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Clarence Kwan At the Global ESG & Sustainability Summit

Updated: Apr 12

On the afternoon of April 7, 2024, Clarence Kwan, a senior partner at the KCY Family Office, attended the Global ESG & Sustainability Summit held at the Low Library Rotunda of Columbia University. As a distinguished guest, he engaged in discussions on the application of ESG and sustainability issues in the business world with professors from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and corporate executives.

Being deeply involved in investments such as clean energy and recyclable batteries through direct impact investing, Clarence shared his insights during the meeting. He highlighted that impact investing is a long-term commitment with a promising exponential growth trajectory. However, he cautioned that, like any investment, focusing on a company's core competencies beyond merely its ESG attributes is crucial to avoid incidents of greenwashing. On the topic of the global voluntary carbon market, Clarence pointed out that its success heavily relies on government policies, underscoring the vital role governments play in its evolution. He expressed that the Voluntary Carbon Market is not yet mature, advising ESG companies to concentrate on their primary business operations rather than making it their central goal.

Following the roundtable discussion, Clarence provided detailed answers to the questions posed by the attendees.

Throughout its investment processes, the KCY Family Office prioritizes ESG criteria, endeavoring to find high-quality investment opportunities for its investors. The office practices a philosophy of robust, low-risk investing with low market correlation, aiming to help its clients achieve stable wealth appreciation.

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