Contributor: Wai-Shin Chan

Wai-Shin Chan

About Wai-Shin Chan

Wai-Shin joined HSBC in 2011 as the Director for Climate Change Strategy in Asia Pacific. The role involves helping HSBC's clients prepare their portfolios for the effects of climate change, as well as internal consulting for different business functions within the bank. Before HSBC, Wai-Shin worked as a fund manager where he was centrally involved in the integration of Environmental Social Governance issues. He is a former Executive Director of ASrIA (Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) and was an equity analyst for many years. Wai-Shin holds a degree in Mathematics and Physics from Durham University and is a CFA charterholder.

Trade-offs Could Help China Manage Water

Tough trade-offs may be on the horizon for China as it balances water, food & energy security. HSBC’s Wai-Shin Chan warns how cotton & coal maybe headed for a clash in the long term as they compete for limited water resources provincially & nationally … more

Water Pollution Could Lead to More Trade

Upon publishing “No Water, No Food: ensuring food safety & food security in China”, HSBC’s Wai-Shin Chan tells us why China’s war on pollution & the need for self-sufficiency may result in more agri trade … more

Enforcing China’s Planned Green Economy

Can China achieve its planned RMB4.5trn energy-saving & environmental protection industry? HSBC’s Wai-Shin Chan on incentives, changes in environmental law, more regulatory muscle and what this means for water … more

Water Resilience, Disclosure & Mismatch

Wai-Shin Chan, Director of Climate Change at HSBC on why water is more important than oil in an increasingly thirsty world and how water risk assessment, disclosure & cohesive policies are key to ensure growth … more

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