Financial services are a principal component of Hong Kong's service-based economy, providing business and employment opportunities in many other sectors. As such, maintenance of the city's position as one of the leading financial centers in the world is crucial to Hong Kong's future and its continued role in the broader financial markets. At the same time, increasing awareness and interest in environmental protection has led to rapid increases in the investment in "green products"1.

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1. United Nations Environment Programme defines "green financing" as financing measures to increase level of financial flows (from banking, micro-credit, insurance and investment) from public, private and not-for-profit sectors to sustainable development priorities.

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