CONNECTION 2021 - Simplifying Decarbonisation

Event Details

Monday, March 29, 2021


9:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Online Meeting



Conference Audience

Link’s Stakeholders: Tenants, Suppliers, Vendors and Contractors, Investors, and Business Partners (BY INVITATION ONLY)


CONNECTION is a sharing platform where we update participants on our business strategy and more importantly, seek input and feedback from our key partners on business priorities, upcoming challenges and how we grow together. With an interactive format, we can understand the challenges across our different organisations and to ideate collective and encompassing solutions, together.

This year, CONNECTION 2021's objectives are:

  • Explore opportunities with our suppliers, vendors and tenants to embark on the decarbonisation journey together
  • Explore collaborative opportunities for creating shared value
  • Gather insight to enhance Link’s corporate strategy
  • Build trust and partnership with our partners

29 March (Monday), 2021 - Agenda

Workshop 1: Why we should focus on decarbonisation and what it might mean to business operations

 9:30 – 9:35 am

Welcome and introductory

Nicholas Allen, Chairman, Link REIT

 9:35 – 9:55 am      

Panel discussion by

  • Joseph Chan, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
  • TK Chiang, Managing Director, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
  • Nicholas Allen, Chairman, Link REIT

 9:55 – 10:10 am 

Breakout discussion session

 10:10 – 10:25 am 

Group Sharing

Workshop 2: Current developments and state of decarbonisation technology solutions

 10:30 – 10:35 am

Welcome and introductory

George Hongchoy, Chief Executive Officer, Link REIT

 10:35 – 10:55 am

Presentations and panel discussion by

  • Simon Ng, Director, Policy & Research, Business Environment Council
  • Kelvin Li, Director, Strategy & Business Development, Schneider Electric Hong Kong

 10:55 – 11:10 am

Breakout discussion session

 11:10 – 11:25 am

Group Sharing

Workshop 3: Sustainable financing options available to support your decarbonisation efforts

 11:30 – 11:35 am

Welcome and introductory

Eric Yau, Chief Strategy Officer, Link REIT

 11:35 – 11:55 am

Panel discussion by

  • Tracy Wong Harris, Deputy Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association; Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking, HSBC
  • Stephen Wong, Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Public Policy Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation

 11:55 – 12:10 pm

Breakout discussion session

 12:10 – 12:25 pm

Group sharing

 12:25 – 12:30 pm

Closing remarks

Key Summary
  • Net Zero is a global trend, there are around 30 countries announcing national net zero policy in the past year, including China. Hong Kong is also one of the 800 cities that announced a net zero target.
  • Decarbonisation goes hand in hand with both green financing and reducing the carbon intensity of energy fuel mixes
  • The BEC Low Carbon Charter is the first step for companies to start their decarbonisation journey.
  • IoT and cloud-based solutions are the focuses of sustainability technology. There is also an intensifying need for cybersecurity to enhance cyber resilience.
  • There is exponential growth in the sustainability bond and loan market in the globe over the past 5 years.
  • There are opportunities for SME to embrace green finance. SME with better sustainability ratings can enjoy a lower cost of financing, they might get return of payments when they purchase energy efficient devices.
Contact Us

For general information regarding the CONNECTION, including registration support, please contact us at

Address and Phone Number:
20/F, Tower 1, The Quayside,
77 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2175 1800

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