To realize its mission, SFi’s programme is built around three core objectives, “Learn, Connect, Invest”. Investor Circle connects ready-to-go private investors in regular meetups for peer support and active deal making in sustainable finance investment. Peer-to-Peer allows private investors share their own sustainable finance investment experience and learn from one another in casual settings. During Smart Conversations, curated debates on the hottest issues related to sustainable finance are discussed. SFi also participates in local and overseas events, conferences, interviews under its Outreach focus.
Judging from the above programmes, we can see that SFi does not only help private investors to learn about why their capital matters, but also how they can collectively foster the sustainable finance industry by knowing what they are investing in. Through sustainable finance, private investors can filter out investments that are harmful to society, and direct their capital to companies that are generating social or environmental benefits in addition to financial gains.
Encompass HK truly believes that SFi, by promoting sustainable economic growth through strengthening the means of implementation and collective action for sustainable finance, will strongly push forward several sustainable development goals (SDG), namely SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals. SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production is also addressed through educating individual investors on how they can make use of their capital to uphold sustainability and bring positive impact to the society.
To borrow from Xunzi: “The water that bears a boat is the same that swallows it up”. In the sea of finance, private investors when swimming alone are droplets of separate individuals, but when joined together, they can create a wave in the financial market. Every capital matters regardless of its amount. Everyone has a voice regardless of one’s experience in the investment market. Let’s work collectively to change the current state and ensure sustainability for our future generations!
Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) (Chinese)
為了實踐其使命，「可持續金融項目」以三個核心目標: 「學習」、「聯結」，「投資」，編制活動。Investor Circle透過定期的聚會，聯繫對可持續發展投資已有認識的個人投資者，幫助他們互相支援，研究有關可持續金融投資的決策。Peer-to-Peer讓個人投資者在休閒的環境中互相學習，分享各自對可持續金融的投資經驗。在Smart Conversation中，經驗豐富的投資者主持以辯論形式引發一些與可持續金融投資相關熱點問題的討論。在Outreach方面， SFi的團隊會主動參與在本地及海外舉辦的活動、會議、訪談等等，以推廣可持續金融的價值觀。
Encompass HK 相信「可持續金融項目」的理念能夠大大促進多項可持續發展目標。例如，透過集體的影響力投資以改變現時的經濟體系，達致可持續經濟，促成「可持續發展目標8 – 體面工作和經濟增長」及「可持續發展目標17 –促進目標實現的伙伴關係」。通過教育讓個人投資者認識如何善用其資本來維持可持續性，為社會帶來正面的效益，推動「可持續發展目標12- 負責任消費和生產」。