Hong Kong Launches Prototype ‘Green Fintech Map’

The Map is a directory of more than 50 green fintech firms so far, intended to help firms identify solutions that meet their business needs.

Hong Kong’s Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group has launched a prototype ‘green fintech map’ to help corporates and financial firms identify green and sustainable fintech solutions that meet their business needs.

The Steering Group first announced the initiative in 2023, as part of efforts to support the development of green fintech in Hong Kong and raise the profile of firms in the sector.

The Hong Kong Green Fintech Map was launched on Friday (1 March) with Cyberport and Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) during an event at Hong Kong Green Week.

The Map is a directory of more than 50 green fintech firms that offer products covering ESG data and analytics, ESG disclosures and regulatory reporting, climate risk modelling and assessment, green digital finance and investments, and carbon credit trading and analytics.

The Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Lab (LITE Lab) at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law was engaged as the knowledge partner to develop the classification used in the Map.

The list of green fintech firms will also be featured on the FintechHK Community Platform, a centralised platform developed to make it easier for local and global fintech companies to connect with potential buyers, users, and investors.

Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) chief Julia Leung, who also co-chairs the Steering Group, said the Map will encourage early adoption of technological solutions in the financial sector.

It will “benefit financial institutions in many ways, from facilitating regulatory compliance, informing investment decisions to developing new financial products,” she added.

Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, said the Map will help accelerate Hong Kong’s transition to a green economy and foster the development of the green fintech ecosystem.

He noted that the government also plans to launch a green and sustainable fintech proof‑of‑concept subsidy scheme later in the first half of this year, to provide early-stage funding for pre-commercial firms.

The Hong Kong Green Fintech Map is available here.

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