The Hong Kong Green Finance Association, a non-profit group aimed at promoting sustainable investment, was launched at a ceremony attended by the head of the local government.
Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong special administrative region, said the association would help establish Hong Kong as a hub for green finance.
“Rest assured, my government will support the association and other local professional bodies in their work, including in their collaboration with overseas counterparts in the promotion of green finance,” she said.
The Hong Kong government has previously revealed plans to issue green bonds worth 100 billion Hong Kong dollars ($13 billion) to fund sustainable infrastructure projects.
The Hong Kong Green Finance Association has 90 members drawn from financial institutions, environmental organisations, service providers and others.
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