Regional Philanthropy and Sustainable Finance Centre

invest hong kong

Green, sustainable, ESG and impact investing in relation to such areas as education, housing and community development, agricultures and food is becoming increasingly popular for family offices1.

In Hong Kong, a comprehensive green finance ecosystem has been flourishing. Being one of the world’s largest green bond markets, there was US$10 billion arranged and issued in 2019 – but this did not happen overnight or by chance. The HKSAR government is supportive of the industry’s vision to further cement Hong Kong’s position as a green finance hub in the Asia-Pacific region. To support such initiative, the HKSAR government has launched the Pilot Bond Grant Scheme, the Green Bond Grant Scheme and the HK$100 billion Government Green Bond Programme to support green finance development in the city. These initiatives help meet the increasing demand for green and sustainable investments among family offices.

Hong Kong has a mature and extensive network for philanthropy activities. Hong Kong tops in Asia in terms of philanthropic asset as a percentage of GDP. Tax exemption is available for charitable institutions and trusts under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

1 Some 25 percent of family offices are involved in impact investing.

Client Testimonial

We’ve raised money here because of a generous community and now we want to begin giving back to this community, where one of five children lives in poverty. It’s a natural choice to set up our global headquarters in Hong Kong.

Jenny Bowen
Founder and CEO, OneSky