Fireside Chat - When ESG Meets Fintech: Cyberport Startup Stories

Speaker: Mr Rico Tang

Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead, Cyberport

Moderator: Professor Kalok Chan

Wei Lun Professor of Finance,  CUHK Business School

Date: 30 Sep 2021

Time: 4:30  -  5:30 p.m.

Language: English

Venue: CUHK Business School Town Centre (Central)* and Live virtual via Zoom

*Limited seats available on a first come, first served basis

Fee: Free Registration. A processing fee at HK$100 applies for proof of attendance


Fintech is used to be a disruptor and becoming a critical enabler in financial markets. Financial institutions which embrace emerging technology will definitely better achieve sustainability. Cyberport, as a well-established innovative digital community and a FinTech hub of Hong Kong with over 380 Fintech companies, has been advocating FinTech for ESG.

In this fireside chat facilitated by Professor Kalok Chan, Rico Tang from Cyberport will tell the stories of Cyberport Startups about how new and innovative solutions can be generated to facilitate ESG investment and Green Finance. During the talk, Rico will give an overview of the development of FinTech X ESG in Cyberport.  He will then deep dive into technology for the capital market and discuss the challenges that the startups face and their solutions, focusing on ESG investment analytics, ESG credit rating service, and Green Metal Trading Platform.  He will also share knowledge and insights on how data collection and analytics can provide more transparency to support decision making in the capital market.





Mr Rico Tang

Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead,




Rico Tang is Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead of Cyberport. Rico is leading the development of Cyberport’s FinTech and blockchain eco-system among different stakeholders including start-ups, mid-sized and established players by driving strategic initiatives, collaboration and community building.

Mr. Tang has over 20 years of experience in financial technology, exchange business, global market data, regional business management and pension fund. Prior to joining Cyberport, he was the founder of a HK based blockchain technology company; and had also held various senior positions in global financial technology company and financial institutions, including Thomson Reuters and Reuters Hong Kong Fund Management.

Mr. Tang holds a BA. (Hon) degree in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Essex, and a Master degree in Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong.

Best Practice of adopting CSR as a winning business strategy

Speaker: Mr Alfred Chan
Managing Director, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas)
Chairman and Executive Director, Towngas China Company Limited (Towngas China)

Date: 30 August 2021 (Mon)

Time: 4:30  -  5:30 p.m.

Language: English

Venue: Online via Zoom

Fee: Free Registration. A processing fee applies for proof of attendance

Towngas was selected from 200 corporations in Greater China to take the top spot in the Greater China Business Sustainability Index (BSI), as well as first in the Hong Kong BSI for three consecutive years and the Greater Bay Area BSI for two consecutive years. The BSI is published by CUHK Business School’s Centre for Business Sustainability (CBS) which is an annual assessment aiming to provide companies with an objective evaluation of their CSR/ESG practices and provide a comparable benchmark with their peers. The webinar will introduce how Towngas integrates its CSR strategy and long-term sustainable development goals into its business strategies and management practices, which contributes to its role as an industry leader in Asia market.





Mr Alfred Chan
Managing Director, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas)
Chairman and Executive Director, Towngas China Company Limited (Towngas China)

Mr Alfred Chan Wing-kin, a Chartered Engineer, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science, both from the University of Hong Kong.

Mr Chan joined Towngas as General Manager – Marketing in 1992 and became its Managing Director in May 1997 as well as Chairman and Executive Director of Towngas China in 2007.

Prior to joining Towngas, Mr Chan accumulated 18 years of solid experience in the manufacturing sector, in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, across the fields of consumer products, aviation and marine propulsion systems.

In the past 28 years, Mr Chan has led Towngas in its transformation from a single-focused piped gas company in Hong Kong into a multi-disciplinary conglomerate encompassing city-gas, city-water, new energy, waste treatment, chemical engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing businesses in mainland China.

Today, Towngas operates 287 city-gas projects in the mainland spanning 23 provincial regions. The Company now serves 2 million households in Hong Kong and about 40 million customers in the mainland, where its natural gas sales volume amounted to 27 billion cubic metres in 2020, equivalent to about 8 per cent of the nation’s total consumption.

Towngas is a Hang Seng Index Constituent while Towngas China is listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Business Sustainability Seminar Series

The Business Sustainability Seminar Series is co-organised by the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB) and Centre for Business Sustainability (CBS), and endorsed by Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong). We advocate business sustainability through providing a knowledge-sharing and capacity-building platform. Business practitioners and scholars are invited to share their areas of expertise in sustainability. Members of local, regional, and international business communities, academics, students, and government officials are welcome to join our intellectually stimulating seminars.


Upcoming Programmes in Sustainability/ESG




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Sustainable Finance & Accounting
Corporate Environmental Management
Sustainability Reporting and Auditing
CSR Communication
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Social Community CSR
Sustainability Marketing
Sustainability Logistic Management
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