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: The Climate Finance Conundrum – Focusing on Low & Middle Income Countries

Author: Rhea Mehta (PBEC intern OCT-DEC 2022) Published by PBEC: December 2022 Our PBEC intern Rhea Mehta recently wrote the following piece on financing issues faced by low and middle income Countries in tackling the climate emergency we all face as part of her degree studies. This area of interest was influenced in part by her experiences through her engagement with PBEC and its members, in this last quarter of 2022. We are privileged and pleased to share her work…

ESG Market Trends 2023

: Sustainable Fitch ESG Market Trends 2023: Report Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Challenges to Slow but Not Deter Sustainable Investing

Sustainable Fitch’s five key ESG Credit Trends for 2023 are: 1. Economic and Political Challenges to Test ESG’s Staying Power 2. Increased Focus on Climate Pledge Follow-Through and Implementation 3. Growing Physical Risks to Drive Short-Term Mitigation Strategies 4. Emerging Markets to Benefit from Focus on Nature and Climate Equity 5. Private and Retail Investors Bring New ESG Priorities to Capital Markets Despite difficult market and economic conditions, ESG’s importance in investments and corporate management has continued to grow. In…

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: What’s happening in the Indo-Pacific region – an Islander’s perspective?

Let’s find out with viewpoints from leading experts based in Hawaii USA, Timor Leste, and French Polynesia Moderator & Speaker: Michael Walsh PBEC CEO (Hong Kong SAR) Speakers: Celeste Connors CEO Hawaii SDG Local2030 Hub & Senior Adjunct Fellow at East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii) Danny Burrows – Co-Founder & Principal Trade-Worthy (Australia) Vincent Dropsy Managing Director at French Polynesia University & Chair of French Polynesia FPTPECC French Pacific Territories Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (French Polynesia) The latest economic & trade…

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: Latin America Reconnecting with Asia Post Covid Recovery – Dec 2022

Latin America: Reconnecting and Re-engaging beyond the Covid Economic Crisis Moderator: PBEC CEO Michael Walsh (Hong Kong SAR) Speakers: Thomas Wong Partner CW CPA Chief Representative Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. A leading expert on Latin American e-commerce cross-border trade. (Hong Kong SAR) Annabella Matute-Castro Commercial & Construction Lawyer & Political Analyst (Lima, Peru) Manuel Quinimil Trade Lawyer American Chamber of Commerce (Peru) Federico G. Lepe International Logistics Commission at GWTC -Guadalajara World Trade Center (Guadalajara, Mexico) In the…

: What makes India an irresistible investment destination for large Corporations & What are Production-Linked Incentive Schemes and How Will They Improve India’s Manufacturing Capacity?

By Indonomics Consulting Private Limited – Ritesh Kumar Singh ICPL specialises in research and advisory with respect to opportunities and risks of doing business in India. It focuses on regulations. Market size 5th largest economy: US$ 3.469 trillion (estimated GDP 2022) US$ 11.665 trillion at PPP basis China (US$ 18.32 trillion; US$ 30.07 trillion at PPP basis) Low per capita yes, but it still has over 50 million affluent households with annual income of US$20000/annum – a major draw for…

: Make it Happen in the Philippines – By the Aboitiz Group – Dec 2022

A Keynote Presentation on the Philippines By Sabin Aboitiz Chairman Aboitiz Group & Chair of ABAC Philippines Joined by Miguel Aboitiz PBEC Board of Director, Director of Aboitiz & Co., Aboitiz Power, DDLS and AB Capital securities. Sabin M. Aboitiz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aboitiz Group of Companies, one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines with interests in energy, banking, food, real estate, infrastructure, construction, technologies, data science and artificial intelligence. Outside the Aboitiz…

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: Bio Circular Economy SBTI’s & Asia’s Carbon Market

Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model – Sustainable Finance & ESG standards Moderator & Speaker: Pat Nie-Woo Pat is a Partner at KPMG China, the Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice in Hong Kong and the Global Co-Chair for Sustainable Finance for KPMG IMPACT. He also leads the Sustainable Finance practice in Hong Kong. Speakers: Max Song CEO Carbonbase (Hong Kong SAR) Natalie Chung CESGA Sustainability Lead & Co-Founder V’Air HK (Hong Kong SAR) Eli Konvitz Urban Development & Sustainability Expert…

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: The Collapse of FTX: Lessons and Implications for stakeholders in the Crypto Industry

A new report from KPMG China, The collapse of FTX: Lessons and implications for stakeholders in the crypto industry, reviews the brief but eventful history of the cryptocurrency exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection on 11 November. The failure of the company, in particular the revelations about how it was being run, has delivered a shock to the virtual assets sector. Our report explores the reasons behind FTX’s rapid downfall, and looks at the implications for regulators, operators, users and…

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: UK China Industrial Decarbonisation

Published by Innovate UK November 2022 Ahead of COP27 Egypt This report produced in collaboration with PBEC members, was launched in the first week of November to coincide with the upcoming COP27 Egypt Summit commences from the 5th November at Prince Philip House, The Royal Academy of Engineering, London, with on-line participation from officials in Beijing, China. Experts from the UK and China have identified areas for collaboration between the two countries in carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen…