Innovation and Green Finance:Gearing Capital, Corporates and Science towards a global Circular Economy

Innovation and Green Finance

Gearing Capital, Corporates and Science towards a global Circular Economy

30 June 2022




Date:  Thursday, 30 June 2022

Time:  from 8:30 am CEST (Brussels) / 2:30 pm CST (Beijing)

to 12:30 pm CEST (Brussels) / 6:30 pm CST (Beijing)

Venue:  online event upon registration via zoom

Join the workshop:

Zoom meeting ID: 868 4135 2918

Convenors:  HONG Yongmiao, Dean of and Professor at School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS SEM, Beijing, PR China), Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Member of the CDA Scientific Advisory Board

Alexander G. WELZL, President and Co-Founder of China Data Analysis and Research


Main research questions/topics of this webinar are:

1.  Howi s the transformation to a circular economy implemented in the financial industry and corporations in Europe and China?

2.  What is the status-quo of framework conditions for green finance in infrastructure and high- tech investments at the time being?

3.  How does green innovation drive the transition of economies and industries?


Matineé Session

Time:  from 8:30 am CEST (Brussels) / 2:30 pm CST (Beijing)

           to approx. 12:30 am · / 6:30 pm CST (Beijing)


Time in CEST Brussels (CST Beijing: plus 6 hours)




Welcome Address by UCAS

HONG Yongmiao, Dean of School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS SEM), Beijing, P.R. China


Welcome Address by CDA

Alexander G. Welzl, President of CDA


KEYNOTE: Financing Infrastructure for Tomorrow: AIIB's Approaches and Practices

ZHANG Xing, Senior Climate Policy Specialist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Beijing P.R. China


International Cooperation on Global Climate Governance and Low Carbon Transformation

TANG Dingding, Executive Committee Member and Academic Member of the International Finance Forum (IFF); Chairman, Green Trade and Investment Committee of China Association of Environmental Science (CAES), Beijing, P.R. China


Green Windows of Opportunity for Latecomer Development

Roberta RabellottiProfessor of Economics at the Department of Political and Social Science, University of Pavia, Italy


Green Finance and ESG Information Disclosure of China Construction Bank

ZOU Xinju, Chief Manager of ESG and IR, China Construction Bank, Beijing P.R. China


Coffee break


The EIB Group Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025

Auvo KAIKKONEN, Minister Counsellor, Head of Regional Representation (China and Mongolia), European Investment Bank, Delegation of the European Union, Beijing, P.R. China


Implementing the European Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan – the Role of Intesa Sanpaolo

Anna Monticelli, Head of Circular Economy Desk, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin, Italy


The Contribution of Wind Power Green Finance to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

WU Kai, Vice President of Gold Wind Group, Beijing P.R. China


Raising Efficiency of Existing and Future Wind Farms - European Digital Innovations to Enhance Global Wind Power Performance for Benefit of Owners and Investors

Poul Anker LUEBKER, CTO of VENTUS GROUP, Denmark and Austria


Towards a Circular Economy – Increasing the Role of Green Finance and Innovation in APEC Cities

Steivan DEFILLA, President Assistant, Professor, APEC Sustainable Energy Center, Tianjin, P.R. China


Closing remarks of the Organizers



The Speakers and Convenors



The Organising Institutions


Located in Beijing, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) was established with the approval of Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). UCAS includes campuses located at four locations (Yuquanlu, Zhongguancun, the Olympic Village, and Yanqi Lake). The university is administered and managed by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), established in 1949. Comprising more than 100 institutes, CAS is China's highest academic institution in the Natural Sciences, the highest-ranking consulting institution in science and technology, the preeminent research and development center for the Natural Sciences and high technology, and the most important base in the training of advanced scientific talents. UCAS espouses the philosophy of "The Fusion of Scientific Research and Teaching" as its basic system of education. The fusion of UCAS and CAS institutes in terms of management, education, faculty, training, and scientific research is fully supported and facilitated by and under the auspices of CAS. As of August, 2020, UCAS had 57 teaching and research institutes. UCAS has also established 16 affiliated hospitals. At that time UCAS had 3,090 professors, 11,257 supervisors, including 176 CAS Members and 6,786 doctoral supervisors from three national research centers (or labs), 73 national key labs, 189 CAS key labs, 29 national engineering research centers (labs) and various national frontier scientific research projects. As of December 2019, UCAS had over 51,700 postgraduate students enrolled, 52% of which are doctoral students; 1,625 undergraduates; and 1,734 international students from 96 countries, of whom 1,055 were doctoral students.


The School of Economics and Management of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS SEM), formerly known as the Management department founded in 1986, is the first school established at GUCAS (which changed her name to UCAS in 2012) in 2001. The renowned economist Siwei Cheng served as the first dean of the school. At present, Professor Yongmiao Hong is the dean of the school. The school has always been striving to be a first-class research-oriented school with significant international influence. One of the biggest advantages and special features of the School is interdisciplinary education which benefits from the integration of schools and institutes in CAS’s system.


The China Data Analysis and Research Hub (CDA) is an independent, non-partisan and nonprofit Sino- European think-tank with a global outreach based in Vienna, Austria. Following its motto "Ex Sapientia Lux" CDA strives to contribute to a peaceful bridge-building between Europe (the West) and China. With systemic and systematic research CDA supports evidence-based decision processes in the public domain and in the private sector. As an international hub of experts from academia, corporations and governance CDA’s focus is on performing academic studies, organising international conferences, webinars and expert events as well as facilitating and contributing to bi-/multilateral projects between Europe and China. Against the backdrop of the Grand Challenges of mankind addressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) CDAs international network provides its expertise to make a planetary patriotism and geo-innovation a reality.