Green Finance Innovation


Thursday 5th October 


| Bénédicte Nolens (BIS Innovation Hub)

| Rosie Hampson (Goldman Sachs)


How can collaboration and innovation accelerate the transition to sustainable finance? 

Guests Rosie Hampson (Goldman Sachs) and Bénédicte Nolens (BIS Innovation Hub) joined FNA for Session #13 of the FMI Broadcast, sharing insights from Project Genesis 2.0 – a collaborative initiative exploring the technical feasibility of digital green bonds from a central and private banking perspective. 

Our guests delved into Project Genesis 2.0, discussing key issues, including how AI/ML can improve sustainability data, regulatory challenges and opportunities for further collaboration before looking at how to drive further engagement in green initiatives to drive systemic change within the financial sector. 


This session covered: 

  • Project Genesis 2.0, new tech solutions and innovations driving progress on the sustainable finance front 
  • The key technical findings from Project Genesis 2.0 and how the prototype being developed can address issues such as greenwashing
  • How more collaborative efforts between central banks, regulators, financial institutions and fintech can accelerate green finance innovation and adoption
  • New policies or regulatory changes that could accelerate the transition to sustainable finance 
  • Future developments that could be the driving force behind future progress in the sustainable finance space and more!


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Session #13 Guests


Bénédicte Nolens

Head of the Hong Kong Centre, BIS Innovation Hub

Bénédicte Nolens is the Head of the BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre. She stepped into this leadership position from SC Ventures, the innovation, ventures and fintech investments arm of Standard Chartered Bank. Ms Nolens’ experience spans the public and private sectors, with a particular focus on fintech, innovation and regulation. During her tenure at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, she was extensively involved in global regulatory issues, including with the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the Financial Stability Board, the BIS and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures.

Rosie Hampson

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Rosie’s Bio for website: Rosie is an Executive Director in the Digital Assets team at Goldman Sachs. Rosie started her career at Accenture in 2013, relocating to Hong Kong in 2015 where she led Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week accelerator programme for early-stage FinTech companies partnering with global banks and insurance companies. She is a highly active member of the FinTech ecosystem in Hong Kong, regularly speaking at regional industry conferences. Rosie holds a BA in International Business Management with French from Newcastle University (UK).



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