Green Bonds and Loans – An Introduction for Investors

New Seminar


The development of the green finance market has accelerated exponentially in the last few years since the introduction of the Green Bond Principles in 2014.  In 2017, global issuance of green bonds reached more than US$150bln, driven in large part by growth in the Chinse market.  The Hong Kong SAR government and regulators have recently lent tremendous support towards Green Finance.  We will address some of the questions investors may be asking as they consider diversification into green finance.


  • What exactly are green bonds?
  • What are the reasons for investors to diversify in green finance?
  • How do investors evaluate whether a green bond is actually green?
  • How do the economics and credit of green bonds and loans differ from “vanilla” finance?
  • Where is the market going in Hong Kong, China, and the rest of Asia?

Financial Incentive Scheme of the WAM Pilot Programme

This is one of the eligible courses / seminars / conferences under the Financial Incentive Scheme (“The Scheme”) of the WAM Pilot Programme.

Eligible in-service practitioners of the financial services industry could apply for reimbursement of 80% of the course fees, subject to a maximum of HK$7,000 (whichever is lower) upon satisfactory completion of a course / seminar / conference over the three-year period of the Scheme.

Each individual may apply for reimbursement for more than one course / seminar / conference.

Application to reimburse the course fees, together with the required documents, must be submitted within four months from the last day of the course / seminar / conference attended. Please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website for more details.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Mushtaq KAPASI
Mushtaq Kapasi is ICMA’s Chief Representative for the Asia-Pacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar, and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.


Date & Time
Tuesday, 20 Nov 2018 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
HKSI Institute Training Centre
New, Seminar
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00