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Bloomberg invites you to an exclusive seminar on climate change: the next financial risk. Hosted by Mary Schapiro, our vice chair of global public policy and special advisor, this special event brings Hong Kong’s professionals with senior global rule-makers from across Europe, China and Hong Kong — including Ashley Alder, chief executive of the SFC.

This is your opportunity to learn more about climate-related management decisions, best practice and regulatory developments globally and locally within green finance models and climate-disclosure reporting. We will also touch on relevant trends and examine how the growing regulatory drive is essential to promoting the radical new thinking needed to tackle material risks, address financial impact and ensure business resilience.


* Entry is free of charge and by registration only. Bloomberg reserves the right to final say in registration discrepancy.
* Kindly bring along a photo ID and business/name card for verification purposes.
* Program and speakers may be subject to change.
* If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please email us at You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.


4:00 – 4:30pm


4:30 – 4:35pm

Opening Remarks

  • Taran Khera,Head of Asia, Bloomberg L.P.

4:35 – 4:45pm

Clean Energy Transition and Opportunities for Investors

  • Justin Wu, APAC Head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance
4:45 – 4:55pm

ESG Reporting: Global Landscape & Opportunities

  • Curtis Ravenel, Global Head of Sustainable Business & Finance, Bloomberg L.P.
4:55 – 5:25pm

Climate Disclosure: A Global Perspective

  • Ashley Alder, CEO, Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong
  • Jun Ma, Co-Chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Finance Association & China Green Finance Committee of China Society of Finance & Banking
  • Jakub Michalik, Senior Officer Corporate Affairs, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
  • Mario Nava, Directorate General for Financial Stability, FISMA, European Commission
  • Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair of Global Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman, Bloomberg

Moderator: Vicky Cheng, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg

5:25 – 5:55pm

Climate Disclosure: Local and Regional Developments

    • Frank Leung, Acting Executive Director of Banking Policy Department, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority
    • Julia Leung, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong
    • Jun Ma, Co-Chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Finance Association & China Green Finance Committee of China Society of Finance & Banking

Moderator: Vicky Cheng, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg

5:55 – 6:05pm

Closing Remarks

  • Laura Cha, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
6:05 – 7:00pm

Networking Reception


  • Keynote speech on sustainable finance by Ashley Alder, CEO of Securities and Futures Commission (PDF)
  • FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) (webinar)


Photo of Mary L. Schapiro

Mary L. Schapiro

Vice Chair of Global Public Policy, Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman
Bloomberg L.P.

Mary L. Schapiro is the Vice Chair for Global Public Policy of Bloomberg, the global financial technology company that was founded in 1981. She has been at Bloomberg since October 2018, and also serves as a Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman.

Ms. Schapiro, who has had a distinguished career as a financial services regulator under four U.S. presidents from both political parties, oversees Bloomberg’s public policy and regulatory priorities globally. Her service as the 29th SEC Chair culminated decades of regulatory leadership. She was the first woman to serve as SEC Chair, and the only person to have served as chair of both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. During her four years as SEC Chair, Ms. Schapiro presided over one of the busiest rulemaking agendas in the SEC’s history, during which the agency also executed a comprehensive restructuring program to improve protections for investors and pursued aggressive enforcement of the federal securities laws.

Ms. Schapiro also serves as an advisor to Bloomberg in multiple capacities, including as a leader for two groups chaired by Michael R. Bloomberg. The first group – the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures – has developed and garnered wide spread support for a voluntary framework for corporate disclosure of climate-related risk information to help investors, lenders, underwriters and others make informed financial decisions. The second group – the Working Group on U.S. RMB Trading and Clearing – supports the internationalization of China’s currency in order to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of U.S. businesses by lowering trading costs and improving access to China’s markets. The third is the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative.

Before becoming SEC Chair and working for Bloomberg, Ms. Schapiro served as chief executive officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the largest nongovernmental regulator of securities firms. Earlier, she was Chair of the CFTC from 1994 to 1996, a commissioner of the SEC from 1988 to 1994, and general counsel of the Futures Industry Association. She serves on the board of both Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). She previously served on the board of GE and the London Stock Exchange. She is also a member of the governing board of the Center for Audit Quality and serves on advisory boards at the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

When & Where

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
4:30pm – 6:05pm (Registration at 4:00pm)

Bloomberg L.P.
25/F Cheung Kong Center
2 Queen’s Road Central
Central, Hong Kong