The Chinese word "致雨" comes from the Chinese phrase "clouds rise to rain" in the Thousand Character Classic, which translates as "water vapour rising to become raindrops". It implies a beautiful vision of nourishing all living things and nurturing green mountains and clear waters.
The Hong Kong Sprinkles Charity Foundation is a charitable foundation established in Hong Kong by Dr. Ma Jun and a group of like-minded and public-spirited individuals, who are dedicated to supporting and promoting green finance, environmental protection, tackling climate change, biodiversity conservation, public education, capacity building and international cooperation.
The Sprinkles Charity Foundation will undertake and support public welfare activities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and globally (especially in other developing countries) which are related to research, education, promotion of ideas, capacity building, and international exchange in the fields of green low-carbon, climate change response, environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and the operation and development of related institutions.
In Hong Kong, Dr. Ma is currently a member of the Carbon Neutral and Sustainable Development Committee, a member of the Expert Group of the Chief Executive's Policy Unit of Hong Kong, and the Chairman and President of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association. He has served several public service organizations in Hong Kong, such as serving as the rotating Chairman of the Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance, an advisor to the Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF), and an honorary committee member of the Yes-We-Do Foundation, etc.
In the Mainland, Dr. Ma is currently the Director of the Green Finance Committee of the China Finance Association, the President of the Institute of Finance and Sustainability, a member of the National Expert Committee on Ministry of Ecology and Environment of The People’s Republic of China, Member of the National Carbon Neutral Science and Technology Expert Committee, Director of the China Environmental Protection Foundation, and special advisor to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and a member of BRI International Green Development Coalition.
Internationally, Mr. Ma is the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee on Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road, Co-Chair of the Sustainable Finance Standards Working Group of the International Platform for Sustainable Finance (IPSF), and former Co-Chair of the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group.
Over the past three decades, Dr. Ma has served as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), Chief Economist of the Research Bureau of the PBOC, Managing Director and Chief Economist for Greater China of Deutsche Bank (Hong Kong), and held professional positions at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Mr. Ma has received many domestic and international awards, including the "Green Finance Leader", "China Green Finance Outstanding Contribution Award", "Green Bond Leadership Award", and the "Scintillating Eminent ESG Leader Award". He took the lead in drafting the policy framework for the development of green finance in China, and promoted the formation of a global consensus on green finance under the framework of the G20.
Before joining Deloitte, he worked at PwC in New York, Sydney, London, Hong Kong and Beijing for nearly 30 years. From 2002 to 2003, Mr Wu was one of the leading members of the team that designed the Bank Reform Roadmap, which provided technical guidance to China’s large state-owned banks, embarking on reform in the areas of corporate governance, financial reporting, and capital restructuring. From 2003 to 2006, he was the signing partner assisting Bank of China in its successful IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
From 2008 to 2009, Mr Wu was seconded to the Financial Services Authority in the UK to lead projects which researched the root cause of financial crises, the advantages and disadvantages of fair value accounting, and ways to improve international cooperation amongst regulators.
From 2010 to 2012, Mr Wu worked closely with China’s Ministry of Finance to successfully convert Big 4’s operations in China from a joint venture to a special general partnership. In 2012, he led the audit for the Postal Savings Bank of China as a signing partner and helped the bank complete its IPO in Hong Kong.
In 2018, Mr Wu worked at the National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University where he conducted research that looked into strengthening the banking sector and the financial system in China. He documented the accomplishments of accounting development and banking reform achieved in the 40 years of China's Reform and Opening-up.
Mr Wu is the author of two books: Walking at the Forefront of Accounting Development and Bank Reform in China (2009) and The Road to Trust – Realizing the Value of External Audit (2017). He also translated into Chinese three of David H. Maiste’s books: True Professionalism, The Trusted Advisor and Managing the Professional Service Firm.
Mr Wu is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of International Business and Economics, Zhejiang University and Xiamen National Accounting Institute.
Mr Wu graduated from Zhejiang University of Industry and Commerce (1985) with a Bachelor’s degree and from the University of International Business and Economics (1988) with a Master’s degree. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Anthony Cheung has held positions at renowned financial institutions in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong (including Gartmore in the UK, Pictet in Switzerland, and BNP Paribas in France). He specializes in green investments and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). With years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region, emerging markets, ESG investments and corporate finance, Mr. Cheung's expertise spans three professions: ESG analyst, fund manager, and independent director of listed companies.
As the first institutional investor in Asia to be certified as an ESG analyst (CESGA), Mr. Cheung currently serves as a supervisor for the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) and Co-Chair of the Green Insurance Working Group of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA). An active advocate of corporate governance, he is the Vice Chairman of the Training Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and serves as an independent director and ESG Committee Chairman for a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company.
Mr. Cheung provides consultation and support to the boards of charitable organizations. He is the Vice Chairman of Friends of the Earth Hong Kong and a member of the Finance, Risk and the Audit Committee of Oxfam Hong Kong.
Mr. Cheung was invited as a visiting scholar at the University of Hamburg in German. He received his Bachelor of Economics with honors from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a postgraduate certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. He is currently a senior accountant in CPA Australia and was awarded the I&M Asia ESG Leadership Award in 2019.
Ms. Tracy Wong Harris serves as the Managing Director of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank Asia. Her work focuses on promoting the bank's sustainable finance strategy in the region, developing new products and business solutions, strengthening the integration of environmental, social, and corporate governance considerations into the bank's business decisions, as well as identifying sustainable finance business opportunities for clients. Ms. Wong is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and the Senior Advisor to the HK2050isNow Green Building Project.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Ms. Wong worked for J.P. Morgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital, and BNP Paribas based primarily in London and Hong Kong. She engaged in various fixed income and complex structured products. With over 16 years of financial market experience, she is committed to promoting green and sustainable finance development in Hong Kong.
Ms. Wong received her MSc and BA in International Finance and Capital Markets in the UK, graduating from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
She has served as a member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Climate Change Technical Expert Group (TEG), a Board member of AIDS Concern and the Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank Forum, and is the founder of the JPM PRIDE HK network.
Dr. Shu Chang currently serves as the Chief Asia Economist for Bloomberg Economics, based in Hong Kong.
During this time, she conducted extensive research on global and Chinese economies and financial markets, while participating in important policy work, such as the internationalization of the Renminbi. Before that, she worked at the Bank of England. Dr. Shu is also a director of the Hong Kong Chinese Financial Association. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Dr. Shu is passionate about philanthropy and has long supported the Yes We Do Foundation, Hong Kong, where she serves as a Director. The foundation promotes educational equality and is committed to providing free quality education programs for underprivileged children in Mainland China and Hong Kong.