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  1. Funds prime the research pump

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... and foreign students, aim to attract the best young brains from around the world. Universities also received the first income from the government's HK$18 billion research endowment fund set up ... million from the fund would be available in the next academic year. Total competitive research funding rose 4 per cent this year after the investment income from the fund was used to replace most ...

  2. Allianz fund boss sees virtue in green investing

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Joachim Faber is no ordinary fund manager. Yes, the chief executive of German asset management firm Allianz Global Investors strives to achieve maximum returns for his clients, but he also believes that funds have a role in making the world a greener place to live. On a recent visit to Hong Kong, he spoke about how financial giants like Allianz should actively promote ...

  3. Transport firms seek funding to upgrade bus fleets, switch to cleaner fuel in ferries

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Franchised bus and ferry operators have publicly sought government financial assistance to help them upgrade their fleets and switch to cleaner fuels if they are required to do so. The operators say they are seeking the unspecified help on ...

  4. G8 food fund the right step, if promises are kept

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... distort market prices and- through convoluted mechanisms- encourage aid over investment in recipient nations. The new food fund is, therefore, a significant step in the right direction. ... countries have helped them with the food fund. However, G8 nations have a history of falling short on meeting the commitments they make. This time, they must be made to keep their promises. ...

  5. Funding scheme will help building owners go green

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The drive to cut Hong Kong's carbon emissions has gained momentum with a HK$450 million government funding scheme launched yesterday that will pay building owners ... Bureau and funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund, chosen building owners will each be subsidised half of the audit costs- or up to HK$150,000- and half of project capital costs, or up ...

  6. Clean-coal project funding wins praise from US investor

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... and Europe that had been delayed by funding and planning problems, as the country's political climate allowed projects to be pushed ahead quickly. China Huaneng is hedging its bets on domestic ... halted the project after deciding that its US$1.8 billion price tag was too costly. It was considering spreading its funding over a number of smaller projects using different technologies. One ...

  7. Fighting plagues demands more funds, says expert

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... worsened due to climate change and a lack of funding. 'With global warming, the rainfall in the country has decreased, with Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang the worst-affected ...

  8. Act before it's too late: WWF

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI WE will need another Earth by 2050 unless we start reducing our consumption of natural resources immediately, conservationists have warned. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released its latest Living Planet Report, which shows that humans are consuming 20 per cent more natural resources than what is available. The report's Living Planet Index reveals ...

  9. Green shoots could grow into big profits

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Green is good but is it good for making money as well? If you ask Simon Webber, a fund manager at Schroders, you'll get an emphatic 'yes'. As people, companies ... a low-carbon economy.' Webber manages the Schroder International Selection Fund Global Climate Change Equity, a fund Schroders introduced in June 2007. It focuses on investment in stocks ...

  10. A clean investment

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck More investors are putting a price on climate change and the environment in a bid to promote a cleaner world. Green funds look at a company's environmental performance ... based on my belief in low-carbon economic growth.' Green funds are a relatively new thing because these companies are still adjusting to new rules that force them to pay more attention ...




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