability, diversity equity & inclusion, ESG reporting and risk management, and strategic communications and PR, and (green)technology.

He leads the climate and ESG value proposition for insurers in Asia at Willis Towers Watson.

Lapman was also a Board member of the HK FinTech Association, and is a Vice Chair of the British Chamber Financial Markets Committee.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To drive Hong Kong’s role as a green & sustainable finance and GreenTech hub through advocacy, collaboration and education.

Andy San

Head of ESG Advisory Services

Mr. Andy San is the Head of ESG Advisory Services at CECEPEC’s Sustainable Development Department. He is responsible for strategizing and developing ESG advisory services while leading a team dedicated to providing customized ESG solutions to clients with the aim of creating value.

With nearly 7 years of experience in the field of sustainable development, Mr. San has provided strategic advisory services to various international, domestic, and local companies and organizations. His expertise includes sustainable development roadmap planning, ESG management integration, ESG rating enhancement, sustainable development reporting, and related verification services. Mr. San has also been involved in the formulation of ESG disclosure guidelines in mainland China. Additionally, he oversees the daily operations of the company’s ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope that sustainability will no longer be merely a slogan or green-washing tool, but will truly be reflected in regional development and regulations.

Alice Suen


Head of Sustainable Finance

Alice Suen is the Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC Hong Kong. She engages with Hong Kong’s broad sustainable finance ecosystem looking for opportunities to leverage HSBC’s capabilities and market position to support sustainable market development and deliver new solutions to address local, regional and global needs. She is responsible for driving the Sustainable Finance agenda among the Bank’s customers, enhancing business customer’s awareness and understanding towards sustainability, supporting clients in the development of sustainability and transition strategies, and assisting them in disclosure to gain better access to financial markets.

Having worked in the financial services industry for almost 20 years, Alice has a wealth of experience across frontline relationship management, business strategy, and people management. She has a dedicated focus on Greater China Business, and she has previously worked in Shanghai and the Greater Bay Area.

Outside of her professional career, Alice is an enthusiast in ESG-related volunteering activities.  

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

Sustainability is a fast-evolving and non-linear topic. I hope to see even more Hong Kong companies articulating Sustainability plans and objectives, as we all collectively strive towards net-zero.

Kelvin Yuen

Head of North Asia & CFO

In his current role as Head of North Asia & CFO at Allinfra, Kelvin seeks to apply his 20 years of experience in finance and infrastructure across Asia Pacific to promote global sustainability and green finance through Allinfra’s technology.

Prior to joining Allinfra, Kelvin led green energy investments in China for Macquarie’s Green Investment Group. He also led over US$10 billion of equity capital markets and mergers and acquisition transactions in his capacity as Head of Client Coverage, Shanghai and previously as Head of Equity Capital Markets for Greater China.

Outside of Kelvin’s 12-year career at Macquarie, he also spent over 3 years at Singapore Power’s then subsidiary SP AusNet, which owned and operated gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks in Victoria, Australia, in a corporate strategy and business planning capacity. Kelvin is also a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and previously worked at Deloitte and BDO.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

In the coming year, I hope to see Hong Kong become a global leader in green finance with verifiable impact.

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