Finance for Good


Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Join two members of the Ash Center community for a discussion of green financing in China. Arthur Holcombe, former Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) from 1992-1998 in China and the Founder of the Poverty Alleviation Fund, will briefly describe China's small loans policies as they pertain to poor rural households, then share the microfinance policies of his organization and efforts to help promote environmental and energy resources sustainability in poor villages of Tibet.

Tracy Cai, MC/MPA17, Founder and CEO of SynTao Green Finance, which is the founding member of China Green Finance Committee under supervision of PBOC (central bank of China) will also present. As the G20 embraced “Green Finance” earlier this year, she will introduce the “Green Finance” policy in China. She will also give a brief introduction to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), ESG (Environment, Social and Governance), and Green Bonds practices in China.


Arthur Holcombe, Rajawali Non-Resident Senior Fellow, 2015-16
Tracy Yincui CAI, MC-Mason '17, Dalio Scholar 


About the Series

The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.