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Frank Meier is a special counsel in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Banking & Finance Practice Group.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)  has been increasingly active in promoting green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong. Adopting a three-phase approach, the HKMA has developed a common assessment framework to assess the “greenness baselines” of HKMA-authorized banks and deposit-taking institutions (authorized institutions or AIs) and completed a first round of self-assessments of AIs (Phase I). It has also moved to Phase II which involves the development of climate risk management-related supervisory requirements for AIs. An industry consultation on supervisory requirements is expected in 2021 (possibly within the first half). Phase III (implementation and compliance monitoring) will follow once targets have been set.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)  has been increasingly active in promoting green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong. Adopting a three-phase approach, the HKMA has developed a common assessment framework to assess the “greenness baselines” of HKMA-authorized banks and deposit-taking institutions (authorized institutions or AIs) and completed a first round of self-assessments of AIs (Phase I). It has also moved to Phase II which involves the development of climate risk management-related supervisory requirements for AIs. An industry consultation on supervisory requirements is expected in 2021 (possibly within the first half). Phase III (implementation and compliance monitoring) will follow once targets have been set.