EVENTS

BOOK CLUB GATHERING: "HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER" Complete

Events Details (Code: 210611N13-MSX)

 
 

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is more than a buzzword. When making an investment decision or analysing the performance of a company or business, no one can neglect its sustainability and societal impacts.
In his new book "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster", Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical and accessible plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. How do you feel about Gates' suggestions? Want to share your insights on how investment professionals can turn these ideas into practical action plans? Or do you want to share your reflections on the title with the others? Let's join our book club gathering and have a happy ideas exchange.


Professor Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist of Institute for the Environment of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and former Under Secretary for the Environment of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR will also be joining to share her views on the book, and discuss how it can serve as a primer for people who want to understand what it takes to decarbonise.

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About the Guest Speaker
 

Professor Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite
Chief Development Strategist
Institute for the Environment
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(former Under Secretary for the Environment of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR)
 
Professor Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, is Chief Development Strategist at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was Under Secretary for the Environment in the HKSAR Government (2012-17) and a Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (1992-97 and 1998-2000). Loh has been active in public policy and politics since the 1980s. She founded and was the CEO of the non-profit think tank, Civic Exchange (2000-12), and helped to establish several non-profit organizations in Hong Kong related to the environment, equal opportunity, arts and culture, as well as human rights.

Professor Loh is currently a board member of the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation, board member of CDP Worldwide, board member of the Global Maritime Forum, board member of New Forests Pty Ltd, member of the BASF Stakeholder Advisory Council, and an Advisor to HSBC’s Climate Advisory Panel. She also teaches a course on non-market risks at the Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles. She is a published author of many academic and popular works. Her expertise in environmental policy is well-known, including advised the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency on issues relating to air pollution and public health. Loh is a lawyer by training, and a commodities trader by profession. She received her legal training in England, and received honorary degrees of Doctor of Law from the University of Hull and Doctor of Science from the University of Exeter.

For more information about Professor Loh, please click here.

Mr Alvin Ho, CFA, Allivision Partner Limited, Vice President and Society Secretary, CFA Society Hong Kong will be introducing Prof. Christine Loh.
 
The session will be moderated by Ms. Felicia Wong, CFA, Director of CFA Society Hong Kong.
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