Sustainable Finance Initiative
Head of Innovation
Christine Yu is Head of Innovation at HK-based Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi), a platform at the intersection of innovation, education and impact investing in Asia. She leads SFi’s education platform, New Impact Society.
Christine’s global career spans over 20 years across impact finance, venture building and the international capital markets. Prior to Christine’s venture building experience, the majority of Christine’s career was in the institutional debt capital markets at HSBC in both Hong Kong and New York. During her tenure at HSBC, she navigated through the rise of the Asian debt markets, including the first private sector green bond in Asia Pacific, which prompted her move into impact investing.
Passionate about investing, financial inclusion, financial literacy and the gender lens space, Christine is Co-Founder of Sophia, a financial education platform which helps companies empower their female customers and employees to tackle the gender investing gap and build wealth. She also co-founded a non-profit organization called Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ (www.gjwhf.org) focused on helping women prioritise their financial futures through community.
She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
My Sustainability Goals for 2023:
I want to continue doing the powerful work needed in mobilizing capital for good towards impact investments in Asia Pacific: whether that is empowering a new generation of impact investors or helping build out the sustainable finance talent value chain.