Environmental, Social & Governance

[Webinar] Green Real Estate Financing in Hong Kong and Greater China


Hong Kong and Greater China are home to a plethora of real estate developments and with increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally-friendly buildings, green real estate financing is gaining momentum in the region. Government policies are also ramping up to transform Hong Kong and Greater China into leaders in sustainable real estate. How is the banking community adapting to the change?

In this webinar, two top industry players will share their insights on the evolution of green real estate financing, the latest financing techniques, and the implication for the prospect of Hong Kong and Greater China’s real estate market.


The evolution of green real estate financing and investments in Hong Kong and Greater China

● How the real estate market has evolved given the call for a greener environment
● The status of green real estate financing in Hong Kong and Greater China today
● Future trends of green real estate financing - How are developers responding to the demands from tenants for greener buildings?
● Given stricter requirements and demand for green buildings, how has the real estate developers adjusted to such changes?
● How investors’ appetite for greener assets have influenced the property development sector
● How banks help their clients adapt to environmental regulation through green real estate financing
● Bank’s considerations when evaluating green real estate financing projects
● How property developers, managers, and financiers can work together to address environmental concerns in the commercial real estate market
● Balancing between profit motive and going green

Who should attend

- Banking/finance professionals/asset managers in real estate financing
- Property managers
- Industry professionals, lawyers, regulators, licensed holders and intermediaries who support or engage in real estate

Speaker/Course Instructor

Albert TSANG
Albert is the Head of Real Estate Financing at Standard Chartered for Greater China and North Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Albert is responsible for the commercial property backed lending business of the bank.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Albert is regarded as one of the leading bankers in the region in the origination, structuring and syndication of commercial real estate debt. His experience spans across a breadth of asset classes and instruments including asset backed securities, syndicated loans, acquisition bridges, subordinated debt and private credit transactions.

Albert started his professional career as a finance lawyer at Clifford Chance, with a focus on securitisation and structured finance.
Sam is Head of Sustainability and ESG at Savills APAC. This is a blended role including internal ESG reporting and external sustainability advisory services. His interest in sustainability dates from his bachelor’s degree dissertation in 1992.

From 1994 to 2017 Sam was based in Shanghai and advised on multiple city economic development and real estate projects across mainland China, many of these projects included sustainable elements.

He is a Chartered Surveyor and has a master’s degree in Corporate Environmental Governance from The University of Hong Kong and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese with Geography from The University of Leeds. Sam previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai.


Date & Time
Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023 (12:30PM - 2:00PM)
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Type 1 - Dealing in securities
Type 2 - Dealing in futures contracts
Type 3 - Leveraged foreign exchange trading
Type 4 - Advising on securities
Type 5 - Advising on futures contracts
SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50